By Jessica Votipka, Characteristic Editor
FAIRMONT – Village staff may very well be thought of the spine of their small group, from budgeting a group to being the face of the city corridor and past.
Linda Priefert Carroll Zuerlein is not any exception. Fairmont’s city clerk of roughly three a long time ended her tenure final week with a well-deserved retirement, fired by a well-deserved lineup of supporters ready on Fairmont’s important avenue on her ultimate day.
Zuerlein’s story, nevertheless, is exclusive. In June 2019, she was identified with stage IV breast most cancers and has been battling ever since, whereas serving to preserve town of Fairmont operating. Zuerein’s final day, New Years Eve, was a becoming send-off from a metropolis that has lived as Linda ever since.
The “Stay Like Linda” mantra has been the rallying cry of the Zuerlein group of followers for over a yr, celebrating her zeal for all times and her tenacious willpower within the face of an impediment nobody ought to should face.
From fundraisers to prayers, Fairmont’s long-beloved face has been endorsed by a whole lot of individuals from Fairmont and past. By means of the ups and downs, Zuerlein has managed to assist preserve town operating, with the assistance of Sherry Rose, who has additionally develop into a well-known face in Fairmont as Zuerlein’s assistant and fervent supporter.