U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) is sad to report that our former colleague Ms. Linda de Hoog (center, photo above) passed away May 9, 2022. She retired in 2019 from her position as Regional Program and Administrative Manager for USW’s European Region in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
“Linda loved her work, her family and her friends,” said USW Regional Vice President Ian Flagg (left, photo above). “She passed away at home with the people she loved most at her side.”
Linda held the distinct honor of being USW’s longest-serving colleague, having joined what was then Great Plains Wheat in June 1971. Linda had been a faithful and diligent worker on behalf of U.S. wheat farmers for more than 48 years. At her retirement, she said representing them and being part of the USW family was the best career decision she ever made.
“I believe Linda was the only colleague whose father had to co-sign her original employment agreement because she was only 17 years old,” said USW President Vince Peterson (right, photo above), who served with Linda for 11 years as Regional Director in Rotterdam. “She was a wonderful person, and I join all my colleagues in sharing our deepest sympathy with Linda’s husband Dennis and their family and friends.”