Menasha (formerly Birnamwood) - 69, Linda’s children are saddened to announce the loss of their mother on April 9, 2022. Linda’s closest relatives were her great grandma Busha, grandma Irene Zajakowski, and her uncle Lawrence Miller. Mother was very eager to tell of her days on the ol’ farm with her many pets; clearly, horses being her favorite. She was training dogs by 5 years old and had a miniature pony and baby deer, she snuck into bed, along with memories of taking her friend tiger cub out shopping.
Linda was very proud of her first wedding day and she had her first child Ronnie (Bobbie) Otto and her daughters Sheila Erno and Jessica Otto. At the young age of 30, Linda found her husband, George Koller, who cherished her dearly. Josh Koller being their first son and Jennifer Koller their first daughter. Linda was blessed with 7 grandchildren: Tiffany, Stephanie, Cody, the late Amanda, Hailey, Joie, and Kyle; and 5 great grandchildren.
Linda was always an adventurous lady who just 2 years ago was out hiking on the beach and one year ago was out dancing and having the time of her life. She also enjoyed art museums, outdoor music, and talking about buying fast cars. Other hobbies include: reading, drawing, crossword puzzles, and interior design. She also created great memories with her love of cooking. Mother’s happiest days were spent: in the sunshine planting flowers with her dog by her side, starting the day with coffee and dear friend Karen, holidays with her great grand babies, or listening to music on the patio with her dear neighbors, Todd and Jamie, preferably with a brandy old fashioned sweet with a cherry. Mom, we will remember you most as loving, happy, resilient, and always curious but never fooled!
Funeral services will be held at 6:00 pm, on Friday, April 22, 2022, at the Wichmann Funeral Home, Tri-County Chapel, 1592 Oneida St., Menasha. Visitation will be on Friday at the chapel from 3:00 pm until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, Linda’s family will be planting a memorial garden in her memory.
Thank you, mom, you taught us how to take on the world with feistiness! Rest easy with that pretty smile, until we meet again!