Carol Ann Linde, 86, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 surrounded by her loving family at Eagle Wings in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.
Carol was born on February 3, 1935 in Rolling Prairie, Wisconsin the daughter of Herbert and Hertha (Griepentrog) Hanefeld. She was united in marriage to Randall A. Linde on August 4, 1951.
Carol lost her mother at the age of 10 and until her marriage with Randy took care of her father and brother, Victor, on their family farm. She was a member of St. Stephen’s Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. Carol was a familiar face in the Beaver Dam area. She worked many jobs, clerking at Woolworths, waitressing at the Snack Shop, clerking at the BRM Dairy store which later became Ebees Teepee. For 20 plus years she was customer service at the Band Box Cleaners, working for Alvin Kaftanski, then at Beaver Cleaners, working for Pat and Virgil Lauth. Carol loved working with people. She enjoyed seeing her regular customers as well as meeting new ones. After her retirement, Carol became an avid Badger, Packer, and Brewer fan, rarely missing a game. She enjoyed bowling on Friday afternoons with the senior citizen bowling league, golfing, going to the Wodills Tap Reunions, and taking trips with her children. She loved just being outside, right up until the very end.
Carol will be deeply missed by her three children, Gale (Charles “Huck”) Hammer, Jeff “Hondu” (Sue) Linde, Jerry (Patty) Linde all of Beaver Dam; five grandchildren: Nicholas (Jamie) Hammer, Chicago, IL, Tara Hammer of Madison, Brian (Lindsey) Linde of Fox Lake, Brock (Abbi) Linde of Beaver Dam, Tony Linde of Beaver Dam; six great grandchildren: James Hammer, Bree and Blake Linde, Nora and Troy Linde and baby boy Hammer due in June; niece Linda Buchda, nephews Allen, Curt, Doug and Bruce Hanefeld and lifelong friend Betty Larson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, parents-in-law Alfred and Mary Linde, her husband Randy in 1996, her brother Victor Hanefeld, sister-in-law Delores Hanefeld Daniels and other family and friends.
The family would like to thank the staff at Eagle Wings and Hillside Hospice for the care that was given to mom during her last 3 years.
Due to COVID restrictions, A private family service will be held at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam followed by interment at Oakwood Cemetery.
The Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family online condolences may be made at www.koepsellfh.com.