Obituary: Linda L. (Dickinson) Kelly – Fin Serve

Could 29, 1942 – Could 12, 2024

Linda L. Kelly, 81 years of Ellison Bay handed away on Mom’s Day, Sunday, Could 12, 2024 at Scandia Village in Sister Bay with husband Invoice, son Kevin and daughter Erin at her facet.

She was born Could 29, 1942 in Chicago, the daughter of the late Lindsey and Lillian (Pierson) Dickinson. Linda graduated from Fanger Excessive Faculty in Chicago earlier than attending Illinois State Academics Faculty. On October 5, 1963, she married her childhood sweetheart, William J. Kelly at Holy Household Catholic Church in Chicago. They’ve recognized one another and been collectively for 76 years. It actually was love at first sight. They had been blessed with seven kids.

Linda had labored for Grundy County Nursing Residence in Illinois. They vacationed in Door County for a few years and in 1998 moved to Ellison Bay completely. Linda had labored for Newport State Park earlier than the Berch Tree in Ellison Bay, and Merely Scandinavian in Gills Rock. However her biggest accomplishment was the care and love she confirmed together with her efforts in rescuing animals, significantly younger raccoons. She liked nature and it liked her again because the younger raccoons would mature and have infants of their very own and return every spring to indicate her their infants. Linda was an excellent photographer and documented these visits yearly.

Together with her love of nature and animals apart, Linda actually liked her kids and the rising variety of grandchildren and great-grandchildren all through the years.

Surviving household embody her husband, William of Ellison Bay; six kids, William Jr. (Terri) of Coal Metropolis, Illinois, Brian (Diane) of Tennessee, Michael (Tina) of Morris, Illinois, Jack (Lori) of Lake Arrowhead, California, Erin (Adam) Kotowski of Channahon, Illinois, Kevin of Ellison Bay; 14 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Previous her in loss of life had been her dad and mom, Lindsey and Lillian Dickinson; daughter, Bonnie Lynn Kelly (1998); brother, Lindsey; and sister, Bonnie Lynn Dickinson.

Funeral companies are pending and shall be introduced quickly. Memorials could also be made to the household or a charity of your selection.

Casperson Funeral House is helping the Kelly household. Expressions of sympathy, reminiscences, and images of Linda could also be shared together with her household by means of her tribute web page at

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