Linda Jean LeMoine, age 64, died on Sunday, October 28 after a courageous battle with cancer. Linda was born on June 10, 1948, in Baraboo, Wisconsin, the daughter of Verlyn and Hazel Boettcher. She graduated from Sauk Prairie High School in 1966. She married the love of her life, Richard LeMoine, on October 5, 1968. For 30 years, Linda worked at the Badger Army Ammunition Plant, where she loved her work and the comradery she had with her colleagues until she retired in 2011.
Linda was a loving wife, mother, and sister. She was a caring and humble person who always put others before herself. She enjoyed going for walks and country drives with her husband, working to keep her house and yard looking pristine, being with family, and continuing the traditions at holidays that made time with family special. Linda especially enjoyed spending time with her two grandchildren, who were her pride and joy. She will be sadly missed by her family, friends, and neighbors who knew her as a very willful and determined woman. This was most evident in her brave fight with her recent illness. She set a wonderful example for her children through her gentle and loving nature.
Linda is survived by her daughter Laurie (Graig) Kerl; son Josh (Meredith) LeMoine; grandchildren, Abby and Riley Kerl; mother, Hazel Boettcher; brothers, Jerry (Mary), Ken (Sandy), Rick (Diane), Butch (Sandy), Daryl, and Jeff Boettcher (Dawn Dyke); mother-in-law Lorraine LeMoine; brothers-in-law, Lyle (Ella Mae), Ronnie (Linda), and Gene (Judy); sister-in-law Darlene (John) Schuette. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard LeMoine; father, Verlyn Boettcher; and father-in-law, Gaylord LeMoine.
Funeral services will be held at FIRST UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, Sauk City, at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 2, 2012, with Pastor Bill Kapp officiating. Friends may call at the church on Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., and also on Friday morning from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.