Linda K. Crahen, age 59, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 5, 2014 at her home.

She was born December 7, 1954 in Wisconsin Rapids, the daughter to Robert and Shirley (Anderson) Barton. Linda was united in marriage to Gary Crahen on October 8, 1988 at the Gallery in Middleton. Linda was an avid reader, loved Badger football and basketball. She loved to entertain and was a wonderful cook. She also enjoyed vacationing with her family in Northern Wisconsin on Madeline Island.

Linda is survived by her husband of 25 years, Gary; daughters Whitney Dawe- Crahen and Erin Crahen; sisters Julie ( Tod) Johnson, Brenda ( John) Vandeloop, brother Michael ( Mayra) Barton; she leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents.

A celebration of Linda's life will be held Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 2:00pm until 4:00pm at Cress Funeral Home 1310 Emerald Terrace, Sun Prairie.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Special Thank you to the caregivers Megan, Cheryl and April from Agrace Hospicecare.