Stoughton- Linda Kay Guetzke, age 64, lost her seven month battle to Acute Myeloid Leukemia on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at UW Hospital where she was surrounded by her family. She was born in Madison on October 8, 1949, the daughter of Russell and Carol Jene Johnson.
Linda grew up on a family farm in the Stoughton area and graduated from Stoughton High School. She was a licensed insurance agent for over 40 years working in various offices, most recently for Affiliated Insurance in Madison.
Linda loved the Green Bay Packers, camping and cookouts, but most of all spending time with her family and friends. On July 6, 1996, Linda "Red" married her soul mate, Lindy "Guetz" Guetzke.
Linda was loved by all who knew her and will be terribly missed by her husband; her children, Kari (Pete) Bartelt, Erik (Dianna) Bradley and Ryan Guetzke; grandchildren, Kassie (Colton) Monroe, Kaylie (fiancé, Dan Anderson) Klingaman, Ben Bartelt, Brayden Anderson, Grace and Rylie Bradley, and Kaliya, Cashton and Kamryn Monroe; siblings, Peggy (Doug) Murphy, Larry (Penny), Bob, John (JoAnn) and Debbie and May Johnson; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins; and many dear friends. She is further survived by Lindy's parents, Rollo Guetzke and Brenda (Larry) Dalton; and the Guetzke and Fountain families. Linda was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Danny Kong; and two brothers, Mike and Rick.
Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, February 14, 2014 at Christ Lutheran Church, 700 County Road B, Stoughton, with Rev. Paula Geister-Jones officiating.
Friends and relatives are invited to a luncheon, immediately following the services, at the Stoughton American Legion. Friends may greet the family from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at the church (Packer attire requested), and from 10:00 AM until the time of services on Friday at church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.
The family wishes to send a special thank you to Linda's primary nurse, Dayna Dodson, to the staff of UW Hospital B6/6, to Linda's Transplant Team, and to everyone at the Carbone Cancer Center for never giving up on her.