Linda H. Dearborn, 68 of Heleville, passed away on Friday, April 22, 2022, at her home with her family at her bedside.
Linda was born on August 26,1953 in Reedsburg, WI, the daughter of Rudolph and Annie (Weiss) Pagel. She is a 1971 graduate of Reedsburg High School and on January 13, 1973, she married Richard Dearborn at St. Bruno’s Catholic Church of Dousman, WI. The couple had 3 children and recently celebrated 49 years of marriage. She was a dedicated birdwatcher and knew every species. Her collection of frogs, from small to large, was extensive. Times spent at the family property up north were times cherished. Linda was a special lady who was kind, and sweet and put others, especially her family before herself. Her grandchildren were precious to her, and she truly had a heart of gold. Her family described her as a wonderful person and great wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Linda’s desire was for her family to be happy. She will be dearly missed.
Linda is survived by: her husband Rick Dearborn of Heleville; children David (Nicole) Dearborn of Watertown, Tina (Harvey) Schave of Fort Atkinson, and Doug (Shelly) Dearborn on Fort Atkinson; 9 grandchildren; siblings Bev Pagel of Mukwonago, Bob Pagel of Waukesha, and Charlotte (Allan) Greenwald of Rome. Linda is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings Eugene, Joanne Fleming, and Kenny.
A memorial service will be held at 6:00PM on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at the Olsen-Gibson Funeral Home of Jefferson with Fr. Tom Coyle presiding. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4:00PM until the time of service at the funeral home.