Linda M. Huelskamp

Linda M. Huelskamp

With sadness and love we say goodbye to Linda Marie Huelskamp, who passed away March 1, 2023.  The youngest of nine children, Linda was born June 6, 1974 in Grande Prairie, Alberta and raised in Green Bay, WI.   She overcame many challenges throughout her entire life, including a rare chromosomal mutation.  From a young age, Linda enjoyed photography, arts and crafts, and later on, silk screening. She graduated from Christian Fellowship Academy, in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Linda was baptised Catholic and remained a fervent believer.  To expand her understanding of the Catholic faith, she and her mom went on many Catholic Pilgrimages throughout Europe, the Middle East, Mexico, and the Caribbean. She proudly worked 20 years for Walmart in multiple positions. In 2009, Linda moved from Green Bay to live with her sister Jeanne in Salt Lake City, where she also had two other sisters, a niece and a nephew. She went river rafting in Idaho, tried cross country skiing, loved to play scrabble, did water aerobics at the JCC and enjoyed countless backyard BBQ’s.  Everyone who met Linda said she was a gentle and sweet soul, always giving to others.  She exemplified optimism in the face of challenges and found joy in the simple pleasures of life, like gelato and a good nap. 

Special thanks to Dr. Wallace Akerley, Nurse Kelly Moynahan, and the entire staff at Huntsman Cancer Institute for their care for Linda which allowed us to enjoy five and one half years with her after her lung cancer diagnosis. Linda is survived by her mother, Betty Lou Huelskamp and her siblings: Ray (Mari) Robert (Marketa ), Willamarie (Ira Rubinfeld), Elizabeth, Jeanne, Theresa and five nieces and one nephew.  She was predeceased by her father Raymond Huelskamp, and sisters Rose Marie and Ann Marie Huelskamp.

A mass will be held at St. Catherine of Siena, Newman Center, 107 S University St. on Thursday, March 9, with a rosary starting at 11:30am and a mass at 12pm, followed by the burial at City Cemetery.  From 3-5pm, there will be a celebration of life, in the reception hall at the Newman Center. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Huntsman Cancer Institute or your favorite charity.

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