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Linda Marie Olsen (Narkooli) 60, of Maple City, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on Jan. 27 after a long battle with cancer. Linda was born on May 17, 1957 in Escanaba, to John and Dorothy Narkooli.
Linda married the love of her life William Nels Olsen on July 24, 1976 in Rock. They lived in Gladstone for a few years before moving to William's hometown Maple City, where they raised two daughters on the family farm and celebrated 41 years of marriage.
Linda was a self-employed housekeeper and took pride on how she managed the household and put her heart into raising her daughters. Linda had a passion for ceramics when the girls were young and during any holiday you would find the house decorated with her work. She also had a love for nature making sure no bird or squirrel outside the house was left unfed no matter what time of year it was. When the girls grew up you could find Linda working in her large garden on the farm. It kept her busy until the grandchildren arrived. Her grandchildren were the light of her life the minute they were born and she did everything so could to show them how much she loved them. Linda was a friend to so many and cherished those friendships that she had.
Linda is survived by her husband, William; daughters, Tracy Olsen, Rachel (Travis) Stein; two grandchildren, Dominic and Colin Stein; sister, Cathy Nault; and brother, Mike Narkooli; along with many nieces and nephews.
Linda was preceded on death by her parents, John and Dorothy Narkooli.
Thank you to Munson Hospice, family and friends for everything that they did to care for Linda during her last weeks.
A celebration of Linda's life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Maple City Lions Club.
Memorial Contributions may be dedicated to the family to help toward expenses or Munson Hospice.
Please visit www.lifestorynet.com to sign the guest book and share your thoughts and memories with the family. The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City.
Published on February 6, 2018
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