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Linda Ann Altenbern

Born: May 28, 1949

Died: October 14, 2016

Linda Ann Altenbern, nee Miller, age 67, of Wauconda, passed away October 14, 2016.

Beloved wife of John S. Altenbern; loving sister of Janice (Richard) Reibel, Edwin (Mary) Miller, Diane (the late Robert) Munson and Johnny Miller; dear aunt and friend to many.

Linda was born May 28, 1949 in Chicago, IL to the late Edwin and Ursula (Puetz) Miller.

Linda grew up in Chicago and was always proud of the fact. In the early 70's she traveled to San Francisco with flowers in her hair and held several jobs before becoming a practicing licensed masseuse. In the mid 70's she came back to Chicagoland to help with her brothers care. Afterwards, she landed a job as a security officer at E. J. Korvette's in Morton Grove. That is where she met her future husband to be (John) in 1976. They were united in marriage on August 5, 1979 at Baha'i House of Worship in Wilmette and were blessed to share 37 loving years together! They resided in Fox Lake for over 25 years and have lived in Wauconda the last 9 years. Linda was employed at Wauconda Care since 2001 until her sudden passing, like her mom before her, she was a devoted and caring certified nurses aide. Linda was recognized in 2006 as "Employee of the Year!"

Linda was a tree hugger and she loved nature in all its splendor, the sky above, soaring eagles, wildlife, wild flowers, Chain O'Lakes State Park and autumn was her favorite season. In addition, she loved the tranquillity of the north woods, camping, fishing, the open road and floating on a secluded lake.

Linda's favorite musical group was " The Moody Blues" and a song by them called "My Song".

Lin loved her family and always looked forward to family get-togethers, especially around the holidays. She created a home that was always festive and full of warmth. In addition, she loved to tend to her houseplants and enjoyed cooking and experimenting with new and old recipes.

Linda will be best remembered as a loving, caring and thoughtful person. She always made everyone feel special, when in reality she was the one that was so special! Linda gave the best hugs and she was an angel here on earth! We will miss her!

Published in Lake County Suburban Life on Oct. 20, 2016
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