Linda R Peterson-Lindner, of Madison, passed away at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg, Wisconsin on December 29, 2021 after a valiant battle with a rare combination of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 69.
Born on February 2, 1952 in Madison, Wisconsin, the eldest daughter of Gerald H and Florence A (Harrington) Peterson of Beloit. She is survived by her father; her husband, Steven Lindner of Madison; her sons Gerald Najdowski, Beloit, and Craig (Christine) Najdowski of Madison, as well as granddaughters Maggie and Molly, also from Madison; her youngest sister, Dena (Roger) Burke from Florida and her best friend, Tina Leigh. She is preceded in death by her sister, Laura Poler, deceased in 1987, and her mother in 2018.
She graduated from Beloit Memorial High School in 1969. Despite being a Mother of two growing children, and working full-time, she graduated from Upper Iowa University with a double Bachelor degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Linda moved on to State service after many years of working at H&R Block of Brodhead. She retired from Wisconsin Department of Revenue after more than two decades of loyal service as a revenue agent, supervisor, auditor, and project manager. She received many commendations and promotions during this time.
Of the wide variety of projects she managed, she made lasting contributions to the Wisconsin tax processing systems that still work in taxpayers’ favor even up to this day: WINPAS and its predecessor, Integrated Tax System (ITS). As a supervisor and team leader, she always said she was doing her job correctly if those she supervised grew and moved up in their careers.
When they first met, in Las Vegas in 1992, Steven was mesmerized by her beautiful long red hair and they became inseparable after that. They were married on May 26, 1995, and continued with an extremely close, loving bond all the way to the end.
She always enjoyed visiting new places, quilting….. especially traveling for quilt shows and retreats.
She was always willing to share her talents and knowledge. Linda had a great sense of humor. She was a kind, loving and selfless person, always looking out for others first, truly one of the best friends and mentors anyone could ever want. She is terribly missed by everyone that knew her.
The family would like to thank the staff at Agrace for their fine care of Linda all the way to the finish.
In keeping with the spirit of Linda’s kindness to others, condolences can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org OR mailed to Steve Lindner, 3017 Maple Grove Drive, Madison, WI 53719.
If Linda has touched your life, and you wish to make a donation, they will be accepted care of Steven, and distributed amongst Linda’s favorite charities. No memorial service is planned until this late spring/early summer. If you would like to donate or receive information on attending, please contact Steven as shown above.
Thank you all for your kindness and friendship to Linda,
The Lindner Family