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Linda R. Willborn

September 8, 1940 - August 3, 2011

Obituary


Linda Willborn, age 70, of Hayward, WI passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at her home after a brief illness.

Linda Romnes was born September 8, 1940 in Laconia, NH the daughter of Ragner and Joan (Wright) Romnes. At an early age Linda moved with her family to Hayward, WI where she was raised and graduated from high school in 1958. She attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison for two years. On November 26, 1960 Linda was joined in marriage to Robert "Bob" Willborn in Madison, WI. Linda worked as an Educational...

Linda Willborn, age 70, of Hayward, WI passed away on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at her home after a brief illness.

Linda Romnes was born September 8, 1940 in Laconia, NH the daughter of Ragner and Joan (Wright) Romnes. At an early age Linda moved with her family to Hayward, WI where she was raised and graduated from high school in 1958. She attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison for two years. On November 26, 1960 Linda was joined in marriage to Robert "Bob" Willborn in Madison, WI. Linda worked as an Educational Assistant for the Metropolitan School District in Madison for 32 years. Over that time she worked in various schools throughout the district. Linda retired in June of 2002 and returned to Hayward in 2003. She remained active as a volunteer for Hayward Hospital Gift Shop, St. Joseph Catholic Church Adoration Chapel, and the Humane Society. From Linda's youth into her adult years she was active in the Girl Scouts of America. She cherished her time with her family, especially the many family trips to Keweenaw County in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on Lake Superior.

Linda is survived by her three children, Jennifer (Dane) Jensen of Cameron, WI, Susan (Peter) Sharrow of Eagle River, WI, Phillip (Sherri) Willborn of Cambridge, WI; nine grandchildren, Brittany, Alyssa, Andy, Laura, Lindsay, Bobby, Sarah, Philip and Peter George; two brothers, Frank Romnes of Hayward, Carl (Christine) Romnes of Dulce, NM; and several cousins, nieces and nephews; and many dear friends in both Hayward and Madison. She is also survived by her beloved cat, Angel.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bob Willborn; mother and father-in-law, Esther and Ernest Willborn; and sister-in-law, Donna Romnes; and brother-in-law William "Willie" Willborn.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 8th, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hayward with Father Philip Juza officiating. Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the church on Monday. A memorial service and interment will be held at a later time in Madison, WI.

Casket bearers will be Dane Jensen, Christopher Romnes, Andy Schoff, Peter Sharrow, Peter George Sharrow and Bobby Willborn;

Honorary bearers will be John Moreland, Carl Romnes, Frank Romnes and Philip Sharrow.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic Church, PO Box 877 or Hayward Regional Hospice, 15910 Company Lake Road, both of Hayward, WI 54843.