Linda Kathleen Pedretti

May 8, 1964February 1, 2019

Linda Kathleen Pedretti, 54, passed from her earthly life to her eternal home on Friday, February 1, 2019.

Linda was born in La Crosse, WI on May 8, 1964 to William and Judy (Manninger) Pedretti. She graduated from De Soto High School in 1982 and studied at Western Technical College earning an Associate of Science Degree in Marketing.

In her early 20’s, after the death of her mother, Linda’s adventurous spirit took her to Arizona where she lived and worked as a Business Analyst at Intel Inc. for over 20 years. During that time she studied at the University of Phoenix and earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration.

Linda later started her own business, Quick Wholesome Choices. When her father became ill in 2015, Linda moved back to Wisconsin to be his caregiver. She lived in Genoa for a time, enjoying renewed relationships with her family and friends, and then moved to Onalaska for a couple of years. Finally, Linda could take our winters no longer and independently moved herself to Florida.

Linda has always been very independent. Her laughter was contagious. Linda would be serious and then surprise us with her humor. She loved crafting, hiking, and traveling. Linda was a pro on the internet and with technology. For many years she owned a pet Iguana named Iggy and loved him so dearly that he had his own room. Linda enjoyed spending time with family, and made friends wherever she went.

Linda is survived by her father William G Pedretti, her siblings, Christine (Keith) Magnuson, Sharon (Darrell) Haen, William G. Jr. (Karla) Pedretti, Anthony (Angela) Pedretti, Emily (Robert) McCarthy and Scott (Katie) Pedretti, many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews too numerous to list, but always in her heart.

Linda was preceded in death by her mother, Judith Corrine (Manninger) Pedretti, grandparents: Carl and Marie (Neuverth) Manninger, William and Agnes (Venner) Pedretti, one nephew Blake McCarthy, and Iggy her pet Iguana.

A Christian mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at St. Charles Church in Genoa,WI, the Rev. Nathaniel Kuhn officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the services on Saturday. Any services in Florida will be announced at a later date.

Flowers can be sent to St. Charles church in Genoa. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Linda Kathleen Pedretti

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Robin Williams

February 9, 2019

I am so sorry, Linda had profound impact on my life and I have many great memories with her. She helped me to learn to trust people again, she showed me tremendous kindness and I had hoped to reconnect with her this summer. I'm a better person for having known her and my heart hurts for her family and the many friends she has made. RIP Linda, I am blessed from having known you.

Michael Pedretti

February 7, 2019

I remember as if it were yesterday when Linda knocked on our door in Philadelphia back in the early 1990s. She had driven your dad to visit – the only time he came east to see us. We had such a lovely time with them. Nancy and I enjoyed getting to know Linda and finding out about her work and activates. Your dad seemed so happy and we saw lots of sights – in fact Linda asked us to go to the Bartram Gardens – a gem in our city that we did not even know existed. They headed out to Atlantic City when they left and I could see the anticipation in your dad’s face. She was so nice to him.

Angela Finney

February 6, 2019