Linda Mary Peterson Chapman

October 13, 1938February 3, 2011

Linda Mary Peterson Chapman, of Dexter, Michigan passed away on February 3rd, 2011 at Arbor Hospice after an extended illness. Linda was born October 13th, 1938 in Big Rapids, Michigan to Morton and Nannette Peterson. She attended school in Port Huron, Michigan, where Linda graduated High School with Honors. She attended Albion College, where she met her future husband Daniel Chapman. After relocating to Ann Arbor, Michigan she attended and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan. An exceptional educator, Linda worked in the Dexter Community Schools for over 30 years. She also taught briefly in Azores, Portugal while her husband was on active duty with the United States Air Force.

Along with her passion for education, Linda was highly involved in local historic preservation projects for the Webster Township Historical Society, including directing the relocation of the Wheeler Blacksmith Shop to its current location in 1983. Linda also earned a Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation from Eastern Michigan University. Linda was also very active on the Dexter Community Library Board, where she served as a board member for 22 years. As the board Facility Chair, she was delighted by the opening of the new Dexter District Library in 1996. Linda enthusiastically gardened, enjoyed cooking, reading and spending time with her grandchildren.

Linda will be missed by her many friends and family, and is survived by her husband, her two sons Dan (Carol Poulos) and David (Ann), as well as her five grandchildren Daniel, Amelia, Olivia, Kevin and Carolina. Cremation occurred according to her wishes. A visitation for friends and family will be held on Saturday, February 19th from 1-4 PM at the Dexter Senior Center, 7720 Ann Arbor Street. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Dexter District Library in her name.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 19, 2011

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Ruth Germeroth

February 10, 2011

February 9, 2011

Dan, I was in a meeting last evening with Steve Blackman and learned from him about Linda's passing away. I was so sorry to hear the news and hope that you and the family are doing OK. My thoughts and prayers go out to you during these difficult days.

Best regards.

Jean Christian and family

February 9, 2011

I was so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Dan and the rest of the Chapman family. She truely made an impact on many lives.

Erin Haynes

February 9, 2011

My thoughts to you all. Mrs. Chapman was one of my favorite teachers and I loved her Living Through History class. May your wonderful memories provide you with great comfort.

Grace Shackman

February 8, 2011

I was sorry to hear of Linda's death. She was a great help to me when I was researching Webster Township, both with information and support. I'll miss her warmness and her interest in the world around her, as I'm sure will lots of others.

sara angus

February 7, 2011

I was so sorry to hear about this, she was always one of my favorite teachers.

The Newman Family

February 5, 2011

Our condolences go out to all of you. May she rest in peace and may your memories help to heal the pain of her passing.

February 5, 2011

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. May God grant you peace and everlasting memories. Kanaras & Cade Family