OBITUARY

Linda Bertha Koeppe

February 28, 1951March 6, 2019
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Linda Koeppe, age 68, entered into the arms of her Lord and Savior on March 6, 2019 after a courageous fight with Multiple Myeloma. Linda was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 28, 1951 to Alvin and Margaret Koeppe.

Linda was the oldest of three children and took her role as big sister very seriously. Linda graduated from Redford Union High School in 1969 and was accepted to William Beaumont Hospital School of Radiology, graduating as an X-Ray Technologist. After completion, she started her career at William Beaumont Hospital, later achieving a BS from Madonna University. During her employment, Linda worked in many areas of Radiology including Interventional Radiology, opening and directing William Beaumont Hospital Radiology, West Bloomfield.

Upon retirement, she held the title of Director of Imaging, William Beaumont Hospital. Linda had many outside interests such as golf, tennis and walking her dog. Linda was also very talented and creative. After retirement, she tried her hand at jewelry making and metalsmithing. In her short time with this new found passion, she won awards and sold many of her pieces. One of her favorite joys was gifting her pieces to relatives and friends as tokens of her love. Linda was a compassionate and true friend to everyone she encountered. This is evidenced by the long term relationships with her best friends. One of these relationships started in grade school, with a group of girls, and continued throughout her life with their support and even their presence with Linda in her last few days. Linda also had the Beaumont girls, another group of sisters that supported her and she them. Their presence and support also helped Linda through her last days.

Linda met her love Ken, a few years prior to her diagnosis. Ken has been her constant partner bringing her joy and happiness. Linda was also blessed with Gabe, the black rescue dog. Gabe has been by her side and a continual comfort to Linda.

Linda is survived by her beloved, Ken Davies, three step-children, two step-grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Keith Malinowski; loved nephew and nieces, Daniel (Angela) Malinowski, Katherine (Scott) Richardson, and Sarah Malinowski; great-nephew, Dominic and great-niece, her sweet Lola; dear aunt and many wonderful cousins.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Margaret Koeppe and a brother, Paul Koeppe. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or charity of your choice.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or charity of your choice.

Services

30 March

Visitation

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Aycock-Riverside Funeral and Cremation Center

1112 Military Trail
Jupiter, FL 33458

30 March

Memorial Service

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Aycock-Riverside Funeral and Cremation Center

1112 Military Trail
Jupiter, FL 33458

REMEMBERING

Linda Bertha Koeppe

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March 20, 2019

Sharon Soderman

March 20, 2019

I knew Linda only a few years but found her to be a kind person and someone I considered a dear friend. She was beautiful inside and out. Her struggle is over with this terrible cancer as she was brave through the fight! Ken and friends all were such great support. She is missed. Rest in peace.

Pam Lydon

March 16, 2019

I've known Linda since the late 80s when we met at Beaumont Hospital. Linda was a Radiology supervisor and I was selling radiology equipment to the department. We soon became friends, having lunch and meeting after work. I have the fondest memories of our trips up to Harbor Springs, Charlevoix and Boyne for ski trips and summer fun! I still laugh thinking about us finding a fish in the 2nd floor toilet and thinking it swam through the pipes to get there! After she met her love, Ken and I met my love, John, we continued our escapades in Harbor Springs. We loved playing golf, tennis, and traveling to Aruba and Ireland. More recently, we stayed connected while living in Florida and South Carolina; visiting when we could. Linda always had the most positive attitude; always looking at the bright side of things. She was so motivated, getting her degree while working full time and using her creativity to learn jewelry design and other hobbies. But her best quality was her beautiful soul! It radiated to all who were around her. Her strong faith was evident in every part of her life. I love you, sweet Lindy! You will always be in my heart! Enjoy your new home in heaven!

Karen Lewis McCauley

March 9, 2019

I met Linda at the bus stop in 1965 when I started at a new school in ninth grade at Lola Valley Junior High. What a nice person! A new friend, and she lived right down the street! So many times after school we would go to either her home or mine. Our moms would give us a snack and we would share the joys and sorrows of being teenagers in the sixties. Years later we agreed that we were very fortunate to grow up when and where we did.
Linda and kept in contact all these years......almost 54 of them! I would host a girls' luncheon at my house or she would have a group of us to her place up north. I feel blessed to have had a friend like Linda. Linda was with me in 1978 after my twins were born and I had to have a MRI done. Linda and Nancy came and stayed with me after heart surgery in 2015 so my husband could play in a softball tournament. Linda was THAT kind of a friend. On one of our trips up north we talked about how we have to be there for each other when we got old. I will never get to be Linda's friend when she gets old but because of her I am a better person and by her example I will "be there" for my friends.
Rest In Peace my "long time" friend. You were as beautiful inside as outside.

Brandon Fusco

March 8, 2019

My name is Brandon Fusco,Linda was my Stepmom for just about my whole life. I have many fond memories w/Linda , she was there for me more than my own mother so theres alot of childhood lessons learned w/her overseeing.
Seems only last Summer (but 20 years ago) we would all ride bikes in Birmingham MI,when i came to visit for the Summer. Linda mentioned she doesn't "ride bikes alot, only when you're here" and how her seat was too tall...we kinda disregarded and commenced the epic 20 minute ride to ice cream shop. My Dad,Myself and Linda in her big ole beach cruiser.I would look back to check how she was doin every few pumps,riding through this beautiful blossoming Birmingham Summer Street (looking back, The best time(s) in my life were on those streets) Well we started another route,that got a little dicey,and had to squeeze through a bricked corner and sign, Dad made it, I made it...heard a squeaky scream,looked back and saw a bike on its side and 2 feet on sidewalk disappearing into a bush.
Linda wiped out.
Which i thought was hilarious being a kid,she was ok,but somehow hurt her butt,and would mention often.
She went through alot of pains to accommodate me, which i greatly appreciate and try to pay foward.
She was a one of a kind lady. With a special place in my heart, forever.

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