Linda Elizabeth Louis, age 72, of Mancelona, passed away Sunday, July 3, 2022.
She was born to John and Betty (Reaume) Wiltshire on October 3, 1949, in Detroit, MI.
Linda loved to love. She loved surrounding herself with family and friends, filling their days with sounds of music and laughter. Smiles came easily to Linda, and she shared hers as often as possible.
Linda’s love for music (Motown being her favorite) and dancing, shined bright. It blessed her with the ability to gain friends everywhere she traveled. When Linda entered a room, it wouldn’t be long until a song was heard, hands were clapping, and feet were tapping.
Linda claimed that she loved the game of golf…but she wasn’t fooling anyone. It was soaking up the warm sunshine and spending time with her friends that brought Linda to the course.
As much as she loved music, Linda loved her family and friends even more. All the way “to the moon and back,” as she would often say. Linda was easy to talk to and was always there for those in need of an understanding disposition.
Linda’s melody will continue with the songs that play in our hearts, the easy smiles her memory brings to our faces, and the dances we are certain to take. She will not only be missed by many, her kind, giving spirit will be missed by all.
Linda is survived by her loving husband, Mark; son, Phillip Briguglio, of Warren, MI; stepdaughter, Amber (Bill) Stephenson, of Mancelona, MI; grandchildren, Will and Austin; sister, Karen (Jim) Skrinner, of Warren, MI; and brother, John Wiltshire
She was preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Cynthia Wiltshire.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 9, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. from the Nelson Funeral Home, 135 N. Center Ave., Gaylord, MI 49735. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.
16 comments on “Linda E. Louis”
Mark, I am so very sorry you’ve lost dear sweet Linda Lou. She could light up the darkest room simply with her sparkling presence, and if she spoke even a word, the sudden joyful brilliance would be nearly overwhelming. Sadly, that bright light has now been extinguished. May you live on with all the many happy memories that dear lady made for so many of us! God bless you, Linda Lou.
Thank you, Ken. She sure was a sweetheart.
Our deepest sympathy to Mark, Phil, and all of Linda’s family and friends. She will be missed beyond words, she was a beautiful soul inside and out. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Michelle, and George
Thank you both. Your thoughts, prayers, and generosity are very heart-felt. Thanks again.
I have always remembered Linda for her love of people and the life of a party! While reading her obituary it seems we share many interests. Linda lived to live and love. ❤️ RIP dear Linda, you’ll always be with us in memory.
Our Dearest Friend Linda Lou. You were our Sunshine Greeting every time we pulled into Lakes of the North. We were blessed with your Love and Friendship from the first time you greeted all our Canadian Friends and us. We will be forever grateful to you and Mark. There is a hole in so many hearts now but our hearts are filled with Beautiful Memories. RIP Linda xoxo
My heart is so broken for Mark, Phil, and Linda’s beautiful family. She was the sunshine in everyone’s lives and her memories will always live on. Love you so much my Linda Lou! I can still hear you calling me “ my Cindy girl”. Much love and prayers💓
Mark and family, So very sorry for your loss. She was a great person who will be truly missed.
Postlewait Family 🙏
Mark so sorry for your loss. We will miss Linda Lou but we will always have those good sweet, happy times, to remember Dear Sweet Linda. I know I’ll remember the good laughs that we shared over the years. We will miss Linda Lou always and all ways!!
Many memories and good times over the years and Linda was always the life of the gathering. Her joyful laugh will always be remembered. RIP Dear Linda.
My friend Linda, It was such a pleasure to be your friend. To know you were to love you❤️. With your smile & hugs, I will always treasure those memories. May you continue the laughter, music, and dance along your everlasting path as you are now one of God’s beloved Angels 😇. To your family, my deepest sympathy and condolences. Cherish your memories and keep the candle glowing in remembrance of your loved one. She will be deeply missed by all. 🕯❤️
Dear Mark, No one could throw a party and welcome complete strangers into your home like you and Linda. We will always remember your and Linda’s wonderful hospitality and warm hearts. Know that many people hold you and the family in our hearts and thoughts.
two of your many Canadian friends, Mick and Becky
Dearest Mark and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Don & Kaye Beschke
Mark, so sorry for your loss, Our hearts go out to you and your family.
Tim and Laurie Bingham
Dear Mark and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss of Linda.
My prayers are for your comfort and peace.
Oh my gosh, Mark, I am shocked to hear Linda passed away. I feel so bad. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry. May peace be with all of you.