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Linda Joan Liljenfeldt

December 7, 1957 ~ May 15, 2022 (age 64)

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Linda Joan Liljenfeldt, age 64, of Appleton, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at ThedaCare Hospital in Neenah following an accident in her home.  Linda was born on December 7, 1957, in Waukegon, Illinois, to the late George and Dorothy (Krainc) Liljenfeldt.  She graduated from Brookfield East High School and attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and University of Texas-Arlington.    

Linda married Paul Gould on June 11, 1983.  Her early years were spent in Brookfield, Wisconsin.  Her career included managing an ice cream shop, a toy store, and a candle shop.  Linda and Paul moved to Texas, where Linda worked in the accounting department for two of Tandy Corporation’s retail chains:  Bombay Company and Grate Home and Fireplace Shop. They moved to Appleton in 1988 to manage an optical store. Later, she was a contract administrator for Modern Business Machines, a district administrator for RadioShack, and customer service representative for Concentrix.

Linda was a highly intelligent woman who had a talent for cutting through the details to get to the crux of the matter.  She was bright and alert, with a quietly sharp sense of humor and a clever wit.  She enjoyed gardening, and she loved concocting gourmet meals and extraordinary desserts.  An anglophile, she had a special interest in the British monarchy.  She owned a quarter horse as a young woman and remained knowledgeable about horses all her life.  She was a trusted friend whose advice was often sought and appreciated.  She was devoted to her cats and dogs and absolutely adored her husband of nearly four decades.

She is survived by her husband, Paul Gould, Appleton; stepson Jason (Lindsay) Gould, and grandchildren Ruby, George, and Henry of Kenosha, WI; brother John Liljenfeldt, Nashotah; sisters Candyce (Dennis) Raasch, Medford, and Diane (Raymond) Borgic, Des Plaines, Illinois; and other friends and family.

Friends are invited to a celebration of life from 12 noon to 2:30 pm on Saturday, July 16th, at the Brettschneider Trettin-Nickel Funeral Chapel, 606 N. Oneida St, Appleton.  Interment at Riverside Cemetery in Appleton will be private.


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July 16, 2022

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July 16, 2022

2:00 PM to 2:30 PM
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