Linda K. Free

  • Born: July 31, 1949
  • Died: October 22, 2019
  • Location: Milledgeville, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

MILLEDGEVILLE – Linda K. Free, age 70, died Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison.
Linda was born on July 31, 1949 in Dixon the daughter of Wayne and Thelma (Kane) Crawford. She was employed with Borg Warner in Dixon for 37 years retiring in 2009. Linda was a member of the Milledgeville Brethren Church.
Survivors include, one daughter, Terri Weegens of Sterling; one son, Christopher Free of Walnut; one sister, Vickie (Mike) McFarlane of Freeport; two half sisters, Shelly (John) Bocker of Byron and Tracy Blumenthal of Freeport; two brothers, Richard (LaRuth) Crawford of Rock Falls and Stanley (Tammy) Eads of Milledgeville; one sister-in-law, Kathy Crawford; four grandchildren, Kassidy, Chloe, Jayden and Jordan; best friend, Marge Brinker; several nieces and nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thelma and (Al) Eads; two brothers, Larry Crawford and Steve Eads.
Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 PM Friday, October 25, 2019 at the Milledgeville Brethren Church in Milledgeville. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Saturday at the church with Pastor Jim Black officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery, Milledgeville.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.
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Condolence & Memory Journal

I'm so sorry for your loss. She was one of my customers,when I worked at Schreiner's Lube we always had good conversations, when she came in.Then she retired and I had to quit, so we didn't get to see each other again.She was a real nice lady. She'll be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Debra Austin - Rock Falls, IL - Acquaintance   October 26, 2019

Aunt Linda was always one of my favorite Aunt's growing up; I have many fond memories of playing in her basement with her awesome toys, family gatherings in the garage were always fun and her house was a "must" on Halloween for her awesome candy treats! She was an amazingly sweet, kind and gracious lady, who will be missed by all who knew her. Peace and Prayers. Hugs the Hanlon Family, Ed, Erica, Jameson, Kameron, & Vivian

Posted by Erica Meyer-Hanlon - Sterling, IL - Family   October 24, 2019

So sorry for loss, may God wrap his comforting arms around you all in your time of need. Linda will be truly missed

Posted by Jeanette Evans - Dixon, IL - Family   October 23, 2019

May the Lord wrap his arms around you in this time of loss and healing.

Posted by Vicky LeFevre - Bradenton, FL - Family   October 23, 2019

My heart is broken she was a good friend and coworker. Rest In Peace my Friend

Posted by Eileen Considine - Oregon, IL   October 23, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Linda's family and close friends during this tough time. She was truly a wonderful lady and she will be missed in our neighborhood. We loved walking our dog and seeing her outside; always greeting us with a smile and a fun story. We will miss you Linda!
DJ, Mary & Kaydon Tryggestad

Posted by Mary Tryggestad - Milledgeville, IL - Neighbor   October 23, 2019