An Obituary for Paul B. Linden: A Life of Service and Passion
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Paul B. Linden Obituary: Join us as we remember the remarkable life of Paul B. Linden, a man who dedicated himself to both his country and his passions. From his distinguished military career to his love for refurbishing furniture and collecting glassware, Paul’s life was filled with adventure and creativity. As we gather to honor his memory, let us celebrate the legacy he leaves behind.
Obituary of Paul B. Linden
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Paul B. Linden, a beloved member of the Belleville community. Paul, 82, peacefully passed away at his residence on Sunday, December 31, 2023. He leaves behind a legacy of service, dedication, and a love for his family and friends.
Early Life and Education
Paul was born on May 28, 1941, in Madison General Hospital to Delta and Clarence Linden. Growing up in Belleville, he attended Belleville High School and graduated in 1960. From a young age, Paul showed great determination and a thirst for knowledge.
Service in the US Air Force
Following his graduation, Paul joined the US Air Force, where he served his country with honor and distinction. He dedicated twenty years of his life to the Air Force, rising to the rank of senior master sergeant before retiring in 1980. Paul’s commitment to his duty and his fellow servicemen and women was unwavering.
After leaving the Air Force, Paul embarked on a new chapter in his life. He found fulfillment working as a program director at the Fluno Center and later at the University of Wisconsin School of Business in Madison. Paul’s expertise and dedication made a lasting impact on those he worked with, and he was highly respected in his field.
Outside of his professional life, Paul had a passion for refurbishing furniture and collecting glassware. He would spend hours searching through thrift and antique stores, finding hidden treasures and giving new life to old pieces. Paul’s creativity and attention to detail were evident in his work, and he took great pride in his craftsmanship.
Surviving Family Members
Paul is survived by his loving wife, Geraldine, who stood by his side throughout their 62 years of marriage. He is also survived by his daughter Julie (Mike) Fitzgerald, daughter Diane Linden, son John (Theresa Kazda) Linden, eight grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren. Paul’s sister Rosemary Ziehli, nieces, nephews, and his devoted dog Lucy also mourn his loss. Although Paul’s parents passed away before him, their love and guidance shaped the remarkable person he became.
A memorial service to honor Paul’s life will be held on Friday, January 12, 2024, at the Becker-Beal Funeral Home in Belleville. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Following this, a military honors ceremony will take place at 12:00 noon, paying tribute to Paul’s dedicated service in the US Air Force. The funeral home, located at 109 Greenway Cross, Belleville, WI, will be the gathering place for those who wish to bid farewell to a remarkable individual who touched the lives of many.
On December 31, 2023, Paul B. Linden, a beloved resident of Belleville, passed away at the age of 82. Paul had a distinguished career in the US Air Force, serving for twenty years before retiring as a senior master sergeant in 1980. After his military service, he worked at the University of Wisconsin School of Business in Madison. Paul had a passion for refurbishing furniture and collecting glassware. He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister, nieces, nephews, and his loyal dog Lucy. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Becker-Beal Funeral Home in Belleville on January 12, 2024. A military honors ceremony and memorial service will follow. Let us remember and honor the life of Paul B. Linden.