A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 19th at 7 p.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown, with Rev. Ron Kral of Christ United Methodist Church officiating.
Relatives and friends may call to pay their respects at the funeral home on Thursday from 5 p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Watertown Humane Society.
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Linda Jean Jilek was born in Rice Lake on April 13, 1950, daughter of Joseph and Josephine (Repka) Jilek. She was a 1968 graduate of Rice Lake High School.
Linda had been employed at Baso/Johnson Controls in Watertown for 46 years.
Heaven is fortunate to receive an angel like Linda. She had a wonderful sense of humor and a heart of gold. She always appreciated the small things in life. She was a part of several breakfast and dinner “clubs”. Linda accepted everyone into her home and made them feel like they were a part of her family. She enjoyed watching many sports. But her greatest interests in life were spending time with her grandkids and shopping.
Survivors include her children, Mary Ellen Keever of Watertown; Daryl (Amber) Haumschild of Watertown; Michelle Jean (Matthew) Jordan of Clyman; Michael John Francis Murphy of Lake Mills; her dog, Buddy; eight grandchildren; Brett Joseph Keever, Elizabeth Hope Keever, Abigail Jean (fiancé, Ryan Medema) Keever, Noah Matthew Keever, Madilyn Mae Josephine Roteik, Morgan, Genevieve and Ralph Haumschild; seven brothers and sisters, Joe (Gloria) Jilek Jr., Betty Semerad, George Jilek, Donald (Nancy) Jilek, Rosanne (Dale) Corbin, Mary (Ronald) Pierce, Larry (Cathline) Jilek, as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents.