Linda M. Zabel, age 70 of Prairie du Chien passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at Mayo Health System in LaCrosse, WI. She was born September 23, 1950, in Boscobel, WI, the daughter of Lawrence and Marcella (Shulka) Nussbaum. Linda and Harvey were married June 5, 1971, in Prairie Du Chien and farmed together for 50 years. During this time four children were born, Sandy (Stuart) Seffrood, Nancy (Chris) French, Gail (Chad) Winkers, and Harley (Jami) Zabel; also 9 grandchildren and one on the way. Linda worked at home taking care of the family until the children were out of grade school. She worked as a state grain inspector for a couple of years. She worked at Shihata's apple orchard pruning trees, spraying trees and picking and packing apples. Finally, taking a job at Cabela's driving stock picker for 15 years until retiring. Linda had many interests including woodworking projects, redecorating and anything on the farm. She drove demo derby cars and was a winner many times, was an avid Packer fan that didn't miss a game for years. She loved hunting deer with her crossbow and got one every year with it, and also during gun season. Linda and Harvey celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 5, 2021, with a ride in their same wedding car, a 1924 Dodge. A life well lived ending too soon. May Linda rest in peace. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral Services will be Tuesday, August 3, 2021, at 11:00 A.M. at the Garrity Funeral Home Chapel in Prairie du Chien, Deacon Mark Grunwald officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 9:00 A.M. until the time of services. To honor Linda’s love of hunting and the Green Bay Packers, her family encourages attendees to wear Packers apparel or camouflage.
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