Linda (Bailey) Karlstedt, 74, passed away peacefully after a long illness at home Monday, May 15, 2023. She was attended by her family and close friends. Services were held privately. She is survived by husband Kenneth Karlstedt Sr. , children Kenny Karlstedt, Jr. , and Angela Karlstedt; brother David (Chris) Bailey and sister Janet. She was preceded in death by parents, Allen C. and Gusta Lee (Boyt) Bailey.
Linda graduated from Gavit High School in 1967 and attended classes at Purdue University. Over the last twenty years, she worked within the School Town of Griffith as a cafeteria worker and as a Playground Supervisor, and most recently was employed by the Town of Griffith in the Police Dept. as a grade school Crossing Guard.
Linda was a life-long Beatles music and trivia fan, having seen the Beatles live twice when she was a teenager. Linda most enjoyed spending time with her family watching Chicago Cubs games, vintage and classic movies, listening to 60’s rock and roll music and playing trivia - where she excelled as the family’s trivia master.
One of her last wishes was accomplished when she, her son and husband watched all 27 of the James Bond movies in sequence, one each week on Sundays over the last eight months before she passed.
Linda will be missed but not forgotten by all those who shared her sense of humor, friendship, and love.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.
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