Linnea L. Style (nee Erickson)
Linnea L. Style (nee Erickson), 58, of Oconomowoc, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones at Sunset Ridge Memory Care on September 16, 2015.
She is survived by her husband of 29 years, William Style, and five children, Erin (Rob) Phillips of Jackson, Shannon Lippold of Delafield, McKenna Style of Beckett, New Hampshire, McKayla Style of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Colin Style of Jackson. Linnea was adored by her five grandchildren, Katelyn Phillips, Carter Phillips, Brooklyn Phillips, Abbey Lippold and Alena Lippold, and five nieces and nephews, Tyler Trinko, Emma Trinko, Amy Erickson, Andrea Erickson and Jake Erickson. The love and joy they experienced with her will be forever in their hearts. She is further survived by her mother, Elizabeth “Betsy” Erickson of Sussex; her sister Wendy (Ken) Trinko of Sullivan; and her brother Scott (Cindy) Erickson of Antigo.
She is preceded in death by her father, Donn Erickson, and will be fondly remembered and dearly missed by numerous family members, close friends, colleagues, and former students.
Linnea was married on January 11, 1986, to William Style. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and a Master of Arts degree from National Louis University.
She was a beloved educator and administrator at University Lake School in Hartland. She was a role model, mentor and friend to her family, students and the community.
Linnea devoted over 35 years of her life to children and instilled the love of learning in her students. As such a passionate teacher, she never tired of finding ways to challenge her students and especially advocated for girls to pursue math and science careers. With her quiet demeanor, she led by example and motivated everyone around her to not only do his or her best in school, but also to be the best person possible. Her integrity, love and kindness made her put others first, and she had a gift of making things better for everyone.
Linnea loved everything about the great outdoors. She would be found camping, hiking, boating, admiring waterfalls, laughing and having fun. Her strength, determination, upbeat attitude and beautiful smile will be remembered at a celebration on Sunday, October 11, at Redeemer United Church of Christ in Sussex from 2:003:30 P.M. with a service starting at 3:30 P.M. Those in attendance are welcome to share fond memories of Linnea.
In lieu of cards and flowers, the family asks that you donate to University Lake School or the Alzheimer’s Association in her memory.
Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 262-567-4459 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.