February 4, 1950 ~ July 30, 2023
Linda Mary Marx, age 73 of the Town of Sevastopol, died peacefully on Sunday, July 30, 2023, at the Door County Medical Center with her loving husband by her side. She was born on February 4, 1950, to the Late Orville Nohl and Mary (Arnold) at Plymouth Hospital in Plymouth, WI. Linda grew up on the beautiful Nohl’s Pine Grove family farm in Johnsonville. She graduated from Plymouth High School in 1967. She attended U.W. Stout for 3 semesters and then later completed her bachelor’s degree and earned her teaching certification from Silver Lake College. Linda was united in marriage to Robert “Bob” Lynn Marx on November 28, 1970, at St. John’s U.C.C. Linda taught many different Family and Consumer Science Classes at the Chilton School District and at Wilson Middle School in the Appleton Area School District before she retired. She influenced many young lives in a positive manner during her long teaching career, as evidenced by her Vocational Teacher of the Year Award from the Appleton Area School District. Linda also formed many strong friendships with coworkers at both Chilton and Appleton school districts. In fact, one of her sons was set up with his future wife because of the strong friendships that Linda had with her teaching colleagues.
She had a love for sewing and knitting. Linda learned these impressive skills from her mother. Linda’s three boys often had clothing made for them and her husband Bob sometimes would have a new suit created for him. Countless hours were spent creating Halloween costumes for her boys when they were young, receiving many heartfelt compliments over the years. One of Linda’s most recent works of art were three individualized hand knit blankets, one for each of her Grandchildren. The warmth and comfort they provide will help in preserving the cherished memories of their grandmother.
When her children were younger, Linda had a strange affection for driving large automobiles. The bigger the better. Many may remember some of the vehicles, including a Chrysler Cordoba, and numerous station wagons, including a couple of the wood panel classics. Family vacations became only more memorable with multiple days spent traveling around with 3 young boys in one of these “land boats”. Buffalo, Niagra Falls, Great Smokey Mountains, and Canada are some of the destinations reached during these journeys. A pop-up camper was even added into the mix at times, so the family could participate in the neighborhood outings, often times held at Calumet County Park. The home neighborhood in Chilton still has many great memories. Affectionately referred to as the “birdcage”, this community was tight-knit, and provided lifelong friends for every member of the family.
Linda was a giver and truly loved helping those in need. When her boys were in the school band, she would help tailor the uniforms for over 150 children. She enjoyed helping on special projects such as, sewing hygiene products for the girls and woman of Haiti and working with pre-teens and teen girls going through domestic issues. She also sewed and donated thousands of face masks to Froedtert Holy Family Memorial Hospital in Manitowoc, Door County Medical Center, Bellin Health Systems, and the Milo C. Huempfner Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic in Green Bay, as well as numerous scarves for cancer patients.
Since 2009, Bob and Linda would spend the winter season at their home away from home, The Villages in Florida. She cultivated a new hobby there as well, golf. They played regularly, enjoying the social aspect of sharing time on the links with friends and visitors. She often used her sewing and knitting skills in Florida, sometimes helping a neighbor in need of a seamstress, even creating customized netting for RC car racing walls.
Linda loved to spend time with her family and friends. Most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren. She would take them shopping to spoil them, sometimes bringing home a special something for herself. She loved to watch her grandchildren play sports and perform in school events, often being their biggest cheerleader. Linda enjoyed her gardens and hanging baskets at home in Wisconsin and Florida, shopping, dressing in the latest fashions, listening to her favorite oldies and watching her detective shows.
Linda is survived by her husband, Bob; sons, Christopher (Colleen) Marx, Chad (Kristilyn) Marx, and Ryan (Stacy) Marx; grandchildren, Patrick Marx, Nolan Marx, and Camdyn Marx; one brother, Dale Nohl; mother-in-law, Cleora Marx; two sisters-in-law, Jacquelyn (Fritz) Grunewald and Joanne Wesener; and one brother-in-law, Randy (Ann) Marx. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, numerous Nohl family relatives in the Johnsonville area, other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jennifer Jay “J.J.” in infancy; her parents; one brother, William Nohl; father-in-law, Orval Marx; and brother-in-law, Art Wesener.
A memorial service for Linda will be held on Monday, August 7, 2023, at 12:00 at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church with Rev. James Gomez officiating. A visitation will be held from 10:00 am until the time of service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church.
Linda’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the Cancer and Hospice Centers at Door County Medical Center, and Rev. Gomez for the love and compassion provided for her in her final stages of life.
Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC in Sturgeon Bay are assisting the family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Linda may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.