Linda Szymczak

Linda Szymczak, 73, Oconto, died peacefully Monday evening, Oct. 1, 2018, at home surrounded by her family following a five-year struggle with congestive heart failure. The only child of Sigmund and Janet (Brahmstead) Grabczyk was born April 12, 1945, in South Milwaukee. Linda grew up in South Milwaukee where she graduated high school.

In 1965, she married Edward Bornhofer and together they had three sons. Linda was employed at Lakeside Manufacturing in Milwaukee for over 30 years. She later married Robert Szymczak and they had a daughter together. While living in Milwaukee, Linda was an avid and very good bowler, even appearing on TV. Linda moved to Oconto County around 1980 and worked for Warvel Products in Gillett and owned and operated the Twin Pines Bar in the Town of Brazeau until retirement.

Survivors are her four children, Bill (Kristi) Bornhofer, Sobieski; Bobby (Melinda) Bornhofer, Lena; Brian (Stephanie) Bornhofer, Shawano; Becky Behnke, Oconto; nine grandchildren: Brook, Joey (fiancé Kayla Adams) and Karli Bornhofer, Andrea and Olivia Bornhofer, Melissa, Angie and Morgan Bornhofer, Dakota Ducane; two great-grandchildren, Mavrick Bornhofer and Gabriel Ducane; a very special friend, Mona.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a very special uncle and Godfather Sonny Brahmstead and special friend, Walter “Wally” Krueger.

There will be no visitation or funeral service. Jones Funeral Service is serving the family.