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Linda S. (DesJardins) Cotey

August 22, 1949 — December 20, 2022


Linda S. Cotey, age 73, of Munising, died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, December 20, 2022.  She was born on August 22, 1949 in Munising to the late Lewis and Edith (Nybeck) DesJardins.  Linda grew up in Munising and graduated from Wm. G. Mather High School in 1967.  She worked at Wieland’s Restaurant and at the Ben Franklin.  Linda married Joseph H. Cotey on July 19, 1971 and together raised their two sons.  She worked at First National Bank and then First of America as a teller and loan officer.  Linda retired in 2000.  She and Joe enjoyed camping on Grand Island, taking trips to the casino, working in the woods getting ready for deer season, snowmobiling, picking berries, and spending Saturday nights playing cribbage and drinking coffee with Joe’s parents.  They were married over thirty-one years when Joe preceded her in death on October 5, 2002.  Linda was a talented seamstress, quilter, crocheter, and knitter.  Her sewing machine was always on the table.  Linda spent her life selflessly taking care of people.  She opened her home to family and friends in a loving and caring way and Linda’s coffee pot was always on for all.

She is survived by her sons – Jim (Tristan) Cotey of Munising and Kevin (Kristi Pelkola) Cotey of Munising; grandchildren – Corey, Kaila, Payton, Reece, and Olivia; siblings – Pat (Xiaoqin) DesJardins of Seattle, WA, Judy (Scott Adair) DesJardins of Munising, Duane (Bee) DesJardins of Lake Geneva, WI, Cindy (Tom) Moseley of Munising, Rod (Shawna) DesJardins of Munising, Tim (Dawn Marie) DesJardins of Seattle, WA, Terry (Ree) DesJardins of Munising, and Tammy (Scott) Wyman of Gladstone; brothers and sisters-in-law – Gene (Barb) Cotey, Virginia Cotey Cota, John Cotey, Richard Cotey, Ken (Cheri) Cotey and Annette Lukowski ; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents – Lewis DesJardins, Edith (John) Matson; her husband Joe; parents-in-law – Harold and Lil Cotey; and brothers Michael DesJardins and Darrell “Peanut” DesJardins.

Visiting time with family and friends will be held at the Bowerman Funeral Home on Thursday, December 29, 2022 from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m.  Deacon Tom Moseley will conduct a memorial service at the funeral home at 5:00 p.m.

Graveside Service will be on Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery

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