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Paulette Gail (Hahn) Linder

December 5, 1949 ~ April 12, 2021 (age 71)


Paulette G. Linder, 71, Wausau, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 12, 2021, while on a diving trip with her husband in the Maldives.

She was born December 5, 1949 in Wausau, daughter of the late Ernest Hahn and Bernice (Schmidt) Beyreis.  On October 17, 1971, she married Robert Linder at Wesley United Methodist Church in Wausau. 

Paulette had quite the resume.  Her first job was entry level with the Wausau Insurance Company (Note-she rode her motorcycle to work despite the fact that she was told by the company that women do not and should not ride motorcycles to work).  She then decided to open Knit Haven Knit Shop in Wausau, where she enjoyed teaching knitting and sewing.  Paulette was one of two women welders in the state of Wisconsin and worked as a welder for Marathon Electric, JI Case and Greenheck Fan Corp.  Paulette decided to further her education and earned a degree as a Certified Public Accountant and worked for Wipfli in Wausau for a number of years.  She was founder and co-owner of Mountain View Apartments, a job she truly enjoyed, alongside her husband and family. 

Paulette had many interests and hobbies throughout her life, too many to count.  She got her Pilots license in the year 2000 and loved to fly!   She received her scuba diving certification 18 years ago and traveled too many locations, diving over 1300 dives.  Paulette loved to take photos of fish and other creatures that caught her attention.  She passed her love of scuba diving to her grandkids, helping four out of five of them receive their scuba diving certification.  She enjoyed trips to the casino (playing the penny machine only) and making firewood with her husband. 

Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.  She taught them to how to play piano, took them to piano lessons, and never missed an event. 

Paulette was one of the special ones!  She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her!

Survivors include, her loving husband of 50 years, Robert; her step-father, Bruce Beyreis, Wausau; two children, Thaddeus (Bonnie) Linder, Wausau and Shannon (Jason) Lambert, Wausau; five grandchildren, Meadow, Skyler and Jax Lambert and Thaddeus Jr and Jada Lambert; her sister, Wendy (Rick) Mrozenski, Wausau; her step-sister, Jill (Kevin) Swatloski, Mosinee; and many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant son, Jason.

Visitation will be from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Avenue, Wausau.

In lieu of cut flowers, please send hanging baskets, floral planters or make a memorial donation in honor of Paulette.  Any flower arrangements ordered thru Rib Mountain Greenhouse will be delivered free to the funeral home for the Linder visitation.

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May 4, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home
3400 Stewart Avenue
Wausau, WI 54401

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