Linda Lou Sackenreuter


Linda Lou Sackenreuter

June 21, 1946 – September 19, 2019

Linda Lou Sackenreuter passed away peacefully, on September 19, 2019 at Overlake Hospital in Bellevue, Wash. surrounded by her loving family. She was born June 21, 1946 in Seattle, Wash. to Russ and Doris Rodgers. The Rodgers family lived in West Seattle for many years before moving to Bellevue.

Linda graduated from Sammamish High School in 1964. In 1965 Linda gave birth to her daughter, Lorrie Lee. They spent 53 wonderful years together with many friends considering them sisters as well as Mother and Daughter. She was actively involved with the schools Lorrie attended.

In 1975 Linda married Steve Sackenreuter at his parent’s home in Chelan, Wash. at the State Fish Hatchery with the fish feeders going off in the background. Her daughter Lorrie always took credit for introducing Linda and Steve when they were neighbors at Woodside East Apartments in Bellevue. They celebrated their 44th anniversary on April 12, this year. Linda was a devoted Mother and Wife and provided unconditional love and support to her family. She will be remembered for her compassion for others and that glowing smile.

Linda worked for many years as a personal banker at Rainier Bank. She retired to spend more time with her family, gardening, raising beautiful flowers and doing home projects. Her home and yard were always in perfect condition. In the early 1980’s Linda and Steve opened Moss Bay Mustang and worked side by side selling reproduction mustang parts and restoring the old classics. Linda always teased Steve about the extra can of nuts/bolts that were left over from each project. They spent many weekends with her Brother Tom at automobile swap meets.

Linda had a connection to areas with salt water access and particularly enjoyed Alki Beach and camping at Deception Pass State Park. The family always had a recreational vehicle and took exciting trips to Arizona, California, Canada, Banff/Lake Louise, Yellowstone and multiple sites in Eastern Washington including Lake Chelan. She enjoyed exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Now she is on one of those special adventures with no pain and all the fresh air she needs.

Linda is survived by her husband Steve, daughter Lorrie and many extended family members.

Thanks to the fantastic doctors, nurses and staff who treated her at Overlake Hospital, Eastside Family Medicine Clinic and the Life Care Center of Kirkland.

No public services will be held. Memorials may be made to Overlake Hospital in Bellevue. Arrangements provided by Cedar Lawns Funeral Home in Redmond, Wash.


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