Bollefer, Linda Sue (nee Hansen)

Bollefer, Linda Sue (nee Hansen)

July 15, 1949 – December 13, 2018
Age 69 of Maplewood. Linda Sue Bollefer, age 69 of St. Paul, MN passed away peacefully December 13, 2018. She was born July 15, 1949 in Saint Paul, MN to the late Daniel and Carol Hansen. Linda celebrated the little things in life and blessed all those that knew her with her joy, compassion, generosity and eccentric sense of humor. She was an exceptional mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. She was such an accepting person and you could not find a better listener. Her laugh was infectious and typically ended in silence because she was laughing so hard she could not catch her breath. Linda spent the first part of her life in St. Paul, Roseville and Hastings, MN. She moved to Colorado Springs, CO in 1988 with her family and appreciated the beautiful Colorado winters.  She also graduated from University of Colorado with her Bachelor of Arts and Masters Degree in Education during that period. Linda was passionate about her job at Emily Griffith School in Larkspur, CO and loved the challenge and reward of working with the children. She moved back to Maplewood, MN in 2013 and lived in the condo directly above her sister, Patti. Over the last several years, she kept busy in ‘retirement’ by floating in the pool, travelling to visit her children in AZ and CO, drinking coffee with her sister and developing her card shark skills. She travelled as often as possible and enjoyed vacations with her children and road trips, in which she stopped at the quirkiest places along the way. She was a wonderful cook and found pleasure in reading cookbooks from start to finish. She watched all things Food Network and Cooking channel and presented her family with her tasty culinary creations. She also earned the nickname Sneaker Mcsneakerson due to her legendary ability to startle, jump out of hiding and scare her kids and grandkids.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents, sister Judy and brother, Danny. She is survived by her children Patty Bollefer, Tara Schmitz, Kari Cunningham and Jonathan Bollefer, her sisters Patti Nelson and Karen O’Hearn, grandchildren Madeline, Nick and Abigail Cunningham, and Stella, Reese and Fiona Bollefer, nieces Kelly Beehler and Lindsey Nelson and large extended family. Services will be held in Colorado at a later date.