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Linda K. Head

Linda passed away Friday, July 9, 2021 at her home in Otsego.

She was born September 14, 1947 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Charles and Mildred (Hodge) Quackenbush. For many years Linda was a cook at Western Michigan University. In her free time she enjoyed reading, shopping and traveling. Most of all she loved spending time with her family. Linda was a member of the Women of the Moose Lodge 345 in Otsego. In 1964 in Kalamazoo she married Phillip Head who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Michelle (Henry) Zuydwegt of Florida, Cindy (Michael) King of Three Rivers, Patricia Van Bruggen of Otsego, Michael Head of Otsego, Christopher (Tiffany) Head of Parchment and Cheryl Head of Plainwell; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren along with her brother, Robert (Charlene) Quackenbush.

She was preceded in death by her parents; children, Dan and April and siblings, Jim Quackenbush and Jacqueline Clickner.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

A celebration of Linda’s life will be held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, July 17, 2021 at the Otsego Moose Lodge.

Contributions in memory of Linda may be made to

Wings of Hope Hospice of Allegan.

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Deb and Rob Adams

July 10, 2021 at 10:51 am

Our hearts break for you all, aunt Linda was the best and you could talk to her about anything. I hope she’s enjoying reconnecting with dad and aunt Jackie. We’ll miss you for always!! ❤


Mariah whitney

July 10, 2021 at 11:55 am

I love you grannie , strongest women I’ve ever met and I’m going to make you proud on my journey to becoming a mommy. Me and rieliegh love you I’ll be sure she knows all about you.


Robin Brockman Ford.

July 10, 2021 at 3:21 pm

Condolences to the family.linda was a great lady.Iwent to school with her kids an remember hanging out occasionally at her home good times.if you were down and out Linda brought your spirit up and made you laugh .if you were hungry or needed a place to just get away her door was always opened she never turned you away.she went above and beyond her duty with love and kindness to help you out .she has a heart of gold.strong an miss you.


Jan Jameson

July 10, 2021 at 3:46 pm

Ma was good people,and I will miss her. I will fondly remember her keeping an eye on me when we were neighbors,and also her support the times I was Governor of our lodge.

Rest in Peace dear lady.


carol fowlie [Quackenbush]

July 10, 2021 at 3:55 pm

linda was our cousin, we are from Canada, my dad Tip and her dad charlie were brothers,my sister Diane Quackenbush spent many of summers at Lindas and Phils place back in late 70;s ,sorry to hear of her to all.xoxo.we have lost 3 siblings also and know how hard it is…Kathy [BOBO],Vickie and Bev. from Diane, Gord and Carol


Jacquie Fillmore

July 10, 2021 at 7:01 pm

Linda was a wonderful lady. Her smile would light up a room. Loved working with her at the Otsego Moose Lodge. She will be missed by many.


dan weese

July 10, 2021 at 7:07 pm

ms. head sorry you are gone because your grandchildren will miss you very much buit now you can tell my brother just how good joshua and terri has been here when he went to heaven where you have gone now i will send prayers and hugs to your family especially the mother of my nephew joshua and niece terri you was always nice to me


Dyann Herr

July 11, 2021 at 12:54 pm

Soar with the other Angels my dear Friend…Love ya and will see you again some day.


Cheri & Brett VerMeulen

July 11, 2021 at 1:19 pm

Linda, was a very carrying and helping person when I reached out to her years ago. She has been a wonderful friend ever since then. She has always been a strong Matrarc for her family. She was an all around beautiful person inside and out. Linda my fiend you will be missed.


Michael King

July 11, 2021 at 6:07 pm

To the family… you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will miss hearing every spring how I better hurry because the hot dog stand is open!!! I will miss your laugh and how you called Madison , Maddy May. Casey came up with calling her Malinda and every time she laughs. Thank you for your laugh and your guidance. You will be missed… thank you for giving me the most amazing woman I know, Cindy, thank you for the gift of Miss Madison., your persistence brought an Angel to us R.I.P.


Kathy Barnett

July 17, 2021 at 5:35 pm

RIP..Linda Head. She was such a good strong woman. She will be missed by many. I am so very sorry I can’t be there for the memorial. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.


Ruth Grevenstuk

July 18, 2021 at 1:30 am

To the family of Linda Head, I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Linda at WMU. We had some good laughs together. I enjoyed working g with her. You are in my thoughts and prayers.


nancy kablitz

August 6, 2021 at 9:35 am

so sorry for your loss.i used to work with linda at wmu,she was a fun person,good to


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