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Obituary: Linda Kay Thrailkill

Sep 2, 2020

Linda Kay Thrailkill, 64 of Fort Myers Beach, FL passed away in her home on August 27, 2020. Linda lived beautifully and courageously with lung cancer until the very end.

Daughter of the late Warren and Emily Naugle. She is survived by daughters Shannon Orlandini, JoAnn Christenson and Crystal Gottschalk and their spouses along with 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She is also survived by her two siblings, several cousins, nieces and nephews and her longtime boyfriend Glen Marquis.

Linda grew up in Tecumseh, Michigan and was married at a young age to Joseph Gottschalk residing in Michigan until the early 90’s when they moved to Colorado. She worked in retail most of her life. Linda was a very reliable and hard worker and always kept everyone on their toes. Her wit is something everyone will always remember and cherish. As her daughters’ biggest fan, she never missed any of their sporting events. She had a love of animals, NASCAR, fishing and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was able to overcome many hard times and taught her girls to be fighters in life as she was.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 AM – 2 PM on Saturday, September 5 at Bonita Bills (party/meeting room) 702 Fisherman’s Wharf, Fort Myers Beach. Family and friends are welcome to attend to help celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in the Memory of Linda K. Thrailkill to the Gulf Coast Humane Society at www.gulfcoasthumanesociety.org/donate