Linda M. (Paulausky) Odegaard, age 62, passed away at Hospice House on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 surrounded by her family.
Born in Waukegan, IL on May 14, 1959, she was the daughter of the late George and Muriel (Elsworth) Paulausky. Linda was educated in the Beach Park School District and graduated from Zion-Benton Township High School in 1977.
She was employed as a Microbiologist for Abbott Laboratories for 31 years.
Linda committed her life to the Lord and dedicated four years to the Franciscan Sisters before God called her to use her gifts serving in a different way. After returning to the Kenosha area in 2017, she became a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and lived her life volunteering and giving back to her community. As a volunteer and leader for Kenosha Literacy Council she was awarded the Pearl Seavitte Tutor Award in 2019. Linda was also presented with the People Whisperer Award from Love Inc. of Lake County where she served as an intake representative serving those in need.
Linda is survived by her brother, Larry (Diane) Paulausky, Lon (Stacey) Paulausky; her step-mother, Mary Freiberg-Paulausky; her step-brothers, David (Kathy) Freiberg, Michael (Sue) Freiberg and Alan (Gail) Freiberg; her nieces, Melody (Finn) O’Driscoll and Holly Paulausky.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved niece, Alli (Paulausky) Rahn.