Linda Sue Kraatz

December 8, 1955 - October 8, 2021

Linda Sue Kraatz, 65, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 1989, formerly of Lockport, NY, passed away peacefully Friday, October 8, 2021 after an admirable battle with cancer. She was born December 8, 1955 in Lockport, the daughter of Harold and Margaret Kraatz.

Linda was a remarkable teacher in Lee County for over 30 years. She was a graduate of the University of South Florida and a proud Bulls fan. She also loved her Buffalo Bills. Linda had an inborn knack with crafting, especially making beautiful wreaths that she loved giving to friends and family. Her favorite pastime was camping where she made many close friends that became her extended family. She will be remembered as a real “Straight Shooter”. She was a very strong woman with a positive outlook on life. She was a fantastic cook who enjoyed sharing her culinary delights. Linda touched many lives, including, students, teachers, co-workers and many, many friends. 

She is survived by her companion, Jill McQueary; mother, Margaret Kraatz; brothers, Mathew Kraatz (Diana), and Mark Kraatz (Cindy); sister, Sheryl Kraatz; extended family, Frederick and Betty McQueary, Frederick McQueary (Alice), and Gregory McQueary (Judy); many nieces, nephews, greats and now great-greats; as well many cousins, all that she loved dearly. 

Though you are no longer with us, you will never be forgotten. May your memory be forever held in the hearts of those who loved you.

Memorial Services will be held 11:30 AM Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Faith Assembly of God, 7101 Bayshore Rd., North Fort Myers, FL 33917 with Wanda Neubert officiating.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Linda Sue Kraatz are suggested to St. Jude’s, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Karen Sautel Nov 3, 2021 at 3:17 pm

    Linda was a beautiful, strong person inside and out. I feel blessed to have known her and be able to call her my friend. She will be missed greatly but she is in the arms of my lord and God and will be looking over all of us as our guardian angel. RIP my friend.

  2. Patricia Smiley Nov 3, 2021 at 3:25 pm

    Linda will forever hold a warm place in my heart. She was a devoted teacher and behavior specialist who always held the children accountable but they always knew she cared deeply for each one of them. I will miss her humor and friendship. May the good Lord hold her close and give strength to those who were lucky to have called her ‘friend.’ Prayers to Jill and family! ❤️

  3. Dave and Bonnie Shontz and Benji Nov 3, 2021 at 4:05 pm

    Linda was a part of our extended camping family. She was like a daughter to us. She was a “straight shooter” and we shared many precious memories with her. She will be missed greatly at the campfires. May she spread her wings and fly high and be our guardian angel. Rest in Paradise Friend.

  4. Jayson Nov 3, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    Aunt Linda will be dearly missed. She was an amazing aunt, and inspired so many. Love you always

  5. Carla Haymer Nov 3, 2021 at 4:44 pm

    Linda is a special person in my heart. She was so strong, resilient, humorous, caring, giving, and dedicated to her craft. May the Lord watch over her. Prayers and love to Jill and her entire family. 🙏

  6. Maggie Drake Nov 4, 2021 at 12:51 pm

    Linda was an amazing person , teacher , behavior specialist who was always great at her talent of relating to all kids even the ones hard to relate too . I enjoyed my years working alongside her for the Lee County school system .She had a wonderful sense of humor and was able to take the most stressful situation and add some relatable humor to help us all cope . Rest In Peace Linda . I am sure the Lord met you at heaven’s gates and said well done my faithful one ! Prayers to Jill and Linda’s families as God lifts them up each day in beautiful memories of our friend Linda

  7. Donna Perkins Nov 4, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Linda was a beautiful person inside and out! She touched the lives of all who knew her! She will truly be missed by all! Take your rest! My condolences and prayers for everyone who loved you! ❤️🙏🏾

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