Our beloved mother Margaret “Peggy” M. (Ritter) Linden 82, of La Crosse died Tuesday July 2, 2019, at Gundersen Hospital. She was born August 24, 1936, in La Crosse, Wis., to George and Margaret (Peterschmidt) Ritter.
She married DeWitt R. Hansen on March 24, 1956. They had 4 children together and they later divorced. She married Eugene R. Linden on February 17, 1979.
She is survived by her three daughters; Julie (Lee) Burge of La Crosse, Wis., Jean Fryseth of La Crosse, Wis., Lisa Hansen (Lynn Ritchart) of Watertown, Wis., one son; Robert (Bob) Hansen of White Bear Lake, Minn., three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; step children; Mary Kay Wold (Linden), Charles Peter (Linder) Linden, Joy Jaeger and her husband Mike; nine step-grandchildren, 25 step-great-grandchildren; a brother; Mike Ritter of Holmen, Wis.; two sisters; Judy Schreier of La Crosse, Wis., Barbara Holte of La Crosse, Wis., and many nieces and nephews and a very special friend and companion Tom Pahs.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Eugene Linden, one brother Tom Ritter, one grandson Matthew Fryseth and 2 stepsons Bob and Jay Linden.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Mary, Mother of the Church Parish, 2006 Weston St., La Crosse, Wis. Rev. Brian D. Konopa will officiate with burial to be held in Oak Grove Cemetery, La Crosse, Wis. Family and friends may visit from 9:30 AM until the time of Mass in the Church on Saturday.
Memorials are preferred and will be determined by the family at a later date.