Linda Kay (Aartila) Stewart

Resided in Bark River, MI
Died July 18, 2020

Linda Kay (Aartila) Stewart, 65, passed away Saturday afternoon, July 18th, 2020 at the Cedar Hill Assisted Living Facility in Bark River, MI due to complications of ALS.

Linda was born on December 30th, 1954, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to the late Aarno John Aartila and the late Donna Jean (Versailles) Aartila, both originally of Marquette. Linda was raised in Kalamazoo and graduated from Loy Norrix High School in 1973. She continued her studies at Michigan State University where she earned her bachelor of arts in office administration in 1977. Linda worked with the State of Michigan for over thirty years as an accountant where she also met the love of her life, Bryan Lynn Stewart. They were married in the Bahamas on March 10th, 2000.

As an avid golfer, Linda enjoyed spending time with Bryan at a variety of courses around the Lansing area and especially at Highland Woods Golf and Country Club near their vacation home in Bonita Springs, FL. She enjoyed entertaining and spending time with friends, cooking, reading, following Michigan State Spartan athletics, and relaxing poolside with her dogs at her Lansing home. The family camp at Little Shag Lake in Gwinn and her parent’s home on Platte Lake in Honor hold many special memories.

Linda was preceded in death by her parents, Aarno and Donna Aartila; her husband, Bryan Stewart; and her sister, Karen (Aartila) Seder.

She is survived by her sister, Sue (Howard) Boyer of Canton; brother, David (Greta) Aartila of Kalamazoo; nieces and nephews Dan (Sarah) Seder of Escanaba, Kathryn (Josh) Meyette of Gladstone, John (Krysta) Seder of Gladstone, Andrew (Amy) Boyer of Canton, Cara (Ryan) O’Bleness of Livonia, and Sarah Aartila of Kalamazoo; and dear neighbor and friend Chip Kiebler of Lansing.

A celebration of life will be held by the family at a later date. The family is being assisted by the Skradski Family Funeral Home in Escanaba.

10 Tributes for “Linda Kay (Aartila) Stewart

    Linda was a great gal. I called her cousin and friend. May see Rest In Peace. ❤️

    Linda was a great cousin that I will miss dearly. I loved her smile and laid back attitude. Say hello to Karen for me…both of you left this world way too soon.

    Rest in Peace, sweet Linda. I will treasure our memories and keep your love safely in my heart until we meet again. Love you forever and a day.

    Dear Sue Ann, David and families,

    My sincere condolences on the death of your sister Linda. Praying that God will comfort you during this difficult time.
    Carolyn Carlson Beauchaine

    What a sweet, sweet soul. So blessed to have met her at Cedar Hills, always thankful. Such perseverance! ALS is a devastating disease but she handled it with grace and determination. I will miss her…

    So sorry to hear about Linda’s passing. I will always remember the fun pool parties at her and Bryan’s house in Lansing. She and Bryan are together again!!

    Classmates seem to drift apart as we move away. I remember our junior and senior high school parties. My condolences to her family.

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