Linda Sullivan

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died September 17, 2023

Linda L. Sullivan, age 67, of Escanaba, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 17, 2023, at her home with her family by her side.


Linda was born on January 4, 1956, in Escanaba, the daughter of David and Esther (Cottom) Friets.


Linda grew up in Escanaba, and graduated from Escanaba Area High School, class of 1974. Linda was joined in marriage to William Sullivan in 1985, and they welcomed their daughter Samantha in 1989. Linda always kept herself busy, and prided herself in the businesses she was a part of, including Sully’s Sandwiches, started by her late husband William; and Norm’s Famous French Fries, that they owned and operated for many years. Linda enjoyed the outdoors and being in nature, spending her summers camping or at the beach. Linda also loved Lifetime Movie Marathons, collecting Brass figurines, and spending time with her grand-pup Daisy May. She will be remembered by all as the strong willed, free-spirited woman she was.


Linda is survived by her daughter Samantha Sullivan, partner Al Schaefer, mother Esther Friets, brother David Friets, and sisters Connie and Debra Friets, as well as her nephews.


Linda was preceded in death by her father David Friets, her husband William R. Sullivan, and her step-son Adam Sullivan.


The family would like to extend special thanks to Lori Dieter with UPHS Hospice and to family friend Leslie Bacus for their graciousness and care provided.


Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

15 Tributes for “Linda Sullivan

    My thoughts and prayer are with you Samantha, know that your mother is extremely proud of you despite the distance you were always her daughter no matter the differences and a lot of great memories know that I’m here for you forever always I love you

    Larry & Caryl Clemens (Deb’s neighbor)
    Would like you to know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. She was a very nice lady.
    Deb if you need anything let us know

    So sorry to hear of Linda passing away. As a classmate this always hits close to home. I knew she had cancer but lost track over the years. I hope she was cared for and it sounds like she was. Once again my condolences to the family.

    My condolences to Linda’s family. I am so sorry Connie that you had to say goodbye to your sister who passed at a young age. Prayers and love to all your family.

    I’m so sorry to hear about Linda’s passing. I lived next door to her and all the Fritz family in Bay View. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.

    Sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. Her and Bill were close family friends

    Linda will be dearly missed. Could never find a better friend than Linda. Loyal to a fault. I will miss you my friend. Till we meet again, rest in peace. I love you. Prayers to the family.

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Friets family and all Linda’s relatives. I too grew up in Bay View with Linda, babysitting the kids occasionally. She had a wonderful smile and was always to pleasant to me. It is so hard to lose anyone at such a young age. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    I’m truly sorry for your loss. I remember Linda so well. It’s been years since I’ve seen you. I wanted you to know your in my thoughts and prayers.
    Take good care.

    Sam my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Please know I am here for you any time ❤️

    Linda was my best friend! I will remember her smile and laugh and the little wink she gave you. She was such a beautiful soul and loved to have fun. Will miss her til we meet again!!

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