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Linda Kathleen (O’Hearn) Bulkowski of Canadian Lakes, MI, formerly of Grand Rapids and Kentwood, age 74, passed away on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.


She was born to Robert and Kathleen (Finkler) O’Hearn, on November 3, 1941, whom she has joined in Heaven together with her grandparents, many uncles, aunts and brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Lorraine Kalinowski. She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, James; children, Daniel, David (Melissa), Richard (Isabel), Walt (Karen), William, Kathryn (Donald) Kowalewski and sister, Carol Ronk. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, brother and sister-in-law, John and Joan Clark; special aunts, Esther Sanborn and Esther Finkler, and many nieces and nephews.


Linda spent her childhood in Marne, MI; before her family moved to Grand Rapids where she graduated as valedictorian from Mount Mercy Academy. She attended Aquinas College from 1959-1960. In 1960, she met James on a blind date and the two were married on June 24, 1961. During her lifetime, Linda was a very devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered. Honoring Linda’s wishes, cremation has taken place.

A memorial service celebrating Linda’s life will be held at St. Anthony’s Parish, 2510 Richmond St. N.W., Grand Rapids, on Saturday, August 6th, at 11:00 AM with Reverend Mark Przybysz as celebrant. Family will greet guests an hour before mass. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Spectrum Hospice.

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