Born October 19, 1943. Grew up on various farms, attending one-room schools until we moved to town (Lake Mills, Wisconsin)in 1957. I then attended public schools in Lake Mills until I graduated in 1962.
I married my husband, Gerald Lee Bade, on July 18, 1964. We attended the same school in Lake Mills and graduated together in 1962. We lived in the Lake Mills area until 1977 when we moved to California. We have lived in the Oceanside, California area for the last 11 years.
We have one daughter, Debra Diane "Bade" Donnell. She married Scott Michael Donnell on November 19, 1988. They have two children, Jessica Michelle Donnell, age 13, and Michael Lee Evans Donnell, age 10. They live in Vista, California.
Jerry has worked in the semiconductor industry for nearly 40 years. He is an Engineer with his main expertise in mechanical design. Presently working for Entegris, Inc. in Chaska MN. Therefore, I left my full time position in June of 2003 and have been commuting back and forth between California and Minnesota.
I have spent my working career as a secretary, typist, computer operator and administrative assistant at various companies.
Jerry's hobbies include sports, hiking, motorcycling, home building, remodeling and handyman work. Together we designed and built the last home we had in Wisconsin.
Linda's hobbies include reading, sewing, gardening, home decorating (including painting)and sightseeing/traveling.
Our faith is an extremely important part of our lives. We are members of Bethel Baptist Church in Escondido, CA.
We are planning to retire in the fall of 2005 and hope to be able to do some traveling after that.