Linda Ann MacAllister Bachand was born April 2, 1947, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Menominee, Michigan. Her mother is Corinne Adele Guy from Rochester, Minnesota and her father was Ray James MacAllister from Menominee, Michigan.
Linda graduated from Fond du Lac’s Goodrich High School in June of 1965. She then attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison where she met and married her surviving husband Clyde Bachand and graduated in 1969 with a Bachelor of Music Degree in education.
In the fall of 1969, she began teaching music in the Lake Geneva School System and taught there until 1973. She also taught piano and voice in the lakes area and served as the organist for Holy Communion Episcopal Church where she also taught Sunday School, served as treasurer, and served on the Vestry.
In 1992 Linda earned a Master of Arts in European history from UW Milwaukee. Beginning in 1995 She began lecturing at Covenant Harbor, Lake Geneva, for Elderhostel, now Road Scholars. She specialized in sharing her love of Broadway musical theater and considered it to be the best of all her jobs.
Linda is survived by her husband, Clyde, her daughters, Rebecca Van de Ven of Sewanee, Tennessee and Emily Baerbock of Menomonee Falls, and grandchildren Tobias Van de Ven, Madeline Van de Ven, and Gabrielle Baerbock. She is also survived by her mother, Corinne MacAllister, Neenah, and sisters Debbie Brotz, St. Paul, Minnesota, Melissa Baldwin, Appleton, and Suzanne Barnett, Magee, and nieces Ashley Barnett of Atlanta, Georgia and Rachel Baldwin of Madison.
Linda loved her cats, her house, her music, her garden, her church, her community and her family. A visitation will be held at Holy Communion Episcopal Church, 320 Broad St. Lake Geneva, on Friday March 15 from 3 until 5 p.m. followed by a memorial service at 5 p.m.. There will be a light supper immediately following the service.