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Anne M. Linden, 52

Anne Marie (Jakulewicz) Linden, age 52, of Delano, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at her home, surrounded by her family, after a long struggle with breast cancer.

Anne was born to Mary and Stanley Jakulewicz in Chicago, IL. She, her sisters, Alice and Monica; and brothers, Michael and Stanley grew up in Lake Geneva, WI.

It was evident early on how fond Anne was of animals, especially horses. This love led her to pursue a career as a horse trainer, and she became one of the top 10 Arabian horse trainers in the country.

She later became involved in showing and breeding golden retriever dogs, and greatly enjoyed watching them perform in the show ring, producing many champions.

Anne married her husband, Doug, in September of 1984.

After her cancer diagnosis in 2002, Anne became very interested in using a healthy diet to beat the disease and sustain her health. Eventually, Anne and her business partner, Jane Speckel opened Kickin’ Nutrition in Delano.

In addition to her love for animals and nutrition, Anne was a woman led by her faith. She enjoyed attending daily Mass, praying the rosary, participating in adoration, and also volunteering as a religious education teacher.

Anne was also an avid runner. But even though she kept herself busy with her many interests, her greatest joy was being a mom.

Anne will be remembered most for her unwavering faith, her bright smile, and her kind, giving heart. A loving wife, mother, and friend to many, her selfless love touched many till her very last day.

Anne is survived by her husband, Doug; children Kelsey, Matthew, and Zachary; and siblings Michael (Wanda) Jakulewicz, Stanley Jakulewicz, and Monica (Mike) Callen.

Mass of Christian Burial took place Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano. The Rev. Paul Kammen celebrated the Mass.

Visitation was Tuesday, Nov. 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Iten Funeral Home in Delano, and continued Wednesday one hour prior to Mass in the church.

The Iten Funeral Home in Delano handled the arrangements