About Linda: After graduating from Concordia in Seward, NE, Linda taught 3rd and 4th grade at St. Matthew in Westland, MI and earned a Masters in reading. Moving out to Algonac brought about a change of jobs. Linda worked at General Motors for 11 years until the Detroit plant closed. While on layoff, she volunteered at a local literacy program. This led to teaching adult education for 20 years. Along the way, she received her Ed. Specialist in teaching English as a Second Language. Her classroom was a one room schoolhouse. She taught GED, high school completion, literacy and English as a Second Language. The classroom was never dull or boring. She retired from Anchor Bay Adult Ed. in 2010, and is now enjoying her retirement.
In 1971, Linda married Bob Jehle, a grade school classmate. They have an adopted daughter, son-in-law and 2 grandchildren. They are the joys of their lives. Sandy, their daughter, has survived now for 10 years after brain cancer surgery and all the treatments that go along with it. Duke University saved her life. Their grandson is in medical school at Michigan State University, and their granddaughter, also at MSU, is planning to be a teacher.
Bob retired from GM 10 years ago and has kept busy. He and a friend repair fire trucks for several local fire departments. He is also working on restoring his 1926 ALF pumper. They spent their winters in Florida close to Linda's dad. He's 89 and going strong.