Linda Jean Zetterberg
Died: May 12, 2017
Linda Jean Zetterberg, age 70, of Blairstown, NJ died Friday, May 12, 2017 at Morristown Memorial Hospital.  Linda was born March 2, 1947 in Jersey City, NJ. She is the daughter of the late Norman and the late Ruth (Stehlick) Hendrikson. 

She was employed by N.J. Publishing as a Production Supervisor. 

She is survived by her husband, Gerard Thomas Zetterberg, two sons, Robert Thomas and wife Michelle, Michael Scott and wife Tara, one daughter, Jean Ann, one step daughter, Janine Ann “Sissy”.  She is also survived by five grandchildren, Tylor Jakob, Sean Luke, Derek Michael, Kaitlyn Nicole, and Maddoxx James. 

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 6:30pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, N.J. with Rev. Birda Ferguson officiating.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Cochran Funeral Home, Inc.  Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.cochranfuneral.com.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Seeing Eye Inc, www.seeingeye.org.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Cochran Funeral Home Inc,.  

Condolences:

Joan Leslie Taylor
#10
May 21st, 2017 10:05 pm
I have known my cousin Linda since she and my sister Sue were babies and I was just a couple years older. We played together at her house and ours, and we spent every Thanksgiving and Christmas together, all through our childhoods. Linda and I both married young and had daughters. Although our adult lives took us in different directions on opposite sides of the country, Linda was always in my heart, and I was happy that we reconnected in the last few years as first my mother died, and then hers, and now I am so very sad that my dear cousin Linda is gone. Jean, Robert and Michael, my thoughts are with you.
Jean Ann Zetterberg
#9
May 20th, 2017 11:33 am
Thank you all for sharing and remembering our mom. Having you all around us on Wednesday was amazing and helped process all we are going thru. To all of you who have lost a friend I am so sorry for your loss she really was an amazing friend mom grandmother and she will be dearly missed. Too soon mom you were taken from us.... To my Mom It is amazing how painful losing your mom is....... I never doubted that for a second but the reality of it is numbing. .....I just want her here................... I want Maddoxx to have his Grammy.....but today we are here sending her off to heaven...... if she isn't already there ...to be with koda.... her parents and so many others.... Life is filled with instant gratification email...text...phone calls...call we don't even bother any more...it's just send a text...but if time is short and you can send a text then that is what you should do....but "slow down and enjoy life" mom would say to me......I wish I had ...so slow down and make sometime for a phone call ....a visit..... don't wait. all I want to do is hear her voice ...be able to ask her anything...give her a hug ...because I certainly didn't give her enough of them....probably never would have ever been enough... Loving my mom was the easy part ... god knows we all did ... but honestly went thru life like she would always be here........ MOM gave us incredible childhood .... there wasn't anything she wouldn't do or try to do for us...and we were always doing something fun....hiding sweetarts around the house for my friends and I to find was one my favorites. But whatever she did she always gave it the special touch ...extra special...you wouldn't get a card from mom unless she had drawn something on the envelope and inside the card ...needless to say the envelopes never got thrown away. Later once we.... her 3 kids where jr adults ....There wasn't anywhere mom wouldn't venture to go with us....every racing....with the (occasional card board box for accommodations) .... skiing in Vermont...snowmobiling in NY....maybe a party here or there....where every we went ...whatever we where up to mom was generally with us..... Mom had many passions ....her children ....her grandchildren...her adopted children....her job...eventually her house...mom wanted to design her house and build it in the country...her way! And that is what she did (and in mom fashion it may have taken a little longer than it should have).......she loved her house and one criteria that was most important was it be able to accommodate the largest Christmas trees you could find in the county...one that she could have her entire family around ...hmmm and if you didn't make it thou it may have broke her heart she didn't say....A Christmas tree that maybe stay up a little longer than anyone was ok with......... one that would take 3 people to put it up...but to decorate it that was her thing...even if it took a few weeks she got it done and it always looked so beautiful....... she loved her gardens....her pool...her fish....and taking pictures....and she has passed down so many of her passions .... traditions to us her kids...her grandkids.... mom you loved with all your heart ....gave with even more....may we live the rest of our lives here how you raised us to ....love you forever ....miss you beyond words...your pain in now gone your site is now yours...as you watch over us may we bring a smile to your beautiful face every day.... I don't know how to do this without you ...but I promise to try...... to live everyday to the fullest with you by my side and in my heart mom I love you....give Koda boy hugs from us he must be so happy to see you with Gram and Grandpa too!!
Bridget Alfaro
#8
May 17th, 2017 8:08 pm
Linda was a beautiful woman who moved through this world slowly with grace and kindness you will be missed... Ciao my amigo Until we meet again ❤ ❤ ❤
Holly Holman Ehrens
#7
May 16th, 2017 5:07 pm
Linda was an amazing and special person with very creative talents and a heart so kind and gentle that she embraced life to the fullest. Linda and I met in fifth grade and never stopped being close friends. I miss her terribly.God bless you my friend.
Al Kratzer
#6
May 16th, 2017 3:25 pm
I worked on and off with Linda starting in 2001 at NJN Publishing. She was a wonder manager and a wonderful person with a "can do" attitude. If someone needed something done, you knew it was in good hands if it was given to her. She was also funny and had a big heart. I have not seen or talked to her in a decade, but she touched many and none will forget her.
Mike Deak
#5
May 15th, 2017 11:11 am
I worked with Linda at NJN Publishing. Even in the most pressure-packed situations - and every day there was one - she maintained her good humor and graciousness toward everyone. She knew her work inside and out and she cared for everyone with whom she worked. She was dedicated and justifiably took proud in her work. My condolences to her family. May she rest in peace.
Alison Stashek
#4
May 14th, 2017 7:31 pm
Linda was a special woman and will be missed. I had the pleasure of working with her for many years at NJN Publishing starting in the fall of 2001. Besides for being my manager she became a great friend. I was fresh out of school when she helped to give me the opportunity of working for her as a graphic artist. She always talked about her family and how much she loved being so close to her kids and grandkids. She was always there to give advice to me whenever I needed someone to talk to. I was so happy she was able to make it on the day I got married. I know she said she was proud of me and also when I became a Mom years later. We kept in touch on Facebook when we no longer worked together. I'm so sad that she is gone and we weren't able to see each other recently. She was a kind, caring person who loved with all her heart. Rest easy Linda I feel very proud and honored to have known you.
The Walsh Family
#3
May 14th, 2017 3:37 pm
My deepest condolences to you all. Linda has raised some very head strong independent kids! Please know I think of you all every minute of the day and that you may get thru this as peacefully as you're able to just like your mom would want. She will be missed. With love, Kathleen
Tim Tedesco
#2
May 14th, 2017 11:01 am
Dear Gerard and Family: I was a high school classmate of Linda's. Please accept my sincere condolences and prayers on the passing of Lynda. Sincerely, Tim Tedesco Oakland, NJ
Donna Farino
#1
May 13th, 2017 11:13 pm
My heart breaks for you as you begin dealing with the void the passing of your mom leaves in your life. May knowing how much she loved you be a constant comfort. And may you often reflect on all the fond memories and great times in your life you shared with her. May she be at peace and eternal happiness with those who passed before her and may she prepare an awesome welcome when you meet again.
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