Obituary for Nov. 16, 2015

• Linda Mae Koerte

Linda Mae Koerte

Linda Mae Koerte, 63, of Hanamaulu, Hawaii, entered Heaven’s gates on October 15, 2015. She died at Straub Hospital in Oahu, Hawaii. She was born on July 16, 1952, in Lihue, Hawaii, to Mary Lopes and Jocintho Duque. She married Michael G. Koerte on February 17, 1979, and he survives.

Also surviving are her daughter Tina (Marilyn) Prem, two sons, Judd and Travis (Misty) Koerte of Kauai; three grandsons, Makana (Pohai), Kainalu (Leeana) Waipa, Trey Omura-Hernandez, six granddaughters, Moana (Gail) Waipa, Pualani, Sierra, Xailea, Bailey Koerte, Sarijah Sanchez, one great-granddaughter Kailee Waipa of Kauai; two sisters, Mary Jane (Bernard) Simao, Diana (Darrel) Simao; and two brothers, Larry (Sharon) Duque, Derek (Cindy) Reis of Kauai.

Linda was preceded in death by three sisters, Josephine Albayrrak, Andrea Freitas, Delores Shaffer; and two brothers, Dennis and Jocintho Duque.

Linda graduated from Kauai High School in 1971, then moved on to become a licensed beautician. Linda worked as a beautician at the Coconut Market Place in Kapaa, Hawaii for many years. She then took an early retirement to stay at home and care for her three children.

Linda was the true definition of Mrs. Aloha. She always brought smiles to the faces of everyone she came in contact with. She was a very giving, loving and caring woman who was certainly the heart of her family. She will be missed by many.

Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, November 20, 2015, at Borthwick Mortuary in Koloa. The family requests casual attire.

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