Linda Lee (Bailey) Celek, 56, of Fremont, OH passed away unexpectantly at her home on March 23, 2018. Linda was born in Marion, IN on February 24, 1962 to Melvin Lee and Marjorie (Hiatt) Bailey. Linda married Mark A. Celek on December 3, 1983. Linda was the owner of Celek Brothers Masonry Contractors with her husband Mark.
Linda is survived by her husband of thirty-four years, Mark Celek, Fremont; children, Lee Bailey Celek, Fremont, Maxwell Stanley Celek, Sandusky, and Leslie Caroline (Paul) Kippert, Royal Oak, MI; sisters, Shirley (Mike) Larson, Loveland, CO, Cathy (Jay) Buck, Carmel, IN, Susan (Stu) Roberts, Waterville, OH and Anna (Glenn) Rzepecki, Columbus, OH and all of her cherished nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; step-mothers, Flora Bailey and Linda Bailey; mother and father-in-law, Hazel and Stanley Celek; step-mother-in-law, Peg Swartzlander Celek.
Linda treasured her relationships with family and friends above all else. She was blessed with loving sisters who she was very proud to have close relationships with. Linda always felt fortunate after moving to Fremont, for finding four beautiful women; Alison, Beverly, Cindy, and Anita, who made her a part of their family through friendship. Every evening, Linda was joined by her close friend Denise to enjoy her favorite habit in life; walking in Walsh Park. Linda was the foundation of her family, and had the responsibility of organizing and maintaining five separate lives that would have been listless without her support and direction. Her loss was sudden, unjust, and above all else, devastating. Her sisters, children, husband, and friends will forever feel the missing piece of their family, and the loss of someone who will never be replaced. Mark is forever indebted to Linda for sharing her life with him, and will always feel he was given a gift no man could deserve.
The Memorial Mass will take place on Wednesday, March 28, 2018; 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 709 Croghan St., Fremont, OH.
A celebration of life ceremony will follow mass at the Fremont Elks Lodge, 436 Croghan St., Fremont, OH.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the American Cancer Society.
Offer Condolences for the family of Linda Lee CelekPrint Obituary & Condolences
She was a truly kind person who loved life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all Carrie and Joe Beier
My prayers are with all of you what a wonderful person she was she will be missed by so many bless you and your family
To the Bailey family I am so very sorry for your loss I went to Center school with Linda we were good friends before she moved I remember Linda being funny, kind & loving and always looking out for Anna I know she will be greatly missed .
I knew Linda from working with her in the laboratory at Memorial Hospital. She was a very kind and fun person to be around and I am so sorry to hear of her loss. I send my condolences to her family and friends.
Linda was the best part of my day. I will miss our daily walks and treasure our time together.
To all of Linda’s family and friends, please accept my sincerely condolences. Linda was a lovely person. My thoughts are with you. Lori Urban
My heart breaks for your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Linda was such a kind, liveable, woman and I will miss her smile.
Tim & Chris Johns
Mark, kids, and everyone who was blessed to have Linda in their lives…please accept our very sincere condolences during this very difficult time. What a bright light Linda was to so many who knew her. May your memories give you solace.
The Class of 1980 truly lost an Angel on this Earth… Rest with God, Linda. You’ll be missed.. ❤
Teresa (Kolbe) Flock
Whenever I think of Linda I see her one of a kind beautiful smile with abounding love and generosity to Mark, Lee, Max, Leslie, all family, all friends… she never knew a stranger. We are all better to have known her and I hope to carry her light forward. Until we meet again Linda…
Mark and Family. Words cannot be found to express my sorrow of such a sudden
loss of a Beautiful Wife, Mother, and a friend to many. Prayers and blessings for
you and your family.
I only met Linda once in Columbus at her sister Anna’s home. Linda was fun, warm, and just a wonderful person. Prayers for her family and so very sorry for their loss.
Susanna Nation Resler
Cathy, sending my sympathy to you and your family. I know how you loved your sisters and she will be greatly missed. May God’s love give you comfort and peace at this difficult time.
~Susie Nation Resler
Bill & Bonnie Peiffer
Bonnie & I offer our condolences to Mark and their children. Linda was a special person and loved her family. Sorry for your loss.
Delaine Highley (Emmons)
My condolences to all the family. Knew Linda when she was a young girl with all her sisters. Her parents & I were very good friends. Prayers for all of you as you adjust to this tragic loss.
My funny, funny happy friend. I will miss her smile and goofy remarks! There’s no one like Linda Celek! RIP my loving friend!
Bev and Chuck Fassnacht
There will never be a woman as selfless and loving as Linda. Mark, Lee, Max and Leslie you will be in our prayers, hearts and family forever. We will miss her always. Love you all! ❤️
Mark my family offers its sincere condolences to you and your family at this time of loss you will all be in my prayers
Mark and Family, My heart breaks for you. Linda was such a sweet gal and a friendly neighbor. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
Ralph and Lisa Willey
We are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers.
John and Brenda Havens
To Linda’s family! Your sweet gal was one of a kind. She embodied love for everyone she would talk with. You are in our prayers at this time of loss.
So very sorry for your loss.
Bob and Tracy Wells
So sorry for your loss. We send prayers to you and your family.
Bless you friend.
Lupe & Melba Lozano
Condolences and prayers to the family.
Scott & Debbie Pierce
Words cannot describe how sad we were to hear of Linda’s passing. We were blessed to have the Celek Family as our neighbors in Fremont. Linda was an amazing mother and wife and will be greatly missed. Mark, Lee, Leslie and Max, our prayers are with you.
Jeff and Sis Sloma
Mark & kids, like anyone whoever knew Linda, we are just as shocked and saddened by your tremendous loss. May her eloquence, grace and spirit live on through her wonderful children and God bless.
My heart goes out to you and your family. although I only had the pleasure of meeting your beautiful mother once, she was warm and lit up the room. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers in the weeks and months to come. May God protect and guide you during this very difficult time.
God Bless and keep you,
So sorry to hear this. I worked with Max. I did not know Linda but remember Max talking about his mom and his memories of the music she liked. Sad she was too young to leave her family.
Mark and family,
You all are IN my thoughts & prayers—the world just lost one of the best—R.I.P.IINDA—WILL NEVER FORGET THAT SMILE.
Celek Family, Our hearts are saddened by the loss of Linda. She was a beautiful soul, with a heart of gold. May god be with you in this heartbreaking time.
Michael Andrew Salon
Kim and Larry Dickman & family
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Linda was a wonderful, beautiful woman. She will be forever missed.
Faye Druckenmiller Kingsborough
Thoughts and prayers go out to the Bailey and Celek families. They lost a great person. Our 1980’s class has another angel keeping watch over the rest of us. Fly high Linda!!
Michael C Fry
Mark and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of unexpected loss.
Michael and Diann Fry
There are no words to describe the heartache I feel losing my Lindy. I’m here for you Mark and family as she was always there for me. God give us strength to move forward each day as not to hear her voice or witness her loving ways. You will live vicariously thru my eyes for now so until we meet again, you have a huge space in my heart forever. Love, Ali
To Mark, and all of Linda’s family and friends – We send our condolences and will be thinking of you all. I didn’t know Linda well, but what little I was around, her she was always smiling. I know she was truly loved by her friends, as I never heard anything but good things about her. I know she will be missed
Dear Mark, Lee, Max, and Leslie,
We are deeply sorry for the untimely loss of your beloved wife and mom, Linda. Our hearts break for all of you. Linda was a wonderful, friendly, beautiful, intelligent, gifted woman, and she will be missed by so many. We are glad we had the opportunity to get to know her through all of you during school with our children, and then again through the Malinowski family.
Please know you are in our hearts, minds, and prayers as you try and navigate through this sudden and devastating loss.
God Bless All of You,
Mike and Kim Sponseller
Heather (Miller) Billstone
Mark we are so sorry for your loss. Larry and I will always miss her kindness and beautiful smile. I t wont be the same without seeing her at Walsh park and catching up on things We are so proud to have known her. God Bless You and your Family. Love and Prayers. Larry and Sara Brenot
Rochelle (Duncan) Schroeder
I’m so very sorry for your loss Mark and family. My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this sad time. I’ve not seen Linda for many years, but so fondly think of how sweet she always was, and so full of laughter! My heart breaks for you that she was taken from this world at such a young age. Some day we see those we love again I believe, and may your memories give you comfort and peace until that time. Sincerely, Rochelle
Mark I am so sorry for your loss
Merry Lyn (Hirt) Bagwell
Mark and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will lift you up in prayer as you mourn your loss. My heart breaks for you all.
Amy Michael Leadford
Mark, Oh my goodness. I am so sorry for your sudden loss. May Linda rest in peace.
God Bless you and your family during this difficult time.
Amy Michael Leadford
Class of ’75
Mark, Lee, Max, Leslie, and family, you are all in our prayers. Whenever we think of Linda we see her one of a kind beautiful smile with abounding love and generosity. We are just as shocked and saddened by your tremendous loss. Please accept our very sincere condolences during this very difficult time. May God’s love give you comfort and peace at this difficult time.
Jim & Tammy Jo Broshious
Marsha Wagner, Fremont
To Mark & Linda’s families, you have my sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one during this difficult time. Linda is an inspiration to all who have known her because of her wonderful personality & how she lived life to the fullest. Keeping you in my prayers, Sincerely, Marsha
To Linda’s family,
I am so very sorry to read about your loss. Please take comfort in knowing that our heavenly Father truly loves you and cares about what you are going through. He will give you the strength needed to cope during this difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4