Linda L. Kuehl, age 74, of Elgin, IL, died of cancer on October 31, 2021. She was born October 12, 1947 in Morrison, IL to her loving parents, Ronald and Doris Cook (née Dohner).

Linda attended Elgin public schools through ninth grade before moving with her family to Normal, IL, where she graduated from University High School, Class of 1965. She graduated from MacMurray College in 1969 with a degree in English Literature, and later from Franciscan University in 1982 with a Masters in Library Science.

Linda taught in District U-46 from 1969 to 2002, teaching English at both Larkin and Streamwood high schools before becoming a librarian at Streamwood in 1982.

Her love of literature extended beyond the classroom. She remained a voracious reader and had bookshelves in nearly every room in her house. She was passionate about many topics, interests, and causes, chief among them women’s rights, animal welfare and the environment.

Linda will be remembered for her incandescent intelligence, incisive wit, and laughter. She was fiercely devoted to her family and friends. For those who knew and loved her, the world has become dimmer.

Linda is survived by her husband, Michael Kuehl; sisters, Mary Ann Cook and Ramona Cook; and nephew, Michael Cook Cusumano.

Funeral services are pending.

Final arrangements entrusted to Fox Valley Cremation Services.  For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit

6 Replies to “Linda L. Kuehl”

  1. Linda was such a sweet gal. I had the pleasure of meeting her through yoga. She was such an interesting person and could always make you laugh. Prayers for her husband and family. May she Rest In Eternal Peace.

  2. Linda will be missed by many. She was always kind, thoughtful and caring. – I have thought of her often and will continue to do so.

  3. I was fortunate to have worked with Linda at LHS. She was bright, well-read and never afraid to support a cause she believed in, even when the cause may have been unpopular! My deepest sympathy to Michael and her family.

  4. I had the privilege to know Linda as a teacher at Streamwood High School where she taught me how to read Shakespeare and write a good essay. I also enjoyed getting to know her as a colleague when I became an English teacher at the same school. Her razor wit, dry sense of humor and sincere love of learning affected me deeply in both capacities. I am grateful for the memories and the ways her influences live on.

  5. I met Linda at the gym working out and taking Yoga classes. She was a kind soul with a great sense of humor. She was a fighter and I admired her tenacity as she battled her illness. May she rest in peace.

  6. I enjoyed Linda immensely! I could always count on a unique perspective and a great wit in conversations with her. I loved seeing her at Al’s Cafe with her favorite dish accompanied by a special beer. Strong, loyal, and loving Linda. Rest now.

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