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Linda Marie (Gates) Torp

January 10, 1948 ~ March 16, 2022 (age 74)


Linda M. Torp

Grand Ledge, MI

Passed away with her loving family by her side Wednesday, March 16, 2022 in Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, MI. She was born January 10, 1948 in Flint, MI the Daughter of George and Betty (Darlington) Gates and lived in the Grand Junction/South Haven, MI areas the majority of her life.

Linda helped run the family businesses (J.C. Bait & Tackle/The Porthole) in South Haven for 35 years. She enjoyed bowling, playing bingo, watching Law & Order and loved spending time with her family.

Predeceased is her husband, Jens, whom she married November 4, 1967. Surviving are her four children: Shelly (Doug) Zdawczyk of Saline, MI, Stacey (Kenneth) Corke of Hilo, HI, Mark (Missy) Torp of Portland, MI, Rob (Liz) Torp of Park Ridge, IL; 6 beautiful grandchildren: Kelsea, Ashley, Reagan, Summer, Emma and Colin; great-grandchildren: Brayden, Oonagh and Fallen; brother, George Gates and her niece, Rachelle Schroeder; all of whom she dearly loved.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place and there will be no services. Her final resting place will be at the family cabin in Paulding, MI with her husband, Jens.

The family suggests memorials be made to the National Kidney Foundation; Online condolences may be made at

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