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Linda L. Drehmel

Linda L. Drehmel

January 16, 2017

Linda L. Drehmel, 69, of Eau Claire, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 16, 2017, at HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital with her son at her side.

She was born September 17, 1947, in Eau Claire, the daughter of John and Grace (Castner) Kosmosky.  She graduated from Eau Claire Memorial High School in 1965. 

Linda married Cecil E. Drehmel on May 4, 1968, in Eau Claire. 

Since 1966, Linda has worked in the Beauty Salon industry. She began her career at Beauty Glow (located in former Eau Claire Co-op) and later at Town’s Edge and then moved to Regis where she managed the salon for 18 years before deciding to open her own salon.  In 1992 Linda opened Personal Touch Hair Design in Birch Street Plaza and continued there until her passing.  For the past 10 years she also worked part-time as a food service rep at Kwik Trip on Moholt Drive.  Linda’s passion was not only her salon, but also all of the customers and friends she saw and visited with on a regular basis.  She will be missed by many.

Linda is survived by her son, Justin (Amanda Julson) Drehmel; her faithful companion, “Snoopy”; two brothers, Marvin Kosmosky of Elizabethtown, KY, and Marty Kosmosky of Eau Claire; four sisters, Shirley Biegel of Chippewa Falls, Arlene (Jerry) Frank of Eau Claire, Judy Connor of Eau Claire, Goldean (Jim) Heil of Oakdale, MN; two brothers-in-law, Ray Plemon and Kim Nguyen; and sister-in-law, Ann Kosmosky; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Cecil in 2016; two sisters, Darlene Plemon and Cindy Nguyen; and a brother, Merlin Kosmosky; also by numerous aunts and uncles.

Funeral Services will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Eau Claire with the Rev. Dr. Timothy J. Heupel officiating.  Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. Saturday until the time of service at the church.  Inurnment will be at a later date in Resurrection Chapel Mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery in Eau Claire.

Chippewa Valley Cremation Services is serving the family. 

Visitation

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Eau Claire.

Service

12 p.m. Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Eau Claire.