Buehler, Linda 9/20/1940 - 12/22/2022 Plainwell Linda Kay (Bedecs) Buehler, age 82, of Plainwell, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2022. She was born on September 20, 1940, to Martin and Irene Bedecs. Linda and her younger sister, Sharon, grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, amongst a close group of relatives, all of proud Hungarian descent. Linda graduated from Kalamazoo Central High School ("old" Central downtown, as she called it) and Western Michigan University. It was while at WMU that Linda met the love of her life, Richard (Dick) Buehler. Linda and Dick met by chance when their classes were required to attend the same speech, and their love story took off from there. They were happily married in the St. Thomas More Catholic Church on campus in 1959 and became the proud parents of three children: Debra, Martin, and Dana. Linda shared 55 years of marriage with her loving husband before his passing in 2014. Time together as a family was very important to Linda and Dick, and they made family vacations a priority. Linda and Dick took the family on historical and educational trips and on fun trips to Florida, too. Later, when they were empty nesters, they began exploring Mexico and the Caribbean. Their favorite island was Aruba, where they had many memorable trips, especially the time they brought their oldest granddaughters with them. The family also spent a lifetime of summers together at their cottage on Wall Lake in Delton, a place that was very dear to her. Linda was extremely creative and had several careers throughout her life. She was a champion dog breeder, antique collector, elementary teacher at North Elementary of Parchment Public Schools, real-estate broker, accountant at Glidden in Kalamazoo, and owner/property manager of Circa Properties, in which she and her husband owned and operated a dozen rental houses in Kalamazoo and served as landlord to hundreds of WMU students throughout the years. Linda was preceded in death by her parents, husband Richard, brother- and sister-in-law Edward and Janice Frederick, and brother-in-law Kenneth Buehler. She will be lovingly remembered by many family and friends, including her children, Debra (Donald) Freed, Martin (Sheila Callahan) Buehler, and Dana (Scott) Rickers; grandchildren, Allison (Karl) Falk and Elizabeth Freed; Dr. Barbara (James) Buehler-Schaffhauser, Daniel (Samantha) Buehler, Amanda Buehler, and Brianna (Lonnie) Harrison; Cody, Alexis and Zoey Rickers; great grandchildren Leo and Lila Harrison; sister Sharon Bedecs; nephew and niece, Nicholas and Lauren Nocera; sister-in-law Dian Buehler, and many nieces and nephews. A private memorial service will be held later this spring.