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Linne Marie Cain

October 2, 1940 — December 22, 2015

"I don't know where I'm going and I won't know where I've been as I tumble through the always and look forward to the when." -Warren Hanson

Linné passed away December 22, 2015 at Agrace Hospice with family members at her side.

She was born in Evanston, IL on October 2, 1940 to Norm and Alta Franzen. She attended grade school and high school in Evanston. Starting at a young age summers were spent at Camp Hilltop in Spring Green, WI as a camper then as a counselor beginning at age 16. Many lifelong friendships began at Hilltop.

Linné graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Speech/Drama Education. Upon marrying John Cain, she settled in Madison, WI where she raised 3 children: Shawna, Brennan and Temple.

Following her divorce, she worked at the Diagnostic and Treatment Unit (DTU) at the Waisman Center where she helped develop programs and workshops. While traveling around the state presenting workshops she developed a strong sense of identity and was able to further develop her writing and public speaking skills.

She was a long time member of the First Unitarian Society where she sang in the choir, participated in various activities and worked in the office for a period of time. For 18 years she attended the Unitarian Universalist Summer Assembly Camp at Lake Geneva, WI where, once again, long lasting friendships began.

An avid reader with an engaging sense of humor, her death leaves a void in the lives of many.

Linné was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Brennan. She is survived by her daughters, two grandsons and her sister.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Madison in May, 2016.
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