Linda Jo Orton

Died: February 10, 2021

Linda  Jo  Orton


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Linda Jo Orton, age 70, Belvidere, IL, passed away February 10th, 2021 after an extended illness.  She was born in 1950, to Roy and Jessie Deisinger, in Mauston, WI.  Linda graduated from Belvidere High School in 1968 and later married Gary Orton in 1980.  Linda is survived by her loving husband Gary, her son Bryan Lee Orton and wife Jennifer, sons Todd, Craig and Bryan Mark Orton, daughter Paula Orton and partner Elizabeth, brother Larry Deisinger and wife Cindy, brother Mike Deisinger, niece Tricia Brown, great-niece Lexi Brown and grandchildren Tyler, Brady, Charlotte & Elliot Orton and Eli and Arie Glynn.  She was predeceased by her parents, Roy and Jessie Deisinger, grandparents Helen and Hubert Hauer and Roy Deisinger.

Linda worked for the Illinois Tollway Authority for over 30 years, meeting her husband through work.  She enjoyed crafting and crotchet, making all types of keepsakes and blankets for friends and family members over the years.   She especially enjoyed spending time with her beloved grandchildren.

Funeral Service will be live streamed 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 16, 2021 officiated by Rev. Braun Campbell. Live stream of services can be found on Linda’s obituary page at  Burial in Belvidere Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (  to light a candle or share a memory please visit

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Funeral Service will be live streamed 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 16, 2021 officiated by Rev. Braun Campbell. Live stream of services can be found Here

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So, sorry to hear about your loss. I still have a blanket she made for l of my daughters I will cherish it.

Brandi Ciano 2021-02-16T21:30:55

What a beautiful service. Bryan I loved how you remembered your mom . She was a very loving caring person . Loved the poem ❤️ I have so many fond memories of you and your mom hanging out at our house, you were part of the family ❤️. Linda and my mom were such good friends. Prayers for the family during these hard times .

Vanessa Nelson 2021-02-16T19:05:30

We wanted to send our love at this difficult time. A beautiful tribute to your wonderful mom. Hugs to all of you. Brendan, Jen, Sean, Maura and Claire Ginn

The Ginn Family 2021-02-16T16:24:31

Wonderful service Thank you for letting all of us be part of it. Bless you all.

Susan Rogers 2021-02-16T11:52:02

Our thoughts and prayers are with Bryan and the entire Orton family during this difficult time. We are sorry for your loss.

Brad Rosenbaum and Family 2021-02-16T10:50:47

Linda was a beloved cousin. We spent lots of time together growing up. Sorry for the family’s loss and hopefully she is at peace dancing in heaven. Gary you were a great husband to her.

Susan Rogers 2021-02-16T02:23:29

Will never forget her smile. My thoughts are with Gary and their family.

Rachel Palin 2021-02-14T15:52:00

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family.

Betsey A Deisinger 2021-02-14T10:49:24

My condolence to the family. God bless the family.

Jean Marie Koltz 2021-02-14T10:15:12

Our condolences to the family. God’s blessings to your family at this time.

Jeff and Pam Deisinger 2021-02-14T09:57:16

I am so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. There were so many good times …love and prayers.

Barbara Guenther-Gilbert 2021-02-13T20:35:41

Dear Paula,
My ❤️ goes out to you as you grieve your mom’s death. I send you love and comfort. Kiss your kids often and know that she knew how much you loved her. ❤️

Margit Gundlach 2021-02-13T20:34:20

I am very sorry to hear this and prayers for all her family. It has been quite a while since I’ve seen Linda and Gary but they have meant a lot to me.

Pam (Ratfield) Byers 2021-02-13T19:05:31

I’m glad I was able to meet you and become friends. I will miss our talks. You always made me laugh. My deepest condolences to Gary and your family.

Anna Mora 2021-02-13T17:08:29

We are sorry for your loss. May God hold you close as you celebrate her life and mourn her passing.

Jack and Jean Slack 2021-02-13T17:00:44

I’m so sorry for the loss and sadness you feel. Linda had so much love, especially for her grandkids.

Nancy 2021-02-13T11:26:41

So very sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. I have so many wonderful memories of visits with her in Belvidere. She is greatly missed. Love to all.


Gene Deisinger 2021-02-13T10:56:21


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