Here on earth known for fiery red hair and piercing blue eyes while in her presence left us guessing what is she up to now, Linnette M. (Wilson) Gutterridge unexpectedly left us on May 22 2021.
Linnette was born April 3 ,1970 to George R. Wilson and Betty Mae Camden.
She undoubtedly inherited her mother's feisty personality and into adulthood she was proud to tell you she was daddies little girl.
She is survived by 4 siblings George "Joey" Wilson Jr.(Penny) Albert (Jayne) Wilson , Leeanna (Dan) Ward and Betty Wilson. Brother in law Troy (Leann) Gutterridge. She leaves behind several nieces and nephews that were more like siblings to her. She was known as Aunt "Nett".
On January 15, 1994 she married the love of her life Roger Gutterridge who from that day forward, they were inseparable.
Together they raised 3 children. Tyler, Elizabeth and Jacob Gutterridge.
With Tyler she instilled in him to step up and help anyone in need which he indeed learned from her. He was the 1st to make her the proud grandmother she was to Payton and Gabriel.
While raising her daughter she could often be seen toting baby dolls around for Egg that would later make her the nurturing mother she is to Ashton. The one thing LInnette and Elizabeth shared a passion for was naps!
While raising Jacob she could always be found on the sidelines at countless flat track races cheering him on. No matter what place he took in a race he was always number one to her. She is the one who jump started Jacob's passion for racing. She was so proud that she got his first bike and took him to his very first racing event.
Linnette is proceeded in death by her parents Betty and George Wilson and in laws Michael and Beth Gutterridge. Whom she missed dearly.
Linnette graduated from Danville High School in 1988. She went on to work side by side with Roger at his family owned Harley Davidson Dealership. She became the advertising and promotions specialist. She organized and formed hundreds of poker runs and events for not only the dealership but for the community she loved. That love for her community earned her a Linnette Gutterridge day by the mayor after she was the driving force that brought the 2007 Illinois State H.O.G. rally to her city that drew thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts to the city.
Before and after working at the dealership she was known for serving and tending bar for several places but mostly known for Hoggies and Main St. Bar and Grill. She poured her heart and soul into her work for both. And met a lot of lifelong friends along the way.
One of those closest friends was her Ya Ya sister, Pam Elliott! Who also referred to her as "Big L."
Although she loved the motorcycle side of her life. She often reminisced about wanting to spend time outdoors. She loved camping and fishing and cooking out. Which she grew up doing a lot of with her parents and always wished she could do more of it.
Linnette never met a stranger and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.
Linnette will always be remembered as someone who played hard, lived hard and loved hard.
Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00pm, Friday, May 28, 2021 at Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home, 10 E. Williams Street in Danville.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Linnette M. Gutterridge, please visit our floral store.