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Linda Louise Kowalke

October 19, 1947 - August 5, 2012
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Linda Louise (nee Samczyk) Kowalke, 64, best friend of husband Robert of 45 years, adored mom of Luanne (Christopher Reinwald), Lynette, and Eric (fiancé Alyse Johnson), cherished Busia of Lianna, Nathaniel and Logan Kowalke Reinwald; beloved daughter of the late Leonard Samczyk and Charlotte Samczyk Czupowski; dear sister of Lenny Samczyk; aunt to many nieces and nephews, and companion to her Yorkie, Tillie. Linda always told things as they were, was fair beyond measure, and had a heart of gold. Through the years she participated in Newcomer's, Gourmet, and Card Clubs. She was a member of the local Bunco Club and volunteer for...
Linda Louise (nee Samczyk) Kowalke, 64, best friend of husband Robert of 45 years, adored mom of Luanne (Christopher Reinwald), Lynette, and Eric (fiancé Alyse Johnson), cherished Busia of Lianna, Nathaniel and Logan Kowalke Reinwald; beloved daughter of the late Leonard Samczyk and Charlotte Samczyk Czupowski; dear sister of Lenny Samczyk; aunt to many nieces and nephews, and companion to her Yorkie, Tillie. Linda always told things as they were, was fair beyond measure, and had a heart of gold. Through the years she participated in Newcomer's, Gourmet, and Card Clubs. She was a member of the local Bunco Club and volunteer for St. Anastasia's soup kitchen in Waukegan. Linda graduated from Roosevelt High School in Chicago, and later in life worked for Mundelein High School for 18 years. An avid gardener, Linda also loved to travel; her favorite trips included mountains, cruises, sunsets, and wine at "The Rooftop." She was our adviser, confidante, counselor, our strength and beautiful inspiration. We were all blessed to have had her in our lives. Linda passed away on Sunday, August 5th. A celebration of her life will be held August 9th and 10th from 4 p.m. 9 p.m. at Marsh Funeral Home, 305 N. Cemetery Rd., Gurnee, IL 60031, and August 11th from 7:30 a.m. until 8:00 a.m at Marsh, with the Funeral Mass beginning at 9 a.m. at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 15000 Wadsworth Rd., Wadsworth, Illinois. Burial will be private.

"Bob, Lynette, Luanne, I send you all my heartfelt condolences. I hope that whenever you think of her with a smile in your heart, that she will “hear” you..." Gayle Mitchell (Pacifica, CA)

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