Linda Marie (Schumacher) Meek, 68, Redding CA and formerly of Ipswich SD passed away suddenly of a heart attack on January 5, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Redding, CA. A Celebration of Life Service will be held in Redding CA. Arrangements are under the direction of the Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel, Redding CA. Condolences may also be left at email@example.com.
She was born July 18, 1946 in Aberdeen, SD, to Mike and Philomena (Dosch) Schumacher. Linda grew up on a farm southeast of Ipswich, SD, along with six sisters and one brother. She graduated from Ipswich High School in 1965. Linda married Samuel Meek on June 29, 1968 in Ipswich. They settled in Los Angeles CA and in 1976 moved to Redding CA. Known for her kind, thoughtful, caring nature and beautiful smile, Linda loved her family, being a sister, a mother and “nana”, a friend, helping others, cooking and gardening. Linda’s life and kindness is a cherished gift to her family and many friends.
Linda is survived by her husband, Samuel; daughters, Renee’ (Ben) Estill and Gerilyn Meek both of Redding, CA; grandchildren: Brianna Kirkhart, Van Estill and Ava Estill; one brother, Tom (Jacque) Schumacher of Mitchell, SD; six sisters: Sr. Janet Schumacher of Sioux City, IA, Phyllis (Gary) Roberts of Sioux Falls, SD, Marge (Gene) Jillson of Grand Terrace, CA, Madeline (Ron) Mardian of Wetonka, SD, Helen (Daryl) DeNomme of Las Vegas, NV and Marie (Merlyn) Ritter of Clark, SD; and brother-in-law, Lester (Karen) Meek of Sierra Madre, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Mary, and a brother, Joseph, at birth.