Linda L. Marschall

Linda L. Marschall

Linda Marschall of Otsego, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Alamo Nursing Home.

She was born February 27, 1936 in Muskegon Heights to Sid and Margaret (Easterly) Scott. On September 29, 1956 she married Melvin Marschall in Kalamazoo. Linda enjoyed playing cards, flower gardening, traveling, shopping, sending cards to all of her family and friends, reading and attending book club. For many years she worked the ticket booth at the Allegan County Fair. She was a member of the Alamo Congregational Church. Linda had a big heart having been a foster parent for more than 30 years.

Family was the most important thing to Linda she loved spending time with those she loved.  Surviving are her husband, Mel; her daughter, Diane (Gene) Slater; eight grandchildren, Michael (Jennifer) Slater, Scott (Kim) Slater, Keri (Sean) Newton, Kevin (Laura) Slater, Kristy (Travis) Taylor, Jessica Brady, Cassie Marschall, and Chelsea Marschall; 15 great-grandchildren; her sister, Loretta Scott of Muskegon Heights; and many extended family members.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Sid Scott and Margaret Hopkins; her son Chris in 1977; her 6 siblings, Lorraine Douglas, Leda Ladd, Lillian Knowles, Laverne Scott, Linwood “Boomer” Scott and Lois Traxler.

Friends may visit with her family from  2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, and from 1:00 P.M. to the time of the funeral service at 2:00 P.M. on Friday at the Alamo Congregational Church with  Pastor Don Boss officiating. Burial will follow at Alamo Center Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Linda may be made to Alamo Congregational Church or Kalamazoo Gospel Mission

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  1. Kathleen Slawson says:

    Words can’t express all the wonderful memories, affection and love that Aunt Linda shared with me throughout my whole life. She stepped in to be my Mom, when her sister, my mom Lillian died. She always had a smile, a hug and a funny story to share whenever I would visit her and that is how I will always remember her, laughing!

    I just want to extend my condolences to Uncle Mel, Diane, Gene, their kids and grandkids. I know she will be sorely missed, but her legacy continues in all of her greatly loved family members. She was an amazing woman and I’m proud to say that we are related!

    All my love, prayers & hugs!

    Kathy Knowles Slawson

  2. Verlen & Judy Miller says:

    Mel, Diane & Gene and all the family:
    We are sending our love and prayers to all of you. Linda was a special friend since the day we met her so many years ago. We will miss her love and laughter and know she is smiling now with the Lord Jesus.
    We are sorry we will miss the service as we are still in Fla. but know we will be thinking of you.
    Love, Verlen & Judy

  3. Michael Knowles says:

    PBJ sandwiches and Kool-aid hanging out on the weekends. Acting as babysitter for Diane [who always loudly disagreed with the bed time] so Linda and Mel could go out. Good-bye dear.

  4. Judy Shumaker says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, Diane. Please know that I am thinking of you and sending my most sincere sympathy to you. May your fond memories of your Mom help you through your grief. I will be thinking of you on Friday. Please take care now.

  5. Keri (Slater) Newton says:

    On behalf of myself and my family, Thank you so much for your love, prayers and kind stories of this amazing woman. We will forever cling to the memories she has left us with, and all the love and light that she brought to all she met. We love you a bushel and a peck, and a hug around the neck Grams

  6. Mark Slater says:

    I send prayers to the family at this time. My condolences go to the family.
    In the name of Jesus I send comfort your way.

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