Linda Marschall, 78

Linda Marschall, 78, of Otsego, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Alamo Nursing Home. She was born Feb. 27, 1936, in Muskegon Heights to Sid and Margaret (Easterly) Scott.

On Sept. 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, and 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 six siblings, Lorraine Douglas, Leda Ladd, Lillian Knowles, Laverne Scott, Linwood “Boomer” Scott and Lois Traxler.

Friends may visited with her family Thursday, April 17, at Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, and on Friday, April 18, was the funeral service at the Alamo Congregational Church with Pastor Don Boss officiating. Burial followed at Alamo Center Cemetery.

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

Messages of condolence may be posted by visiting www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

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