Linda K. Schultz (nee Monroe), 72, of Essex, passed away Dec. 17, 2020 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

She was born Feb. 27, 1948, in Pontiac, the daughter of David and Dorothy Louise (nee Haag) Monroe. Her parents preceded her in death.

Linda graduated from Reddick High School with the class of 1966. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Goodfarm Township.

She retired from J.R.’s Crop Service in Reddick after working there for more than 30 years.

Linda enjoyed flowers, and she especially enjoyed crafting and getting together with her friends.

Surviving are her husband of 36 years, Ronald Schultz, of Essex; one daughter, Ladena (Patrick) Appel, of Minnesota; three stepdaughters, Cari (Scott) Pierard, of Coal City, Michelle (Dan) Fennel, of Streamwood, and Vikki Morrical, of Indiana; nine grandchildren, Kameron Dohnansky, Abby Navikas, Zack Pierard, Reagan Morrical, Mike, John and Maddie Fennel, and Rachel and Kellen Appel; two great-grandchildren, Evelyn and Eleanor Navickas; one brother, Gerry (Judy) Monroe, of Essex; one niece, Jenne (Wade) Kilman; and one nephew, Ryan (Catie) Monroe.

Visitation was from 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, until the 1 p.m. funeral service at R.W. Patterson Funeral Home and Crematory, Braidwood.

Interment will follow in North Cemetery, Essex.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 515 E. Stonewall Road, Dwight, IL 60420.

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