Oehler Funeral Home

2099 Miner Street, Des Plaines, IL


Linda Furst

February 8, 1949June 27, 2020
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Linda Furst, 71 of Des Plaines was born February 8, 1949 in Chicago to Emil and the late Lydia Cangiano (née Pier Dominici). She passed away June 27, 2020 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Linda was the beloved wife of Robert; loving mother of Lisa (Richard) Scipione and Joseph (Jenny Prudhomme) Furst; and cherished grandmother of Dominic, Ethan, and Anthony Scipione. Linda graduated from Elmhurst College in 1971 and was a dedicated educator for many years before being blessed with children. She was a devoted mother instilling the importance of education and a love of reading to many. After being a stay at home mother for many years, she returned to teach in District 59 where she retired. Bob and Linda enjoyed 47 years of a wonderful and loving marriage always prioritizing family. Linda was able to spend several good years spoiling her grandchildren; her face always lighting up when she saw them. We welcome you to join us in celebrating her life on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at Oehler Funeral Home 2099 Miner Street Des Plaines, IL 60016 from 3-8 pm. Mass on Thursday, July 2, 10 am at St. Emily's 1400 E. Central Rd. Mount Prospect, IL 60056, but we understand and respect your comfort level regarding social distancing. Whether or not you join us in person, we encourage you to take time to share your stories and memories of her on the Oehler Funeral Home website page. In lieu of flowers, family asks that a donation be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research as a tribute to Linda. https://www.michaeljfox.org/donate


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Oksana Osborne

July 3, 2020

Dear Aunt Linda,
You came into my life almost 30 years ago, because you raised a fearless daughter with the heart to welcome the new girl at school. You gave me my best friend, a second family, and countless little things – like my first fettuccine alfredo, how to eat pasta with a spoon, and pizza sandwiches. I loved how you started saying “cool dudes” because you thought it was hilarious that I said it. I’ll never forget how convincingly you kept my surprise going-away party a secret. When I moved away and you told me I could start calling you Aunt Linda, I felt so loved. And now I can’t imagine calling you anything else.
I’m so sorry I didn’t spend more time talking with you recently, telling you how wonderful and appreciated you were. You’ve left a great legacy in this world, and I’m thankful I got to have you in my life. I’ll love you forever.

Ethan Scipione

July 2, 2020

I’m one of three grandchildren. Here is my memory:

Ok. So, here are some stories that I remember and were a lot of fun.

The First Time At Arden Nursing Home
By Ethan Scipione

I was shy. I admit it. But when grandpa told me there was a BINGO, it would turn out to be LOTS of fun. So I met up with grandma at about 3:00 (and yes, I have the time and not the date. How surprising). I remember it going a little slowly for me, so instead of 1 card, I grabbed six different Bingo cards. That still wasn’t enough so I helped grandma. I won about 15 times (of course natural Ethan, ALWAYS lucky (did you notice my sarcasm?)) and grandma won about twice. And for the day to get even better, I went to enchanted castle (at least I think it was named that), I went back next week to figure out that
There was desert after every meal! Woo Hoo!
There was BINGO almost every time I went and
Unlimited board games. AWESOME!

Ray and Julie Herrick

July 2, 2020

Dear Bob,Lisa,Joe, and family,
We are so saddened to hear of Linda's passing. But we are joyful in remembering Linda during EGHS years: marching band, orchestra concerts, and prom nights! We cherish our memories of Linda and her wonderful family! May God bless and comfort you all as you remember all the happy times with Linda as wife, mother, and grandmother.

With much love,
Ray and Julie Herrick

Jenny Prudhomme

July 2, 2020

Linda was so kind and compassionate. There was never a time she didn’t greet you with a smile. I will miss her dearly.

Daniel Periaswamy

July 1, 2020

Bob, Lisa & Joe,

Linda was a wonderful wife, mother & teacher and a wonderful friend and neighbor to us for almost 20 years. She was always looking out for the boys if they played baseball or basketball to close to the street and was always wary of me going up on the roof to put up Christmas lights! Our heartfelt condolences to you and your entire family during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Periaswamy Family - Dan, Stella, Joshua & Kevin

Robert Allman

July 1, 2020

May the God of all peace comfort you during this season of grief. And may the memory of your loving wife sustain you as you hope for the day that you’ll be reunited.

Amy Herrick

July 1, 2020


I will always remember your mom as a kind and lovely person that was a big part of band rehearsals and an ever present part of my EGHS experience. She always wanted us to eat. I'm so incredibly sorry for your loss and my sincerest condolences to you, your dad and your brother as well as all the extended family and spouses.

Sending love,

Olga Hrycaj

July 1, 2020

Dear Emil, Bob, Lisa, Joe and Family,
Our hearts are with you as we mourn the loss of Linda. We will forever hold a special place in our memories for Linda, beloved by us and so many others. Your family remains in our thoughts and prayers.
We love you,
Olga and Roman Hrycaj
McLean, VA

Denise Leone

June 30, 2020

Sending my deepest condolences to Lisa, Joe and Dad. Linda was a very special lady and I will always remember her as being passionate about her family and her Italian heritage. She was such a sweet lady.
Denise Leone (Lisa and Joe’s Kindergarten teacher)

Rick Tadelman

June 30, 2020

Bob, i am so sorry about your wife's passing. You both fought for so long, it was a tough battle. Your marriage of 47 years will be your chershed memories.