OBITUARY

Linda Kay Zingelmann

March 27, 1955April 27, 2019
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Linda Kay Zingelmann passed away on April 27th 2019, at the age of 64 after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born on March 27, 1955 in Houston, Texas to Kermit and Gladys (Kessler) Zingelmann. Linda is survived by her daughter Alicia McQuaig; husband Charlie Kingston; step-daughters Charley (Bree) Clark, Caitlin Kingston, and Kelly Courtney; treasured step-grandchildren Skylar and Oakley Andel and Carter and Cole Courtney; uncle, Delvin Zingelmann; niece Katie Zingelmann; brother-in-law George Kingston and wife Laura; and a host of other relatives whom she loved very much.

She was preceded in death by her parents Kermit and Gladys; special Aunt Ruby Kessler; brothers David and Larry Zingelmann; nephew Christopher Zingelmann; and several other friends and family members that are all dearly missed.

Linda was a baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church, where she was a long time congregation and choir member. She graduated from Sam Houston High School in 1973, and since then, always looked forward to hanging out with her school friends. Linda worked at her family business, Superior Engine Rebuilding Co. (SERCO) for over 20 years, alongside her brother and parents; and then transitioned to working in real estate and apartment locating where she enjoyed helping individuals find homes in the Houston area. Linda was a city girl, but moved to a rural property with Charlie where they enjoyed ‘the country life’ together. While Linda only had one daughter, she was so excited when she met Charlie and was able to take 3 more daughters under her wing. She loved buying the girls matching gifts at holidays, but most of all loved being ‘Nana’ to Cole, Carter, Skylar, and Oakley.

The things she loved the most were being with friends and family, playing cards and dominos with her cousins, hitting up thrift and antique stores with her daughter, and going to the casinos and playing poker! Linda loved music, and enjoyed dancing to country and polka music just like her father. She was a dedicated member of the Houston Choral Showcase (Houston Show Choir) for 20 years; and cherished the friends that she sang and performed with in that group. She was so upset that her participation in the group was limited during her illness, and was so eager to get back to performing and seeing all of her friends.

Linda was an amazing mom, a bossy big sister, a loyal and devoted friend, a generous and vibrant spirit, the life of a party, and a social-butterfly. Even in her last days on earth, she was trying to nurture and care for her loved ones even though her time on earth was drawing near. She was the perfect mix of her father’s generous and giving spirit, and her mother’s sharp tongue and keen business sense. While she was great at bossing everyone in her family around, she will be most remembered by her positive energy, her radiant smile, and her giving spirit.

Her visitation will be held at Pay H. Foley Funeral Home at 1200 West 34th Street, on Thursday evening, May 2, 2019 from 5-8pm. The funeral services will be Friday May 3, 2019 at 10:00am at Pat H. Foley; with a graveside service around 1:30pm at Waldeck Cemetery with reception following at the Waldeck Lutheran Church where light refreshments will be served.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, May 2, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 3, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, May 3, 2019

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Joyce Sontag

May 19, 2019

There is so much I could say about our 49 years of friendship. When we met in high school in the 10th grade it was an instant friendship. As the years passed we were always there for each other no matter what the situation was. We stood by each other's side through everything no matter what. I will never forget any of the 49 years of friendship we had together. Even though I'm heartbroken, I know this is not good bye, it's until we meet again. I want to say thank you for the ride...and I would do it all again! I love you and always will. Rest peacefully my BFF. Friends 4 Ever, Joyce.

Pam Redd

May 19, 2019

I met Linda in show choir years ago. She was always positive and upbeat and I enjoyed getting to know her. She also helped my daughter look for an apartment although she had only met her at our shows. She was a wonderful person and I will definitely miss her.

William “Billy” Holman

May 19, 2019

You were there for me my entire life from the day I was born, my graduations, and the time I had to go to the hospital when I was very sick. I always loved visiting you and Alicia when I was a child. We had so much fun. You always put a smile on my face and would never let me stay down. Those are some of my greatest memories growing up. I love you aunt Linda.

Kathy Hays

May 16, 2019

I so enjoyed our dinners out together and our fun conversations. Alicia gets her fun loving, kind spirit from you. May God bless your family as you watch over them in Heaven. You have left a truly wonderful legacy behind.

Mary Pierce

May 16, 2019

Linda and I met several years ago when we were both singing in Houston Show Choir. We quickly became good friends. Along the way, she decided that I should meet a certain gentleman since he and I were both single. Wasn't sure I was up for that since I'd recently dated a couple of real losers. But Linda was very persistant. Well, Tobey and I connected immediately! People say that love at first sight doesn't really exist, but I can tell you from personal experience it does! We were engaged within 8 days and married 5 months later. Naturally, Linda was the Matron of Honor. Her wake was on our 4th anniversary. Thank you, Linda, for finding the love of my life. I will always remember Linda as a fierce, funny, amazing, loving woman. She lived every moment to its fullest. There is and never be another like her. Love you girl. 💔

Dezarey Lowe

May 5, 2019

I met Miss Linda in 1999. I remember her as a bubbly, straight forward, and generous person. I always admired the wonderful relationship she had with her daughter. Alicia, I know you, your family, and your mom's friends will miss her tremendously. You all are in my heart and thoughts.

Stephanie Modlin

May 3, 2019

Alicia, I did not have the privilege of knowing your Mom, but I am sure she was proud of you, who can be both fiercely independent and also deeply connected and caring. I am sorry for your loss. --Stephanie

Mary Horne

May 3, 2019

I remember Linda's dazzling smile, how much fun she was, how she loved music, and her gracious, giving spirit. Rest in peace, dear Linda. I love you very much.
Mary Horne

Nancy Rogers

May 3, 2019

Linda was a ray of sunshine! She lit up the room wherever she was. Treasure all the happy memories you all shared together and know that she is now at peace.
Loving thoughts & prayers,
Steve & Nancy Rogers
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Janice Lindeen Yetter

May 3, 2019

Linda and I shared several classes together through our years at Sam Houston. After I married realized our company did service work at her parent’s company. We both ate at the Bar B Que Inn where my mother worked. We were more connected than we knew. Lost contact thru the years but in the last year reconnected. I’m so sorry we didn’t get back together sooner. In March at the reunion, she stil wore her contagious beautiful smile. I thank God I got to visit with her again before she left to her Heavenky home. God Bless the family and may you find peace till you are reunited with your precious loved one. 💕Janice Lindeen Yetter

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