Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home & Cemeteries

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B. Linda Schmidtke

July 24, 1938May 15, 2020

Barbara Linda Weiss Schmidtke passed away at the age of 81 on Friday, May 15, 2020. She was born July 24, 1938 in New Orleans to the late Gordon Norbert Weiss and Lucie Erickson Weiss. She leaves behind her husband of 56 years, Paul Joseph Schmidtke, and her siblings Eileen Vogel and Norbert Weiss; her children, Mariel Toscano (Harold), Paul Schmidtke (Beth), Fred Schmidtke (Jill), Jeff Schmidtke (Alissa); her grandchildren Harold Toscano, Dylan Toscano, Blake Toscano, Mickey Toscano, Christian Schmidtke, Logan Schmidtke, Ethan Schmidtke, Nathan Schmidtke, Kate Schmidtke; and great-grandchild Sophia Schmidtke.

Linda Married her husband at St. Anthony Catholic Church on January 11, 1964. Her primary vocation in life was to act as homemaker for her family though she also worked as a teacher’s aide for many years. She had an active life in the community and in her Catholic parish of St. Clement of Rome. She enjoyed her weekly prayers, lunch and card games with the Ya-Ya’s. She was an amazing tennis player and continued to exercise to the end. She wants to thank all the people who loved her and prayed for her. She will be dearly missed.

Due to the recent COVID restrictions, funeral services for Linda will be private. A Celebration of Life ceremony will take place at the earliest appropriate time. Those details will be provided when known.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


B. Linda Schmidtke

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Sandra Jean O'callaghan Goff

May 22, 2020

Our condolences to the family during this difficult time. I will always cherish the fond memories of us going to City Park. We would meet at your house & together walk to the swimming pool.
Please say hello to everyone up there for me!

Sandra & Sonny

Brian O'Callaghan

May 21, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers will be with Linda and all of you.

Josie & Walter Glynn

May 21, 2020

So sorry to hear of Linda's passing. She was a good friend

Cathy Goodier

May 20, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. My heart breaks for Paul and his family. My prayers are with you all.
Cathy Goodier

Bill Stouder

May 20, 2020

Paul, we are awfully sorry for your loss. Eileen and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.

Rhoda Carr

May 19, 2020

Paul and Family.
Please accept the prayers and sympathy of all our family on Linda's death. May she rest in peace.

Rhoda and Ronald Carr


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