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Bisch Funeral Home

2931 South Koke Mill Road, Springfield, IL

OBITUARY

Linda Sue Walwer

September 17, 1955May 17, 2019
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Linda Sue Walwer, 63, of Springfield, formerly of Washington, Illinois, passed away on May 17, 2019 at her residence. She was born on September 17, 1955 in Benton Harbor, Michigan to Richard Anthony and Sarah Anna Curtis Thar. Linda married Michael Walwer on July 31, 1976 and they later divorced.

Linda is survived by her children: Patrick C. (Jenn) Walwer of Springfield, Bradley (Milena) Walwer of Dayton, OH., and Lisa Williams of Springfield, her mother Sarah Thar, former husband Michael Allen Walwer, siblings: Rebecca Pudik, Carol Gano, Adele Zieser, Richard Thar and Paul Thar, one grandson Landon Allen Williams and two grandchildren on the way.

Linda received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Illinois State and her Master’s Degree plus forty eight hours from Western Illinois University. She was a teacher for Springfield District 186 and St. Aloysius Catholic School. Linda enjoyed art, golf, gardening, reading and the outdoors.

A memorial visitation will be held from 4:00pm-6:00pm on Thursday May 23, 2019 at Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 Koke Mill Road. Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Road, Springfield, IL. 62702 and please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com.

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Sandra Frank

May 30, 2019

I did not know Linda real well but did know her & always enjoyed talking to her. She seemed like such a sweet girl. So sad to think her life on earth ended so soon. Prayers go out to the family.

Mary " Alexander " Moore

May 26, 2019

I did not know Linda very well. I would see her at the class reunions and talk a little bit.
She was always so friendly to me. She always had a smile on her face.
I am so sorry for the loss of Linda so soon.

Linda, Fly high on that mountain.

Annie (Karl) Plaag

May 24, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Linda was my classmate in high school. She was a beautiful and caring person. May God’s love and peace be with you all.

Cris Suerdieck

May 23, 2019

I am so sorry and will be praying for the family! She will be missed!

Suzie Pilon

May 23, 2019

To the Thar and Walwer family, I have such fond memories of Linda while we were at AOL together. She had the quickest wit and spoke from her heart She did not tolerate any nonsense and quickly nipped it in the bud. We had homeroom together Sophomore and Junior years and had lots of fun! I am sorry for your loss of Linda. May you all carry on her SPUNK that made her Linda.

Stacy (Wolff) Thorson

May 23, 2019

There are no adequate words to describe the sadness I feel. I have known Linda since I was 10 years old. She was my 5th grade teacher at St. Aloysius and bonded immediately with my mother who was the secretary there... And so began a lifelong friendship/sisterhood full of laughs, always laughs. I remember babysitting the kids, I remember golf outings and birthdays and Linda by my mothers side after losing my father. She was one of the most instrumental friends that brought my mom back to life after that loss. Anyone who knew her, knew she was the life of every party. She brought energy into every room she entered, her laugh brought joy to everyone around, and she thoroughly enjoyed life.
We will miss you immensely. Find peace dear soul and please go find my dad and give him a big hug for me then play a whole lot of golf to pass the time until we meet again. Love you Linda.

Angie Meneghetti

May 23, 2019

Linda was always funny, sweet and happy. I taught her son Brad and thought the world of him and Linda. I just had a message from her that she could not wait for The Elks club pool to open. My heart is so sad. Thoughts and prayers to her family.

Mary Sierra

May 22, 2019

Omgoodness. I can hear the laughter in heaven, as Linda makes her grand entrance. If you spent any time with Linda, you knew that you were going to laugh. Linda was outspoken and honest. I remember looking at an AOL/Spalding yearbook picture of Linda with her high school posse. After I shared that I thought it was a great picture, she said: "Oh, I remember that moment. We were all mad about something...maybe each other.". I said: "Well, you can't tell that anything was going on...to me, it is a picture of friends.". She said: "Oh, well, we will always be friends.". How true is that? I am grateful for Linda. And, for all of my Academy of Our Lady friends. We are so blessed to have been together for those four years...and beyond. Great people. Great memories. God bless you, Linda. YOU will never be forgotten. And, may God grant you eternal rest. And, may He bless your family and friends with His peace, joy, and lovingkindness.

Mary Anne Marlin Wells

May 22, 2019

I have such fond memories of growing up on Wagner Street (Place) with Linda. Even thou we moved far away, she always kept in contact with her long letters at Christmas and throughout the year. Email and texting was not for her :)
She was always so full of life and will be missed so much by all of us.
Thoughts and prayers to all of Linda's family.

David Volk

May 22, 2019

My condolences, Mrs. Thar and the rest of Linda's family. I attended grade and high school with Linda. In recent years our interactions have been limited to class reunions. Linda was always friendly and chipper, and she will be missed.

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Biography

Linda Sue Walwer, 63, of Springfield, formerly of Washington, Illinois, passed away on May 17, 2019 at her residence. She was born on September 17, 1955 in Benton Harbor, Michigan to Richard Anthony and Sarah Anna Curtis Thar. Linda married Michael Walwer on July 31, 1976 and they later divorced.

Linda is survived by her children: Patrick C. (Jenn) Walwer of Springfield, Bradley (Milena) Walwer of Dayton, OH., and Lisa Williams of Springfield, her mother Sarah Thar, former husband Michael Allen Walwer, siblings: Rebecca Pudik, Carol Gano, Adele Zieser, Richard Thar and Paul Thar, one grandson Landon Allen Williams and two grandchildren on the way.

Linda received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Illinois State and her Master’s Degree plus forty eight hours from Western Illinois University. She was a teacher for Springfield District 186 and St. Aloysius Catholic School. Linda enjoyed art, golf, gardening, reading and the outdoors.

A memorial visitation will be held from 4:00pm-6:00pm on Thursday May 23, 2019 at Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 Koke Mill Road. Memorial contributions may be made to the Animal Protective League, 1001 Taintor Road, Springfield, IL. 62702 and please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com.