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Linda S. Eissing, 68

Linda S. Eissing, age 68, passed away peacefully surrounded with love by those who became her second family.

She was born to Henry and Audrey Eissing in Harvard, IL., they raised her at the family farm on Franklinville Road. She was an only child, but relatives from Chicago often visited. Linda attended area grade schools; her mother ensured that she was a good reader and writer. Linda kept Hallmark in business by faithfully sending greeting cards to her family and friends.

Linda lived many years in a Pioneer Center group home in McHenry where she became friends with the residents and staff. She worked at the Pioneer Center Workshop. She participated in the Northern Illinois Special Recreation Association and the Special Olympics where she won several medals. For the last three years she has been living at Sheltered Village in Woodstock; enjoying her favorite activities as well as going to Rail Workshop. Linda’s wonderful sense of humor endeared her to many people.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and several uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Her second family consisting of the Lockingers and the Stallmans will miss her deeply. Visitation will be at the Schneider-Leucht-Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home on Thursday, May 23rd from 11am – 1pm; followed by a Funeral Service at 1pm. Interment will be at the McHenry County Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Sheltered Village, 600 Borden Lane, Woodstock, IL 60098. For information, contact the Funeral Home at 815-338-1710 or visit

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