Linda J. Kopp

Linda J. Kopp, 58, a West Bend native, on Aug. 6 found everlasting peace along with those she so dearly loved - her husband, Ed, and her dear friend Sue - while vacationing under the Montana skies she greatly treasured.

Family, friends and co-workers at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee - where Linda loyally and thoughtfully served fellow state employees and students for 36 years - mourn the loss of this outstanding person.

Gourmet groceries, wine shops, libraries and book stores, record shops, gardening outlets, fabric stores and, of course, fly fishing outfitters will all be a bit quieter with the passing of the longtime Glendale resident.

Born July 27, 1948, in West Bend, Linda attended Holy Angels Grade School and graduated from West Bend High School in 1966.

Many people grieve Lindaís passing, including her mother, Alyce (Bert) Winnemueller of West Bend; sisters Elaine (Greg) Schiek of Conover, Peggy (Don) Wadley of Boise, Idaho, Laurie (Jim) Oswald of Iron Ridge and Nancie (Peter) Wojciechowski of Rockford, Ill.; nieces and nephews, Greg (Wendy) Schiek of Abrams, Sarah (Corey) Weir of Janesville, Laura Schiek of Green Bay, Martha, Helen, Karen and Ken Wadley of Boise, Donna (James) Campbell of Boise, Brenda (Greg) Melton of Pacifica, Calif., George Oswald of Juneau and Paul Wojciechowski of Rockford; great-nephew. Greg Schiek of Abrams; aunt, Rosemary Ellis of Conway, Ark.; uncles, Ric (DeeDee) Schacht of West Bend and Tom (Carol) Schacht of Switzerland, Fla.; cousins; and Amy, a special person close to Lindaís and Edís hearts.

Linda joins those who preceded her in death, father, Wesley Kopp of West Bend; grandparents, Elias and Emma Kopp and Paul and Alice Schacht, all of West Bend; and uncles and aunts, John and Marian Kopp of West Bend and Roman and Martha Forester of Kewauskum.

Linda challenged us all to think clearly, notice those who go unnoticed, care for and about lifeís important issues and to have the strength and courage to go forward - but never at the cost of someone elseís dignity.

Please help celebrate Linda, Ed and Sue at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 29 in the Wisconsin Room of the UWM Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee.

Family and friends will be available at 11 a.m.

Please also visit the Web site at gwc.ucmr.uwm.edu/Linda/ and share remembrances.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Linda Kopp Memorial in care of the UWM Foundation, 3230 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53211.