Linda Rose (Vander Venter) Melville, age 78, passed away on January 8, 2023, in Texas. She was born in Ashland, Wisconsin, on June 18, 1944, to Benjamin and Sophia (Morrin) Vander Venter. Linda was a member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians. She is survived by her son, Christopher (Terri) Melville, Flower Mound, Texas, and grandchildren Austin, Corbin, Grant, Landry, and Emory Melville. She is also survived by her sisters, Laura (Joe) Corbine, Ashland, WI, Janice Gordon, Ashland, WI, and brothers Gerald Vander Venter, Milwaukee, WI, and Butch Vander Venter, Zimmerman, MN, brother-in-law Donald Gordon and sister-in-law Darlene Vander Venter, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Dorothy Ray, Violet Soukup, and Shirley Gordon, and brothers Bernard Vander Venter and Kenneth Vander Venter (who passed on January 4, 2023).
Please consider a donation to the American Cancer Society in Linda’s name. She was a 34 year cancer survivor and fighter. We loved and will always love our “G“. In addition to serving our country for 45 years as a Federal civilian employee, she was the most unselfish, loving and dedicated mother, grandmother and sister that anyone could be blessed to know. Until we bingo again in heaven, she will be greatly missed.