Jan. 26, 1958 - Oct. 12, 2019

Maria “Linda” Schmidt, age 61, of Park Falls, died unexpectedly on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at her home. She was born on Jan. 26, 1958 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Henry and Ruth (Binslay) Silva. Her early life and schooling were in Illinois. Linda earned an associate degree in administration and worked as an admissions clerk at both Flambeau Hospital and Marshfield Clinic for over 20 years. On April 27, 1991 she married Scott Schmidt in Park Falls. Linda enjoyed keeping abreast of current events and most of all spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Scott of Park Falls; three children: Robert Tom, Rae (Nathan) Boettcher, and Dale (Gerardo) Larios, all of Park Falls; seven grandchildren: Porschia, Vladimir, Sophia, Maxim, Walter, Victor, and Salomon; her brother, Joe Silva of Bridgeview, Illinois; her sister, Rose Callaghan of Chicago, Illinois; her cat “Sia”; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Judy, and brother Ray.

A memorial visitation will be held on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 from 5-7 p.m. at the Novitzke Funeral Home in Park Falls.

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