Linda Meyer Death, Obituary – In the age of 76 and residing in Shepherd, Michigan, Linda L. Meyer suddenly passed away at the Detroit Henry Ford Hospital on December 2, 2022. On February 8th, 1946, Linda Recker was born in Mt. Pleasant to her parents, Bob and Dorothy Recker (Diehl). She spent her childhood on her family’s dairy farm outside of Shepherd, where she also attended a nearby one-room schoolhouse. In 1964, while Linda was a senior at Shepherd High School, she had already begun seeing Vincent Meyer, who would later become her husband. Following her graduation from high school, she pursued a degree in business at Northwood University.
She wed Vince in 1965, and the couple went on to have three daughters together. When Linda’s daughters were younger, she was a devoted mother who would spend the hot summer days with them at the pool and countless hours in the kitchen preparing delicious meals. Around the middle of the 1980s, Vince and Linda became co-owners of the local grocery shop known as the Village Market together with Vince’s brother Larry and Linda’s cousin Art. The management of the market was a lot of fun for Linda to do with her sister-in-law Elaine and Art’s wife Ruthann. She devoted numerous hours and years to providing her clients with freshly baked goods such as bread, cinnamon buns, handmade sandwiches, and soup.
Following that, she worked at Mt. Pleasant Supply for more than 20 years in the capacity of office manager. Sewing, reading, cooking, and taking long walks with her best friends Kay and Micki through the neighborhoods of Shepherd were among Linda’s favorite activities. Linda’s three children, Chris Casper (Ed), Anne McKinney (Dan), and Katie Martin, as well as her husband of 57 years, Vince, are the ones who will carry on after her passing (Brian). In addition, she is survived by her two cats and eight grandkids, including Jory Casper (who is married to Becca), Kortney Casper (who is married to Devon), Nathen Casper (who is married to Nikole), Avery McKinney, Ella McKinney, Sophie Martin, Macy Martin, and Cooper Martin (Minnie and Flash).
Her parents had gone before her in death before she did. The members of Linda’s family, as well as her friends and neighbors, and especially her grandchildren, held the utmost significance for her. She was happiest when she was able to spend time with them, whether it was accompanying them on family vacations, attending their performances or sporting events, or treating them to their favorite foods. In addition to this, Linda was the type of girl who would go to any lengths for the people she cared about. She was a shining example of compassion and generosity, and she had a positive influence on those in her immediate environment. She will be sorely missed by everyone.
On Tuesday, December 6, at 11 AM, funeral services for Linda will be held at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Father Fred Kawka will preside over the ceremony. At St. Vincent de Paul, there will be a visitation on Monday, December 5 from 4 to 8 o’clock in the evening, followed by a scripture service at 7 o’clock. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the American Heart Association in Linda’s honor. The Berry Funeral Home in Shepherd has been given the responsibility of making the necessary arrangements.