Wednesday, February 21, 2018
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Life Story Funeral Homes - Rupert, Durham, Marshall & Gren
409 South Main Street
Vicksburg, MI 49097
At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.
Mattawan Area Pantry
P.O. Box 98
Mattawan, MI 49071
Animal Rescue Project
219 Peekstock Dr.
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.
Life Story / Obituary
Someone who never met a stranger, Linda Schuring was a blessing in the lives of so many around her. She was a caretaker and nurturer, and she also had a special place in her heart for animals. Although Linda treasured her roles as a wife and mother, she just might have argued that nothing was better than becoming a grandmother and great-grandmother later in life. She worked hard, but she also made the time to enjoy life along the way. Although life will never be the same without Linda here, she leaves behind a timeless legacy that her loved ones will proudly carry on in her footsteps.
During the first half of the 1940s, the eyes of our nation were focused overseas as countless young servicemen and women were deeply entrenched in the fighting during WWII. Those who remained stateside became familiar with rationing on common goods and manufacturing that was focused on supporting the war effort. Amidst this eventful time was a time of great anticipation in the lives of Daniel and Ramona (Murray) Moyle as they were eagerly awaiting the birth of their new baby as July unfolded in Chelsea, Michigan, in 1942. The big day finally arrived on July 20th when the baby girl they named Linda drew her first breath. She was the oldest of five children to be raised on the family farm in Mattawan alongside her siblings, Mary Kay, Danny, David and Dick. Linda’s father was a farmer and also drove a school bus, and at home they had horses, cattle, pigs, goats, dogs, cats, and all kinds of other animals as well. Linda attended local schools including Mattawan High School where she played the drums in the high school band. She went on to graduate from high school in 1960.
The majority of Linda’s life was focused on her loved ones. She was blessed with three sons, Johnny, Tim, and Mike, from a previous marriage, and it was in 1971 that she met the love of her life, Jerry Schuring. They were set up on a blind date by Linda’s brother, Danny, and sparks flew right from the start. That date led to more dates, and with a desire to spend the rest of their lives together Linda and Jerry were married one year later, on January 22, 1972. Jerry adopted her three children and loved them as his own, and she and Jerry were blessed with one son, J.J. They raised their family in Vicksburg, and this was the place Linda called home for the rest of her life. Jerry worked in construction for a time while Linda was raising their four boys, but in 1990 they established J L Milling Inc. together. They always loved and had animals, and they also had a large pond in the backyard where the kids camped. Linda was the one to host most of their family gatherings over the years. She was an amazing cook who specialized in making olie cookins, which are a Dutch treat. Linda was thrilled when grandchildren began arriving, and she attended all of their events and activities. She did the same thing once great-grandchildren came along, and since they were involved in 4-H Linda would buy each year and then donate to the food pantry.
Throughout her life Linda was a woman of many interests. She loved riding motorcycles and was a founding member of the “bad ass” tribe. Every year six members of the tribe would travel out West for several years. Linda enjoyed her trips to California and Hawaii as well. She was a huge Green Bay Packers fan, and it has been said that Aaron Rogers even trumped Jerry! To relax Linda enjoyed knitting and crocheting, and she also enjoyed listening to country music.
All who knew Linda Schuring would agree that she was truly beautiful on the inside and out. She had a fun-loving sense of humor and was willing to take care of everyone who was in need. Linda was deeply devoted to her family, and she was happiest when surrounded by the ones she cherished. Deeply loved, she will be forever missed.
Linda Schuring, of Vicksburg, passed away on February 15, 2018, at her home. Linda’s family includes her husband, Jerry; three children: Tim (Karen Furlong), Mike (Tracey), J. J. (Tracey DeVaney); ten grandchildren: Sarah (Andy), Samantha (Adam), Timmy (Jessica), Shannon, Megan (Phil), Cassondra, Mikey, Shianne, Kody Bishop and Kaley Bishop; thirteen great grandchildren: Tatum, Cohen, Peyton, Brooke, Alaina, Bentley, Emma S., Emma H., Ella, Delaney, Tensleey, Kimber, Jayce; three brothers: Danny (Barb) Moyle, David Moyle, Dicky (Sharon) Moyle; and her brother in law Don Boven as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by parents, Daniel and Ramona; step-father, Giles Wright; son Johnny; sister, Mary Kay Boven. Visit with her family and friends and view her life story film on Wednesday, February 21 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Life Story Funeral Home, Vicksburg; 409 S. Main St. (269 649-1697).A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 22 at 11:00 a.m. at the same location. Please visit Linda’s memory page at www.lifestorynet.com where you can archive a memory or photo and sign her memory book online. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Mattawan Area Pantry; P.O. Box 98, Mattawan MI 49071 or Animal Rescue Project; 219 Peekstock Dr. Kalamazoo MI 49001 (269 492–1010).