Linda Manchow, 57

Published 10:17pm Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Linda Manchow, 57

Born: March 15, 1955

Died: Sept. 2, 2012


Linda Susan Manchow, 57, of Lincoln Avenue, Niles, died on Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, Ind., following a brief illness.

She was born March 15, 1955, in Michigan City, Ind., to Norman Jerome and Mary L.

(Woods) Wagner. Linda attended First Baptist Church in Niles and was there she married her partner of over 6 years, Vince Manchow, on April 15, 2010. He survives. Together, they enjoyed wine tasting and gourmet cooking. Linda also enjoyed mushroom hunting and both flower and vegetable gardening.

Linda worked for Honeywell Corporation for the last 18 years as a customer service

manager and was privileged to travel the world with her job. Before employment there, she would babysit while devoting her time raising her 6 surviving children; Ryan (Janie) Gray, of Jacksonville, Fla., Donald (Theresa) Gray III, of LaPorte, Ind.,

Steven (Melissa) Gray, Joshua Gray, Andrew Gray and Kassandra, all of Niles. In

addition to husband Vince, Linda is also survived by grandchildren Cody, Alex, Caleb, Elijah, Samuel, Nicholas and one on the way; brothers Tim (Cathy) Wagner, Tom (Nanette) Wagner, both of Rolling Prairie, Ind.; sisters Nancy (Marty) Fransted

of Mishawaka, Michelle (Troy) Riley of Elkhart, Ind.; and mother-in-law Gleda

Manchow, of Niles.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Funeral services for Linda Susan Manchow will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, at Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles with the Rev. Jim Wing ,of First Baptist

Church, Niles, officiating. Interment will follow at Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Halbritter Funeral Home.

Donations in memory of Linda may be made to First Baptist Church in Niles.

The Halbritter Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

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