Linda Dessecker

June 24, 1960 - February 12, 2020
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Linda L. Dessecker, 59, of Bolivar, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020 in Hennis Care Centre at Bolivar, following a courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

Born in Dover, she was the daughter of the late Harold E. and Norma J. (Morris) Knapp, Jr. and was a graduate of Buckeye Career Center and Tuscarawas V…

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Linda L. Dessecker, 59, of Bolivar, passed away Wednesday, February 12, 2020 in Hennis Care Centre at Bolivar, following a courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

Born in Dover, she was the daughter of the late Harold E. and Norma J. (Morris) Knapp, Jr. and was a graduate of Buckeye Career Center and Tuscarawas Valley High School. Linda was an avid swimmer and a longtime member of the Tuscarawas County YMCA and the MS Society.

Surviving are her three children, Courtney (Travis) Dreher of Strasburg, Lauren (Jeremy) Goehring of Bolivar and Kooper Dessecker of Columbus; a sister, Nancy (Jeff) Eddy of Dover; a brother, Ted (Beth) Knapp of Sherrodsville; her twin sister, Cindy Sundheimer of Bolivar; her four beloved grandchildren, Grant and Baylee Dreher and Emry and Avery Goehring; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

In addition to her parents, Linda was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Jack Sundheimer.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 10 AM to 12 PM in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover where a service celebrating Linda’s life will begin at 12 PM with her brother, Pastor Ted Knapp officiating. Following the service, a reception will be held in the Hospitality Room at the funeral home.

In keeping with Linda’s wishes and following the service, she is to be cremated through the care of Geib’s Tuscarawas Valley Crematory and a private graveside service will be held at a later date.

The family would like to thank the staff of Hennis Care Centre at Bolivar for their care and support and also requests that in lieu of flowers or memorial contributions, to please perform an act of kindness for someone in memory of Linda.

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Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020

Time: 10:00 am

End Time: 12:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

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5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Cemetery Information

A private graveside service will be held at a later date.


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Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

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Born: June 24, 1960
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Donna Ward Stanke posted on 2/18/20

I am so, so sorry to heard of Linda's passing. She was such a nice and fun person to be around. We had a blast back in school. Never a dull moment. Her and Cindy changing clothes so they could go into the same class again. The poor teachers were clueless as to who was who. But we had fun. I will remember her always.

 

Douglas Becknell posted on 2/17/20

We are very sorry to hear of Linda’s passing. Our condolences to the Knapp/Dessecker families. Doug & Kathy Becknell

 

Jim and Sharon Haney posted on 2/16/20

Thoughts and prayers for the family, sorry for your loss. Jim and Sharon Haney??

 

Pam Schram posted on 2/16/20

So sorry to hear about this and yet I know she is now at peace with God. Courtney, Lauren and Kooper you were all so good and loving to your momma and she surely appreciated it. I remember feeding her a Reese’s pb cup when she was at Park Village. I was awkward about it and she told me to just stick it in her mouth! Lol. What a great heart and spirit she had. Courtney you are so much like her with that beautiful smile and kind soul. God Bless you all with great memories.

 

Mark and Mary Haney posted on 2/15/20

Nancy, Cindy and Ted, we are so sorry to hear Linda’s passing.. Sending love and thoughtful prayers to you all..

 

Barb & Garry Martin posted on 2/15/20

Ted, Nancy & Cindy & the rest of Linda’s family you have my sympathy. I did not know Linda, but I know that she had suffered for years from complications from her Multiple Sclerosis. Garry & I will keep you in our prayers!

 

Bruce and Laurie Inskeep posted on 2/15/20

Cindy, We are so sorry for your family's pain and the loss of your sister. We know how unfair and challenging Linda's journey has been and sometimes the clarity of God's plan can't be understood. Know that you will find peace in the coming weeks, months and years, as you recall so many fond memories and happy times. Khourey will miss her friend and neighbor, and watching TV with her and Ron. You and your family are in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. Laurie, Bruce and Khourey

 

Jerry Keller posted on 2/14/20

Linda I love you & I will truly Miss you’re sweet smile & positive attitude you have had through this awful illness. I know you are definitely in a better place spreading your lovely smile & kindness. I will cherish the great memories that you have given Lori & I for all these years. Love Jerry

 

Christy (Levengood) Vachon posted on 2/14/20

I am so very sorry for your loss.

 

Shirley Bridges posted on 2/14/20

Courtney, Lauren,Kooper, Cindy, Nancy and Ted. I'am heartbroken to hear Linda Lou has passed.I have known her since Courtney was a baby.Linda was a very positive,happy person.She was a loving Mother to her children and a special twin to her sister Cindy. I love you Linda Lou and will always miss you.I know you are pain free and waiting for your family. You are a special angel now. Thanks for being my friend.Thinking and praying for your family. Shirley and David Bridges

 

John & Liz Nelson posted on 2/14/20

My fondest memory of Linda goes way back to grade school and riding the school bus. She, Cindy, and others sang the tunes of the times. I loved it but was too shy and bashful to say. Our deepest sympathies to her family and friends.

 

Sue Giltz posted on 2/14/20

So sorry to hear of Linda's passing.Your in my prayers. Sue Olinger Giltz

 

Susan Nasteff posted on 2/14/20

Cindy, my condolences to you and your family during this time of loss, thoughts and prayers ?? Sue N.

 

Krista, Madi, Ellie, and Ben posted on 2/14/20

Courtney Prayers for you! I know how hard it is to lose a parent. Please let me know if you need anything!

 

Diane and Don Lapp posted on 2/13/20

It was a pleasure serving Linda at Bingo events at Hennis Care Centre. We especially enjoyed Linda's smile which was an encouragement and uplifting to our spirit.

 

Susan smith posted on 2/13/20

Dear Cindy, I am so very sorry to read of your sister’s passing. I recall meeting her once at Dutch Valley and she was very sweet and beautiful, just like you! I hope that beautiful memories will help to sustain you at this sad time. Many prayers are sent your way?. Sue Smith

 

Cheryl Hupp posted on 2/13/20

Dear Cindy and family, So sorry to hear about Linda. Sending prayers and asking God to wrap his loving arms around you all. God Bless Cheryl Newsome Hupp?

 

Mary E. Grisez posted on 2/13/20

My deepest sympathy to you, Cindy, and your family. You are such a strong woman and an inspiration to everyone. Being a twin is something very special. Love you Cindy. Mary

 

Normajean Hackathorn posted on 2/13/20

Condolence to you and your family Cindy! Be sure to keep all those memories close, they will help you get through. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

 

Debbie Gamble posted on 2/13/20

Cindy and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you!

 

Shirley Hall Walters posted on 2/13/20

Dear Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I always enjoyed Linda. She always had a smile and we often laughed. Lots of good memories. Blessings to each of you.

 

Cheryl Reiger posted on 2/13/20

My prayers to family on the loss of such a beautiful soul. May you find peace in the days to come.

 

Barb Doll posted on 2/13/20

Cindy my condolences to you and your family ??

 

Susan Grant posted on 2/13/20

Courtney, Lauren and Kooper, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was one of the sweetest and most genuine persons I have ever known. I will always remember our trip to Myrtle Beach together. Love and prayers - Susan Grant and family

 

Diane Draher Miller posted on 2/13/20

So sorry for your loss. She was such a sweet and kind girl.

 

THERESA AL ALI posted on 2/13/20

Cindy and family, So sorry for your loss. My prayers & thoughts are with you.

 

Heather Pariso posted on 2/13/20

May you light up heaven as you did on earth with your smile and sense of humor

 

Heather Pariso posted on 2/13/20

May she rest in peace. She always made me laugh and was such a positive vibrant person even through the years with her battle. I'll never forget grandpa Doyal calling the twins Mike and Ike. So many good memories over the years. He just adored them. I can see her making everyone in heaven laugh and laugh. God bless her

 

Christine Beamer posted on 2/13/20

Cortney I'm so very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My prayers are with you and your family. May she Rest In Peace.

 

Lisa Armstrong posted on 2/13/20

I will miss Linda and I will put her family in my prayers.

 

Jason Cunningham Family posted on 2/13/20

Prayers of comfort to all the family members. Drehr’s and Nap family sending prayers and love your way.

 

Patty Foster posted on 2/13/20

So sorry for your loss. I went to school with Linda. Prayers for you and your family ???.

 

Renee (Pittman) Beatty posted on 2/13/20

I am so sorry to hear this! I remember them from school. Linda and Cindy were always kind and beautiful ladies. ?

 

Kanessa Melching posted on 2/13/20

My deepest condolences to family and friends Linda was definitely one of those people you could not help but love she was one of my favorite faces to come to work to see she always treated us like family and it was an absolute pleasure to be a part of her journey she was so strong and so positive despite the battles she was facing she witnessed me at my very lowest after losing 2 babies in a row and her words helped me alot she helped me look towards god and gave me hope when I had none left! She always spoke of family and loves hers deeply she was so proud of her kids and grandbabies and always loved to show them off ! She always encouraged us and spoke so uplifting she was a mother in a sense to most of us girls at Hennis and she was extremely loved in return she is most definitely a face and person I'll never forget thank you so much Linda for being such an amazing person and for being so strong and never giving up even on the bad days! Praying your at peace smiling and finally dancing on the clouds ! ?

 

Paula Wolfe posted on 2/13/20

From the very day I met Linda, back some years ago on my transportation route, I immediately felt her strength & bravery that she displayed so well, in dealing with her MS. God grant her Angelic eternity, no pain, No Tears In Heaven. Linda was the sweetest, dearest soul. My Sincere condolences to her children/family. RIP ?

 

Lisa Umpleby Wendling posted on 2/12/20

My deepest sympathy. Linda’s beautiful smile and warm personality will never be forgotten!

 

Nancy Knapp Eddy posted on 2/12/20

I just lost a lovely sister who could always make me laugh. You have finally reached home and you have a new body now. I will look after Cindy. Don't pick too many blackberries before i join you.

 

Tom Muzechuk posted on 2/12/20

So very sorry for your loss. Not much that i can say except that she is in a better place and is doing cartwheels with joy and jubilation. Peace to your family during this difficult time.

 

Kathleen Newsome posted on 2/12/20

I'm so sorry to hear this. I remember her from school. I am also battling MS

 

Tammy Huggins posted on 2/12/20

God bless your family...what an extraordinary, beautiful woman. Tom and Tammy

 

Angela Morrow posted on 2/12/20

To all of Linda’s family and friends I am so very sorry for your loss. Linda was an amazing, caring, loving and proud individual. She will be missed very much. I am grateful that I got the opportunity to take care of her and get to know her and know her strength through her battle. A very strong person. My thoughts and prayers to all her family and friends.

 

Savannah Dieffenbaugher posted on 2/12/20

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of this wonderful woman. It was a honor to take care of her for the past 3 years. She had a heart of gold. There was never a day where I would see her without a smile on her face. What an amazing lady she was. She was such a blessing to me. I will never forget about her, she was that special!

 

Debby Norris posted on 2/12/20

Sending my deepest sympathy to Linda’s family.

 

Andrea Kleinknecht posted on 2/12/20

Lauren, Courtney, Kooper and Family I would like to extend my sincere condolences to you all. It was an honor to take care of Linda for the past 5 years. She will truly and honestly be missed by us all. You are all in my prayers during this difficult time.

 

Marnie posted on 2/12/20

Oh Linda, my sweet friend...we’ve shared so many laughs and cool times while I was in town. I’m gonna miss your silliness and positive outlook. Loved you so much, I miss you Marnie

 

Pamela Smith Sundheimer Kachermeyer posted on 2/12/20

Deepest sympathies to Linda 's family. I got to know her from Park Village.

 

Kenny Law and Family posted on 2/12/20

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs!

 

Hellen Miles posted on 2/12/20

Thoughts and Prayers ? what a beautiful person inside and out.

 

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