I am so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. She was such a smart, witty lady, and I was fortunate to know her. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
LINDA L. SIEGENTHALER
Illinois City, Illinois - Linda Louise Siegenthaler, 80, passed away peacefully on December 24,
2020, at Premier Estates, Muscatine, Iowa.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at Illinois City United Methodist Church. A
private burial service will take place in Illinois City Cemetery. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-
Freers Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Illinois City United Methodist Church. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com.
Linda was born on February 3, 1940, in Mauston, Wisconsin, the daughter of Peter L. Resch and Lilly J. Hightower Resch. Linda was raised in Moline, Illinois, and attended Maple Grove School and Moline High school. On June 7, 1957, she married Lyle E. Siegenthaler. They were married for over 20 years. Even though they divorced they remained friends. Linda worked at many establishments during the 60's and 70's including the LeClaire Hotel, and The Tower restaurant and the Quad City Downs. She retired from the Rock Island Arsenal after 20 years of service.
Linda was an active member of was a member of the Illinois City United Methodist Church
where she played piano. She loved spending time in her garden and was a member of the
Muscatine Master Gardeners. She made and sold her baked goods at the Muscatine Farmers
market where she was known as "the bread lady". She also loved to sew and make quilts.
Those left to honor her memory include a brother Bernard Resch (MaryAnn) of Mauston, Wisconsin, and sister Karen (John) Brakefield of Missoula, Montana; one son, James B. Siegenthaler of Illinois City; two daughters, Cindy Trevarthen and her husband, Robert; Christine Sample and her husband, Scott, all of Muscatine; four grandchildren, Aaron Call, Michele Call, Candice (Sample) Whitmer, and James M. Siegenthaler; and two great-grandchildren, Christopher Whitmer and Jocelyn Mendoza. She was also survived by nieces and nephews Sharon Resch Menard, Robert Resch, Sue Resch Goyette and Jill Brakefield Meyer.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents and her ex-husband Lyle.
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