Linda K. Schultz, age 72, of Essex, IL passed away Thursday, December 17, 2020 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, IL. She was born February 27, 1948 in Pontiac, IL to the late David and Dorothy Louise (nee Haag) Monroe. Linda graduated from Reddick High School with the class of 1966. She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Goodfarm Township. She retired from J.R.’s Crop Service in Reddick after working there for more than 30 years. Linda enjoyed flowers, and she especially enjoyed crafting and getting together with her friends. Surviving are her husband of 36 years, Ronald Schultz of Essex; one daughter, Ladena (Patrick) Appel of MN; three step-daughters: Cari (Scott) Pierard of Coal City; Michelle (Dan) Fennel of Streamwood, IL; and Vikki Morrical of IN. Also surviving are nine grandchildren: Kameron Dohnansky, Abby Navickas, Zack Pierard, Reagan Morrical, Mike, John and Maddie Fennel; Rachel and Kellen Appel; two great-grandchildren, Evelyn and Eleanor Navickas; one brother, Gerry (Judy) Monroe of Essex, IL; one niece, Jenne (Wade) Kilman; and one nephew, Ryan (Catie) Monroe. Preceding her in death were her parents. Visitation for Linda will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home and Crematory, Braid-wood, Wednesday, December 23, 2020 from 11 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. with a funeral service commencing at 1:00 p.m. All attendees are required to wear face coverings, follow social distancing guidelines, and due to the capacity requirements, please be brief with your condolences to allow other guests pay their final respects. Interment will follow in North Cemetery, Essex. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name may be directed to the Trinity Lutheran Church, 515 E. Stonewall Road, Dwight, IL 60420. For more information and to visit her online guestbook, log on to www.rwpattersonfun