Linda Sintzel

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Linda M. Sintzel, nee Luberda, 70, of Swansea, IL, born June 22, 1950, died Saturday, January 2, 2021, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Linda worked as a legal secretary for 40 years at different law firms in Belleville, IL.  During her career, she had worked in the office for the Honorable Judge Clyde Kuehn.  She was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  Linda also devoted much time to Developmental Disability Services of Metro East and served as a 40-year board member for DDS.

She cherished her trips with Richard to Scottsdale, AZ several times a year to be poolside in the sun. She enjoyed entertaining at her home for friends and was always the life of the party.  You would never catch Linda without her beautiful smile on her face. This world will never be the same without her caring, fun loving and amazing soul who put everyone before herself.

The abundance of friends that Linda surrounded herself by was truly astonishing.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Rose, nee Drag, Luberda; a brother, Thomas Luberda; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dr. Alois R. and Dorothy Sintzel; and a brother-in-law, John Sintzel.

Surviving are her loving husband of 48 years, Richard Sintzel, whom she married August 11, 1972;
her daughter, Natalie (Lance) Stafko of Scottsdale, AZ;
her son, Timothy R Sintzel of Centralia, IL;
her granddaughter, Allyson Stafko (fiance, Thomas Cochran) of St Louis, MO;
a brother, Joe Luberda of Baldwin, IL;
five sisters-in-law, Linda Luberda, Rosemarie Sintzel, Mary Margaret Sintzel, Theresa (Oscar) Ubilluz, and Kate (Jeff) Elder;
two brothers-in-law, Thomas (Barb) Sintzel and Joseph (Sheri) Sintzel;
numerous nieces and nephews;
and her beloved grand puppies, Brinley and Briley.

Memorials may be made to the Kaskaskia Workshop, P.O. Box 1946, Centralia, IL 62801, ATTN:  Stephanie Hamilton. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

 Visitation: Friends may visit from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon Friday, January 15, 2021, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and a limited number of visitors at any one time will be observed.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon Friday, January 15, 2021, with Msgr. David Darin officiating. Standard CDC guidelines will be observed.

Burial will be at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.

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48 Comments on Linda Sintzel

Janice Johnson Castro said : Guest Report Jan 26, 2021 at 4:14 PM

Richard, I just learned of Linda's passing. You were both such kind and thoughtful neighbors to my parents. I am so, so very sorry for your unbelievable loss.

  • Scottsdale
  • AZ
Sandy Pietroburgo said : Guest Report Jan 19, 2021 at 9:42 AM

My heart goes out to this family for your loss, I know this is a very difficult time. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Corky Smith said : Guest Report Jan 15, 2021 at 1:07 PM

So deeply sorry for your loss. Fond memories of you both from high school days and through all the reunions. A truly beautiful, caring and great lady. Hope to see you soon and condolences to your family. Corky

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Jessie Pietroburgo Hermann said : Guest Report Jan 14, 2021 at 9:55 PM

I am sending you hugs, prayers and hope for peace as you navigate through such a tremendous loss. I am so thankful to have known Linda through Allyson, Natalie and Lance. I know she will be deeply missed by anyone who knew her. Sending you so much love from afar.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Lisa, Jay and Clayton said : Guest Report Jan 14, 2021 at 4:09 PM

Dear Richard, Natalie and family - we are so very taken aback from the heartbreaking news of your darling Linda. Someone here said it best - Linda made the world a better place. We've never seen her without a smile and a kind word - many words, actually - and that was a true gift. Praying for everyone.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Dave Patrico said : Guest Report Jan 14, 2021 at 6:54 AM

Our deepest sympathy to Richard and the family. There are no words to take away the sadness when you lose someone you love. Sandy and I wish you strength and comfort in the days ahead.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Karen and Bob MacDonald said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2021 at 7:52 PM

Linda was a gem! She was full of happiness, kindness and energy. She made the world a better place. Prayers, thoughts and hugs.

  • Weldon Spring
  • Missouri
David & Joyce Drag said : Guest Report Jan 13, 2021 at 8:08 AM

So sorry for your loss. Rest in peace cousin.

  • FREEBURG
  • Illinois
Anne and Mike Naylor said : Guest Report Jan 12, 2021 at 9:35 AM

Our deepest sympathy for your family. Prayers the pleasant memories comfort you.

  • Swansea
  • Illunois
Debbie Lippert said : Guest Report Jan 11, 2021 at 7:44 PM

I am so sorry for your loss! I will miss seeing Linda at the parades and bonfires. She was always so nice! Wishing you peace and comfort!🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • OFallon
  • IL
Debbie Lippert said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2021 at 4:58 PM

I am so sorry for your loss! 😔 Bonfires and parades won’t be the same without her. May you find peace and comfort!🙏🙏🙏

  • OFallon
  • IL
Cindy Collins Cates said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2021 at 4:04 PM

So sorry

  • Maryville
  • Illinois
John Heiligenstein said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2021 at 1:56 PM

Dear Richard and Family, On behalf of the family of John and Evelyn Heiligenstein (Freeburg(, I want to extend our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved Linda. Please know that she and all your family will be held in our thoughts and prayers. John H. Heiligenstein, M.D.

  • Indianapolis
  • IN
Michael Ribbing said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2021 at 1:04 PM

Sorry to hear the loss of cousin Linda. Our prayers are with you.

  • Eden
  • WI
nd Carolyn Scheibel said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2021 at 12:53 PM

So very sorry to read of Linda's passing. I had many great times working with Linda. She was such a young naive gal when she first came to BDH but I think Bev and myself helped change that. My sincere sympathy to all who loved her.

  • O FALLON
  • Illinois
Susan Jasiewicz said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2021 at 9:46 AM

Such a beautiful lady inside and out. I am so sorry for your loss.

  • Swansea
  • Il
Ed & Patti Szewczyk said : Guest Report Jan 09, 2021 at 7:02 PM

I was shocked to hear of Linda's passing. She was always a fantastic, warm, friendly person and a delight to work with. She will be missed.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Bill Balint said : Guest Report Jan 09, 2021 at 10:14 AM

Richard, I was shocked to hear about your loss. I hope your memories of the great times you had with Linda will carry you forward. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • BELLEVILLE
  • IL
Marge Shetterly Schaefer said : Guest Report Jan 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM

I am so saddened by the Loss of Linda. I grew up next door to Lindaand am so happy I was able to reconnect with her in the past few years. She will be deeply missed❤️🙏

  • Swansea
  • IL
Fay said : Guest Report Jan 08, 2021 at 10:58 AM

I’m so sorry to hear about Linda. May the good Lord hold you all in his hands as you grieve your loss . Sincerely, Fay

  • Freeburg
  • Il
Dan & Mary Kay McGinnis said : Guest Report Jan 07, 2021 at 11:44 PM

Rich, we are so sorry to hear about Linda. She was such a beautiful, fun and loving person. We are praying for you and your family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Gary Blome said : Guest Report Jan 07, 2021 at 9:40 PM

Richard, I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest sympathy. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Michaela Meeks said : Guest Report Jan 07, 2021 at 8:11 PM

Dear Natalie, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. I know how very close you were. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Much love to you.Xx

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Rick & Linda Cassady said : Guest Report Jan 07, 2021 at 7:45 PM

Our deepest sympathy to the Sintzel family. Linda was a beautiful person and always fun to be around! May she Rest In Peace!

  • Belleville
  • IL
DDSME Board Members said : Guest Report Jan 07, 2021 at 3:31 PM

Richard, Natalie, Tim, Lance and extended family of Linda, Please accept our heartfelt sympathies. A more beautiful, caring, and generous wife, mother, and friend ever existed. This is a terrible loss to so many...our thoughts and prayers are bountifully sent to you all. -Your DDSME Family

  • Belleville
  • IL
Kim (Klopper) Carson said : Guest Report Jan 07, 2021 at 11:29 AM

Richard, You and Yours are in my thoughts and prayers, so sorry for your loss. I pray you find peace and comfort in God's arms.

  • Naples
  • FL
Kathy & Steve Cimarolli said : Guest Report Jan 07, 2021 at 10:05 AM

Our deepest condolences at your loss. Linda was a kind, sweet, dear person and will be missed by the many people she touched. Our prayers are with you all.

  • Glen Carbon
  • Illinois
Carol and Dean Elder said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 10:35 PM

Linda was such a beautiful person inside and out. Always a joy to be around…she will be greatly missed. Sending hugs and prayers to help you all during this sad and difficult time. 🙏😘

  • Millstadt
  • IL
Janet Burton Koch said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 9:47 PM

Rich, I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Annabella Stratakis said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 7:15 PM

My heartfelt sympathies go out to Richard, Natalie and the rest of the family. Linda was such a beautiful person, both inside and out. She will be sorely missed. This is truly devastating news.

  • Scottsdale
  • AZ
Lana Laux Kunz said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 6:15 PM

Words cannot tell you how much my heart breaks for your family. It was an absolute pleasure every time I ran into her! You all are in my thoughts and prayers. There is a brighter star in the sky tonight she is truly an angel.. So extremely sorry for your loss.

  • Belleville
  • IL - Illin
Deb and Dave Mueth said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 6:06 PM

Richard, we are very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Springfield
  • IL
Roger and JudyWright said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 6:03 PM

Richard, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Sally Wondolowski said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 4:13 PM

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for the loss of such a beautiful wife and mother. Since the time Natalie and Amy were in kindergarten together, if we ran into each other, we embraced like two old soul sisters. Her personality and love were bigger than life itself, and even though our lives only crossed occasionally, my world will not be the same without her in it. Love and hugs to all of you.

  • Shiloh
  • IL
Toni Meyers said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 1:37 PM

Rich, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. She was a beautiful lady. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Pacific
  • MO
Don Richardson said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 1:23 PM

I didn’t know Linda very well, Rich. Every time I saw her at get togethers over the years I could tell she was a very good person. From the few times we did meet, a person can tell she was, “special “. A blessing to know her. She will be missed by all who have had the good fortune to meet her.

  • Freeburg
  • Il
Mike Moore said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 1:16 PM

Oh Rich...so shocked and saddened to learn about Linda. An incredibly warm and caring soul...we all adorned her radiant smile...and infectious personality. We grieve for your loss Rich. Please rely on family and the army of friends you have amassed over the years for support. Prayers for you and Linda! 🙏Mike snd Maureen Moore

  • Lebanon
  • Illinois
Michelle and Bob Jones said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 12:49 PM

We were deeply saddened and shocked to hear of Linda’s passing. She was such a happy and kind lady. We enjoyed talking to both her and Rich whenever and wherever we ran into them. Our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to her family and friends. Chel and Bob

  • Smithton
  • IL
Shawn Denison Brannan said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 12:46 PM

My heart breaks to hear this news. Linda will always be remembered as a warm and loving soul. I have so many fond memories and I am so sad that we didn’t stay more connected over the years. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. - Shawn

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Patricia Schomber said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 11:10 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with Lindas family

  • Belleville
  • Il
Kim Luberda said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 9:58 AM

My heart goes out to Linda's family and friends. Linda will be missed by so many her smiling beautiful face and the joy and kindness in her heart. Till we meet again RIP Linda

  • Desloge
  • Missouri
Christy May said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 9:08 AM

Natalie, Lance, Allyson and Richard - words cannot express how deeply sorry I am for your loss. She was always a joy to talk to, so happy, so vibrant and so much love for her family. Lots of prayers for all of you during this difficult time ❤️

  • O’Fallon
  • MO
Lisa & Garrett said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 8:56 AM

We are very sorry for the loss of such a sweet person. Garrett considered Linda his “aunt”.

  • Glen Carbon
  • IL
Bob & Sybl Yankey said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 8:48 AM

Richard extending our deepest sympathy and prayers to you and your family. God is surrounding you with his comforting love.

  • MASCOUTAH
  • Illinois
Jim said : Guest Report Jan 06, 2021 at 4:05 AM

Sorry for your loss

  • Desloge
  • Mo
Tim Gable said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2021 at 10:19 PM

Linda was such a bright light in this world that still shines in my heart, and always will. Linda already has her wings!!! Richard, be strong and have faith you will be together again in Paradise some day. Susan and I love you very much.

  • Scottsdale
  • Arizona
Gail Przada said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2021 at 7:00 PM

My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Linda’s family. She was such a nice person and I know she will be deeply missed by many.

  • O’Fallon
  • IL
Linda Riethmann said : Guest Report Jan 05, 2021 at 6:46 PM

Our world will never be the same. We will miss her forever. So sorry for the loss of this special and loved person.

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL

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