In Memory of Linda L. Vinz

February 6, 1947 - January 16, 2023

Linda L. Vinz, age 75, of Rice Lake, WI, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 16, 2023 with her family by her side.

She was born Thursday, February 6, 1947 to Dorothy (Organ) Horstman and Henry Horstman in Cumberland, WI.

Linda attended Cumberland High School and went on to UW-River Falls and UW-LaCrosse. Linda met Larry Vinz while attending UW-RF and they later married on September 28th, 1968. They began life in Tomah, WI where soon they would start a family. Linda worked at restaurants as a cook. They moved back to Rice Lake to raise their 3-girls. Linda cooked at the Viking Café in Rice Lake where she met many of her life-long friends. Linda then started a new job at McCain Foods where she retired 31 years later. Linda loved watching her grandchildren grow, she was such a proud grandma (always had a brag book). They were her pride & joy. Family meant everything to her. The spring and summer months meant flower season where she shared her passion of flowers with her girls.

Linda is survived by daughters, Jennifer, Melissa and Melanie; granddaughters, Kyra and Emily; a brother, Donald Horstman; sisters, Eva Horstman and Gail (Gary) Lloyd; and nephews, Jason (Jennifer) Horstman, Timothy Lloyd and Kyle Horstman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dorothy and Henry; husband, Larry Vinz; and sister-in-law, Christine Horstman.

Funeral Services will be held at 11AM Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Faith Lutheran Church in Cameron, WI. Burial at Nora Cemetery in Rice Lake will follow a lunch at the church.

Visitation will be held from 4-7PM Friday, January 27, 2023 at Appleyard’s Home for Funerals and one hour prior to the services at the church.

Last Update: Jan 18, 2023 2:15 pm CST

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