Linda Mae Shiffer, 68, passed away due to illness on December 6, 2021, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Linda was born on November 11, 1953, in Libertyville, IL. She moved around a few times in Illinois and Wisconsin before her family settled in Joliet, IL. Linda was married to Glenn Gilbert in February 1971; they were expecting a child later that year. Linda and Glen had two more daughters before parting ways in 1980. Linda later married Timothy Coop of Cicero, Illinois in 1988. Linda and Tim had two daughters before divorcing in 1989.

Linda had a long career of being an at home health aide. She enjoyed taking care of others. Linda loved spending time with family members. One of her favorites was her granddaughter, Mathilda. They would spend hours together just hanging out with each other or taking car rides and talking and listening to music. Linda also enjoyed writing in her journal, playing solitaire, and drinking different types of hot teas. Linda will be truly missed by her family and friends.

Linda is survived by four daughters, Dannielle (Kenny) Berg of Romeoville, IL, Joyce (Dan) Bella of Wausau, WI, Dawn Coop of Decatur, IN, and Rebecca (Brandon) Knous of Decatur, IN. Linda was blessed with 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Linda has two brothers, James (Sue) Shiffer of Green Bay, WI and Donald “Chopper” (Vicki) Shiffer of Joliet, IL; one sister, Betty (James) Garnett of Killeen, TX; along with many nieces and nephews.

Linda was preceded in death by her daughter, Marie Gilbert of Eau Claire, WI in 2019; brother, Mark Shiffer of Green Bay, WI in 2016; her mother, Betty M. Shiffer of Joliet, IL in 2000; grandchild, Johnny Polizzi of Molini, IL in 1995; her father, Donald H. Shiffer of Joliet, IL in 1983; and her oldest sibling, Joyce L. Shiffer of Joliet, IL in 1965.

A graveside service will be on Friday April 22, 2022, at 11:00 am at Oakwood Cemetery in Joliet, Illinois with Pastor Rodney Ashcraft officiating.


  1. I as one of Linda’s daughters, I am struggling to find a way to feel comfort knowing my Mom is in a better place. I want my sisters to know that I love and stand behind them with their journey to accept our same loss. I also want to send my love to my Moms siblings. I have a heavy heart to say the least, for the passing of your sister, Linda Mae Shiffer. Love Joyce L Bella

  2. I am so honored and privileged to officiate the celebration of life for a dear old friend ! My prayers and deepest sympathies from my family to yours and my wife are here if you need someone to
    Pray with you and we will be available after the funeral for private praye and /or counsel! Jesus is Lord and He loves unconditionally! The Bible says that those who do know there Gid shall be strong
    And do
    Exploits! There is way more to being a Christian than just calling yourself a Christian, we must have that personal relationship with Jesus , and for those who may not have that I will gladly love to introduce you to an all powerful God! His name is Jesus !

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