Linda Marie Ropp, age 61 of Clare, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Monday, July 15, 2013. She was born the daughter of Walter and Anita (Tack) Szczepanski on May 15, 1952 in Detroit.
Linda had lived in Clare for the past ten years, having moved from Houghton. Previously she had lived in Gladwin and Sterling Heights. She had worked in the Salon at the JCPenny’s in Houghton prior to transferring to the Mt. Pleasant store where she had retired. Following her retirement from JCPenny’s Linda had worked the past 3 years at the Mood Makers Salon in Clare. She had volunteered her time at the MidMichigan Medical Center in Clare, as well as in the Youth Group at the Potters House Ministries, in Mt. Pleasant. Linda was an avid reader and gardener.
Linda is survived by her children Amy (Steven) Baldwin and Brian Ropp all of Virginia Beach, VA; her mother Anita Szczepanski of Clare; her sister Gail (Roger) Hitchcock of Lake Orion; grandchildren Hunter and Ashley and her loving cat Babes. Linda was predeceased by her father, Walter and her brother, Dr. John Szczepanski.
A Celebration of Life gathering will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Clare County Pardee Cancer Treatment Fund, P.O. Box 65, Clare, Michigan 48617. Arrangements were made through the Clare Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home. You are invited to sign the Ropp family’s online condolence register at www.stephenson-wyman.com