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Linda Kay (Schaadt) Springer

June 15, 1946 ~ December 13, 2020 (age 74)


Linda was born on June 15, 1946, Van Wert County, Ohio the daughter of Herbert L. and Laura M. (Kreischer) Schaadt, who preceded her in death. She passed away December 13, 2020 at 4:20 p.m. surrounded by her daughters. On March 4, 1967, she married Ned A. Springer who survives in Van Wert, Ohio.

Linda raised 5 daughters, helped run the family farmed, raised laying hens, milked cows, and worked at Crestview Local Schools as a Cafeteria Supervisor for over 20 years.  She was mom to many more children than just her five daughters, and she made sure every child she had at school was fed.  She loved sports and was an avid Crestview Knight fan and couldn’t get enough of watching her children and grandchildren play.  She loved playing games with the grandchildren and enjoyed gardening in her spare time. She attended First Baptist Church of Van Wert and was a member of the Wren Garden Club. She loved her 12 grandchildren and couldn’t spend enough time with them.  She was loved by many and remembered by more as the Lunch Lady that was their mom. Linda was a 1964 graduate of Crestview High School.

Linda is survived by her husband Ned, five daughters: Dianna (Rick) Ashbaugh of Middle Point; Susan (Tim) Ries of Dryersburg, TN; Denise (Mike) Swick of Delphos; Sally (Kevin) Wannemacher of Payne; Ruth (Justin) Sinning of Crystal Beach, Fl; 12 grandchildren: Macey and Macala Ashbaugh; Jacob, Reba, and Martin Ries; Curtis and Victoria Swick; Kristin and Konnor Wannemacher; Emma, Addison, and Ashlin Sinning, and four sister-in-laws: Donna Schaadt of Macedonia, Ohio, Ellen Schaadt of Convoy, OH Janice (Dean) Berry of Clark, MO and Elaine (Jim) Anspaugh of Van Wert.

She was preceded in death by four brothers; Herbert Jr., Doyt, Robert “Bob” Schaadt, Paul Schaadt and one sister-in-law; Phyllis Schaadt; one grandchild, Steven Ries.

Calling hours for Linda will be on Wednesday, December 16 from 6-8 p.m. at Cowan & Son Funeral Home. Please wear a mask and social distance during the calling hours on behalf of the Springer Family. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic concerns, the funeral services for Linda will be private and for family members only. Burial will be at Evangelical Protestant Cemetery, Harrison Township, Van Wert County, Ohio.

Preferred memorials are to the Wren Fire & EMS Department or State of the Heart Hospice.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at, Tribute Wall.

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December 16, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Cowan & Son Funeral Home
616 S. Washington St
Van Wert, OH 45891

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