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Linda Lee Nogle, 80

Posted on June 7, 2021

Linda Lee Nogle

Linda Lee Nogle

PALATINE — Linda Lee Nogle (Van Gilder), 80 years of age, of Palatine, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 26, 2021 at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights, with her family by her side.

Linda was born at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana, on Feb. 4, 1941 to Edith Alene (Hockman) Van Gilder and Donald Lee Van Gilder of rural Flat Rock. Donald and Alene were farmers and renowned Polled Hereford cattle breeders.

Linda was the beloved wife of David Ron Nogle. She was also the cherished mother of Marc Alan Nogle of Palatine; Michael Scott Nogle and wife Jeannie of West Chicago; and Diana Lynn Nogle and husband Kevin Dodds of Austin, Texas. She was the adored grandmother of Caitlin Marie Nogle, Caroline Grace Nogle and Blake Harrison Nogle.

Linda was preceded in death by: her parents; and sister, Cinda Kay Peters of Illiopolis.

Linda attended Lawrenceville Township High School in Lawrenceville, graduating in the class of 1959. She continued with her studies, and graduated from Julia F. Burnham School of Nursing in Champaign with a nursing degree in August of 1962. In the summer of 1961, she met her husband “Ron” at Burnham City Hospital while caring for Ron’s father who was recovering from minor surgery. Linda and Ron were married on Sept. 15, 1962 at the Methodist Church in Lawrenceville. Linda and Ron were happily married for 59 years.

Ron and Linda began married life in Des Plaines, a suburb of Chicago. Linda’s first job was as a nurse at Fahey Medical Center in Des Plaines. David Ron Nogle started his career at the Quaker Oats Company as a sales representative. Throughout his career, he held various assignments in operations, marketing and sales, and ultimately to the position of Senior Vice President of Quaker Oats until his retirement in 1995. Linda put her nursing career on hold to raise the children, participate in school functions and serve on the PTA board. She later resumed her career in the late 1980s, as a surgical nurse for the outpatient Surgicare Center, and later as a nurse for Dr. James Smith, a longtime friend, in his OBGYN practice.

Linda was a beacon of light, that shone well beyond those of her immediate family. She was a healer and above all things loved the Lord and Jesus Christ. She touched so many people, and her unconditional love was felt by all. She brightened every room she walked into, and her laughter brought smiles to many faces. Linda was a most loving and caring woman who found the good in all people. Her positive outlook helped us and many others deal with life’s innumerable and complex issues

As a “Nana,” she loved and adored her grandchildren, and enjoyed watching them grow, attending every milestone event, nurturing them, and most importantly teaching them what it meant to be kind, loving, patient and compassionate. She was a farm girl at heart and loved all of God’s creatures and nature. She passed that on to her children and grandchildren which is one of her greatest gifts to us.

A Celebration of Linda’s life will be held on Thursday, June 24, 2021 at the Arbor Room located on the grounds of the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. At 2 p.m., the Reverend Richard McGuire of Urbana, and a longtime family friend, will conduct a prayer service for Linda, then the family will speak. All are welcome to attend this casual affair. Ample parking is available and instructions to the venue and parking are available at the gate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, Farm Aid, Infant Welfare Society of Chicago and/or the American Lung Association.

This obituary collectively written by Linda’s family members.

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