Jan 20, 2024

Linda Larson Scalia Rest in Peace

Linda Lou Scalia (nee Larson)

Passed away on January 19, 2024

Linda Lou Scalia (nee Larson), age 76. Late of Crown Point, Indiana.  Passed away January 19, 2024.  Beloved wife of the late Charles E. Scalia.  Loving mother of Jennifer (Scott) Hemmer, Amy (Todd) Kostelnik, Teresa (Ryan) Zentz, and Charles J. “CJ” Scalia.  Cherished and devout grandmother of Joshua, Emily, Kaitlyn, Karlie, Clara, Charlize, Kensley, and Piper.  She is preceded in death by her parents Brynolf and Lorna Larson and sister Cheryl Larson.  Linda was a proud graduate of Morgan Park High School.  She was an avid bunco player, loved music, especially Elvis, dancing, gardening, as well as going to the beach and traveling.  Linda was a member of Faith Church – Dyer and a proud cancer survivor. Linda was a friend to many, always placing others first.  She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Memorial Visitation Wednesday, January 31, 2024 from 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm with a Memorial Service at 4:00 pm with Pastor Bob Bouwer officiating at the Elmwood Funeral Chapel 11300 W. 97th Ln. (1/2 block west of US 41/Wicker Ave. at 97th LN.) St. John.  An inurnment will be held at St. Mary Cemetery, Evergreen Park, IL at a later date.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Faith Church – Dyer or directly to the family for the benefit of Linda’s son CJ Scalia.  For more information 219-365-3474 or www.elmwoodchapel.com


Update*** Our dear mother Linda Larson Scalia passed away today around 2 PM. She was surrounded by her family.

Her team of doctors and nurses tried every possible measure to save hempeer life throughout this entire process. They have been caring and supportive.

Although we were not prepared to say goodbye, our mother, Linda died peacefully after giving a very good fight. We know she was greeted by the Lord and she is with our dad and many other loved ones.

We appreciate all of the phone calls, texts, emails and visits. Offering to help and be available at any time being so much to all of us.

Your support is what reminded us that we are not alone going through something so difficult. We are forever grateful.

It will take a couple days to process everything, but we will post arrangements once they are made.


So sorry for your loss

Ron Veenstra


I'll bet that Dick Biondi was waiting for her ready to give her a big hug.

Will Hepburn

For sure.

Ron Veenstra

...and Elvis.....

Marie Buti

Oh I am so very very sorry for your loss...and ours.  Linda was such a joyful, fun-loving person. 


I am so sorry for your loss. May you take comfort in fond memories you have of your mother.



Very sorry for her loss. Her family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Craig Hullinger

I am saddened to report that our classmate Linda Larson Scalia passed away suddenly on January 18th after a brief hospitalization. Linda loved music and was a huge fan of the late, great WLS disc jockey Dick Biondi. She also loved the Beatles. Her family will announce funeral arrangements as soon as they are available. RIP Linda Lou. I'm sorry you never made it to a Florida mini-reunion.

Judy Halligan Willingham


The Larson’s lived on the next block from where I grew up on 107th St. They were across the alley on 106th Pl. While I didn’t know Linda, I remember her dad always tapped the maple tree out in front of their house to get syrup and we all thought that was so cool as kids. May Linda rest in peace and my condolences to her family.

Kristine Lang