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Lois Ling

January 8, 1931 ~ May 21, 2018 (age 87)

Lois Claire Fisher Ling, age 87, a devoted mother and wife, died Monday, May 21, 2018, at her home in Hinsdale, IL. .Born January 9, 1931, in Hancock, Michigan, Mrs. Ling grew up in the Copper Country of northern Michigan, attended Rosary College in River Forest, IL, then Michigan State University where she was a member of Sigma Kappa Sorority. She married her college sweetheart, Robert Ling. With her husband serving in the U.S. Army, the couple lived in San Francisco and Japan, eventually settling in Marquette, Michigan to raise their family. They moved to the Sacramento, California suburb of Rancho Murieta in 1986. Mrs. Ling and her husband were married for 63 years and raised five children. She opened her home to a sixth child, Antonio “Jose” Madrigal, a “Pedro Pan” youth refugee from Cuba.  Mrs. Ling is survived by her five children, Shelly Ling Blanchard of Rancho Cordova, CA., Robert Ling Jr. (Heidi) of Egg Harbor, WI, Amy Ling (Tree) Plumbtree of San Tan Valley, AZ, Patricia Ling (John) Heider of Saline, MI, and Beth Ling (Charlie) Usher of Hinsdale, 17 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren including Claire, Erin, and Chaz Usher of Chicago, and Mike and Ryan Usher of Hinsdale. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 30, 9 AM until the time of funeral mass 10 AM at St. Isaac Jogues, 4th and Clay Streets, Hinsdale. Interment will be at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA.

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