In Memory

Linda Fagaly (Barstatis)

Linda's obituary was sent to me by Joyce Nosal:

"Linda Kay Fagaly Barstatis passed peacefully to her heavenly home on October 6, 2019 at her home in Wheaton, She was born February 28, 1942 in Lakeland, Florida. The family relocated to the Chicago area and in high school she met Robert Barstatis. Linda and Bob married in 1961 and established a long standing presence in Wheaton. Linda had an amazing passion for raising children and a mother's heart that was full of unconditional love and selfless energy. She served as a foster mother to literally hundreds of children. Many children she cared for were terminally ill, but they spent their short lives being loved. From the 1970s up until a few years before her death she was seldom seen without a baby in her arms.  In 2014, Linda married Tim Wall and the couple continued to serve as foster parents in Wheaton. Linda was preceded in death by her husband Robert, her parents and her children: Moses, Chante, Germari, Brett, Jarrod and Shahni. She is survived by husband Tim Wall; her children: Lindsay Tunk,Lisha Denius, Noah Barstatis, Charles Barstatis, Kenan Barstatis, Elizabeth Barstatis, Precious Barstatis, Nella Wall. Her stepchildren Meredith, Jessica,Robert, Emma, Rex, and Victoria Wall, 16 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, monetary donations in Linda's name can be made to

Evangelical Child and Family Agency, 1530 N Main St. Wheaton, IL 60187

A celebration of Linda's life was held on October 19 at All Souls Church. 

You can go to Hultgren Funeral Home on line to see the many photos that have been posted"


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11/21/19 05:21 PM #1    

JoAnn Hartford

Linda and I were good friends in high school after graduation we lost touch, but in reading her obituary I am so overwhelmed with all the good things she did in her life. The many children she touched and loved we're greatly affected by this woman. I admire what she did greatly

11/22/19 06:29 PM #2    

William F. (Bill) Herhold

I only recall her from high school days as a beautiful teen of the classes prettiest. Her life would prove her true beauty was more than on the surface. RIP Linda

11/28/19 01:31 AM #3    

Roy Kessmann

We love you Linda. Such a beautiful and cute girl. I still cherish the Christmas card
you sent to me from Ft. Lauderdale while on break.
God Bless You Linda. Rest in eternal peace.


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