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“I miss you mother....We all do....You would be so proud of all of your grandchildren...Still seems like yesterday you passed and time has made...Read More »
1 of 45 | Posted by: Michael Bird - Fort Wayne, IN

“Like everyday second of every day I am thinking of you today on your birthday and all the memories we shared. I love you and I miss you mom, I really...Read More »
2 of 45 | Posted by: Michael Bird - IN - Son

“Miss you mother.... Time doesn't heal anything just another day I wish you were here........ ”
3 of 45 | Posted by: Michael Bird - Fort Wayne, IN

“I Love you Mother.................. I miss you so much........I think about you everyday....... I would do anything , anything for just a second...Read More »
4 of 45 | Posted by: Michael Bird - Fort Wayne, IN

“i will never forget her and i will aways love her. i wish she was here with me on my birthday so she could see me turn 12 and watch me play...Read More »
5 of 45 | Posted by: mikey bird - fort wayne, IN

“I'm celebrating the life you shared with all of us today.. I miss you so much mother... I love you........ Happy Birthday and may you Rest in Peace...Read More »
6 of 45 | Posted by: Michael Bird - fort wayne, IN

“I miss you so so much ”
7 of 45 | Posted by: Mikey bird

“Today is your Birthday and I miss you so much.. Time heals nothing,I hurt like you just left... I would do anything to see and hear you again... I...Read More »
8 of 45 | Posted by: Michael - Fort Wayne, IN - Son

“Mom, I miss you so much,nothing gets easier at all....every second you've been gone hurts more and more. You always made me feel on top of the world...Read More »
9 of 45 | Posted by: Michael - fort wayne, IN - Son

“Missing you every second Mom.... I would do and/or give anything for Dad and the family to be with you again. I stare at my cell and want to call...Read More »
10 of 45 | Posted by: Michael - Fort Wayne, IN - Son

“Mom, It's storming out,raining ,streets flooding and my daughters are having the time of there life dancing in it..... It made me think of you,Bianca...Read More »
11 of 45 | Posted by: Michael - IN - Son

“I MISS YOU.............. every second! ”
12 of 45 | Posted by: Michael B - IN - Son

“Mike, After reading your message to Linda I cried. Even 30 plus years later I remember how much Linda meant to you. My family made me aware of her...Read More »
13 of 45 | Posted by: Joe Hoog - Indianapolis, IN

“Bianca and Family,You are in my thoughts. May your heart and soul find peace and comfort."Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories...Read More »
14 of 45 | Posted by: Linda S Bird - Leesburg, FL

“Dear Mike, Mikey and Bianca, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I can imagine how difficult this must be for you. Although I haven't seen Linda in...Read More »
15 of 45 | Posted by: Joellyn (Farrell) Mayer - IN

“Dear Mike, Sam and I are so sorry for your loss of Linda. I have no words that haven't already been said. She was taken way too young and will be...Read More »
16 of 45 | Posted by: Sue Ann Todoran Till - Ft.Wayne, IN

“Mike and have my deepest sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Linda was a wonderful wife, mother and friend who will be...Read More »
17 of 45 | Posted by: Diane Farrell (Helmkamp) - IN

“Mike and family, I just read of the passing of Linda. I am so sorry for your loss. She looks like she fully enjoyed the time she had, and I'm sure...Read More »
18 of 45 | Posted by: Trisha Gensic - Raleigh, NC

“Dear Mike and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. The tribute you wrote is beautiful, you were blessed to have each other. May you find comfort in...Read More »
19 of 45 | Posted by: Kathy Hettinger Walker - NC

“Dear family of Linda, I was so sorry to read about Linda's death. She truly lived life to its fullest despite the shortness of the time. I can't...Read More »
20 of 45 | Posted by: Sister Mary Elizabeth Imler, OSF - IL

“Mike and family: My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Being separated from your eternal companion is never easy. Have faith in God. ...Read More »
21 of 45 | Posted by: Tom Yingling - Jeffersonville, IN

“My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
22 of 45 | Posted by: Jerry Mattix - Battle Creek, MI

“Sending love and prayers to the entire family. May she rest in peace and the Good Lord watch over your family. So sorry for your loss. ”
23 of 45 | Posted by: Shannon, Mike, and Adam Sweeney - IN

“Mike: It's been a long time from the G.E..days, and telling me that Jeff,had the potential to play basketball,and that you and Linda, were going to...Read More »
24 of 45 | Posted by: Dick Clark - Fort Wayne, IN

“Bianca & Family, I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. How sad and horrible for you. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. God Bless...Read More »
25 of 45 | Posted by: Joan Chantaca - Fort Wayne, IN

“Linda was my idol since the 1960's. I remember one May Crowning and never forgot how every strand of hair was in place, the manicured nails and...Read More »
26 of 45 | Posted by: janis & jack woodruff

“Linda, Not only were you my aunt but another mother to me. From a little boy to an adult you loved and cared for me like I was another son. There...Read More »
27 of 45 | Posted by: Paul Bird - Fort Wayne, IN

28 of 45 | Posted by: Michael Bird - Ft. WAYNE, IN

“Mom/Friend, Words cannot express how much I will you. I have known you since I was in my early teens. And you have always been a mother to me. ...Read More »
29 of 45 | Posted by: Alisha - Fort Wayne, IN

“Our thoughts and prayers reach out to Mike and family. Heaven has gained a beautiful Angel. Laura, Michael, Alissa & Leo (Pedro & Janice Trevino's...Read More »
30 of 45 | Posted by: Laura Trevino - Riverwoods, IL

“Bianca, We are deeply sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. Much Love, Cathy (Chalwick) Rose & Chad Rose ”
31 of 45 | Posted by: Cathy Rose

“Im so sorry Linda that you and I never got to make that solo trip to Florida that we always talked about taking. Im gonna miss you. Mike couldnt have...Read More »
32 of 45 | Posted by: Lynne Girardot - Venice, FL

“Sorry for your loss Bird Family. Your mom was always nice to me. ”
33 of 45 | Posted by: Steve Moran

“Bianca: We are so sorry for the loss of your mom. We love you and pray for strength and peace for you and your family during this most difficult...Read More »
34 of 45 | Posted by: Brenda Morgan - Fort Wayne, IN

“Grandma, i love you and miss you Mikey ”
35 of 45 | Posted by: Mikey - Fort Wayne, IN - Grandson

“We will always cherish the time we spent with Linda and Mike on their back porch in the summers. We would drink wine and chat while enjoying Lindas...Read More »
36 of 45 | Posted by: A friend

“My deepest sympathy to all the family, I will keep all of you in my prayers. With Respect, Bob Jesch ”
37 of 45 | Posted by: Bob Jesch - fort wayne, IN

“dear linda u r going to be missed by everyone u have ever had contact with i love u n u did more for me than u will ever know u were like a mother...Read More »
38 of 45 | Posted by: Michael Harris - fort wayne, IN

“Bianca, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. ”
39 of 45 | Posted by: Kari Samons - Fort Wayne, IN

“Rest in Peace Linda. Know that your son and family love you dearly and will miss you until their day to join you at the gates of heaven. ”
40 of 45 | Posted by: Deron Swanson - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dear Mama , I miss you so much its almost unbearable I never imagined this day would come so soon and sudden. A piece of my life is gone and...Read More »
41 of 45 | Posted by: Michael B. - Fort Wayne, IN - Son

“Mike and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You've been and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Sorry we can't be there but know...Read More »
42 of 45 | Posted by: Lynne Girardot - Venice, FL

2010 Koch Family Reunion “Mike and family. So sorry for the loss of your wife, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt. Praying for you during this difficult time. Mike's cousin...Read More »
43 of 45 | Posted by: Marti Bibeau - Marion, IN

“Bianca,I am so deeply sorry for your loss. I am lifting you and your family up in prayer. ”
44 of 45 | Posted by: Betty Wyman

“Bianca, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers as you hold and support each other in this very difficult time. I pray the Angels...Read More »
45 of 45 | Posted by: Toni Fries - Ft. Wayne., IN

Linda S. Bird, 59, passed away Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne surrounded by her loving family and friends. She was born in Fort Wayne, and worked as a Senior Administrator with Magtech Services Inc. Linda was an amazing wife, mother, grand mother, sister, aunt, and friend. She enjoyed gardening. Surviving are her husband, Michael F Bird of Fort Wayne; son, Michael B (Alisha) Bird; daughter, Bianca Bird of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, Michael Caleb, Georgia Grace, Jozlynn, Juliana, Jonathon & Madison; brothers, Joseph M (Heather) Doak, Thomas Doak, William Doak; sisters, Susan (Tom) Wolfe, Patricia (Reggie) Barnwell, Jennifer (Bill) Leister; brother-in-laws, Stephen (Julie) Bird, Philip (Julie) Bird; best friend, Mary Berghoff-Bundza; and life long friend Nancy Freehill-Eagle. 13 nephews & 5 nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph A. & Marjorie A. Doak, daughter, Tuesday Hope Bird. Service is 10am, Monday at D.O. McComb and Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue. Calling, 2 to 5 & 7 to 9 pm Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the The Family. To sign the online guest book, go to