Dr. Linda J. Stuppy
May 30th, 1948 - January 16th, 2023
Dr. Linda's Obituary
A celebration of life service will be held at 10 am on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Grace Lutheran Church, 404 Glenlord Rd., St. Joseph. Visitation will take place one hour prior, from 9-10 also at the church. Private inurnment will be held at a later date in North Shore Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church. Those wishing to send a condolence online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.
Linda was born on May 30, 1948 to William and Helen (Podjan) Stuppy in Benton Harbor. She was part of the first grade school class at Grace Lutheran Church and graduated high school from Michigan Lutheran Seminary. Linda continued her education earning her Associate of Arts through Wisconsin Lutheran College, Bachelor of Science through Dr. Martin Luther College, Master of Arts through Michigan State University and Doctor of Philosophy through Andrews University.
Professionally, Linda served in many roles over the years, including time at Riverwood Community Mental Health Center in St. Joseph, Head Start in Lansing, Bay-Arenac Community Mental Health Services in Bay City, Counseling Center in Alma, Delta Community College in University Center, Branch Mental Health Center in Coldwater, Kalamazoo County Human Service, Cass County Community Health Center, Kalamazoo Consultation Center and eventually opening her own private practice in 1985, Arcadia Creek Counseling in Kalamazoo.
Linda was a lifelong member of Grace Lutheran Church in St. Joseph. She also held active memberships with several professional groups, including; Women’s Therapist Network, Mothers’ Mind Matters, Mental Health Association of Michigan, Michigan Traumatic Brain Injury Association and Honorary appointment to the Michigan Board of Psychology from 1992-1996 to name just a few.
Linda is survived by her twin brother, Rev. Donald (Margaret) Stuppy; nieces and nephews, Michael (Kristin) Stuppy, Sarah (Ian) Lawson, David (Annie) Stuppy, John Stuppy and Rachel Stuppy and several great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Helen Stuppy and brother, Richard Stuppy.
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January 28th, 2023 10:00am
Grace Lutheran Church - St. Joseph
404 E. Glenlord Rd.
St. Joseph , MI 49085
North Shore Memory Gardens
COLOMA , MI 49038