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April 03, 2024 - 00:00
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    Linda Gail Schulz Lakich

Linda Gail Schulz Lakich of Columbus,Texas, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and dear friend to many, passed away on March 23, 2024 in Schulenburg, Texas, surrounded by her family. She was born April 24, 1955, in Enid, Oklahoma, to Mildred and Bob Schulz, the second of five children. Her childhood was spent bonding with her four siblings and parents moving every few years for her father’s chemical engineering career across Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, and Louisiana.

Linda graduated from Texas A&M University in 1977 with a degree in Microbiology. Shortly after, she married the love of her life, John, in 1978. She earned her MBA from the University of Houston and excelled as a Certified Public Accountant, leaving a remarkable impact in both the private and public sectors. After their youngest child was born, Linda and John moved to Columbus in 1991 where they raised their two sons and lived ever since. Linda’s expertise was evident throughout her accounting career, including her role as Finance Director and City Secretary for the City of Columbus and as Internal Auditor for Industry Bancshares.

Linda’s numerous interests included traveling with her husband, John, across Europe, as well as cooking, reading, sewing, crafting, and genealogy. She was also a devoted member of Christ Episcopal Church in Eagle Lake, Texas, serving on the altar guild and on the vestry. Yet, her greatest joy came from her family and being “Nana” to her beloved grandchildren Andrew and Valerie.

Those fortunate to have known Linda recognized her as a person of exceptional kindness, thoughtfulness, integrity, creativity, and humor. Her resilience was evident in her courageous endeavor against cancer. Linda faced her diagnosis with courage and determination, supported by her devoted husband, John, her sons, and a caring community of friends and family.

Linda is predeceased by her mother, Mildred (Schram) Schulz.

She is survived by her husband, John Lakich, of Columbus; son Ryan Lakich of Austin, TX; son Matthew Lakich and wife Amy Lakich and their children Andrew and Valerie of La Marque, TX; father Bob Schulz of Fort Collins, CO; brother Mark Schulz of Odessa, TX; sister Karen (Schulz) Graham and husband John Graham of Fort Collins, CO; sister Carmel (Schulz) Fisk and husband Dan Fisk of Tulsa, OK; and brother Grant and wife Tamara Schulz of Midland, TX; sister-in-law Penny Miekow of Columbus,TX; sister-inlaw Gerlinde Lakich of Houston, TX; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held at Henneke Funeral Home on April 5, 2024 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Christ Episcopal Church in Eagle Lake, TX on April 6, 2024 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Margarita Arroyo officiating. Graveside burial will be in Columbus, Texas.

Pallbearers include Ryan Lakich, Matthew Lakich, Christopher Lakich, Andrew Lakich, Daryl Wigginton, and Chris Kulhanek.

In honor of Linda’s memory, contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal Church, 306 E. Stockbridge, Eagle Lake, TX 77434,, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486, or a charity of your choice.

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