Obituaries

Linda Kay Rasicci

July 15, 1947 - October 26, 2021

Linda RasicciLinda Kay Rasicci, 74, of Batavia and a native of Aurora, passed away Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin.  She was born July 15, 1947, in Aurora, IL, the daughter of Alphonse and Marie (nee Arend) Waloszyk.  She was united in marriage to Rev. Michael Rasicci June 4, 1994, in Chicago, IL.

After raising her family, Linda obtained a further education, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree in the Science of Counselling from National Lewis University. Her personality and deep sense of God’s presence led her to become a Pastoral Minister first at St. Therese Parish and later at St. Mary Parish, both in Aurora. She participated in Clinical Pastoral Education at the then Mercy Hospital, Aurora, and served as a lay pastoral care minister in the Emergency Department for several years.

She journeyed further into the health care arena with a growing passion for the aging, and worked with Senior Services Associates in Aurora and Elgin, for Deauville and its associated Nursing Homes in Chicago as a marketer, and then as a marketer for Vitas Hospice, and several other hospice and home health care services until her retirement. Ever interested in helping others, she served as a sounding board for those in need of direction in their lives and helped guide others in matters spiritual. She was other-focused, putting others before herself. She was an active board member of the non-profit charity, “Flying for Hope.”

She enjoyed traveling, the music and movies of the 50’s and early 60’s, visiting casinos [even occasionally winning!], praying and worshiping. Being with family, especially her grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, was very important to her. She had a special love for the military, praying for those injured or for the peaceful repose of those who died in the line of duty or from some personal tragedy. Grandma could be counted on for making cabbage rolls and scalloped potatoes for special occasions and holidays, for supplying her military grandchildren with care packages, and all the grandchildren with special gifts up until today.

Linda was a faithful friend, and counted among her friends Sherri McDaniel, a friend since the Second Grade! She was proud to be a part of the East Aurora High School Class of 1965, proud of her ethnic heritages, Polish and Luxembourgish, and recently was made a Life Member of the Luxembourger Club of Aurora.

She was a Christian pilgrim, beginning land for many years a Roman Catholic, then spent a time considered Lutheranism, and eventually upon marrying Michael became an Episcopalian with him. She was a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ and lived out her faith to the best of her ability with God’s grace.

She is survived by her husband, Rev. Michael Rasicci, three daughters, Lisa (Patrick) Schuerman, Annette (Richard) Hart, Kristi (Michael) Williams; seven grandchildren, David (Ashly) Schuerman, Sgt. Bryan Schuerman, Thomas (Robin) Hart, Sgt. Joseph Hart, Airman 1st Class, Faith Hart, Samantha Williams, Kendall Williams; two great-grandchildren, William Schuerman, and Astrid Hart; a sister Kathy (Jim) Asay; a sister-in-law, Dawn Waloszyk, and nieces and nephews, Katie (Lantz) Stephenson, Theresa (Mark) Oosman, Jim Asay, Shannie (Mario) Martinez, Andrew Rasicci, Veronica Rasicci and Valerie Rasicci; and a brother-in-law Patrick (Justine) Rasicci and many cousins.  In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother Lawrence Waloszyk.

Visitation will be held 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Friday, October 29, 2021, at Calvary Episcopal Church, 222 South Batavia Avenue Batavia, Illinois, concluding with Evening Prayer at 7:00 PM. A Requiem Eucharist will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 30, 2021, at Calvary Episcopal Church.  In Linda’s memory memorial contributions may be directed to Calvary Episcopal Church, 222 South Batavia Avenue Batavia, IL 60510, or St. Jude, www.stjude.org or Flying for Hope, https://flying4hope.com  For additional information contact Moss Family Funeral Home, 630-879-7900, or www.mossfuneral.com  

Guest Book

  • Thomas Van Cleave So sorry to hear about Linda's passing. She was a wonderful, compassionate, loving person.
  • Geri Anderson I'm sorry to hear about Linda's passing. My thoughts and prayer are for the family. I will always remember the wonderful times we had.