Obituary: Linda Joy Kocsis


July 9, 1953 – July 20, 2022

Information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Linda Joy KocsisLinda Joy Kocsis, nee Leistra, age 69, of Lansing, IL, went home to her Lord on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. Loving mother of Shawn Kocsis, Carrie (Gerard) Dopkowski, and Tammy (Dwayne) Newbolds. Cherished grandmother of Thomas, Hannah, and Julian Dopkowski and Devin, Neveah and Caydence Newbolds. Best friend to Angie Tunner. Dear sister of many brothers and sisters and aunt of several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents Walter and Marjorie Leistra. She was loved by her beloved dog Misty.

Visitation Monday, July 25, 2022, from 3 – 8 p.m. at Smits, DeYoung-Vroegh Funeral Home, 649 E. 162nd Street, South Holland, IL. Funeral service Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment Chapel Hill Gardens South – Alsip, IL. Memorial contributions may be given to a veteran’s organization of your choice. For further information, please contact 708-333-7000 or visit our online guestbook at



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