Linda “LaLa” Ann Rondo, has unexpectedly passed away at her home on August 26, 2023. She was born on June 1, 1951, in Saginaw, Michigan, where she spent her entire life surrounded by loved ones.
Linda's unwavering commitment to her family and friends was one of the defining characteristics of her beautiful personality. She cherished every moment spent with her loved ones and served as a peacemaker within her family. Linda was a beacon of love and support for those around her.
Linda received her education at St. Charles High School, graduating with the class of 1969. She valued knowledge and learning throughout her life, instilling these values in those around her.
Linda had a wide range of hobbies and interests. She had a passion for reading. Linda also enjoyed expressing her creativity through beading, painting, darts, bowling, and playing video games; she was particularly fond of Animal Crossing. Furthermore, Linda loved spending quality time with family and friends over card and dice games. Her collection of cardinals reflected her belief that spotting a cardinal was an indication that a passed loved one was visiting.
She is survived by cherished family members who will continue to honor her memory with love and admiration. Linda is reunited in eternal peace with her parents Melvin “Gus” and Shirley (Ofstedal) LaValey, along with her loving husband Dennis Rondo, her sister April Smith, and nephew Chance Woodgate.
Remembering Linda's vibrant spirit are her children Mark (Ginny) Rondo, Tracy (Jason) Gibson, Brandy (James) St. Denis. Additionally, Linda leaves behind her beloved grandchildren: Austin St. Denis, Ethan St. Denis, Ashton St. Denis, Emerson St. Denis, Abbrey Gibson, and Kirsten Gibson. Her great-grandchild Zayden St. Denis.
Linda is also survived by her siblings Nancy (Mike) Woodgate and Scott LaValey. Linda's nieces, nephews, relatives, and countless friends also mourn the loss of a woman who brought so much joy and love into their lives.
In honoring LaLa’s life, let us remember her with smiles on our faces as we celebrate the remarkable woman she was. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.