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“Dear Diane and family I was very sorry to hear about Linda. Keeping all in my prayers - Liz Meyer ”
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“Aunt Linda was special in that she made you feel important to her. She and my Uncle Dennis came to everything! They even came to my wedding in Maui...Read More »
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“Aunt Linda was a caring, kind and loving soul. Her sense of humor and laugh will be forever remembered in our family. We will continue to tell...Read More »
8 of 14 | Posted by: Jackie & TJ Meerman - Spring Lake, MI

“Sorry for your loss prayers for the family your former neighbor robin Phillips demuynck ”
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Granddaughter Sophie's Eighth Grade Graduation in 2014.
10 of 14 | Posted by: Michael Poterala - Northville, MI

This is at one of the granddaughter's soccer games.
11 of 14 | Posted by: Michael Poterala - Northville, MI

My wife Liz and I were in New Orleans with Dennis and Linda for the 2012 Sugar Bowl game. “Linda was a loving wife, step mother, and grandmother, and a wonderful friend to all who knew her. We had great times with her and Dennis at Maddie...Read More »
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“May the Lord rest your soul. I did not know you but was blessed by the childhood friendship with Jill. May the Lord bring comfort through this loss....Read More »
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“Dear Friend,Rest In Peace Linda, just remembering our wonderful bowling days at Shelby Lanes for many, many years. You and I drinking those terrible...Read More »
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Linda Jean Bankey, age 64 of Warren, died Sunday, April 1, 2018 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital in Clinton Township, Michigan. She was born August 27, 1953 in Detroit, daughter of John and Dorothy (nee: Stoecker) Seniw.

Born and raised in Detroit, Linda grew up in a neighborhood that was rife with kids,…so she was never at a loss for sharing many of the activities that kids tend to gravitate towards. Things like taking long bike rides, or roller skating down the sidewalk. Of course, that was back in the day when you strapped the skates to the bottom of your shoes and tightened them with a metal key. And as little girls, she and her friends shared countless hours of fun twirling their hoola-hoops, playing hopscotch and jacks, and spinning their yo-yo's. As she moved from early childhood to the next chapter, she and her friends enjoyed bowling and going to the movies.

Yet there's no question that the greatest moments of fun and entertainment Linda enjoyed were the family vacations to Canada where she loved going swimming, challenging someone to a game of ping-pong, or perhaps a game of shuffleboard. But without a doubt, the absolute favorite outings on those Canadian vacations were the times spent out on the boat. Some would say that Linda was born with water wings as she could never get enough of being out on the water. For Linda, her passion and reason for heading out on the boat was all about skiing,…and she was a natural. She learned how to ski from a young age and managed to become quite adept at the sport. But skiing wasn't the only water sport that drew her out on the boat,…she also enjoyed tagging along when it was time for a little fishing. Ah, but there were conditions involved. To Linda, there was nothing more GROSS than having to handle the worms to bait the lines,…and if she was lucky enough to land a fish, then it was someone else's job to disengage the fish from her line.

On to the next chapter when she was now a licensed driver, her love of cars would eventually lead her down a unique and different path for a young woman as she grew enamored with the sights & sounds of hotrods. So much so that she soon became the proud owner of a hotrod,…the first of many that would adorn her driveways over the years. She always had some "Cool Cars,"…and boyfriends with cool cars, too. It was often queried whether that was a prerequisite for the dating pool, to be the owner of a hotrod? And being the hotrod aficionado she was, it made perfect sense that the Woodward Dream Cruise was an event she looked forward to with eager anticipation each and every year. She and her husband, Dennis grew to love the annual car show, party, and parade of cars that descended upon the Motor Capital of the world,…and the 'burbs, of course. And there was no better way to cruise down Woodward Avenue than with her brother, Doug in his Bodacious Barracuda! It had become "tradition" over the years.

Speaking of Dennis, now there's a storybook romance that just needs to be told. It began by meeting each other at the construction company where they both were employed. He was a Foreman, and she an Administrative Assistant, and from that meeting came the beginnings of a great friendship. Ultimately, that friendship led to a loving romance which culminated in the two lovebirds sharing their vows and becoming husband & wife, a love affair that spanned almost 25 years until Dennis' passing in 2014. It may sound a bit like a cliché, but Linda and Dennis were truly made for each other and so enjoyed their marriage with all of its blessings. With both of them possessing a love for sports, some of their favorite memories were shared at the "Big House" watching Michigan whoop some butt, or in downtown Detroit at Comerica Park catching a game by their favorite boys of summer, the Tigers. From their more cultured side came their love of the theater, and the enjoyment shared in traveling. For almost a quarter century, love kept them close and helped them live out those precious vows that bound them together. It truly was a Love Affair that spoke to everyone with whom they came into contact.

As for a few unique and interesting mentions about Linda, one of her favorite drinks was a glass of wine, but not just any wine. Oh no,…it had to come from the White Zinfandel variety,…and it was a must that it be accompanied by a glass of ice. Another tasty concoction she enjoyed was a Bloody Mary, a drink that she and her daughters were always searching for the best one in town. Whether out enjoying a Saturday breakfast, or indulging in a mouthwatering Sunday brunch, the hunt was always on for a Bloody Mary that would top the last. Linda was also a devout and faithful participant in the weekly Trivia Game evenings enjoyed with her sister, Diane and their shared girlfriends. Nothing says fun like gathering family and friends around the games table. A little challenge and competition, coupled with a bit of friendly conversation,…and just maybe an adult beverage or tow, all made for a wonderful evening of fun that Linda enjoyed so much.

Another trait that defined this wonderful woman was how she loved to talk on the phone. It simply stemmed from the great love and compassion she had for everyone and for how important it was for her to be connected. Renowned for being a consummate and natural caregiver, caring and loving on others was a part of her DNA, and it simply flowed from her like rivers of joy. She impacted the lives of countless hearts and souls and was always seeking for new and genuine ways that she could reach out in love. For those who were blessed to have

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