After a long and brave battle with Multiple Sclerosis, our beloved Linda A. Wierda of Lowell, passed peacefully on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. She was preceded in death by her parents Martin J. and Marie A. Byrne, brother Roger Byrne and niece Jesse Byrne. Linda is survived by her husband Lawrence Wierda, stepdaughter Tanya Wierda, stepgrandsons C.J. and Stephaen Freshour, brother Bruce (Peggy) Byrne, nephews Chris (Karla) Byrne and Fred Byrne, great niece and nephews Kaylee, Colton and Cooper, aunts Evelyn Byrne, Muriel Duff and Elaine Teupel; devoted caregiver Sally Curtiss, special friends Pam, Karen, Renee, Terri and Anne; and other caregivers, many friends and cousins. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 4351 Parnell N.E., Ada. Rev. Mark Peacock presiding. Interment St. Patrick Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 6-8:30 p.m., with rosary at 8 p.m. at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, MI 49331. Memorial contributions may be made to the local chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 21311 Civic Center Dr, Southfield, MI 48076.