John A. Linder
John A. Linder, 86, died at 5:15 a.m. March 2, 2013, at VanCrest of Delphos.
He was born March 12, 1926, in Delphos to F. Pat and Pearle Burt Linder, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 3, 1948, he married A. Joan Rice, who survives in Delphos.
Mr. Linder enjoyed playing the organ, fishing and traveling. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 471, Delphos. He worked for the Pennsylvania/Conrail railroad as an operator. He was in the Navy during World War II and served in the Battle of Okinawa.
Survivors also include a son, Louis R. Linder, of Fort Myers, Fla.; two grandchildren, Pat A. (Samantha) Linder and Leslie Geise; and four great-grandchildren, Halie, Addy and Sophia Linder, and Naomi Linder.
He was preceded in death by a son, Frank Andrew Linder.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Harter & Schier Funeral Home, Delphos. The Rev. David Howell will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Delphos, with military rites by the Delphos Veterans Council.
Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church or Allen County Children’s Garden.