August 2, 1946 - November 6, 2016


Memorial services celebrating the life of John A. Linn, 70, of Sauk Rapids will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Salem Lutheran Church in St. Cloud. John passed away at home on Sunday, November 6, 2016. Inurnment will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at the church.
John was born on August 2, 1946 in Litchfield, Minnesota to Lawrence and Ethel (Dumonceaux) Linn. He graduated from Cathedral High School and St. Cloud Vo-Tech. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. John was employed as a Pressman for Rengel Printing for 12 years and Sentinel for 27 years, retiring in 2009.

John enjoyed traveling, hunting, camping with family and telling stories about his beloved top show dog, Duchess. He also enjoyed building model cars and model train buildings from scratch, playing cribbage and going on drives with his best friend, Ray. Above all he treasured spending time with his son, Mark, daughter-in-law, Becky and grandchildren. John will be lovingly remembered as one of the most caring, kindest and smartest guys we knew!

He is survived by his son, Mark (Becky) Linn of Foley; grandchildren, Aaron, Shelby and Carter; former wife, Mary E. Linn of St. Cloud; brother, Joe (Sue) of Oregon; sisters, Marge (Jim) Hoiland of Coon Rapids, Marcy Linn (Craig Molin) of Stanchfield, Mary Jane Linn (Steve Egge) of St. Cloud; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Brother Jim Linn OSB.

Memorials are preferred.