Lavern Norbert Linz, age 79, of Braham died July 11, 2014 at home. A brief Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, July 15th at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel. A time for visiting will be held one hour prior to the service. A graveside service will take place at 1:00 P.M. Tuesday at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery at ASSEMBLY AREA 2.
Lavern was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ida (Koppy) Linz; first wife, Clara Linz; and grandson, Aaron Linz.
He is survived by his wife, Carol; three children, Bruce (Wendy) Linz, Rita (Jack) Mendenhall and Ann (Scott) Olson; 2 step-children, Dale (Diane) Gruber and Darryl (Patty) Gruber; 9 siblings, Virginia Kaase, Donna Podgorski, Rueben (Betty) Linz, Pat (Nancy) Linz, Tim Linz, Mark (Mary) Linz, Jean Rybak, Jim (Cheryl) Linz and Ev (Dean) Langer; 8 grandchildren, Rachel, Clara, Ann, Heidi, Kate, Rita, Sam, and Matt; 7 step-grandchildren, Heather, Holly, Hannah, Luke, Dale, Dalton and Annie; 6 great-grandchildren, 6 step-great-grandchildren, and by many other relatives and friends.
Bill Keis says
I remember many a night when My dad and mom, Bernard (and Frances) Keis Jr and I would stop at The White Castle on Lexington and University and buy bags full of hamburgers and fries before we stopped at Uncle Vern’s and Aunt Red’s house for dinner.It was always chaos with us four cousins and all those tiny burgers!!!!
Ann Mendenhall Lien says
I miss you already, but the memories I have of you as my beloved Papa will live forever. Go and find Nana in Heaven! Laugh and smile with her again, and give her a big hug for me! xoxo
Ronny Kunstleben says
My sympathy to Carol,Bruce & Wendy, Rita & Jack, Ann& Scott, step children Dale & Diane, Darryl & Patty all the grand children. vern was a great brother-in law and Uncle he will be greatly missed
Ronny Kunstleben, Jeff & Sheela Arceneau,Dean & Jen Eric & Beth Kunstleben and families
Jason Linz says
Some of my earliest and best memories from childhood took place up at Uncle Vern’s farm. My dad would take my brother and I over there on the weekends and we would play with his dogs, explore his land and build card houses on his living room floor. Aunt Clara would make us tomato soup for lunch, comfort us after being attacked by the old tom turkey and she and Vern would treat us like one of their own kids. Vern was a great uncle and I will miss him.
My condolences to Carol, Bruce, Rita, Ann and their families.