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.