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James D. Linn

James D. Linn age 88 of Laurel, Nebraska died on Monday, January 31, 2022 at the Providence Medical Center in Wayne, Nebraska. Funeral services will be on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Laurel with Pastor Patrick Broz officiating.  Burial will be at the Concord Cemetery in Concord, NE.  Visitation will be on Friday, at church, from 5-7:00 p.m.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Laurel. Pallbearers will be Jim’s grandsons, Brett Graverholt, Nicholas Linn, Justin Linn, Alex Linn, Joe Frerichs, and Lathan Asbra. Honorary pallbearers will be Marlin Reynolds, Loren Nelson, Roger Van Fossen, Dave Carstensen, Larry Jensen, Roger Jensen, Todd Nelson, and Ethan McNair. James Linn was born to Albert and Olive (Hayward) Linn on August 11, 1933 on the Linn family farm northeast of Laurel.  He lived all his life on the family farm which has been in his family for over 100 years.  He rode his dad’s saddle horse to grade school, at School District 44 in Cedar County for eight years and graduated from Laurel High School in 1950.  He received a Regents alternate scholarship which he elected not to use, to go to work for a bee business in Dixon for four years and to farm with his dad. He married Marietta Kraemer of Dixon, NE on September 23, 1956 at the Dixon United Methodist Church.  The couple was blessed with three children, daughter Terri, son’s Jody and Cory.  He farmed all his life and worked part-time for Logan Valley Construction of Laurel, for over 30 years running heavy equipment. James enjoyed woodworking, building a large wall clock for each one of his children and grandchildren and a few more.  Jim went deer hunting every fall and coyote hunting in the winter.  He really enjoyed hunting with his sons and grandsons whenever he got the chance.  Jim and Marietta loved spending many summers camping at the Cottonwood camp ground near Yankton, SD. He is survived by his wife Marietta of 65 years; daughter Terri (David) Graverholt of Norfolk; sons Jody (Barb) Linn of Norfolk, Cory (Christi) Linn of Laurel; his grandchildren Brett (Beth) Graverholt of Lincoln, Nicholas (Katrina) Linn of Norfolk, Justin (Kari) Linn of Columbus, Alex (Melanie) Linn of Sioux Falls, SD, Kayla ( Joe) Frerichs of Elkhorn, Taylor (Ethan) McNair of Laurel; 13 great grandchildren; brother-in-law Don (Luann) Kraemer; sisters-in-law Diane Lorenzen and Shirley Kraemer. Jim was preceded in death by his parents Albert (Olive) Linn; in-laws Albert Kraemer and Irma Kraemer- Anderson; sister Marge and husband Lawrence Lux; brothers-in-law Marlen Kraemer, Richard Lorenzen; sisters-in-law Arlene and husband Robert McNew; and several nieces and nephews.
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