Linus A. Lammers age 97 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at the Arbor Care Center Assisted Living in Hartington.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 14, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating. Burial of his cremated remains will be at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Fordyce, Nebraska with military graveside rites by the Hartington VFW Post #5283. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.
Linus was born on April 24, 1926 on the farm West of Hartington where he lived for the next 90 years. His parents were Anton J. Lammers and Cecelia C. (Sudbeck) Lammers. Linus attended the Lammers Ranch School and St. John’s Elementary School in Fordyce, Nebraska and graduated from Holy Trinity High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War conflict from 12/14/1950 until 9/17/1952. After his honorable discharge from the Army, he returned home and farmed with his dad and brother Jack. Linus and his sister Beata lived on the family farm until January of 2016 when they moved to Hartington. He moved to the Arbor Care Assisted Living Center in March of 2023.
Linus was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Fordyce until he moved to Hartington, at which time he joined Holy Trinity Parish. In his younger years he loved playing baseball and was a key player for the Pleasant Valley team, and later on for Fordyce. He spent most of his time on the mound and occasionally played second base. He also liked guns and had several in his collection. Coyote hunting with his friends on Sunday afternoons was a favorite pastime. He and Jack and Beata were all avid card players and nearly every family gathering resulted in several hands of Sheephead.
Linus is survived by two siblings, Beata Lammers of Hartington, and Roman (Margie) Lammers of Calimesa, CA and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Anton and Cecelia Lammers, two brothers John “Jack” Lammers in 2016 and Richard “Dick” Lammers in 2023, his infant twin sister Lorrayne and infant sister Catherine; nephews Brian and Gary Lammers.