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Marietta L. Linn

March 31, 1938 — March 17, 2023

Laurel, NE

Marietta L. Linn age 84 of Laurel, Nebraska died on Friday, March 17, 2023 at Hillcrest Care Center in Laurel.

She was the wife of James Linn, and mother of Jody, Cory, and Terri.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Laurel with the Rev. Chris Clinchard and Rev. Beth Graverholt officiating. Burial will be at the Concord Cemetery in Concord, Nebraska. Visitation will be on Friday, at church, from 5-7:00 p.m. and will continue with family receiving friends one hour prior to services on Saturday.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Laurel.

Pallbearers will be Marietta’s grandsons Brett Graverholt, Nicholas Linn, Justin Linn, Alex Linn, Joe Frerichs, and special friend Lathan Asbra.

Marietta L. Linn was born on March 31, 1938 to Albert and Irma (Hughes) Kraemer, on a farm northeast of Dixon.  She went to school all 12 years at Dixon, Nebraska, graduating from Dixon High School in 1956.  In 1943 when she was only five, she lost her dad to Myasthenia gravis which left five small children for her mother to raise. Marietta worked hard as a child and teenager working for various families babysitting, sometimes for several weeks at a time.  She was able to pay for all her clothes and was able to do whatever she could do to help out the family.  She was a member of the Dixon United Methodist Church in Dixon, NE until the church closed.  She then joined the United Methodist Church in Laurel.

Marietta married James D. Linn on September 23, 1956 at the Dixon United Methodist church.  Marietta lived all her married life on the Linn Family farm, which has been in the Linn family for over 100 years.  The couple was blessed with three children, daughter Terri, two sons Jody and Cory.  She was a stay at home mom raising chickens and kids.  She was the best cook specializing in her sweets, especially her buns and cinnamon rolls.  Marietta especially loved cooking for her children and grandchildren.  Marietta and Jim enjoyed many summers camping at Cottonwood camp ground near Yankton, SD.

She is survived by her daughter, Terri (David) Graverholt of Norfolk; two sons Jody (Barb) Linn of Norfolk, Cory (Christi) Linn of Laurel;  her six 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, and Taylor (Ethan) McNair of Laurel; 14 great grandchildren and one on the way; sister Diane Lorenzen of Blair; brother Don (Luann) Kraemer of Norfolk; sister-in-law Shirley Kraemer of Laurel.

Marietta was preceded in death by her parents Albert Kraemer and Irma Kraemer-Anderson; husband James Linn on 1/31/2022; in-laws Albert (Olive) Linn; sister Arlene (Robert) McNew; brother Marlen Kraemer; brothers-in-law Richard Lorenzen, Lawrence (Marge) Lux; several nieces and nephews.


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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, March 24, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm

Laurel United Methodist Church

302 Elm St, Laurel, NE 68745

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am

Laurel United Methodist Church

302 Elm St, Laurel, NE 68745

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