Frederick Adair Linn

Born: Tue., Aug. 31, 1915
Died: Wed., Sep. 26, 2012

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   Frederick Adair Linn, 97 passed away Wednesday (September 26, 2012) in Good Samaritan Home.

   He was born in Chicago on August 31, 1915 to Harry Hubbard Linn and Elizabeth Rich Linn.  He married Louise Kephart in 1941 in Chicago, IL.  She preceded him in death in 2004.

   He graduated from Norwood Park Elementary School and Carl Schurz High School in Chicago, IL, and received an Engineering degree from the University of Illinois in 1938.  Fred served as an Army officer in the Signal Corp attached to the 9thArmored Division during World War II and completed the Battle of the Bulge and Remagen Bridge campaigns.  He was a radio amateur (W9NZF) who spent his time and retirement restoring radios, teaching and giving historical tours to grade school children.  He also volunteered with the Navy MARS Net.  Fred and his wife Louise were active in the Ozaukee County Historical Society volunteering at their Pioneer Village.  He spent the last nine years in Quincy, IL in the care of his daughter, Judy Abbott and her husband Dr. Brian Borlas.

   Survivors include his daughters, Adair Linn (Tsutae) Nagata, Margaret Linn (Richard Lutzke, and Judith Linn (Brian Borlas) Abbott; three grandchildren, Sen Linn Nagata, Iyasu Adair Nagata and Jennifer Linn (Harold) Higgins; two great grandchildren, Samantha Elizabeth Linn and Kan Crandall Nagata; a great grandson, Cooper Linn Collins; as well as his devoted caregiver, Don Hunter.

   Mr. Linn was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and a son Douglas Kephart Linn.

   A private family memorial service with military honors will be held in the Prarie Home Cemetery in Waukesha, WI.  

   Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, The Quincy Humane Society or the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).

   The Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Jason Ulrich
   Posted Mon October 01, 2012
Judy and Doc,

So sorry to hear of your loss. I always enjoyed hearing you talk about your father on facebook and was touched by your devotion to him. From his obituary, it sounds like he lived quite the life!

Rollie Thomas
   Posted Mon October 01, 2012
Judy - So sorry to hear about the passing of your father. Thoughts and prayers for u and Doc.....rollie

Sally and Jenna Skirvin(Betty Deege''s family)
   Posted Mon October 01, 2012
Dear Judy and Family ,

So sorry to hear about your dad. He was a sweet,kind,gentlman,to us.
He always made us smile when we'd visit Bickford.Jenna enjoyed spending time with him.She'd bring in her hampster and theyd play together or he'd help her with history homework sometimes.We feel blessed to have known him. Please take care and God bless. Sally Skirvin

Alzheimer''s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin
   Posted Fri October 05, 2012
On behalf of everyone here at the Alzheimer's Association - thank you so much for thinking of us at this time of loss to your family. Memorial donations made in Frederick's name will be put to immediate use serving families and supporting research. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tom Hlavacek, Executive Director

Chuck and Marianne Czisny
   Posted Tue October 09, 2012
Just heard of your fathers passing. Please accept our sincere sympathy. We worked with both your parents at the Ozaukee County Historical Society and had many good times together.
They allowed us to purchase their home on Edgewater Drive in Cedarburg which we are still enjoying. We are grateful that they gave us the opportunity to buy and enjoy their home.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Chuck and Marianne Czisny

David Emiley
   Posted Tue December 26, 2017
We never met in this life, but I now live in your Cedarburg home, and am thankful for the wonderful workshop you have left me. I will call upon your memory, W9NZF, when I need guidance in my projects. And great honor to you, who fought against the greatest evil for the greater good.

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