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Frederick Adair Linn

August 31, 1915 ~ September 26, 2012 (age 97)

   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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