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Thomas H. Linn

March 3, 1924 — August 19, 2018


Thomas H. Linn, 94, died Sunday (August 19, 2018) in Newton.

He was born on March 3, 1924 in Ft. Madison, Iowa, the son of Benjamin H. and Irene W. Linn. Tom attended grade school in Ft. Madison, Iowa, graduating from high school in Chillocothe, Illinois and later business college in Peoria, Illinois.

Tom married Donna J. Shehan on May 8, 1945 in Peoria, Illinois. Through Tom’s career with the Santa Fe Railroad, the Linn’s lived in Colorado and New Mexico, moving to Newton in the mid 60’s. He retired in 1985.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus, as well as being a zealous golfer, fisherman and traveler.

Survivors include his daughter Dana A. Linn of Sandy, Oregon; two grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

Tom is preceded in death by his parents; wife Donna on October 9, 2016; and son Brian T. Linn on May 29, 2018.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday (August 24, 2018) at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Inurnment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

A memorial has been established with St. Mary’s Catholic Church or Caring Hands Humane Society, contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, Ks. 67114.

Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.


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