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John Leonard Linden

John Leonard Linden, 70, passed away Friday, June 30, 2017 at home. He was born November 2, 1946 in Sycamore, Illinois to Isabel Chapman Linden and Leonard LeRoy Linden.
John served in the Military Police in Germany while in the Army from 1966-1968. He attended Illinois State University, Kishwaukee College and Southern Illinois University. He has worked in the past for UPS, 3M Company, managed clubs and retired from the Postal Service in 2006 after having been employed for 22 years.
He is survived by his wife Linda Peterson Linden of 29 years, one brother, Randy (Susan) Linden of Carbondale, Colorado, sister-in-law Sue (Dr. H. Kenneth) Leatherman of Raleigh, North Carolina, three nieces, goddaughter Jenna Linden of Carbondale, Colorado, Kristin (Steven) Neal and children Ainsley, Colin and goddaughter Elliette of Charlotte, North Carolina, Julia (Andrew) Cocowitch and children Emery, Bennet and Landon of Durham, North Carolina and former brother-in-law Marc Hollingsworth of North Carolina.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his father- and mother-in-law, Russ and Marilyn Peterson.
Visitation will be at Olson Funeral Home in Sycamore on Monday, July 3 from 4-7 p.m. A short prayer service led by Deacon Charles Ridulph will immediately follow visitation. Funeral service will be held at Salem Lutheran Church in Sycamore at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 5 with burial at Elmwood Cemetery immediately following.
Memorials can be made to Salem Lutheran's Food Pantry or to the charity of your choice.

Condolences & Shared Memories (7)

  1. Bill and Jan Burke

    Linda, we are so very sorry to hear about John. We have fond memories of the 4 of us feeding marshmallows to the gators, and other great times! John will be missed. Hugs to you from both of us, our thoughts are with you. <3 Bill & Jan

  2. Marlene. Bryant.

    Linda. My condolences in the passing of John. I remember John of a very kind man. I will always remember you and John joining us Christmas morning at Marvin 's. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Marv and Lorrie Wildenradt

    Hugs and prayers of comfort to all of you. John will be greatly missed. He held a special place in our hearts as a boyhood friend to Marv and a cousin to me.

  4. Carol Whitney

    Linda, so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Marvin & Dianne Barnes and Family

    We have all lost a dear friend and someone who we considered "family" along with Linda in the Barnes household. Our warmest memories and deepest sympathies.

  6. Dena Olson

    Linda, please accept our deepest condolences. May he rest in peace. God Bless. Ron and Dena Olson

  7. Dennis & Marlene Murphy

    John will be missed by many as he was a very good friend to so many people. We know that after his long fight with cancer he is now at peace and has no more pain. We will miss him greatly and will forever watch over Linda as he would want.

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