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March 30, 2014
I first met the Linder family through my father, who was then Vice President of Development for Judson College (now University). I also first learned how much one of his son's loved golf and how he described to me that golf was like life - I had asked him, while he was showing me the exact way to wear a Chiquita banana sticker, why a kid might play baseball or golf, and I think we had a funny philosophical conversation about same :) I was a kid then, and I have raised my own kids, including a First Tee Kid, Zakki Blatt. Zakki's legacy is now Possibility Golf, and while Possibility Golf became because of Zakki healing through golf, perhaps it started all those years ago. Would love to hear from the family, as so many years have flashed by !
February 24, 2012
to the lindner family i give my condolence to the first 2 oldies son & to miss. lindner this is the 1965 thru 1976 james taylor sr. & the 1965 thru 1984 mary ann breur & the 1965 thru 1997 betty c. rhodes son & grandson patrick rhodes,james taylor jr. from europe under xxx-xx-4737,10/12/1965,m.a.b.651573613-4 & 651593481-5,(00)61033925 & one of mondexintl.bankings corporate owners & globalworld mastercardintl.u.k.s presidents good bye! carl h. lindner jr. lord bless you!from rhodes,taylor &breur!
November 09, 2011
Please accept our sympathy. We were saddened to learn of Carl's death. Our hearts and prayers go out to Carl's family. We are deeply grateful for Carl's interest, and that of his wider family, in the mission of Judson University in Elgin, IL. Thank you, thank you, for your love and generosity extended to this school. May God bless you, all, in this time of loss. Sincerly, Dr. & Mrs. Randy J. Gauger, Savoy, IL, Judson University Board of Trustees.
October 28, 2011
October 24, 2011
I had just met Charles Colson, a Watergate conspirator who converted to Christianity. Colson was present at the Cincinnati screening of his autobiographical film "Born Again".

But, the most memorable part of my evening was still to come.

I was a car enthusiast so the sleek, sporty, luxurious white sedan in the parking lot didn't escape my gaze. It was unlike anything I had seen before.

I was awestruck; this was a piece of art on wheels. As I stood transfixed, I noticed someone had joined me. He was standing quietly, patiently, and politely at the back of his car. My gawking was delaying his departure.

After an apology I said, "This is a beautiful car. May I ask what it is"? The man said, "it's a Stutz". We stood there and talked cars for a few minutes and then we exchanged names. I had just met Carl Lindner.

He genuinely appreciated my admiration of his car. He was humble, gracious, and warm when he could rightly have been so much less. He had turned the tables and made me feel important. Like so many other stories here, it's a testament to his character. Cincinnati has lost a great man and to the Lindner family I extend my condolences along with my admiration for a life well lived.
October 24, 2011
As a lifelong Cincinnatian I have a great appreciation of Mr. Lindner's extensive contributions to the quality of life here in our town. He was always at the top of my very short list of true heroes. I send my prayers and gratitude.
October 24, 2011
The Lindner Family!
Fond memories that go back 35 years. So many great stories to share with family and friends. A very special person in so many lives. And to Edith, all our love.
Denise and Bob Ecuyer
October 22, 2011
Mr.Linder often visited nicholson restaurant, downtown cincy, and was ever so gracious. Being a hostess there and new to cincy I had no idear of his celebrity. He was so down to earth and patient and you could see how close he and his son were. God bless him. carol lambert
October 22, 2011
RIP Mr. Lindner. Prayers to the entire Lindner family. My dad worked for Carl back in the 80's and always had nothing but kind words to say about him. I'm sure my dad is happy to have Carl up in heaven with him. :)
October 22, 2011
My husband has worked for UDF for the last 15 yrs. and is now a district supervisor in Dayton area. So, sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Linder, may god be with your family and help guide you through your time of need.
October 22, 2011
I worked 27 yrs. with the Lindner family in banking at Hunter Savings and Provident Bank in Dayton OH. They both were good companies to work for. Thank you Mr. Lindner for opportunity to spend my working career at AFC.
October 22, 2011
Having lived in Cincinnati, I am saddened to hear about the Mr. Lindner's death or any death for that matter. Psalms 147:3 says: "He is healing the brokenhearted ones, And is binding up their painful spots." May that scripture provide you with comfort.
October 21, 2011
To the family of Carl Lindner Jr.,

It is with deep regret on the passing of Carl Lindner Jr. I realize that the death of a friend and family member is an irreparable loss to you. Those we love left us with gifts in the form of memories that no one can take away. They gave us wisdom that we can still recall, companionship when we were alone, comfort when we needed it.

May the tender mercy that God has always shown me be with your family now so that you will know that you are not alone, and may the prayers of other help in some small way to bring you strength, comfort and courage each day.

Many words will be expressed, yet we know God can express and provide to you and your family everything that is needed to care and sustain your hearts. Isaiah 46:1 will offer you some comfort , but the loss of a love one is more direct and personal. So wanted to send you these words of sincere sympathy upon the death of a loyal friend and trusted family member. My prayers will be with you and your family.
October 21, 2011
Please know that God's original purpose did not include sickness, old age or death. He has already taken steps to reverse all of our suffering and restore life back to those sleeping in death. I hope this proves to be a source of comfort to you.
October 21, 2011
My sympathies to the entire Lindner family. I remember in the mid 90's attending Mr. Lindner's Annual Christmas Party and so excited to see Paul Anka. It's an evening I'll never forget and have Mr. Lindner to thank. I lost my father (a fellow Mason) last February and it still seems like yesterday. May God give the Lindner family peace on the loss of this great man.
October 21, 2011
Mr. Lindner was truly our hometown hero. He blessed many lives and will be missed. May his legacy continue to serve those in need, and inspire a new generation of philanthropist.

I walk and work in confidence that what I do will make an eternal difference.

Remarkable servant, may you rest in peace.
October 21, 2011
i will miss carl on the way home on I-71 at night, always waving to people and his smile. he enjoyed driving his dairy farmer cream color rolls royce , and then his driver had a great camel coat, which allowed carl to enjoy the ride. he always rode in front of the car, no doubt listening to npr..and wnku.. Living near the old linder homes in silverton, i saw linder personally inspected the new dairy farmer store in deer park before it opened, looking at the pictures of him and his brothers and family. he had said when i interviewed him he wanted to make sure it looked right and honored his family. no one in cincinnati can measure up to his giving to charities. He is the exception of the rich man who will make it to heaven without passing thought the eye of a needle, so the bible remarks.. . his concept was do something for others before being asked.. he lived the golden rule and was a credit to the common man who worked hard and made good, never forgetting his beginning or his friends, old or new.
Thanks St. Carl- your friends from I-71 drive home
October 21, 2011
Mr. Lindner's gernerosity will be truly missed. I hope that you as a family continue to have love among yourselves and people. He exemplified the thoughts found at Acts 20:35. There it tells us that happiness is found in giving.

Sincerely,
P. Nesbitt
October 20, 2011
I have fond memories of Mr.Lindner from my childhood, My family lived on Mentor Ave. He was A very kind man . We will pray for your family . Pat C. Norwood, Ohio .
October 20, 2011
I am so thankful for Mr.Carl Linder, Jr and his family's positive impact on our great city and beyond. Thanks for your vision and then willingness to commit. Personally, I thank God for you making First Priority of Greater Cincinnati a reality for our middle/high schools.
October 20, 2011
I will always remember the Lindners from my days at Kennedy School - they were always kind and caring.
October 20, 2011
Thank you Mr. Linder for providing our 1970 Hughes High School Alumni with a scholarship donation for seniors headed to college last year. Thank you for your kindness, May God continue to bless your soul.
October 20, 2011
Our family has very fond memories of Carl and the Lindner family during the years I worked at WKRC-TV. He was all that is good about Cincinnati. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lindner family.
October 20, 2011
MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY BRO LINDER BRO CHARLES T WALKER JR POV LODGE #95
October 20, 2011
WE ARE SENDING OUR LOVE,PRAYERS,&CONDOLENCES TO THE LINDNER FAMILY,FRIENDS,FANS OF REDS,&ALL WHO KNEW MR. LINDNER.
October 20, 2011
Carl and my grandfather are first cousins. I want to thank Carl and his family for taking in my grandfather as a child after is fathers death. My grandfather learned more things from Carl than I have room to mention. The Lord was watching over Carl's and my grandfathers tender friendship when they saw eachother for the last time about a month ago, the day before my grandparents flew south for the winter. Edyth, you will never know the impact that Carl had on my sweet grandfather. Until they meet again, thoughts of Carl will fill my grandparents hearts. God bless.
October 20, 2011
My condolences to the Lindner Family and the City of Cincinnati. The Family and the City lost a true friend and supporter of each Cincinnatian. I enjoyed working for Provident Bank while under Carl's direction. While growing up in Carl's neighborhood I had the opportunity to meet Mr and Mrs Lindner and knew how gracious they are.
October 20, 2011
Several years back when there was a rage of robberies from several churches in Walnut Hills, Mr. Lindner searched them out and helped them with their security issues. St. Franics De Sales School was a great beneficiary of his kindness. We were also having trouble with thefts, and with his gifts we were able to install security cameras on the property and increase the ones we had in the school. It was a great gift for all of our people and we are still grateful for his kindness.
Fr. Edward Jach, SM Pastor from 1990 to 2010.
October 20, 2011
a privilege to expand knowledge in the insurance industry while working at great american insurance company and sharing a christmas celebration with mr. and mrs. lindner.

my condolences to the lindner family.
October 20, 2011
A privilege to expand knowledge in the insurance industry while working at Great American Insurance Company and sharing a Christmas Celebration with Mr. and Mrs. Lindner.

My condolences to the Lindner Family.
October 20, 2011
He was a Great Man and will definately be missed....
October 20, 2011
RIP Mr. Lindner and thank you for everything you did for Cincinnati to make us proud . . .
October 20, 2011
My deepest sympathy to the Lindner family. I was an employee for over 11 years and I miss seeing Carl walking the back stairs and always saying hello. He was so generous as a boss and I so appreciated all the wonderful perks my family enjoyed.
Peace and serenity, Roslyn Faust (Cincinnati,OH)
October 20, 2011
Prayers to the Lindner family.
October 20, 2011
In the mid 1970's I was the chief financial officer for a small subsidiary of American Financial Homes in the Chicago subburbs.
When we needed to discuss and receive approval for future plans the subsiary President and I would travel to Cincinnati to meet with Mr. Lindner and Charlie Keating. We did this three times. Mr. Lindner would come in say hello and sit, always holding his gold Cross pen. He would pay close attention with an occasional nod and when we finished he and Charlie would leave the room. I do not remember that he ever said a word. Shortly Charlie would return to tell us that our plans were approved.
I always admired his manner and obvious skills in financing his major purchases of existing companies.

My condolences to his family. I am glad that I knew him.
October 20, 2011
He was and still is a very motival man, Cincinnati lost a true icon

Regina Palumbo-Shatzer
October 19, 2011
I appreciate Mr. and Mrs. Lindner for their generous contributions to Christ Hospital where my family was often a patient. God bless his family.
October 19, 2011
Sympathy to Mrs. Lindner, sons and families. What a gracious giver to so many of different faiths, the arts, schools, and the mentally challenged. Mr. Lindner rest in peace.

Judy Dyer, Cincinnati, OH
October 19, 2011
Keith, sorry to hear about your dad. He was a great man. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
October 19, 2011
I worked for United Dairy Farmers under Carl Lindner from 1960-1963. I always remember what a kind, generous man he was. He will be missed

Mary Kelly O'Connor
October 19, 2011
Mr. Linder: I did not know you personally, but I have great admiration for you. You were truly one of a kind. You our now in Heaven resting peacefully. I will keep your family in my thought ad prayers.
October 19, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 19, 2011
I am grateful for the support that you and your family have shown those being treated for mental illness. My daughter's treatment at the Lindner Center of HOPE marked a turning point in her life for the better. God bless you and your family, Mr. Lindner.
October 19, 2011
There are some people that are able to put thier name on something and just walk away. I live down the street from Lindner park and was surprised when I was told that Mr Lindner would make regular visits to the park and check on the woman that lives in the house on the park grounds. He didn't do it because he had to but because he wanted to. My Uncle also has worked with Mr. Lindner and said hands down he was the greatest man that he ever knew. We lost a GREAT man.
October 19, 2011
I'm so sorry for your loss. Mr. Lindner was a financial miracle angel during some dark company times. I will always remember.
October 19, 2011
Saint Joseph Catholic Church and School would like to extend their heartfelt sympathy to the Lindner family during this time of bereavement. Mr. Lindner was a great humanitarian. His love of people and his generosity will always be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. We pray for the reposal of his soul.
October 19, 2011
your faimily name has been with me at Thriftway for 17 yrs and my oldest son with GAI for 10 yrs
Good solid name and good solid people. You will be missed
God Bless
October 19, 2011
God Bless Carl and his entire family, our prayers are with you.

Chris Reindl
October 19, 2011
God bless your family in this time of sorrow. Mr. Linder was a fine and upstanding man. I wish more people were as giving and thoughtful as he was. My prayers are with all of the family. Anna Humphrey and Mary Frazier
October 19, 2011
To Carls wife,Edith and to his three sons go our heart felt sympathy.We had the previlege of getting to know them during our Chiquita days,in particular Carl and Keith.May he rest in peace.
October 19, 2011
Carl will be greatly missed. As a former employee I would say that Carl had a unique and special way of relating to people. We were all part of his extended family from the highest ranking executive to the part-timer. Carl never forgot where he came from.
He leaves many legacies but perhaps the most important is his famuly. His three sons benefitted from his example and will carry on his business and spiritual ideals.
His generosity is well known and an example for all. As he frequently said " I'm going to do my giving while I'm living so I'll be knowing where it's going".
May his soul rest in peace.
October 19, 2011
I wish to extend my heart felt sympathy to the Lindner family. Mr. Lindner was an incredible man. His love of Cincinnati and his generosity will always be remembered. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
October 19, 2011
My condolences go out to the Linder family. I worked for GAI company and in our department we called Mr. Linder "Uncle Carl" lovingly, as I can truly say that I have never worked for anyone as kind and generous as he was.It is said that only what you do for Christ will last. With that said his works will keep his name in our city's history forever.
October 19, 2011
My mother, Betty Dwyer, was employed by the Lindner family and always spoke very highly of Mr. and Mrs. Lindner and their 3 sons. My thoughts are with the entire family during this difficult time.
October 19, 2011
To the Lindner family and employees of American Financial Group, my sincerest sympathies on the loss of a great man. I had the privilege of working for AFC in the Tax Department/Tom Mischell for 11 years. Carl did it the right way! He is my benchmark for employers.
October 19, 2011
My daughter attended CHCA and I can reacll the countless times Mr. Lindner would tell the kids to continue their education. He would tell them how he dropped out, but it was not an option for them. He was a great guy in my book.
October 19, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lindner family during this time of grief. May God's Peace and Comfort be with you. "Absent from the body, present with the Lord. Mr. Lynn Wheaton, Judson University.
October 19, 2011
I will never forget the day I went to visit Mr. Lindner to ask for Kings Island tickets for my Turkish students who were here in Cincinnati studying English for 9 months---their government provided them with limited funds for living expenses---not only did Mr. Lindner give me tickets for all 9 students, he also gave me one too!!! What a wonderful and generous man he was. May he rest in peace.
And I still have my packet of inspirational quotes from him...which will now have even more special meaning.
October 19, 2011
What an inspiration Mr. Lindner is to everyone who loves Cincinnati. May he be looking down from heaven on his generous legacy.
October 19, 2011
My sympathy to the Lindner family, and my thanks for the Lindner Center of Hope, which has been a lifesaver to many who struggle with mental health. Before Mr. and Mrs. Lindner gave this wonderful gift, we traveled hundreds of miles for long term care.
October 19, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 19, 2011
"Mr Linder was truly "Mr. Cincinnati" and we thank him and his family for all that they have contributed. Cincinnati will forever be a better place as a result of his influence. Tom Todd, Florida"
October 18, 2011
It was a priviledge to work for AFG and I will never forget meeting you at one of your employee Christmas parties. You are unique and irreplaceable. May God bless you and comfort your family in their time of need.
October 18, 2011
Thank you for all the great years, especially for my Mom who passed away in 2005 Marie Buffington she loved the whole family and was sad when she had to leave company , to fight cancer . ty for sharing all your ideas they were always appreciated .May the family get strength in there time of sorrow God Bless you all ....Sherman Griffith Columbus,Ohio
October 18, 2011
Mr Lindner, thank you for your faith, your example and all the great things you did for Cincinnati. You will be sorely missed.

May God bless and be with your family,
October 18, 2011
It was my pleasure meeting you and your family. Thank you for all you gave to NKY and Cincinnati. God bless your wonderful family. Mary E. Janser, FL
October 18, 2011
The Lincoln Heights Track Club has been a recipient of the goodness of Carl Lindner Jr. Though he knew no one personally in our organization he still donated to our cause of trying to build a better youth. We are grateful to him and his family for the generosity. We extend our condolences and will pray for his family to find comfort.
October 18, 2011
Thank you for everything you did for Cincinnati, I live in Iowa now and nothing will ever compare to UDF, God bless your family. Cindy, Iowa
October 18, 2011
Mr. Lindner always gave a nod and a smile when I would see him downtown on Fourth St. Provident Tower. He was small in stature but a Giant in Cincinnati. God Bless.
October 18, 2011
I never had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Lindner, but I, like many others have heard of or know the many quiet acts of charity that he bestowed. I will always remember getting large candy canes every year at Provident Bank on 4th St during the Christmas season and the display that they had there. I have never forgotten that and the memory of looking forward to going there every year. Because of that, I now get those very same candy canes and hand them out during the Christmas Season at my business. I do this in honor of Mr. Lindner having done this for me (unknowingly) and countless others.

Thank you for always thinking of and aiding others! My deepest sympathy to the family.
October 18, 2011
thank you, thank you, thank you Carl and all the Lindners for your contribution to the OCEAN REEF COMMUNITY for making life here a"unique way of life" jimmy watson
October 18, 2011
My condolences are extended to the Family of Carl Henry Lindner, Jr.
October 18, 2011
It was a pleasure to have met you sir and work for you at Great American Insurance while living in Cinti. You were extremely generous and gracious to all of your employees. God bless you! Suzanne Alex, (St. Augustine, FL)
October 18, 2011
We are indebted to Mr. Lindner for his financial generosity and business savvy in the Cincinnati area, the country and around the world. A really great man who will be greatly missed.
October 18, 2011
it was awesome to meet yu and know yu... yu were great to my mom and our family thanks for everything mr linder! yu will be missed r.i.p
October 18, 2011
thank you for what you did for the kolping ben-gals it was an honor to meet you
October 18, 2011
My son Craig and I were in Ky. to eat at one of the river front rstaurants. Craig was small and thin due to several heart defects. He worked as a cook at J's Restaurant. A tall, white-haired man greeted Craig with a broad smile, as if they were old friends and he smiled at me. I didn't recognize the man at first and asked Craig, who was that? Craig said, oh, that's Carl Lindner. I know him from his coming into J's. He's a really nice guy. Craig died in '04 after his fourth heart surgery. I will always remember Mr. Lindner as being kind to my dear son and me.
October 18, 2011
I had the priviledge of working for Mr. Lindner's AFC company for 30 years, and you'll never find another billionaire who would stop and say hello to an average person like me, calling me by my name, and smiling at the same time. Ray Roginski (Corbin, Ky.)
October 18, 2011
Please accept my deepest sympathies for the loss of Mr. Carl Lindner. I met him once in the early 1980's at the Christmas dinner in Cincinnati. I have worked for United Dairy Farmers since 1980 and I plan on retiring in 3 years. I can truly say this family and company has been good to me and my son all these years. Mr. Carl will certainly be missed. I pray the family has the strength they need to get through the next days without him.
October 18, 2011
The Board of Trustees and Staff of Temple Christian University, Jacksonville Florida send our condolences to the family of Dr. CARL HENRY LINDNER Jr.
It was a direct result of his kindness to our President and Founder in Cincinnati, Ohio that we were born in 2006. Carl was a Great Christian and Philanthropist who embodied the gifts of love and unselfishness that many Christians still struggle to understand.
May his light continue to shine forever.
Be proud of his legacy! Be comforted!
A Great Life, A Race well run! To Mrs. Edith, Carl Jr., Craig and Keith. He was proud of you. It's up to you now. Lift up your heads and carry on the Good Fight. Be Blessed!
October 18, 2011
It is impossible to appreciate fully the benefits Mr. Lindner and his family have given to our community and beyond. The ripple effect of his generosity is incalculable, and the model of "paying back" in gratitude for one's good fortune is inspirational for all of us. Thus, Mr. Lindner joins Nicholas Longworth, Reuben Springer, Charles P. Taft, Simon Kuhn, David Joseph, and a few other select Cincinnati philanthopists of the past who have transformed our city and maintained it as a world-class community.
October 18, 2011
Thank You God for such a wonderful man!
October 18, 2011
I never met Mr Linder, but saw him drive past me often in his beautiful car. I lived in Kenwood right across from his church. What a wonder child of GOD. He served God very well. He will be missed. God:s Peace to the Linder family. Linda Marshall, Midland,Ohio
October 18, 2011
As a child my dad would mention that he used to deliver milk at same time Mr. Lindner was delivering for his dad. He would say I should have gone with that company as Mr. Lindner always took care of his men. And Dad would talk about the beginnings of UDF. That was my introduction as a child to Mr. Lindner. Much later a friend told about working at Hunter Savings and Mr. Lindner would get letters from people who couldn't pay their mortgage, he'd read them & write "paid in full". When our children went to CHCA they reaped the benefit of this generous family. When we joined Kenwood Baptist, we didn't know he was there but saw him in the congregation almost every Sunday while he was able. A quiet Christian man with untold depth of character. I never formally met him but I've known the name since my youth. He was a most remarkable man. May we all endeavor to have a humble impact on others as he did. My prayers are with his family.
October 18, 2011
I worked for the Lindner family in Cincinnati in the 1980's at GAI, and respected Mr. Lindner and his family as generous employers and quality people. Who in Cinn. hasn't been touched by Carl Lindner in some way ? We will remember him, and be grateful to him, forever. Glad I got to see him at the Tennis Center this summer. My sympathy to the Lindner family.
October 18, 2011

God Bless .
October 18, 2011
I didn't have the honor to meet Mr. Lindner, but I do know that he and his family are people this world needs more of.
May his Family find peace in this time of despair.

" The reward of toil is, rest."
October 18, 2011
Our prayers are with you though this difficult time. The family of Fellow Mason, George Andrew Richmond. (In Memory)
October 18, 2011
Mr. Linder was a valued and respected family friend. His positive mark on Cincinnati is forever. A wise and generous man, he will be sorely missed by many. Thank you for sharing him.
October 18, 2011
In 1976, I had the difficult task of advising your Dad that I had chosen to leave the American Financial family and pursue other interests out of the Cincinnati area. I will never forget that day, that your Dad and Carl, Jr spent with me, including lunch to convince me not to leave. What a gracious man and family he has raised. I will forever remember his acts of loyalty and conviction. He was right - he did as he said he would (and then some).
God bless Carl and his family. May he rest in peace!
October 18, 2011
What was not to like about Mr. Linder! The world could use a truck load of people like Mr. Linder. GOD BLESS HIM!!!!!
October 18, 2011
October 18, 2011
linder family sorry about loss of your father i'm sorry i know what been through my dad loss his dad don hester as well on 10 - 10 - 2008 sorry about this and i want to thank your dad to direct the udf in cincinnati.
October 18, 2011
I worked for the Lindner family at Great American Insurance Company in their Michigan office. They were a great family to work for, always fair and generous with their employees. Carl will be missed by a lot of people.
October 18, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
October 18, 2011
The Board of Directors and staff of Prevent Blindness Ohio send our condolences to the Lindner family. Mr. Lindner was a great philanthropist whose good works benefitted many and will continue to do so in the future.
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