COUDERSPORT - William "Bill" Linn was surrounded by his children the morning of Feb. 27, 2014, as he went to meet his maker and Lord, at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport.
veteran and retired Pennsylvania State Trooper, Bill was known by many throughout the area through his service to the community. The life of service he lived was a source of great pride for him.
Born in Erie in 1940 to Earl and Doris, Bill grew up in the Clarion area. He graduated from Clarion-Limestone High School in 1959, then joined the U.S. Army, where he served in various posts, including Germany, until 1963. He married his high school sweetheart, Janice Newhouse. He joined the Pennsylvania State Police, and together they moved to Coudersport in 1967.
They had four children, Teresa, Billy, Eric and Michael, all of whom survive him.
Following a divorce, he lived out his life in Coudersport, passing his days mowing the lawn at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, and spending time with Teresa, her husband Jeff and his grandchildren Marissa, Jessamy, Jay, Jaymes, and Leah.
He is also survived by his older brother Kenneth and sister Janet Bush, grandchildren Ethan, 12; Audrey and Sophia, 11; of Aspen, Colo. (Billy and Natasha); Morgan, 16; and Christopher, 13; of Pittsburgh (Eric and Jennifer); and Oscar, 2; of Charlotte, Vt. (Michael and Christin); and great-grandchildren Isabelle Hildebrand (Marissa and Patrick); Philip, Marianna, Konnor and Avrie Geiser (Jessamy and Tom Geiser).
Bill lived a full life. He walked in the joy of the Lord, and his savior Jesus Christ, with whom he continues on today.
Bill's life celebration will be held from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Coudersport, with a memorial service to follow, Pastor Joe Lazurek officiating.
Arrangements by Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, Ltd, 210 North East St. Coudersport, PA 16915, a "Life Celebration Home."
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