A workingman: building contractor; "purveyor of fine cement" Lockheed mechanic and supervisor; World War II vet; state building inspector; superintendent of Buildings and Grounds, Lodi Unified School District; in every job, committed to doing it right and well.
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A family man: 65 years of loving marriage to Gloria; proud father of Duane, Barbara, Hugh, Margaret, Ruth and John; grandfather of 17; great-grandfather of 15; family patriarch for nieces and nephews and the extended family.
A man of Christian character: loved and honored his wife through 65 years of marriage; involved with his children through their youth and source of wisdom in their adult life; a much loved grandfather and uncle; a loyal friend; an example of hospitality; committed to service in his church; Sunday school teacher and Bible study leader; a man who lived out the values he held so strongly.
A man of varied interests: storyteller par excellence; family Scrabble champ ;a loyal American who thought deeply about politics and society and shared his opinions; frequent contributor of letters to the editor, Lodi News Sentinel and Stockton Recordregular newsletter mailed to the extended family full of family news, stories and thoughtful observations; UCLA athletics fan; an interesting mind and a lively personality.
Duane Linstrom: a long life well lived; caring, generous, and fun to be with; a man you could enjoy swapping stories and sharing thoughts with for a long time.
Graveside interment service will be Friday, December 27 at Lodi Memorial Cemetery, 5750 East Pine Street, Lodi, CA at 2 p.m. The memorial service will be on Saturday, December 28 at 11:00 am at Big Valley Bible Church, 226 East Poplar Street, Lodi. A reception and light lunch to follow the memorial service.
Rocha's All Faiths Cremation and Burial entrusted to the care of arrangements, www.lodifs.com
Published in Lodi News-Sentinel from Dec. 24 to Dec. 31, 2013