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John "Muke" "Jack" VanLinn

1941 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
John "Muke" "Jack" VanLinn Obituary
Van Linn, John "Jack" "Muke"

John "Jack" H. Van Linn went to sleep in the arms of the Lord on March 20, 2014 with his sisters by his side. Jack was born in Little Chute, June 9, 1941 to the late Edward Sr. and Adreana (Jansen) Van Linn.

Jack worked for many years at the Shelter Activity Center and Valley Packaging in Appleton. On his way home from work, he would stop at Ron's DX and Ron would give Jack small jobs to do.

Jack lived for sports. He loved cheering on the Little Chute Varsity football team from the sidelines and playing basketball with the Little Chute Rec. department. He also enjoyed bowling.

Summer was his favorite time because he could play baseball. Jack, affectionately known as Muke, played in the 16" Classic League for Vanden Havel Service, Valley Liquor and was a catcher on Doc's team. He was given the #1 fan award for being at every game seven years in a row. He always enjoyed the "game" and socializing with the guys afterwards.

Jack is survived by his sisters, Linda Schabo, Appleton; Sandy (Gene) Vande Hey, Wrightstown; sisters-in-law Delaine and Rita Van Linn; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers Ed Jr., Bill and Bob Van Linn; sisters and brothers-in-law, Glady (Joe) Biesterveld, Elaine Honick, Mary Jane Wendel and Tom Schabo.

Visitation will be held Tuesday March 25, 2014 at ST. JOHN NEPOMUCENE CATHOLIC CHURCH (323 Pine St. Little Chute) beginning at 2:30 p.m. until the time of Mass at 5:00 p.m. The Rev. Msgr. James Vanden Hogen will officiate. Committal St. John Cemetery. To sign the guest book, please visit oconnellfh.com.

We would like to thank Dr. Brian Scott, Dr. Rasmussen and the staff at Affinity Medical Center in Little Chute. We would also like to thank the special angels that took care of Jack at Brewster Village over the years; many fond memories were created.

Mom, we took care of Jack as we promised, and now we are sending him back to you with all our love.


Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Mar. 23, 2014
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