Linus Monnin

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RUSSIA — Linus J. Monnin, 84, of Russia, died, Dec. 9, 2016, in the Brookdale Nursing Center, Troy.

He was born, March 23, 1932, in Russia, to the late Clarence and Anna (Dapore) Monnin. He married Rita Knapke, July 27, 1957, in Versailles. She survives in Russia. He is also survived by children Sharon and Jeffrey Wampler, of Tipp City, Doug and Karen Monnin, of Troy, Della and Chris Steinke, of Tipp City, Jack Monnin, of Troy, Rena and Philip Miller, of Tipp City; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister, Norma and Ronald Bensman, of Minster; in-laws, Doris Monnin, of Versailles, Bill Mann, of Florida, Mark and Elaine Knapke, of Kalida, Jerry and Joan Knapke, of Hamler, Vi and Bob Bangasser, of Freeport, Illinois, John and Eileen Ehlers, of Leipsic, and Pat Knapke, of Versailles. He was preceded in death by brother and sisters, Evelyn Monnin CP.P.S., Carl Monnin, Kathleen and Melvin "Bud" Heuing, Elizabeth Mann; in-law Paul Knapke.

He was a member of St. Remy Catholic Church, Russia, where he served as an usher, helped build the grotto by the church and serviced the church bells. He was also a member of the Russia K of C for 25 years, the Russia Fire Department and was a chicken fryer for the Russia Picnic and Fire Department.He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during the Korean War and a member of the Russia CWV.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, in the St. Remy Catholic Church, Russia, with the Rev. Martin Fox, celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Remy Cemetery with full military honors.

Friends may call at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Russia, from 3 to 8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 12, and from 9 to 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 13. Condolences may be left at

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