Thomas Linn

Thomas H. Linn, 94, died Sunday (Aug. 19, 2018) in Newton.

He was born on March 3, 1924, in Ft. Madison, Iowa, the son of Benjamin H. and Irene W. Linn. Tom attended grade school in Ft. Madison, Iowa, graduating from high school in Chillocothe, Illinois, and later business college in Peoria, Illinois.

Tom married Donna J. Shehan on May 8, 1945, in Peoria, Illinois. Through Tom's career with the Santa Fe Railroad, the Linns lived in Colorado and New Mexico, moving to Newton in the mid '60s. He retired in 1985.

He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, as well as being a zealous golfer, fisherman and traveler.

Survivors include his daughter, Dana A. Linn of Sandy, Oregon; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Tom is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Donna on Oct. 9, 2016; and son, Brian T. Linn on May 29, 2018.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday (Aug. 24, 2018) at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Inurnment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Church.

A memorial has been established with St. Mary's Catholic Church or Caring Hands Humane Society. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.

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Arrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

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Broadway Colonial Funeral Home - Newton
120 E. Broadway Newton, KS 67114
(316) 283-4343

Published in The Kansan on Aug. 21, 2018