Carl Linn, Jr., 90, of Rockford, Ohio, died at 11:15.p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at his residence.  He was born on March 6, 1925, in Mercer County, Ohio, to Carl and Hulda (Bollenbacher) Linn.  On March 20, 1949, he married Phyllis Eileen Shirk, and she preceded in death on October 31, 2010.


Carl was a graduate of Willshire High School, in Willshire, Ohio.  He was a  farmer all his life and a faithful member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Rockford. For many years, he was a member of the Consistory at the church, as well as a trustee at the church cemetery. 


Surviving are Carl's two children:  his son, Dan (Jennifer) Linn of Willshire, Ohio; and his daughter, Gail (Steve) Godfrey of Portland, Indiana.  Two grandchildren also survive:  Jessica Linn and her fiance, Nathan Ryan, both of Dayton, Ohio; and Ryan (Joy) Linn of Van Wert, Ohio.  Deceased in addition to his wife, Phyllis, is a step brother, Lester Miller.


Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 8, 2016, at the St. Paul's United Church of Christ on Oregon Rd., Rockford. Officiating will be Pastor Catherine Costello.  Burial will follow at the church cemetery.  Friends may call prior to the service, at the church, from 11:00 a.m. up until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m.  Memorials may be directed to the church or to the donor's choice. 


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Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home, Rockford, is handling the arrangements.

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