GREAT BEND – Paul Joseph Linenberger, 90, died May 21, 2013 at Great Bend Regional Hospital.
He was born May 19, 1923 at Liebenthal, Kansas, the son of Alexander and Elizabeth (Randa) Linenberger.
He married Bernadine Schneider May 12, 1948 at Olmitz. Mr. Linenberger was a Great Bend resident since 1946 who worked as an auto mechanic for Spruill’s and retired from Marmie’s in 1975. He was a United States Army veteran of World War II, serving with the 1276th Engineer Combat Battalion in Holland, Germany, and Iceland.
He was a member of Prince of Peace Parish at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. He was a former member of Knights of Columbus and Veterans of Foreign Wars No. 3111. He enjoyed bowling, dancing, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Bernadine Linenberger, of the home; two sons, Larry Linenberger and his wife Lisa, Olathe; and Ron Linenberger and his wife Kayla, Great Bend; a daughter, Mary Lou Beardslee and her husband Jerry, Topeka; three sisters, Edith Gottschalk, Hays; Linda Lowe of California, and Ann Connally, Denver, Colo.; two brothers, Gilbert Linenberger, Littleton, Colo.; and Jerry Linenberger. Sterling; seven grandchildren, Jason Beardslee, Stacie Beardslee, Amie Murray, Michael Linenberger, Jennifer Chapman, Michael Reichow, and Sherri Reichow; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Tony Linenberger, Eugene Linenberger, and Sylvester Linenberger; and two sisters, Bette Radke and Marie Holeman.
A Vigil Service with Rosary will start at 7 p.m. Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Great Bend with military rites conducted by Fort Riley Honor Guard. Father Reginald A. Urban will serve as officiant.
Visitation is scheduled from noon to 9 p.m. Thursday at Bryant Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to the American Red Cross to benefit Tornado Relief, in care of Bryant Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home *
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS, 67530
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, May 23, 2013