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Martin Linhorst
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In memory of
Martin Linhorst
Martin F. Linhorst July 6, 2019 Martin F. Linhorst died peacefully July 6, nine days shy of his 90th birthday. He succumbed to a short illness, though he had lived a few years in the assisted living wing of Brookdale Heartland Park in Seward, Neb. His wife of 56 years, Loisjean, died Aug. 24, 2007, after a five-year fight with cancer. Mr. Linhorst was born July 15, 1929, at home to Martin H. and Mary (Schulz) Linhorst at their farm along Sandy Creek, near Hillsboro, Missouri. Mr. Linhorst attended parochial school at Zion Lutheran Church, high atop a nearby hill. He attended Herculaneum High School but left before graduating to work on the family farm when his older brother Harvey was drafted in World War II. After the war, Mr. Linhorst stayed on the family farm and also learned carpentry, earning the nickname "Chief" for his knowledge and skill. On March 16, 1951, he married Loisjean Luebbe in Hastings, Neb., where she was a teacher. They had met as pen pals through Walther League, a group for Lutheran teens. For two years, the new couple lived and farmed with Mr. Linhorst's parents in Missouri. In 1953, Mr. Linhorst enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and Mrs. Linhorst returned to her own parents' farm near Utica, Neb. That summer, Mr. Linhorst contracted rheumatic fever and received a medical discharge. He moved to Nebraska and the couple took up farming near Waco. Over the years, the couple expanded their farming operation, embraced technological changes that revolutionized agriculture, raised a family, and took an active role in their community and in their church, St. Paul Lutheran in Utica. In 1969, Mr. Linhorst began building a house for the family and they moved in the next December. Mr. and Mrs. Linhorst enjoyed working, organized social gatherings in their church and community, and took pride in the appearance and upkeep of their farm. Their son Marvin now operates the farm. Surviving are Mr. Linhorst's four children, Stan (Sue) of Manlius, N.Y., Susan (Lloyd) Tiffany of McPherson, Kan., Marvin (Judy Ann) of Waco, Neb., and Judy Marie (Mike) Mullally of Seward, Neb.; nine grandchildren, Dr. Jennifer Linhorst of Denver, Colo., Heather (Scott) Campbell of Olathe, Kan., Katie (Corey) Hackbart of Seward, Neb., Aaron (Rachelle) Tiffany of Wichita, Kan., Rachelle (Josh) Menard of McPherson, Kan., Mike Linhorst of New York, N.Y., Stephanie (Tim) Bertagnoli of Milford, Neb., Molly Linhorst of Cambridge, Mass., and Hannah Mullally of Chillicothe, Ohio; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Stella Placke, and his brother Harvey. A funeral was held July 13 at St. Paul Lutheran Church with burial in the Utica Cemetery. Volzke Funeral Home in Seward handled arrangements. Please sign the guestbook at syracuse.com/obits
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In memory of
Martin Linhorst
Martin F. Linhorst July 6, 2019 Martin F. Linhorst died peacefully July 6, nine days shy of his 90th birthday. He succumbed to a short illness, though he had lived a few years in the assisted living wing of Brookdale Heartland Park in Seward, Neb. His wife of 56 years, Loisjean, died Aug. 24, 2007, after a five-year fight with cancer. Mr. Linhorst was born July 15, 1929, at home to Martin H. and Mary (Schulz) Linhorst at their farm along Sandy Creek, near Hillsboro, Missouri. Mr. Linhorst attended parochial school at Zion Lutheran Church, high atop a nearby hill. He attended Herculaneum High School but left before graduating to work on the family farm when his older brother Harvey was drafted in World War II. After the war, Mr. Linhorst stayed on the family farm and also learned carpentry, earning the nickname "Chief" for his knowledge and skill. On March 16, 1951, he married Loisjean Luebbe in Hastings, Neb., where she was a teacher. They had met as pen pals through Walther League, a group for Lutheran teens. For two years, the new couple lived and farmed with Mr. Linhorst's parents in Missouri. In 1953, Mr. Linhorst enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and Mrs. Linhorst returned to her own parents' farm near Utica, Neb. That summer, Mr. Linhorst contracted rheumatic fever and received a medical discharge. He moved to Nebraska and the couple took up farming near Waco. Over the years, the couple expanded their farming operation, embraced technological changes that revolutionized agriculture, raised a family, and took an active role in their community and in their church, St. Paul Lutheran in Utica. In 1969, Mr. Linhorst began building a house for the family and they moved in the next December. Mr. and Mrs. Linhorst enjoyed working, organized social gatherings in their church and community, and took pride in the appearance and upkeep of their farm. Their son Marvin now operates the farm. Surviving are Mr. Linhorst's four children, Stan (Sue) of Manlius, N.Y., Susan (Lloyd) Tiffany of McPherson, Kan., Marvin (Judy Ann) of Waco, Neb., and Judy Marie (Mike) Mullally of Seward, Neb.; nine grandchildren, Dr. Jennifer Linhorst of Denver, Colo., Heather (Scott) Campbell of Olathe, Kan., Katie (Corey) Hackbart of Seward, Neb., Aaron (Rachelle) Tiffany of Wichita, Kan., Rachelle (Josh) Menard of McPherson, Kan., Mike Linhorst of New York, N.Y., Stephanie (Tim) Bertagnoli of Milford, Neb., Molly Linhorst of Cambridge, Mass., and Hannah Mullally of Chillicothe, Ohio; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, his sister Stella Placke, and his brother Harvey. A funeral was held July 13 at St. Paul Lutheran Church with burial in the Utica Cemetery. Volzke Funeral Home in Seward handled arrangements. Please sign the guestbook at syracuse.com/obits
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