John Linn, M.D.John Clair Linn, M.D., 89, Milwaukee, Wis., formerly of Jamestown, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2009. Mr. Linn was born Sept. 3, 1920, in Sanborn, N.D., the son of Anthony Jerome and Bertie (Saunders) Linn.
John Clair Linn, M.D., 89, Milwaukee, Wis., formerly of Jamestown, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2009.
Mr. Linn was born Sept. 3, 1920, in Sanborn, N.D., the son of Anthony Jerome and Bertie (Saunders) Linn. He grew up in Jamestown. He served as a pilot in the 44th Division Artillery during World War II in Europe. He flew more than 125 missions and was awarded the Silver Star and Air Medal. He attended Marquette University Medical School, Milwaukee. He married Olive “Ollie” M. Finnegan in 1948. He worked at St. Mary’s Hospital, Milwaukee, for almost 40 years where he practiced obstetrics and gynecology. He was a member of Padre Serra and St. Vincent de Paul.
He is survived by his wife; six sons, Anthony J. (Mary), James G. (Jean), Peter F. Geittmann (Pat), Paul F. (Colleen), Thomas M. (Patrice) and Matthew J. (Patty); two daughters, Mary O. (Pat) Malloy, and Claire M. (Karl) Wycklendt; two sisters, Catherine Tolton and Doris Todd; 44 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Daniel J.; two brothers, Merle and Richard; and two sisters, Mary Louise and Peggy.
Services: already held.
Memorials: in John’s name to St. Robert School and Parish, c/o 4019 N. Farwell Ave., Shorewood, WI 53211 or St. Ben’s Clinic for the Homeless, 1015 N. 9th St., Milwaukee, WI 53233 or St. Francis Seminary, 3257 S. Lake Drive, St. Francis, WI 53235 or the charity of your choice.
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