Donald Linser, age 90 of Morris, Minnesota, passed away peacefully on November 25, 2020, two days after his 90th birthday at the Stevens Community Medical Center.
Public visitation for Donald Linser will be on Sunday, December 6, 2020, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, MN.
Private family services for Donald Robert Linser with Reverend Reed Stockman officiating.
Burial will be at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery – Horton Township.
There will be a live stream of Don’s service starting at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, December 7, 2020. To view the service on the Pedersen Funeral Home website, scroll to the bottom of Don’s page and click on the link.
While maintaining social distancing guidelines, Pedersen Funeral Home is now able to accommodate gatherings of up to 250 people. The use of face masks by attendees is required, Pedersen Funeral Home will continue taking the necessary steps to keep our facility clean. For those who prefer or require continued precautions, webcasting and/or livestreaming is available in most situations.
Donald Robert Linser was born on November 23, 1930, to Della (Kloehn) and Robert Linser in Alexandria, MN. He was the oldest of five children. He was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Garfield and grew up in Ida Township in Douglas County. He attended District 17 Country School, St. John’s Parochial School in Garfield, and graduated from Alexandria High School in 1949. Don served in the Air Force from December of 1950 through March of 1952. During his service he received his training to become a diesel mechanic. After being honorably discharged, he farmed with his father for three years. During the winter of 1955-56 he began a job with the Minnesota Highway Department and was hired as an apprentice mechanic at District 4B headquarters in Morris, MN, in April of 1956. He served the state for 35 years before retiring in 1990 and settling in Morris. He met the love of his life, Carol Curfman, and they were united in marriage on the beautiful day of June 29, 1958 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Garfield, MN. They were blessed with three children: Julie, Jay, and Jon, along with 62 years of marriage. They were also blessed with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Don was a member of Lutheran Layman League, Zion Lutheran Church Choir, the American Legion, and was very active in church throughout his lifetime.
His hobbies included refurnishing and repairing antique furniture, growing roses and gardening in general. He rented garden plots around the community for 40 years and only had one crop failure due to drought. He also enjoyed fishing and spending quality time with his family. He will be dearly missed as a husband, father, grandfather, and friend by many.
He is survived by his wife: Carol Linser or Morris, MN; children: Jay Linser of New Brighton, MN, Jon (Susan) Linser of Lino Lakes, MN, and Julie Ebert of Fairmont, MN; siblings: Rollins (Lois) Linser of Longmont, Colorado, Jerome (MaryAnne) Linser of Grant, and Diane (Dean) Parker of Itasca, Illinois; grandchildren: Melissa (Mark) Keefer, DeAnn (Ben) Loll, Renae (Matthew) Rimmer, Michael (Heather) Ebert, Benjamin Linser, Anneke Linser, Tevis Linser, and Delaney Linser; great-grandchildren: Zoey Guzman, Jonah, Oliver, Clara, and Isaiah Loll, Olivia and Colin Keefer, and Leopold Ebert; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents: Della (Kloehn) and Robert Linser; brother: Roger; sister-in-law: Mary Linser; and son-in-law: Keith Ebert.
Arrangements with Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris, MN.