Archive for Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Obituary: Francis Joseph “Frank” Linenberger


July 28, 2004

Services for Francis "Frank" Joseph Linenberger, 67, Washington, Kan., were Monday, July 26, 2004, at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Washington. Burial was in Washington City Cemetery.

Mr. Linenberger died Thursday, July 22, 2004, at University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kan. He was born July 13, 1937, near Morrowville, the eldest son of Victor Andrew and Katherine "Katie" (Brungardt) Linenberger.

As a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church, Mr. Linenberger held first-degree distinction in the Knights of Columbus and spent more than 20 years as a Catholic Youth Organization sponsor.

He was a former member of the Washington Rotary Club, a lifetime member of the Washington Future Farmers of America Alumni and former board member for Twin Valley Developmental Services. He also was a board member for Infant Toddlers of Washington and Clay counties. In addition, he served as a board member for the Kansas Specialty Dog Service and was the current Washington County representative for the American Cancer Society.

For many years, Mr. Linenberger was a baseball coach in Washington summer leagues.

He was a graduate of Washington High School and Fairbury Junior College, Fairbury, Neb. He was manager of the Washington Skelly gasoline station and owned a Fairmount dairy milk route before becoming a custodian in the Wash-ington school district, a position he held for nearly 30 years. He then became a driver for Twin Valley General Public Transportation.

In June 1959, he married Vera Delvecchio. They had two sons, Stephen and Mark. After 13 years of marriage, the couple divorced, while living in Hays.

Mr. Linenberger married Regina Overwald on April 24, 1976, in Hanover. They had one son, Shawn.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; three sons, Stephen Linenberger, Omaha, Neb., Mark Linenberger, Keller, Texas, and Shawn Linenberger, Lawrence; his stepmother, Pansy Linenberger, Washington; two brothers, Linus Linenberger, Washington, and Cletus Linenberger, Carbondale; a sister, Theresa Huntley, Topeka; a stepbrother, Kenneth Stolzer, Washington; and four grandchildren.

Ward Funeral Home, Washington, handled arrangements.

Commenting has been disabled for this item.