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, 68 of Cozad, died May 23, 2006 at the Cozad Hospital.

He was born Aug. 3, 1937, at Lincoln and at the age of 9 months, was adopted by L. J. “Louie” and Hilda (Lucas) Linke of Eustis. He attended Houser School and the Salem Lutheran Parochial School in Frontier County. He graduated from Eustis High School in 1955. After graduation, he worked at the K-K Appliance at Gothenburg.

On Dec. 28, 1958, he married Linda Maline. He was part of a construction crew that built the Monroe Auto Plant. Throughout his lifetime, he was associated in various agricultural related businesses in work and sales. He had also been employed with Platte Valley Auto, and at the time of his death, was the manager of the Dawson County Fairgrounds at Lexington. 

He was a member of the American Lutheran Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent and several terms on the church council. During his lifetime, his memberships included Cozad Jaycees, Cozad Volunteer Fire Department for 37 years and past officer of the Cozad Elks Lodge. He was a 4-H Horse Club leader and a member of the Gothenburg Roping Club, Pony Express Riders and the Lexington Plum Creekers Horse Drill team.  He had served on the Cozad Baseball Board.

Second only to his family, his passion was for the County Fair. He had served for 29 years on the Dawson County Ag Society. He was a member of the Nebraska State Fair Board where he was superintendent of horses for 3 years during the State Fair.  He was also honored as President of the Nebraska Association of State Fair Managers. 

Survivors include his wife, Linda of Cozad; a daughter, Pam (Greg) Wolford of McCook; two sons, Todd of Ravenna and Jeff of Cozad and three grandchildren, Ashley Linke and Adam and Kate Wolford.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two infant sons, Mark Dale and Matthew John.

, 68 of Cozad, died May 23, 2006 at the Cozad Hospital.

He was born Aug. 3, 1937, at Lincoln and at the age of 9 months, was adopted by L. J. “Louie” and Hilda (Lucas) Linke of Eustis. He attended Houser School and the Salem Lutheran Parochial School in Frontier County. He graduated from Eustis High School in 1955. After graduation, he worked at the K-K Appliance at Gothenburg.

On Dec. 28, 1958, he married Linda Maline. He was part of a construction crew that built the Monroe Auto Plant. Throughout his lifetime, he was associated in various agricultural related businesses in work and sales. He had also been employed with Platte Valley Auto, and at the time of his death, was the manager of the Dawson County Fairgrounds at Lexington. 

He was a member of the American Lutheran Church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent and several terms on the church council. During his lifetime, his memberships included Cozad Jaycees, Cozad Volunteer Fire Department for 37 years and past officer of the Cozad Elks Lodge. He was a 4-H Horse Club leader and a member of the Gothenburg Roping Club, Pony Express Riders and the Lexington Plum Creekers Horse Drill team.  He had served on the Cozad Baseball Board.

Second only to his family, his passion was for the County Fair. He had served for 29 years on the Dawson County Ag Society. He was a member of the Nebraska State Fair Board where he was superintendent of horses for 3 years during the State Fair.  He was also honored as President of the Nebraska Association of State Fair Managers. 

Survivors include his wife, Linda of Cozad; a daughter, Pam (Greg) Wolford of McCook; two sons, Todd of Ravenna and Jeff of Cozad and three grandchildren, Ashley Linke and Adam and Kate Wolford.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two infant sons, Mark Dale and Matthew John.


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