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John Wendell Linder

April 21, 1940 — July 8, 2022

Syracuse

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John Wendell Linder, age 82, returned to the loving arms of his Father in Heaven on July 8, 2022.

John made his entrance into this world on April 21, 1940, in Salt Lake City, Utah. His quick arrival meant he was delivered on the kitchen table.  John was the third of three children to join the family of Lincoln Wendell Linder and Virginia “Jennie’ Fern Stockholm. He was a brown eyed, 10 lb. bundle of joy.

John had a zest for life, and while in at South High School realized his love for his Savior Jesus Christ and was converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Junior High in his Seminary class through the love, teachings, and example of his Seminary teacher and those around him at that time. John also met the love of his life while in high school, Lois Keiser, who he would later marry after serving a two-and-a-half-year mission to the Zurich, Switzerland Mission. He found a love for the Swiss people and a love for the land and culture where he served. He carried the love of the language throughout his life.

John married his high school sweetheart, Lois Keiser on June 10, 1963, in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple for time and all eternity. They went on to raise 5 children: Michelle (Eddie) Linder, Syracuse; Heidi (Val) Beveridge, Highland; Tammy (Travis) Rigby, Tooele; Michael (Nichole) Linder, Collierville, Tennessee; Sheri (Scott) Niewald, St. George.

John received a business degree from the University of Utah and worked for many years as a sales representative throughout the Western United States.   Even though he attended the University of Utah, he was an avid BYU football fan all his life.  He served in the U.S. Army for 6 years in the communications division, specializing in Morse Code and radios.  

 

John also served in many areas of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints including: General Board of Activities Committee, Dance Festival Director, LDS Mission to Switzerland, and with his wife served two senior missions in the Family and Church History Headquarters Mission.  He sang there with a group called the ‘Elderly Brothers” and loved singing all his life as well.  He and his wife also served as ordinance workers in the Ogden Temple.  

 

He is survived by his wife, 5 children and their spouses, 21 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, two sisters, and his father.  

 

Funeral services will be held at the LDS Chapel in Clearfield, Utah (1475 West 700 South, Clearfield, Utah 84015) on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., with a viewing from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. that same day.  There will also be a viewing at the Lindquist’s Syracuse Mortuary (869 South 2000 West, Syracuse, Utah 84075) on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, from 6-8 pm. The Interment will be at the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

 

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