Dan Paul Linder, 71, of Fremont, OH passed away on March 19, 2023 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 12, 1951 in Toledo, OH the son of Raymond and Kathryn (Beckman) Linder. He was a 1969 graduate of Fremont Ross High School where he was named the most valuable senior athlete and was later inducted to the Fremont Ross Hall of Fame for diving and pole vaulting. He also attended Capital University. Dan married Janice Palmer on February 5, 1971 at Grace Lutheran Church and she survives. He served in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War from February 16, 1971 to February 15, 1975. He was awarded the Nation Defense Service Medal, Air Force Good Conduct Medal and the Air and Space Outstanding Unit Award.
Dan worked at Baumann Auto Group in the Used Car Sales Department for many years until he retired. He was very involved in many community boards where he held numerous offices. Dan enjoyed mowing his yard, motorcycles and snowmobiles. He was an avid Ohio State Fan and enjoyed watching NASCAR and Sprint Car races. He and his wife enjoyed visiting all fifty state capitals and every Presidential Library. Dan loved to spend time with his family, friends and especially his granddaughter.
Dan is survived by his wife of fifty-two years, Janice Linder; daughter, Christy (Jason Sharp) Linder, Thousand Oaks, CA; granddaughter, Olivia Sharp. He is also survived by his close friends in the Country Weed Hoppers, Dan and Carol Polter, Jim and Julie Pfeiffer, Dwain and Barb Leaser, Tom and Joan Sachs, Daryl and Cate Knipp, Linda Martin, Roger and Sandra Wise and Jim and Pat Halbeisen.
He is preceded in death by his parents and good friend, Lynn Martin.
Visitation will be held Friday, May 12, 2023 from 10 until Noon at Grace Lutheran Church, 705 W State St, Fremont, OH 43420.
Memorial service will take place at Noon following the visitation at the church.
Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Kingsway, OH.
Memorials can be made to Grace Lutheran Church Property Committee.
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David and Bonnie Stuckey
So sorry to hear this sad news. Dan and his parents were wonderful friends of me and my family. Dan and his family are in our thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.
Oh, Jan, my heart hurts with yours. Praying that you’ll sense God holding you and Christy close.
Dan and I went thru chemo treatments together. 9 years ago in March 2014. He was a rock. Smiling and we always had that connection as years went on. His strength and determination was incredible.
My condolences to Jan and his family. I hope his strength and love for you all helps you through the difficult days ahead. He was one heck of a guy!
Alison and Steve Minnich
Terry and Lisa Brennen
Jan and Christy so sorry to hear about Dan He was a good guy
My thoughts are with Jan and the rest of the family. Played alot of golf with John Waggoner, Danny Polter and Dan and it was always a great time. I can honestly say that Dan was the nicest person Ive ever met. He will be missed!
Ruth Anne Luc
Our prayers are being lifted up for your family Jan, wonderful memories to keep in your heart forever! ❤️ Ted and Ruth Anne
What a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Dan will be missed and remembered by so many. Much love and sincere condolences.
Jan Gardner Broske
Rest in peace old “Bus #6” friend. Sending love, hugs and peace to Jan, Christy, and your families.
Love, Jan “Moose”
Knew Dan many moons ago. I went with my father to Ray’s barbershop for years. Our families both went to Grace Lutheran Church. Dan was an all around popular good guy and was a friend for years. Condolences to Janice and his family and all his friends, too. May he rest in peace.
Donna and Chip Cominsky
Jan, we’re so sorry to hear this. We send our love and sympathy.
Dear Linder Family, You have our Deepest Sympathy and your in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Larry and Karen Cronin
Our condolences to Jan and the family. Seems like yesterday we had Dan and his friends in Luther League. We
Sincerely Larry and Linda Beck
Dan was a great sales person for Baumann Auto Group, I learned alot from Dan over the years! Prayers for the Linder Family. The Becks
Our condolences go out to you all ag
T this difficult time. Dan was a great guy. Mike & him could talk for hours .
Sincerely Mike & Deb Benton
My thoughts are with your family. May your memories bring you comfortable in such a difficult time. Hugs!
What a beautiful video tribute to a very special man! Dan was such a great guy and his love for his family always prominent. My saddened heart goes out to Jan and Christy, Jason and Olivia. May God be your strength as you face the difficult days ahead. Love and hugs to you all.
Eunice M Koebel
Jan and family, you are in my prayers.
May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort.
Doug and Paula Ebert
May all your happy memories of Dan provide comfort and peace in this time of loss and sorrow. We will keep Jan and Christy and all family and friends in our prayers.
Becky (Stokes) Prasuhn
So very to hear this. Kate and Ray were close friends of my parents, so I knew Dan my whole life. Lots of good memories of the Linder family. You have my sincerest sympathy, Jan and Christy.
Ronda (Karg) Singleton
My heart goes out to you. I don’t think Dan ever met a person he wasn’t a friend to. May you, with God’s help, find peace and comfort in the coming months.
So sad. Dan and I were friends since kindergarten. I am so glad we continued to remain friends.
I have so many memories. From playing in the woods beside his house, to Cub Scouts, to his dad wanting to be a barber and practicing on me, and many more. One of my favorite pictures is of Dan, my brother, and me in in the snow at his house, and the memories from Linderville! . I will really miss my good friend!
Denny and Joan Reinbolt
So sorry to hear this. U have our deepest sympathy. May Dan rest in God’s peace.
My sincere condolences to Jan and the family. Danny was one of the nicest guys I knew. May he rest in eternal peace.
Jan, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss of Dan. Sending my love and sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time.
Jan and Christy,
Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. May all of those wonderful memories of Dan bring you comfort.
John and Sandy Lustig