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Wayne Linder

Wayne E. “Wayne-O” Linder, 60, of Freeburg, IL, born August 11, 1956, in Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, January 31, 2017, at his residence.

Wayne was a loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, and was loved by everyone who knew him.  He loved farming, the outdoors, and most importantly, spending time with his family.  He was a member of the St. Clair County Farm Bureau.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin E. and Alice M., nee Roethlisberger, Linder.

Surviving are a son, Jerrod (Melinda) Linder of Freeburg, IL;
a daughter, Maranda Williams (Dave Kuhn) of Freeburg, IL;
two grandsons, Broden and Greyson Linder;
a sister, Jean (Alan) Bush of Freeburg, IL;
two nephews, Ryan Hawthorne,
    and Justin (Lori) Hawthorne;
and three great-nephews, Payten, Camden, and Chase Hawthorne.

 Wayne may have had a lot more life to live, but the life he lived was lived to the fullest.

Memorials may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 12 noon Saturday, February 4, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.
Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Saturday, February 4, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.

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Condolences Left For Wayne Linder

    My deepest sympathy to the Linder family.

    John Blomenkamp, freeburg, il, 62243

    My sympathy to Wayne's family. Another from the class of 74 gone to soon.

    June Grab Benedick, Belleville, Il,

    Lots of good memories of Wayne. Starting back in 1962 at St Josephs grade school. Rest in peace Wayne.

    Sherry Renner Coleman , Carbondale , Illinois , 62903

    I'm so sorry for the loss this family is suffering! Wayne was one of the best people you could ever meet and be friends with! My sincere condolences to the family!

    Ron Hawthorne, Fayetteville, IL, 6w258

    Our very deepest sympathy to the Linder family! Wayne-O was one of the nicest & happiest guys around and will definitely be missed. We are very sorry for your loss! Jennie, Dave & Rachael Wicklman

    Jennie (Lucash) Wicklman, Freeburg, IL, 62243

    My sympathy to the Linder family.

    Eugene Recker, Seattle, Washington, 98106

    I lived on Muellers Lane and as a teenager babysat for Jerrod at the Krieg's residence. My Dad, Paul Honer, informed me of Wayne's passing and also wants to let the family know you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Kelly Lampe/Paul Honer, Germantown/Patoka, IL, 62245

    My deepest sympathy on your loss. You are in our prayers!
    The Batson Family

    The Batsons, Irondale, Missouri, 63648

    Wayne-O was one of the best friends anyone could ask for he will be missed. He will be always in our hearts and prayers. Our deepest sympathy to the Linder family

    Jim & Cindy Grau & Family, Fayetteville, IL, 52258

    Wayne was always a great friend and a compassionate human being,if more people were like Wayne the world would be so much better. RIP old friend, you were one of a kind we will miss you so much.See you on the other side.

    Jean E Evans, Lenzburg, Illinois, 62255

    Wayne O We will miss you Man See you on the other side

    Bob Joann Gottschammer, Fayetteville , Ill, 62258

    My prayers and positive thoughts are w/ all of the Linder family as they continue on after this loss. I know it will feel like there is a huge hole in your hearts (&lives) where Wayne-O belongs.... but let each other & all your memories fill that space. Though I hadn't seen him awhile Wayne always had & always will have a special place in my heart. Lots of great memories...all the way back to StJoe's to cameros, prom (we went for 20min), to picnics, times when my kids were young..... memorise that are now my treasures.... hugs !

    Angie Valentine, Flagler Beach, , FL, 32136

    Jeannie and family - we are so sorry to hear about Wayne! He was a great guy and so much fun to always be around. Sending love and peace.

    Rob & Tami Anstedt, Mascoutah, IL, 62258

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