John Mitchell Linendoll
John Mitchell Linendoll, 85, of Grayling, Michigan passed away peacefully Thursday, February 6, 2020.
John was born to Homer and Maureen (Mitchell) Linendoll in Gaylord, Michigan on November 21, 1934. John was married to Shirley A. Hoerl in 1961. John served as a radio repairman in Headquarters Battery of the 4th Armored Division’s 14th Artillery of the U.S. Army for three years.
John is survived by his children, Mitchell Linendoll of Grayling, Michigan and Sheri (Michael) Aumann of St. Paul, Minnesota; grandchildren, Brandon (Laura), Blaine and Chelsea (Zach); and great-grandchildren, Abel and Asher. He is preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Linendoll.
From a very young age John developed a passion for building and flying radio-controlled model airplanes. While serving in the army he was recognized for reaching the finals of the Army’s European Model Airplane contest in Kaiser-slautern, Germany. John was active in a local RC Airplane club throughout his retirement years.
John will be fondly remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather who loved fishing, especially with his grandchildren. He will also be remembered for his sense of humor and playful, teasing, nature.
Funeral services will take place 11:00 am Friday, February 14, 2020 at Mt. Hope Lutheran Church in Grayling, Michigan with visitation starting at 10:00 am.
Condolences and memories can be shared with John’s family at www.sorensonlockwood.com.
Family requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Mt. Hope Lutheran Church or Northern Pines Assisted Living in his honor.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Sorenson-Lockwood Funeral Home.