MELLEN — Fred C. Linton, 77, of Mellen, died Saturday, Aug. 14, 1999, at Mellen Manor Nursing Home.
He was born Dec. 9, 1921, in Indianapolis, Ind., the son of the Rev. Thomas and Bess Linton. He graduated from Lebanon, Indiana High School.
On Jan. 9, 1946, in Los Angeles, Calif., he married Louise Krueger. He retired from Cahodas Paoli Food Services of Ironwood, Mich., in 1987. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Mellen, the Mellen VFW, American Legion, the Disabled American Veterans, and Edson Raider Marine Organization. Fred served his country during World War II in the U.S. Marine Corps Raiders. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Silver Star for gallantry in action. Fred enjoyed fishing, baseball, basketball, and spending time with his family. Fred, you will be missed by your family.
He is survived by his wife, Louise, Mellen; a son, Michael (Barb) Linton, Marengo; granddaughters, Michelle (Brian) Basolo, Independence, and Sara (Andrew) Wickman, Marengo; and great-grandchildren, Brandon and Brianna Basolo, Savannah Wickman, and Christopher Michael Parker.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Memorial Service at the Novitzke Funeral Home in Mellen, with Fr. Gerald Hagen officiating.
Inurnment will be in the Mellen Union Cemetery, Mellen, with military rites accorded by the Mellen VFW.
In lieu of flowers, a Memorial Fund has been established in his name.
Arrangements are by the Novitzke Funeral Home in Mellen.