Oscar John Linder

Born: 20 Feb 1879 in Winfield, Iowa
Died: 15 Mar 1961 in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa
Buried: in Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa

Father: Charles Linder
Mother: Sophia Johnson

Married: 25 Dec 1901

Clara Debora Ross

Born: 22 Jan 1884 in Louisa County, Iowa
Died: 1966
Buried: next to Oscar

Father: Thomas Ross
Mother: Ella Simmons

F Child 1: Elsie Linder
Born: 29 Mar 1903 in Marsh, Iowa
Died: 23 Aug 1929 in Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa

F Child 2: Mildred Marie Linder
Born: 5 October 1910
Died: 13 January 1999 in Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa

M Child 3: Verlin Ross Linder
Born: 23 Nov 1925
Died: 18 Oct 1941

Clara (Ross) Linder
Morning Sun News-Herald, Morning Sun, Iowa, 1 September 1966, page 1. Clara Linder Mrs. Clara Deborah Linder. 82, died at 7 a. m. Monday at the Morning Sun Manor. Mrs. Linder was born January 22, 1884, in Louisa County, the daughter of Thomas and Ella Simmons Ross. On December 25, 1901 she married Oscar John Linder, who died previously. The couple the Marsh Methodist church until before moving to Morning Sun in 1947.

Mrs. Linder was a member of (the Marsh Methodist church until it was dissolved in 1966, then transferred to the Morning Sun Methodist church. Surviving: Daughter, Mrs. Mildred McKeown, Morning Sun; three sons, Thomas and Orville, Morning Sun; Paul, Wapello; brother, Chester Ross, Winfield; 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Three children died previously: daughter, Mrs. Elsie Barton; two sons, Carl and Verlin. Services: 2 p. m. Wednesday, Morning Sun Methodist church, Rev. Frank Greenwood assisted by the Rev. Edward Fish. Burial in Elmwood cemetery.

By Mary Pietsch
There was a joyous welcome in Heaven today
When one of our dear ones heard the Saviour say,
"Come, pour work on earth is done,
I need you in my Heavenly Home."
Our hearts were saddened as we
said "Good bye."
And we are so prone to wonder Why?
But our "Saviour always knows what's best
So in Him we can securely rest.
The Saviour takes him by the hand
And shows him over glory land
And all the things He has prepared
For those who trust His loving car.
Of course our days seem long and dearly
And at night we are oh, so weary,
'Till we too shall join the Heavenly throng.
And when that joyous day appears
Our savior shall wipe away all tears
And with our dear ones we shall be
At Home, sweet Home, through all eternity.