ESTHERVILLE - Funeral services for Annie Linn, 86, of Estherville will be held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Estherville with Pastor Paul Wiegman officiating. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville. Interment will be at East Side Memorial Cemetery in Estherville.
She died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Avera Holy Family Health in Estherville.
Annie Margaret (Howard) Linn, the daughter of Frank and Ruby (Hall) Howard, was born Nov. 11, 1926, in Welcome, Minn.
She received her education in the Emmet Consolidated School.
On Sept. 3, 1944, she was united in marriage to Goodwin Linn. The couple made their home in the Estherville area and Annie was employed at Holy Family Hospital as a nurse aide from 1963-1977. She was united in marriage to Arnold Dalen on Feb. 28, 1976. They made their home in Estherville and Annie worked at Sperry Univac in Jackson, Minn., for 10 years before retiring. Arnold passed away Feb. 23, 1990. Annie was united in marriage to Goodwin Linn on Jan. 23, 1993. In her leisure time she enjoyed reading, crocheting and boating.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Estherville.
Left to cherish Annie's memory are her husband, Goodwin Linn, of Estherville; her children, six sons, Tom Linn and his wife, Irena, of Houston, Texas, Gary Linn and his wife, Shirley, of Grain Valley, Mo., Kenneth Linn and his wife, Lynda, of Monroe, La., Duane Linn of Estherville, Randy Linn and his wife, Connie, of Armstrong and Steven Linn and his wife, Alta, of Superior; one daughter, Kaylene Linn, of Estherville; two step-sons, Mike Dalen and his wife, Lelo, of Estherville and David Dalen of Estherville; two step-daughters, Karen Russell and her husband, Gary, of Estherville and Kathy Dean and her husband, David, of Estherville; 24 grandchildren; 16 step-grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; 30 step-great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two step-great-great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Pence Howard and his wife, Evonne, of Boone and Arthur Howard and his wife, Janet, of Emmetsburg; sister, Jennie Menssen, of Estherville and sisters-in-law, Mabel Howard, Beulah Linn and Naomi Linn.
Preceding Annie in death were her daughter, Gloria; son-in-law, Ronald Helmich; granddaughter, Angie (Linn) Holland; grandson, Kevin Helmich; great-grandson, Tallon Richard; two great-great-grandchildren; step-granddaughter, Cindy Wallace; parents; sisters, Mildred, Elizabeth and Betty and brother, Norman Howard. Online condolences may be sent to www.henryolsonfuneral.com.