Donald Robert Linnertz

Feb. 1, 1945-Dec.30,2017

Donald Robert Linnertz

– 72, Minot, passed away

suddenly on Saturday,

December 30 surrounded

by his Our Lady of Grace

parish family.

Donald Robert was born

on February 1, 1945 the

son of Robert and Helen

(Keith) Linnertz. He was

raised in Northwest Minot

on the family farm, instil-

ling a lifelong love of this

place and his land. He at-

tended St. Leo’s and gra-

duated from Minot Model

High School in 1964.

On October 10, 1964 he

was united in marriage at

St. John the Apostle

Church to Sallie (Young),

his wife of 42 years. One

year later his only son

Donald Lee was born.

Ever the prankster,

Donald touched the lives

of many and got into our

hearts with lots of practi-

cal jokes, funny stories

and his willingness to al-

ways lend a hand. He

was a friend to all and

will be missed and cher-

ished forever.

His first of many

careers was in dairy farm-

ing, but his interest in all

things mechanical led

him to work in welding,

small engine repair and

electronics repair, for

which he earned multiple

certifications as a welding

repair specialist. Even in

retirement his repair busi-

ness brought daily calls

for his quality work and

sage advice.

Donald was a member

of the Knights of

Columbus and Minot

Moose Lodge. His hob-

bies included operating

HAM and CB radios,

building and flying model

airplanes and giving ad-

vice (mostly about repair

work!). He loved to

dance, play Bingo and call

on friends with that fami-

liar phrase “I came to pick

on you!”

Donald was preceded

in death by: his parents

and his brother Paul as

well as dear friends and

companions Ramona

Jakshe and Minerva Paige.

He is survived by: his

son Donald Lee (Scott

Wallace), brother Dennis

(Janice Fiedler) and sister

Clarice Granzotto (Gary)

and four nephews and a


Family visitation will

be held at the Thompson

Larson Funeral Home

Thursday, January 4 from


Mass of Christian Buri-

al: will be held at Our

Lady of Grace on Friday,

January 5 at 10:30am.

Burial: services at

Rosehill Memorial

Cemetery will be held at

1pm on Friday.

In lieu of flowers,

memorials are preferred

to the Minot Moose Club.