Gene R. Linden, 86
Dec. 12, 1930
April 29, 2017

Gene R. Linden, 86Gene R. Linden of Saukville passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, April 29, 2017. He was 86 years old. Gene was born to Mathew Sr. and Lydia (nee Ellenbecker) Linden on Dec. 12, 1930, in Thiensville. He married the late Phyllis Irwin at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Saukville on May 19, 1963.

Gene was a member of the Milwaukee Carpenters Union for 50 years. He remodeled and built many homes, including taking part in the restoration of the bridge in Lime Kiln Park and Saukville Crossroads Museum, where he also volunteered. He was a model train and car enthusiast and paint by numbers hobbyist. Gene refurbished antique cars and trucks and displayed them in local parades.

Gene is survived by his brother, Charles Linden of California; sister, Bonnie (Bill) Thurston of Nevada; and brother, Otto (Mary) Linden of North Carolina; sister-in-law, Kathryn Linden of Saukville; niece, Lois Linden (Phillip Newby) of Grafton; other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis; brothers, Jerome, Mathew Jr., Fredrick and Leland; and sister, Margery.

A Memorial Service will be held at noon on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the Eernisse Funeral Home (1167 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, WI 53012) with Deacon Tom Surges presiding. Visitation will be at the FUNERAL HOME from 10:30 a.m. until the time of service. Private family interment at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Port Washington.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Lois Linden for her love, compassion and commitment as Gene’s caretaker.

The Eernisse Funeral Home of Cedarburg is honored to assist the family.

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