Alfred B. “Pete” Linnemann, age 89, of Germantown, passed away Saturday, April 18, in Breese Nursing Home. A funeral Mass of Christian burial for 89 year-old Alfred B. “Pete” Linnemann will be Tuesday, April 21, at 10:00 a.m., in St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown. Burial will be in St. Boniface Cemetery with full military honors. Friends may call Monday, from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, from 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., at the Moss Funeral Home in Germantown. Germantown American Legion services will be Monday, at 7:00 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the Breese Nursing Home Activity Fund, Celtic Hospice, or the donor’s choice.
He was born October 20, 1925 in Germantown, a son of the late Henry and Josephine, nee Ripperda,
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Lorraine, nee Kohrmann, Linnemann, whom he married November 23, 1949 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown, and died November 20, 2012; a granddaughter, Jennifer Haar; brothers, Clarence “Blackie” Linnemann and Lawrence “Smokey” Linnemann: an infant sister, Alice Linnemann; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Florence Linnemann, Agnes Linnemann, Florence Jansen and husband Richard, Marilyn Beckmann, Raymond “Bucky” Boeckmann, Edward “Artie” Thoele, Cletus “Skeets” Holtmann, and Diane Kohrmann.
Surviving are his children, Carol Ann Gorman and husband Sam, Darlene “Lyn” Haar and husband Danny, and Daniel Linnemann and fiancée Marcia Wuebbels all of Germantown; 3 grandchildren, Carey Timmermann and husband Matt, Aaron and Ryan Linnemann; 4 great-grandchildren, Helena, Aisley, Kambree, and Lawson Timmermann; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert Kohrmann and wife Clara of Albers, Mildred Boeckmann, Mary Jane Thoele, Marcella “Sally” Brueggemann and husband Sep, Roger Kohrmann, Carolyn Holtmann, Joseph Kohrmann, Jr., Joann Haake and husband Jim, and Virgil Beckmann all of Germantown; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Pete was a veteran of the United States Army serving during WWII and retired as a laborer working for the cities of Granite City and Carlyle.
He was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Germantown, Germantown American Legion Post 325 where he served as past commander, Germantown Library Board, Laborers Union, and the Germantown and Clinton County Historical Society. Pete enjoyed woodworking and used his knowledge of the past to build and recreate miniature historical homes and businesses that once existed in the Village of Germantown.
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600 Railroad Street
Germantown, IL 62245