Funeral services for Ben M. Linberger, age 71, of Ogilvie, formerly of Montgomery, MN, will be held on Saturday, May 16th at 1 PM at St. Kathryn’s Catholic Church in Ogilvie with Rita Clasemann officiating. Interment will follow at St. Kathryn’s Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Benjamin Morris Linberger was born September 23, 1943 to Benjamin C. and Julia (Nerud) Linberger. He served in the US Navy during the Vietnam conflict and was honorably discharged. Ben was the self-employed owner of B&B Carpenters until he became disabled in 2001. He enjoyed hobby farming, hunting and fishing until health issues limited his activities. When his health declined, Ben learned to use the computer and navigate the internet with the help of his eldest son, Ben. His son, Ben’s love and patience help him on his “journey” to master the laptop. He will forever be grateful to his daughter-in-law, Shinell, and granddaughter, Danielle, whose selfless help enabled him to be at home until God called him. Ben passed away on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at his home.
He is survived by his wife, Marcy; sons, Ben R. (Shinell) and Mike R. both of Ogilvie; grandchildren, Danielle (Wade) Pangerl, Sarah Linberger, Rayann Linberger, Mike Linberger and Ashley Linberger; great-grandchild, Hunter Pangerl; siblings, Allan (Anita) Linberger and Darlene (Earl) Simdorn; nieces and nephews, Ranet (Rob) Fischer, Tim (Donna) Simdorn, Todd (Jessie) Simdorn, Michelle (Karl) Nestler and Cindy (Scott) Weis.
He was preceded in death by his parents.