Donald F. Linden, 64, of McPherson, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita.


Donald F. Linden, 64, of McPherson, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Via Christi St. Francis Regional Medical Center in Wichita.
Don was born on July 17, 1947, in Norton, the son of Robert Martin and Mary “Mae” Margaret (Bruggeman) Linden. He graduated from Lenora High School in 1965 and attended Colby Community College, Ft. Hays State University and Wichita State University.
Don was united in marriage to Kathy Wagner in 1983 in Lindsborg. They later divorced.
He was the owner and operator of Linden Trucking, Inc. He formerly drove trucks for Becker Transport and Studer Truck Lines.
He was a member of the National Rifle Association and National Sporting Clays Association.
Survivors include: longtime companion, Becky Urban of McPherson; children, Kelli Linden of Beloit, Kevin Linden of Beloit, and Amanda Linden of McPherson; brother, Dennis Linden of McPherson; sisters, Iolene Dinkel of Littleton, Colo. and Janeice Linden of Littleton, Colo.; sister-in-law, Roxie Linden of Wichita; former wife, Kathy Linden of Beloit, and two grandchildren, Rosalyn Linden and Mikynli Linden.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, James and Jerry, and a granddaughter, Lilian Linden.
Visitation will be from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Stockham Family Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6 to 7:30. Rosary will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Dwight Birket officiating. Burial will be at the McPherson Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given to St. Joseph Catholic Church or Amanda Linden Educational Fund in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut St., McPherson, KS 67460.
Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com.