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Paul A. "Jake" Linn

April 16, 1942 ~ February 20, 2019 (age 76)

Paul A. “Jake” Linn, 76, of Waynesfield passed away at 2:24 p.m. Wednesday February 20, 2019 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima.

He was born on April 16, 1942 in Auglaize County to William Jacob & LaVera (Webb) Linn who preceded him in death.  On October 25, 1963 he married the love of his life, Ruth Ann Williams and she survives in Waynesfield where they lived a long and happy life together for 55 years.

Survivors also include two daughters, Michelle (Russ) Hunlock, Dena (Brad) Valenti; two grandsons Ryan and Nathan Hunlock, a granddaughter Kiley Ann Valenti; a sister Florene (Ray) Edgington, several brothers and sisters-in-law and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a beautiful baby granddaughter, Kendra Marie Valenti, a sister Georgia McClellan, a brother Richard Linn and a mother-in-law Eloise Williams.

Jake graduated from Waynesfield-Goshen High School.  He retired after 30 years at Rockwell International, Kenton.  He also built houses for many years.  He then worked in security for 11 years at Honda.  He enjoyed golfing for many years and watching the Cincinnati Reds.  Spending time with his family and friends was his greatest joy in life but, most of all doing fun things with his grandchildren. Anything from playing games with them in the yard, to watching them in all their school activities or playing board games and cards as adults around the dining room table.

Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday February 25, 2019 at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Wapakoneta with Pastor Don Smith officiating.  Burial will follow at Walnut Hill Cemetery, New Hampshire.  Friends may call from 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of him to the Alzheimer’s Association, Breast Cancer Research of to the donor’s choice.

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