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Linn F. Read

Linn F. Read, 76, of Grand Ridge, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Aperion Care in Marseilles.

He was born Dec. 3, 1941, the son of Franklin E. Read, of rural Grand Ridge, and Ruth Read Rinker. Linn was a graduate of Ottawa High School, Class of 1959.

He was a truck driver for over 35 years and farmed the family farm.

He is survived by his son, Franklin Curtis Read, of Plano; one granddaughter, Kaylee E. Read, of Plano; two sisters, Ruth (Larry) Gage, of Marseilles, and Joy (John) Christie, of Ottawa; three nephews, Bruce (Cheryl) Gage, of Marseilles, Read Gage, of Marseilles, and Brian (Beth) Christie, of Michigan City, Ind.; and two nieces, Laurie Gage, of Marseilles, and Allison (Mike) Mueller, of Crystal Lake.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother.

Arrangements are with Grand Ridge Funeral Home. Cremation rites were accorded with private burial at a later date.

Memorials may be given to Grand Ridge Fire Department.


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Lynn was a very good man and a dear friend of mine. I knew him for many years He will be truly missed. Love You Lynn
Jackie Wise

Mary J Wise Mar 5 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Linn Read

Mary J Wise Mar 5 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry about your death you were a really good friend. We have a lot of good memories. Love you son Curt He looks just like you Hope you are at piece now with my daughter Cindy who just passed away Feb 3

Kay Sholders Feb 15 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Linn Read

Kay Sholders Feb 15 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Linn Read

Faith M Oglesby Feb 13 2018 12:00 AM

We want to send prayers to the family.... Linn was a great guy and Dan Butch shared many trucking stories! God Bless all...

Dan Butch Acuff Feb 10 2018 12:00 AM

The Gonzalez family sends our condolences. Linn was more than just a close friend, he was like part of our family. We enjoyed spending Sunday's on the farm with him and also enjoyed his company when he came to our cookouts and parties. His personality, jokes and laughter could brighten anyones day. Our whole family was saddened when we heard about his death. He will be truly missed.

Tony Gonzalez Feb 8 2018 12:00 AM

I am truly sorry for you loss. Linn was a part of my family regardless of not being related to us. I know my family and i will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with your family

Cintia Gonzalez Feb 8 2018 12:00 AM