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Sister Jean Linder

June 2, 1926 — April 5, 2015

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Sister Jean Linder, 88, of the Sisters of St. Francis of Tiffin, died at 2:30 P.M. Sunday, April 5, 2015 at St. Francis Home, Tiffin.

She was born June 2, 1926 in Payne, Ohio to John and Anna (Schall) Linder.

Surviving are a sister, Theresa Baumle of Payne; two brothers, Maurice Linder of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and James Linder of Payne.

She was preceded in death by her parents and seven sisters Catherine Gonya, Marie Linder, Rita Linder, Josephine Huguenard, Rosemary Perrine, Genevieve Wilson, and Sister Helen Linder, O.S.F.

Sister Jean Linder was from St. John’s Parish in Payne, Ohio. After receiving her MA in English from Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, Indiana, in the Toledo Diocese she served as an elementary teacher at Miller City, and Landeck; as elementary teacher and principal at Peru and Bucyrus; as high school teacher at Lima Central Catholic High School and Central Catholic High School in Toledo. She served in congregational leadership as President, General Councilor, and Community Minister for a total of 16 years. In the Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina she served as Assistant Director of Living Waters Reflection Center, Vicar for Religious, Director of Planning, and Administrative Assistant for Vocations. Later in life she returned to the motherhouse in Tiffin when she served as Motherhouse Librarian, and a Minister of Service.  At the time of her death she was a resident at St. Francis Home and a Minister of Prayer for the congregation. Sister Jean Linder enjoyed gathering with friends to play cards and share ideas. She delighted in renovating the motherhouse library and deepening her love for reading.

Visitation will be 2 P.M. to 7 P.M., Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the St. Francis Convent Chapel, 200 St. Francis Ave. with a 4:00 P.M. Wake service.

Visitation will also be 9-10:30A.M Thursday, April 9, 2015 with the Funeral Mass at 10:30A.M., at St. Francis Convent Chapel with burial following at the St. Francis Convent Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Francis Home or St. Francis Convent in care of the
Traunero Funeral Home and Crematory, 214 S. Monroe St., Tiffin, Ohio  44883 (419)447-3113.

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