Rodney Linn |

Rodney Linn

Rodney Linn passed away Jan. 26 at the Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home in Rifle after a valiant battle with multiple myeloma. There will be a memorial service to celebrate his life at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Rifle.Rodney was born May 13, 1926, in Lincolnville, Kan., to Erwin and Bertha Linn. He graduated from Lincolnville High School in 1944 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served as chief petty officer in the South Pacific during World War II. In 1950, he graduated from Bethany Lutheran College in Lindsborg, Kan., and married Mary Olson. She preceded him in death in 1986. Rodney taught at Winona, Kan., for two years before moving to Glenwood Springs in 1959 to teach business classes at New Castle High School. The family moved to Rifle in 1964. He taught at Riverside High School in Silt and at Rife High School until he retired in 1988. In 1971, he received his master’s degree from Colorado State University. Rodney married Sunny Dunn in 1990. Rodney loved the mountains, hunting, fishing and horses.He is survived by his wife, Sunny; his sisters, Eunice (Bill) Milbrath, Vera (Bob) Wilson and Delores (Bill) Harrison; his daughters, Jo (Jack) Haddox and Peggy (Ron Belak); and his stepdaughter, Patti Ragel (Gary Galloway).The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Rocky Mountain Hospice or Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home.

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