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Dennis A. Linser

June 15, 1937 ~ April 26, 2019 (age 81)

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Dennis A. Linser, 81, of Van Wert, Ohio died early Friday morning, April 26, 2019 at his residence. He was born June 15, 1937 in Van Wert to the late Karl and Norma (McCollum) Linser. On November 6, 1960 he married Marjorie L. (Gallaway) and she preceded him in death.

Dennis served in the United States Navy from 1955-1959 and retired from the Chrysler Amplex in Van Wert. He was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Van Wert, the Van Wert V.F.W., Van Wert Elks, the Van Wert Masonic Lodge, and was a life member of the Ottoville American Legion. Dennis enjoyed old western's, the Cleveland Indians and often surprised his children with his trivia skills.

He is survived by his three children, Jeffrey (Corann) Linser of Van Wert, Jill (Linser) Knott of Van Wert, and Jana (Terry) Krogman of Covington, Ohio; grandchildren, Ian Knott, Joseph Linser, Sarah Linser, Haley Krogman and Justin Krogman; great grandchildren, Max Krogman and Ella Krogman; a sister, Karen Gilliland of Van Wert; and his breakfast buddy, Dewayne Hunsaker.

A memorial service will be held at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory with the Rev. Will Haggis officiating.

Visitation will be from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Private family burial with military graveside services will be held at Ridge Cemetery, Middle Point, Ohio.

Preferred memorials may be directed to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory is handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at


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April 30, 2019

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home
722 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

Memorial Service
April 30, 2019

12:00 PM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home
722 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891


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