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Karl Linke

SYRACUSE — Private graveside services for Karl L. Linke, 69, Syracuse, will be at Christ Lutheran (Delaware) Cemetery on Friday, May 22.

Public visitation without the family present will be from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

He died Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Syracuse Area Hospital.

Arrangements are under the direction of Fusselman-Allen-Harvey Funeral Home of Syracuse.


Karl L. Linke was born on Aug. 7, 1950, to Karl and June (Johnsen) Linke in Bassett. Karl graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1972 with a degree in agricultural education. He worked as a district director of member services for Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation for 19 years prior to retirement in 2013.

He is survived by his spouse, Lois Linke of Syracuse; children Timothy (Tami) Linke of Lincoln and Mandy (Brian) Smidt of Beatrice; grandchildren Jackson and Maya Linke, Payton and Garrett Smidt; siblings Junelle Mongno of Jacksonville, Ark., Norma (Robert) Bolton of St. Petersburg, Fla., Ronald (Diane) Linke of Norfolk, Cheryl (Joe) Hazel of Omaha; sisters-in-law Janine Petersen of Syracuse and Geri True (Jeff Johnson) of Lincoln; brother-in-law Lyle (Barbara) Petersen of Mars Hill, N.C.; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

State guidelines and social distancing will be followed during visitation. The private service will be livestreamed on the Fusselman-Allen-Harvey Facebook page at 10 a.m.

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