James Dale Von De Linde

December 31, 1947November 19, 2021

Von De Linde, James Dale, age 73 of Dayton, OH, formerly of West Valley City, UT, passed away on November 19th after a courageous battle with ALS. He was born in St. Paul, MN, to the late Helen and Jacob Von De Linde. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by two nephews, Brian Von De Linde and Dan Von De Linde.

Jim is survived by his wife of 51 years, Diane, son Jeff Von De Linde and his wife Kristen and their children Eden and Elise, daughter Lisa Von De Linde, brothers: Dennis (Lila), Richard (Mary), Warren (Jeanne), and John (Sue) Von De Linde, sister Nancy (Joe) Polencheck, sister-in-law Judy Von De Linde, and many nieces and nephews.

Jim is a Veteran of the US Army and served in the Vietnam War. He and Diane (Peterson) were married December 27, 1969 in Honolulu, Hawaii, while on military leave. He received a Bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota and Master’s degree from the University of Utah.

Jim was a hockey player and excellent skater. He enjoyed skiing, snowshoeing, hiking in the mountains, camping, fishing, vacationing, and participating in church activities. He and his family took many road trips, exploring the Western states and numerous National Parks.

After retirement from the Utah Department of Workforce Services in 2003, Jim was a substitute teacher for Murray and Granite school districts. He and Diane were also active volunteers with Utah Idaho Southern Baptist Disaster Relief, traveling throughout the United States to assist with clean up and relief work after hurricanes, floods, fires, and wind storms.

In 2013, Jim and Diane moved to Dayton, Ohio, to be near their family and granddaughters. Jim was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) in May 2018 and he and Diane began participating in ALS support group meetings and events as the condition shaped their daily life.

A visitation (10 am) and memorial service (11 am) will be held on Friday, December 3, 2021 at Washington Heights Baptist Church, 5650 Far Hills Ave., Dayton, OH 45429. Interment will be in Dayton National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The ALS Association Central & Southern Ohio Chapter, 1170 Old Henderson Rd. Ste. 221, Columbus OH 43220


  • The ALS Association Central & Southern Ohio Chapter


  • Visitation

    Friday, December 3, 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Friday, December 3, 2021


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Judy Von De Linde

November 28, 2021

My deepest sympathy to my much loved family. Jim's long struggle and the care he received from his family and friends is an inspiration for all of us. He and Diane gave their all to so many over the years. May you find comfort in all the wonderful memories of laughter and blessings. Lord Jesus you shall be my song as I journey!

Marlo Johnson

November 25, 2021

Dear Diane and family, My heartfelt sympathy to you. I have many memories of our times together in Utah. It was great to watch the kids grow into young adults. So, today, I am thankful for those memories. God's love and comfort be with all of you. Marlo Johnson, Bristow, NE

Michael & Debbie Eaves

November 23, 2021

Our condolences to Diane and family. Enjoyed working with Jim at First Baptist Church West Valley City, Utah. Jim and Diane were selfless and humble servants for our Lord. Jim was a wonderful blessing in the life of God’s Church.

Janice Huber

November 23, 2021

I'm so thankful that John and I were able to get to know you both better. At first it was more difficult for John than Jim. It really made John happy to get him involved with Healing Waters.
It's hard losing the love of your life, but God is good. Jim is whole once again with his Saviour. And God will be holding you up throughout this difficult time.
I love you and am praying for you and your family

Myra Buchanan

November 22, 2021

Jim was such a sweet servant of Jesus. Many times on disaster relief, working at First Baptist West Valley. Always had a smile for everyone. Now with his Savior Jesus. God bless Diane and family.