Jack Daniel Linenberger
June 13, 1931 – May 12, 2019
Daniel Jacob (Jack) Linenberger, 87, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away on May 12, 2019.
He was born June 13th, 1931 in Grinnell, Kansas. Jack was married to Bonnie Linenberger for 64 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents John and Elizabeth Linenberger and his siblings Francis Brungardt, Isabel Brundgardt, Irene Specht, Harriet Smith, Elizabeth Burnett, Victor Linenberger, Albinus Linenberger, Omar Linenberger, and Elmer Linenberger.
He is survived by his daughters Lillie Kaplan, Debbie Austin, son-in-law Jack Kaplan, granddaughter Jennifer Kaplan, brother Phillip Linenberger, sister Agnes Marsteller and sister Edna Moore.
- John Linenberger (deceased), Father
- Elizabeth Linenberger (deceased), Mother
- Bonnie Linenberger (deceased), Wife of 64 years
- Francis Brungardt (deceased), Sister
- Isabel Brungardt (deceased), Sister
- Irene Specht (deceased), Sister
- Harriet Smith (deceased), Sister
- Elizabeth Burnett (deceased), Sister
- Victor Linenberger (deceased), Brother
- Albinus Linenberger (deceased), Brother
- Omar Linenberger (deceased), Brother
- Elmer Linenberger (deceased), Brother
- Lillie Kaplan, Daughter
- Debbie Austin, Daughter
- Jack Kaplan, Son-in-law
- Jennifer Kaplan, Granddaughter
- Phillip Linenberger, Brother
- Agnes Marsteller, Sister
- Edna Moore, Sister
- Visitation Tuesday, May 21, 2019
- Funeral Services Tuesday, May 21, 2019
- Burial Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Jack Daniel Linenberger
May 15, 2019
Christy and I have many wonderful memories of Uncle Jack, but foremost was his love of family and the Linenberger Family Reunions. Uncle Jack's booming voice could be easily heard over all the other noise as he was getting everyone's attention to pray before we ate. That same voice of his did a great job of announcing for the Bingo games. Two of the proudest moments for Jack at those reunions were walking through the door with his grandaughter, Jennifer, and pitching at the softball games there.
Jack loved being around people and telling stories...and what a great storyteller he was. As he said, "Every story I tell is true, or at least it has some truth in it."
Uncle Jack prided himself on staying in shape and continued to do one-handed pushups for years after retiring from COKE.
Even though some might have thought Jack had a tough exterior due to his booming voice and some colorful storytelling, he was compassionate and had a gift for saying just the right thing to help me through tough times in my life...for that I will always be grateful.
Uncle Jack was loved very much and will also be missed very much.
May 14, 2019
I have a wonderful photo of uncle Jack in his sailor uniform with me at Grandma's house, I was itty bitty. I remember his great sense of humour.
Uncle Jack was a special guy and I will never forget him.
I am sending all my love and prayers to The girls and the rest of the family.