Homedale High School

Class of 1965



    Parents of Zoe Ann Linder



Owyhee Chronicle

April 18, 1957

            John Linder Fatally Injured When Tractor Falls on Him

            John Linder died about 1:30 this afternoon due to injuries received in an accident that happened approximately 8:30 this morning (Thursday) when a caterpillar he was unloading rolled over on him with both he and the cat rolling into a drain ditch.

            It was said that the truck was stuck, and the caterpillar tipped over when he was apparently attempting to back the caterpillar off the truck.

            Mr. Linder’s son, Johnny, was the only one near the accident that occurred about a quarter mile from the Henry Maurer home, Fairacres. The boy ran all the way to the Maurers to get help, according to Tiny Osborn, Wilder marshal. Mr. Linder was taken to the hospital by a Peckham-Dakan-Davis ambulance, where he was immediately listed in critical condition.


Owyhee Chronicle

April 25, 1957

            Services Held for John Linder, 36, Victim of Accident

            Services were held Monday for John A. Linder, 36, at Peckham-Dakan-Davis chapel, Caldwell. Dr. H. H. Hayman of Caldwell officiated with interment at Canyon Hill.

            Mr. Linder, a custom land leveler, died Thursday afternoon in a Caldwell hospital of injuries suffered earlier in the day when he was crushed beneath a caterpillar near Wilder.

            He was born June 10, 1920, in Wilder and had resided all his life in the Wilder and Homedale areas, except for a brief period at Donnelly following his marriage and when he was taken as prisoner by the Japanese during World War II while he was a civilian worker on Wake Island for the Morrison Knudsen company.

            He is survived by his wife Alice J. Linder; two sons, John A. Jr., and Patrick J. Linder; two daughters, Zoe Ann and Barbi Sue Linder; one brother Richard Linder, all of Homedale; two sisters, Mrs. Della Loving, Homedale, and Mrs. Helen Sprout, China Lake, Calif.

            Pallbearers were Albert Kiester, Johnie Shanley, Denzil Metzer, Ferris Young, Bud Robuck, and Lloyd Herod.