Michael Dean Linder
45, passed away on Nov. 21, 2011 in Springfield, Mo. after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.
Mike was born on Jan. 20, 1965, in Dr. Godwin’s office in Big Bear Lake, Calif. He attended K-12
in Big Bear schools. He served for 4 years in the U.S. Navy on board the U.S.S. Carl Vinson during
He is survived by his mother, Jonnie Leonard of Apple Valley, Calif.; father, John Linder (Kay) of
Sutherlin, Ore.; sisters Margo Sweet of Highland, Calif. and Michele Smith of Idaho Falls, Id.; partner
Hank Fritz of Springfield, Mo.; nephews Ryan Slayman (Mary) and A.J. Smith; nieces Rebecca Diodato
(Antonio), Lindsay Smith and Cara Sweet; three great nephews and three great nieces.
Mike’s ready smile and quick wit will be missed by all.
An informal memorial service will be held at 13260 Winona Road, Apple Valley, Calif. on
Dec. 17, 2011, at 2 p.m.