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Neil Linder

Neil Linder

March 28, 1937 - April 25, 2021

Neil Linder, age 84 of La Plata, Missouri, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021 at University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Born March 28, 1937 near Novinger, Missouri, the son of Russell and Lura (Schillie) Linder. On August 30, 1973 in La Plata, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Merlene Plumlee who survives.

Also surviving are six children, Alan (Brenda) Linder of Green Castle, Missouri, Sherri (Dan Welby) Lindquist of St. Louis, Missouri, Jeanna (Steve) Delgado of Tempe, Arizona, Karen (Travis) Gilmore, Kendall (Brenda) Williams of La Plata, and Koni (Carl) Hagar, all of La Plata, Missouri; two sisters, Margie Daniels of Novinger, Missouri and Carol (Kenneth) Roberts of Macon, Missouri; 15 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren.

His parents and brother-in-law, Spike Daniels preceded him in death.

Neil was a 1955 graduate of Novinger High School. He worked in construction all of his life. Sports were a big part of Neil’s life. He started playing fast pitch softball in high school and continued playing for more than twenty years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to his grandchildren’s sporting events, St. Louis Cardinal baseball, and hunting for artifacts on Hog Creek. Neil was a member of the La Plata Christian Church.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 29, 2021 at the La Plata Christian Church in La Plata, Missouri. Burial will be in the La Plata Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday, April 29, 2021 with the family receiving friends from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the church.

Memorials in memory of Neil may be made to the La Plata Christian Church or La Plata Nursing Home. They may be sent to or left at Travis Funeral Chapel, 125 S. Church St., La Plata, MO 63549.

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