Obit: Linjer, Brenda Kay (1957 - 1959)
Surnames: Linjer, Mueller
----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 10/29/1959
Linjer, Brenda Kay (6 NOV 1957 - 21 OCT 1959)
Funeral services were held Saturday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Withee, for Brenda Kay Linjer, the baby girl who was to have undergone corrective heart surgery with funds order personally by President Eisenhower.
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Linjer, she died at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield where she was taken after receiving second and third degree burns when her clothing caught fire from newspapers light by a younger brother.
The Rev. Theodore Predoehl officiated and burial was made at Riverside Cemetery. Pallbearers were Ronnie Auberg, Jack Jalling, Larry Lange and Robert Johnson. Floral offerings were carried by Paula Poppe, Linda Anderson, Linda Jalling, Roxie Lange and Patty Bruchert.
Doctors said the death occurred at the direct result of the burns, however, her heart condition was a contributing factor. Doctors told the Linjers that Brenda would possibly have undergone heart surgery later this year. The planned surgery was to have mended a hole in the muscles separating the chambers of the heart.
Brenda Kay was born Nov. 6, 1957, and was 23 months of age. She is survived by her parents three brothers, Kelly, Kirby and Harlan; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Linjer, Sr., Withee, and by her maternal grandfather, Oscar Mueller of Athens.
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