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26-03-16, 11:22
Gilbert Bernt Linden Age 89, passed away peacefully at his home in Tacoma on March 3, 2016. He was born June 16, 1926 in Munsala, Finland to Johan and Anna Linden. Gilbert immigrated to the US in 1950 through Ellis Island. He initially settled in Anacortes, WA where he worked in a plywood mill. He moved to Everett, WA in 1951 and became a shareholder in Everett Plywood and Door. It was in Everett that he met the love of his life, Rhea, who he married in 1954. Their only child Dean, was born in Everett in 1960. The family moved to Tacoma, WA in 1969, where Gilbert worked for Superlon Plastics until 1980. Gilbert was the proud owner of several North Tacoma properties. He was actively involved in the Linden Family Real Estate business until his passing. Gilbert is survived by his wife of 61 years, Rhea, his son Dean (Sue), grandchildren Ryan and Rachael all of Tacoma. Five siblings and their families survive him, Ernst of Langley, B.C., Bengt, Lise, Margit and Britta of Nykarleby Finland. He was preceded in death by his parents, his twin brother Karl Obert and sister Anita. A memorial service will be held Saturday March 19, 2016 at 11:30 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 1315 North Stevens Street, Tacoma. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Heart Association .
Published in News Tribune (Tacoma) on Mar. 13, 2016
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