Jay Dee Linden — Preston
PRESTON — Jay Dee Linden, 47, formerly of Anchorage, Alaska, died Wednesday (Oct. 29, 2008), following a lengthy battle with leukemia.
He was born July 29, 1961, in Dubuque, Iowa. He attended school in Dubuque and Preston, and in 1981 left Minnesota for Alaska. In 1982 he began working derby fishing for Henry Neiland aboard the Neena. In 1988 he began crabbing, and worked on many commercial vessels, including the Determined, the Big Green and the Phantom. In later years he worked for Crowley Marine Services cleaning oil spills in the waters off Alaska. It was while working for Crowley that he had a near-fatal fall that ended his career.
Mr. Linden is survived by his life companion, Julia Dock, and their daughter, Brenda, of Kipnuk, Alaska; three sisters, Joy (Mike) Jager of Ryan, Iowa, Pat (Mike) Botten of Minneapolis, and Mary Wold of Spring Grove; four brothers, Pete Linden of Birchwood, Wis., Mike (Char) Hanson, Bob (Eileen) Linden and Bob Hanson, all of Preston; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene and Nelda Linden.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston.