In Loving

Fred Rueben Linka

February 26, 1933 – June 18, 2023

Fred Rueben Linka,  born February 26, 1933, passed away peacefully on Sunday,  June 18, 2023.

Fred was predeceased in death by his parents, Paul Milton Linka, Sr., and Eva Martinek Linka; and 14 brothers and sisters; Paul Jr., Mildred, Joseph, Ruth, Milton, Henry, Bennie, Mildred Marie, Jane, Fred’s twin brother John, Helen, Vera, Louis, and Lucille.

Fred is survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Fred retired from Friedman Marks Clothing Company when they closed their doors in Richmond, Virginia, and then went to work for and retired from
the State of Virginia. Fred loved to laugh and found humor in everyday life. He loved sitting on his little porch watching birds feeding on a nearby bird feeder and watching traffic traveling the road in front of his house. He loved his family, especially his Mother, and missed her every day.
Fred was a lifelong member of Providence United Methodist Church in Quinton, Virginia.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27, 2023, at Providence United Methodist Church, 4001 New Kent Hwy., Quinton, Virginia 23141 with Pastor Bill John Officiating.

The family would like to thank Fred’s church family for visits and cards of support. Additionally, we would like to thank the Amedisys Hospice team from Williamsburg, Va., especially Carrie and Kathryn, and Terry from the Amedisys Hospice team from Blackstone, Va. You are truly
amazing caregivers and we were so lucky to have you.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Hospice Foundation of America or Providence United Methodist Church PO Box 118 4001 New Kent
Hwy. Quinton, VA 23141.

Graveside Service


Providence Memorial Cemetery

4001 New Kent Hwy

Quinton, VA 23141


Tuesday, June 27, 2023


11:00 AM

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  1. Joe Linka June 20, 2023 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    Uncle Freddie let me feed the chickens and gather the eggs. He would drive us to Johnson’s store for sodas. He once cooked me up and let me taste a squirrel. He let me shoot his .22 rifle. He was always happy to see anyone. Only good memories associate with Uncle Freddie. Thank you, Freddie. Go with God and give our Love to all.

  2. Phyllis Linka June 20, 2023 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    To My Uncle Freddie ~ Didn’t see you that much, but you were always in my heart. When you called Joette I could hear what you were saying and you had some good laughs together. My Mom always said I had the Linka laugh. and I did!
    I know you are out of pain now and that you were ready to see your family in heaven. I hope your siblings had a great big welcome for you.
    You will be missed, but I feel comfort in knowing you are out of pain.
    I love you Uncle Freddie. Rest in Peace.
    Love your niece – Phyllis

  3. Joette Bonadonna June 20, 2023 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    My dear Uncle Freddie, What’s left to say? “I loved you and will miss you, very much. We had a special bond and we spoke often on the phone. Especially after he received a letter from me. He only knew “snail mail”, which was fine with me. When we were younger her would walk us down the road to Black’s mom and pop where we could dip into the cooler and pull out Tinies. A grape soda that we all loved. He gave me my first cigarette when I was 10!! He was a rascal. He loved his sister in law, Mary, who gave him a signet ring when he was a teenager that he kept and gave to my youngest son, Gregg, because they were both born on the same day. We will miss you so much, but I know you are happy now being with our huge family. We love you and will really miss you.

  4. Jo Anne Waddell June 27, 2023 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Dear Uncle Fredfie, I love you. Yoy are surely missed by many. We laid you to rest today. And I wore my hair in a ponytail. I know that was your favorite way for me to wear it. Hope you are having a wonderful time with you parents and siblings. There should be fun for all. Until we meet again. Kiss momma , daddy, Kathy, and Billy.

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