Roger K. "Buddha" Linsey

Aug 31, 2018
Linsey, Roger


10:30 a.m. Thursday, September 6, 2018 at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel 


4-7 p.m. Wednesday and an hour prior to the service on Thursday at the Funeral Home


Waterloo Cemetery


May be directed to the family.


Roger K. “Buddha” Linsey, 76, of Waterloo, died Friday, August 31, 2018 at UnityPoint Health- Allen Hospital.  He was born March 28, 1942 in Waterloo the son of Leo and Verlie Smith Linsey. He was a graduate of Waterloo East High School. Roger married Ardella “Jean” Mesch on March 18, 1962 in Waterloo; she preceded him in death on January 16, 2012.

He worked on the Paint Line at John Deere Co. for 30 years, retiring in 2002. Roger was a member of the Black Hawk County Street Machines and UAW Local 838.

Roger is survived by three daughters, Kay (Gary) O'Connor, Sherry Yearling, both of Waterloo, and Pam Vermeer of Tripoli; nine grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; and two brothers, Larry Linsey of Missouri and Harold (Judy) Ripley of Shell Rock.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one brother, Jerry Linsey; and three sisters, Judy Young, Janice Ladiner and Dixie Peterson. 

Buddha was an avid car buff.  He enjoyed restoring vintage cars, car shows and spending time with his family and friends.  The family invites you to drive your vintage or street rod car to the cemetery along with them in memory of Buddha.

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  1. steve weber | Sep 04, 2018
    Buddah always liked talking to me at car shows also at breakfast in Evansdale plus a few beers back in the good ole days at half pint.
  2. keith zimmerman | Sep 04, 2018
    always glad to see budda for breakfast, here him joke around talk cars and what he was rebuilding. will miss him always...
  3. Teresa Nie | Sep 02, 2018

    My deepest sympathies to the entire family! The loss is overwhelming, but your memories are a blessing! Cherish them and find comfort in them! Rest in peace Roger🕊

  4. John Ohrt | Sep 02, 2018

    So sorry to see Rogers passing ,knew him from John Deere really enjoyed him so sorry for your loss ,thoughts and prayers to the family John Ohrt


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