Norman Linnell, 92, of McGill, Nevada passed away April 16th, 2014. “Swede” Norman Linnell, son of Andrew & Inga Linnell, loving husband of Vivian Linnell, passed away on April 16th in Las Vegas after a long battle with cancer and congestive heart failure. He is survived by his Daughter Maureen (Richard) Carney, and Son Robert (Brenda) Linnell. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren, and 13 great grand children.
Norm went to work originally in 1935 when he was 14 as a janitor/water boy at the McGill Club, Then went into the Armed services for 4 years during WW2 and served with India, Burma & China and came back, worked at the postal service for 6 months, but wanted to trade jobs with his brother Earling and went back to the McGill Club and was there for 72 years total.
He always helped take care of any one in McGill that was unable to do their own projects such as taking care of their yards, handy man work etc. Norman was an active member in several organizations like the Elks, Kiwanis, TV Board in White Pine County and promoted life with an abundance of energy. He never wore down.
He helped his father build the 50 club and dug by hand a 50’ deep water well with his brothers. He helped his dad operate the Central Café (now Sportsworld). And took care of many rental homes throughout Ely and McGill.
McGill honored him with a park dedicated in his name and honorary mayor of McGill.
Services will be April 24th (Thursday) at 10 am – Trudy Eriqiaga Officiating. Graveside Service and Reception to follow all at the Ely Elks Lodge on Campton Street.