By HDN Staff
JOPLIN Kevin Michael Lineweaver, 15, Joplin, died at the scene of a single-vehicle accident north of Inverness Sunday, Dec. 23, 2001, while hunting coyotes with two friends.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the J-I High School Gymnasium. Burial is to follow at the Joplin Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday and Friday at Rockman Funeral Chapel in Chester.
Kevin was born Aug. 8, 1986, in Havre to Ronald and Deborah (Friberg) Lineweaver. He grew up in Joplin. He was baptized and confirmed at Bethel Lutheran Church. He received his education at Joplin and was a freshman at J-I High School.
Kevin was an avid sports fan and participant. He especially loved football and was a proud member of the J-I High School team, who played in the 6-man state championship game against Geraldine this past fall. Kevin's favorite NFL team was the Dallas Cowboys. He was playing JV basketball and was looking forward to track where he excelled in the sprints and long jump during his junior high years.
Kevin's other interests were hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family and friends. Kevin enjoyed water skiing and riding his wave runner at Tiber Dam in the summer time.
Kevin had always been fascinated with the weather and said that he wanted to be a weatherman. He completed a special weather course last summer that entitled him to be an official spotter for the National Weather Service.
Kevin loved working with his dad on the family farm, especially during harvest time when he could operate their Gleaner combine. He also had a very close relationship with his brother. They enjoyed quality time together, whether it was competing in computer PlayStation or simply cruising on the weekends. Kevin recently purchased a Ford pickup and was really proud of that truck.
At the time of his death, Kevin was enjoying the Christmas holidays, the time of the year he loved the best.
Kevin is survived by his parents, Ron and Debbie Lineweaver of Joplin; brother, Curt Lineweaver of Joplin; paternal grandparents, Charles and Dorothy Lineweaver of Inverness; maternal grandmother, Sandy Friberg of Chester; maternal grandfather, Allan Friberg of Inverness; paternal aunts, Sue Berg of Kremlin and Bernie Phelps of Butte, paternal uncles, Greg Friberg of Vancouver, Wash., and Jon Friberg of Inverness; numerous cousins; his pet dog, Libby.
Memorials may be made to the Kevin Lineweaver Memorial Scholarship Fund or the Joplin Commercial Club QRU Fund.
Arrangements are by Rockman Funeral Chapel, Chester.