Lakeland Broadcasting lost a member of our family last night. Bill Linder passed away. Bill came to Willmar in 1940 to help his father Harry Linder put KWLM on the air. Bill worked with his father and brother to build the Linder Radio Group including Lakeland Broadcasting Co. When KWLM first went on the air, the studios were atop the War Memorial Auditorium downtown, which Bill said presented certain challenges. Bill Linder was recently inducted to the Minnesota Broadcasters Hall of Fame. Community giving and service were important parts of Bill's life, serving and giving to many charitable organizations in the Willmar area. The Willmar Area Community Foundation awarded him and his family it's Award in Philathropy in 2010. We will miss Bill. His funeral will be 3:00 pm, Sunday, October 6th at Bethel Lutheran Church in Willmar. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-6 pm Saturday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar and continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Sunday.