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700 Mourners at Lindner Funeral

Victims of the collapsed Union Pacific bridge in Northbrook memorialized during Sunday funeral.

Burton and Zorine Lindner, married for 46 years, were fondly remembered during their funeral at Congregation B'nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim in Deerfield on Sunday, the Chicago Tribune reports

According to the newspaper, more than 700 people filled the temple to memoralize the Glenview couple who died during . 

"There was no better way to go than together," the Lindner's son Matthew said. "They were each other's world. He was her rock, and he couldn't endure life without her."

According to the Northbrook Star, Burton's nephew, Bob Cichowicz, visited the scene at Shermer and Willow on Saturday and cried beside his motorcycle. Burton taught Cichowicz how to ride his first bike. 

The family's lawyers conducted a three-hour site inspection Saturday, the Northbrook Star reports. One of the attorneys, Michael LaMonica, said their findings can't be fully assessed until they are compared to Union Pacific's scene data. 

“We’ll also depose Union Pacific employees on what materials they touched or moved before they were removed from the wreck,” he told the newspaper. 

The collapsed tracks were last inspected on April 6, as part of the railroad's self-regulation process and inspectors found nothing wrong, a Union Pacific spokesman told the Sun-Times

State and federal governments do not oversee private railroads, but law requires companies to inspect their bridges twice a year, the Sun-Times reports.

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Deb July 09, 2012 at 05:50 PM
So sad and tragic. Prayers to all who knew this beautiful couple.

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