LYNCH, Richard V. 1925-2015
LYNCH, LEPLEY, HUGHES
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 1/16/2016 at 19:15:32
Richard V. "Dick" Lynch, 90, of Conrad, IA passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015, at Oakview Nursing Home, in Conrad. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at the Beaman United Methodist Church, in Beaman, IA. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 26, 2015, at the Conrad Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Homes, in Conrad.
Richard was born and raised on the family farm in rural Beaman, Iowa to Thomas M. and Maude E. (Lepley) Lynch. He graduated from Beaman High School with the class of 1942 and in 1944 at age 18 enlisted in the Army Air Corp. He was stationed in England with the 44th Bomb Group as a tail gunner on a B24 completing 33 missions during his World War II service. After the war in Europe he returned to farming until retirement. He grew corn for Lynks Hybred for many years and also did custom combining.
In 1946 Richard was married to Betty Lou Hughes at the Alice Church of God in rural Conrad. They were blessed with 3 daughters, 3 granddaughters and 2 great-granddaughters.
Richard served on many area boards including the Beaman, Beaman-Conrad, and Beaman-Conrad-Liscomb Schools, the Beaman Co-Op, and the First State Bank for many years. He was also a member of the Conrad Cemetery board and the Oakview Nursing Home board. He was a 70-year member of the Beaman American Legion.
Richard enjoyed sports and played a lot of baseball and basketball in high school and beyond. Other interests were golf, fishing in Minnesota, cards with the guys, and community volunteering.
Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Betty, son-in-law Gary Mugge, Beaman, and daughters Kathy Elliott of Branson MO, and Connie (Keith) Schleisman of Cuba City, WI; granddaughters Stacy Mugge of Loveland CO, Shelley (Randy) Schafer of Independence IA, and Megan (Randy) Stiles of Boone IA; great-granddaughters Anah and Kathryn Stiles of Boone IA.
Also surviving are sisters Virginia Zink of Grundy Center IA, and Lois (Harold) Skramovsky of Beaman IA, and brothers Robert Lynch of Longmont CO, and Kent (Judy) Lynch of Fairfield Bay AR.
He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Linda Mugge, sisters Mary K. (and husband Melvin) Stephenson, Donna (and husband George) Holl, brother-in-law John Zink, and sister-in-law Janice Lynch.
Memorials may be directed to the Beaman United Methodist Church, or the BCLUW Sports Department.
--Anderson Funeral Homes (www.andersonfhs.com)
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