LYNCH, Francis (1927-2011)
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Date: 2/20/2021 at 10:58:02
1927 - 2011
Francis, age 83, passed away April 2, 2011 at Bright Kavanagh House in Des Moines surrounded by his family. A Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 6 at St. Patrick Irish Settlement in Cumming. A visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5 at Caldwell-Raddatz Funeral Home, 8201 Hickman Road, Urbandale with a scripture service at 7 p.m. Burial will be in the St. Patrick Irish Settlement Cemetery.
Francis was born in Des Moines, IA to James and Susie Lynch on September 30, 1927. After graduating from high school in Winterset, he worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture for over 40 years until his retirement in 1989. Francis also farmed his entire life, which he truly enjoyed. After his retirement, he loved spending time with his grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and he had a special fondness for animals.
Francis is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy of 61 years; children, Shirley Wilgenbusch (Pete) of St. Charles, Sharon Benshoof (Ted) of Winterset, and Debbie Porter (Tom) of Cumming; six grandchildren, Amy McCasland (Doug), Andy Wallace (Jocelyn), Joe Wilgenbusch (Heather), Lori Vander Heiden (Ted), Kevin Porter (Jenny) and Holly Porter; nine great-grandchildren, Mikayla, Luke, Adam, Shelby, Travis, Tyler, Sydney, Lane and Lauren; brothers, John (Joan) and Donald Lynch; sister-in-law, Georgia; many nephews, nieces and cousins.
Memorials may be directed to the American Parkinson's Disease Association of Iowa in memory of Francis Lynch. Online condolences may be made to caldwellraddatz.com
To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store. ~ The Des Moines (IA) Register 03 April 2011.
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