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M. Lynch, age 96, of Galesburg, Illinois died at 2:55 P.M. on Friday, March 20,
2020 in at his daughter’s home in Galesburg, Illinois.
was born on November 1, 1923 in Lewistown, Illinois the son of Gerald J. and
Gladys (Ferris) Lynch. He married Rosetta G. “Susie” Winker on May 25, 1942 in
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. She preceded him in death on August 3, 1996. He
lived in Maquon for over 60 years.
leaves behind, six children: Larry (Wynona) Lynch of Monmouth, Illinois, Gerald
Lynch of Abingdon, Illinois, Loretta (Ron) Wells of Galesburg, Illinois,
Clifford (Mary) Lynch of Rural Maquon, Illinois, Robert (Becky) Lynch of
Maquon, Illinois and Linda Williamson of Maquon, Illinois; eighteen
grandchildren, forty-eight great grandchildren and twelve great-great
grandchildren. Also, two half-sisters, Dixie Berry of Lewistown, Illinois and
Doris Kolzes of Havana, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents,
wife, one son, Jackie D. Lynch, Jr., two infant twin daughters, and one infant
is his life he shined shoes and delivered newspapers. The owned and operated
Jackie Lynch Waste Oil, he collected oil and he sprayed road oil, for over 30
years. He also owned and operated a dry-cleaning business in Canton, Illinois,
and a rock jewelry business, making jewelry and attending rock and jewelry
shows in the area. He was a member of the Fulton County Rockhounders Club.
served proudly in the United States Army during World War II from February 12,
1943 to December 7, 1945, where he received the Victory Medal, American Theater
Ribbon, the European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon w/2 bronze battle
stars, three overseas service bars, good conduct medal and then finally later
received the Bronze Star awarded for service in the Combat Infantry with the
100th Infantry division in France and Germany during World War II. He
was a life time member of the Harry Philblad American Legion Post #749, Knoxville,
Illinois, the Galesburg VFW Post 2257, and the former Maquon American Legion
will be held from 2:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at the
Hurd-Hendricks Funerals & Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois, the family will
not be present. Private Graveside services and interment will be held on
Friday, March 27, 2020 at the Maquon Cemetery, Maquon, Illinois. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Harry Philblad American Legion or the
Galesburg VFW. Online condolences and
expressions of sympathy may be made through www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.