James “Jim” Lynch

James Edward “Jim” Lynch, 82, of Gaylord passed away Monday, March 25, 2019.

Jim was born in Gaylord, Michigan, May 23,1936, to Harry and Lula (Dyer) Lynch. He was the youngest of five children.

Jim was employed at the State Home in Gaylord as a ground’s keeper. He loved working outdoors and continued doing lawn and garden care for many families in the Gaylord area. Jim knew no strangers and was very generous. If you were in need, he would help anyway he could, even if that meant giving the shirt off his back.

Jim is survived by his sister Patricia Lange; brother Jack Lynch; daughters, Deborah (Steve) Johnson, Kristine Neal, Michelle Lynch; son, Jamie Lynch, grandchildren Joshua (Samantha) Johnson, Jennifer Neal, Ryan Neal, Jonathon Lynch, Brittany Miller; great-grandchildren Dakota, Emma, Noa, Gracie and Bradley Johnson

Jim was preceded in death by his brother William Lynch; sister Elaine Mitchell and granddaughter Julianne Johnson.

A graveside memorial will be later this spring.

Memorial contributions may be made the American Heart Association, through the Nelson Funeral Home, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

7 Comments

  1. Tim Brown March 28, 2019 at 2:34 am - Reply

    So sorry to hear of your loss, I will be praying for your family.

  2. Matthew McGuire March 28, 2019 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Is there a funeral service for him? My Uncle Tim & I knew him personally and was wondering if they were going to do a Memorial Service for him and would like to know the date and time? I probably won’t be able to make it, but my Uncle will and he would like to go.

  3. kris lynch neal March 29, 2019 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    My dad. Us girls were not too close to him, but he sure loved to be out side sitting and planting little flowers and do outside work.
    There is no funeral, just a grave side service in the late spring time. It’s very hard on us girls. We have a lot to do at his home.

  4. kris lynch neal March 30, 2019 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    Dad, He just loved to drive and ride that tractor all around town and had a lot of fun doing it. His son Jamie would always come over and help him when he needed something done. His son Jamie really misses his dad and can’t believe he is gone. He enjoyed being with family and outings. Rest in peace Dad.

  5. kris lynch neal March 30, 2019 at 9:32 pm - Reply

    Dad, he just loved driving and also enjoyed riding his tractor all over the place. He enjoyed his son coming there and they would sit out side a lot in his yard. He also enjoyed going to family get together’s, he just loved being out side with family and friends. His son would come over to help his dad a lot. He really misses his dad a lot. I do remember one nice thing, he wanted me to have these chickens and rabbits, he bought all the food for them, my kids just loved that. I remember my daughter catching all the chickens, she was good at it and my dad always enjoyed that. Rest in peace dad.

  6. Karen (Fahlstrom) Harriger April 1, 2019 at 9:32 am - Reply

    We will miss Jim. In his later years, he’d always come over to chat with my dad, if he was sitting out in the backyard. Always concerned about his health and wellbeing. They’d talk about what was growing in the garden. He always wanted to know what the “kids” were doing. Lots of memories for me with the Lynch family. Rest in peace, Jim. Condolences to all the family.

  7. Guy Nemeth April 17, 2019 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    My condolences to the family! Jim was a good friend for many years! He worked for our maintenance team at Lansing MGMT. for a number of years taking care of Alten Zimmer, Aspen Apts, and Horsell Manor in Vanderbilt…
    Jim was always a good worker, with a good sense of humor!

    Will miss him dearly! Until we meet again friend, RIP and God Bless

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