Robert James Lynn, 88, Lismore, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, at the Sanford Hospice Cottage in Worthington.
A funeral service was Saturday, Feb. 1, at St. Adrian Catholic Church in Adrian. Burial followed at the St. Anthony Cemetery in Lismore.
Robert Lynn was born on Sept. 14, 1931, to Herbert and Sophia (Erdman) Lynn in rural Cherokee, Iowa. In the early 1940s his family moved to the rural Lismore area. He attended St. Anthony Catholic School in Lismore and St. Adrian Catholic School in Adrian. He entered the U.S. Army during the Korean War in January 1953. He received an honorable hardship discharge in August 1953.
Robert married Jeannette Touw on April 11, 1955, at St. Anthony Catholic Church. They farmed in the Lismore area from 1955 to 2009 until their retirement.
Robert was a lifetime member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Lismore, a member of the Knights of Columbus and served on the church council. He also served as a director on the local Farmer’s Union and Five Star boards. He was a member of the Blue Mound Woodcarvers and was an avid woodworker, filling his children's homes with many of his masterpieces. Most important to him were his faith, family and farming.
He enjoyed traveling with his wife. Some of their travels included Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Disney World, Alaska, many fly-in fishing trips to Canada and visits to most of the 50 states with their children. They wintered in Texas for eight years.
Robert is survived by his wife, Jeannette Lynn; children Deb (Steve) Scheidt, Worthington, Jeff (Denise) Lynn, Lismore, Diane (Chuck) Foerster, LaCrescent, Barb (Rick) Dorn, Eagan, and Brad (Brenda) Lynn, Lismore; grandchildren Chris (Gretchen) Scheidt, Becky (Joel) Heitkamp, Amanda (Justin) Johnson, Natalie (Kyle) Bender, Sam (Adam) Voss, Nick Lynn, Andy (Emily) Foerster, Kate Foerster, Molly (Joe) Veit, Stacy (Matt) Bauler, Stephanie (Mike) Hopkins, Bobby Dorn (fiancée Erin), Morgan (Waylon) Blasius, Mitchell (Abby) Lynn, Nate Lynn and Tony (Lexi) Lynn; 18 great-grandchildren; a sister, Irene Kruger, Rochester; and a brother-in-law, Bill McCann, Canton, South Dakota.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Pete and Dorothy Touw; great-grandson Robert Bradley Blasius; seven sisters, Florence Voss, Ila Daly, Viola Skov, Darlene Smith, Kaye Hage, Helen McCann and Jeanne Rasmussen; and one brother, Clyde Lynn.
Arrangements were provided by Dingmann Funeral Home of Adrian, dingmannandsons.com