Dale E. Lynch

Dale E. Lynch, 90, of Sumner, died unexpectedly at his home on Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Memorial services will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 5, 2017, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Chapel in Sumner with Rev. Marilyn Sargent officiating. Inurnment will follow at St. Paul’s U.C.C Cemetery, rural Sumner.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home on Tuesday. 

Dale Edward, son of Edward and Minnie (Saathoff) Lynch, was born March 19, 1927, at Reinbeck, Iowa. He was baptized and received his first communion at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Reinbeck. He graduated from Reinbeck High School in 1946, and from May of 1952 until April of 1954, served with the U.S. Army in Germany. On October 6, 1956, he was united in marriage with Velda Ferguson at St. Paul’s E&R Church of rural Sumner. Dale spent his entire working life driving semi and much of the time he owned and operated his own rig. Some of the firms he worked for included; Takin, Kroblin’s, Midwest Coast, CRST, Westside, Schanno, Transport America, Crystal Ice, Matson’s, Gray Transportation, and Latta’s. Dale did much of his own maintenance, fixed his grandchildren and great grandchildren’s toys, but most especially enjoyed the time he spent with those grand and great grandkids.

In addition to his wife, Velda of Sumner, he is survived by four children, Mike Lynch (Julie Fink) of Sumner, Patty (Roy) Porter of Winchester, Tennessee, Jackie Knapp (Craig Knapp) of Hawkeye, and Debbie (David) Harkness of LaPorte City; a daughter-in-law, Paula Lynch of Elizabethtown, Kentucky; fifteen grandchildren; thirty-three great grandchildren; one brother, William Lynch of Arizona; a close friend, Sharon Stufflebeam and Shelby; four sisters–in-law, Mary Lynch of Robins, Linda Ferguson of Fairbank, Bonnie Schultz of Arizona, and Jean (Milton) Jones of Hawkeye; two brothers-in-law, LaVern (Deb) Ferguson of Moline, Illinois and William Hebl of North Liberty.

Dale is preceded in death by one son, Bob; one grandson, Dustin Buhr; one sister, Mary Ann Hebl; two brothers, Glenn and Donald Lynch; two brothers-in-law Bud and Gary Ferguson; and a nephew, Greg Jones.    

The family wishes to express Dale's feelings that all should be comfortable wearing blue jeans to his service, if the wish. 


Dianne Scott Strickler on April 22, 2017 at 3:48 PM said:

Mike, So sorry to see your dad passed. May you all have good memories to help you through this time.
Marcia Price on April 5, 2017 at 7:15 AM said:

Velda, Mike, Patty & family,
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear husband and father. Matthew 5:4 says "God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted." I pray that you find that comfort.
Larry and Carol Knapp on April 4, 2017 at 8:34 AM said:

Jackie and family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your Dad. Prayers and thoughts to you.
Russ Ball on April 3, 2017 at 4:19 PM said:

Great man. Dale was always willing to help me in my trucking career with his hands knowledge and advice. Love ya
John and Diane Kurtz on April 3, 2017 at 10:56 AM said:

Our sincere condolences to Patty and family for the loss of her father. Hugs and prayers my friend.
Sally Wharf on April 3, 2017 at 8:46 AM said:

So sorry for the loss of your Father he always had a smile !
God's peace and most high love be with your family.
Lisa Oberbroeckling on April 3, 2017 at 6:24 AM said:

So sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Prayers to all of the family.
Steve and Gina Loshman on April 3, 2017 at 6:17 AM said:

Jackie, Sorry to hear of your dads passing.
Kathy Dencklau on April 2, 2017 at 8:05 PM said:

Patty, so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
The Klemp's on April 2, 2017 at 6:52 PM said:

So very sorry for your loss! Love you all so much?
Alisa Robinson on April 2, 2017 at 6:45 PM said:

So sorry for your families loss , my prayers are with you.
Cathy Harkness on April 2, 2017 at 5:24 PM said:

To Deb and Patty. May God be with you. Know that your dad is in Gods glory and his grace.

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