Marian Margaret Lynch
Marian Margaret Lynch, 81, of Houston, passed away Friday, October 12, 2018 at Valley View Healthcare. Marian was born September 27, 1937 in La Crosse to William and Helen (Hammer) Flannery. She was raised on the family farm and graduated from St. Peter's school, Hokah in 1954. Following technical school, Marian moved to Milwaukee to work for Standard Oil for a few years.
Marian married Francis J. (Bud) Lynch on June 25, 1960 at St. Patrick's church in Brownsville. They farmed together in Mound Prairie until Bud passed away in 1983. Marian continued farming with her kids working hard at everything she did. She loved picking berries, coon hunting, trapping gophers, hunting morel mushrooms and ginseng, and chores with her skid steer. She was an active member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church and served on the finance council. Marian also served on the ASCS Board and the Mound Prairie Town Board for many years. She was a loyal fan of her Green Bay Packers and loved her nights out bowling with the girls.
Marian is survived by her children: Tim Lynch, Brian (Beth) Lynch, Kelly (Mike) Beckman all of Houston, and Karen (Nawaf) Alsharif of Hokah; ten grandchildren: Cassie (Matt) Michaels, Benjamin Lynch, Katie (Josh) Patterson, Danielle (Jared) Nordaas, Mitchell Beckman, Justin Oldenburg, Kevin Beckman, Rachel Lynch (Nick Paulson), Neif Alsharif, and Bridget Lynch; two great-grandchildren: Mya and Owen Michaels. She is also survived by her special sister-in-law Marilyn (Sam) Flannery, brothers-in-law Clayton (Joanne) Rottman, Tom Randall, Charles Lynch, and Bill (Anne) Lynch and a son-in-law, Tom Oldenburg. Marian was preceded in death by her husband Bud, a son Jeff, and a daughter Kathy Oldenburg, her brother Bill Flannery and sisters Helen (Mitzi) Rottman and Verna Mae Randall.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Hokah. Rev. Greg Havel and Rev. Paul Breza will officiate. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Hokah. Her grandchildren will be her pallbearers. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday evening from 5 to 8 p.m. with a rosary at 4:45 p.m. Visitation will also be held from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass Thursday at the church.
Our family would like to thank Mom’s wonderful friends at St. Peter’s church who have loved her and supported her over the years. We would also like to thank the staff at Valley View Healthcare in Houston for the warm care given to Mom.
Rest in peace, Mom. You fought the good fight.
May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And rains fall softly upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Please share a memory of Marian and view her video tribute, when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com. Hoff Funeral Service is assisting the family with arrangements.