James Louis Lynch
Redfield - James Louis Lynch, 85, passed away Monday, December 27, 2021, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. A Mass of Christian Burial was held 10:30 AM Friday, December 31, 2021, at St. John's Catholic Church in Adel, Iowa. Cremation followed services and private inurnment will be held at St. John's Catholic Cemetery in Bancroft at a later date.
Jim was born in Bancroft, Iowa, the son of Daniel and Laura (Sandschulte) Lynch. He grew up in Mason City, Iowa and was a 1955 graduate of Holy Family High School. He continued his education with an AA from North Iowa Area Community College, BA from the University of Iowa and MA from Truman University. Jim married Marilyn Passow on August 18, 1962 at Clare, Iowa. He taught at Riceville High School, Indianola High School, Des Moines Area Community College and Upper Iowa University. Jim served as a member of the 61st General Assembly of the State of Iowa, Dallas County Auditor and Director of Dexfield School District. For over 17 years he served as a labor relations consultant and negotiator. He began work as a Senior Environmental Employee for the US EPA in 1994.
Jim and Marilyn moved to their acreage at Redfield, Iowa in 1969. Jim was active in the Democratic party, the Knights of Columbus and St. John's Catholic Church.
Jim is survived by his wife, Marilyn, four children, Lisa (Mike) Washburn of Licking, MO, Lana (Gene Hug) Lynch of Omaha, NE, Amy (Dan) Bishop of Marion, Iowa, and James J. (Karen) Lynch of Des Moines, IA; 13 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and nine siblings.
Contributions may be made to the Knights of Columbus or Redfield Fire Department (and Rescue). Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com.
Posted online on January 09, 2022
Published in Dallas County News