Walter”Walt” LaVerne Lynch

Written by Theresa Rose on May 16, 2016

Walter”Walt” LaVerne Lynch, 65, of Donnellson, passed away at 7:23 P.M. Friday May 13, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.

Born May 1, 1951 at Fort Madison, Iowa the son of Gilbert LaVerne and Marcella Grace Durrett Lynch.

Walter married Diana Staub, they later divorced. On October 20, 1984 at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Donnellson he married Lynn Frueh.

Survivors include his wife Lynn, two sons Chad (fiancé Angie) Lynch of Fort Madison, Iowa and David (Michelle) Lynch of Donnellson, Iowa. Two daughters Stephany Ball of Fort Madison, Iowa and Melissa Lynch of Marian, Iowa. Seven grandchildren and one great grandson. Walter is also survived by two sisters Ina Glisan of Greenbush, Illinois and Linda Blansett of Mount Pleasant, Iowa. One brother William “Hap” Lynch of Ottumwa, Iowa. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister Margie Clark.

Walt was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Donnellson. He graduated from Dallas City High School. He retired in 2013 from Barker Wire in Keosauqua after 30 years of service. He enjoyed attending races at the Lee County Speedway and the Memphis Speedway. He attended many other races throughout the United States. Walter especially enjoyed his pets, his children and grandchildren.

Per his wishes his body has been cremated.

Friends may call after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday at the Schmitz Funeral Home in Donnellson with the family meeting friends from 1:00 P.M. until the service.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 P.M. Wednesday May 18, 2016 at the Schmitz Funeral Home in Donnellson with Pastor Dean Graber officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials be made to PAWS in Fort Madison or to the Keokuk Animal Shelter.

The Schmitz Funeral Home of Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzfuneralhomes.com.