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Derrell Lynch June 5, 1944 - Feb. 17, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Derrell Lynch, age 65, of Sac City, passed away, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, with his family at his side.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, Feb. 22, 2010, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sac City, under the direction of the Christensen-Huffman Funeral Homes. The Reverend John J. McGuirk officiated, burial followed in Oakland Cemetery, Sac City. Online condolences may be directed to www.christensenhuffman.com.

Born June 5, 1944, in Sac City, Derrell Raymond Lynch was the son of Derrell and Janice (Weisenborn) Lynch. He attended country school, and later graduated from Sac City High School in 1962. After high school he was drafted into the United States Army in 1965. Most of Derrell's tour of duty was spent in Vietnam where he earned a Purple Heart. Derrell was honorably discharged from active duty in 1967.

On Oct. 7, 1967, he was united in marriage to Linda McClintock at the St Mary's Catholic Church in Sac City. The couple settled in Sac City where they raised three children, Chad, Trent, and Laura. Derrell was employed by Sac County for 23 years working as a heavy equipment operator.

Derrell was a member of the St. Mary's Catholic Church, VFW Post 590, and the Old Iron Tractor Club. He enjoyed being outdoors on the farm, tractor rides, and spending time with friends. Most of all, Derrell loved being with Linda, his children, and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Linda; three children, Chad (Amanda) Lynch of Sac City, Trent Lynch of Sac City, and Laura (Larry) Johnson of Norwalk; his mother, Janice Lynch of Sac City; and seven granddaughters. He is also survived by a brother, Mark Lynch of Sac City; sisters, Patti (John) Wirtjers of Sac City, Linda (Lee) Bobier of Sioux City, Terri (Charlie) Haberer of Boone, Michel (Doug) Horn of Valley Springs, S.D., and Peggy Lynch of Sac City; uncle, Wayne Lynch of Linn Creek, Mo.; and father-in-law, Walter McClintock of Sac City.

Preceding him in death is his father, Derrell; grandparents, Mark and Elda Lynch, and Calla and Louis Weisenborn; and his mother-in-law, Iva McClintock.