Bernard James Lynch, 89, of Elk River, died Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at the Elim Care & Rehab Center, Princeton.
He was born Dec. 19, 1922, in Browns Valley, Minn. to James and Charlotte (Tracy) Lynch. He grew up in Browns Valley, graduating from Browns Valley High School. While growing up, he worked with his dad cutting meat in the market and continued his trade after high school.
Mr. Lynch married Lucille Ellen Andree on April 24, 1946, in Minneapolis.
Through the years, he owned a store, worked for the Red Owl Stores in the meat department, sold houses for Thorpe Brothers, co-owned the 78th Street Meat Market in Bloomington, and worked at and owned other stores in various locations in the Minneapolis area.
The funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. today (Saturday, Feb. 11) at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 12100 Sherburne Ave., Becker. Interment will be at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Cemetery, Big Lake. Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home of Becker served the family.
Mr. Lynch is survived by children, Michael of Two Harbors, Kathy (Paul) Hinck of Brooklyn Park, Tim (Sondra) of Brooklyn Park, Marie of St. Peter, Richard of Otsego and Daniel of Maple Grove; eight grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and a brother, Pat (Mary Jane), of Phoenix, Ariz.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 2004; children, Linda, Ken and Tom Lynch; and siblings, Emmett, Dennis, Mary Brzinski and Margaret McAdaragh.