James L. Lynn

James L. Lynn

James L. Lynn, 72 of Galena, IL passed away Friday, October 19, 2018, at his home. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:30 AM, Thursday, October 25, 2018, at the Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena and where friends may call after 10 AM at the Funeral Chapel until the time of service. Burial will be held at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. Military honors will be accorded following the service by the United States Marine Corp. He was born March 22, 1946 in Rochester, MN the son of Ellison and Beulah (Lewis) Lynn. Jim graduated from John Marshall High School and went on to attend Rochester Community College, Rochester, MN and Hamlin University, St. Paul, MN. Jim enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served with First Force Reconnaissance in Vietnam from 1967-1968. He was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal, with Combat “V”, for his exemplary service. After his service, Jim married his wife Linda on October 19th, 1968. He dedicated his life to his family and a wonderful career with McDonald’s. People who knew Jim also knew his passion for cheeseburgers — McDonald’s cheeseburgers. As his family can attest, no Burger King or Wendy’s bag ever made it onto his table. He was fiercely loyal to the McDonald’s brand and even more so to the McDonald’s people who he affectionally referred to as his McPeeps. After he retired, Jim and his wife moved to Galena where he dedicated many years serving on the Territory Times Editorial Board. Jim and Linda were active members of Lord of Love Lutheran church where Jim served as President of the church council. Jim loved Galena’s rich history and natural beauty. But most of all, Jim loved the people of Galena. He appreciated their Midwest values, old school civility, and small town kinship. Jim was a fisherman, motorcycle enthusiast, world traveler, and most importantly, devout lover of his wife, children, and grandchildren. Jim lived his values — he stressed experience over material, humility over arrogance, quality over quantity, and people over agenda. He is loved and will be missed by many. Jim is survived by his wife, Linda, a son, Jason (Alison) Lynn and a daughter Shauna (Dylan) Fuller, four grandchildren, Ethan, Preston, Clayton, and Harrison. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Dubuque, GTA Lend a Hand Scholarship fund and Lord of Love Lutheran Church in memory of Jim. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Hospice of Dubuque, your care and kindness during this difficult time will never be forgotten.

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