Date Created: 06/30/2016
Last Updated: 07/05/2016

In loving memory of Donald Lynch
4/14/1937 - 6/30/2016

Location: Schertz, Texas

Visits: 15,343

This memorial was created in honor of Donald "Don" Thomas Lynch of Schertz, Texas. Donald was born on April 14, 1937 in Eldorado, Illinois to Jerrie Kane Lynch and Maude Scherer. He died at home in Schertz, Texas on June 30, 2016. Donald was loved by many and will be dearly missed by all friends and family.
He had eight brothers and four sisters. He has one son and one daughter with Ramona Jane Johnson, his wife of 59 years.
His career was spent in the United States Air Force followed by a Civil Service Career. His primary fields were computers and supply.
Hobbies included flea markets, garage sales, listening to books on tape, and watching Fox News.

Visitation:
July 11 , 4-8pm, Schertz Funeral Home
Celebration of Life:
July 12: 1130am, Schertz Funeral Home
Burial to Follow (1pm) at Fort Sam Houston

 
 
 
 

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From: Nancy Anderson Saturday, July 02, 2016
written by Don Lynch for his 50th anniversary What we did to keep Busy? For one thing we all had some type of chores to do, like hoeing the garden, picking corn, beans, etc, digging potatoes, and in the spring digging up the garden again to get ready to plant. Truth be known Dad did most of the work, but us kids had to help. From the time I was about 13 it was my job to feed, water and milk the cow in the evening, later on this included milking the goat also, plus feed the pigs. Mom took care of feeding the chickens. We had several cats but they were "farm cats", not really pets. The only dog I remember was Ring, one that my brother John took away from some kids who were tying cans to its tail. We kept him for about 13 years until he got real bad and our uncle took him away and shot him for us. We also sold some of the garden products by pushing a two-wheeled cart around the neighborhood, and actually had several regular customers. We got to keep some of what we made, but not all. In the summer John and I would mow lawns with an old push mower, and other non-powered tools. We also worked for farmers bailing hay (1 cent a bale), de-taseling corn, or other odd jobs. There was usually plenty of work if a kid wanted it. I also had a paper route for the local paper and on Sunday a different route for Sunday papers (St Louis and Chicago papers mainly). John also had a job at the service station and as an usher at the movie house, both jobs I took over when he died. In the winter of course we could shovel snow from sidewalks/driveways, help Dad deliver coal, clean out gutters, etc. As for fun we spent a lot of time hunting, mainly rabbits and squirrels though John did get a deer once, and we were always looking for snakes or rats. I had a BB gun by the time I was seven or so and got my first 22 rifle at age 11. I also had a 20 gage shotgun and a 410, while John had the 16 gage. Dad had a 12 gage but we seldom used it as it kicked like a mule. We also spent a lot of time bike riding. Wasn't anything for us to leave the house early and be gone all day on our bikes, sometimes going 25 miles or so out on the back roads. We also played softball, and of course listened to the St Louis Cardinals on radio. None of us had TV at this time and radio was how we spent the evenings, especially in the winter. The old radio programs were really popular, and I remember that Dad really loved the gospel music on Sundays. We were poor but didn't really know it. I can't honestly recall ever going to bed really hungry, but there were times when food was a little short, but since we had the garden it helped a lot. Mom and grandma would spend days in the fall canning vegetables for the winter. Of course there was school that took up some time and we really had good teachers. Of course back then there was no air conditioning and part of our (the boys) tasks at school was to help keep the furnace going. About everything was coal fed back then and it was dirty, left a lot of "cinders" after burning which we used to fill in chug holes in the road. After John got the job at the service station I, and several of our friends, started to hang out there a lot. This is where we met Jim Beam who was the person who put us in touch with Ramona's father when we needed a new motor. Jim was a "shade tree mechanic" who worked at a junkyard and while 10 or 15 years older than us he enjoyed us kids hanging around and actually did a lot to help us out with car problems. Truman, who owned the service station, was quite a character and much like a second farther to me after John died. The great escape.



From: Nancy Anderson Saturday, July 02, 2016
from Don Lynch email 9-23-2007 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Don't think so 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Can't recall 3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? no 4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? ham 5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? Yes, 2 6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? I think so 7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? at times 8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS No 9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? NO!!! 10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? cherrioes 11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Yes 12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Not really 13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Black walnut 14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? smile, if any 15. RED OR PINK? Red 16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? My weight 17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? My brother 18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO SEND THIS BACK TO YOU? yes 19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? blue denim shorts and black lofers 20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Long John Silvers fish 21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Nothing 22. IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? blue 23. FAVORITE SMELLS? cookies baking 24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? my son 25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? Yes 26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? football 27. HAIR COLOR? grey 28. EYE COLOR? hazel 29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? no - eye glasses 30. FAVORITE FOOD? fried porkchops 31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? happy endings 32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Don't remember 33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? black Tshirt 34. SUMMER OR WINTER? summer 35. HUGS OR KISSES? Hugs 36. FAVORITE DESSERT? ice cream 37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND Jerry 38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? Fred 39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? Suspicion of Deciet 40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Nothing 41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T. V. LAST NIGHT? Cowboys football 42. FAVORITE SOUND? waves on the beach 43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Beatles 44. WHAT IS THE FURTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Korea 45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? Not really 46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Eldorado, IL

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