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Jane V. Lynch

Called Home to her Lord Jesus Christ on Jan. 10, 2014, at the age of 96, surrounded by her beloved family.  A woman of strong and simple faith, she lived the Gospel by giving her life for her husband and four children and by welcoming everyone into her home and around her table.  Her final spoken words were “Hail, Mary, full of grace…”

Beloved wife of the late Harold “Hap” Lynch.  Devoted mother of James (Marsyl), the late Michael, Mary Ellen (William) Rakocy and Patrick (Patricia).  Grandmother of Christopher (Violet), Michael and Joseph Lynch; Gina (Corey) Frank, Laura Galati and Maria (Cedric) Smith.  Great-grandmother of 18.  Sister of Rosemary (Bernard) Bartels.  Aunt, cousin, sister-in-law and friend to countless others.

Visitation will be held Wednesday at 3:30 PM at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, S. 58th St. & W. Forest Home Ave., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 5:30 PM.  Private interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

The family is indebted to the Aurora Center for Senior Health and Longevity for 25 yrs. of stellar, compassionate care and to Aurora VNA Hospice for accompanying her and easing her suffering in her last 4 days.  If desired, memorials to either of these organizations or the Father Solanus Guild are appreciated.


  • Doug Secrist says:

    Very sorry to hear of your loss

  • It was always a pleasure to visit and chat with Jane. Pat and Patty went to great lengths to make her life pleasant. She was fortunate to have such compassionate caretakers.

  • Jenna and Jon Theissen, and family says:

    To the Lynch Family,
    Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go to you all at this time of sorrow and grief. Jane was a wonderful lady, and we always enjoyed getting to see her when we could. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that she will always be with you all, that she enjoyed a full life, and that your memories will help you as well.

    With sorrow and respect,
    Jenna and Jon Thiessen

  • Marek Wozniak says:

    It was a real pleasure to meet her, I’m sorry for your loss. I will always remember her in my prayers.

    Marek Wozniak

  • karin and Chris Frank says:

    I am so sorry for your families loss. Prayers are with you.

  • Tom Regan says:

    What a wonderful woman my Aunt Jane was. I am so grateful that my family paid her a visit on one of our trips back to Milwaukee (We live in North Dakota now) not so very long ago. I have so many fond and warm memories of Hap and Jane and my cousins, and the house on the north side, and spending time there as part of a big, warm, Irish-Catholic family. I’ve been thinking about Jane and the family all week, and I’m going to go back and read that wonderful booklet she wrote about our family. I miss her very much. She was such a loving and giving woman. I can see her now and hear her voice. She is in heaven with Family! I know it and feel it. Peace and Serenity to you all. Tom Regan (Jr.) Family

  • Suzette Nelson says:

    Dearest Patricia and Pat, Sending you deep love and condolences at the passing of Jane. I know she will be terribly missed. May your love, your faith, and your friendships sustain you whenever you need it. Peace, Suzette

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