Joseph “Joe” Lynn, 63, of North Liberty, died unexpectedly on Friday, June 1, 2012, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines. Mass of Christian Burial was held June 6 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Coralville, with the Rev. Walter Helms officiating. Committal service was held at the Lone Tree Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to The Joe Lynn Memorial Fund.
Joe was born Oct. 23, 1948, in Charles City, the son of Raymond and Gladys (Beach) Lynn, and was baptized at The Little Brown Church in Nashua. Joe was raised on various farms north of Waterloo and graduated from Orange High School. Following graduation he attended college in Warrensburg, Mo., for industrial arts. On Dec. 26, 1970, Joe married Dorothy Hotz at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lone Tree. After graduating from college he taught in Lake Mills before finishing his career in 2006 at Cedar Rapids Jefferson.
Staying busy during his retirement, Joe enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grandson, Nathan. He also enjoyed biking (which included 25 RAGBRAI trips), camping, bird watching, completing projects around the house and tinkering with cars.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy of North Liberty; and their children: Debra (Jeremy) Neppl, and their son, Nathan of Ankeny; Joe (Ashley) of West Des Moines; and Barb (Dawn Cooksley) of North Liberty; four siblings, Frances Moore of Cedar Rapids, Connie Lynn of Castle Rock, Colo., Mike (Valerie) Lynn of Houston, Texas, and Laura Lynn of Vail, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law, Mike Moore
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.lensingfuneral.com under obituaries.