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James G. Lynch

April 20, 1958 ~ January 8, 2021 (age 62)

Obituary

On Friday, January 8, 2021, James Gerald Lynch, entered the arms of his Savior Jesus Christ. He fought hard until the end and was surrounded by loved ones at home. He was born on April 20, 1958 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Gerald and Eileen (Robinson) Lynch. He graduated with honors from North Hennepin Community College in 1984 with his Associate of Applied Science degree and served as a well-respected police officer for 32 years in Minneapolis, Minnesota. On June 2, 1979, he married Tammie Jean Champlin. They raised four children together, Charity, Hope, Faith, and Andrew. Jim was a softball legend in the greater Midwest area and spent the majority of his summers increasing the win count for the local softball teams. He was a longtime member of the philanthropic City Heat. Jim enjoyed taking road trips on his Harley and traveling to see his favorite bands and national landmarks with Tammie. He treasured spending time with his eight beloved grandchildren and sharing his deep faith in Christ with them. He was known for his quick wit, his infectious smile, his tender heart, and his kind and compassionate spirit. Jim touched many lives and was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, and friend. He will be deeply missed. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Ella Robinson. He is survived by his wife, Tammie; children, Charity (Karl) Sauskojus, Hope (Justin) Schendel, Faith (David) Cunningham, & Andrew (Kimberly) Lynch; grandchildren, Jack, Mark James, Ella, Ellianna, Sawyer, Abigail, Savannah, and Thomas; parents, Gerald & Eileen Lynch; brothers, Craig (Sharon) Lipinski, Mike (Roxy) Lynch, and Dan (Sheila) Lynch; mother-in-law, Elizabeth Champlin, a big blue family, and numerous relatives and friends. Visitation will be held for Jim on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Eagle Brook Church in Anoka  1100 US Hwy 10 Anoka, MN.55303 at 10 o’clock a.m., followed by a funeral service at 11 o’clock a.m. . Please be sure to wear a mask. Because of the unique location and the pandemic, if you would like to contribute flowers to the funeral, please make all arrangement through Big Lake Floral (763-263-3366) and they will be delivered to the appropriate location.  Arr. Dare’s Funeral Home 763-441-1212 www.daresfuneralservice.com


Services

Visitation
Wednesday
January 13, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Eagle Brook Church-Anoka Campus
1100 US 10
Anoka, MN 55303

Funeral Service
Wednesday
January 13, 2021

11:00 AM
Eagle Brook Church-Anoka Campus
1100 US 10
Anoka, MN 55303

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