Eugene John Lynch, 91, of Cedar Rapids, died Monday, July 9, 2018, at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha, after a short illness. Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Patrick Catholic Church by the Rev. Ivan Nienhaus. Burial: Mount Calvary Cemetery with military honors by American Legion Post 298. Friends may visit with the family from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Teahen Funeral Home and after 9:30 a.m. Friday at the church.
Eugene is survived by his son, P. Michael (Diane) of Cedar Rapids; his daughters, Linda Lynch of Cedar Rapids and Virginia (Michael) Uhlenkamp of Breda; his daughter-in-law, Lisa Lynch of Cedar Rapids; nine grandchildren, Kate, Dan (Jessica), Kyle (Alyce), Cory (Elizabeth), Chris, Connor, Colin, Cole and Cami; six great-grandchildren; brother Don (Beverly) Lynch; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian, in 2015; a son, John; his brother, Richard; and his sister, Eleanor.
Eugene was born Oct. 19, 1926, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Eugene and Mary Coons Lynch. He graduated from St. Patrick Catholic High School in 1945. He served in the Army during World War II in Italy. On June 30, 1951, Eugene married his school sweetheart, Lillian Cunningham, in Cedar Rapids. He was a plumbing inspector for the city of Cedar Rapids, and was a member of the Plumbers & Pipefitters Union Local 125 and of St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Eugene loved his family and was a handyman. He enjoyed hunting, John Wayne movies and "MASH." He will be missed by his family and friends.
Memorials may be directed to the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Mercy Hospital and the Oldorf Hospice House for their kind and compassionate care of Eugene.
Online condolences can be left for the family at www.teahenfuneralhome.com.