Orvid Lee "Jim" Lynch, 83 years of age, of Olathe, Kansas (formerly of Wilcox)

Courtesy/Nelson Bauer Funeral Home

Funeral Services for Orvid L. "Jim" Lynch will be held at the United Methodist Church in Wilcox, Nebraska on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Murray Jones officiating. Interment will be held at Ft. McPherson National Cemetery near Maxwell, Nebraska on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. with Military Honors provided by the North Platte Honor Guard in conjunction with the U.S. Navy Military Honors Team.

Orvid Lee "Jim" Lynch, 83 years of age, of Olathe, Kansas (formerly of Wilcox), passed away Monday, May 26, 2014 at the Villa St. Francis Care Home in Olathe. Jim was born September 1, 1930 at Franklin, Nebraska, one of three children born to Thomas Gleason and Clara Mae (Krumenacher) Lynch. He received his education at Wilcox High School graduating with the class of 1948.

He was inducted into the U.S. Navy on December 30, 1950 in Omaha, Nebraska and served during the Korean War, achieving the rank of Boatswain's Mate Second Class and receiving the Good Conduct medal, National Defense Service medal, Korean Service ribbon with four stars and the United Nations Service medal. He served on the USS Talladega until he was honorably discharged on September 29, 1954.

On December 16, 1955, he was united in marriage to the love of his life, Beth Elaine Schroder at the Methodist parsonage in Macon, Nebraska by Rev. G. M. Hahn. To this union three children were born: Thomas Franklin, Jane Lea and Jody Mae. The family made their home first in Wilcox, Nebraska then moving to the State Game Farm at Wilcox in 1956. In 1967, they moved to Fairfield, Illinois, where they resided for six months, returning to Wilcox that same year.

Jim was employed by the Sacramento Game Farm, where they raised pheasants and quail. He then was employed by Kingsley Lumber as a carpenter which eventually became Roesler Lumber Company and Latter Lumber Company before his retirement in 2005. Beth preceded him in death on April 27, 2005.

In February of 2012, Jim moved to Olathe, Kansas to live with his son, Thom and his wife, Suzanne and great-grandson, Donovan.

He was a member of the American Legion Post #377, the VFW Post in Wilcox and a past member of the Wilcox Volunteer Fire Department.

Besides his parents and wife, Beth, he was preceded in death by one daughter, Jane Lea Arehart and a grandson, Lynn Bryan Arehart in 1977; two brothers-in-law: Bruce Young and Delton Blank.

He leaves to mourn his passing: son, Thom Lynch and his wife, Suzanne and great-grandson, Donovan all of Olathe, Kansas; daughter, Jody Crawford and her husband, Todd of Greer, South Carolina; son-in-law, Mark Arehart and his wife, Sydney of Gillette, Wyoming; four granddaughters: Brittany Lynch of San Diego, California, Lauren Hussni of Overland Park, Colorado, Lyndlee Crawford of Omaha and Kearsten Crawford of York, Nebraska; two sisters: Barbara Young of Sacramento, California, Janet Blank of Wilcox; along with several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 30, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with the family greeting from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Bauer-Torrey & Mach Funeral Home in Wilcox.

A memorial has been established in Jim's honor and will be designated at a later date.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com

The Bauer-Torrey & Mach Funeral Home in Wilcox is in charge of the arrangements.

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