Patrick “Pat” Lynch

Patrick “Pat” Lynch, age 65, of Yankton, South Dakota, died unexpectedly on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

A celebration of Pat’s life will be held at a later date. Cards and condolences can be sent to his daughter, Jonna Lynch, in care of the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home, 2901 Douglas Ave. Yankton, SD  57078.  Jonna is also requesting that you include a happy memory which you have of Pat.

Patrick William Lynch was born October 3, 1955 in Yankton, South Dakota to Bill and Alice (Stevens) Lynch.  He grew up in Yankton and graduated from Yankton High School where he was an outstanding football and basketball player. Pat then attended a few universities including Arizona State University in Tempe for few years, and the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.  He graduated with the Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of South Dakota in Springfield. On September 12, 1992, Pat married Teresa Stutheit and had one daughter, Jonna.  Pat worked for Northwest Airlines in Sioux Falls and then in Sioux City, IA for many years. In 2012, Pat moved from Vermillion to Yankton. He worked at Yankton High School as a custodian prior to working for the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks at the Lewis and Clark Recreational Area. Pat was a proud supporter and loved Yankton athletics where he enjoyed attending and being involved in many sporting events.  Pat also loved being outdoors, fishing, hunting, and going on drives around the lake with his daughter. He was a kind man, loved by many – more than he ever realized.

Pat is survived by his daughter, Jonna Lynch of Omaha, NE; two brothers, Bob (Kristie) Lynch of Byron, IL and Tom Lynch of Fort Lauderdale, FL; sister-in-law, Liz Lynch of Yankton; and several nieces and nephews.

Pat was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Mike and Dan Lynch.

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16 response to "Patrick “Pat” Lynch"

  1. By: Joseph james Posted: September 13, 2021

    I have no real words to say other then my thoughts and prayers are with you all. We lost one of kindest and the biggest hearted man out there. I was glad to be his friend.

  2. By: Dan Aydelott Posted: September 13, 2021

    I work for Pat at the State Park. What a great guy, thought a lot about his daughter and his dad. Wonderful guy to work with had a big heart and was always there to help. My thoughts and prayers to the family and friends he will be missed dearly. God bless the family and his friends

  3. By: Brad & Tary Lowe Posted: September 14, 2021

    Pat rest in peace. We will miss your friendly and kind heart. We have been a part of the Lynch family for many years and will cherish the memories.

  4. By: Stuart and Vicki Piening Posted: September 14, 2021

    Lynch Family, So sorry to hear this news. Our deepest sympathy.

  5. By: Dwight Iverson Posted: September 14, 2021

    Pat and I were college roommates at the Patch in Springfield. Many, many good memories hanging out with Pat . He was a great teammate and a really good friend.

  6. By: Tom Welter Posted: September 15, 2021

    So sorry to hear about Pat.

    Bob and Tom: My condolences to you both.

  7. By: Jane York Posted: September 15, 2021

    Please accept my deepest sympathy. He will be very deeply missed by his friends and coworkers at the Park. Pat was such a hard worker & always had a smile and kind word for everyone. May he Rest In Peace. We will think of him often & with fond memories.

  8. By: Brooks Schild Posted: September 15, 2021

    Pat was a great guy. The nicest man you may ever had met. Joan and I just talked to him while we were camping at the lake a week ago Monday. I reminded him of how green I was as a football player in 81 and how Mike slapped me across the helmet a couple of times in the Vermillion game to help explain how to ” just tackle the ball!” He laughed. Pat will be missed! He was a great Yankton player and fan.

  9. By: Dorothy Crewdson Posted: September 15, 2021

    Jonna and family. So sorry to hear about Pat’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless!

  10. By: Jennifer Satter Posted: September 16, 2021

    Jonna….I am so sorry to hear about your Dad’s death. I don’t know if you remember me, but your Grampa Bill lived down the alley from me and when you would visit him with your Dad, you would come over and play in my yard. I was grateful to have Bill as my neighbor and fun meeting you and your Dad! Extending my sympathy to you and all of the Lynch family.

  11. By: Tom Vollmer Posted: September 16, 2021

    So sorry to hear the news. I always liked the Lynch boys and Pat was a great guy. Many neighborhood memories are going through my head right now. I hope Bob and Tom are doing OK as well as everyone else. Pat will be missed by all. who knew him.

  12. By: Karen Parcels Posted: September 16, 2021

    Jonna, My Deepest Sympathy to you and the family. Sending love and prayers your way in this time of great loss of your Dear Dad. Your Dad will always be your Guardian Angel thru. your life. Love you sweet girl., wish I lived closer to be at your side and give you a BIG. HUG! Aunty Karen

  13. By: Rita Leichtnam Posted: September 16, 2021

    Jonna, We are so sorry to hear of you dads passing. We extend our deepest sympathies to you.
    Les & Rita

  14. By: Jeff Class Posted: September 16, 2021

    Dan Lynch and I were Nebraska teammates and friends.
    We spent some memorable times in Yankton. Getting to know his wonderful family was a pleasure. The younger brothers idolized Dan, they were a very tight knit family.
    So sorry to hear about Pat, condolences to the family.

  15. By: Patrick Hawk Posted: September 17, 2021

    Pat and I were class mates and graduated together from Yankton High School, he was always fun to visit with and he will be missed by all of us who knew him. My thoughts and prayers to his family,

  16. By: Barbara Gross Hegert Posted: September 17, 2021

    To Jonna, Bob and Tom, my deepest and heartfelt condolences for this loss. I loved Pat and have decades of memories I will now treasure more than ever. Pat was a very kind and gentle soul. He loved you Jonna more than words can ever express. He will be missed but he will be remembered! I will never forget his beautiful smile. Prayers to all for healing from this heartbreak.

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