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Glen F. Lynch

Birth Date: September 11, 1926
Death Date: September 26, 2017

Glen F. Lynch, 91, of Decatur, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Glen was born September 11, 1926 in Harristown, Illinois, the son of Myrum Glen and Doris Bell (Mullins) Lynch. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Glen was a former farmer, sanitary engineer, and president of the Macon County Landfill. He owned and operated G.F. Lynch Disposal for over 60 years with his wife Barbara. He enjoyed wildlife, fixing things, riding horses, and planting trees. Glen married Barbara Jean Crowe on October 8, 1949 in Decatur.

Glen leaves behind his children, Doris Ann (James) Swingler of Dunlap, Nicholas G. Lynch of Decatur; Breanna K. Lynch of Decatur; sister, Betty Althoff (Stan), seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and a host of extended family members and friends.

Glen was preceded in death by his parents, wife Barbara, and son Franklin Mark Lynch Sr.

Services to celebrate Glen’s life will be 3 PM Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery.

The family of Glen F. Lynch is being served by the Graceland/Fairlawn Funeral Home, 2091 N. Oakland Ave. Decatur, IL. Please view the online obituary, send condolences, and share memories at

Burial Following Services
September 30, 2017
Fairlawn Cemetery
1600 West King Street Decatur, IL 62522
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Celebration of Life
September 30, 2017
3:00 pm
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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Visitation prior to ceremony
September 30, 2017
2:00 pm
- 3:00 pm
Graceland / Fairlawn Funeral Home
2091 N. Oakland Avenue Decatur, IL 62526
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  1. I worked with Glen concerning the landfill. He was a gentleman who always looked out for the best interests of the other owners. I appreciated his sense of humor and good questions. Glen was truly an outstanding person and I will miss him.
    Keith Casteel

  2. Glen Lynch was a kind and giving man whom I had the pleasure to know working with him at the landfill back in the 1990's. I used to bring my daughter with me on weekends sometimes. She died in 1996. I will never forget the day we buried her in West Peoria. I had just gotten out of the car. Glen and Barb gave me a hug. Glen told me he was going to miss Kelley and our visits. I recently began work at the landfill again in May. I stopped over at the house to see Glen and talked with him. It was great seeing him again. I am now so glad I stopped. Thanks for the ride Glen. May I extend my deepest sympathy to the family. He was an awesome man.
    May you rest in peace Glen Lynch.
    Mike McConnell
    Sr. Engineering Tech.
    Andrews Engineering Inc.

  3. My deepest sympathy to the family. I will miss Juny so much. As I said before, he was a true gentleman & have good memories of Juny over the years. Bless you Doris Anne.

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