Kenneth L. Lynch, PhD

Kenneth L. Lynch, PhD, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009, at age 88.

Dr. Lynch was preceded in death by his loving wives, Rita and Dorothy. He was the loving father of Michael Lynch, Ellen Lynch, Tim Lynch, Jane (Kevin) O’Dell and Sarah (John) Ferguson and was the cherished "grandpa-dad" of Sarah, Lee and Ian. He will also be remembered by other relatives and friends.

Dr. Lynch was a proud World War II U.S. Army veteran. He enjoyed a long career as an educator and scientist at Marquette Dental School and the Medical College of Wisconsin until his retirement in 1995. He loved cross country running, sailing, swimming, traveling and reading.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. today, Jan. 28, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 1875 N. Calhoun Road, Brookfield. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, at St. Anthony on the Lake, W280-N2101 Highway SS, town of Delafield. Internment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Please meet at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Repairers of the Breach, P.O. Box 13791, Milwaukee, WI 53213, or to the Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge Reservation, 100 Mission Drive, Pine Ridge, S.D. 57770 or at www.redcloudschool.org.

A special thanks to Dr. Larry Burkert for his 30 years of wonderful care and friendship. Also to the many caring staff, past and present, at Virginia Health and Rehabilitation Center and to the drivers at Personalized Transportation Service who treated him like family.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.

"Generosity toward those in need was his defining trait!"