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Official Obituary of

Jane Elizabeth (Felix) Lynch

January 26, 1940 ~ March 9, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Jane Lynch Obituary

Jane Lynch, 84 year old of rural Cushing, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at the Centra Care Long Prairie hospital.

A memorial service will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 11:00 AM at the Staples Assembly of God Church. Visitation will take place from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM at the church. Burial will take place at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Staples Assembly of God Church or the "For the children of Pine Ridge Reservation / Lakota Friends Circle" ,

Lakota Friends Circle, PO Box 362, Oglala SD 57764


Born Jane Felix in Jordan MN, she was the fourth of nine children in the Florence and Clement Felix family. She grew up immersed in country life on a small farm at Prior Lake. The Felixes didn’t have much but they worked the land and tended their animals and faced adversity together with the strength of a close-knit family, and she took this lesson forward into her adult life, embracing all celebratory occasions and holidays, welcoming family and friends and neighbors always.

The great love of her childhood was helping to train and ride the family’s horses, including one half-Arabian beauty named “Lady” who became the stuff of family legend. She loved animals and was energized by the natural world. She often walked with her sisters to the local schools and choir practice, and was a Flag Swinger in high school, marching in all of the local parades. She graduated from Prior Lake High in 1958. Ambitious and gregarious, Jane was hired as a teller at First National Bank in Minneapolis, where she worked for 5 years. She travelled to see the sights on both coasts but always came back home to MN.

She met Robert (Bob) Lynch, the man she would fall in love with, marry and remain devoted to for the next 60 years. They soon moved from Minneapolis to a home on Lake Sarah in Greenfield, where they raised their four children. During this time, Jane started her journey of faith, a deeply important shift that became the bedrock foundation of her life going forward. She identified first and foremost as an ambassador and heir to the kingdom of heaven.

She blended her faith and her love of family and nature and animals and human connection in all facets of her life, from camping and hiking all over the US and Canada with her family, to gardening and running an organic orchard, to supporting the causes that meant the most to her, such as her faith community, schools educating Native American children in their traditional languages, health-centric nutrition, boreal forest preservation, and building houses for bluebirds, to name just a few. She continued her education as a non-traditional student, receiving an AA degree at North Hennepin Community College in the late 1980s.

She and Bob lived on a farm in Maple Lake for several years, which she helped convert to organic production before settling in Cushing MN on Thunder Lake. There she spent quality time with her husband and the grandchildren she adored, and her Bible study group. She cared for Bob during a prolonged terminal illness and fought hard to keep him in the home he loved (miraculously, with a lot of prayer and help from local heroes, she often emphasized) until his passing in 2023.

Jane passed away at the age of 84, on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at the Long Prairie hospital. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert, sister Anne, brother Clement, and daughter Sheila. Jane is survived by siblings Mary, Florence, Frances and Margaret (Paul), Dennis (Susan) and Michael, sons Robert III (Kristine), Patrick (Wendy), and Daniel (Cory) Lynch; granddaughters Madeline Hodgkins, Lauren Lynch and grandson Grant Lynch.

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March 16, 2024

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Staples Assembly of God
914 3rd Ave
Staples, MN 56479

Memorial Service
March 16, 2024

11:00 AM
Staples Assembly of God
914 3rd Ave
Staples, MN 56479


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