Wilma Lynch, age 81 of Quinn, SD, died July 17, 2009, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 20, at the First Lutheran Church in Wall with Reverend Curtis Garland officiating.
Music was provided by Rhonda Mettler, organist. Ushers were Dick Johnson and Darwin Haerer. Pallbearers were Justin Westby, Dwight Bok, Ray Craven, Wade Geigle, Kurt French and Richard Papousek.
Interment was at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Quinn, SD.
Wilma Lucy Pippert was born January 25, 1928, on her parents' homestead north of Quinn, SD, the daughter of William and Anna (Rehm) Pippert. She grew up there and received her elementary education at the Rickard School. She graduated from Quinn High School and then attended National College of Business in Rapid City.
She was united in marriage to Verlyn Lynch on November 8, 1949, at Custer. They made their home on the Lynch homestead north of Quinn where they resided until 1964. They then moved to a farm north of Wall. Wilma worked many years at the Wall Drug Store and at the Welsh Motel. After retiring in 1986, they moved into Quinn.
Her husband preceded her in death on January 27, 1998, but she continued to make her home in Quinn.
Wilma's enjoyment in life besides her family was crocheting and working crossword puzzles
Grateful for having shared her life include two sons, Terry Lynch of Wall, and Randy Lynch and his wife, Carol, of Quinn; one daughter, Pam Mattson of Custer; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband Verlyn, Wilma was preceded in death by two grandchildren; a daughter-in-law Diane Lynch; a son-in-law Milan Mattson; her parents; three brothers Walter Pippert, Elmer Pippert, and Bill Pippert; and six sisters Viola Schuler, Helen Lynch, Opal Ritzman, Sylvia Pippert, Lorain Pippert, and Violet Hook.
An online register book is available at rushfuneralhome.com.