He started his life on a farm in Northwood, IA, where he once rode his trike to school in 3 grade, but only on that first day (since the wheels then fell off).
He was involved in many sports as a teen, participating in basketball, track, and as quarterback for the football team.
Lynn was also an accomplished woodworker and amateur electrician.
Teams enter the league through their Iowa Soccer affiliated clubs.Lynn also had a love of animals, especially his cats Speck, Penny, and Shadow.When working, walking around, or even just sitting, Lynn always had a song he was either humming or singing.Now Linda’s parents expressed some concern with some of her friends at the time, but Lynn assured them, “Don’t worry, Linda’s a smart girl, she’ll find somebody nice and settle down”. Shortly after, they were engaged while on a trip to the Black Hills.Lynn and Linda married June 19, 1971, and moved to Deronda-Little Falls Parrish near Amery, WI, from 1971-1976, where Lynn was first a student minister then continued there after he was ordained from an apostolic succession that traces back to the Apostle Peter in August of 1973. John’s Western Douglass in Plainfield, IA, from 1976-1985, before moving to Waukon, IA, where he served at St. Lynn continued doing interim work since retirement.He taught adult education classes and while in college, had an early computer program published.Lynn was very proud of his yard and enjoyed spending time gardening. It was almost a guarantee that if there was a baby in the room, it would be in his arms.Lynn and Linda Holstad had met at church when Lynn was two and Linda was just a baby. La Vonne Holstad believed he was coming over so often just for the food, Mr.Waldo Holstad believed it was to watch the new color TV, the boys Wayne and Joel believed it was to play football with them, and Linda “honestly didn’t care that he was there”.Active in the community, Lynn served as Secretary of the Northeast Iowa Synod of the ELCA, President of the Allamakee County Housing, on the Good Samaritan Board, along with numerous other positive and proactive roles in the community and for events.He participated in different golf leagues and ran many golf tournaments; the Pastor’s Masters was one he was proud to organize and won nearly every year.