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Michael Matthew Lynn

Michael Matthew Lynn

d. February 14, 2024

Lake Elmo

Michael (Mike) Matthew Lynn, 72, of Stillwater, MN was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven on February 14, 2024. He passed away surrounded by his family after long and courageous battles with cancer. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Kay; daughters, Jennifer (Jeff) Heerhold, Tracy (Chris) Monson, Christine Lynn; grandchildren, Micah, Molly, Ben, Maddie; brothers, Jay (Wendy), Jim (Rita); many nieces, nephews and friends. Michael was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Marianne, and sisters, Maryanne and Cathy. To those who knew him best, he was their beloved Doc.

Mike grew up in Old Greenwich, CT with his mom, dad, two sisters, two brothers and gramma. He was an avid athlete playing baseball, football and basketball. From a young age Mike was always working hard to earn money by delivering newspapers, shoveling snow, mowing lawns, and umpiring baseball games. After high school he earned an undergraduate degree in textile chemistry, a Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and a Doctorate in Fiber and Polymer Science from NC State University. You would often find him hanging out with Kay and friends at Brothers Pizza after a Wolfpack basketball game. After marrying Kay on June 21, 1975 and completing his degrees, they moved to Minnesota where he started his career with Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing (3M). At 3M, he spent the next 32 years developing products, earning multiple patents and traveling the world, first as a research chemist and then as a Global Business Manager.

While work was an important aspect of Mike’s adult life, his family, friends and faith were the things he cherished most. When Mike retired from 3M, he started volunteering, first for the American Cancer Society mentoring cancer patients and then for Cure Ministries. As President of Cure, a nonprofit that ministers to those less fortunate, he made a difference in the lives of many people. He was always ready for a walk with his daughters or a game of checkers or chess with his grandchildren. One of his greatest passions was golf. Family vacations to the beach were the highlight of the year. He cheered on his grandchildren at softball, football, basketball and volleyball games. He inspired his grandson’s love of model trains and engineering.

First and foremost, Mike was a child of God and put his faith in Jesus Christ. He faithfully attended church and served the Lord with his words, thoughts and actions.  Only by the grace of God, Mike knew that he had received salvation and forgiveness of sin through the death and resurrection of Christ. He had the assurance that his eternal home is now in Heaven with Jesus.

His family will remember Doc for his sharp mind, extreme generosity, sound advice, endless wisdom, quirky humor, big smile and love of the Lord. His impact on this world was immeasurable.

A Memorial service will be held at 11:30am on Saturday, March 2 at Rockpoint Church, 5825 Kelvin Ave N, Lake Elmo, with visitation one hour prior. A luncheon will immediately follow the service. Private family interment will take place before the service. To honor Mike, please consider a donation to East Immanuel Church, 1173 Payne Ave, St Paul, MN 55130.


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