Virginia "Ginny" Lynch

Virginia “Ginny” A. Lynch, 93, of Fargo passed away peacefully Sunday, December 10, 2017 at Touchmark in Fargo, ND. Ginny was born August 6, 1924, daughter of Sam and Ida (Forrest) Mason in Fargo where she attended Sacred Heart Academy High School. Ginny was a member of the Alpha Phi Sorority while attending the University of North Dakota and earned a Bachelor’s degree in education in 1946. She married the love of her life, Raymond Lynch, on September 18, 1948 in Fargo, where they raised their five children. Ginny enjoyed bridge, fashion, dancing, and socializing with her friends. She walked strongly in her faith as an active member of Mother Seton Study Club, Shanley Grow Club and Nativity Church. Family and spending time with her grandchildren were always a priority in Ginny’s life; never missing a family event. She is described as being a loving and caring person who will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Ginny is survived by her children, Kathy (Fred) Ashe of Grand Forks, ND, Jim (Patty) Lynch of Minneapolis, MN, Mary (Greg) Lewis of Plymouth, MN, Peggy (Mark) Jessen of Edina, MN; grandchildren, William (Chantelle) Olson, Michael Lynch, Patrick Lynch, Katie (Jon) Neal, Danny, Joey, Tommy, and Molly Lewis, Henry, Kelly and Luke Jessen; and great grandchildren, Gavin Lynch and Trevor Neal. Ginny is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son, Thomas. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 2:30 PM Friday, December 15, 2017 at Nativity Church in Fargo with a visitation 1 hour prior to services. Burial will take place at Holy Cross North Cemetery. Memorials to Nativity Church.

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  1. Ginny was a Great Lady…She and my Mother were in Mother Seton’s Study ACLU and on committees at Nativity Parish…I am sure Mom was at The Heavenly Gate welcoming her…R I P Ginny…My prayers to her family…Sincerely John R McLaughlin

  2. Kathy,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you grieve the death of your dear mother. May God hold you close and bring you comfort!
    JoEllen Leintz Smith

  3. Lynch family, I’m sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a wonderful woman, a very classy lady. I used to live across from you guys on north tenth street and I babysat Mary and Peggy almost every weekend! Your parents were always going to Jim’s games! They were always so nice to me and my family! Thinking of you all at this time!

  4. I used to babysit Kathy, Jimmy, and Tommy, you lived across the street from us. Your brother, Tommy, was at our house everyday to play with my brother Randy. I remember when Tommy passed away, it was so hard, as he was at our house the day before he went to the hospital. I prayed for your Mom and Dad then, so they can heal from that tragic loss.
    You are in my prayers, your Mother was a wonderful person, as well as your Dad.
    My mother, Esther, is living with us, and she remembers Ginny as a wonderful neighbor.

    God Bless your family,

    Renee Bernardy Buckman

  5. Joe & Jeannette Peterson
    Jenny was such a special person. We were long-time friends a;nd neighbors with she and Ray, and we miss them both. We extend sincere sympathy to all the family.

  6. Jim, I will never forget hanging around your place especially when your Mom invited me for lunch or supper it was always a special time for me to break bread with you guys your Mom and Dad always made me feel welcome. Westy

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