Michael (Joey) Lynch of Minneapolis, MN passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 14, 2020. A private family service will be held at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. The burial will be held at the National Cemetery will follow directly after the service. Due to COVID 19, a live streaming of the funeral will be available at 12:30 pm Monday, August 24th on the Boulger Funeral Home website.
Joey was born in San Diego, CA on March 12, 1991. The family moved to West Fargo in 2004. Joey graduated from West Fargo High School in 2009. He enlisted in the Marines where he was a Combat Engineer and served 3 tours in Afghanistan before being honorably discharged in 2013.
Once back home he was anxious and very focused to finish his education and get his PhD in chemistry, then follow his dream of doing research work. While at the University of Colorado at Boulders, he loved to hike, mountain climb, and snow board down the slopes and bike. In his 3rd year of college, he had a motorcycle accident and was paralyzed from the chest down, but that did not deter him from his goal. He graduated on time with his bachelor’s degree. He moved to Minneapolis where is received his master’s degree at the University of Minnesota and was working on his getting his PhD.
Joey purchased a home in Minneapolis and loved working with his dad and friends making it wheelchair friendly he never let his disability slow him down. The love of his life was his German Shepard Heisenberg who loved taking Joey on walks and will miss him very much as they were inseparable. His cat, Schrodinger, is very independent and spent the day time with Joey and the night time out looking to see what trouble he could get into. Joey, we want you to know they both will be in loving hands with one of your best friends.
He was a very likeable as well as a lovable person that would give you the shirt off his back if you needed it. Joey, though your smile is gone forever, and your hand we cannot touch, still we have so many memories of the one we loved so much. Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same, but as God calls us one by one the chain will link again. There will never be a day that we do not think of you son. You will be sorely missed by your family and friends
Joey is survived by his parents, sister, aunts, uncles, and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his grandparents, aunt and uncles.
Michael’s Live Streamed Funeral Service can be viewed below starting at 12:00 P.M.: