Lynn H. Misfeldt, 64, of Geneseo, died unexpectedly Tuesday, April 30, 2013, on arrival to the Midwest Medical Center, Galena. He had been doing one of the things he loved, riding his motorcycle. Funeral services celebrating his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4 at Concordia Lutheran Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Stephen Mueller will officiate. Burial will follow in North Cemetery, Geneseo, where military rites will be accorded by the Don Cherry VFW Post No. 5083. A visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, May 3 at Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo. Memorials may be left to Concordia Lutheran Church.
Our Savior Jesus Christ has destroyed death and brought immortality to light through the Gospel. Let us remember with thanksgiving what God has done through His servant, Lynn.
He was born on Dec. 18, 1948, Geneseo, the son of Harvey and Hazel (Klavon) Misfeldt. On Jan. 16, 1949, he received the gift of Holy Baptism and became a child of God. On April 28, 1963, he publicly confessed his faith and was confirmed. He was a 1967 graduate of Geneseo High School. He served his country proudly in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War during the years 1968-71. He married Lynn C. Anderson on Aug. 4, 1973, in LaGrange. He worked as a foreman for 15 years for Morton Building Inc., in Atkinson and then took a position at the Rock Island Arsenal where he worked for 27 years in contracting and project management, retiring in 2011.
He belonged to Concordia Lutheran Church where he served as a deacon and enjoyed singing in the choir. He was an active member of the Geneseo Lions Club. He enjoyed fishing and woodworking. He also was an avid Green Machine fan, enjoyed riding his motorcycle, and loved spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Lynn; two sons, Eric (Kristina) Misfeldt of Hopedale and Kyle (Terri) Misfeldt of Macomb; one daughter, Janea (Matthew) Oaks of Round Rock, Texas; seven grandchildren, Drake, Eleanor, Zane, Eliana, Kysen, Xayden and Ainsleigh; three sisters, Vicki (Bob) Collins of Geneseo, Sandra Dickens of High Springs, Fla., and Cheryl (Dennis) Loenser of Geneseo. He was preceded in death by his parents.
The Lord gives and the Lord takes away; blessed be the name of the Lord. We give thanks to God our Father through Jesus Christ, our Lord, for our brother, Lynn.