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Stephan Lynk

   Stephan C. Lynk, 55, of Manistee, died at his home on Friday, April 29, 2005, after a long battle with lung cancer. He was born Jan. 23, 1950 in Gladwin, the son of Marshall and Catherine (Hager) Lynk. Steve graduated from Gladwin High School, class of 1969. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps during the VietNam era. After his active duty service, Steve remained in the Marine Corps reserve until 1992. He accepted a voluntary recall to active duty with the Marine Corps during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

   In 1992 he transferred to the Michigan Army National Guard serving with an armored unit out of the Cadillac armory. He was presently in the Michigan National Guard retired reserve. He was a corrections officer with the Michigan Department of Corrections for 16 years. Most recently he was employed at the Oaks Correctional Facility in Manistee. He enjoyed fishing, especially on Lake Michigan, as well as hunting and NASCAR.

   Steve bowled with the corrections officers on Wednesdays. He was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Gladwin. He is survived by his daughter, Rachael Lynk of Saginaw; his son, Jason Lynk of Mount Pleasant and Manistee; his grandchildren, Kirsten, Alexis and Jack; his parents, Marshall and Catherine Lynk of Wauchula, Florida; his sisters, Marcia (Donald) Wentworth of Lake George, and Mary (Will) Nelson of Jackson; his brothers, Terrance (Patricia) Lynk of Jackson, Phillip Lynk of Flint, Christopher (Denise) Lynk of Coleman, and Michael (Colleen) Lynk of Standish; and by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

   Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 1, 2005 at the Johnson Funeral Home in Manistee with Rev. STeve Weinberger, Chaplain at the Oaks Correctional Facility, officiating.

   Visitation was held at the Johnson Funeral Home from noon until the time of services.

   Funeral services were also held at 3 p.m. on May 1 at the Stocking Funeral Home in Harrison with Rev. David Sprang, pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Gladwin, officiating. Burial followed in the Arthur Township Cemetery. The family suggests that those wishing to remember Steve consider a gift in his memory to either a local hospice or the American Cancer Society. The family is being served by the Johnson Funeral Home of Manistee and the Stocking Funeral Home of Harrison.

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Arthur Twp. Cemetery, Clare, MI
U.S. Marines
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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September 2009
Bob Frei
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