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A Family Tradition of Dignified Service

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Staff members of Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

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Timothy Lynch, Sr. Owner, Licensed Funeral Director TimLynchSr@LynchFuneral.com

Timothy J. Lynch, Sr. is a second generation funeral director and along with his wife Jennifer, owns and operates the Walled Lake, Oxford and Lapeer locations of Lynch & Sons.  A 1971 graduate of Brother Rice High School, he attended Michigan State University and graduated, in 1974, from Wayne State University Department of Mortuary Science where he served as class president.


Tim was instrumental in introducing “death education” to the Walled Lake Schools, where for years he taught seminars and workshops in bereavement and funeral customs.  He has, for thirty years, served as a bereavement consultant to Walled Lake Schools and is a frequent recipient of the Golden Apple Award for his educational initiatives.


Married for over thirty eight years to his childhood sweetheart, Jennifer Justen, Tim has presided over a growing family enterprise.  He has been joined in funeral service by his sons, Tim Jr. and Kevin and his daughter, Katie, all of whom hold licenses, as well as his son-in-law, Mark Capstick, who is also a licensed funeral director.  He and Jennifer are the proud grandparents of Ella, Brennan, Caroline and Henry Lynch, Addison and Livie Lynch and Kaden, Abigail Jennifer, and Lucy Capstick.  They are assisted at the funeral homes by daughters-in-law Jamie Brennan Lynch and Melissa Hagensen Lynch.


Active in numerous civic and community organizations, Tim and Jenny have made great contributions to each community in which they serve.  Tim is Past President of the Wixom-Walled Lake Lions Club, Past Chairman Of The Board of Central Scholarship Funds, Inc., Founding Member of the Foundation For Excellence-Walled Lake Schools, Past Member of the Walled Lake Rotary Club and the Walled lake Area Jaycees, the Past Treasurer of the Walled Lake Chamber Of Commerce and a member of the Walled Lake Schools Crisis Intervention Team.  They have been members for over thirty years of St. William Church in Walled Lake.


He and Jennifer truly represent the motto of Lynch & Sons:  “A Family Tradition of Dignified Service”.

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Jennifer Justen Lynch Owner, Comptroller

Jennifer Justen Lynch, along with her husband Tim Lynch Sr., owns and operates the Walled Lake, Oxford and Lapeer locations of Lynch & Sons.  A 1971 graduate of Marion High School, she attended Michigan State University before marrying Tim Sr. in 1973 and beginning her employment with the family firm.  During her career in funeral service Jennifer has worked in all areas of funeral home employment and ownership.


Married for over thirty eight years to her childhood sweetheart, Tim Lynch Sr., Jennifer has helped to preside over a growing family enterprise.  She has been joined in funeral service by her sons, Tim Jr. and Kevin and her daughter, Katie, all of whom hold licenses, as well as her son in law, Mark Capstick, who is also a licensed funeral director.  She and Tim Sr. are the proud grandparents of of Ella, Brennan, Caroline and Henry Lynch, Addison and Livie Lynch and Kaden, Abigail Jennifer, and Lucy Capstick.  They are assisted at the funeral homes by daughters-in-law Jamie Brennan Lynch and Melissa Hagensen Lynch.

Active in numerous civic and community organizations Jennifer and Tim Sr. have made great contributions to each community they serve.  Jennifer is Past President of the Walled Lake Rotary Club and was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow, a Founding Member of the Foundation For Excellence-Walled Lake Schools, a Board Member of the Walled Lake DDA, a Trustee of the Foundation for Excellence, a Basketball Coach for the Walled Lake Schools and a Brownie Troop Leader.  They have been members of St. William Church in Walled Lake for over 34 years.

She and Tim Sr. truly represent the motto of Lynch & Sons:  “A Family Tradition of Dignified Service.”

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Timothy Lynch, Jr. Co-Owner, Manager Walled Lake Licensed Funeral Director TimLynchJr@LynchFuneral.com

Tim Lynch Jr. is a third generation funeral director and is the oldest son of Tim and Jennifer Lynch.  He is a lifelong resident of Walled Lake where he is a 1993 graduate of Walled Lake Central High School.  Upon graduation, Tim attended Michigan State University where he met his wife Jamie and later transferred to Wayne State University where he graduated in 1997 from the School of Mortuary Science.  In 1998 Tim became the first third generation funeral director and manager of Lynch & Sons Funeral Home in Walled Lake.

Tim is a member of St. James Parish in Novi.  Tim is also part of the Walled Lake Schools Crisis Intervention Team with his father Tim Lynch, Sr. and Neal Howald.

Tim lives in Walled Lake with his wife Jamie and their children Ella, Brennan, Caroline and Henry.  In his spare time Tim enjoys spending time with his family, running and mountain biking.

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Joseph M. Kerr Licensed Funeral Director JoeKerr@LynchFuneral.com

A native of Bay City, Michigan, Joe started his career working in a funeral home during high school. He graduated from Wayne State University Mortuary Science Program in 1976. Joe has served families in Kalamazoo, Detroit, Bay City and Grand Blanc. Joe’s compassion and empathy for the families he serves creates a caring and trusting relationship that has families requesting Joe’s services in their times of need.

Joe has been married to his wife, Nancy, for more than 30 years. He is the father of one son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Maureen, and a daughter, Graceson. Joe is a very proud grandpa of 4 grandchildren, John Paul, Julia, Sebastian, and James. Maverick, a Bernedoodle puppy, is Joe’s sidekick at home. Joe is a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Grand Blanc.

Joe is an avid runner. Joe has conquered the marathon distance several times in Detroit, Chicago, and Boston. He also is competitive at running the half marathon and 5K distances, too. Joe loves his role as the family travel agent planning trips around marathon/half marathon races in Pennsylvania, Florida, Hawaii, Ohio, and on Mackinaw Island. When Joe is not out getting a run in, you can find him biking for miles and miles. You could say that he loves the outdoors.

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Josey Justen Dovichi Administrative Services Director

Josey Justen Dovichi is Administrative Services Director at Lynch & Sons, Walled Lake. A 1975 graduate of Marian High School, Josey first lived at and worked at the Walled Lake location starting in 1976. After working at the funeral home for several years Josey left for a career in the legal profession as an office manager.


In 2008 Josey returned to Lynch & Sons joining her sister Jennifer Justen Lynch, her brother-in-law Tim Lynch Sr. and her nephews Tim Jr. and Kevin Lynch and Mark Capstick and niece Katie Capstick in their service to the families of Oxford, Lapeer and Walled Lake.

Josey is the proud mother of Jennifer Dovichi Lawrence, son-in-law Tim Lawrence and son Bryan Dovichi. Her life’s treasure are her granddaughters Avery and Emerson and grandson Daxten James.

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Mary Whalen Office Manager

Mary Whalen joined the Lynch & Sons Funeral Home as the office Manager in 1999 after a 17 year career with Henry Ford Hospital/Maplegrove Treatment Center.

She and her husband, Patrick, make their home in Commerce Twp., where they raised their two children, Stephanie(Patrick)Kennedy and Patrick Jason(Laurel)Whalen.

Mary takes great pride in being a team player whether it be at work, on the softball field or at the gym. Being part of the Lynch & Sons Funeral Home “team” has brought Mary many incredible and rewarding moments. Besides being a dedicated employee, Mary considers raising two successful and happy children who married wonderful spouses to be one of her greatest accomplishments.

Spoiling her grandchildren, recognizing the value of family and service to those families in need give Mary great joy and satisfaction.

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Neal Howald Funeral Director Assistant, Support Group Facilitator

Neal Howald has been a part-time employee of the Walled Lake funeral home since 1987. He will report full time upon his retirement from Walled Lake Schools where he serves as a special education teacher and coach. Neal has a B.S. in Ed. degree form Central Michigan University and a M.A. from Eastern Michigan University. His duties at the funeral home are varied from facilitating the Life Cycles' Bereavement Support Group to making pre-arrangements and assisting on funerals.

Neal serves as a member of the Walled Lake Schools Crisis Intervention Team and the Legacy Scholarship Fund which provides scholastic scholarships in the memory of deceased students and teachers. Neal also is a member of the Supervisory Committee of the Walled Lake School Employees Federal Credit Union and the Commerce Township Cemetery Committee.

Neal lives in Commerce Township with his wife Maureen who also works part-time at the funeral home. Their involvement with the funeral home is a family affair as Neal and Maureen's two daughters, Kristina and Jessica, also work at the Walled Lake funeral home.

Timothy Lynch, Sr.

Owner, Licensed Funeral Director
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Timothy J. Lynch, Sr. is a second generation funeral director and along with his wife Jennifer, owns and operates the Walled Lake, Oxford and Lapeer locations of Lynch & Sons.  A 1971 graduate of Brother Rice High School, he attended Michigan State University and graduated, in 1974, from Wayne State University Department of Mortuary Science where he served as class president.


Tim was instrumental in introducing “death education” to the Walled Lake Schools, where for years he taught seminars and workshops in bereavement and funeral customs.  He has, for thirty years, served as a bereavement consultant to Walled Lake Schools and is a frequent recipient of the Golden Apple Award for his educational initiatives.


Married for over thirty eight years to his childhood sweetheart, Jennifer Justen, Tim has presided over a growing family enterprise.  He has been joined in funeral service by his sons, Tim Jr. and Kevin and his daughter, Katie, all of whom hold licenses, as well as his son-in-law, Mark Capstick, who is also a licensed funeral director.  He and Jennifer are the proud grandparents of Ella, Brennan, Caroline and Henry Lynch, Addison and Livie Lynch and Kaden, Abigail Jennifer, and Lucy Capstick.  They are assisted at the funeral homes by daughters-in-law Jamie Brennan Lynch and Melissa Hagensen Lynch.


Active in numerous civic and community organizations, Tim and Jenny have made great contributions to each community in which they serve.  Tim is Past President of the Wixom-Walled Lake Lions Club, Past Chairman Of The Board of Central Scholarship Funds, Inc., Founding Member of the Foundation For Excellence-Walled Lake Schools, Past Member of the Walled Lake Rotary Club and the Walled lake Area Jaycees, the Past Treasurer of the Walled Lake Chamber Of Commerce and a member of the Walled Lake Schools Crisis Intervention Team.  They have been members for over thirty years of St. William Church in Walled Lake.


He and Jennifer truly represent the motto of Lynch & Sons:  “A Family Tradition of Dignified Service”.

Jennifer Justen Lynch

Owner, Comptroller
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Jennifer Justen Lynch, along with her husband Tim Lynch Sr., owns and operates the Walled Lake, Oxford and Lapeer locations of Lynch & Sons.  A 1971 graduate of Marion High School, she attended Michigan State University before marrying Tim Sr. in 1973 and beginning her employment with the family firm.  During her career in funeral service Jennifer has worked in all areas of funeral home employment and ownership.


Married for over thirty eight years to her childhood sweetheart, Tim Lynch Sr., Jennifer has helped to preside over a growing family enterprise.  She has been joined in funeral service by her sons, Tim Jr. and Kevin and her daughter, Katie, all of whom hold licenses, as well as her son in law, Mark Capstick, who is also a licensed funeral director.  She and Tim Sr. are the proud grandparents of of Ella, Brennan, Caroline and Henry Lynch, Addison and Livie Lynch and Kaden, Abigail Jennifer, and Lucy Capstick.  They are assisted at the funeral homes by daughters-in-law Jamie Brennan Lynch and Melissa Hagensen Lynch.

Active in numerous civic and community organizations Jennifer and Tim Sr. have made great contributions to each community they serve.  Jennifer is Past President of the Walled Lake Rotary Club and was awarded the Paul Harris Fellow, a Founding Member of the Foundation For Excellence-Walled Lake Schools, a Board Member of the Walled Lake DDA, a Trustee of the Foundation for Excellence, a Basketball Coach for the Walled Lake Schools and a Brownie Troop Leader.  They have been members of St. William Church in Walled Lake for over 34 years.

She and Tim Sr. truly represent the motto of Lynch & Sons:  “A Family Tradition of Dignified Service.”

Timothy Lynch, Jr.

Co-Owner, Manager Walled Lake Licensed Funeral Director
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Tim Lynch Jr. is a third generation funeral director and is the oldest son of Tim and Jennifer Lynch.  He is a lifelong resident of Walled Lake where he is a 1993 graduate of Walled Lake Central High School.  Upon graduation, Tim attended Michigan State University where he met his wife Jamie and later transferred to Wayne State University where he graduated in 1997 from the School of Mortuary Science.  In 1998 Tim became the first third generation funeral director and manager of Lynch & Sons Funeral Home in Walled Lake.

Tim is a member of St. James Parish in Novi.  Tim is also part of the Walled Lake Schools Crisis Intervention Team with his father Tim Lynch, Sr. and Neal Howald.

Tim lives in Walled Lake with his wife Jamie and their children Ella, Brennan, Caroline and Henry.  In his spare time Tim enjoys spending time with his family, running and mountain biking.

Joseph M. Kerr

Licensed Funeral Director
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A native of Bay City, Michigan, Joe started his career working in a funeral home during high school. He graduated from Wayne State University Mortuary Science Program in 1976. Joe has served families in Kalamazoo, Detroit, Bay City and Grand Blanc. Joe’s compassion and empathy for the families he serves creates a caring and trusting relationship that has families requesting Joe’s services in their times of need.

Joe has been married to his wife, Nancy, for more than 30 years. He is the father of one son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Maureen, and a daughter, Graceson. Joe is a very proud grandpa of 4 grandchildren, John Paul, Julia, Sebastian, and James. Maverick, a Bernedoodle puppy, is Joe’s sidekick at home. Joe is a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Grand Blanc.

Joe is an avid runner. Joe has conquered the marathon distance several times in Detroit, Chicago, and Boston. He also is competitive at running the half marathon and 5K distances, too. Joe loves his role as the family travel agent planning trips around marathon/half marathon races in Pennsylvania, Florida, Hawaii, Ohio, and on Mackinaw Island. When Joe is not out getting a run in, you can find him biking for miles and miles. You could say that he loves the outdoors.

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Josey Justen Dovichi

Administrative Services Director
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Josey Justen Dovichi is Administrative Services Director at Lynch & Sons, Walled Lake. A 1975 graduate of Marian High School, Josey first lived at and worked at the Walled Lake location starting in 1976. After working at the funeral home for several years Josey left for a career in the legal profession as an office manager.


In 2008 Josey returned to Lynch & Sons joining her sister Jennifer Justen Lynch, her brother-in-law Tim Lynch Sr. and her nephews Tim Jr. and Kevin Lynch and Mark Capstick and niece Katie Capstick in their service to the families of Oxford, Lapeer and Walled Lake.

Josey is the proud mother of Jennifer Dovichi Lawrence, son-in-law Tim Lawrence and son Bryan Dovichi. Her life’s treasure are her granddaughters Avery and Emerson and grandson Daxten James.

Mary Whalen

Office Manager
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Mary Whalen joined the Lynch & Sons Funeral Home as the office Manager in 1999 after a 17 year career with Henry Ford Hospital/Maplegrove Treatment Center.

She and her husband, Patrick, make their home in Commerce Twp., where they raised their two children, Stephanie(Patrick)Kennedy and Patrick Jason(Laurel)Whalen.

Mary takes great pride in being a team player whether it be at work, on the softball field or at the gym. Being part of the Lynch & Sons Funeral Home “team” has brought Mary many incredible and rewarding moments. Besides being a dedicated employee, Mary considers raising two successful and happy children who married wonderful spouses to be one of her greatest accomplishments.

Spoiling her grandchildren, recognizing the value of family and service to those families in need give Mary great joy and satisfaction.

Neal Howald

Funeral Director Assistant, Support Group Facilitator
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Neal Howald has been a part-time employee of the Walled Lake funeral home since 1987. He will report full time upon his retirement from Walled Lake Schools where he serves as a special education teacher and coach. Neal has a B.S. in Ed. degree form Central Michigan University and a M.A. from Eastern Michigan University. His duties at the funeral home are varied from facilitating the Life Cycles' Bereavement Support Group to making pre-arrangements and assisting on funerals.

Neal serves as a member of the Walled Lake Schools Crisis Intervention Team and the Legacy Scholarship Fund which provides scholastic scholarships in the memory of deceased students and teachers. Neal also is a member of the Supervisory Committee of the Walled Lake School Employees Federal Credit Union and the Commerce Township Cemetery Committee.

Neal lives in Commerce Township with his wife Maureen who also works part-time at the funeral home. Their involvement with the funeral home is a family affair as Neal and Maureen's two daughters, Kristina and Jessica, also work at the Walled Lake funeral home.