Alden “Bud” Eugene Lynch

Alden “Bud” Lynch, age 87 of Hugo, MN, died peacefully on September 7, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.
Alden was born January 3, 1930 in Rocky Ford, CO. He was a graduate of Center Colorado High School, Rockmont College and Bethel Seminary. Bud loved serving people and was pastor of Baptist churches in Pine Bluffs, WY; Gothenburg, NE; Des Moines, IA; Brooklyn Center, Cambridge and St. Paul, MN; New Castle, PA as well as Dean of Student Life at Bethel Seminary.
Alden was preceded in death by first wife, Mary Lou; sisters, Darlene and Kathy Martinez; and granddaughter Katelyn.
He is survived by his loving wife of eight years, Barbara Merritt; sisters, Mary Louise Bartz, Annabelle Hadden, Isabelle Lewellyn, Lois Ferguson; brother, Jim; daughter, Susan Shore; sons, John and Jerry; grandchildren, Christopher, Ryan, Andrew Shore, Katrina Shore, Kelly, Kelsie Ballentine, Liam; great-grandchildren, Grayson and Harbor; as well as the many beloved children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren in the Merritt family.
A memorial service was held September 11, at First Baptist Church, Cambridge, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred in his name to the Alden and Mary Lou Lynch Seminary Scholarship Fund, C/O Bethel University, 3900 Bethel Dr., St. Paul, MN 55112, 612-638-6595.
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