Chester Lynn

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Chester Stanley Lynn

September 21, 1923 - January 15, 2023


Tomahawk, WI - Chester Stanley Lynn, 99, of Phelps, WI (formerly of Winamac, IN) passed on to better things this past Sunday.  His mind was sharp until the end; but his body gave up.   Chester lived a good life that spanned nearly 100 years.  He was born Chester Stanley Linowski on September 21, 1923 in Chicago, IL and was the son of Joseph John and Bessie [Pawlowski] Linowski.   He enlisted in the US Army on November 7, 1942 and served with the 32nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron as a Radio Operator during WWII receiving an honorable discharge with a service related  disability.  Chester   married Margaret B. Newsome on August 17, 1943 in Chicago.  They were married for 63 years before her death on December 4, 2006. As a young man in Chicago, Chester found that it was hard to do business with a Polish surname. He adapted and that is how he became known as Chester Lynn.  In 1973, Judge Harold Staffeldt of Winamac officially granted him a legal name change. 

Chester retired as a General Manager at Tee Pak, Inc. in Winamac where had worked for 38 years.  He began his career as a Printing Press Operator at Tee Pak, Inc. in Chicago.  At the time of his retirement at age 60, he oversaw the printing division at Winamac.

Chester was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church in Winamac and St. Anthony's Church in Land O Lakes, Wisconsin, and was active in the Knights of Columbus.  He loved his life, especially the past ten years he had living in Phelps with his son, Jim and Jim's wife Joyce. He spent many summer days fishing from the dock or sitting in the sun while reading.


Survivors include:

Nancy (Jerry) Knoth, Brooklyn Park, MN Daughter

James R. (Joyce) Linowski, Phelps, WI Son

Dale C. (Franny) Linowski, Winamac, IN Son

6 Grandchildren

9 Great Grandchildren

1 Great Great Grandchild


Preceded in death by:

Joseph John Linowski, Father

Bessie [Pawlowski] Linowski Anderson, Mother

7 Siblings: Celia, Valentine, Isabelle, Bernice, Jack, Richard, and Joseph



Graveside Services will be held at 2 PM EST Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at St. Peter's Cemetery with Rev. Daniel Shine officiating. The American Legion and VFW will conduct Military Graveside Services.

Burial will take place at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Winamac, IN.

Memorial Contributions may be given to Alzheimer's Association

Online condolences may be offered in the guestbook at

Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary, Winamac, IN.


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Graveside Services

2:00 pm
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
St. Peter's Cemetery
St Rd 14 West
Winamac, Indiana, United States


St. Peter's Cemetery
St Rd 14 West
Winamac, Indiana, United States
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