Lynn A. Mead

October 2, 1947 - March 4, 2020

In Gobles, MI, Lynn "Chico" passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at the Wings Home in Allegan. He was born October 2, 1947 in Owosso, the son of Linford and Shirley (Fivecoat) Mead.

Lynn joined the Peace Corps where he met the love of his life, Barbara Repp. They were married June 20, 1970 in Puno, Peru. Lynn had been a teacher in Peru and also in Bay Village, Ohio where he was also the wrestling coach.

After his teaching career he worked as a chemical engineer for Praxair in both their Cleveland and Chicago offices. In his free time Lynn enjoyed hunting, fishing and coaching his children's sport teams.

Surviving are his wife; children, Thad (Catherine) Mead of Illinois and Christina (Chad) Bowles of Vicksburg; grandchildren, Zachary Mead and Jackson and Maguire Bowles; siblings, Mary (Tom Ferand) Skym, Judy (Rick) Magyar and Tim (Janis) Mead along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Mark Mead.

Friends may visit with Lynn's family from 5-8 PM, Friday, March 6, 2020 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, with a rosary starting at 7:30 PM. Cremation will follow.

A memorial service will take place at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Winkel Funeral Home with Rev. Fr. Simon Manjooran officiating.

Contributions in memory of Lynn may be made to the Wings Home of Allegan. Messages of condolence may be posted at

Published in Kalamazoo Gazette on Mar. 5, 2020