Lynis E. Cassidy
NOKOMIS, IL - Lynis Eugene Cassidy, 81, of Nokomis died Monday, April 8, 2013, at his home in Nokomis.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 11, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 10, 2013, from 5-7 p.m. at the church. Rev. Christian Promm will officiate. Burial will be in St. Paul's cemetery with military graveside services.
Lynis was born in Nokomis on Sept. 12, 1931, the son of the late Leo and Pauline (Gerhardt) Cassidy. He married Jeanette Lankford in Nov. 18, 1951, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Nokomis; she survives.
Lynis graduated from St. Paul's Grade School and Nokomis High School. He served in the United States Army from 1952-1954 during the Korean Conflict. He and Jeanette farmed and raised livestock northwest of Nokomis on his family farm. He served on many boards and committees at St. Paul's Church, many years on Blue Cross and Blue Shield boards, belonged to the Rountree Gun Club and was a member of the Nokomis American Legion.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Cassidy is survived by a daughter, Karen (Ivan) Benning of Harvel; a son, Craig (Julie) Cassidy of Newburgh, Indiana; grandchildren: Suzanne (Brian) Grundy, Andrew (Keri) Benning and Kyle Cassidy; great-grandsons, Noah and Lucas Grundy; and brother, James (Juanita) Cassidy of Keysport.
Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Nokomis.
Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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