|July 5, 1919 - March 6, 2015
Velma E. Lynk, former long-time resident of Gladbrook, Iowa, died in Bella Vista, AR on March 6,
2015 of natural causes at the age of 95.
Velma was the daughter of Ray and Mae Eitel and was born on July 5, 1919, in Hansell, Iowa. The
family later moved to Hampton where her parents owned and operated a dairy farm. She graduated
from Hampton High School in 1937 and attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids for one year after high
In 1941 she was married to Ray Lynk of Eldora. They owned and operated a dry-cleaning business
in Gladbrook for 25 years. She then worked at the local grocery store for a few years as well as
gave piano lessons to area children.
Velma had a lifetime love of music and played the piano and organ in the Methodist Church in
Hampton for many years. She also excelled on the cornet and played in the Hampton High School
band as well as in the municipal band while living in Hampton and accompanied many soloists over
the years on the piano or organ. She was an avid reader and also a big fan of Iowa Hawkeye
Preceding her in death was her husband, Ray, in 1981, her parents, and three brothers. In 2008 she
moved to Bentonville, Arkansas to live with her daughter.
Surviving are her daughters, Marcia (Bob, deceased) Haines of Bentonville, AR, Susan (Ray) Frimml
of Brooklyn, IA; grandson, Dave (Shiela) Frimml of Festus, MO; granddaughter, Cheryl (Darwin)
Hart of Colorado Springs, CO; step-granddaughters, Karen Bridges of Rogers, AR, Marcie Haines of
Springfield, MO; great-granddaughters, Avery and Emme Frimml; great-grandson, Eli Frimml;
three step-great-grandchildren; a sister, of Leonardtown, MD; a sister-in-law of Brookings, SD and
several nieces and nephews.
In accordance with her wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral. Private graveside services will
be held at the Maple Hill Cemetery in Gladbrook. Arrangements are being made by the
Moody-Stockdale Funeral Home of Rogers, AR and the Anderson Funeral Home of Gladbrook, IA.
Memorials may be made to the Gladbrook Public Library, 301 2nd Street, Gladbrook, IA 50635 or
to a charity of your choice.
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