Robert “Rob” Lynn
Son, brother and life-of-the-party Robert (aka “Rob” or “Robbie”) W. Lynn, 39, of St. Peter, passed away Monday, April 24, 2017, while surrounded by family in his home in St. Peter.
“Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came.” Like Norm from the “Cheers” TV series, Robbie was known and beloved by many people.
Rob was born August 15, 1977, in Mankato to Wayne and Barb Lynn.
He graduated from St. Peter High School in 1996. During his freshman year, he participated in the state wrestling tournament.
Rob lived a short but full life. From wrestling and playing hockey as a youngin’, to racing dirt bikes with fearless jumps in his teens and 20s, he devoured all that life had to offer.
He had a passion for dancing to his own tune, dirt biking, skateboarding, hockey, wrestling, bonfires, going to music concerts, and the television show “Seinfeld.”
Rob had an infectious smile. He lived for his family, his dog Bailey, his friends, and his special-needs clients. He had recently learned sign language to share his gift of gab with a wider audience at work.
He touched many lives and was a friend to all. His favorite quote, “Living the Dream,” will take on a greater purpose as he joins friends and family on his next adventure.
During his last couple of weeks, Rob often reminded his family to stay strong as he had a lot of people to reunite with. He said he lived a great life.
Rob is survived by his parents, Wayne and Barb Lynn; sister, Amber (Matt) Hohl; three nieces: Seanna, Isla, and Juniper; grandfather, “Bud” Lynn; dog, Bailey, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, and friends. Rob was preceded in death by maternal grandparents and paternal grandmother.
Visitation will be from 4:00-5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 28 at St. Peter Funeral Home with a prayer service and sharing of memories at 5:30 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held at his parents’ home at a later date.