Obituary: Lorraine Lynch


Lorraine Jean Bordeaux Lynch, 72, of Davenport, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at Genesis East Medical Center. Services were held on Friday, Nov. 22, at noon at The Runge Mortuary & Crematory. Visitation was Friday from 10 a.m. until the service at noon. She was laid to rest in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to King’s Harvest No Kill Shelter. Online condolences may be expressed at

Lorraine was born July 6, 1947, in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Gloria (Stock) Bordeaux, and later adopted by Willie Bordeaux. She married Gary Lynch on June 6, 1970, in Las Vegas. He preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 2009. She was employed for John Deere Insurance for 24 years, retiring in 2000. She loved and participated in all Rotary events. She enjoyed traveling, gambling and yearly trips with her husband to Aruba. She had many friends who became family and will miss her dearly. Lorraine loved her “goldens,” Sammy, Buddy and Sadie. She will be remembered fondly for her kind heart and generosity. She supported and has given to many charities, including Scott County Humane Society, Gilda’s Club and North Scott Rotary Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary; and her parents.

Those left to honor her memory include many lifelong friends; especially her caregiver and companions: Rosemary Carlyle and Vikki McDermott.


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