Warren Lynde

Obituary of Warren Charles Lynde


Warren Charles Lynde (AKA Charlie, Chuck, Grandpa, Papa), passed peacefully in his home 11/01/2022.

Warren always had a desire to serve the community. After building his home in 1969, he honorably served on the Brooklyn Park Fire Department from 1971-1981.

Every day after that, for 41 years, Chuck ate at the same small-town restaurant in Osseo. Lynde’s Restaurant & Catering (formerly, Lynde’s Inn). He, alongside his wife Jan (Porky) Lynde, were the founders of this community icon. Charlie believed the way to everyone’s heart was through a homecooked meal. He got to know many people through the restaurant and remembered every one of them. He was the master of hospitality.

After retirement, he went to work for the school bus company. Driving routes in North Minneapolis, he quickly became everyone’s favorite bus driver.

Chuck witnessed many changes in the area and embraced them all. He saw the best in every situation and made everyone he encountered feel special. He was a friend to all and treated everyone with respect and kindness.

Preceded in Death by Wife Janice Lynde. Parents Ervine Lynde and Eva Dean. Sisters Stella Justen and Carrie Dean. Grandchildren Toby Zimmerman and Jamilyn Kaminski.

Leaving behind to carry on his legacy: Children Sue Lynde, Penny Lynde, Mark (Cathy) Lynde. Sibling Connie Crawford. Grandchildren Danelle (Patrick Schumacher) Lynde, Kristopher Kaminski, Kandace (Bryon) Nienaber, Michael (Samantha) Kaminski, David (Brittany Steer) Zimmerman, Kalista Lynde, Josephine Lynde, Lexi Lynde. Great Grandchildren Casidi (Preston) Faber, Lakatia Zimmerman, Lucas Zimmerman, Evan Nienaber, Cody Nienaber, Lennon Kaminski. Special friends who were family Chuck & Diane Banks, Percy & Annie Ross, Ron Poltiske. As well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation & Memorial services are to be held at Cremation Society of Minnesota - Brooklyn Park (7835 Brooklyn Blvd.) on Sunday, 11/13/2022. Visitation 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Memorial Service will start at 5:00 pm. Celebration of Life and dinner to follow at Lynde’s Restaurant (209 Ct. Rd. 81 Osseo).

A Memorial Tree was planted for Warren
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Cremation Society Of Minnesota | Brooklyn Park
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