Michael L. Lynch, 60, devoted husband, father, papa, son, brother, friend, business leader and mentor, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loved ones on Wednesday, April 3, 2019. He was born on May 20, 1958 in Canton, OH to Arthur “Art” and Jeanne (Johanning) Lynch. After graduating from Louisville High School in 1977, he married his high school sweetheart, Jeanne (Hertel) on March 11, 1978. They raised two daughters, Laurie and Lisa.
He served four years in the U.S. Navy and then returned to his hometown, Louisville, where he spent several years working in the food service industry before embracing his
entrepreneurial spirit and buying Ermanno’s Pizza in 1995. You could always find him in the pizza shop on a busy Friday night. Mike had a passion for making the community a better place through his business and time as Nimishillen Township Trustee. He was known for his infectious smile, kind eyes, storytelling and giving spirit—and he could tell a good joke like no one else. He had a way of reaching people in a deep and positive way and you could always count on him to advocate for the underdog. Known as “Crazy Mike” to some, he lived life to the fullest and did not fear risk, only missed opportunity.
Mike was preceded in death by his mother, Jeanne; brother, Ronald; brother-in-law, Alan and in-laws, Orval and Jean. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne; his daughters, Laurie (Mike Adkins) and Lisa (Alan Frank); father, Art, stepmother, Alice; five granddaughters and a grandson; sister, Tammy; brother, Doug; three sister in-laws, three brother in-laws and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
A service Celebrating Mike’s life will be held for family, friends and anyone whose life Mike touched on Monday, April 15th from 5:30 – 6:30 pm. at First Assembly of God, 1921 W. Main St., Louisville. Mike’s family will receive friends following services from 6:30 -8:00 pm at the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that we honor Mike’s legacy by donating to First Assembly’s Youth Ministry. Giving is what Mike did best and ministering to youth was one of his many gifts. A strong man of God, Mike was not attached to things and would not hesitate to give wherever he could.