Robert R. Lynn
July 11, 1925 - December 26, 2018
United States Navy
The flag flying over the bandstand during August is in honor of Bob Lynn.
Bob enlisted in the Navy, April 11, 1943, and was stationed for 33 weeks at Central College in Fayette, Mo. for his early officer training. He then spent 18 weeks in Memphis, Tenn. where he was in the Naval Air Technical Training Center. Cadet training followed for five weeks at Jacksonville, Fla. He was commissioned on April 30, 1946, and discharged May 12, 1946.
Upon returning home, he enrolled at Iowa State College, graduating in 1949. After his graduation from Iowa State, he returned to Oskaloosa and joined the family poultry business. In 1975 the business was sold to ConAgra and Bob developed the business into a poultry sales branch covering seven states, and a refrigerated truck fleet serving 48 states.
Bob was a lifelong supporter of the Boy Scouts and shortly after coming back to Oskaloosa became Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 71. He served in many other capacities with the Boy Scouts, locally and statewide, being recognized with the Silver Beaver Award for his distinguished service.
He was known for the numerous organizations he participated in for his beloved community. Some of Bob’s work included the Oskaloosa Park Board, Water Board, Future View, Past President of Rotary, Daily Trust Fund and served as the mayor of Oskaloosa from 1982-1985. He was recognized as citizen of the year in 1991. He was also active in community development as part of the Fox Run Development as well as building several small starter homes and renovating the Rock Island Depot.
If you are interested in flying the flag of a veteran above the bandstand, contact Shawn Langkamp at Langkamp Funeral Chapel & Crematory at 641-672-2181 or www.langkampfuneralchapel.com.