BLAIRSTOWN:  Lynn E. Pender, 73, died Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at his home in Blairstown.    Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Norway Methodist Church with Pastor Crystal Oberheu officiating.  Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Blairstown.  Visitation will be from 4 to 7 on Friday also at the Norway Methodist Church.  A Memorial Fund has been established.  Phillips Funeral Home in Vinton is in charge of arrangements.

Lynn Edward Pender was born September 23, 1943 to Phillip and Velma (Carter) Pender in Milton, Iowa.  He graduated from Fox Valley High School.  He was united in marriage to Shirley Eggenburg on October 16, 1976 in Muscatine.  Lynn worked as a meat cutter for several area supermarkets and for Sutton Meat Locker in Newhall.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley of Blairstown; his children, Todd (Julie Arnold) Pender, Trena Wiederhold, Troy (Robin Harris) Pender all of Cedar Rapids, Greg Carter of Iowa City, Jadean Roggentien of Belle Plaine and Jennifer (Doug) Wilson of Decorah; his eleven grandchildren; his eleven great grandchildren; his two sisters, Marcella (Bill) Prevo of Bloomfield, Iowa, Marlene (John Jordan) Henry of Memphis, Missouri, his two brothers, Leo (Pat) Pender of Silvas, IL and Larry (Barb) Pender of Burlington, his sisters-in-law, Donna Pender of East Moline, IL, Gene Pender of Columbus, Georgia and his brothers-in-law, Larry Moffitt of Leon.

Lynn was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Mildred, Marge and Mary Lou and his brothers, Lester, Lawrence and Lowell.

Condolences may be left at www.phillipsfuneralhomes.com.