Lynch — Patrick Timothy "Tim" Nolan, 68, of Lynch died peacefully on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at Niobrara Valley Hospital in Lynch surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer.

Visitation was held Monday, Oct. 14, 2019 at Assumption Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church in Lynch with a wake service.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 at the church in Lynch. Fr. Bernard Starman officiated. Music was provided by organist Barb Weeder and the Assuption Blessed Virgin Mary Church Choir.

Pallbearers were Matthew Nolan, Christopher Nolan, Todd Fischer, Brian Fischer, Brent Fischer, Darrin Kirkpatrick, Jamie Opbroek and Adam Opbroek.

Burial was in the parish cemetery in Lynch.

Memorials may be made to the Niobrara Valley Hospital in Lynch.

Brockhaus Funeral Home in Spencer was in charge of the arrangements.

Tim was born on Feb. 3, 1951, to Clayone (Buzz) and Patricia Nolan in Burke, SD. He was a 1969 graduate of Lynch High School. 

He was a self-employed farmer and truck driver most of his life. He also drove for Spencer Livestock and Nolan Trucking for a number of years. 

Tim will be remembered as a strong man with a light-hearted sense of humor who touched the lives of many. 

He was always willing to offer a helping hand to friends and neighbors. 

Tim loved the holidays with family, especially opening presents at Christmas. 

He taught all the grandchildren to play chess and enjoyed a hearty game of cards. He loved his farm and cattle and was the happiest behind the wheel of a tractor.

Tim is survived by his wife of 48 years Cynthia Nolan; three children Shannon (Elizabeth) Nolan of York, Erica (Tracy) Heiman of Springfield and Holly (Richard) Palumbo of Roswell, GA; his mother Patricia Nolan of Spencer; six grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; five siblings Amy (Jerry) Opbroek of Mitchell, SD, Jane (the late Keith) Fischer of Grand Island, Joyce (Allen) Kirkpatrick of Sioux Falls, SD, Mike (Cindy) Nolan of Spencer and Mark (Michala) Nolan of York; and many loving nieces and nephews.                       

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