Lynn L. Comegys 1929-2012

Posted on September 12th in Obituaries

Lynn Lestle Comegys, 82, of Erskine, Minn., formerly of Blackduck, Minn., died Aug. 15 at the Pioneer Health Center in Erskine.

Lynn was born on Oct. 23, 1929, in Crane, the son of August and Ella Mae (Steele) Comegys.

He attended grade school in The Narrows, Happy Valley and Diamond. He attended Crane Union High School and graduated in 1947.

After graduation, he worked for Bill Catterson driving the U.S. mail truck from Burns to Ontario and back six days a week. He worked for the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge from 1948 to 1951 as a dragline oiler and learning to operate it.

On Oct. 2, 1949, he married Wilma Ash. They resided in Frenchglen and Diamond, moving to Burns in 1952 where he was employed at Edward Hines Lumber Company. He worked several different positions there, the last two being debarker operator and relief and spare sawyer.

Retiring from the mill in 1972, the family moved to Blackduck, Minn., where he was a dairy and beef farmer until failing health forced his retirement in 2006. He moved to Erskine in 2009 due to his health.

Lynn enjoyed hunting, fishing, watching his grandchildren in their sports, Rams football and watching the L.A. Lakers basketball.

He is survived by his wife, Wilma Comegys of Blackduck; daughters, Glenda (Donald) Peasley and Sandra (Richard) Lien, both of Blackduck; son, Glenn (Nancy) Comegys of Casselton, N.D.; sister, Norine Floras of Meridian, Idaho; grandchildren Melinda (Niel) McLien, Shelia (David) Bjerkness, Kimberly (MJ) Connell, Jeff (Tami) Comegys, Jared Comegys, Jacob Lien and Kelsea Lien; great-grandchildren, Mariah, Brandan, Emily, Hunter and Noah; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, August Comegys and Ella Mae Smyth; brother, Glenn Aaron Comegys; infant son, Marshall Lynn Comegys; and many uncles and aunts.


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