In Memory of

Michael Francis Hynes

April 13, 1960 - May 7, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Michael Francis Hynes

Michael Francis Hynes

Born: April 13, 1960
Died: May 7, 2020
Age: 60

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     Michael Francis Hynes, the son of James and Patricia  (Kirschbaum) Hynes was born April 13, 1960, in Emmetsburg, Iowa.  He was raised on various farms around northwest Iowa and attended school in Mallard, Clay Central, and Spencer, graduating in 1978.  He was bow-legged, pigeon toed, and smoked, but was still one of the fastest guys on the track team.

     On August 20, 1983, Mike married Traci VerMeer at Bethany Lutheran Church in Spencer, Iowa.  Together they raised two wonderful daughters.  He worked at Morton Buildings for many years before working a job he truly loved, driving school bus with Spencer Community Schools.  Mike was a member of Knight of Columbus and a faithful member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  He loved cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Twins, Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Spencer Tigers.  We know the Chiefs won this year’s Super Bowl for him!  He also loved cold beer, fishing, golfing, and listening to music, especially classic rock and Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.  He was an avid reader and liked Louis Lamour books and Sports Illustrated.  He was known for his smile, contagious laugh, witty comeback, and the love he had for his wife and family.

     Mike passed away peacefully at his home after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was proceeded in death by his grandparents, Francis & Alice Hynes, Ambrose & Julia Kirschbaum; in-laws, Sydney & Gerald VerMeer; his uncle, Billy Lowe; Cousin, Kent Goodchild and brother-in-law, Greg Quillin.

     Left to continue to share his stories are his wife, Traci of Spencer; 2 daughters: Jenny (Brad) Reis of Spencer, IA, and Jaime (Bryan) Lair, of Spencer, IA; 4 grandchildren: Jalyn and Brandt Reis and Ethan and Ella Lair; his parents: Jim and Pat Hynes of Spencer; two sisters: Kelly (Steve) Meier of Waterloo, IA and Susie (Greg Marquette) Hynes of LeSueur, MN; sisters-in-law, Teresa (Joe) Deeter of Dumas, TX; Toni Quillin of Spencer, IA; Kelli (Chester) Yoes of Hartley, IA; many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins and many friends.

     The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff of Spencer Schools, especially the transportation team for helping him enjoy each day at work.  Also the Abben Cancer Center nurses and staff, Dr. Preston, Dr. Meyer, Kindred Hospice, especially Stacie and Emily who were very good to him and our family, and to his cousin, Tammy Gillis and sister-in-law, Toni for being amazing caregivers!

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SERVICES
Private family services will be held on Tuesday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.  The gathering will be family only but the service will be livestreamed on the Warner Funeral Home facebook page.
OFFICIATING
Father Timothy Hogan
CASKET BEARERS
Sloey Lowe
Doc Van Berkum
Muss Lowe
Matt Lowe
Billy Brennan
Luke Kirschbaum
VISITATION
There will be no public visitation
MUSIC
"Here I Am Lord"
"Be Not Afraid"
"How Great Thou Art"

By Seth & Quinn Hynes-Marquette
INTERMENT
Private, at a later date
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa

Condolences

Friday, May 15, 2020 at 1:39 PM
“Tracy & family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. God's peace be with you.”
- Tami Diekmann
Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 8:06 AM
“Mike is now at peace, no more pain! Our sympathy to all of the Hynes family!”
- Mary and Sheldon Oldon
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 12:12 PM
“Dear Hynes family,

I'm very sorry to learn of your loss. Praying for your peace and comfort during these difficult days. ”
- Michelle (Lachner) Albrecht
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 11:08 AM
“Traci, so sorry to hear about Mike. Sincere sympathy to you and all your family.”
- Toni Corcoran
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 9:08 AM
“Traci and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. God bless you all!”
- Barbie Walker
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7:58 AM
“So very sorry for your loss, Tracy and family.”
- Cheryl Sikora
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at 7:58 AM
“To the Hynes family we are sorry of Mike's passing. May the Lord comfort the family. ”
- Tom & Ann Myers
Monday, May 11, 2020 at 3:39 PM
“Dear Pat, Jim and all Michael’s Family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. You all have our sincere sympathy and hope good memories will be a treasure as time passes. Bill and Marcie Frevert”
- Bill/Marcie Frevert
Monday, May 11, 2020 at 3:39 PM
“Deepest sympathy to you and your family, Traci. Keeping you in my thoughts during this trying time. ”
- Beverly Danielson
Monday, May 11, 2020 at 3:39 PM
“Bless Mike in his new home in Heaven. ”
- Leo Wigen
Monday, May 11, 2020 at 7:53 AM
“Our deepest sympathy to the Hynes family. We have so many great memories with the Hynes. We will never forget! We love you Mike! Lisa and Todd Wicks..”
- Todd and Lisa Wicks
Monday, May 11, 2020 at 7:53 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you Traci and your family. Cherish the memories.”
- Alvina and Darrell Borchers
Monday, May 11, 2020 at 7:53 AM
“So sorry to hear about Mike. Rest in Peace. Sending prayers to Jim, Pat ,Tracy and all the family. ”
- Cindy Jones
Monday, May 11, 2020 at 7:53 AM
“Traci and family. We are so sorry to hear of Mike's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
- Jerry and Kris Illg
Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 6:53 PM
“Jim, Pat, & Traci and all the Hynes family prayers for you.”
- Jim and Mary Sikora
Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 4:48 PM
“Tracy, Jenny, and Jamie,
My prayers are with you during this sad time. Mike has left such wonderful memories for you to hold in your heart. He was such a kind and caring man who loves his family. He will be missed by many.”
- Michelle Nensel
Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 4:48 PM
“SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF MIKE'S DEATH. WILL MISS SEEING HIM IN CHURCH WITH HIS FAMILY, HE DEFINATELY
ENJOYED THOES GRANDKIDS. MAY GOD BLESS AND WATCH OVER ALL OF YOU”
- VERN AND SANDY OLBERDING
Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 1:28 PM
“Traci, Jenny & Jamie- we are sadden to hear of the passing of Mike. May you find comfort in each other in the days ahead.
- Ashley & Jason Selk
Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 11:51 AM
“Jim,Pat & all of the Hynes family.Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the life of a great son,brother,husband & father.R.I.P. Mike.
John & Linda Higgins”
- John Higgins
Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 11:51 AM
“We're sorry to hear of Mike going on to a better world. Randy enjoyed working with Mike (Hiney) at Morton Buildings. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Randy & Lisa Leonard
Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 3:41 AM
“Love your family and so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. God only takes the best. I’m sorry it came so soon. He will be missed by many. Thinking of all of you at this difficult time. Hugs and kisses to all🙏”
- Liz and Gary Stevenson
Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 3:41 AM
“Traci & family, We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mike, was also a great experience talking to the two of you.”
- Tracey & Brad Pierson
Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 3:40 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss. May God bring you comfort during this difficult time. ”
- Bonnie Kabrick
Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 3:40 AM
“Jim and Pat, we are so sorry for your loss.”
- Lee and Carol Boltjes
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 6:04 PM
“Sending our deepest sympathy to the whole family. May all the wonderful memories help all of you through these sad days.
- Marge & Marlene Hoffert
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 6:04 PM
“Jim, Pat, and family so sorry to hear of his passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
- Dennis Hifmeyer
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 4:33 PM
“Tracy,Jenny, Jamie. And families. So sorry to hear about Mike passing. I know he will be missed at the bus barn. We looked forward to his smile and his clever little comments. I am so honored to have Mike as a friend. Take care of yourself and each other. That will keep Mike smiling.”
- Don & Diane Feezor
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 3:33 PM
“I will always remember Mike as a #1 family man and an all-round outstanding person. His faith never wavered and Mike is a good example to all. Prayers and condolences to his wonderful wife, Traci (my niece), and the rest of their close family members and friends.”
- Jane Gilbert
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 3:33 PM
“Tracy, Jim, Pat and Family so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing he was quite a fighter. Will miss talking, sparing and swapping stories with the 513 “safety team.” Your family has been and will be in our prayers🙏❤️❤️”
- Pete and Tammy Zimmermann
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 11:28 AM
“We are very sorry to read about Mike. Our thoughts are with all of you!”
- Donna/Tom Malmgren
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 11:03 AM
“To the family of Jim Hynes. All my condolences go out to you. What I best remember is the tough guy he was. Another first and foremost, I'd like to Express the Love he had for life, and a difference he changed in my marriage. Billy certainly looked up to him as a brother, which they were. God Bless you Mike as I hope I will see you upstairs. Love Sue Brennan ”
- Susan Brennan
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 11:03 AM
“To the entire family, but especially Jim and Patti, sincere sympathy on Mike’s passing. Have not seen him since he was a little boy, but sounds like he was a great man who will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him!!”
- Gary and Linda (Fisher) Larson
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 8:24 AM
“So sorry, you are all in our thoughts and prayers, may God lift you up and comfort you during this time. He will be missed by many. ”
- Brenda, Dylan & Mason Adams
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 8:24 AM
“Sorry for your loss, Mike was a great friend and I was privileged to know him!”
- Jay Jones
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 8:24 AM
“Traci and family, I am sorry and saddened to hear of Mike's passing. Mike was a very special guy! He always had a smile, a quick wit, a a happy and positive attitude! Enjoyed seeing him as a bus driver, while out in bus duty. He will be truly missed. You have had a hard week, and my prayer is for comfort and peace. ”
- Lisa Buxhan
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 8:24 AM
“Always enjoyed catching up with Mike at various family events and his contagious positive attitude was second to none. Gonna miss you dearly.”
- Dan Lowe
Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 8:23 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers! ”
- Mike Wienhold
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 9:54 PM
“Jim, Pat, Traci and Jenny & Brad & family, Jami & Paul & family, I am so sorry for your loss. He will definitely be missed. Remember all the good memories and great times you had. Stay strong. You are in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Louise Simpson
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 8:17 PM
“Traci, Jenny and Jamie.. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Mike was such a joy and could always count on a good laugh! Thinking of you all!”
- Kari Fechter
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 7:25 PM
“Sorry to hear about your dad Jenny......he was a great man. The entire family has had a hard week. We are really thinking about everyone and praying.
I will always remember the garage urinal your dad had.”
- Beau Hoppe
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 6:53 PM
“Tracy, I am so very sorry to hear of Mike's passing. I pray God's comfort will take you through.
- BarB Krumm
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 6:20 PM
“Dear Hynes Family-I am sorry to hear this sad news. I am glad so many friends turned out for the birthday car parade and that a group of us could ride Bus #319 to check out Mike's bus route last February. These are wonderful memories. Peace be with you at this sad time and in the days ahead.”
- Laura Hanna
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 6:20 PM
“Pat and Jim, , Tracy and family, so very sorry for the loss of Mike. May your memories help you through this difficult time. Sending prayers, love and hugs. Gary and Vicki”
- Vicki and Gary Seversen
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 6:20 PM
“Traci, so sorry to hear about Mike, deepest sympathy to you and your family”
- Lynne Niemeyer
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 4:51 PM
“Traci, prayers & hugs my dear! Remember the wonderful times & keep them in your heart forever. May God comfort you all thru this trying time. HUGS! ”
- Judi Nielsen
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 3:26 PM
“Virtual hugs to your family. Mike was a guy who always knew you and made you feel important. He will be greatly missed. The Kassels”
- Julie Kasse
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 3:25 PM
“Traci and family I am so very sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories it will help you get through the tough times. Know that I am praying for you and your family. It has been a very difficult week for both of our families. I know that they are in God's hands and they are in Heaven looking over us. ”
- Janna Reis
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 3:25 PM
“My prayers are with all of you. Tracy my heart hurts for you.”
- Kristi Hoger
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 1:45 PM
“To the Hynes family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. We ushered with Mike and so enjoyed visiting with him. He will be missed. Hugs and prayers. Bob Raymer and Candi Whittenburg ”
- Candi Whittenburg
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 1:45 PM
“Our deepest condolences of your loss of a wonderful husband, son, and loss to many family members. Truly will be a an emptiness of many hearts and our daily prayers are with Him and all family members during this time. May the Lord welcome him into His heavenly and loving kingdom. Amen”
- Frank & Janee Boever
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 1:45 PM
“Dear Traci and Family, We are sorry for your loss of Mike. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God bless and watch over you. Mike and Mary Monroe”
- Mike & Mary Monroe
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 11:44 AM
“Traci and family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time. Special thoughts to Jenni & Brad for the very tough week of losing two special loved ones. ”
- Shelly Sindt
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 11:27 AM
“Dear Hynes Family, May God bless and keep you. Mike was such a soldier through his illness. ”
- Myra Coover
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 9:24 AM
“We met Mike because he was our girl's bus driver last year. We were always at peace knowing Mike was driving. He is a good man that will be missed in our community.”
- Paul and Janna Swanson
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 9:23 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss of Mike. He was always so positive and fun to talk with. May God Bless you in this sad time.”
- Chuck White
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 9:23 AM
“Jamie & Family
So sorry to hear of your loss. Your dad played a lot of baseball with Rick. I know Rick thought very highly of him.
Thoughts and prayers to you and the Family.”
- Kaylene Jackson
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 9:23 AM
“Prayers and warm thoughts fot thr Hynes Family.”
- Sue Eilers
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 9:23 AM
“Jim,Pat,Tracy and family, so sorry to hear of your loss, know we are keeping you in our prayers”
- Cindy and Kent Langenfeld
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 9:23 AM
“Tracy & family, we were so so sad to learn of Mike's passing. He gave it a good fight and we'll miss him. Prayers for comfort to you all.”
- Vickie & Jim
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 8:05 AM
“Tracy and family so sorry to hear of this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Curt & Rose Ness
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 8:05 AM
“My sympathy and prayers go out to the entire Hynes family. ”
- Lynda Darnell Viedenkamp
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 8:04 AM
“Pat, Jim , Tracy and families,
We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Rhonda & Steve Essick
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 8:04 AM
“Traci, Jenny, and Jaime
So very sorry about Mikes passing, You are in my prayers”
- Therese Schany
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 5:32 AM
“Our condolences to the family on the passing of Mike. Our thoughts and prayers are with Traci and family. Mike's spirit will live on through the love and memories you all have of him. God bless. ”
- Paul & Christina Caton
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 5:31 AM
“Tracy and family, So sorry to hear of Mikes passing. He was a great guy who always had a smile on his face and a good conversation. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. In deepest sympathy, Ron & Cathy Pratt”
- Cathy & Ron Prayt
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 5:31 AM
“So sorry to hear. Was one of the reasons our sprint relay teams were so strong on the '76 track team. Great athlete and a really good guy.”
- Bob O'Hara
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 5:31 AM
“So very sorry for you loss. Your husband, father and grandfather will truly be missed. You’re all in my heart and prayers.”
- Cody Slawson
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 5:31 AM
“To all of Mike's family, even though I did not know Mike on a personal level, I knew many of his immediate family members. My heart is breaking for all of you! Please know that I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. May you all feel the loving arms of Jesus wrapping you in His care during these next few difficult days and the weeks and months ahead!
- Kim (Kilpatrick) Baxter
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 5:31 AM
“Jim and Pat , I am so sorry for your loss. Find peace knowing all your friends are 🙏 praying for you and the family. Love Sheryl”
- Sheryl Nelsen
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 5:31 AM
“We are so very sorry to hear about Mike’s passing. He will be greatly missed by so many! Sending hugs and prayers to you all! ”
- Drew and Leaha Eldridge
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 5:30 AM
“Tracy, Jamie, Jennie, my heart is filled with sadness because Mike is gone, but filled with love because his pain is gone. What a true fighter he was. So very sorry. Love you all.”
- Deborah and Jerry Marlow
Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 8:33 PM
“We are so sad to hear of Mike’s passing. He was a true gem of a guy. His personality was huge and will be missed by all. ”
- Bruce & Tracy Enderson
Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 8:33 PM
“may god bless and keep you and your family forever, Super guy gone too soon”
- john/cathy kirschbaum
Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 8:33 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Keith & Karen Swancutt.”
- Keith & Karen Swancutt
Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 8:33 PM
“ Condolences to the family. Mike was such a nice guy. He will be remembered. Delbert and Laurie Sanderson”
- Laurie Sanderson
Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 8:33 PM
“I said, “oh, no, not mike!” I always remember his big smile. He would always stop to talk when we bumped into each other. He was a good man. Our hearts break for you and the girls and families. We are so sorry. Be strong Tracy.”
- David and Jan Hopkins
Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 8:32 PM
“So sorry to hear of Mike's passing....He will certainly be missed by all who knew him..especially his family. May God have mercy on all of you.”
- Tom and Sherri Higgins
Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 8:32 PM
“I am so sorry for your loss. Mike was one of a kind, who touched the hearts of many people. I loved when he was the janitor at Johnson School. He would always take time to stop by my classroom for a chat. Mike always had a joke to tell, a smart remark to say, and a smile on his face. He loved his family so much. He was proud of his daughters and grandchildren and loved being their grandpa. He also spoke fondly of his nephew, Brenden. Mike will hold a special place in my heart always. Prayers for comfort and peace. ”
- Brenda Griffin
Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 5:44 PM
“Hynes family, My deepest sympathy at the loss of Mike. He was a very special person. Always had a smile. All those memories of him will help you thru this difficult time. Hugs to you.”
- Ann Spooner
Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 5:44 PM
“So Sorry for your loss. My Prayers are with you all.”
- Joyce Hegna
Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 5:44 PM
“We are so sorry to hear of Mike's passing! Sending Hugs and Prayers your way.”
- Mike and Renee Juza
Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 5:44 PM
“We are so sorry are so sorry to hear of Mikes passing. ”
- Leonard &Merla Rust
Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 5:44 PM
“We are so sorry to hear about Mike's passing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you! ”
- Matt & Missy Lair
Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 5:44 PM
“What a positive person Mike was to be around! We are so very sorry! Our prayers and thoughts are with his family!”
- Wayne and Diana Koppen
Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 5:44 PM
“We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family ”
- Steve and Barb Meyer
Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 5:44 PM
“what can I say I lost a very good friend and confidant and I know a lot of people that lost a good friend but yet I feel most for the family he was a great man he had a golden ticket through the pearly Gates I hope he's up there golf in Pebble Beach”
- Billy Brennan
Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 5:43 PM
“Our Heartfelt condolences for your loss”
- Kathy VanBruggen
Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 5:43 PM
“Please accept our deepest condolences. We are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Love Jay, April, and Jack.”
- Jay Santage
Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 5:43 PM
“Traci and Family; So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. You're all in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Lori Clark
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