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Shelly A. Lynch, 41

Shelly Ann DeMarais Lynch, age 41, of Elk River, died Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010, at her residence.

She was born May 19, 1969, in Watertown, the daughter of Duane J. and Cherry K. Hickman DeMarais.

Shelly graduated from Howard Lake-Waverly High School in 1987. She later attended Rasmussen Business College for two years.

Shelly and David J. Lynch were joined in holy marriage June 24, 1989, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Howard Lake.

Shelly was currently employed at J&B Meats in St. Michael in shipping and receiving.

She enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, especially deer hunting, and bowling.

Shelly was a former Girl Scout troop leader.

She is survived by her husband, David J. Lynch; daughters Whitney and Jeralee; a son, Greg; her father, Duane (Lois) DeMarais of Buffalo; her mother, Cherry DeMarais of Howard Lake; a brother, Denny DeMarais of Maple Lake; a sister, Janelle (Dan) Stokes of Howard Lake; grandmother Margaret DeMarais of Howard Lake; aunts, uncles, and other relatives and friends, including special friend Lynda.

She was preceded in death by a brother, John Clem DeMarais; and grandparents, John “Jack” DeMarais and Clem and Gladys Hickman.

A Mass of Christian Burial took place Saturday, Oct. 23 at 10 a.m. at the Church of St. Mary in Waverly. Father Timothy Cloutier was the celebrant.Interment followed at Marysville Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation was Friday, Oct. 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church.

Casket bearers were Dave Lent, Michael Hanks, Duane Hickman, Dave Brown, Jarrod Driver, and Ali Hill.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com