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McGilley State Line Chapel

12301 State Line Road, Kansas City, MO

OBITUARY

Lynd K. Mische

November 24, 1943August 8, 2019
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Lynd K. Mische, 75, Overland Park, KS. Born on November 24, 1943, to Irvin and Elton Mische in Vernon County, Missouri, Lynd grew up in and around Nevada, Missouri with his sisters Betty and Diane. He received his B.A. degree and his J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Missouri-Columbia. While in law school he was a staff member of the Missouri Law Review and a member of the Order of the Coif. He spent 23 years as a dedicated partner at Gilmore Bell.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Galles Mische, his children Steve (Savanna) Mische, Leigh (Jeff) Beck, and Meredith (Eric) Hayes and his sister Betty (David) Matthews. He has seven grandchildren: Xavier, Chloe, Adelynd, Xander, Charlotte, Ainsley and Eloise. He is preceded in death by his dear sister Diane Johner, and her husband Allan.

He was an intelligent and kind man, with a keen wit. He lived with an unparalleled integrity that drove him to excellence in work and an unwavering dedication to his family. He was a stalwart of strength and was fueled by life’s challenges. He embraced and overcame circumstances that came with losing his father at an early age and working his way through college and law school, to becoming a preeminent lawyer, excelling in his field.

His greatest honor was earning the respect of his colleagues. While he held many professional accolades, those awarded by his peers in the field were his greatest source of pride. He was a charter member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers and was the first MO attorney to become a member of the American College of Bond Counsel. He was selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America for multiple years; and was selected to the list of Super Lawyers.

He loved and was devoted to his family. He wanted his children to pursue their own dreams, wherever they led, as long as they pursued them with excellence and vigor. He enjoyed chatting with his grandkids, finding interesting ways to spark curiosity, and winding their way on a path of ideas, facts and memories.

He spent 50 wonderful years married to the love of his life, Karen. They were complementary opposites and showed us all how to love fiercely and hold tightly to each other. We are all better for knowing and being loved by Pops.

A special thanks to Dr. Vincent Lem, and Dr. John May, his caring medical team.

Visitation will be held from 6-8pm on Tuesday, August 13th at McGilley State Line Chapel, 12301 State Line Rd., KC, MO. Celebration of Life will be 3pm on Wednesday, August 14th at the chapel. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the MU Law School Foundation - Scholarship Fund and/or the St. Luke’s Foundation Pulmonary Fund for Dr. Lem to continue his work.

  • DONATIONS

  • U of M Law School Foundation Scholorship Fund
  • St. Luke's Foundation Pulmonary Fund

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, August 13, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Memories

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Kem Keithly

August 17, 2019

Karen: I was sorry to hear of Lynd's passing. He and I were classmates in high school. He was a great friend to me and my family along with his sisters. I remember him as very bright and with a great personality.

Dr. Kem Keithly

Jim Honey

August 15, 2019

Karen, I read about Lynd in the Nevada paper on Thursday night. I am so sorry. My wife Delores and I live in Carthage. I can't believe we never got together after College. I have a son and family in Lee's Summit. Karen, again I am so sorry. You may not remember but I stayed in his mother's house in the summer of 1967 and Nevada is where I met my wife. Good memories.

Gay & Kathleen McDermott & Murphy

August 15, 2019

Will miss running into him for years occasionally - long time back at Brothers III on Wornall - more recently at Touché.
Always loved to catch up as long as it didn't interfere with Wheel Of Fortune time. 😊
He will be missed!

Marlene Ogle

August 15, 2019

I was a classmate of Lynd's and I just want to extend my sympathies to the family. Prayers of peace and comfort to all.

Mike OFlaherty

August 15, 2019

I was saddened to learn of Lynde's passing. Great guy and great lawyer.
I enjoyed and value my associations with Lynde both personal and professional and I extend to Karen and all of Lynde' family my sincere condolences.
Mike OFlaherty

Dick Nixon

August 13, 2019

Lynd was truly one of the good guys. As a lawyer, that is not always easily accomplished. His obituary was very true to the man. My sympathies to Karen and his family.

Teri (Lane) Wilson

August 13, 2019

Karen, have thought about your family so much through the years. Can still picture the kids when they were little. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Will be praying that God holds you all a bit tighter as He guides you through your grief. Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend the services, but know that my thoughts are with you.

Burgundy Anderson

August 12, 2019

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