Staff

Our dedicated staff are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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John R. King Funeral Director

John & Thelma King are the co-founders of King-Lynk Funeral Home. They, and Jim & Jane Lynk, founded the funeral home in 1974 with the blessing of Jimmy Nieters, of the former Nieters Funeral Home. John & Thelma have four children, all were raised in Fort Madison and are now grown.

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Jim K. Lynk Funeral Director

Jim & Jane Lynk are the co-founders of King-Lynk Funeral Home with John & Thelma King. They opened the funeral home in 1974 with the blessing of Jimmy Nieters, of the former Nieters Funeral Home. Jim & Jane raised two children in Fort Madison, they are now grown.

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Jason J. Lynk Funeral Director

Jason & Heather Lynk are the second generation of funeral service at King-Lynk. Jason & his wife Heather were both born and raised in Fort Madison and they have two children, a daughter, Anna, and a son, Jonathan. Jason is a fully licensed & practicing funeral director and embalmer.  He is active in the Fort Madison Lion’s Club and serves on the Board of Directors of Connection Bank.  Heather is the 6th generation of her family to live in Fort Madison.  She moved back to Fort Madison after graduating from the University of Iowa and works at Bagcraft, the former Wolf Packaging, here in Fort Madison.

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Heather A. O'Tool Funeral Director

Heather O'Tool graduated from the Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in Houston, TX, second in her graduating class.  She is a licensed funeral director and embalmer also and has worked for King-Lynk since 2006.  Along with her husband, Mike O'Tool, they enjoy landscaping work, attending horse shows, traveling and Iowa Hawkeye games.  Her daughter, Kerrigan, is currently attending the University of Iowa.

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Michaela Knipe Office Manager

Michaela Knipe started with King-Lynk full-time in 2015, but she had helped them out from time to time with some record archiving since 2010.  She has since helped them to usher in some great upgrades to printing and personalization for services. Michaela is involved in her parish activities, like taking over as President of their Ladies’ Club and as a Leader for the youth group.

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Mickey Knipe Funeral Assistant

Mickey Knipe assists King-Lynk part time with services, visitations, transportation and other aspects at the funeral home. 

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Mike Logan Funeral Assistant

Mike Logan assists King-Lynk part time with services, visitations, transportation and other aspects at the funeral home. 

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Rich Harlow Funeral Assistant

Rich Harlow assists King-Lynk part time with services, visitations, transportation and other aspects at the funeral home.

John R. King

Funeral Director
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John & Thelma King are the co-founders of King-Lynk Funeral Home. They, and Jim & Jane Lynk, founded the funeral home in 1974 with the blessing of Jimmy Nieters, of the former Nieters Funeral Home. John & Thelma have four children, all were raised in Fort Madison and are now grown.

Jim K. Lynk

Funeral Director
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Jim & Jane Lynk are the co-founders of King-Lynk Funeral Home with John & Thelma King. They opened the funeral home in 1974 with the blessing of Jimmy Nieters, of the former Nieters Funeral Home. Jim & Jane raised two children in Fort Madison, they are now grown.

Jason J. Lynk

Funeral Director
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Jason & Heather Lynk are the second generation of funeral service at King-Lynk. Jason & his wife Heather were both born and raised in Fort Madison and they have two children, a daughter, Anna, and a son, Jonathan. Jason is a fully licensed & practicing funeral director and embalmer.  He is active in the Fort Madison Lion’s Club and serves on the Board of Directors of Connection Bank.  Heather is the 6th generation of her family to live in Fort Madison.  She moved back to Fort Madison after graduating from the University of Iowa and works at Bagcraft, the former Wolf Packaging, here in Fort Madison.

Heather A. O'Tool

Funeral Director
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Heather O'Tool graduated from the Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in Houston, TX, second in her graduating class.  She is a licensed funeral director and embalmer also and has worked for King-Lynk since 2006.  Along with her husband, Mike O'Tool, they enjoy landscaping work, attending horse shows, traveling and Iowa Hawkeye games.  Her daughter, Kerrigan, is currently attending the University of Iowa.

Michaela Knipe

Office Manager
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Michaela Knipe started with King-Lynk full-time in 2015, but she had helped them out from time to time with some record archiving since 2010.  She has since helped them to usher in some great upgrades to printing and personalization for services. Michaela is involved in her parish activities, like taking over as President of their Ladies’ Club and as a Leader for the youth group.

Mickey Knipe

Funeral Assistant
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Mickey Knipe assists King-Lynk part time with services, visitations, transportation and other aspects at the funeral home. 

Mike Logan

Funeral Assistant
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Mike Logan assists King-Lynk part time with services, visitations, transportation and other aspects at the funeral home. 

Rich Harlow

Funeral Assistant
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Rich Harlow assists King-Lynk part time with services, visitations, transportation and other aspects at the funeral home.