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
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Jim K. Lynk Funeral Director
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Jason J. Lynk Funeral Director
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Heather A. O'Tool Funeral Director
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Michaela Knipe Office Manager
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Mike Logan Funeral Assistant
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Bruce Gustafson Funeral Assistant
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Jim Nagel Funeral Assistant

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. He has previously served on the board of directors of the Southeast Iowa Regional Riverboat Commission and North Lee County Community Foundation.  Heather is the 7th 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.  She & her daughter, Kerrigan, have enjoyed traveling together over the years to several states & countries. Heather enjoys cooking, yardwork, going on walks & is an avid sports fan, especially the Iowa Hawkeyes.

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, and has been President of their Ladies’ Club, youth group leader, and assisted or chaired many fundraising events. She enjoys gardening, crafting, spending time with family & friends, having playtime with here dog, Holly.

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. 

Bruce Gustafson

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

Jim Nagel

Funeral Assistant
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Jim Nagel assists King-Lynk with services, visitations, transportations and other aspects at the funeral home.