Lynwood J. Counseller

Lynwood was born April 6, 1936 in Lansing and went to heaven March 20, 2012.

He was a retired teacher and administrator for the Lansing School District. He was president of McLaren Health Care Volunteer Services and also served on their Foundation Board. For many years he worked with the Lansing Civic Players Guild, was a member of the Old Newsboys, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church where he was an usher and in the golf league. Lyn was a dedicated servant, but the true love of his life was his family. Whether it was attending a sporting event, a school program or having fun at the lake, being with his family was his priority. He was a loving and dedicated husband whose contributions to his family and community will always be cherished.

Lyn will forever be missed and remembered by his mother, Norma, his wife of 53 years Delaine, sons Jeffery (Kelly), Craig (Tonja), Peter (Carrie), grandchildren Jennifer, James, Jeremy, Paige, Andrew, Morgan, MacKenzie, Alex, Nicholas, many nieces and nephews, sisters Susan Fenn, Joyce Truscott and Gwen Counseller, and brothers Larry Counseller and Tom Truscott. Lyn was preceded in death by his father Norval Counseller and George and Jessie Skory.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2012, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Dr. Gordon Weller officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. The family wishes to thank the ICU physicians, nurses and staff for their skill and compassion in his care. Donations may be made to Volunteer Services, McLaren Health Care, Greater Lansing.

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Morgan Family
March 22, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Heartbreaking loss for you all. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sheri Patterson
March 22, 2012 at 8:13 pm

The world has truly lost a wonderful soul! But how lucky we all were to have known this great man! Much love to the entire Counseller family!

Richard/Pam Dragisic
March 23, 2012 at 6:07 am

We are so sorry for your loss and we’ll keep all of you in our prayer’s. May the fond memories you hold of your husband,son, father, grandfather, brother help carry you through this time of sorrow. God be with you.

Ernie/Liza Stunson in California
March 23, 2012 at 11:13 am

Please know that you have our deepest sympathy on the loss of your husband and father. I know there is little we can say to console you, but please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this tragic time.

Pamela Nakfoor
March 23, 2012 at 12:30 pm

I don’t think I ever saw Lyn without a smile on his face. He was always ready to help anyone he encountered. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family for their huge loss.

Bruce & Marcia Holliday
March 23, 2012 at 8:29 pm

We are so sorry to hear of your familys’ loss. I remember many fun times at Bear Lake with your family. Lyn could always be counted on for many laughs. Our prayers are with all of you.

Dave and Margie Swayze, Lake Isabella
March 24, 2012 at 5:35 pm

We noticed Lyn often enjoying his time with the grandchildren. We’re very sorry for your family’s loss and will remember you in our thoughts and prayers.

Valerie Smith
March 25, 2012 at 12:38 am

Lyn was like a breath of fresh air on a hot, muggy day. We worked together on the Canterbury Board, the MSU chaplaincy, for several years. His fresh ideas, optimism, youthfulness, business sense, willingness to tackle hard issues and especially love of life was contagious. Lyn and Delaine, quite the team! May Lyn rest in peace.

Jodie (Arntson) Miller
March 25, 2012 at 7:25 am

I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Counseller’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Delaine, and your wonderful family.

Ron & Krinne Walsh
March 26, 2012 at 12:36 pm


I was surprised to read of Lyn’s death this morning. Ron & I offer our condolences and prayers to you & yours.

May God comfort you & your family as you cope with this life-changing loss.




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