Jason Gee-Gong Chen

Turner, Michigan
December 29, 1978 - May 25, 2019


Visitation for Jason will take place 2-4:00 p.m. and 6-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Buresh Funeral Home, 101 East Michigan Avenue, Au Gres, Michigan 48703.

Service Location

St. Mark Catholic Church, 415 South Court Street, Au Gres, Michigan 48703


Funeral Mass for Jason will take place 11:00 a.m. (in state 10:00 a.m.) Thursday, May 30, 2019 at St. Mark Catholic Church, 415 South Court Street, Au Gres, Michigan 48703. According to his wishes, cremation will follow and he will be interred in Linwood Cemetery in Au Gres, Michigan at a later date.

Obituary Notice

Jason Gee Gong Chen
December 29, 1978 – May 25, 2019

Jason “Chen” to his friends, passed away on Saturday, May 25th unexpectedly. He is survived by his parents, Kevin and Amy Lynch of Au Gres; siblings, Brent Lynch (Sarah) of Harrison, Jenelle Lynch (Sreesh Valiyaveettil) of Mt. Pleasant, Lauren (Charlie) Heath of Harrison and Joshua (Chelsie) Bashow of Au Gres. Jason referred to himself as the “Awesome Uncle” to his nieces and nephews, Kieler, Isabel, Hudson, Michael, Marlow, Keaton, Brooklyn, Maevyn, Matteo and Abigail. He also leaves behind many Aunts, Uncles, cousins, and friends, as well as his beloved dogs, Bear and Little. He enjoyed music, boating, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling and spending time with family and friends. Jason was a graduate of Au Gres-Sims High School and Michigan State University.

Jason’s whole world revolved around his dogs, Bear and Little. His heart was always with his dogs as well as the plight of all animals. If anyone would like to honor his memory, we think he would like to know that you embraced his love for animals. Donations may be made to the Arenac County Animal Shelter, 3750 Foco Road, Standish, Michigan 48658 or OPCA Shelter Network Allicance, opca-shelter-network-alliance.com

Visitation for Jason will take place 2-4:00 p.m. and 6-8:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at Buresh Funeral Home, 101 East Michigan Avenue, Au Gres, Michigan 48703. Funeral Mass will be held 11:00 a.m. (in state 10:00 a.m.) Thursday, May 30, 2019 at St. Mark Catholic Church, 415 South Court Street, Au Gres, Michigan 48703. Father Thomas Kowalczyk will officiate with cremation following. Online condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com


Arenac County Animal Shelter
3750 Foco Road
Standish, Michigan 48658

OPCA Shelter Network ALliance


Linwood Cemetery, Au Gres, Michigan


So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to you and your family.
— Joe & Carol Jean Pasionek
So sorry for your loss. Jason was a great guy. Spartan. Love forever!!
— Pierre Burt
Sadden by your loss. Jason and I attended Michigan State University Super Program together. He'll be greatly missed. Praying for your strength during this difficult time.
— Trinette M Wilder
So sorry, always enjoyed Jason's smile at school.
— Cathy Macheske
Lifting you in prayer. May God give you strength and comfort. Nothing can break the bond between A parent and their child. My heartfelt condolences. 😪❤️
— Christine Puma
Our thoughts and prayers are with you
— Mike & Sue Neubecker
So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
— Ann Skiba
Jason " Chen" was like a brother to me. I am still in disbelief. He will be missed very much. Im sure he touched more lives than just mine. My thoughts and prayers to all that he cared about or that cared about him.
— Kimberly McLean
so sorry for your loss to all the family.
— Sheri Emans Chagnon and family
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to Jason’s family and friends.
— Louie Sharp Jr
R.I.P Jason. I will miss you. You are remembered. We had some good times. You show me how to ski, and use a bow and arrow. Lol. Great times.
— Vincent Gilchrist
So very sorry to all. May God hold you close during this time /
— Jamie Kelenski
Aim & family and Jay & family, we're devastated to hear this news of Jason's passing. You've all been in our prayers all weekend.
— The Barrett Girls
His witty, sarcastic humor & smile will be missed. Always enjoyed our conversations & personal updates when we'd get the chance to catch up at Ali's. Thoughts & prayers to his family & friends. RIP Chen.
— Jackie Dewald
Sorry for youre loss..he was a good friend.
— Ronald Griffith
Lot of great memories we all have of Jason. Always was a great guy with a great attitude. May you Rest In Peace as we cherish and celebrate your life bud 🙌🏼.
— Chris Redburn
Sorry for your loss. My condolences and prayers to the family. MSU Super 9.
— Clenetta Frazier
RIP Chen. You were a great guy and it’s hard to believe I won’t see you around next time I’m in town.
— Richie
No more longing for change Jason! We love you eternally!

Felicia (Jackson) Keith, Jackson & Remington Steenwyk
— Felicia Steenwyk
Hugs and prayers go out to Kevin and Amy, and family..
— Jill Richards
This makes me very sad . Sounds like he was a good guy . The absence is heavy . Thinking of you at this time .

— Ted Fleener
So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers of strength to help through this sad time.
— Julie & Randy McDonald
Prayers out to the family, friends, and first responders. Always tough to deal with a loss...but especially in such a small town. RIP Chen
— Andrew Lutz
Kevin & Amy, you are in my prayers. I am so saddened by your loss.
— Mark Bohlinger
Kevin and Amy, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
— Chuck and Bobbi Lynch
Amy, this is a long lost friend of Jason's and an old neighbor from the AuGres Yacht Club. Jason was like a little brother to me when I moved to AuGres in 86. He was the first person I meant the day I moved in the the last person to say goodbye when I moved away. My biggest regret is not looking him up after all these years. Many prayers out to you and your family. I'm very saddened by this loss.
— John Henry
Deepest sympathy during this time of pain. Peace love and hugs
— Ella Valentine
So very sorry for your loss prayers to all
— Nancy Schabel
Amy and Kevin, We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. May God keep you close during this time. Our thoughts and prayers goes out to your family. Jason was always good to us.
— Mel and Elaida TerBush
RIP Jason: Like many I’m still in disbelief. Jason was my first roommate at Michigan State during Super 9. I love you bruh!!!
— Herb Haygood
My heart is so saddened to hear of Jason’s passing. You are are my prayers and thoughts and have my deepest condolences.
— Barb Griffith
Thinking about you Jason, I’m so saddened to hear this. When we’re kids we don’t realize how people can make an impact in our lives and as adults we realize how special and important that is. You always made me feel special and thank you for always being so kind and generous. You’ll be missed by many and thank you for the memories. I’ll be playing Boston and thinking about your Saxophone skills ❤️
— Amanda Vartanian
Josh, Amy & Kevin, my heart breaks for you. Sudden lost is so much harder to deal with. You are in our prayers.
Cindy Bartman & Scott, Michael John & the Bartman family
— Cynthia Bartman
So sorry to hear about Jason's untimely death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
— Maureen and John Byrne
I would like to pass on my condolences to the family.
— Dale Hittle
Words just are inadequate. Thankfully God allows us memories to help us slowly move on. Tears and hugs across the miles.
— Sheila Bliesath
So very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Sorry I didn’t hear about your loss in time to attend services.
— Carla Fritz

I’ve thought long and hard about how to say goodbye and the more the think, the more distant and reasonable answer seems to reside. So I’m not going to.

Many things in life work in cycles and every memory I have of you instantly whisks me away to a time when we were young, our job was to get into trouble, and life seemed a bit more magical. It’s as if we are the characters in the poem Where the Sidewalk Ends and for those few fleeting moments you remind me about how we knew as kids the way life should be lived yet seem to forget as adults.

So I’m not going to tell you “Goodbye”. Maybe it’s because I don’t know how. Or maybe it’s because I don’t want to. Instead, I am going to tell you Thank You! And every time you revenir in my head, I’m going to take a walk out to Where the Sidewalk Ends.

Where the Sidewalk Ends
By Shel Silverstein

There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.

Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
And the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And watch where the chalk-white arrows go
To the place where the sidewalk ends.

Yes we'll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And we'll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know
The place where the sidewalk ends.
— Cory Fisher
I did not know your loved one, but I am so sorry for your loss. The majority of us are not strangers to loss. Many who have experienced loss find these practical suggestions helpful. Allow yourself time to grieve, talk about your thoughts and feelings, accept help, draw closer to God, visualize the resurrection. Doing these things has given many people, myself included, the strength to go on. My sincere condolences at this difficult time.
— LJ

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