Lynn Haverkamp, 76, of Silver Lake KS, passed away on Saturday October 30th, 2021 at the Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital while recovering from a recent spinal surgery. Lynn was born on January 27th, 1945 in Kelly, KS to Matilda "Tillie" (Holthaus) Haverkamp and Lawrence Haverkamp. He grew up on a farm outside of Kelly along with two brothers and three sisters. Lynn graduated from Kelly High School in 1963. After graduation, Lynn worked on his family farm in Kelly and spent some time in the Kansas National Guard. Lynn married Kathryn Woolsoncroft in 1973. They had a dairy farm in Centralia, KS for several years. Lynn would proclaim those cows were better at milking him dry. Lynn left the dairy business to take a position at the Kansas State Capital in 1983 that he held until he retired. During his time at the capital, Lynn met and married Rita Moore on June 5, 1994. Lynn would say the one thing he was most proud of and enjoyed the most in life was his family. If you personally knew Lynn, then you knew you were likely his favorite. Lynn had five favorite daughters and one favorite stepson who all have enjoyed proclaiming the favorite title over the years. Lynn also found much joy in his 18 favorite grandkids and his 22 favorite nephews and nieces. If you were not Lynn’s family, you likely felt appreciative you were his favorite friend. If you didn’t realize, Lynn also held a title of his own as “World’s Best Dad” that he proudly displayed on his license tag and coffee mug that his grade school daughters gave him at the time. Lynn could not sit idle in retirement. With Lynn’s love for people, he took on jobs such as driving a school bus and transporting people from hospitals to rehab centers. Lynn at one point denounced why anyone would own a dog which soon there after turned into one of his favorite loves of being a dog owner. Neighbors enjoyed seeing Lynn out in his neighborhood walking his dog. Friends and family can attest that his dog ate better than any of them. Lynn spent much of his retirement going to visit his valued family and friends. Lynn took a lot of pride in his achievement of being sober for 37 years. This connected Lynn with many friends at the District 8 clubhouse in Topeka that he enjoyed playing dominoes with over the years. Lynn spent many hours in his impressive garden at his house that he always shared with many appreciative friends and family. Lynn was preceded in death by his parents (Matilda and Lawrence), wife (Rita), grandson (Jake Haverkamp), and brother (Cletus Haverkamp). He is survived by his daughters Deandra Haverkamp (Lenore, ID), Monica Haverkamp (Lawrence, KS), Jenny Robinson (Fort Collins, CO), Sarah Haverkamp (Peck, ID), and Rachel Adkins (Orofino, ID), step-son, Bill Amyx (Topeka, KS), brother Larry Haverkamp (Berryton, KS), and sisters Armella Freeman (Rock Springs, WY), Rosalyn Hermesch (Seneca, KS), and Connie Koelzer (Herington, KS). A memorial visitation will be held from 9-9:30 A.M., on Thursday, November 4, 2021, with a rosary to follow at 9:30 A.M., at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 227 SW Van Buren St., Topeka, KS 66603. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M., at the church. Inurnment will take place at the Silver Lake Cemetery, following the mass. A luncheon will be provided at the church after graveside services are complete. Memorial contributions can be made to Sacred Heart / St. Joseph Parish. Contributions can be left or mailed to the funeral home. To share a memory or to leave condolences, please visit, www.brennanmathenafh.com. Arrangements entrusted to Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, KS 66603.