Man Who Made Dorothy Lynch a Nebraska Staple Passes


(Columbus, NE) - Tuesday night the official "Dorothy  Lynch" Facebook page informed fans of the dressing that the man who bought the original recipe and made it famous for what most know today as a specific Nebraksa staple has passed away. According to the obituary for Hull, he passed on July 2nd at the age of 85. He was born in Scottsbluff and grew up in Gordon. Hull started the Dorothy Lynch salad dressing company in 1964 after moving to Columbus. Hull purchased the salad dressing recipe from Dorothy Lynch who started using the condiment in the late 1940s at the Legion Club in St. Paul. A committal service for Hull will take place at a future date in the Black Hills, South Dakota. 

(Dorothy  Lynch/Facebook) - Nearly 60 years ago, Gordon “Mac” Hull purchased a delicious dressing recipe from a Nebraskan cook named Dorothy Lynch and started a business. Mac knew a good thing when he tasted it, and wanted to share Dorothy’s original recipe with food lovers everywhere. Like the one-of-a-kind dressing and condiment, Mac was as unique as they come. He was a rancher, businessman, Husker fan, philanthropist, husband, father and grandfather who was well-loved in the communities where he lived and worked.

We are deeply saddened by Mac’s recent death but are honored to continue Mac’s legacy by sharing Dorothy Lynch with future generations of families. Thank you for your vision, guidance, and friendship, Mac. Rest in peace. 



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