Lynn Marie Tess
Born Aug. 2, 1958, the youngest and beloved daughter of the late Kenneth C. and Delores Tess. Lynn died suddenly on Mar. 25, 2013 at the age of 54. She will be sadly missed by her longtime mate John Sullivan, his daughter Kelly and their special granddaughter Makenna; loving siblings Eileen Tess Johnston, Deborah (Richard) Pendzik and John (Tiffany) Tess; her special nieces and nephews Jessica Pendzik Tuma, Andrew and Stephen Johnston, Rachel and Patrick Tess, and many other relatives and friends.
A graduate of St. Ignatius School and Pulaski High School, Lynn went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and business from UW-Milwaukee and a Master’s degree in Safety from UW-Whitewater. She worked at Hydrite Chemical Co. (1979-1996) and Rockwell Automation (1996-2004).
Lynn was an avid genealogist for many years and served in various official positions in the Milwaukee County Genealogical Society. She ultimately became vice-president and then later president of that organization. Her genealogical research, as well as her interest in photographic preservation and restoration figured in her books about various family members. She also created a number of beautiful photograph albums commemorating family weddings and collected and compiled sets of treasured family recipes. In recent years, Lynn became an expert quilter. Although she lived her whole life in Milwaukee, Lynn enjoyed traveling both domestically and abroad. She loved playing golf and sheepshead. Most notable, however, was her passionate, longtime devotion to her various pet cats.
Visitation will be held Friday, Mar. 29 at 10 AM at the funeral home, followed by funeral services at 12 PM. Private interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Lynn’s family and friends deeply mourn her loss and will vividly remember her lively mind, her zany sense of humor and her generous heart.