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Lynette Anne Welter

May 7, 1962 - September 24, 2022

Lynette Anne Welter, 60. May 7, 1962 – September 24, 2022. Lynette was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, to George and Sandra (Weyer) Welter.

Lynette was the oldest of 6 siblings and greatly enjoyed lording her position over her younger brothers and sisters. Her childhood home was constantly filled with the sounds of her practicing drama and voice warm ups on her siblings. She even enjoyed tormenting her brother so much he decided joining the army was safer than staying at home.

Lynette had a life long passion for the arts, and wanted to be an actor from an early age. After completing a degree in theater at the University of Nebraska she moved to Chicago to pursue her passion for acting. Shortly after moving she discovered an even greater passion, being a loving and doting mother. When her two sons grew up and became too cool for constant love and attention, Lynette returned to her love of the arts by coaching the Speech Team. First, at Walther Lutheran High school in Melrose Park, and then at Oak Park and River Forest High School.

Lynette was an active member of her church and used her passions to share her faith. She participated and briefly led St Paul’s Vacation Bible School summer program. She performed and directed skits with their Drama Ministry Team, and most Sunday’s could be heard lending her voice to the choir.

In May of 2015, Lynette was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She could often be found recuperating in her chair overlooking the Des Plaines river. She enjoyed watching the ducks swimming and the deer congregating at the water’s edge. Her view of the river was the backdrop for many long and loving conversations with friends and family during her 7 year battle with cancer.

Lynette is survived by her sons, Alex and Duncan Franz; surrogate daughter, Patricia Zareba; Siblings, Lia Eickhoff, Laura (David) Eisele, Maria (Randy) Taylor, Jason Welter (Tami Connell) and Richard (Laurie) Egger II; Stepfather, Richard Egger Sr.; and many other family and friends whom she loved and adored.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Sandra Welter; sister-in-law and dear friend, Julie Franz; and by her beloved dog, Mr. Wilson.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to ovarian cancer research https://ovariancancerinstitute.org/donations/ or to triple negative breast cancer research https://tnbcfoundation.org/support-us/donate.

Graveside service at Calvary Cemetery, 3880 L St., Lincoln, Nebraska: 1:00 p.m. Saturday, 10-01-2022, with Pastor Kerry O’Bryant officiating. Reception to follow at 3521 Allendale Dr. Lincoln, Nebraska.

Memorial service at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1025 Lake St., Melrose Park, Illinois: 2:00 p.m. Sunday, 10-16-2022, with Pastor Michael Duffy officiating. Reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall.

Services

October1

Graveside Service

CST

Calvary Cemetery

3880 ‘L’ Street, Lincoln, NE

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September 30, 2022

I met Lynette about 35 years ago. I was in the pit orchestra of a musical she was performing in. Somehow she met my close friend Carl soon after, so we got to know each other pretty well. Perhaps my most profound memory of Lynette is at my wedding. Lynette lit up the dance floor, with her red hair and redder glasses and exuberant dance steps. It was so wild that those red glasses went flying at one point (while she was dancing with my mother in law!). Lynette barely missed a step, as she scooped up the glasses, minus the right temple, balanced them back on her nose, and continued dancing. Lynette’s positive energy was contagious. She brightened the room every time. I don’t have a photo of this to share, but the image is still clear in my mind.

– Doug Wachob
September 29, 2022

I remember the sweet little two year old girl telling us while holding a dollar bill “I likea da money!” And as a teen, sitting around Grandma Welter’s table with grandma, Sandi and me, talking, laughing and eating oatmeal cookie dough with no intention of baking cookies! This STRONG, beautiful, talented, and funny woman was loved to the moon and back. I hope you are being hugged by grandma and holding your mom and dad’s hands. Rest In Peace Lynette.

– Sue Beeck

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