Lynell Martin McElmeel

Feb. 11, 1930 - Feb. 14, 2006

Lynell Martin McElmeel of Waukesha died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006, at age 76. Lynell was born Feb. 11, 1930, in Iowa, the son of Lonald and Leona (nee Jasper) McElmeel. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and a member of the American Legion in Dyersville, Iowa. He worked at the Waukesha Freeman for 33 years.

Lynell will be sadly missed by his children, Sue (Terry) Shinnick of Oak Lawn, Ill., Bev (Paul) Frydenlund of Hayfield, Minn., Tom (Jennifer) McElmeel of Waukesha, Bob (Kristin) McElmeel of Arlington Heights, Ill., and Kim McElmeel of Milwaukee; grandchildren, Kyle, Kristy, Kelly, Kevin, Tim, Andrew, Lindsey, Lisa Brian, Sean, Peter and Colin; and sisters, Kathleen (Dave) Luensmann of Westminster, Colo., Bernadine Thielen of Dyersville and Pat (Bill) Dougherty of Dubuque, Iowa. Lynell is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his sister, Donna Shaffer of Dubuque.

A visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. today, Feb. 16, with a vigil service at 7:30 p.m. at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A second visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m Friday, Feb. 17, at Kramer Funeral Home, 103 Fifth St. SE, Dyersville. A funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at St. Francis Xavier Basilica, 104 Third St. SW, Dyersville. Burial will take place immediately following the service at St. Francis Cemetery.

For more information, call Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 542-6609 or visit www.waukeshafuneralhome.com for online obituaries, directions or condolences.