Lynda M. DuCharme, 69
March 23, 1948 — Sept. 11, 2017
Lynda M. DuCharme, 69, of West Bend, entered Eternal Life on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017.
Lynda was born March 23, 1948, in Iowa, the daughter of the late Roger and Therese (nee Urban) DuCharme. She moved to West Bend with her family when she was 8. After high school graduation, she worked as a secretary in various departments at West Bend Co., but enjoyed her years as secretary in the test kitchen the most. She worked at Amity Leather for more than 30 years, including as a sewer, lead person and product picker. Lynda loved her pets and everyone else’s pets too; they all became “her” pets. She enjoyed a variety of music and loved to dance; attending plays with friends, including Melody Top musicals in Milwaukee; reading; traveling; and mostly spending time with family and friends. When she was with nieces and nephews, she was “one of the kids.” An avid pool player, she shot pool on leagues for many years. Lynda was very kind, caring, generous and fun; she will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Those Lynda leaves behind to cherish memories of her include seven siblings, Ronald (Marita) DuCharme of West Bend, Suzy (Michael) Rudolf of South Milwaukee, Rosy DuCharme of West Bend, Marilyn (Rick) Learned of Phoenix, Randi Hoffmann of Fond du Lac, Terri (Jerry) Lemke of Campbellsport, and Mark (Christine Steuer) DuCharme of West Bend; seven nieces and nephews, Steve (Crystal) DuCharme, Jessi (Dan) Fouks, Kelly DuCharme, Jennifer Learned, Sarah Learned, Wayne Hoffmann Jr. and Nikki (Steve) Hoerth; seven great-nieces and great-nephews, Tylar Fischer, Tanner, Devin, and Preston Hoffmann, Hailey and Katie Fouks, and Theresa DuCharme; and great-great-nephew, Jaxxon. She is further survived by her aunt, Leona Urban, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her niece, Angie Cowling; and special friend, Bonnie Opsal.
A Memorial Mass in remembrance of Lynda will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25, at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Church, 1610 Monroe St., West Bend. Lynda’s family will greet relatives and friends at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. Burial will immediately follow Mass at Washington County Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Lynda’s family or donations to the Washington County Humane Society or the American Diabetes Association.
The family wishes to extend their appreciation to staff at Pavillion Rehabilitation Center in Slinger, her physicians and their staff at West Bend Health Center, her physicians at St. Joseph’s Health Center and Wound Therapy staff for their care and concern for Lynda. Special thanks to Dr. Jeffrey Young, Dr. Nicole Klausmeier, Dr. Kamlesh Kurre, Dr. Kajzad Macchi, and Dr. Mark Nunag and their staff for their compassionate care and kindness to Lynda.
The Myrhum Patten Miller & Kietzer Funeral Homes have been entrusted with Lynda’s arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at www.myrhum-patten.com.