On Wednesday, December 23, 2020, Lynn Beth Palmquist, widow and mother of two children, passed away at the age of 69.
Lynn was born on March 22, 1951 in Ironwood, Michigan. She was married to Darrel Palmquist (deceased) and together they raised two sons, Garrett and Clint.
Lynn was an avid gardener and fantastic cook who loved to share the fruits of her garden with friends and family. Her friends and family always looked forward to her homemade pickled beets, canned antipasto, applesauce and a host of jams and jellies made from local berries.
She loved all animals, especially dogs. She raised award-winning Labrador Retrievers that she was able to show on occasion. She constantly rescued animals, whelped countless litters of puppies and played host to innumerable cats throughout her life. One of her favorite pastimes was taking her dogs to Lost Lake to enjoy the beautiful serenity it offered. Her soul lives on in the UP and you will likely feel her calming presence if you ever visit Little Girl's Point.
She received her bachelor's degree and teaching certificate in English from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in the mid-90s. She taught both full and part-time at the local elementary and high schools in the Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan and cherished her students at Hurley High School. Lynn cared for everyone around her and loved to teach.
Lynn was preceded in death by her husband Darrel. She is survived by her two children, Clint and Garrett, her three grandchildren, Alyson, Celeste and Ryan, her sisters Arlene, Deanna, and Karen, her brother Dennis, as well as multiple nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date and place to be determined once travel is safe for the interested parties. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Lynn's name to the Humane Society of Marathon County where her Labrador "Dug" was surrendered.; 7001 Packer Drive Wausau, WI 54401. Phone: 715-845-2810; website: http://catsndogs.org/ You can also donate to her favorite animal shelter in her home town of Ironwood, The H.O.P.E. Animal Shelter at 590 Easy St, Ironwood, MI 49938. Phone: 906-932-1511; website: www.myhopeanimalshelter.org
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