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 Donald Warren Lynnes

Donald Warren Lynnes

Death 3 Jan 2007 (aged 86)
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Memorial ID 17305344 · View Source
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Donald Warren Lynnes, 86, died at his home in Eau Claire on Wednesday January 3, 2007.

Don was born in Eau Claire to Albin and Gerda (Roinestad) Lynnes on November 2, 1920. He was a 1939 graduate of Eau Claire Senior High School He married Patricia Rolland in 1943. They later divorced; and he then married Sandra Kaufman in 1965.

During WW II, he worked for Boeing Aircraft building planes in Seattle, Wash., and for the U.S. Forest Service in Missoula, Mont. After WW II, he returned to Eau Claire where he worked as a fireman for the Eau Claire Fire Department for 30 years (1945 to 1975). He also worked as a SCUBA diver for many years.

Throughout his life, Don was a speed skater. His favorite skating areas were Braun's Bay at Half Moon Lake and Boyd Park. He enjoyed traveling, and went to car races throughout the country. He loved music, and especially enjoyed seeing his son and grandson perform.

Don is survived by his son, Mickey (Mary Ann) Lynnes of Eau Claire; daughter Suzan Lynnes of San Diego, Calif.; brothers, Allan Lynnes of Phoenix, Ariz., and David (Joyce) Lynnes of Eau Claire; grandsons, Tim and Todd Lynnes of Eau Claire.

His parents and his first wife, Patricia, preceded him in death.

Visitation for Don will be from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, January 8, 2007, at Smith Funeral Chapel. Smith Funeral Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.

Donald Lynnes also is preceded in death by a daughter, Coral, of Eau Claire. He is survived by a grandson, Brandon Ratliff; and a granddaughter, Amber Miller, both of Toledo, Ohio. (1-7-2007)


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