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Lynne M. Kirk, 66, passed away unexpectedly on Friday.  Lynne was born in Racine on July 31, 1950 and was the daughter of the late Robert C. and Lucille (Nee:  Glovka) Wagner.

Lynne graduated from Washington Park High School “Class of 1968”.  Furthering her education, Lynne graduated from UW-Parkside, and then earned her Master’s degree from Cardinal Stritch University. 

Lynne first taught at Crestview Elementary School and then expanded the minds of many young students at Wadewitz Elementary School for over thirty-five years. Lynne retired in 2012.

Following her retirement, Lynne taught English as a second language to adults at the College of Lake County. She was a member of the Racine Education Association and National Alliance on Mental Illness.

A free spirit and product of the sixties, Lynne loved music, dancing, concerts and her travels around the world.  Lynne also enjoyed working in her flower garden, but above all, it was her family that gave her the most joy.

She will be missed dearly by her children, Christiaan (Robin) Kirk of St. Charles, IL, Andrew (Krissie) Kirk of Delafield; her grandsons, Miles and Maxwell; brother, Kenneth (Melissa) Wagner of Western Springs, IL; aunts and uncles, Betty (Radley) Hyde of Medford, OR, Joyce (Carl) Juergens of Milwaukee, Melvin Underwood of Kewanee, IL; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brother, James.

A Memorial Service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Tony Larsen officiating.  Private interment will be held. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the funeral home on Saturday from 12 p.m. until time of service at 2 p.m.