Lynn Feuerhelm

Lynn A. Feuerhelm, 80, of Lansing passed away Sunday, June 12, 2022 at Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, WI. Memorial services will be held Saturday, June 18 at 11 a.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 111 N. 9th Street, La Crosse, WI 54061, with Fr. Mike McElwee officiating. Inurnment will be in the columbarium in the Chapel of the Holy Sacrament in La Crosse, WI.

A visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 17 at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home in Lansing and one hour before the service at church Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Christ Episcopal Church music fund. Martin-Grau Funeral Home in Waukon is handling arrangements.

Lynn Allison Feuerhelm was born July 8, 1941 to parents Herbert and Ruth (Layer) Feuerhelm at their family farm in Mays Prairie, rural Lansing. He attended a one-room schoolhouse until the eighth grade and graduated from Lansing High School in 1959. He was also a graduate of the American Institute of Business in Des Moines.

After college, Lynn was employed by the Chicago/Northwestern Railroad in Mason City. He returned to Lansing and worked as a secretary for Eastern Allamakee Community Schools for 33 years. Lynn was a church organist at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Lansing, Old East Paint Creek Lutheran Church in rural Waterville, and an assistant organist at Christ Episcopal Church in La Crosse, WI. After retirement, he was an administrative assistant and greeter at Kerndt Brothers Savings Bank at their Lansing branch. He was also the apartment manager for Uptown Manor Apartments in Lansing for over 25 years.

Lynn’s favorite composer was J.S. Bach and he played many of Bach’s preludes and postludes on the organ. He was self-taught at the pipe organ, never having a formal lesson. Lynn’s playing of hymns was supportive and for the congregation. He was part of a Mid-Week Musical Offering group in Lansing for many years. Lynn played at many of his family’s and friends’ weddings and funerals. He was also a choir director at the churches he served. He cantored the Exultet sung prayer at the Easter Vigil Service at Christ Church for many years. Lynn had a vast knowledge of sacred hymns and his faith in Jesus Christ was of the utmost importance.

Lynn was a world traveler. He took guided tours to most of Europe, China, Russia, Egypt, Morocco, Peru, Israel and the Holy Land, and India. He especially enjoyed Great Britain, the British royal family, and British comedies, especially “Keeping Up Appearances”. He loved travel shows, historical documentaries, and watching Minnesota Twins games. He was an avid fan of crossword puzzles, doing them in ink.

Lynn was a wonderful baker and will be remembered for his made from scratch angel food cakes, pies, and especially for his chocolate chip cookies. Lynn loved to collect neck ties and always wore a suit or sport coat to work or to church.

Lynn loved his family, the community of Lansing, his church, and his many friends. He will be remembered for his generosity and kindness.

Lynn is survived by his best friend, Shannon Roberts of Lansing; his sister-in-law, Ruth Feuerhelm of Lansing; his nieces, Terry (Brian) LaRue of Decorah and Lori (Tony) Darling of New Albin; and his nephew, Brian (Liz) Feuerhelm of Lansing. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Lee Feuerhelm.

Honorary casketbearers are Bill Bartels, Lori Darling, Brian Feuerhelm, Jeff Gaunitz, Terry LaRue, Dan Mulholland, Dan Rethwisch, Rob Van Horn and Rick Welsh.

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