Lynn Hillen, age 89, passed away April 16th, 2022, at Oak Park Place in Burlington, WI. Lynn was born on March 5th, 1933 to Cecil R. Womble and Edith M. Womble (née Gorenflo), in Chattanooga, TN. She went to college at the University of Tennessee, where she met the love of her life, Earl Hillen. They dated long distance while he served overseas in the Korean War, and when he was out of the service, they married on April 10th, 1954. They had two daughters, Karen Leigh Hillen and Kimberly Ellen Hillen, and spent much of their lives in Knoxville, TN.
Lynn was a full time homemaker, and enjoyed knitting, reading, attending her daughters’ swim meets, and spending time with the Lord. She loved Sudokus, crosswords, jigsaw puzzles, and doing anything and everything with Earl, her best friend and lifelong partner. Their love for each other throughout their 61 year long marriage was a quiet inspiration to everyone who knew them.
Lynn is survived by her daughters Karen (Geoff) Staursky and Kimberly (John) Fitzgerald. She is further survived by eight beloved grandchildren, Anna, Joe (Audrey), Leah, Sean (Karen), Ryan (Hannah), Kellyanne (Mark), Kristine, and Kathleen, along with four great-grandchildren, Caleb, Reeve, Henry, and Maisie.
She is preceded in death by her parents Cecil and Edith, and her beloved husband Earl Hillen.
A funeral will be held on Friday, April 29th, 2022 at Community Church (455 S. Jefferson St. Waterford, WI, 53185). Visitation will be from 9:30am-10:30am, with service to follow. In lieu of flowers Lynn has requested any donations be given to the Waterford Community Church for use of the Way to Grow Preschool, or to the charity of your choice.