Lynn S. Troyke, 68, child of God, died March 28 at Marquardt Health Center in Watertown.
A service to celebrate her life and witness to Resurrection will be on Thursday, April 5 at 11 a.m. at Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home with the Rev. Victor Tegtmeier of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church officiating. A visitation will be held on Thursday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
Lynn was born in Elmhurst, Ill., on Sept. 3, 1949, the daughter of Albert and Laura Troyke. After a few years, she moved with her parents to New Jersey, where she attended school classes and enjoyed singing and playing with friends. She was an active member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Fair Lawn, N.J.
At the age of 16, Lynn moved to Watertown, Wisconsin, to live at Bethesda Lutheran Homes for the rest of her life. Her parents and family members visited her regularly, and for many years she took trips with them to visit relatives in Chicago and in North Carolina. In recent years, she lived at a Bethesda group home in Watertown and enjoyed the friendship and care there. For the last week of her life, she enjoyed the care at Marquardt Village, where her father and mother had lived for many years.
A lifelong Lutheran, Lynn was a longtime member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Watertown. She attended church, and had many friends at Good Shepherd who made her feel welcome.
Lynn was known for her love of singing, oftentimes charging into verses that only she remembered fully. At home with her family, at Bethesda, at Good Shepherd and all around Watertown, she was loved and appreciated for who she was, able to enjoy the distinctive and extraordinary grace of a city of elegant caregivers and enlightened citizens.
“One more time!” Lynn often sang out.
Lynn was predeceased in January by her father, Albert F. Troyke of Watertown, and her mother, Laura Troyke of Watertown, in 2005. She is survived by her sister, Jean King and husband Van, of Greensboro, N.C.; two nephews, Reaves King and wife, Layne, of Greensboro and Troy King and wife, Andrea, of Dallas, Texas; five great nephews and nieces, Hodges and Drew of Greensboro and Sheridan, Kendall and Lucy of Dallas.
Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Bethesda Lutheran Homes and to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.