Lukmann, 60, of Chesterton, Ind., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016.
She was born on
Dec. 17, 1955, in Gary, Ind., to Lester C. "Bud" and Frances E. (Smith)
She is survived by
her mother, Frances Lukmann-Bergum of Chesterton; brother, L. Charles
Lukmann, III of Chesterton; sister, Beth E. LeBlanc of Chesterton; aunt,
Marilyn Fouts of Gary; niece, Kelly E. McNamara of Chesterton; nephew,
Jeremy A. Lukmann of Chesterton; great-nephews, Jacob John Boldi and William
Michael McNamara, both of Chesterton; and very special friends, Sue Colby
and Gina Carroll, both of Griffith.
She was preceded in
death by her father, Lester “Bud” Lukmann, Jr.; grandparents; Oscar and Ruby
Smith and Lester C. and Mary Lukmann, Sr.
Lynn, for 14 years
a resident of Valparaiso after re-locating from Griffith, graduated from
Griffith High School in 1974; from St. Mary's College in Notre Dame, Ind.,
in 1978; and then, in 1984, received her Master's in Education from Purdue
University Calumet. For 38 years Lynn was a teacher, first at Nativity in
Portage, followed by St. Mary in Griffith, Griffith Middle School, and most
recently Beiriger Elementary School in Griffith. She was a member of the
Indiana State Teachers Association and the American Federation of Teachers.
Lynn did not so
much choose teaching as she was chosen by it, and the life of learning which
she taught so many to live by her own passionate example will be paid
forward by the countless students whom she mentored, nurtured, and
cherished. She was every young student's ideal of a teacher: a grownup with
a child's heart.
Lynn was also a
gifted athlete who coached girls league softball in Griffith, who in her own
playing days scored an unassisted triple play, and who was an ardent Notre
Dame fan and Fighting Irish football season-ticket holder.
And Lynn loved
being an aunt: to Jacob and William she was steadfastly devoted, as she had
been to Kelly and Jeremy.
Father Mike Yadron officiating, will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 4,
2016, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 525 N. Broad St. in Griffith. Burial will
follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
scheduled from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at White Funeral Home, 921 W.
45th Ave. in Griffith and one hour prior to service on Thursday at St. Mary
may be made to Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, 225 E. Chicago
Ave., Chicago, IL 60611; or VNA Hospice of Porter County, 2401 Valley Drive,
Valparaiso, IN 46383
handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, Chesterton.
may be left for the family at