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Ethelyn “Lynn” L. Brynjulfson, age 79 of Appleton, passed away peacefully while surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. She was born on October 9,1944 to the late Clarence and Gene (Willis) Jensen. She then moved to Barron, Wisconsin in 1950 and spent her childhood and teenage years enjoying all that this small town had to offer. After graduating from Barron High School, she attended beauty school in Eau Claire, WI and began her career as a hairdresser and in later years, a nail technician instructor. Lynn loved big cities and so her next move was to Milwaukee, WI. Here she met and married Gary Brynjulfson on May 27, 1978. Lynn and Gary later moved to Wausau, WI and then for the last twenty years made Appleton, WI their home. The two of them shared many years of marriage filled with love, family and faith until Gary’s recent passing on December 14, 2023.
Throughout Lynn’s life she dedicated herself to her family, her friends, and her faith. As a homemaker, she dedicated her energy and time to her children, her husband, and all those that she loved. Lynn has had many friends over the years because of her loving, loyal and giving nature. She spent many hours volunteering her time at her children’s schools and at her church. She was a member of Altar Guild, taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School, and started an Acolyte group that grew to almost one hundred young servants. Lynn was also an active member in the Daughters of the American Revolution, serving as the WI State Chaplain, Port Washington’s Chapter Regent, and WI State Good Citizen Chair. In addition, she was a member of the Wisconsin State – National Society United States Daughters of 1812 and the National Society Dames of the Court of Honor, all of which highlighted her talents and her patriotism.
Lynn and Gary enjoyed travel, camping, their love of fast sports cars and their children and family. Their favorite times however were spent with their grandchildren. Lynn and Gary were the best Nana and Papa any child could ever have and will be greatly missed.
Lynn is survived by daughter, Camille (Eric) Bland and son Scott (Ashley) Brynjulfson, grandchildren: Tabitha, Evan, Harper and Mabel. She is further survived by her siblings; Gerald (Cathy) Jensen, Marie (David) Schilke, Kimberly Jensen as well as many nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Preceding her in death are her parents and her beloved husband Gary.
Family and friends may gather on Thursday, February 1, 2024, at Valley Funeral Home, 2211 N Richmond St, Appleton from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. The visitation will continue Friday, February 2, 2024, at First English Lutheran Church, 326 E North St., Appleton from 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 am, Pastor Mary Bauer officiating. Entombment will take place at Highland Memorial Park, 3131 N Richmond St., Appleton at 2:30 pm.
A special thank you to the Appleton Theda Care Cardiac and ICU teams for their care and efforts.
Thanks to all of those who offered up prayers.