Lynn M. Mastalir, 68, of Kewaunee, passed away on Friday, July 28, 2023. She was born July 4, 1955, to the late Henry and Marcella (DeGrand) Mileski. Lynn met John while they both worked at Van Gheem Truck in Green Bay. Love blossomed and they married on May 3, 1975. Lynn’s short skirts and legs were John’s pride, he loved her to her last day and told her we need to go shopping as soon as you’re back on your feet. Lynn and John had a great phrase each morning and when he got home at night. Every morning when John left, he told her “See you later alligator” and she replied “after a while crocodile.”
Lynn and John moved to Kewaunee where they have lived since. In 1996 after having sacrificed years to build the company, John built Lynn her home on the lake.
Lynn is the longest tenured employee of BlueWater Services with over 40 years, dating back to the original operating company. Lynn and John also operated Riverview Transfer Station in Kewaunee. Lynn and John are long-term members of the Kewaunee Lions Club with over 30 years of service. She was a past two term club President, a Melvin Jones recipient, a Ray Hempel Fellow and attended local, state, and international Lions Conventions with John. Lynn has been a 100% attendance member for the last 29 years.
Lynn and John raised 8 puppies for Leader Dogs for the Blind. They hosted 3 Lions Youth Exchange students. Lynn was just thinking that now they could have time to enjoy traveling to her favorite haunts in Missouri and Tennessee and they were planning a trip out west in spring.
Lynn and John loved ballroom dancing and took many lessons and dad loved watching us dance and both of us loved being together and dancing. John will truly miss his best dance partner, who wasn’t afraid to critique my so-called improvised moves. A few weeks back Lynn and I talked, and she told me if something ever happened to her, I still had Holly & Gail as my best girls to dance with. I guarantee when we get together again, we have a lot of dancing to do.
They have two children Marlene (J) Hall, and Michael Mastalir (special friend Jody); grandchildren, Regina “Gina”, Grant Augustian, JD, Luke, Kavari, and Havanna, Hall. Lynn has two sisters, Julie (John) Schmitz, Debbie (Joe) Herman; brothers, Darrel (Terry) Mileski, Dick (Irene) Mileski; brothers-in-law, Paul (Helen) Mastalir, Dave (Margo) Mastalir, Steve Mastalir, Dan (Jan Linberg) Mastalir, Peter Mastalir (Dennis Bartley), Andrew (Betty Jo) Mastalir; sisters-in-law, Mary Szpara, Ann Jahnke (Rick Linssen); nephews and nieces, and mother-in-law, Catherine Mastalir.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her father-in-law, Edward “Fred” Mastalir; brother-in-law, Mike Szpara.
Visitation will take place at Kinnard Funeral & Cremation Services – Kewaunee on Friday August 4, 2023, from 4:00 – 8:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:45 pm. Visitation will continue at the funeral home from 9:00 – 10:30 am on Saturday, August 5. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11:00 am at Holy Rosary Catholic Church – Kewaunee with Fr. Jim Dillenburg officiating. Burial to follow in the church cemetery.
Online condolence messages may be shared at KinnardFCS.com.
“Sweetheart until we meet again as I came home every day and hollered out “HONEY I’M HOME!” If your reply is “BIG DEAL!” You can be assured it certainly will be! I loved you the first day we met, I’ll love you until the day we meet again and forever more!