STOUGHTON-Wayne Lee Lynn, age 72, passed away on Friday, April 5, 2013, at his home in Stoughton. Mr. Lynn was born on June 12, 1940, at his home in Kansas City, Kan., the fourth child of Samuel Dewey Lynn and Dorothy Ethel (Wade) Lynn, both natives of Raton, N.M. He spent his early childhood years living with his parents and older siblings in Kansas City, Kan. and Pitcher, Okla. Following his parents' divorce he moved to Kansas City, Mo. After completing secondary school at the Andrew Drumm Institute for Boys, Wayne enlisted in the U.S. Navy and spent three years on board the USS Wilkenson, which sailed out of San Diego, Calif. and had ports of call over the entire breadth of the Pacific Ocean. Wayne considered it a time of growth and adventure, and was proud of his service to his country. He was decorated several times, and was honorably discharged in 1961. He returned to Kansas City, Mo., where he became a member of the Kansas City Missouri Fire Department. Twice noted for heroics, he was an active firefighter until he was seriously injured on duty in 1964. He remained with the Department in the capacity of Inspector and Safety Consultant for several more years. Wayne met Ms. Betty J. Galbraith of Kansas City, Mo. and they were married in 1962. They had a son, Samuel D. Lynn II, and the couple later divorced. Wayne married Ms. Catherine (Cathy) Foote in 1967, in Racine. Their sons, Edward LeRoy and Robert Jefferson were born in Racine. In 1975, Wayne and Cathy Lynn, and their two young sons moved to Madison, where the couple became engaged in the ownership and operation of Kicks Pizza, which later evolved into Wayne Lynn & Associates, Inc. In 1980, the family moved their home and business to Stoughton. In 1992, Wayne and Cathy Lynn divorced. The third time proved a charm for Wayne, when he met and later married, Ms. Judy Huberd of Stoughton. Together Wayne and Judy set about fulfilling Wayne's longtime dream of restoring one of Stoughton's historic tobacco warehouses, bringing back the stoic beauty of the hand-hewn posts and beams, and converting a part of the building into their unique home. After moving to Stoughton, Wayne became very active in the Stoughton community, including chairing the Syttende Mai Parade. \
Wayne is survived by his wife, Judy; three sons, Samuel Lynn of Missouri, Edward Lynn of Iowa, and Robert Lynn of Madison; stepdaughter, Jody (Jeff) Davis of Hephzibah, Ga.; stepson, Jess Huberd of Stoughton; grandchildren; grandnieces, Amanda and Marian; and nieces and nephews. Wayne also had many foster children who knew him as "Dad", "Pops", or "Old Man"; as he operated Wayne's Home for the Children of Wayward Parents for many years in Stoughton. He was preceded in death by a stillborn daughter, Michelle Marsha Lynn in 1969; his parents, Samuel D. Lynn and Dorothy E. Brown; sisters, Mary O. Lynn and Rozella (Lynn) Earle; and a brother E. Wade Lynn.
Funeral services will be held at a later date.
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