RIP Lynn Deetjen
If you see Oak Lawn business marquees with messages such as Rest in Peace Madeline “Lynn” Deetjen, it is because they recently received a message from the village announcing the passing of Lynn Deetjen, who was married to Village Manager Larry Deetjen for 45 years. Lynn Deetjen passed away last Friday, at the age of 70, after a long battle with Cancer.
The obituary stated that Lynn Deetjen, had dual residences of Deerfield Beach Florida and Oak Lawn, but she passed away at her summer cottage in Grand Haven, Michigan. For 19 years, Lynn provided invaluable volunteer leadership serving as the Elected President and Board Member of the Deer Creek Improvement Association in Deerfield Beach. Lynn provided the vision and drive to develop River Park in Deerfield Beach, Florida as well as enhanced landscaped entranceways for the 17 communities making up the Deer Creek Improvement Association. Lynn was part of a newly Elected Board that brought fiscal strength and direction to one of South Florida’s finest planned development communities established circa 1974.
Prior to Lynn’s professional real estate career in Florida, she was an educator both in Massachusetts and in Michigan teaching mathematics to both secondary and college level students. She is survived by her husband Larry; three children: Heather (Gabriel) Stern of Laguna Niguel, CA, Jill ( Robbie) Merchant of Irvine, CA, and Chad Deetjen of Boynton Beach, FL; three grandchildren: Willow, Elowen, Sage. The family has planned a private memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will take place in Lake Forest Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Lynn may be given to Hospice of North Ottawa Community. Anyone who wishes to pass along well wishes may sign the family’s online guestbook at www.larryandlynn.com/in-memoriam.
One of the Village Trustees sent a message to business owners stating, “If your business or organization has a marquee sign, perhaps you could post one of the below messages for the next 4-5 days? Thank you for your consideration.”
The Trustee even provided three sample messages, which we’ve included below:
Rest in Peace
Madeline “Lynn” Deetjen
RIP Madeline “Lynn” Deetjen
RIP Lynn Deetjen
DISTRICT 218 HOSTS SELF DEFENSE WORKSHOP
If you are worried about crime, and who isn’t, you have a chance to attend a self defense workshop hosted by District 218 on Tuesday September 24th. Participants will learn safety awareness, avoidance tactics, self defense misconceptions, and defensive techniques. The event takes place at the Administrative Center from 6 to 9 p.m.
Congressman Lipinski Promotes Women’s Equality Day
Yesterday, Congressman Dan Lipinksi, who is in a battle for the Democratic nomination was visible celebrating women’s equality day. The Congressman posted a message on Facebook stating “…we honor the women who fought for equality throughout our history and continue to fight for equality today. It’s important to honor their legacy by working for equality for women in every aspect of our lives. #WomensEqualityDay”.
Women’s Equality Day is celebrated in the United States on August 26 to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment (Amendment XIX) to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex.