Sigrid C. Kynell, Walworth, WI (1912 - 2012)
October 20, 1912 - December 4, 2012
Sigrid C. Kynell, age 100, passed away on Dec. 4, 2012, at her home in Walworth. She was born in Duluth, MN, on Oct. 20, 1912, to Swedish immigrants Conrad and Alma Johnson. As a young child, their family moved to Wright, MN, where she was raised on the family farm. She married Stanley G. Kynell on July 23, 1938. They lived primarily in Duluth and Fairmont, MN and Sparta, WI, before settling down in Walworth in the 1950’s.
Together with her husband, Stan they spent the majority of their working years in the retail business having owned a women’s ready-to-wear store in Harvard, Stan’s and the V&S Variety Store on the Walworth Square. She also worked in the kitchen at Big Foot High School for over a decade making fresh baked cookies daily for the student cafeteria. She and Stan were long-time founding members of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Walworth. She was a wonderful seamstress, a fastidious homemaker and an excellent cook. Simple and practical, she cherished her family, was a woman of faith, a cherished mother, grandmother, aunt and dear friend to many.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Moreta Joan; her husband, Stanley in 1992; by her beloved sons, Gordon and Michael in 1994; and most recently, by her daughter-in-law, Mary Kynell in 2012.
Sigrid is survived by her three grandchildren: Karen (Muhannad) Tanbour of Chicago, IL, Kevin (Angie) Kynell of Walworth, WI, and Kristen (Wesley) Jasinski of Glencoe, IL. More than anything, Grandma Siggy cherished her five beloved great-grandchildren: Maya and Michael Jasinski and Holly, Brody and Clay Kynell. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on Dec. 15, 2012, at FAITH EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH at 11 a.m. with Pastor James Mehltretter officiating. At 2 p.m. there will be a private burial service at Walworth Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family requests memorials to Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 420 Read Street, Walworth, WI 53184 or Aurora Visiting Nurse Association of Lake Geneva, c/o Aurora Health Care Foundation, 950 North 12th Street, Suite A511, Milwaukee, WI 53233. TOYNTON WALWORTH FUNERAL HOME assisted the family.