Wadsworth Ohio High School Class of 1962

In Memory of Lynn (Stentz) Underhill

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Lynn (Stentz) Underhill


Lynn Underhill (nee Stentz) 1225 W. Cedar St., Appleton, Wisconsin. Age 53, died peacefully on Saturday, December 27, 1997, following a long and courageous battle with lymphoma. Lynn was born on June 23, 1944, in McKeesport, PA., daughter of Eunice D. (Shatzer) Stentz and the late Edgar L. Stentz. On October 18, 1963, she married Robert A. Underhill. She attended Flora Stone Mather College. Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, in liberal arts studies. For over 15 years Lynn was employed by H & R Block as a tax consultant, instructor and office manager. Lynn found joy in people, children in particular. She taught slimnastics classes and tiny tot exercise. Lynn volunteered her time to serve the Outagamie County Chapter of the American Red Cross, managing numberous projects and programs and helping with the Service to Military Families program. She also volunteered to help with Meals-On-Wheels. Lynn was nominated by the Fox Cities Children's Museum in 1993 for The Post-Crescent Volunteer of the Year Award. In 1994, Lynn joined the board of directors for the Children's Museum and has served in numerous capacities, including the Executive Committee, the Development Committee, the Marketing Committee and as secretary for the board. Lynn was a skilled amateur photographer and had an eye for compposition, seeing things which most others never realized were there. She enjoyed golf and particularly liked international travel with her husband. She was a member of the Riverview Country Club. Along with Contance Morgenstern, Lynn co-authored a children's book entitled "A Monkey's Tale". Lynn was known to her fiends and associates as someone who always knew how to get the job done - and did so with a radiant smile.

She is survived by her husband of over 34 years Bob; her children, Robert III (Kimberly) Underhill, Appleton, and Richard (Diane) Underhill, Neenah; a grandchild, Robert Cameron Underhill IV; a brother, Edward L (Gail) Stentz of Orlando, FL; and her mother Eunice D Stentz of Sun City Center, FL. She was preceded in death by her father Edgar L. Stentz. A memorial service will be held at the First Congregational Church UCC, 724 E. South River St., Appleton on Wednesday, December 31, at 11 am with the Rev John T. McFadden presiding. Friends may call at 9:30 am until the time of the service. Wichmann Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Interment will be private for immediate family only. The family suggests that all gestures of concern or remembrance be directed to either the Fox Cities Children's Museum or the Appleton Medical Center Foundation.

Her family regards her as a very special individual reflected in her devotion to family, the community, and service to others. Her calm direceted energy, her positive outlook, and her infectious smile will be long remembered. Her postivie spirit during the course of a long and difficult illness is an inspiration to all who knew her. If Lynn could have been granted but one wish in her life, it would have been for all people to celebrate Christmas every single day.

A very special thank you is extended to the physicians and surgeons of United Health Group and especially the oncology nursing team at Appleton Medical Center.

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