Lynn Michele Catherine (Palazzo) Conard, 66, of Algoma, Wisconsin passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, December 31st, 2020 at Bellin Hospital in Green Bay after a short illness. She was born in Akron, Ohio on May 11th, 1954 to the late Harry Myles and Carol Mae (Koss) Palazzo. Lynn found her life partner with Cletus J. Conard, and they married on August 29th, 1992 at the beautiful Algoma lakefront on the shores of Lake Michigan.
Lynn attended St. Joseph Catholic Grade School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio before her family moved to Algoma. Completing her primary education at Algoma’s St. Mary Catholic Grade School, Lynn then graduated from Algoma High School in 1972. She obtained her Practical Nursing Certification from Northeast Wisconsin Technical Institute and found employment working in several nursing facilities in Milwaukee. Returning to northeast Wisconsin, Lynn later worked at Plumbers Woodwork in Algoma, as a welder at Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, as a cook at The Captain’s Table in Algoma, and finished her employment career working for many years at one of her most favorite jobs: the Algoma Long Term Care facility, before retiring. She especially enjoyed working with the elderly and found this occupation the most rewarding.
In her younger years Lynn was involved in the local Girl Scouts and was also a member of the Busy Beavers 4-H Club which allowed her to participate in several Exchange Trips to other states in the country. Here she developed life-long friendships which she treasured and maintained for the rest of her life. Lynn also had a keen interest in gardening, as evidenced by her lovely flower beds and bountiful vegetable garden each year. She had a very artistic soul, producing many beautiful things in the needle arts throughout her life. Her favorite medium of expression was knitting and Lynn was very proud to be a member of the local Knit for Kids group, where she recently completed her 95th sweater to be donated for the year 2020. (The total number of sweaters she created well exceeded 1000 since she began knitting with the club, truly a phenomenal feat!)
In addition, Lynn served for many years as a member of the American Legion Auxiliary – Post 236, currently holding the office of President of the organization. She was also a longtime member of St. Mary’s Rosary Society. Lynn loved music, sudoku, was an avid reader of many genres, and enjoyed traveling with her family.
Lynn is survived by her husband, C.J.; her 3 children: Ryan Klimek (Amy), Kristopher Klimek, Justin Klimek; her mother-in-law, Mary Conard; her sister, Kimberly-Ann Palazzo (husband, Randolf Warnke); her brothers, Vince Palazzo (fiancée, Kaleigh Wright), Kent Palazzo (Lorna), Philip Palazzo (Kristine); sister-in-law, Germaine Paape (Lester); 6 grandchildren: Alex and Jack Klimek, Alana, Lexi, and Lily Klimek, and Meadow Lynn Klimek; 13 nieces and nephews, including special niece, Amy Palazzo, and special nephew, Jason Palazzo; grandnieces and grandnephews; special aunt and uncle, Frank and Darlene Koss; many cousins including special cousin, Tanya Koss-Hollister (B.J.), step-cousin, Rebecca Lallathin; special friends, Mary McGrady, Vickie Antepenko, Lynn Heidemann, and Debbie Haas; many more friends and special neighbors; and SuZe, the beloved feline she inherited, who will all miss her caring compassion and her deliciously wicked sense of humor.
Lynn was preceded in death by her parents, Harry Myles, and Carol Palazzo; grandparents, Harry Frank and Ethel (Kilbourne) Palazzo, Kenneth and Evelyn (Fett) Koss; father-in-law, Lawrence Conard; brother, Jay Mario Palazzo; grandson, Myles Klimek; special aunt and uncle, Sharon and John S. Anderson; and special family friends, Frank and Margaret Catrone.
Visitation will be held from 2-5 pm on Wednesday, January 6th, 2021 at Wiesner & Massart Funeral Home - Algoma. Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be practiced and facemasks are required to be worn. For those that are unable to attend the visitation, livestreaming will begin at 4 pm a link will be provided on the memorial page for Lynn on the Wiesner & Massart website or directly from the Faceboook page https://www.facebook.com/AlgomaCascoFunerals. Burial will follow at a later time at the Evergreen Cemetery. A gathering to celebrate Lynn’s life will be held at the Algoma Legion Hall, 94 Clark Street, Algoma, WI 54201 from 5-8 pm. Memorials may be made to the family or a light snack can be given to the gathering at the Legion Hall. Online condolence messages may be shared at www.wiesnermassart.com.
The family wishes to thank the ICU staff at Bellin Hospital, Green Bay for the exemplary assistance and care they gave to Lynn (especially nurses Chelle and Ashley) and Dr. Robert Anderson, Algoma.