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Lynn Farnam

October 30, 2019 | 6 comments

Lynn Ida (Valeo) Farnam, 77, of Stevenstown, WI passed away peacefully at her home on October 27th, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.

She was born December 6, 1941 in Kenosha, WI to Sam & Alice (Ozanne) Valeo. She was raised there and attended local schools.  She graduated from Kenosha High Schools. (Mary D. Bradford) in 1960.

In her early years, she was a ballet dancer, played the cello and was involved in theatre.  She was a bit of a rebel and rather unconventional.

On October 27, 1962, she married James M. DiPalma.  During their brief marriage, she lived in Kenosha, Chicago, and Detroit.

On April 29, 1972, she married Carroll E. Farnam in Kenosha, WI. They resided there until 1997, when they moved “up north” to Stevenstown, WI.

Throughout her life she enjoyed music, traveling, league bowling, and playing cards with friends.  She was an avid reader and has an extensive personal library.  She also enjoyed several crafts including ceramics, sewing, fabric painting and DIY projects before it was popular.

She was a homemaker, but also worked at Jockey International in Kenosha, WI and Holmen School District.  She and her husband, Carroll, were foster parents for many years.

Lynn is survived by five children, Chelle (Guillermo) Krome-Vargas, David (Kent) DiPalma, Becky (Gary) Stutts, Sandy (Mario) Cruz, and Victor Farnam; 13 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and one along the way due in February 2020; plus 9 fur grandpuppies & kitties.  She is further survived by her sister, Sue (Ed) Barengo; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and close friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Carroll.

In keeping with her wishes, no traditional services will be held. Special thanks to Mayo Hospice staff.





  1. Coot

    Don’t ever think your past loved ones can’t hear you when you ask. You must make yourself blessed to have had the pleasure of being able to have such great memories. There are many people that are not that special. Carry on . But never forget. Live, and learn. Try to live.

    • Diane & Bob Nikolschuetz

      So sorry for the loss of your mom. my condolences to you and your family 🙏

  2. Renee San Miguel

    I met Lynn as a young child when she became my little sister Becky’s foster mother then adopting her into their family. It takes special people to open up their hearts and home to children in need. I will be forever greatful for that.
    My condolences to the family. Thoughts and prayers to everyone.

    • Judy LaFond

      My husband and I got to know Carroll and Lynn from going up to the Hilltop in Stevenstown. They were two of the nicest people I’ve ever met. They will be missed by all who knew them.

  3. Shelia Hall

    I am so so sorry for the families loss. I have fond memories of your mother.

  4. LaVelle Crowe

    My deepest sympathies to all her family and friends.
    May each of you be blessed with God’s comfort.


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