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Lynne Virginia Trautvetter

Lynne Virginia Trautvetter

Lynne Virginia Trautvetter of Arlington, Virginia passed away on December 3, 2015, at her home in Arlington, Virginia. She was 52 years old. Lynne was born on April 2, 1963, in Quincy, Illinois. She was the daughter of Eugene and Virginia Linquist Trautvetter. Lynne attended grade school and middle school in Mendon, Illinois. She moved to Galesburg, Illinois and attended Galesburg High School where she graduated in 1981. While in high school she played basketball and ran track and field. She attended the University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana and received a Bachelor's of Science. She then moved to Dallas, Texas and worked as a social worker. She returned to Quincy to further her education and attended Blessing -Rieman College of Nursing where she received a RN-BSN degree.

Upon graduation, Lynne moved back to Dallas, Texas where she was employed by Zale Lipshy University Hospital, then UT Southwestern Medical Center (specializing in Cardiac Care) and Children's Medical Center. In Dallas she attended Fellowship Church in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Lynne moved to the Washington, D.C. area in 2004 and worked as a traveling nurse at Johns Hopkins Bayview Hospital in Baltimore, MD caring for narcotic addicted newborns and pediatric burn patients. She also worked at Walter Reed Hospital where she cared for military dependents and in particular, inpatient pediatric patients. In 2006, Lynne shifted to a management position and began work for Amerigroup Community Care. For the last seven years, she has been employed by HealthNet Federal Services in Arlington, VA, as a Supervisor in Care Management Inpatient Utilization.

Lynne had a natural heart for service, devoting her life to serving others. She completed several medical missions in South America. She had a compassion for wounded veterans, underprivileged children and a strong mutual love with her church and family. She was known as the one who would organize special gatherings at work and with friends. She frequently traveled to help a friend or family member in need. Lynne enjoyed every opportunity that she could spending time on the family farm. Lynne made many friends throughout her life. All that met her knew that she was a special person. She had an infectious joy about her. Her greatest desire was to serve the Lord which she did in word and action. She was a devoted Christian and her life mirrored her faith. She was active in the Cherrydale Baptist Church of Arlington, VA. We know that she rests with the Lord.

Lynne is survived by her father, Eugene Trautvetter and her brother, Timothy Trautvetter both of Tioga, IL, her aunts and uncles, Doris and Ned Snider of Quincy, IL, Chuck and Delma Jean Hardy of Tucson, AZ, her cousins, Amy Moody (Patrick) of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Cindy Miller (Jeff) of Indianapolis, IN, Sonja DeCarlo (Nick) of Arlington, VA, Becky Ruffennach (Greg) of Stevensville, MD and Eric Hardy (Dory) of Tucson, AZ. She is also survived by the children of her cousins who loved her dearly and called her "Aunt Lynne."

Lynne was preceded in death by her beloved grandparents, Virginia Linquist, Lawrence and Norma Trautvetter, her mother, Virginia Linquist Trautvetter, her brother, Randall Trautvetter, her uncle Ralph Linquist, a uncle and aunt, Calvin and Naomi Jingst, and a cousin, Stephen Snider.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Duker and Haugh Funeral Home in Quincy, Illinois. Family and friends will gather at Duker & Haugh Funeral Home Friday morning, December 11, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. prior to going to Bethany Cemetery in Tioga, IL for a 10:00 a.m. graveside service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to the Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing, in memory of Lynne Trautvetter, c/o 1121 Broadway, Quincy, IL 62301. www.dukerandhaugh.com

There will also be a memorial service for her at Cherrydale Baptist Church in Arlington, VA on December 21, 2015.

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From:
Patricia Powell
Dallas, TX
Comments:
Dear family:
I am so sorry for the loss of Lynne. She and I were friends while working together at UTSW in Dallas. She is not only a talented nurse, but a wonderful friend and servant of God. We attended church events together.
Prayers to all the family,
Patricia
From:
Ann Awerkamp Dickson
Quincy, IL
Comments:
What a beautiful obituary capturing the spirit, heart, grace and loveliness of Lynne. I met her in 1990 timeframe at Blessing Hospital and we were friends from there on. She left a light within everyone she touched. Godspeed. My deepest sympathies to the family.
From:
Pam (Gooding) Garner
Blue Eye, MO
Comments:
My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you Eugene and Tim. I remember her as a young lady riding the bus together, 4-H, and school! She grew in to a beautiful lady that will be truly missed.
From:
Renee Culp
Denison, TX
Comments:
There are no words to express how much you will be missed. I'm thankful for our reconnection over the last few years. We will see you again friend. Love you!
From:
Randy and Lou Ann Bringer
Jonesboro, AR
Comments:
Gene, We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our prayers. We love you
From:
Mindy Montgomery
Great Falls, VA
Comments:
I had the pleasure of working with Lynne. It is rare to find a kinder, more compassionate person. The void she leaves is so huge. We all loved Lynne, and will miss her terribly, especially her hilarious stories about her family. My heart goes out to her family and friends, especially her dad, her brother, and her "boys" (the twins), who she loved so dearly.
From:
Ladee Rhodes
Woodbridge, VA
Comments:
My God bless her family in their time of grief
From:
Lera Aschenbrenner Whitaker
Rushville, IL
Comments:
I'm so sorry for your loss Lynne was an amazing lady we went to school together at Unity Middle School in Mendon. She always had a smile on her face and always made you feel like she was your friend and could always make you feel special !!
From:
Diane
Arlington, VA
Comments:
My condolences to the family. Lynne was a special lady and I will miss her smile and funny stories. She had a heart of gold and I feel blessed to have known her. Sincerely Diane Ward
From:
Sandra Berg
Arlingtion, VA
Comments:
We will miss Lynne's smile, she is an angel in heavan.
From:
Matt & Ana Richey
Burke, VA
Comments:
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Lynne was a lovely, sweet & kind person. We are glad to have known her. We pray that she rests in peace now in the arms of our Lord.
From:
Chris Almeida Tampa/Health Net A&A
Tampa, FL
Comments:
I am new with the company, read my emails this morning and there are no words I can express for your loss. From what I have read, she seemed to be such a loved woman within her community, church, friends, church, and family. The Lord has made it his choice to bring her home. I do not know nor is it my business of how she has passed. But, I know now she will feel no more suffering, and will be watching over those she has touched. My prayers go out to all those at this time. May the Lord bless you, and once more my condolences.
From:
Luisa Raneses
Alexandria, VA
Comments:
You will be greatly missed, Lynne. Your passing is such a devastating loss to all you have touched. May you rest in peace.
From:
Karen & Bob Duarte
The Villages, FL
Comments:
I had the honor of working with Lynne at Healthnet. She was my "cubicle neighbor". I always looked forward to the day because of her spirit. I also enjoyed hearing about all the projects her dad worked on in Ill.
After I retired, my husband and had dinner with her several times and always treasured the company.
To the family, I can only say that she was really a very special person and you should feel blessed that Lynne mirrored the beauty you instilled in her.
From:
Deidre Grant
Arlington, VA
Comments:
Lynne was joy to be around, at work as well as outside of the office. I pray for comfort for you all during this time.