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Lynne Ann Vancil

Lynne Ann Vancil

VANCIL

Lynne Ann (Dahlem) Vancil, 69, of Sparta, IL; born August 12, 1954 in Red Bud, IL, the daughter of William Dahlem and Hattie Jean (Gordon) Blind; passed away Friday, October 20, 2023 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Lynne rejoiced in the Lord’s work while serving many years as a deacon and member of Lydia’s Circle at Trinity. Being a philanthropist was second nature as it was always in her heart to help others. While she loved reading, studying history, shopping, and dining out, her favorite hobby was traveling. Above all else, Lynne treasured time spent with her family. Her girls and grandkids were her greatest gifts in life. She was more than a mom and mama; she was a best friend, caregiver, teacher, mentor, and most trusted confidant. She rarely missed an event and kept the best inclusive calendar for everyone in the family. Lynne and Larry were more than husband and wife; they were the best of friends.

She is survived by her loving husband – Larry Vancil of Sparta, IL to whom she married September 11, 1976 in Sparta, IL; two daughters – Rebecca (significant other, Roger Stine) Hood of Sparta, IL and Elizabeth (Eric) Montroy of Sparta, IL; four grandchildren – Olivia Hood of Lake Forest Park, WA, Drew, Henry, and Hayden Montroy all of Sparta, IL; two brothers – John (Pam) Dahlem of Waterloo, IL and Bruce (Mary) Dahlem of Sparta, IL; mother-in-law – Wanda Vancil of Sparta, IL; two brothers-in-law – Denver (Pat) Vancil and Randy (Pam) Vancil; sister-in-law – Donna (Jack) Ayers; four grandchildren in love – Jenalee (David) Capperino of Spokane, WA, Hannah, Aidan, and Andru Stine all of Sparta, IL; a host of nieces and nephews.

Lynne was preceded in death by her mother – Hattie Jean (Gordon) Blind; father – William Dahlem; step father – Russell Blind; father-in-law – Varlan Vancil; step brother – Russel Blind.

Condolences may be left online for the family at www.heilschuessler.com.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Presbyterian Deacons or Maple Creek Hospice.

The Memorial Visitation will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church on Sunday, October 29, 2023 from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Private Graveside Services will be held in Union Cemetery at a later date.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements

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  1. John B Holtgrefe says:

    Very pretty women I remember from high school made the world a better place

  2. Donna & Jack Ayars says:

    A beautiful lady inside & out. We will miss her so much. Prayers to the family. She is with us always.?

  3. Teresa Jewell says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the family. I have known Lynn for many years. She was a wonderful person and will be deeply missed. May God provide you peace and our prayers go out to you.

    Teresa Jewell and Family

  4. Roslyn Spragg says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Lynne’s passing. She is finally free and with our Lord and Savior. She will be missed by many. May God give peace to Larry, Wanda, and all of her children , grandchildren, and family as they go through this difficult time. Sending prayers for all of you. ????

  5. Denise Vuichard says:

    Sorry for your loss. May God’s love help you during these difficult days.

  6. Claudia Kerens says:

    Sorry to hear of Lynne’s passing. Condolences and sympathies for the family. Prayers.

  7. Dave & Monica Roth.North Little Rock. says:

    May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief.Please accept our sincere condolences.

  8. Lee Anne Martin says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful lady! She was a warrior! I’ve known Lynne since we were little! She was a gentle, kind soul! I’m so glad I was able to see her and catch up at our High School reunion. May she rest in peace and in the arms of Jesus.
    Blessings to the family!

  9. Pat Laramore says:

    Lynne was a wonderful lady. I am so sorry for your loss.

  10. Janice Wall says:

    Sincere sympathy to the family.

  11. Larry McGuire says:

    My condolences to her family.

  12. Jenna (& Terry) Lambeth says:

    I too am sad to hear of Lynne’s passing. I’m not on FB anymore & hadn’t heard how she was doing for several months.
    Besides being school friends, me a year older than Lynne, l have thought of her often throughout life, because we bought a cocker spaniel puppy from her & Larry many years ago. That dog was my soul mate dog, one of many pets we’ve had, but Meg was special, as was her first “human mom,” Lynne.
    You have our heartfelt condolences…may the peace of the Holy Spirit bring comfort as you each deal with loss. In Jesus’ name, amen.

  13. Lela Neisler says:

    My sympathy to the family. I remember John from our SHS Class of ’67.

  14. Linda Henderson says:

    I am so sorry to hear of Lynne passing away. I have known her for several years and really enjoyed our friendship. She served as Deacon with me for a long time. She was such a great church person. Very active in so many ways. I will dearly miss her. Heaven gained a great Christian woman.

  15. Judy Markotay Burns says:

    Truly sorry for the loss of a great lady. Heartfelt prayers to the family during this time.

  16. Denise Ebers says:

    Gary and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and deepest sympathy are with all of her family.

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  1. Gary and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers and deepest sympathy are with all of her family.

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  2. Truly sorry for the loss of a great lady. Heartfelt prayers to the family during this time.

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  3. I am so sorry to hear of Lynne passing away. I have known her for several years and really enjoyed our friendship. She served as Deacon with me for a long time. She was such a great church person. Very active in so many ways. I will dearly miss her. Heaven gained a great Christian woman.

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  4. My sympathy to the family. I remember John from our SHS Class of ’67.

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  5. I too am sad to hear of Lynne’s passing. I’m not on FB anymore & hadn’t heard how she was doing for several months.
    Besides being school friends, me a year older than Lynne, l have thought of her often throughout life, because we bought a cocker spaniel puppy from her & Larry many years ago. That dog was my soul mate dog, one of many pets we’ve had, but Meg was special, as was her first “human mom,” Lynne.
    You have our heartfelt condolences…may the peace of the Holy Spirit bring comfort as you each deal with loss. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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  6. My condolences to her family.

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  7. Sincere sympathy to the family.

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  8. Lynne was a wonderful lady. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  9. I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful lady! She was a warrior! I’ve known Lynne since we were little! She was a gentle, kind soul! I’m so glad I was able to see her and catch up at our High School reunion. May she rest in peace and in the arms of Jesus.
    Blessings to the family!

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  10. May our Lord bless and comfort you and your family during this time of grief.Please accept our sincere condolences.

    Reply
  11. Sorry to hear of Lynne’s passing. Condolences and sympathies for the family. Prayers.

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  12. Sorry for your loss. May God’s love help you during these difficult days.

    Reply
  13. I am so sorry to hear of Lynne’s passing. She is finally free and with our Lord and Savior. She will be missed by many. May God give peace to Larry, Wanda, and all of her children , grandchildren, and family as they go through this difficult time. Sending prayers for all of you. ????

    Reply
  14. Our deepest sympathy to the family. I have known Lynn for many years. She was a wonderful person and will be deeply missed. May God provide you peace and our prayers go out to you.

    Teresa Jewell and Family

    Reply
  15. A beautiful lady inside & out. We will miss her so much. Prayers to the family. She is with us always.?

    Reply
  16. Very pretty women I remember from high school made the world a better place

    Reply

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