Lynn Renee Sefcovic, age, 64, of Mountain Iron, MN, passed away peacefully on July 14th, at English Rose Suites, in Edina, MN
A time of gathering will be held on Sunday, July 21, from 10 am-12 (noon), at Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation 4565 Pleasant Street SE, Prior Lake, MN. A private family burial will be held at Union Cemetery, Maplewood, MN. In honor of Lynn, please make a donation to your local animal shelter.
On January 25, 1955, Lynn was born to parents Arnold Julius and Maxine Elizabeth (Trimbo) Hawkinson, in St. Paul, MN.
Lynn had an amazing career as a Register Nurse. After graduating from nursing school, she spent 35 years working at the Virginia Regional Medical Center going from Staff Nurse to Chief Nursing Officer. Also, during this time, she earned both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Nursing, and completed the coursework toward a PhD. She found great enjoyment mentoring fellow colleagues and encouraging them to further their education. Lynn absolutely loved learning. She was a strong believer in education and was always reading articles and books on nursing research and management. She retired in 2012.
On January 15, 1977, in Hibbing, MN Lynn married David James Sefcovic. They were blessed with three daughters, Kristina, Rebecca, and Elizabeth. As a family, they packed up the pickup camper, in search of weekend adventures. Everyone had their special place to sleep, even the dog! Lynn loved supporting her daughters. She enjoyed being a girl scout leader and attending their school activities. In her spare time, Lynn enjoyed traveling, especially anywhere warm. She had a deep love of all animals, wildlife and domestic.
Lynn was a strong support of the community. She was a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing, Soroptimist International, Rotary International, Arrowhead Emergency Medical Services Association, and the Blandin Leadership Program. Lynn was honored to receive the Athena Award for outstanding leadership in the local community.
Forever missed and cherish by husband, David; daughters, Kristina (Keith) Nystrom, Rebecca (Shannon) Uglem, Elizabeth (William) Heublein; granddaughters, Lola Uglem, Ruby Uglem, Katelyn Nystrom, Kaylee Nystrom; brother, Marc Hawkinson; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
There to greet Lynn home in heaven are her parents, Arnold and Maxine Hawkinson; her father-in-law Met Sefcovic, and her favorite aunts, Esther Hawkinson and Ellen Seablom.Print Obituary & Condolences