Lynn Wallace Edgerton, 74, passed away peacefully Nov. 8, 2017, at St. Clare Hospital, surrounded by family.
Lynn was born in New Lisbon, April 3, 1943, to Edna (De Lapp) and Lynn Edward Edgerton.
He grew up in New Lisbon and spent the majority of his life in the Mauston/New Lisbon area, as well as a few years off and on with his daughter in West Allis. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, gun collecting, competing in stock car racing within the Wisconsin area as #11a, tinkering with classic cars and hot rods, singing (even recording a song with his cousin’s band), drawing, baseball and he was an awesome auto body technician. He owned and operated a couple body shops in the area over the years. He drove semi-tractor for many years, worked on the docks in Chicago and had hobby farms.
Above all, he enjoyed his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He had a special bond with his fishing buddy and grandson, Shane Winder, granddaughter Mary Hopper (his “aw bull-shit” partner, who refused to let him off the hook without telling her he loved her), his granddaughter Karey Edgerton, who he told an awesome wrestling move that would make her opponents collapse, and his great-granddaughter Ariyanah to whom he was “Papa Wynn”. He loved his Packers, Brewers and gambling. Many knew him as the “Mauston Mauler” in his younger years but then he became the “Mauston Faller” and lately he would say he was the “Mauston Crawler”. He lived a good life and enjoyed it fully with a smile on his face and a joke on his tongue most of the time.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Phyllis (O’Dell) Edgerton of West Allis; sister, Tina (Dennis) Nowicki of Necedah; daughter, Deborah Hopper of West Allis; sons, Brian (Mary) Edgerton and Charles Edgerton of New Lisbon; and daughter, Shelley Brandt of Mauston; grandchildren, Christopher Edgerton (Samantha) of West Allis, Shane Winder of Mauston, Amelia Lutz of Milwaukee, Amara Brandt of Mauston, Abigail Lutz of New Lisbon, Sara Hopper of Oak Creek, Nathan Rose of Prairie du Chien, Mary Hopper of West Allis, Jesse and Dalton Bendel of Mauston, Kasen, Karey and Kallen Edgerton of New Lisbon; great-grandchildren, Jesse Dotson, Christopher Edgerton Jr., Dilynn Kelbel, Ariyanah Brandt, Riley and Wyatt Edgerton, Ryan Winder and two more great-grandchildren due next year. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his sister, Linda.
A visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Hare Funeral Home, 217 W. Pearl St., New Lisbon, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.
Online guestbook is available at www.harefuneralhome.com.