Lynn Isabelle (Schmitt) Lanyon

CALUMET — Lynn Isabelle (Schmitt) Lanyon, 61, of Calumet, gained her heavenly wings on Sunday, January 16, 2021, at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital. She fought until the very end.

Lynn was born on January 18, 1960, in Laurium, to Melvin and Ann (Beaudoin) Schmitt.

The Schmitt’s resided in Tamarack, where Lynn and her siblings shared many fond memories. While attending local schools, Lynn was a candy striper at Houghton County Medical Care Facility.

She graduated from Dollar Bay High School with the class of 1978.

Later in life Lynn also attended Gogebic Community College for business administration.

In her early adult years, the “hangout” was Uphill 41 in Hancock, with her best friends Dawn, Tammy, Donna, Dennis, Shelly, Debbie Lepage and her family.

This is where she met her lifelong love, John Lanyon, in 1987, and later married him on November 4, 1989. Together they resided in Hubbell, raising “the loves of their lives,” son Justin and daughter, Jessica later moving to Calumet in 1999.

Lynn enjoyed working and staying busy. Her most recent employment was a dedicated food service worker at Pats Foods IGA in the deli for eight years until her retirement this past December 2021.

Creating memories with family-especially her children, cooking, camping, going out to eat, shooting darts, bowling, and her newfound love of hitting the trails in her side-by-side exploring were her favorite past times. She, alongside her husband, were life-long Green Bay Packers fans, in which they’ve been disappointed by for many years.

Her main passion in life was helping others, known as “Momma Lynn” to so many.

In 2008, she had a lifesaving procedure and fiercely fought Stage 4 Renal Cell Cancer. Lynn dedicated her life to give back the blessing of becoming a survivor. For the past 14-plus years until her death Lynn with pride, took on the role of co-director of the Copper Country Angel Mission of Calumet, a non-profit organization (formerly the New Beginnings Angel Mission.) Over the years, this amazing woman selflessly spent countless hours helping those in need in any way possible and touched the hearts and helped lives of many. She organized annual donation programs for school supplies, coat/jacket drives and the Angel Tree. The Angel Tree each year ensured hundreds of children had Christmas during such hard times. Lynn made sure no one was turned away and everyone got the help they needed. The community lost one of its earthly angels, but her mission is now continued in heaven watching over us all.

Proceeding her in death, she is reunited with her beloved husband, John Lanyon (2021); father, Melvin A. Schmitt; in-laws, John J. and Eva E. (Juntunen) Lanyon.

Surviving are her loving children, daughter, Jessica Lanyon of Calumet and son, Justin Lanyon of North Dakota; “sons from another mother,” Curtis Tatman of Calumet and Jeremy Beaudoin of Calumet; fur babies, Diesel, Bandit and Silvy of Calumet; mother, Anne (Beaudoin) Schmitt of Lake Linden; sisters, Debra Schmitt-Codere (Mike Hannay) of Minnesota, Renee (Tony) Salani of Laurium, Brenda Schmitt-Englund of Lake Linden, Janet (Jeff) Dulong of Lake Linden; brother, Mike (Candice) Schmitt of Tamarack; sister-in-law, Janet (Ed) Diple of Troy and numerous nieces and nephews that she loved very much.

A special thank you to dear friends, Kathy and Rita Kanniainen for all you’ve done for Lynn and John over the years.

There will be a graveside service at Lake View Cemetery in the spring with a Celebration of Life following open to the public. The date and time will be announced later as spring nears.

Her daughter, Jessica Lanyon, will be handling the arrangements.

A memorial website was created in her honor to leave condolences, pictures, memories please visit lynn-lanyon.forevermissed.com.