Lynette Rickels gained her angels wings Thursday evening, Feb. 25, 2021 after a courageous 7-month battle with ovarian cancer.

Private family services were held 11 a.m. Wednesday morning, March 3, 2021 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church, Anamosa with interment in the Riverside Cemetery. The family greeted friends from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at the Goettsch funeral home. Please use the "Guestbook' tab and share your thoughts, memories, and condolences with the family. You may access the live service by going to and then by clicking the Watch Our Live Services on Facebook button which will direct you to our Facebook page.

Lynette Ann Rickels was born into her father’s hands, Aug. 25, 1948 near North English. She was the daughter of Gerald and Greta Ballard, Newberry. Lynette graduated from the North English Schools in 1966. Lynn was a star basketball player in high school when it was still 3-on-3 basketball, she played on the offensive end and was always a high scorer. She married Norman Schade and the couple had three children: Ryan, Travis and Trisha. They later divorced. She previously was a Sunday school teacher. Lynette worked at the Williamsburg Veterinary Clinic. She married Daniel Rickels April 22, 1995 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Anamosa. Lynette was employed at Norwest Bank in Cedar Rapids. She later worked at Hertz Farm Management in Mount Vernon for 20 years retiring in 2019.

Lynette was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where she programmed the power point for the worship services. She also belonged to the Country Friends Dance Club in Cedar Rapids. She enjoyed gardening and helping Dan around the farm. Lynn treasured family time especially with the grandkids.

Surviving is her husband, Dan; her mother, Greta Newberry, North English; three children: Trisha (Aaron) Cronbaugh, Belle Plaine, Ryan (Christel) Schade, Radcliff, Travis Schade, Solon; three step-children: Heather (Anthony Fina) Rickels, Nicole (Marcie) Cox, Kyle (Jennie) Rickels; 12 grandchildren and one on the way; three brothers: Daryl (Linda) Newberry, Karl Newberry both of North English, Eldon (Nancy) Newberry, Grinnell.

She was preceded in death by her father, Gerald and a brother, Loren.

In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.

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