Lynn R. (Silvestrini) Dormanen
Lynn Renee Dormanen, age 62 of Chisholm, MN, went to be with her Lord
and Savior on May 6, 2022. She was born in Hibbing, MN on September 4,
1959 to Roy and Mary (Mihelich) Silvestrini. Lynn graduated from Hibbing
High School in 1978 and was married to Gordy Dormanen on December 26,
1978. They were married for over 43 years. Lynn and Gordy settled in
Balkan Township and built a home there. She loved animals, especially
dogs and deer! Deer would literally come up to her and eat corn out of her
hand. Her labs and Bassett hound were truly her best friends. She often
said, “I like dogs more than people”. Lynn started working at Graysher
Restaurant in Hibbing in 1979 and moved on to work at Zimmy’s. In 1997
she started at American Linen Company until her retirement in 2015. Lynn
always enjoyed spending time with, playing and teaching her nieces,
nephews and great nieces and nephews. With being only 4’11”, the kids
loved playing with Lynn too. Lynn loved to travel! She went to 49 states
only excluding Hawaii because she didn’t care for airplanes. She loved to
go out to dinner and movies. Her favorite TV shows were Wheel of Fortune
and The Bold and Beautiful. A lot of travel, camping and fishing were
always on her schedule. National Parks like Banff, Zion Park in Utah and
the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee were her favorites. Keeping the yard
and gardens well groomed was also a priority. Lynn loved motorcycle
riding… her favorite ride was Glacier Park and Bear Tooth Pass out west.
Lynn was a fantastic cook and baker! Her chicken pot pie, banana bread and
her chocolate peanut butter bars were all spectacular. She brought some to
all gatherings. Lynn attended Assembly of God Church in Chisholm. She
was truly devoted to Christ and lived a life of faith, hope and love. One
thing for sure, if you’re on the edge of a cliff and going to fall… Trust Jesus!
He will catch you or give you wings and teach you to fly.
Lynn is survived by Gordy Dormanen, Mariann Silvestrini, Elaine (Marty)
Lehto, Leona (Lenny) Tylla, Phil (Delphine) Dormanen, Brent (Grace)
Kangas, Gayla (Micky) Aho, Jo (Jerry) Anderson, Dale (Vi) Haanpaa,
Kenny (Alicia, Kharma, Marley) Forsman, Ryan (Susan) Lehto and family,
Lance Tylla, April Tylla, Ben Lehto, Ashley (Brad) Willis and Family,
Cheyenne Dormanen, Raine Dormanen, two best friends; Gina Gaynor and
Connie Bussy and her Bassett/lab; Abby.
A memorial service and celebration of life for Lynn will be held at 2PM on
Sunday, May 22, 2022 at the Chisholm Assembly of God Church. Pastor
Micah Reed will officiate the service. Visitation will take place one hour
prior to the service at church at 1PM. A private inurnment will take place at
the Maple Hill Columbarium at a later date.
To join the service through live stream, please visit "Chisholm Assembly of God" Facebook page on the day of our celebration.