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“My sympathies to Keith, Vicki, Debbie and families.I was sad to hear of Lynn's passing.I have many fond memories of spending time at the Oncken home...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Leanne Reecher - Jacksonville, FL

“I have so many wonderful memories of you, it's impossible to pick just one. I still miss you Mom. You were always there when I needed you. I love...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Vicki Sandhu - Yorkville, IL

“My deepest sympathy in your loss. We were neighbors for a while many years ago. My maiden name is Metz, you will remember Glen. My prayers and...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Judy Shilling - Houston, TX

“I am so sorry for your loss. I can remember her coming in to candlelight with a big smile and a warm heart and we would take her a drink out to her...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Nicole Cossman - Sterling, IL

“The family of Bob Prescott and the Candlelight Inn would like to extend their sympathies to Keith and the rest of the Oncken family. Keith and Lynn...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Melissa (Folk) Ryan-Bergstrom - IL

“Our deepest sympathy to Keith and all of your families. Lynn was such a special 'lady'. She and Keith had a love and marriage that very few can...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Denny and Patty Young - Sterling, IL

“I do not know how I can ever let go of you, but I'll never really have to. I carry you in my heart. ~~~~~ ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Vicki Sandhu - Yorkville, IL

“I did not get to know her long.But she impacted a lot with her smile.Will miss her.She is resting with Jesus now. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Samantha Lang - lanark, IL

“You were and still are the best Mother in the world to myself, Debbie, Kristy, and all of your Grandchildren. I will miss you forever. I have...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Vicki Sandhu - Yorkville, IL


MILLEDGEVILLE - Evelyn (Lynn) Lee Hull Oncken, 84, of Milledgeville,
died on November 2, 2017, from an extended illness at Regency Care
Center in Sterling, IL.
Lynn was born on December 17, 1932, in Batavia, IL, the daughter of Clark
Arthur Hull and Beatrice (Bell) Hull. Lynn married Keith Oncken on
September 10, 1950, with Lynn's father, a Methodist minister, conducting
the marriage ceremony.
Lynn grew up in a musical family and played her first piano solo at age
three. When she moved to Milledgeville as a sophomore, she won first at
district and second in state competition and later earned a piano
scholarship at Cornell College. By that time she had met the love of her
life, Keith, and they were married shortly after high school. Lynn and Keith
recently celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary.
Lynn pursued her life-long interest in music by teaching piano lessons and
by serving 25 years as church organist at Messiah Lutheran Church. She
loved animals, enjoyed nature, and was the inspiration for many family
camping trips in the summer. She enjoyed spending time with her
grandchildren.
Lynn is survived by her husband, Keith, and by two daughters: Vicki
Sandhu of Elgin, Deborah (Bill) Crowson of Dixon; one son-in-law, Mike
Ford of Dixon; four grandchildren: Chris (Jennifer) Diehl, Jamie Diehl
(Tasha Morton), Nicole Diehl, and Alison Brantley and six greatgrandchildren:
Haylee, Kilee, Ashley, Blake, Ashtyn and Audrey; many
nieces and nephews, and special care-providers Mirna Cabrera and Isela
Calderon; and neighbor, Roxanne Francis.
Lynn was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Frances
Townsend and Marion Indreika; and one brother, Clark Hull; and one
daughter, Kristy Oncken Ford.
Funeral services will be on Monday, November 6, at 10:30 a.m. at Messiah
Lutheran Church, 1601 Ave. F, Sterling, IL, with Pastor Kirk Neugebauer
officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. at the McDonald
Funeral Home, 520 Holcomb Ave. in Milledgeville, IL, on Sunday, November
5. Burial will be at South Elkhorn Cemetery near Milledgeville. In lieu of
flowers, memorials have been established to Hospice of the Rock River
Valley, Messiah Lutheran Church and to the Milledgeville Fire Department