Stacy Jo (Vamstad) Lynch, age 54 of Cross Plains, formerly of Blanchardville, died on January 30, 2023 at the St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. She was born on October 17, 1968 in Freeport, Illinois to Ole Kenneth and Jean Francis (Gross) Vamstad. The family lived in Freeport for her first year, and then moved to Blanchardville when Ole bought the lumber yard. She attended the Pecatonica grade and high school. In Blanchardville, graduating in 1987, and then attended one year of school in Milwaukee. Stacy started working in the insurance industry in Madison, and continued in that through a couple different jobs through all her working years. At one time she worked at Humana, Capitol Insurance, SSM Dean and UW Health. She met her future husband, Scott Lynch, online and started dating in 2000. They dated for many years and eventually spent all their time together. They were married on September 24, 2010 in a private ceremony with immediate family at Yellowstone Lake State Park near Blanchardville. Stacy loved doing crafts, including crocheting, jewelry making, and working with clay and resin. She loved traveling locally and a few longer trips with Scott. She also enjoyed cooking. She loved being close with her step daughters and being a part of their family.
Stacy is survived by her husband Scott Lynch of Cross Plains; two daughters, Megan (Ryan) Schultz and Marin (Henry) Bernhagen, both of Lacrosse; one brother, Darrell (Ann) Vamstad of Blanchardville; mother-in-law, Barbara Lynch of Madison; and three nieces, Rebecca Vamstad, Angela (Sam) Moyer, and Samantha Vamstad. She was preceded in death by her parents, her father Ole who died in 1997 and her mother Jean who died in 2019.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2023 from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM at Blanchard Hall at 204 South Main Street in Blanchardville. Burial will be at a later date at the York Memorial cemetery in rural Blanchardville. Saether Funeral Service in Blanchardville is assisting the family. Online memories and condolences can be shared with the family at saetherfuneralservice.com.
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