Kevin R. Lingard
February 26, 1950 – October 16, 2021
ROOT – Kevin Roger Lingard, 71, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at Clement Zablocki VA Medical Center. He was born in Moline, IL on February 26, 1950, the son of the late Roger and Maxine (nÃ©e Giles) Lingard.
Kevin grew up in Waterloo, Iowa. He proudly served in the US Navy from 1969 to 1973 aboard the USS James C. Owens DD-776 and USS Davis DD-947 stationed in Vietnam. He moved to Racine in 1975 and married Dorothy George and they raised two children Christopher and Erin. They later divorced but remained close friends. Kevin was employed by the State of Wisconsin as a correctional officer working at the Southern Center, Sturtevant Corrections, and Youth Correction Center. He loved watching the Brewers, Packers and Badgers play. He will be remembered for his sense of humor. Above all, he loved spending time with his family and he will be sadly missed.
Her children survive: Christopher (Jennifer) Lingard of New Port, RI, Erin (Terry) Tornow of Union Grove; five grandchildren: Corbin, Spencer and Josie Lingard, Analiese and Claire Tornow; his brother, Daniel Lingard of Texas; former wife and close friend, Dorothy Lingard; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: James (Nancy) George of AR, Mary (Tom) Simonsen, Sue (Rick) Gehrig, Terry George all of Racine, Tim (Kathy) George of Sheboygan, Charles (Cindy) George of La Crosse , and many other relatives and dear friends. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Robert; his sister, Tina Perry; and brother-in-law, Bill George.
A memorial service will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, November 21, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. with Reverend Steve Varghese as celebrant. Relatives and friends can meet before the service 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Burial with full military honors will be held at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Monday, November 22, 2021, 10:00 a.m. Memorials at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund or at the charity of your choice.
The family would especially like to thank the staff at Clement Zablocki VA Medical Center, as well as ICU nurses Dan and Abby for their loving and compassionate care.
MARESH-MEREDITH & ACKLAM FUNERAL HALL
803 RUE PRINCIPALE, RACINE, WI 53403
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Published by Racine Journal Times on November 7, 2021.