Lydia Lawranne Kimlinger (a.k.a. Lydia Armbruster, Lydia Petersen) gained her angel wings on the evening of July 3, 2019. Lydia was born on May 23, 1996 in Stillwater, MN and was a 2014 graduate of New Richmond High School. She was pursuing a degree in Ecology/Biology at UW-Eau Claire when she was diagnosed with neuroendocrine carcinoma in April of 2018. Lydia has always loved animals and nature and took every opportunity to explore the outdoors, in any season, with family and friends. She was also an avid artist, often taking inspiration for her paintings or drawings from her sight-seeing expeditions. She also loved reading and music. Lydia was an old soul' whose compassion and empathy made her loved by many. Her wonderful sense of humor was as contagious as her beautiful smile.
Lydia was preceded in death by her grandmother, Jan Kimlinger; and her uncles, Matt and Brent Kimlinger. She is survived by her devoted husband, Eric Dunlap; loving mother, Mary (Matt) Armbruster; father and mother in-law, Aaron and Celeste Dunlap; sisters-in-law, Sydney and Lily; grandfather, Jerry Kimlinger; aunts, Michelle (Greg) Ball and Shari (Kevin) Puckett; godson, Rylan Sessions; cousins, Tyler Johnson, Nate (Steph) Ball, Ashley Ball, Branden Kimlinger, Ayla Harwood, Bennett and Jaicee Puckett; lifelong friend, Serena Randolph; and her fur babies Franco and Quartz.
Lydia's strong will, positive attitude, determination and love of life will continue to inspire us all.
A gathering of friends and family will be at Cullen Crea Funeral Home, 307 S. Arch Ave New Richmond, WI on Wednesday July 10th from 4pm-8pm with a service at 7pm. A Celebration of Life will be planned for a later date.