Lynn Denise Rickenberg

Lynn Denise Rickenberg, 60, of Chester, Illinois, passed away at 4:13 pm, Sunday, June 12, 2022 at Memorial Hospital, Chester, Illinois.


She was born on July 8, 1961 in St. Louis, Missouri and was adopted by Paul Henry and Margaret Fern (nee Moore) Dovemuehle. Later in life, she met her birth parents Sharon Lampert Kingston and Jerry Milligan.


Lynn married Robert Rickenberg on June 20, 1982 at New Palestine United Methodist Church; he survives.


She had worked as a house and farm wife.


Lynn was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Chester, Illinois. She was the radio broadcast technician for St. John’s for several years. Lynn enjoyed hunting and fishing and taking care of the cows on the farm.




        Robert Rickenberg Chester, IL

   2 Children:

        Christina Rickenberg Chester, IL

        Garrett Rickenberg (Fiancee Stephanie Vinson) Bremen, IL

   Birth Father:

        Jerry Milligan Harrisburg, IL

   4 Half Brothers:

        Tim (Kim) Moore Elizabethtown, IL

        Jerry Milligan, Jr. Carterville, IL

        Randy (Stacey) Milligan Harrisburg, IL

        Wes Kingston Equality, IL

   Many Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends


Preceded in Death by: Parents, Birth Mother – Sharon Kingston, 2 Half Sisters – Lori Milligan and Penny Kingston and 1 Adopted Sister – Sue Williams


Funeral Service: 11:00 am, Friday, June 17, 2022

Pechacek Funeral Homes, Chester, Illinois

Officiating: Rev. Justin Massey

Interment: New Palestine Cemetery

Walsh, Illinois

Visitation: Thursday – 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday – 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Pechacek Funeral Homes, Chester, Illinois


In Lieu of Flowers the family wishes that donations be made to St. John’s Radio Fund or

the Infusion Center at Memorial Hospital in Chester.

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