Lynne Larson Rommel
July 10, 1955 - August 9, 2022

Lynne Larson Rommel, of Leland, North Carolina, died Tuesday, August 9, 2022, at the
age of 67 after a brief but valiant battle with ovarian carcinosarcoma. She was
surrounded by her family when she left this life.
She was the beloved wife of Kurt Rommel, whom she married just over 45 years ago, in
July 1977. She was the loving mother of Kyle, Derek and Jeremy, “mother-in-love” to
Katy, Regina and Jade, and proud Grammie to Vaeda Lynne and Alice Audrey. Her
mother, Phyllis, preceded her in death. She is survived by her father, Dave, her
brothers Gary and Bill and her dear sister Karen.
Lynne was born July 10, 1955, in Mexico, Missouri but spent her adolescence and high
school years in Chagrin Falls, Ohio where she met Kurt during their Junior year of high
school. She graduated from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) with degrees in Education,
Special Education and Music (piano). After graduation, Lynne and Kurt were married
and moved to the D.C. area where her teaching salary helped put Kurt through law
Lynne and Kurt raised their sons and spent the next 42 years of their life together in
Fairfax County, Virginia. During her teaching career, Lynne taught in Anne Arundel
County, Maryland, Arlington County, Virginia and finished her career at Virginia Run
Elementary School in Fairfax County, Virginia.
Lynne believed strongly in, and fought her whole life for, women’s rights, civil rights, and
social justice. When she was teaching, she had one rule for the students in her
classroom: “Be Kind.” She lived her whole life by that creed.
Lynne was a practitioner of yoga since her college years and, for the past decade,
focused on the practice of ashtanga yoga. She loved nature and the outdoors and often
hiked in wilderness areas. She supported Kurt’s love of motorcycle riding and often
rode behind him on long day trips. When they retired in 2019, Lynne’s love of the ocean
and beaches brought Lynne and Kurt to the Wilmington, North Carolina area where they
purchased kayaks and explored many local waterways. Her love of music and piano
was lifelong and, on days when the windows were open, neighbors often enjoyed
hearing her playing classical, blues, jazz and popular melodies.
Lynne will live on in the memories of those whose lives she touched.


  • Larry G Hobbs Posted August 10, 2022 9:34 pm

    Rest In Peace Lynne you touched so many lives . May your spirit continue to grace us!

  • Beth Posted August 10, 2022 9:39 pm

    I didn’t know you for long, but you sure did shine and I am glad to have met you

  • Dorene Posted August 10, 2022 10:40 pm

    My deepest condolences to Kurt and the family.

  • Elaine Posted August 11, 2022 7:21 pm

    Lynne your light and beautiful soul will be missed from this world. I feel lucky our paths crossed in this life. Xo

  • Melissa Hurst Posted August 12, 2022 2:23 pm

    I’m so saddened by Lynne’s passing. She was a radiant and loving person. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.

  • Toni Dafeldecker Posted August 12, 2022 6:08 pm

    Rest In Peace SiStar. What a beautiful Human. You are so missed already. Love & Prayers to your family.

  • Barb Kohler Posted August 12, 2022 6:56 pm

    I had the pleasure of getting to know Lynne at Virginia Run. Lynne was an amazing teacher. She always had a kind word for her students, even the feisty ones. My heart goes out to her family; Lynne will be missed by many.

  • Lindsay Maurice Posted August 12, 2022 9:31 pm

    My condolences to Kurt and family. Lynne was a beacon of love and light to so many. She had such an impact on my life and she will be deeply missed. May we all live as she did with love and kindness for everyone.

  • Delores Quade Posted August 16, 2022 12:45 pm

    My condolences. Lynne, you helped me so much and were always so kind. Rest in peace.

  • The Rev. Dr. Albert D. Sikkelee (Bert) Posted August 24, 2022 9:26 am

    Der Kurt, my heart aches for you and the boys. Lynne was a bright and shining light for everyone. Remember me especially to Kyle.

  • Maribeth Nolan Posted January 29, 2023 5:18 pm

    I was so saddened to hear of Lynn’s passing last year. She was one of the finest people I have met…a loving wife and mother, dear friend, and staunch supporter of her children’s activities at Westfield High. I am privileged to have known her and hope happy memories of her will comfort all in her passing.

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