It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Lynn Maderich. Lynn was part of the Department 56 family and has designed a great number of our Village figurines for over 20 years. Lynn was also a gifted painter in the fine arts and won several awards including many for her favorite subject, horses. She was a perennial winner of Blue Ribbons at our Minnesota State Fair - I think every time I met with her she was wearing at least one piece of clothing that she made herself and most likely it was an award winning sweater. Lynn has been a great friend to many and was surrounded by great friends. She was full of stories of successful commissions, her pursuit of the perfect skein of yarn, the occasional questionable patron and was always willing to listen to your stories. Lynn will be greatly missed.
Rick Jackson Director Product Design and Development
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