Lynn Challe

June 18, 1954
February 8, 2024

Lynn A. Challe, 69, of Ashwaubenon, died peacefully in her home on Thursday, February 8, 2024, surrounded by her family. She was born June 18, 1954, in Milwaukee, to the late John Phillip and Mary Christine (Pries) Sousa.

During Lynn’s 5th grade year her family relocated to Green Bay. As a high school student, she attended Green Bay West, Class of 1973. Shortly after, she got married and began a family. For many years Lynn worked as manager of Scharpf’s Uniforms in Green Bay, and as a cocktail waitress at the Victorian House. Lynn met Terry Challe, through her sister Terri on a blind date, and they were married on September 12, 1992. She enjoyed her flower gardens, being a part of nature, and took pride in volunteering. As a follower of Christ, Lynn was an active member of Destiny Church in De Pere; helping others and sharing her testimony was her passion. Lynn will be remembered as a kind, devoted, and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend.

She is survived by her husband, Terry; her children, Michelle (Keith) Jansen, Joshua (Laura) Challe, Rick Breault, Ryan (Cassie) Breault, Jeremy Challe, Jennifer Sternitzky, and Kelsi (James) Elsinger; son-in-law David Van Lanen; her grandchildren, Christopher Challe, Danielle Challe, Hunter Van Lanen, Jaydyn Breault, Trevyn Breault, Vaughn Breault, Breahna Elsinger, Mika Challe, Cayden Elsinger, Fayth Breault, Autumn Elsinger, and Koen Challe; and great-granddaughter, Evelyn Challe; brothers and sisters, Terri (Patrick) LaFond, Susan (Mike) DeRammelaere, Christine Sousa, and Michael (Linda) Sousa; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Denise Sousa, David Challe, Daniel Challe, Keith (Jean) Challe, and Sherry Chilcote; step-mother, Betty (Leon) Meindl; life-long friend Karen “Kitty” (Larry) Stange; and many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Randi Van Lanen; brothers, John and Tom; and her parents.

Friends may call at Destiny Church, 411 Destiny Drive, De Pere on Saturday, February 17th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A celebration of Lynn’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday at the church with Pastor Kirk Gerbers officiating. Online condolences may be given at

Lynn’s family extends a sincere word of thanks to Doctor Stillwell, Registered Nurse Robin with Compassus Hospice, Green Bay Rehabilitation Hospital, Froedtert Hospital, and their Destiny Church family who offered prayers and support.

February 17, 2024
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Destiny Church [map]
Celebration of Life
February 17, 2024
3:00 p.m.
Destiny Church [map]