Details for Laura Henry - Ad from 2021-05-02
Happy Retirement, Linnette! In her early career, Linnette Fehr taught at several Lutheran Schools in Minnesota and Wisconsin before beginning at St. Paul’s Lutheran in Onalaska in 1995. She’ll retire from teaching second grade in May, 2021, after 29 years in the classroom. She earned her Masters Degree in Reading from UW-L in 2005, and taught graduate courses in Emergent Literacy for Viterbo University from 2014-2020. To every aspect of learning she’s brought her passion for reading and writing, as well as the outdoors she cherishes from her dairy farm upbringing. Her students will remember hatching chicks and butterflies, growing flowers, but most especially that “Every class is a reading class!” Her teaching has been alive with the sound of music, as she’s given her students voices to sing in church services, school plays, Vacation Bible School, Lutheran Pioneers, La Crosse Hmong Ministry, and Sunday School-including a brand new ministry for autistic children. Though she’s been honored as the 2020 “Educator of the Year” by La Crosse VFW Post 1530 and the 2020 “Teacher of the Year” from her Alma Mater, Concordia University St. Paul, the greatest honor of her career has been sharing God’s Word with her students every day! Linnette and her husband, Lee, have been married for 41 years and live on 40 wooded acres near Holmen. Linnette will keep busy helping out Lee at his Fehr Law Office in Onalaska, and looks forward to more rosemaling, sewing, biking, hiking the Alps, and spending time with her kids and her 7--soon to be 8!--grandchildren. A reception will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran, Onalaska, in her honor on Sunday, May 9 from 9:15-10:30.