Lynda Laatsch Obituary – Death | Dead – Passed Away
Lynda Laatsch Death – Dead: A great loss was made known to InsideEko. As friends and families of the deceased are mourning the passing of their loved and cherished Tara Lynda Laatsch.
The Loss of Elementary Teacher Lynda Laatsch – Huntington County Community School Corporation
We are extremely saddened by the loss of Lincoln Elementary School’s beloved 5th grade teacher, Lynda Laatsch, who passed away yesterday, September 22, 2020. Lynda began her teaching career in March, 1992 at Crestview Middle School, moved to Roanoke Elementary for two years, then to Northwest Elementary for sixteen years and spent the last nine years instructing at Lincoln Elementary. Lynda is survived by her husband John, and three sons: Logan, Ben and Isaiah. She was a loyal friend to many of our teachers and community members. Lynda will always be remembered as a positive person, full of energy, a hard worker and always someone who had the best interest of her students at heart.
Huntington County Community School Corporation counselors are available to help with any needs of students, parents, and school personnel as we grieve. If you or a family member need assistance, please feel free to contact us and we will put you in touch with someone who can help. Our thoughts are with her loved ones and all of the lives she touched. We will make every effort to help our staff and students through this difficult time.
When I was in 6th grade, my teacher had to have a pretty major back surgery. We were lucky enough to have Mrs Lynda Laatsch as our permanent sub for much of the year. She was AMAZING, simply put. She was so full of energy and life, she was fun, funny and she actually made learning about South America interesting! She gave me the nickname “Kat”, which has stuck. She took me at an awkward stage of life and had hard conversations about being the friend you want others to be to you. And when my heart broke from those friendships, she hugged me as I sobbed…. and then made me laugh.
I’m thankful I ran into her on a few field trips over the years and that I was able to tell her through tears just how much she meant to me, not only in 6th grade, but for years to follow.
It’s hard to understand an unexpected loss like this. I pray for her family and her students… they will certainly miss her
Sometimes people come and go in our lives. Others make a lasting impression in our hearts that leave a forever void. They are family, not by blood, but by love. The world lost a wonderful person today; as I looked up amidst tears the sky was particularly brighter and the most amazing I’ve seen. I’d like to think that is due to my dear friend Lynda Laatsch. Not only did I grow up in the church and see her as an amazing mom and youth group parent. I student taught I’m the same building at Northwest. I was in the work room the day she sliced part of her finger. She taught me about paper cutters. I learned to live and laugh through our time on staff at church as she was the kids choir director and Tiffanney Day Drummond and I were youth group directors. But, my most fondest memories come from two places. First, the moment she told me she felt called to transfer to Lincoln. As the principal, I was ecstatic. I really believed we were so lucky to have one of the best teachers in Huntington County join our already amazingly talented and wonderful staff. And I was right. For a brief few years, I was blessed to work alongside her as principal and teacher – colleague and colleague. She taught me how to have fun, how to take moments for laughter, and most importantly how to have a snack drawer. Her students would share with me what was most recent in the stash – licorice and Cheez-it’s. Working alongside her and the other amazing staff members at Lincoln has been the greatest joy in my life. They are hurting and struggling. Pray for them. Pray for my family. The second place is the great friendship we’ve had for nearly 20 (known her for 30+ but as a kid first) years. From Washington DC mission trip to Spring Break in NYC with my kids and the Lundy family to our Chicken Ball small group, we laughed, we cried, and we grew in our faith and friendship. Our son Chase had her in fourth grade. Lynda later went on to mentor him in our church for confirmation. Carson got to be loved on by her through kids programming at church. Lynda loved Carter and she loved Lynda’s fashion. Let’s face it, we all loved her fashion. And only she could pull it off. But, I’m starting a crazy sock collection and am taking donations. I’m committed to wear only exciting and fun socks. Feel free to add to my collection. 😃 Pray for John. Pray for Logan. Pray for Ben. Pray for Isaiah. Pray for all who Lynda touched with her radiant laugh, her amazing smile, and her zest for life. You are the light in darkness. It’s our turn to light the world. Thanks for the amazing sunlight and the beautiful day, Lynda. Well done, good and faithful servant. Well done. We love you, Lynda, now and forever.
We are still working on getting more details about the death, as a family statement on the death is yet to be released.