With her loving family and special friend by her side, Lisa Gage (nee: Lutze), age 44, passed away early Wednesday morning, July 15, 2009, at her home. She fought a brave and determined eight-year battle against triple negative breast cancer.
Left to comfort one another with Lisa’s memory are her children, Todd and Eric Gage; parents, Al and Sandy Lutze; sister, Laurie Nievin, and her son, Stewart; sister, Lynelle Saunders and her husband, Chris, and their children, Alex and AJ; and Lisa’s special friend, Keith. Lisa’s memory will be cherished by her extended family members, family friends, girlfriends and co-workers at Ruud Lighting. Lisa was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Aniah Day-Gage.
Lisa was born in Racine on September 7, 1964. She attended school in Racine where she was a lifetime resident. She was the Document Coordinator of Digital Publishing at Ruud Lighting where she had been employed for the last 14 years.
Lisa was a devoted mother and treasured time spent with her family, especially her sisters; camping, game nights, attending school sporting events, scary movie nights and her dad’s popcorn. She loved being outdoors, planting flowers, feeding the birds and fishing Up North. A very fashionable dresser, Lisa enjoyed shopping, home decorating, antiques, Packer games, “girl’s weekends,” margaritas and Mexican food, Nickleback concerts, and time spent with good friends. She loved Christmas.
Lisa will be forever remembered as a beautiful women with a warm smile, twinkling brown eyes, unassuming nature who in everyday life showed a true spirit of love, integrity, dedication, strength and courage to all she encountered.
In accordance with Lisa’s wishes, cremation will take place. A memorial service celebrating Lisa’s life will be held in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home on Saturday, July 18, 2009, at 11 a.m. with Rev. David F. Gehne officiating. A reception will follow. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Saturday from 9-11 a.m. In memory of Lisa, memorials to the “Love For Lisa” Benefit Acct. – c/o: Johnson Bank.
The family wishes to extend a very special thank you to Dr. Mike Mullane and his incredible staff, Dr. Stauss, and staff at Advanced Pain Management and Lisa’s caring nurses, Barb Pressar and Mary Jensen. And, all of the amazing people at Ruud Lighting. To our many dear family members and friends who were always there for us during Lisa’s courageous fight, we wish God’s blessings to all of you.
Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd., Racine 262-552-9000