Lisa Marguerite Schewe, 52, of Lenzburg, Ill., born Aug. 8, 1964, was called home Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Belleville, Ill., after a sudden illness.
Lisa was a fierce and loving mother to her daughter, Emily, and fought hard to stay with her. Lisa was a devoted daughter as she cared for her parents before their passing. She was known as a kind-hearted person who would give the shirt off her back to help family, friends, or any of God's creatures, great or small, who were in need. As a testament of her character, Lisa's last act of kindness was to donate her organs and save the life of perhaps another mother so someone else's daughter doesn't know the heartbreak and doesn't have to be as brave as Emily.
Lisa was preceded in death and welcomed home by her father, Hugo Albert Schewe; and her mother, Vivian Darlene, nee Fix, Schewe.
Surviving to cherish her memory are her beloved daughter, Emily Marguerite; brother, John and his wife Sharon Schewe; brother, Rick Schewe; sister, Vicki Schewe; nieces and nephews, Angela (Shaun) Hattan, Sarah (Mike) Tow, Erin (Dan) Steinkamp, Brie (Bob) Fournie, Matt Schewe, RaeAnna Heskett (Dale Ryan Dapson), and Alyssa Heskett (Zack Ruemmler); 13 great-nieces and great-nephews; and treasured friends, Jim and Lucy Vasquez.
The family would like to extend their love and thanks to the staff at St. Elizabeth's Hospital for their care and loving support. They also request your prayers during this difficult time of transition.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a trust fund established on behalf of Emily. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Funeral: As were Lisa's wishes, her body was cremated and a celebration of her life was celebrated privately with her family and loved ones.
GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Oct. 9, 2016