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Denruiter, Lisa A. (Carlson)

CROSS PLAINS - Lisa A. Denruiter, age 40, passed away on Monday, July 28, 2003, at the HospiceCare Center, Fitchburg. She was born on Aug. 20, 1962, in Red Oak, Iowa, the daughter of Richard and Patty (Smith) Carlson. Lisa was a 1980 graduate of Madison Memorial High School and a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. She married Philip C. Denruiter on April 16, 1983, in Middleton. Lisa was employed with Statz and Harrop as an office manager for more than 23 years. Lisa loved camping, volleyball, quilting, crafts and was a huge NASCAR fan. She was very involved with her family even throughout her illness. Lisa is survived by her husband, Phil; two children, Christina and Bradley; her parents, Richard and Patty Carlson; a brother, Dick (Stacy); a sister, Laura (Larry); her paternal grandmother, Lily Carlson; her maternal grandmother, Hazel Smith; her father- and mother-in-law, Jerry and Donna Denruiter; three brothers-in-law, Dan (Karen), Terry (Connie) and Mike; two sisters-in-law, Rita (Phil) Krause and Tracy Hook; three nieces, Mariah, Nicole and Samantha; six nephews, Michael, Austin, Ethan, Chris, David and Jared; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and her pet and loyal companion, Sally. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Henry Carlson and Newton Smith; and her mother-in-law, Fran Denruiter. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLIC CHURCH, 2947 Thinnes St., Cross Plains, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2003, with Father Tom Kelley presiding. Burial will be in St. Francis Xavier Cemetery. Family and friends may call at the church from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2003, where a Scripture service will be held at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the benefit fund for her children, care of State Bank of Cross Plains, 1205 Main St., Cross Plains, WI 53528, or the St. Francis School. The family wishes to express a special thank you to the staff and doctors of St. Marys Hospital, Dean Medical Center and the HospiceCare Center and also a special thank you to all of her friends and family for their loving care and compassion during her illness. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Gunderson Funeral Home 2421 Church St., Cross Plains (608) 798-3141



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