Lisa Renee Enger, age 56, of Rochester, MN passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at St. Mary's Campus with her family by her side.
Lisa was born on December 21, 1963 in Aurora, IL to Burdette and Ella Mae (Gargo) Enger. She was a graduate of Hayfield high school in 1982. She was married to Ken Latwesen and together they had two children. They later divorced. She was employed for over 20 years at the Mayo Clinic, mostly in the Radiology department, at Saint Mary's Hospital. She recently retired.
Lisa enjoyed spending time cooking, crafting, and gardening. She was a pet lover and her dog, Scruffy brought her great joy.
She is survived by her two children, Cassandra Latwesen and Anthony Latwesen both of Rochester, MN; sister, Dawn (Joe) Hejlik of Rochester, MN; brothers, Dirk (Trudy) Enger of Winfield, IL, Erick (Teresa) of Zumbrota, MN, Mark (Ron) Enger of West Palm Beach, FL, and Todd (Jamie) Enger of Elkhorn, NE; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and aunts.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Brett.
A funeral service will be on Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes with Reverend Russell Scepaniak officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Private family burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Hayfield at a later date.
A special thank you to the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Hospice for all their wonderful care.
Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Enger family; to share a special memory or condolence, please visit www.ranfranzandvinefh.com
Blessed be her memory.
"I am sorry to hear of Lisa?s passing, I would see her in the elevator coming to work and she would always say ? Hey Girlfriend! She would always greet everyone and very talkative not just to me but everyone! I hadn?t seen her lately and just found out she passed! Wow! She will be dearly missed by many! I miss running into her! You just don?t meet to many friendly people like Lisa everyday! The Lord has another awesome Angel in Heaven! ?"
"I knew Lisa from Grand Meadow. We lived "close" to each other, about 6 miles away. She always had a splendid sense of humor and an infectious laugh. I am very sad to learn of her passing. Sarah MacGillis, nee Bussell."
"I was shocked and saddened to hear of Lisa's passing. I loved seeing her when I worked weekend shifts at St. Mary's. She'd swing by, with a great big loud welcome, spend a few minutes chatting and catching up, have some good laughs, and off she'd go, to bring joy into someone else's day. The world is a much quieter place now. "
"I'm so sorry for the loss of Lisa . She was a classmate of mine in Grand Meadow . She was so much fun and I remember spending the night and getting ready to go to a football game and Dawn curled our hair ...simple fun times... my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. "
"Lisa was a ray of sunshine at St Mary's every day. She will be sorely missed."
"Lisa always would give me the biggest hug and laugh. She would always ask about family and how I was doing. She would fill my pockets with candy and my heart with cheer. I am so saddened to hear of her passing but know she is still laughing as she looks down on us. Marty Wolfe"
"Thank you , to all of you that have shared a message about my sister Lisa. Much appreciated.... Lisa wasn?t much for talking about herself. I?ve truly enjoyed reading the messages you?ve shared about the memories you have of my sister Lisa!
Erick Enger "
"I had the pleasure of working with Lisa for 25years, and every time I saw her we were laughing and joking around. Loved her happy disposition, her laugh, and her spirit. I'm so sorry for your loss. Lisa will truly be missed by many here at St. Mary's Hospital. Bless you Lisa ; thank you for all the fun times luv! Carmen Asleson St. Mary's Emergency Dept. "
"I worked with Lisa at Saint Mary?s in the early 90?s . She was always fun and super helpful. May she Rest In Peace. Condolences to the family. "
"My deepest condolences. I worked with Lisa over the years. She was pure joy to be around. She brightened every hall she walked down at St Marys while she worked there, and she always made everyone she talked to feel special. She will be greatly missed. "
"The heavens have opened their gates for one of the most amazing "girlfriends" I have ever met! No matter what she had going on in "her world", she took time to come in to "our world of CT" and make it brighter! With her cheery smiles, amazing backrubs, uplifting words of encouragement and of course the treats were usually in hand!!! She will be missed more than SHE WILL EVER KNOW! God bless her and the family she is leaving behind. "
"Lisa was a bright spot in our radiology residency. She new every resident by name. She made difficult nights on call easier with her positive attitude, big smile, and candy. She will be dearly missed. My condolences to her loved ones. "
"The world has lost a bright and loving soul indeed! Lisa, you were the kindest and warmest lady yet! Your smile and laugh infectious! I could hear it a mile away! You always stopped and took the time to say hello and wish us well!! We are so saddened to hear of your passing and will be keeping your family dear and near to our hearts and in our prayers! God Bless and looking. Forward to seeing you again! ? Shannon and Michon Dohlman"
"I am so sorry for the loss of Lisa! I can?t believe it! I remember hearing her laugh and we had so much fun back in the day! My deepest sympathy to the family! RIP my dear friend and God Bless!"
"We have fond memorries of Lisa. Her smile was so warm and welcoming. May God bless the great memories you have of Lisa! Hugs to the family. Betty & Frank Moon (Hayfield)"
"I never ran into Lisa without leaving the encounter feeling uplifted, complimented, and smiling inside. She was a real life angel who brightened many of my days by her smile and unconditional friendship. Her spirit will be missed desperately by me. "
"Lisa always brightened my day when I would see her at St. Mary's with her warm greetings and her interest in the wellbeing of the radiology team and those we serve. She will be dearly missed."
"Please know that Lisa has truly left her mark at mayo clinic. Many of us enjoyed when she would pop her head into the CT department. She was always a breath of fresh air and always trying to be positive about things. I will miss her back rubs and words of encouragement in life. I will miss her dearly! God speed my friend! ?"
"I was crushed when I heard the news. Lisa was always the "go to" person. I will also miss the Hi Girlfriend and waves down the hallway along with the occasional hug when needed. She was always the light on a sometimes stressful day. My heart aches for my dear friend and her family. Until we meet again. "
"I have worked in Radiology with Lisa for the past 20 years....If you needed something she was the one to get it, figure it out, find it, or fix it!!! She was always good for a hug and "hey girlfriend!" from down the hall. I will truly miss her smiling face in the halls. God Bless her family...she was loved by so many and was a very important part of our radiology family here at St. Marys. I will miss you Girlfriend!!!"
"Lisa was a awesome person, great personality always willing to help anyone she met she will be sadly missed alot"
"I worked with Lisa in Radiology and always made me laugh. She excelled at her job and always went the extra mile for anyone. Marnie Jorgenson "
"I worked with Lisa and she was so incredible at her job. She always made work not seem like work. She was always good for a hug and good conversation. She made sure to let you know that she was there for you if you needed anything. You always knew if she was working because you could not miss her voice and laugh! She will be missed by many and my heart aches for her family as they now must go through a new, very difficult journey. Bless you Lisa and family."
"She was so warm and generous whenever I interacted with her at St. Mary's Hospital. I will miss her greatly.."
"Lias was such an amazing person. She would always put a smile on your face every time you saw her. She aways went above and beyound at work. Heaven got a special angel when they got her. My deepest condolences to her family she will be missed. Cindy Evans"
"I went to high school with Lisa. As everyone has commented, she was bigger than life, always up to mischief and making everyone laugh! She had a warm heart and it saddens me to she has pasted! My condolences to her family and friends."
"Lisa was such a wonderful person - always would make me laugh and smile, and would go the extra mile to get any job done. She was superb at what she did, and made everyone feel special. I will miss her! Condolences and blessings to her friends and family."
"I was saddened to hear of Lisa?s passing. She seemed larger than life with a big personality and a heart of gold. My condolences to her family and friends. God Bless.
"I surely Enjoyed Lisa , What a great girl , Always laughing and was a great friend and always took a few moments to visit even when she was busy . She will truly be missed and my prayers and thoughts to her family . "
"I worked at St. Mary's Hospital and interacted with Lisa many times. She was a great friend and best of all she was great at her job. She helped me many times with x-ray records. Even after I retired, I would see her at St. Mary's and she would ask about my husband and how things were going. She will be truly missed. My condolences to all the family. God Bless ."
"LIsa had a big voice, a big laugh, and a bigger heart. She always had room in her heart for yet one more friend. I will miss her deeply.