Lisa Rae Beregszazi, 63, of Antwerp, passed away at home on Friday, October 12, 2018.
Lisa was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on September 23, 1955.
She will be sadly missed by her husband, Louis, whom she married April 7, 1982; children, Julia ( Barry) Grant, Lana, Louis (Nikki) & Samuel; mother & adoptive father, Darlene (Klingler) & Floyd Slane; father, Ronald Geevers; siblings, Carla (Steve) Wittenmyer, Kathy (Raul) Vielma, Floyd Slane, Richard (Cindy) Slane, Darla (Joe) Meyer & Colleen Fulton and 12 grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her sister, Laura Michaelis.
Her funeral service is 11 AM with viewing from 10:00 to 10:45 am on Tuesday, October 16th at First Baptist Church of Antwerp.
Viewing is also Monday, 2-7 pm at the church.
She will be laid to rest at Maumee Cemetery.
Memorials are to Allen County Christian Fellowship (for Haiti missions)
Fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com
LISA'S LIFE STORY
All who knew Lisa Beregszazi would agree that she was one of the most beautiful people around, inside and out. It was easy to see that her days were anchored on the foundation of her faith, and she lived to exemplify what it means to be the hands and feet of the Lord she loved. Lisa was a loving wife and mother, and things only got better when she welcomed grandchildren into her heart. Thoughtful and giving, she was the sort of person who would do whatever she could for others. Deeply loved, Lisa will be forever missed.
It was great to be an American during the 1950s. Considered a time of prosperity and peace, this decade also brought with it the invention of the color television, the discovery of DNA and the founding of McDonalds. Amidst this exciting time was a time of great joy in the lives of Ronald and Darlene Geevers as they announced the birth of the baby girl they named Lisa Rae on September 23, 1955, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her father worked at Fruehauf Trucking while her mother worked at Metzers Five & Dime in Paulding. When she was around three years old, Floyd Slane became a part of her life, and he worked in a factory.
In many ways Lisa was a typical young girl of her generation. She and her siblings had ponies and trail bikes that they often rode together. With a shared love for the outdoors, they went camping, canoeing, and fishing. Lisa attended local schools and was a straight A student. She went on to college where she studied computers. From the time she was a young girl Lisa had a love for God that was engraved upon her heart. For the rest of her life her faith played an integral role in the choices she made every day.
New and exciting changes were in store for Lisa when she met the man of her dreams. His name was Louis Beregszazi, and they met at a Christmas party that he had been invited to by a coworker at Defiance Precision Products. Sparks flew right from the start, and exactly one year after they met, Louis proposed. With a desire to spend the rest of their lives together Lisa and Louis were married on April 7, 1982. Together they welcomed four children including Lana, Louis, Julia, and Samuel into their hearts and home. Lisa was an active part of her children's lives including helping out with their Cub Scouts and attending countless volleyball, baseball, football games and track and cross country meets. She was a fantastic cook, and Sunday dinners and Christmas were always incredibly important to her. In fact, Lisa was always looking for ways to get together with her family.
Their cat, Whino, who was named for her constant whining which Lisa had the patience for, was a recent part of her life. Just like she had when she was growing up, Lisa enjoyed canoeing with her family. Selfless and giving, Lisa put her cooking skills to use at church as she had been in charge of funeral meals at The First Baptist Church of Antwerp. Faith was always a priority in Lisa’s life, and she read the Bible every morning.
With a life that spanned times of great change in the world around her, Lisa Beregszazi was a blessing to everyone she met. She was thoughtful, accepting of others and the sort of person who didn’t judge others. Lisa treasured every moment spent with her loved ones, and she strived to be a peacemaker in everything she did. Genuine, gracious, and compassionate, she was truly extraordinary. Life will never be the same without Lisa here, but she leaves behind a priceless collection of memories that her loved ones will forever hold near and dear to their hearts.
Lisa Rae Beregszazi, of Antwerp, passed away at home on Friday, October 12, 2018. Lisa’s family includes her husband, Louis; children, Lana, Louis (Nikki) Julia (Barry) Grant, & Samuel; mother & adoptive father, Darlene (Klingler) & Floyd Slane; father, Ronald Geevers siblings, Carla (Steve) Wittenmyer, Kathy (Raul) Vielma, Floyd Slane, Richard (Cindy) Slane, Darla (Joe) Meyer & Colleen Fulton and 12 grandchildren. Lisa was preceded in death by her sister, Laura Michaelis.
Her funeral service is 11 AM with viewing from 10:00 to 10:45 am on Tuesday, October 16th at First Baptist Church of Antwerp. Viewing is also Monday, 2-7 pm at the church. She will be laid to rest at Maumee Cemetery. Memorials are to Allen County Christian Fellowship (for Haiti missions) Fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com