Services were held July 2
Funeral services for Lisa M. Sauter, 27, of Spencer, formerly of Storm Lake, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake, with Father Robert J. Schimmer and Father Clair L. Boes officiating. Burial will be in the Newell Cemetery.
Lisa died Friday, June 2, 2002, at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, of complications following surgery.
Lisa Marie Nelsen was born June 4, 1975, the daughter of James Robert and Marilyn Kay (Wernimont) Nelsen in Storm Lake. She graduated from Sioux Central High School in Sioux Rapids in 1994. On June 22,1996 Lisa married Gregory LeRoy Sauter at the Methodist Church in Storm Lake. Lisa worked at McDonald's, Godfathers, Casey's west in Storm Lake, Casey's at Merrill, State Farm Insurance in Storm Lake, Real Estate Specialists in Storm Lake, and she assisted Greg who is the manager of the Pizza Ranch in Spencer for the last year and a half. She did volunteer work for Upper Des Moines, Girl Scouts, and 4-H. Lisa was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake She enjoyed spending time with her daughters, animals - especially cats, swimming at the Aquatic Center in Spencer, bowling, shopping, and collecting calico kittens.
Preceding Lisa in death were her father-in-law, Lloyd Sauter, Jr., paternal grandmother, Pearl Nelsen, maternal grandfather, Marcellus Wernimont, and grandfather-in-law, Robert Tevepaugh.
Survivors include her husband Greg Sauter of Spencer, three daughters, Ryleigh Pearl, Bailee Leigh, and Mackenzie Marie Sauter all of Spencer, her parents, Jim and Marilyn Nelsen of Albert City, one brother, Alan and his wife Karna Nelsen of Albert City, mother-in-law Clarice Sauter of Storm Lake, paternal grandparents Robert and Marvel Nelsen of NewelI, maternal grandmother Marian Wernimont of Rembrandt, grandmother-in-law Eva Tevepaugh of Storm Lake, three brothers-in-law Steve and his wife Darci Sauter of Alta, Jeff and his wife Trish Sauter of Arnolds Park, and Brad Sauter, one sister-in-law, Mel Sauter and fiance Gary Riggs of Lincoln, NE, nine nieces and nephews and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives and friends.