Lisa Ann Stevens

  • Born: December 13, 1964
  • Died: June 29, 2021
  • Location: Woodstock, Illinois

Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory

591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
Tel. (815) 385-0063

Tribute & Message From The Family

Lisa was born on December 13th, 1964 to Robert and Margaret (Linster) Gengler.

She was a graduate of Rosary High School in 1983 and completed work towards an Associate Degree. Lisa loved her job working with her work family at d'Escoto. She was a proud lesbian woman, but her real passion was being an amazing and devoted mom to her beautiful girls Samantha Nicole and Jasmine Grace.

Lisa is dearly loved by her siblings Laura (Michael) Colantoni, Linda (Kevin) Kott, and Tim (Yvonne) Gengler . She earned her reputation as Auntie Extraordinaire with nieces Alisha, Elizabeth, and Lauren (Eric) and with nephews Andrew (Anna), Ben, Brandon (Nancy) and Michael. She doted on her great nieces and nephews Adrianna, Elliana, Evan, Owen, and Zachary. She counted her aunt Connie,uncle Dave, and cousins Eric (Jeremy) and Jason (Kristy) and family as close as her loved ones.

Lisa had a talent for creating family and community among her many friends staying especially close to Judy McGee (Weistroffer) and Sue Laurich (Ruddy) often sharing her ability to create a good time her sense of humor and generosity with all who were lucky enough to know her.

She was proceeded in death by her mother Margaret (Linster) and father Robert Gengler— from whom she learned and lived the motto of 'Family First'.

At Lisa's request to match her spirit, a Celebration of Life party will be held on July 3rd at 3pm until 6pm at Emmett's Brewing Company in West Dundee.
All are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the 'Go Fund Me' account set up to support her dream of having both her girls graduate from college.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Wishing you and your family strength in these very difficult times and that loving memories will help soothe the pain.

Posted by Laura Peters - Cincinnati, OH   July 09, 2021


Your smile will always light our heart...

Posted by Guadalupe Barocio - Schererville, IN   July 07, 2021

Lisa, may you Rest in Peace. I was so fortunate to get to know you and become friends. You left a great legacy in your girls. Your smile was infectious and you had such a big heart. The world will be a little dimmer without your shining light. Godspeed my beautiful friend!

Posted by Shannon Sesterhenn - Peoria, AZ - Friend   July 06, 2021

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Posted by Guadalupe Barocio - Friend   July 05, 2021


Lisa, I will miss your beautiful smile, heart and friendship!! Continued to Samantha, Jasmine & family. ❤

Posted by Betsy Weinstein - Arlington Heights, IL - Friend   July 04, 2021

Lisa you were beautiful inside and out
RIP my friend....... You will be missed..

Posted by Kathy Sheehan - Huntley, IL - Friend   July 04, 2021

The Reyes and Wilson family would like to express our deepest condolences to the Gengler family over the loss of Lisa, a great sister, aunt, co-worker and friend. May you find comfort in knowing that her suffering is no more and may God give you all strength but most of all, peace during this time.


Justin,Miriam, Lucienne, Isaiah & Ethan

Posted by Miriam Reyes - Brooklyn, NY - Family Friend   July 03, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with Lisa's family and friends ❤ The Purvis Family.. Karen, Phil, Brendan & Madison (Colantoni)

Posted by Karen Purvis - Franklin, MA   July 03, 2021

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