Lisa Ann Van Engen, age 31, of St. Michael, formerly of Cokato, died Monday, June 12, 2017, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, surrounded by family, after a long and complicated battle with ARDS.
Lisa was born July 13, 1985, in Winsted, the daughter of Daniel and Virginia (Clausen) Johnson. She grew up on a dairy farm in Cokato with her four doting older siblings.
Lisa graduated from Dassel-Cokato High School in 2004, and furthered her education at Bethel University, graduating in 2008, with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. Lisa’s entire career was at Hennepin County Medical Center, where she compassionately touched many lives in several different units.
Lisa was united in marriage to Tyler Van Engen, the love of her life, Nov. 9, 2012 . The couple settled in St. Michael, where they started a family, and began worshiping at NorthRidge Fellowship in Rogers.
A fiercely devoted mother and wife, Lisa’s life revolved around her family and faith. Her love for life radiated through her sweet, gentle spirit, and she approached every day with optimism and enthusiasm. She was always smiling, always laughing, always loving.
Lisa bravely endured a victorious battle against Hodgkins Lymphoma, arming herself daily with the promises found in God’s Word. Her life was a true testimony of God’s goodness, faithfulness, and love.
She will be dearly missed by all who loved her, including her devoted husband, Tyler Van Engen; her two sons, Henry Brian (2.5 years), and Wesley Daniel (9 months); parents Daniel and Virginia Johnson; siblings Bruce (Kim) Johnson, David (Gretchen) Johnson, Darren Johnson, and Laura (Tim) Overmoen; mother-in-law Jan Van Engen; sister-in-law Jaci (Aaron) Feltman; nieces and nephews Dana, Beau and Olivia Johnson, Braden, Seth, Hallie and Sawyer Johnson, Jens and baby-on-the-way Overmoen, and Lauren, Anna, Hudson, and Jackson Feltman; and many other loving family and friends.
Lisa was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Lester and Adeline Clausen; paternal grandparents, Manfred and Gladys Johnson; and father-in-law, Brian Van Engen.
A Celebration of Life service took place Saturday, June 17 at noon at NorthRidge Fellowship in Rogers. A private family burial took place prior to Lisa’s Celebration of Life.
Visitation was Friday, June 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. at NorthRidge Fellowship in Rogers.
The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home served the family; www.thepetersonchapel.com.