Lisa D. Wegner

Aug. 24, 1960 – Aug. 27, 2010

Lisa "Marie Ann Dolores" Wegner of Pewaukee passed away peacefully at Mishawaka, Ind., on Friday, Aug. 27, 2010, at the age of 50. She was born in Waukesha on Aug. 24, 1960, the only child of Earl G. "Duke" and Dolores J. Wegner.

Lisa was a graduate of the Class of 1978 at Waukesha South High School. She spent the next few years accumulating an education at many University of Wisconsin colleges, graduating with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with many degrees and 386 credits. In 1991, she focused on graphic design and formed the company Pinnacle Graphic Design. In the early 2000s, she went on to earn her master’s degree in English literature from Northwestern University. She wrote poetry and was working on many short stories and books. She had the honor of having Maya Angelou call her an equal.

Lisa will be sadly missed by her loving wife, Kirby Ann. She will also be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, who were more like her immediate family, having been an only child.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Dolores, on Jan. 11, 2008; and father, Duke, on March 29, 2008. She lost a good part of her spirit after their deaths.

Lisa was a longtime member of First Presbyterian Church of Waukesha and presently a member of Southminster Presbyterian Church, also of Waukesha. She believed in guardian angels and how they kept her safe all her life. Lisa enjoyed reading, writing, (but not arithmetic) music, movies, all of the arts and sports, including her favorite Boston Red Sox. She loved all the new technical devices, and her latest was the iPad. Lisa had a passion for discussing current events, along with politics and religion. Using her knowledge in psychology, sociology and her IQ of 184, she loved to see how people thought and acted. She thrived on the loving company of her extended family. She lived by her favorite quote, "Life is a journey, not a destination."

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, Sept. 1, at at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A private family entombment will be held at a later date at Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers or plants, Lisa would prefer and appreciate donations made in her name to the American Diabetes Association, 660 E. Mason St., Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 53202.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit