Lorie Lynn (Sonnentag) Vincent
Lorie Lynn (Sonnentag) Vincent, born August 24, 1963, was born to eternal life shortly after midnight on September 4, 2015. She was surrounded by loving family and marvelously supported on her final days at home by the Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice of Sheboygan Falls.
Lorie is survived by her husband Mark L. Vincent of Sheboygan Falls; daughter Autumn (Alex) Heling of Port Washington; son Zach (Kara Tomaszewski) Vincent and granddaughters Brynn and Simone of Spooner; parents Don and Marilyn (Wecker) Sonnentag of Sheboygan Falls and Keith and Charlene (Shaum) Vincent of Safety Harbor, Fla.; sisters Vickie (Brian) Van de Water of Luxemburg and Regina Mujica of Goshen, Ind.; brothers Daniel (Julie Hoffmann) Sonnentag of Oostburg, David (Sarah Sachse) Sonnentag of Sheboygan, and Eric (Daphne Loredo) Vincent of Surprise, Ariz.; and 10 beloved nephews, four nieces and one great-nephew.
A Christian educator by training, Lorie served as the Minister for Youth and Young Adults for the Indiana- Michigan Mennonite Conference, and was ordained as a Christian minister in that role. Lorie was also a founding partner in the organizational development firm Design Group International, serving as its first chief financial officer.
Lorie was diagnosed with uterine leiomyosarcoma (ULMS) in 1999, surviving 18 occurrences and multiple iterations of ground-breaking treatment. Lorie’s family is especially grateful for the quality care she received from Dr. Paul LeMarbre, Dr. John Charleson, their incredible teams, and the Waukesha Memorial and Froedert Memorial hospitals of Wisconsin, where she received exceptional care. Lorie’s book, “Fighting Disease, Not Death: Finding a Way Through Lifelong Suffering,” chronicled her cancer journey and approach to living well. Lorie’s body was accepted by the Medical College of Wisconsin for ongoing medical research.
A time of visitation with the family will be held from 1 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. Sept. 13 at First United Lutheran Church, 2401 Kohler Memorial Drive, Sheboygan, WI 53081, with a public memorial service of scripture and song to follow at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, Lorie’s family welcomes contributions to the Lorie L. Vincent Campus Ministry Fund. Faith formation in young adults was a lifelong focus for Lorie and this fund supports Inter-Varsity Campus Ministry at UW-Superior and the Fond du Lac Tribal Community College to be led by Lorie’s son Zach. Gifts may be made out to “NCF — The Lorie L. Vincent Campus Ministry Fund” and sent to: National Christian Foundation, 18650 W. Corporate Drive, Suite 105, Brookfield, WI 53045, brought to the visitation/ memorial service or made online at mygiving.secure.force.com.