Lisa L. Carothers
March 24, 1952 — March 3, 2018
Lisa L. Carothers, Oconomowoc, died on March 3, 2018, following three months of postsurgical complications. Her life of song and service will always impact her family and friends.
Lisa was born the youngest of five children, born on March 24, 1952, and raised on Moose Lake. She graduated from Arrowhead High School and completed her teaching degree at UWM. As a gifted musician, she was in bands and choral groups throughout her life, notably, as a Christian missionary 19711974, touring England, Europe and the U.S. with a production called “Lonesome Stone.” Being called to share God’s love, Lisa fulfilled her dream to nurture children in musical pursuits. Her quick wit and keen patience sustained that occupation, in addition to positions at Marquette University, Lake Country Conservatory (voice, piano, guitar), as an administrative assistant to Steinke Team at Shorewest Realtors and providing music ministry at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church. Along with Lisa’s love of the Beatles, her journals are rich with titles and first lines of familiar hymns and choruses in readiness for her next engagement. Lisa was the glue of her large family, always photographing and reporting meaningful news and praying faithfully, especially for her nieces and nephews. Designing “Lisa Day,” she hosted them for hours and years of fun.
Lisa is survived by her devoted siblings: Mary (Brian) Steinke, Robert Carothers, Ralph (Lynn) Carothers, James Carothers; her beloved nieces and nephews: Mykul (Jodi) Steinke, Annie (Michael) Fisher, Susan (Dennis) Radloff, Joseph (Angie) Steinke, Sean (Kristy) Steinke, Kate Carothers, Claire (Pablo) Gallaste, Clark Carothers, John R. Carothers; cousin Denny Geyer, and 51 grand and great nieces and nephews. Multitudes of treasured friends and fellow worshipers will continue to sing Lisa’s praises, joining her song to the Lord.
A memorial service of Lisa’s life will be celebrated at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church on March 17, 2018, 800 Lake Bluff Drive, Oconomowoc, with a gathering from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and a memorial service at 11 a.m.