Lisa Marie Pals, 46


A memorial service will take place on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009, at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton for Lisa Marie Pals who is now at peace after battling multiple sclerosis for the past 29 years.  The Pals family will receive friends prior to the memorial service on Saturday, at the church from 11  a.m. to 1 p.m. The Rev. Kenton Wendorf will officiate at the memorial service.

For online condolences please go to  In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Gideon Memorial Bible, or to the Nativity Fund are appreciated.

Lisa was born April 19, 1963, in Milwaukee to Jerry McCann and Dianne (nee Krizmanitz) McCann. Lisa went on to graduate from Grafton High School, and later married Dan Pals on Sept. 29, 1984, at Capitol Drive Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.

In 1980, Lisa was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.  Although this disease slowed her down at times, it never affected her friendly demeanor. She loved horseback riding, sewing, cross-stitch, and she was a very gifted and talented artist. Her love for animals was evident as she referred to her cats as “her kids.”

Lisa was a resident at the Lasata Care Center in Cedarburg, where she made many friends of the staff and residents.  She enjoyed playing bingo at Lasata, whenever she was able.

Lisa is survived by her beloved husband, Dan Pals; parents, Jerry and Dianne McCann; father-in-law, Harley Pals; siblings, Mark (Levonne) McCann, Stephen McCann and Michelle (Bill) Wagner; sisters-in-law, Susan (Robert) Curtis, and Patricia (Steve) Robell; brother-in-law, James (Connie) Pals; and nieces/nephews, Tyler McCann, Sara McCann, Erin Wagner, Mitchel Pals, and Valerie Pals.  She is further survived by many other relatives and friends.

Lisa was preceded in death by her mother-in-law, Joan Pals.

A special thank you to the staff at Lasata Care Center in Cedarburg, for all of their care and compassion throughout the past seven years.

Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family.