Lisa A. Cumber
Thursday, December 22, 1960
Date of Death:
Wednesday, November 8, 2023
62 years old
Lisa A. Cumber
Lisa Ann Cumber, 62, of Rochester, MN, died at home on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, of natural causes.
Lisa was born on December 22, 1960, in Austin, MN to Floyd and Mary Jane (Tindal) Lenoch. She graduated from Pacelli High School in 1978. Following her graduation from high school Lisa enlisted in the Navy. While serving in Hawaii she met and married Steven Cumber, they later divorced. During their marriage, they welcomed daughter Stephanie in July of 1983, later passing away in 2010.
Many of Lisa’s most cherished memories were from her time in the Navy. She was proud to serve her country while following in her father’s footsteps. Lisa was stationed in Hawaii, Japan, and in the continental United States. After 20 years of service, she was honorably discharged.
Upon returning home to Minnesota, she served as a Navy recruiter in Burnsville. She continued her passion for service when she joined the Austin Police Department as a dispatcher, and later Mayo Clinic Executive Health Department. During her time at these jobs, she developed relationships with coworkers and patients that she greatly cherished. Lisa’s family would like her patients to know how much she thought about them, and how much they meant to her.
Lisa greatly enjoyed spending time with family, walking her dogs, and Sunday dinners with her friends.
She is survived by her siblings Lynette Lenoch, Cindy (Rod) Rud, Peggy (Doug) Rempfer, Ed (Annette) Lenoch, Randy (Jeanie) Lenoch; granddaughter Olivia Ellingson; great-grandson Beau Combs; cousin Mark Tindal; special niece, Jane (Eric) Peterson and her family, and many other nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Mary Lenoch; daughter, Stephanie Ellingson; and brother-in-law, Bob Schwarz.
A Memorial service will be held Saturday, December 2, 2023, at 11:00 am at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester, MN. A Visitation will be held from 10:00 am – 11:00 am prior to the service. A private family internment will take place later.
In lieu of flowers, family asks that donations be made to a veteran’s organization of your choosing in her honor.
Online condolences are welcome at www.mackenfuneralhome.com.
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I was so saddened to hear of Lisa’s passing. I have very fond memories of growing up with Lisa, going to the Austin pool almost daily, playing with our Barbies. We were inseparable 😊. She was a big part of my childhood. I am so sorry I’m not able to be at the service, you will and have been in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you all the peace and comfort possible.
With sympathy and love,
I served with Lisa in the Navy Reserve. Many great memories of our duty days and time spent socializing after working hours. Fair winds and following seas my friend!
Cindy and family,
It is so sad to lose a sister, especially a baby sister. My prayers and thoughts are with you and all of your family. ❤️
Pacelli class of 1969.
I’m so sorry to learn of this loss to your family. I know you have many great memories to look back on and smile, laugh, and sometimes cry. Love to you all. Joyce
Wishing you comfort and peace during this difficult time. Sending love, thoughts, and prayers to you and your family during this tough time. Lisa touched so many lives in the very best way. I'm grateful I got the chance to know her as both a colleague and a friend.
I was saddened to hear of Lisa's unexpected passing. I worked with Lisa for many years in the Concierge Services Department at Mayo Clinic. I always enjoyed our time together, especially in Executive Health. She loved working in Exec, and she was so good to the many patients that she had the privilege of helping. She would often share stories with me of her military days, especially the time she spent in Hawaii. She was a beach girl at heart. Blessings to her loved ones. Lisa will be missed. ❤