Lisa M. Nelsen

MANKATO – Memorial services for Lisa Marie Nelsen, 44, of Mankato, formerly of the Fairmont area, will be 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Hosanna Lutheran Church in Mankato.

Lisa passed into Jesus’ arms on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, after a long, well-fought battle against breast cancer. Visitation will begin one hour prior to the service at the church. Northview-North Mankato Mortuary is assisting the family with arrangements.

Lisa was born in Fairmont, Minn., on Feb. 1, 1968. She graduated from Mankato West in 1986. Lisa Marie married Roger Oachs in 1997. They later divorced but remained friends.

Lisa worked at Pearle Vision and Sears Optical until cancer forced her to retire in February of 2009.

She is survived by her son, Christopher Oachs; mother, Myrna (Lynn) Braun of North Mankato; brother, James (Michelle) Gieser of Maryland; nephews and nieces: Jacob, Jessica, and Daniel Gieser; stepsisters: Candi (Mike) Scott, Cari (Vic) Prado, Roberta (Tom) Braun, cousin/sister: Kathy (Brent) Hanson; special friend, Gino Lowe; special supportive cousins, Kevin and Julie Woizeschke; Godparents: Gayleen Woizeschke and Kent Dunker; aunts, uncles, cousins and “the girls.”

She was preceded in death by her father, Gerald Gieser; stepbrother, Mark Braun; four grandparents; three aunts; and two uncles.