Lisa A. Montalvo, 52, of Schofield, passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2019, with her big brother Thomas by her side.
Lisa was born in Frankfort, IN on March 3, 1967, to the late Avida Montalvo. Though life was not always easy for Lisa, she lived it fiercely, and with a smile on her face. She started smiling when she was a small girl and just never stopped, and because of that camera-ready smile, she was adorned with the name “Cheesy.” Since her adolescent years, Lisa faced many hurdles with her health. Doctors struggled to find a diagnosis, and tested her for everything ranging from ALS to MS. But she didn’t let that stop her. Her stubbornness and strength kept her going. Later in life, she was diagnosed with Kidney Cancer, which became metastatic and traveled throughout her entire body. Even that didn’t stop her. Lisa was truly one of the strongest people her family has ever known.
Lisa was loving, caring, imaginative and a take charge woman. She made friends easily; was a loving mother, amazing sister, and wonderful aunt. She was a great cook and loved to spend her time with family and friends talking late into the evening. Life with forever be changed without “Cheesy’s” smile to brighten up even the darkest of days.
She is survived by her big brother, Thomas Serna of Wausau; little brother, Richard Robles of Lafayette, IN; son Michael Serna; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her mom, Lisa was preceded in death by her sister, Tina Hadley; and her significant other, Sergio AKA Chuckles.
A celebration of Lisa’s life will take place in her home town of Lafayette, Indiana at a later date.
The family would like to thank the staff at Inclusa and all of the health care workers for all of their love and compassion for Lisa while she was in their care.
Please sign the family guestbook at helke.com