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Lisa Schuster

Lisa Marie Schuster, 41, of New Rockford, ND, died June 16, 2020 at Sanford Medical Center, Fargo, ND surrounded by her family.

Lisa Schuster was born into this world by Paul and Sarah (Schafer) Schuster at Carrington, ND on March 8, 1979.  During her childhood years, Lisa was mothered by her step mothers Lisa (Doll) Schuster and Leona (Sherland) Schuster.  She was raised on a small farm just outside of New Rockford with her two brothers and dad, horses, pigs, dogs, snakes and multiple other little critters that surely instilled the love of all animals in Lisa. 

Lisa attended New Rockford Public School until she graduated in 1997.  While in school Lisa worked multiple jobs to help support her family.  She enlisted in the National Guard in September, 1996 and served in the Guards until January, 2000 as a water purification specialist.  Lisa transitioned to the Army, Active Duty, straight out of the National Guard and served 4 tours overseas, being stationed in Germany, Iraq, Kosovo and Afghanistan.  Lisa was honorably discharged from the Army in March, 2005.  She received numerous awards, medals and certificates while in her 8 years of service.        

After the military, Lisa re-entered the medical field using her CNA skills she learned while in high school and worked at Meritcare Hospital and later at the Prac’s Institute as a phlebotomist.  After later working with the Canadian Pacific railroad, she moved back to New Rockford and worked at Barlow Grain Elevator with her oldest brother and also as a bartender at several establishments.            

Known as “Little One” by her Uncle Fred, Lisa was truly loved by all of her family.  She adored her nieces, nephews and sissy, and she always showed them how much she cared about them.  Her nieces and nephews helped her get through many hard days.  Lisa had the heart of gold and was willing to do anything for anyone who needed her help.       

Lisa struggled the last 8 years of her life and fought a long hard battle with mental health issues, including PTSD, which led to the decline of her medical/physical health.  She was a medical miracle and survived more than most doctors ever expected.  She was a fighter.  Lisa will forever be remembered, honored and greatly missed.  Her infectious smile and contagious laugh was strong enough to end a war.  Lisa lost this one, her last battle and passed away peacefully on June 16, 2020.  May she now rest in peace.        

Lisa is preceded in death by her grandparents, Milo and Ida Schuster, Aunt Jean and Uncle Simon Haman, Uncle Fred and Aunt JoAnn Schuster, Uncle Mike Miller and Aunt Diane Schafer.  She is survived by her dad, Paul (Leona) Schuster, brothers John (Jean) Schuster, Jesse (Michelle) Schuster, grandparents, step-sisters, Erin, Patricia Schwab and Angela (Travis) Sainsbury, multiple aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be one hour before the Funeral Service on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 2:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford.

Burial will be at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Bremen, ND.

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34 Comments

  1. Sending hugs and prayers, Lisa was always full if life, happy go lucky.

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  2. You were my very good friend, one of the first people I met when I moved to N.R. I will miss you and never forget you. My condolences to family and any friends.

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  3. Lisa is a bright and beautiful soul, gone too soon. My condolences to her family and friends in this difficult time.
    Lisa came into my life nearly 15 years ago when we worked together at Tecton Products in Fargo. We were both quite apprehensive of each other at first, but then we found out we were both small town country girls and had a lot in common!
    We went on many adventures and road trips together. My favorite times will always be the weekends we spent in New Rockford. We went back-roading, coon hunting and had wonderful visits with family. One weekend we went sheep tipping, had a nut fry, and cuddled a baby bear! (I believe one of her uncles had a wild game farm.)
    I will always remember her infectious smile and laugh, her beautiful free spirit, her fun loving ways and her thirst to live life to the fullest. Lisa was one of the strongest and most genuine people I’ve ever met. While we may have fallen out of touch the last several years, I thought about her often.
    Fly free and rest easy, Lisa Marie! (She’d always pretend to be mad when I’d call her that!) Until we meet again!

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  4. Sorry for your loss

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  5. I served with Lisa actually in the photo above. Lisa, you taught me many things, but above all how to care for people. The weight of the world could be on your shoulders, but you would never know by the smile you would have. There is an undeniable strength you carried with you daily and I will always forever carry you in my heart. Love you forever and I’ll always be your “Peanut” & “P”.

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  6. I am so sorry for your loss. She was always so kind and thoughtful to me. She was a gentle soul and passed way too young

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  7. Paul and leona. I’m very sorry to hear the loss of your daughter. Know you guys are in my prayers

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  8. Great person, served with her in Dexheim Germany. She always made everyone laugh, a truly great soul. My heart ache for this loss of life.

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  9. Our deepest sympathies to Lisa’s family. She had a personality that made everyone feel like they were here best friend. Always a smile. May she rest in peace.

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  10. I got to serve with Lisa Schuster during my overseas tour in Dexheim Germany from 1999-2002. So devastating to see how soon she has been taken. The Good Die Young. My condolences go out to her closed friends/relatives. May GOD welcome her in her heavily kingdom.

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  11. RIP battle! You were such a great person always smiling and making people laugh. Great times in Dexheim.

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  12. RIP sister battle! I’ll always remember the good times we had in Dexheim! We will miss you!
    Condolences to the family!

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  13. My dearest Lisa, we had some wonderful times together. I served with and Loved Lisa for a period of time. We had a special bond from the moment our eyes locked on Camp Tajji in Iraq in 2003. We shared a small part of life together. You will be forever missed.

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  14. Lisa you’ll be missed dearly we all cared about you you were an amazing person and friend

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  15. She was a good Soldier and an overall good person. I served with her in Dexheim. My prayers and thoughts are with her family.

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  16. I’m so sorry to read this, I will always remember and miss you lil lisa. Deepest condolences to all family, especially Paul, John and Jesse as I probably have as many memories with you and on you’re home growing up as I do of my own. I’m here for you if there’s anything I can do

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  17. RIP Soldier! Lisa was a member of the 136th Quartermaster Battalion out of Devils Lake, ND we served together and she loved her job and the people in the unit. Always willing to help out where ever needed when she was done with her work. Prayers to all her family

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  18. Oh I am so sorry , I would talk to her in the cafe when she came in… she would always have a smile and make me laugh…

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  19. You will be missed, you were so kind to me during a really hard time in my life and I will always treasure that. Thank you friend, Rest In Peace ❤️

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  20. Lisa I will never forget al the loving Good memories we shared when we were young. Love you lil lisa

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  21. Lisa I will never forget all the things you taught me especially to look up at the sky and enjoy the little things . You always had a special place in my heart

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  22. Lisa o will never forget you and all the great moments we shared when we were young. With love lisa rip

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  23. Oh my Lisa. My heart is broken. I love you so much dear friend. You were my bestest friend in Germany and I don’t know how I would have survived those two years without you. I love you and I’ll see you heaven.

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  24. God bless u all!!So sad!❤🙏

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  25. RIP Sister in arms.

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  26. Sorry to hear about lisa. Always a pleasant visit when I saw her at the Eagles. Deepest sympathy.

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  27. Oh My Sweet Girl !!! I’m so gonna MISS you !!! BIG HUGS and until we meet again all My LOVE FOREVER and always… Lots of Prayers for your family..

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  28. Sincerest sympathies to the family during this difficult time. Lisa was caring and authentic. She had a way of being truly present in conversation and her smile could change the mood of the room in an instant. Fly on friend and find peace….

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  29. I have so many good memories hanging with you… poker Tuesday nights, chess, cards, golf, fire pits…. I will remember and miss you forever. Prayers to all the people who loved you and there were millions…

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  30. I’m so sorry for your lost she was so young may she RIP. Lisa was a busy girl even though she has left this earth she will never be forgotten 🙏🙏

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  31. I got to know Lisa in Dexheim, one of my best Soldiers in my career, without a doubt. I remember how I used to laugh out loud with her farm stories and her job before she went active duty. She always demonstrated a positive attitude and a big smile regardless the conditions. Too sad finding out this way. I wish I had reach out to you before. My condolences to your family, you will be missed. To anyone out there suffering from similar conditions, you are not alone! Please talk to someone or seek professional help, 🙏

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  32. So sorry to hear of your loss. Know you are in my prayers. Stay strong together. Miss all of you guys. Many battles… true vet… I honor her. Thank you Lisa! God bless her and you.. her family. Love, Missy

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  33. So sorry to hear Of Lisa’s passing. I’ve been away from NR for long time now and as her former Principal, will always remember Lisa as a very nice, pleasant young lady. Her smile, laugh and good nature will be remembered. Stay strong Jesse. Prayers to family!

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  34. I am heart broken… I met lisa in 2000 in Germany. Was an awesome Soldier. And definitely can make you laugh… S.I.P battle

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