Lisa Rixen

Lisa Rixen

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Funeral Mass for Lisa M. Rixen, 55, of Richardton, will be 9:30 a.m., Saturday, December 28, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Richardton with Father Thomas Wordekemper OSB celebrating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation for Lisa will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 27, 2019 at Stevenson Funeral Home with a rosary and vigil service being held at 6:00 p.m.

After a courageous 15 year battle with Breast Cancer, Lisa’s fight is no more.   Lisa passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019 surrounded by the people who loved her most.

Lisa May was born on June 23, 1964 in Richardton, the daughter of Lynn and Rosalyn (Senn) Rixen.  Growing up, she attended school in Richardton and graduated in 1982.  Lisa continued her education at Dickinson State College and the University of NH, completing her masters in Environmental Science and Policy.  Prior to moving to New Hampshire in 1999, she enjoyed a 16 year career with the USDA Department of Agriculture in Dickinson.  Lisa enjoyed traveling and loved interacting with animals, family and friends.  She loved riding horse and always had a special place in her heart for her dogs.  Lisa also spent 18 years volunteering as a consultant for the Non Profit Resource Conservation and Development.

Lisa is survived by nine siblings, Marybeth Besosa, South Bethany, Delaware; Ellen (Gary) Lantz, Dickinson, ND;  Carolyn Cloyd, Santa Fe, TX;  Lois Wanner, Golden Valley, ND;  Tom (Yvonne) Rixen, Green Bay, WI;  Terry (Sandy) Rixen, Peoria, AZ;  Sarah (Les) Alpert, Richardton, ND; Grace Rixen, Richardton, ND; Tracy (Deb) Rixen, Richardton, ND;  step-mother, Peggy Rixen-Kuntz, Dickinson, ND;  Aunt Shirley (Ken) Jones, Maplewood, MN; Uncle Emil (Marilyn) Senn, Chandler, AZ; Uncle Ervin Neff, Mercer, ND; special friend Carl Carlson, Bristol, NH; and many loved nieces, nephews and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents and brothers-in-law, Ron Wanner and Jim Cloyd.

In lieu of flowers, Lisa’s family suggests memorials be made to an Animal Shelter of your choice.

Burial Date: December 28, 2019
Funeral Home Dickinson, ND

Funeral Mass:  9:30 a.m., Saturday, December 28, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Richardton
Rosary & Vigil Service:  6:00 p.m., Friday, December 27, 2019 at Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson
Visitation:  5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday, December 27, 2019 at Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson
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Pat Cascaes

Posted at 12:00am
We were so sad to hear of Lisa's passing. Sorry that we could not make the funeral but Leon had open heart surgery and I just could not leave him. I would have loved to give you all a big hug and spend some time with you reminiscing about dear Lisa. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all. Know that you were in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy to you all at this most difficult time. Keep her memories close to your heart.

Corrine Jochim

Posted at 12:00am
I am so sorry for the loss of your sister. She was a beautiful person. I met her when I also worked for the NRCS but in a field office. I just met up with her this summer for lunch and we had an awesome time. I was so glad to see her because we had lost touch over the years with both of us moving.

Jon Stika

Posted at 12:00am
Lisa was a friend and co-worker with me in the Natural Resources Conservation Service here in North Dakota. She always had a smile and was willing to help with what needed to be done. My condolences to all who knew her. I will miss her as well.

Rick DeMark

Posted at 12:00am
My deepest sympathies to Lisa's entire family and to Carl. I came to know Lisa when she began work at the Belknap County Conservation District and the North Country Resource Conservation and Development Council as an AmeriCorps National Service Member in Laconia, NH. Lisa was assigned to work on the Small and Beginner Farmer project. Her enthusiasm and passion for helping people and caring for the land was infectious. She was an inspiration to many including me. She soon joined the Board of Directors of the North Country RC&D, a role she fulfilled with vision and tenacity. Lisa served as chair of the NCRC&D. Lisa's passion for rural development work went way beyond NH. She also served as the chair of the New England RC&D Area and on the Board of Directors of the National Association of RC&D Councils. Her leadership at all these levels will be greatly missed. However, what I will miss most about Lisa is her sincere empathy for others and her never waning enthusiasm to get things done. She was a great friend who helped me through good and troubled times. Sincerely, Rick DeMark. ( [email protected] )

Terri and Bill Conlon

Posted at 12:00am
We were so sad to hear that Lisa passed away. She was a wonderful person and great friend. I have many fond childhood memories with her, she will never be forgotten. Our thoughts are with you and your families.

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