Lisa Przybyla

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Family and friends will gather at Heritage Funeral Home, 4800 S. 84th Street in Greenfield on Thursday, September 15, 2022 beginning at 5:00 PM and concluding with a Vigil Service at 7:00 PM.

On Friday, September 16, 2022 Family and friends will gather at St. Mary Catholic Faith Community, 9520 W. Forest Home Avenue in Hales Corners from 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM; this gathering will be followed by the celebration of a Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are greatly appreciated.  Lisa personally selected the following for memorials:

ALK Positive  link:  ALK POSITIVE

Froedtert Hospital Cancer Center link:  or

The American Lung Association link:  American Lung Association | American Lung Association


Lisa Lynn Przybyla was Born to Eternal Life August 31, 2022 at the age of 56 years.  Beloved wife of Terry.  Cherished mother of Trevor and Jeremy.  Loving daughter of John (Diane) Schroedel and the late Mary (nee Kuehl) Schroedel.  Dear sister of Jackie (Lou) Blankenheim, Bill (Kay) Schroedel, Sandy Grymkoski, Jessica (Garrett) Hartwig, Sheli (Josh) Albrecht and the late Tammy Schroedel.  Daughter-in-law of Sharon Cebula and the late Robert (Diane) Przybyla.  Sister-in-law of Jeff (Lori) Przybyla, Karen (Tommy) Boyce and Jason Przybyla.  Further survived by many nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, other relative and friends.  Lisa also leaves her beloved cats, Casey and Huey, to be cared for by her family.  They were her constant companions and she loved them very much.

Lisa grew up in central Wisconsin.  She graduated from DC Everest High School in 1984 and attended Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin Rapids.  After graduation, she moved to the Milwaukee area, where she met her husband, Terry.  Lisa started a 30+ year career at MGIC, where she made many life-long friends.

Outside of work, Lisa devoted her time to family and friends.  There were many trips made up north and annual trips to Great America and Door County.

When she was diagnosed with ALK-Positive lung cancer in 2017, she became a very active advocate for both ALK-Positive and the American Lung Association.  She wanted to help all who were affected by this cancer, anyway she could.  She participated in many fundraisers and clinical trials. Lisa would tell you, “Anyone who has lungs can get lung cancer.”

It was Lisa’s wish to personally thank Dr. Smitha Menon and her staff for their guidance over the last 5+ years.  She was so very grateful for the extra time she got and all the memories that were made during that time.  Lisa’s family also wishes to thank everyone from Horizon Hospice for their compassionate care during the last part of Lisa’s journey here on earth.


  1. Lisa Wilde September 2, 2022 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    I had the pleasure of knowing Lisa via MGIC. She was easy to laugh and always willing to help. I’m happy to have known her. My heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. Of course her cats too.

    • Margo Ford September 14, 2022 at 8:30 pm - Reply

      My sister Lisa we bonded with our cancer and we bonded with our same oncologist met you via the long association so happy you were able to go to Washington you’re so excited and enjoyed that trip so much I did tooI’m so saddened to know you’re no longer here first it was Chris and now you I pray God gives your family the strength grace and mercy for what they’re going to have to endure you fought a good fight and now you laying in the hands of our Heavenly Father where there’s no cancer I’ll be talking to you and I’ll be expecting an answer as always ❤️U#heartbtoken

  2. Cindy (Buska) Newman September 2, 2022 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear about Lisa. She was the sweetest person way back from childhood. Such a beautiful lady. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Donna and Larry Ramm. September 2, 2022 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    I new Lisa when she was a younger child. We were friends with her parents John and Mary and her step mom Diane. Spent many nights visiting. So sorry for your loss.

  4. Lynn and Paul Hischke September 3, 2022 at 7:28 am - Reply

    I am so sorry for your great loss Terry, Trevor and Jeremy.. My heart is aching for all of you. She was such a dear lady and will leave a big hole in our hearts. You all are very important to me and if there is anything we can do to help out, please let us know. Lisa and all of you will forever be in our hearts .
    With Love and Sympathy,

  5. Angela Cotteleer September 3, 2022 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Terry, Trevor and Jeremy,
    We are so heartbroken about the loss of your beautiful Lisa. Prayers for strength and healing for all who loved her. May you find peace in her peace.
    Angie and Mark Cotteleer

  6. Lori Salfer September 3, 2022 at 9:27 am - Reply

    We are so very sorry for this tremendous loss…Lisa was so kind, generous, positive and loving. Praying for all who loved her, that you find peace and comfort during this very sad and difficult time ❤️
    Lori & Matt Salfer

  7. Pat Streng September 3, 2022 at 2:31 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry for your loss. I know how hard Lisa fought over the years and gave it her all. My deepest sympathy to your family. May Lisa rest In Peace. Thoughts and prayers for your family. May all your wonderful memories of Lisa comfort you during this this difficult time.

  8. Greg / Sharon Davis September 3, 2022 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    We have known Lisa and family for many years and are heartbroken by the immense sadness that accompanies her departure from amongst us. We extend our heartfelt condolences to Terry, Trevor and Jeremy, her sisters Sandy and Jackie, father John , brother Bill., along with their combined families. We were blessed to know her and always enjoyed spending time them when they come down for a family get together. Our hope is that we can positively impact others as well as she did. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family in this difficult time.

  9. Jeanne September 3, 2022 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    I have been Inspired by Lisa’s positive approach to life and commitment to furthering awareness of cancer. I know you are proud of her. As I start my breast cancer journey she will be a shining light for me.

  10. Bonnie Toy Weber September 4, 2022 at 4:49 am - Reply

    Terry I am so sorry for your families loss my sincere condolence .

  11. Emily Knaub September 4, 2022 at 7:31 am - Reply

    Terry I am so so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. Sending prayers and love your way.

  12. Carrie Grunwald September 4, 2022 at 7:45 am - Reply

    Terry , Trevor and Jeremy, lisa was an amazing person and will be greatly missed. We pray for peace and comfort for you all.

  13. Peg Miller September 4, 2022 at 10:21 am - Reply

    I met Lisa at MGIC, and enjoyed seeing her in fitness classes. She was such a sweet person. I can remember the day, after one of our classes, where she said that her arm had been bothering her, and she suspected that she had strained something during class. Ends up that that was one of her first symptoms.

    I’m so happy to have known such a kind and brave person. My thoughts and prayers are with her dear family.

  14. Marty Brand September 4, 2022 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    Terry, Trevor and Jeremy
    I was saddened to hear about Lisa. Our boys grew up together and we had many great times with your family. She was a special woman!

  15. Bob Pestka September 4, 2022 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    I had the opportunity to work with Lisa for a number of years and welcomed her energetic personality. I appreciated her quest for learning new things and her positive nature.

    While I haven’t spoken to her in several years, I’m sure she faced her challenges with courage and grace.

    The world will be a lesser place without her.

  16. Steve Kuehl September 15, 2022 at 8:41 am - Reply

    I was saddened to hear about Lisa. Our family is originally from Port Edwards and we used to go up and visit our Schroedel cousins when I was growing up. Lisa was always a very warm and kind person and I’m sure she will be missed by many!

  17. Connie and Chris Fryjoff September 23, 2022 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    Our prayers and sympathy Terry on the loss of your wife, Lisa. She was a great person and I’m so glad I got to know her. Trevor and Jeremy we will keep you in our prayers thru this difficult time. You may no longer see your mom but I’m sure she’s watching over you. Our sympathy to all of you.

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