Lisa Michelle Hindermann of Brooklyn Center, MN passed away on Oct. 24, 2023 at the age of 47. She was born on July 28, 1976 to Mark and Suzanne (Sue) Hindermann of Rochester, MN.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Michael and her mother, Sue. Lisa is survived by her father, Mark Hindermann of Pine Island, her siblings Matt (Becky) Hindermann of Rochester, Tom Hindermann of Willow, Alaska, and Laura (Kurt) Claussen of Rochester, her nephews Mike Hindermann, Joe (Melissa) Hindermann, Kevin Claussen, and her niece Kari Claussen.
Many knew Lisa only through the lens of the addiction she battled for the majority of her life. For those fortunate enough to have known her during her childhood and teenage years, we all saw a vibrant, kind-hearted girl who loved her family and friends. Her future held so much promise until alcohol and drugs took hold of her. For several years she walked a tightrope between sobriety and insobriety as she tried desperately to keep her addiction hidden from her family and struggled to maintain the responsibilities of a young adult. Eventually, the relentless disease of
addiction tightened its grip and consumed her world. She did attempt to fight the battle, and truly sought God’s help. She knew Jesus Christ as her Savior and often referred to Him as her friend. Each return to rehab offered brief hope. In the end, it was He who finally decided to take her hand in His and release her from the tight grip of addiction in order to bring her home peacefully.
Addiction does not discriminate. Nobody asks or wants to be an addict. We know the pain of Lisa’s suffering. We know the pain of our suffering as her family, and we know many others are suffering as addicts or as loved ones to them. In honor of Lisa’s life, we speak her truth. Lisa was so much more than her addiction, but hearing her story may be the difference between life and death for someone else.
A private graveside service at Calvary Cemetery in Rochester will be held at a later date.
Memories and condolences of Lisa may be shared at rochestercremationservicesmn.com.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Lisa’s name be made to a treatment facility of donors’ choice such as The Gables in Rochester, MN to help others who are struggling with addiction.