Life Story / Obituary
Everyone who knew Lisa Herrick knew that she was the life of the party, always had a smile and a laugh on her face, and made sure to hug and greet EVERYONE she came in contact with. Nothing brought Lisa greater joy than surrounding herself with her loved ones. She lived each day to the fullest, and her contagious smile and bubbly personality brought a spark to every room she walked into. Forever loved, Lisa will be dearly missed by those who knew her best.
Lisa grew up in Big Rapids on the farm surrounded by a large family. She was incredibly proud of the Schuberg name and loved her Mom and Dad (Wayne and Anna May) and siblings (Liane, Lynn and Lori) with all her heart. She was proud to visit the farm with her children and grandchildren to show them where she spent so many happy memories. She would tell everyone about the fun her and her cousins would have in the hay bales in the barn, the many trips to the pond to lay out in the sun, and how fun it was to explore the property.
It was during her high school years that Lisa met Michael Herrick. The two first met because Mike’s brother was renting the house across from Lisa’s parents, and Lisa often babysat for him. Mike, who was attending Ferris State University at the time, would sometimes stop by his brother’s house, and one day, he met Lisa. There was an instant connection between them. Mike used to take her on dates to the fish pond and give her a quarter to feed the fish. Their relationship flourished, and it didn’t take the two long to realize that they were made for each other. With a desire to spend the rest of their lives together, Lisa and Mike were married on September 28, 1979, at a local Lutheran church. The newlyweds then took a honeymoon to Mackinac Island before settling down in a Grand Rapids apartment to begin their future together. Mike worked in HVAC, and Lisa as a seamstress at a clothing company as they both worked to build their new lives.
All who knew Lisa can certainly attest that, of all the things she loved in life, she treasured her family above all else. Over the years, she and Mike were overjoyed to welcome their three daughters, Heather, Amber, and Sheena, into their hearts. Lisa truly thrived in her role as a mother and was devoted to caring for her family as a stay-at-home mom. She loved getting the girls up every day and making them breakfast and helping them get ready. As soon as everyone was home at night, dinner would be waiting on the table where the whole family sat for each meal together. Lisa loved caring for her daughters in every way. She also balanced her home life with her career as a Mary Kay beauty consultant, where she has worked for over 30 years. Later in life, Lisa was thrilled to become a grandmother as well. She adored her grandchildren, and they called her “Mamma” and her grandchildren were “her babies”. Lisa babysat all of “her babies” every Wednesday for the last 11 years. She valued all the extra time with them and loved to have as much fun with them as she could. She would always have a fun craft to do and games waiting for them on those days. Lisa always considered herself blessed to watch her family tree grow to include so many loved ones.
Lisa loved the sun, Lake Michigan, and having her feet in the sand! Summers were her favorite time of the year where she hosted countless pool parties with all of her friends and family. You could always find Lisa either on a boat at Hardy Dam on the sand bar, dancing and listening to her favorite band up at The Score, at Dockers in Muskegon, or at her daughter’s cottage on the lake with her family. Never one to sit still for long, Lisa pursued many hobbies to stay busy in her free time. She was a social butterfly and loved to host parties. Lisa enjoyed line dancing and listening to country music. Her favorite band was Brenna, and she would follow them around to their shows. Lisa loved playing Euchre and played as much as she possibly could. She would either go out or host the games herself, and she was a member of many Euchre leagues. Lisa’s favorite foods included pizza with green olives, McDonald’s fries with extra salt, or any kind of candy, as she was known for her sweet tooth. On road trips, she especially liked Slurpees and Funions. Lisa was happiest when she was on a sunny boat with a drink in her hand. She adored her cowboy boots. Lisa wanted to capture every memorable moment with a picture. She enjoyed canning her homemade salsa, and throughout her career as a Mary Kay consultant, she made many priceless friendships. Lisa liked to give gifts out and make sure everyone around her knew just how much they were loved.
When reflecting on the life of Lisa Herrick, it is easy to see both her unwavering strength and her unconditional love for her family. She was accepting of everyone, and she was always willing to go above and beyond to serve others. A devoted wife, mother, and grandmother, Lisa was a friend to many and beloved by all. She was a shining example of kindness and generosity, and her insatiable zest for life could be felt by all those around her. Though she will be deeply missed, Lisa leaves behind a priceless legacy that her loved ones will be proud to carry on in her footsteps. Lisa’s favorite holiday movie was “Unlikely Angel” with Dolly Parton in it and we know that Lisa is up there in Heaven dressed her best like Dolly with her cowboy boots on and having the time of her life.
HERRICK – Lisa (Schuberg) Herrick age 62, of Grand Rapids and formerly of Big Rapids, passed away unexpectedly on January 27, 2024 and is now dancing in Heaven. She was preceded in death by her sister, Liane Walsh; and brother, little Wayne Schuberg. Lisa is survived by her husband of 43 years, Michael Herrick; children, Heather (Rick) Kelbel, Amber (Kyle) Carrier and Sheena (Brendon) Delger; grandchildren, Kenzie, Caiden, Carter, Austynn, Wyatt, Autumn and Clay. Also surviving are her parents, Wayne (Anna May) Schuberg; sisters, Lynn (Bob) Horan and Lori (John) Weipert; brothers-in-law, Earl Walsh, Bruce (Julie) Herrick and Pat (Ilene) Herrick and nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be held from 2-5 PM on March 9, 2024 at Casino Club of Grand Rapids, 3260 Salerno Dr. NE Grand Rapids 49525. Please visit www.heritagelifestory.com to read Lisa’s life story, submit a favorite memory, photo or to sign the guestbook.