Our much loved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Elizabeth Rae "Sis" Scheck, 76, of La Crosse passed from this vale of tears into eternal life on Thursday, June 26, 2014.

She was born Dec. 26, 1937, in La Crosse, Wis., to Wesley and Elizabeth (Weig) Cole. She attended First Ev. Lutheran Grade School, Longfellow Middle School and Central High School, graduating in the Class of 1955. Rae married her high school sweetheart, Ralph Scheck on April 14, 1956.

She is survived by her husband of 58 years, her daughters, Debra (Pat) Longmire of Spring Grove and Connie (Hal) Forseth of La Crosse; sons, Randy (Anne) of Burlington, Steven (Susan) and Gregory (Kathy) both of La Crosse. She is further survived by 18 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and sisters-in-law, Ramona Cole and Gail Berndt.

Preceding her in death are her parents and her brothers, Darrel Wesley Cole on May 7, 1971, and Paul Henry Cole on Sept. 21, 1984; and a nephew, Paul Henry Cole, Jr. on Jan. 14, 2013.

Rae was a lifelong member of First Ev. Lutheran Church. She had a beautiful voice and sang in the choir for over 58 years as well as singing solo for many weddings and funerals. She was also a member of the Choral Union for over 40 years. She was a skilled seamstress and worked for the La Crosse Garment Company and Jack Winter. She later assisted in the preschool classroom at First Ev. Lutheran School and was the custodian of the church. She loved serving her Lord and was a member of the Altar Committee, Reception Committee, Mother's Club, Ladies Aid, OWLS and the Cozy Quilters. She was a caregiver to those who needed her and a friend to all.

A memorial service was held on Monday, June 30, at First Ev. Lutheran Church in La Crosse. The Rev. Roger Sachs officiated. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to First Ev. Lutheran Church or School; or Luther High School, Onalaska.

Isaiah 25:8. He will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth. The LORD has spoken.