Stephanie E. Lause, 40, of Sandusky, passed away unexpectedly early Friday morning, March 3, 2023, at Firelands Regional Medical Center, Main Campus, Sandusky.
The daughter of Daniel Eugene Lause and Mary Jo (Kish) Lause Hart, she was born on April 12, 1982 in Findlay, Ohio. She self-admittedly graduated from The School of the Hard Knocks. Stephanie was a vibrant soul, and it is with extraordinarily heavy hearts that we say goodbye.
Stephanie was a loving mother to Markie and Waylen, who were her entire world. Stephanie was a zealous sister and professional daughter. She was a loyal friend to many, many beautiful souls on this Earth. She could fill a room with laughter without skipping a beat. She was an artist at heart, and her happy place was with a blank canvas and a plethora of acrylic paint. She loved music and the way it could speak the words of her soul. Most recently, she enjoyed riding her bike in the beautiful weather and meeting strangers on the street. She enjoyed cooking delicious meals for others, but she avoided the clean up at all costs. Her smile could light up a room and her laugh was oddly contagious. She didn't necessarily have a lot of material things to give to others, but what she did have, she freely shared with those that she loved. Stephanie lived a hard life, but she spent her time on this Earth trying to be better every day. Stephanie will be lovingly remembered by many, and her spirit is free to fly high and be at peace.
She is survived by her two sons, Mark Palinski III and Waylen Palinski both of Huron; her siblings, Teri McGinnis, Zach (Jess) Lause, Katie (Kyle Roth) Hart, Emily (Justice) Foreman, Nikki and Kelly Lause; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Stephanie was preceded in death by her loving parents; her devout brother, Daniel Lause; step-brother Eric Wayne Kreisher; her step-father Tom Wierman; and both her maternal and paternal grandparents.
It was her wish to be cremated. The family will receive friends on Monday, March 13, 2023 from 4 - 7 pm at the David F. Koch Funeral and Cremation Services, 520 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky. There will be a time to share memories of Stephanie following the visitation.
Donations can be made to the family to help with service expenses and for her beautiful children and their future endeavors.
Your memories and words of comfort may be shared with Stephanie's family at davidkoch.com.
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