Lori S. Tyzenhaus

  • Born: September 9, 1961
  • Died: September 22, 2018
  • Location: Oswego, Illinois

Healy Chapel

370 Division Dr
Sugar Grove, IL 60554

Tel. (630) 466-1330

Tribute & Message From The Family

Lori S. Tyzenhaus, age 57, of Oswego, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, September 22, 2018 after a six-plus year battle with synovial sarcoma. Lori was the daughter of Robert H. Locke and Elsie J. Locke (Kissel) of Aurora, and was born on September 9, 1961.

A true warrior in her fight with cancer, Lori won this battle and beat cancer by never letting it destroy her spirit, her joyful nature, or her love of life.

Lori retired from Walmart after 30 years of service having last held the position of Walmart Academy Training Coordinator. She had also previously worked a second part time job as office cashier for Ron Westphal Chevrolet.

An extremely kind and selfless person, Lori put others before herself. She was vibrant and always smiling. Lori's amazing smile paired with her outgoing and friendly personality would light up a room bringing out the best in everybody that her life touched. Lori truly loved life and the joy & happiness that she derived from her family and her many friendships. She was a people person who loved to socialize and laugh. Lori would regularly go out of her way to help others or to simply strike up a conversation with a friend or a stranger that she sensed was in need.

Lori brought a true sense of joy, happiness and comfort to all of those in her life. She loved being out in the sunshine and soaking up all of the happiness that the world offered. Lori would be among the first to arrive and the last to leave any gathering because she never wanted the related happiness from celebrating with friends and family to end. Lori did not fear death, but it greatly saddened her because she would miss everyone so deeply.

Lori loved to travel, and she especially loved frequenting the beaches of Florida's Gulf Coast.

She also loved babies, children, dogs, and dancing. Lori was an avid Chicago Blackhawks fan.

Lori is survived by her devoted and loving husband, Andy Tyzenhaus; her beloved children, Kyle and Hannah Werner; her adoring mother, Elsie J. Locke; her dear brothers, Joseph (Hallie) Locke and James (Jill) Locke; and her caring sister, Lisa (Scott) Felker. Also surviving Lori are her many wonderful nephews, cousins, additional family members, and granddaughter.

Lori was preceded in death by her father, Robert H. Locke, and her sister, Judith Ann Locke, in infancy.

A celebration of Lori's life will begin on Thursday, September 27, 2018 with a Visitation at The Healy Chapel, 370 Division Drive, Sugar Grove, IL 60554 from 4:00pm until 8:00pm. Services will take place on Friday, September 28, 2018 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, 1233 Douglas Ave, Montgomery, IL 60538 commencing at 11:00am.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I did not know Lori real well and hadn't seen her lately, but was acquainted with her through a friend and was at several social gatherings together. She was always so smiley and happy, even through all her hardships. I will always remember her outgoing and bubbly personality. RIP Lori. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Sue Johnson

Posted by Sue Johnson - Aurora, IL - Acquaintance   September 29, 2018


"Our Deepest sympathy Elsie for your loss of Lori

Posted by Marcia & Ken Allen - The Villages, FL - Friend   September 28, 2018

Deepest sympathy and condolences to the family for the loss of your beloved Lori. May the depth of your faith and the love of those who also share your loss comfort you. - 1 Thessalonians 4:14

Posted by C. Escobar - IL   September 28, 2018

My sincere condolences to your family for the loss of your love one. May the God of comfort be with you during this sad occasion and may his loving words at John 6:40 console your heart.

Posted by Z L    September 28, 2018

I send my deepest condolences, Lori was an amazing lady. I worked with her at Walmart, she was always pleasant, had a smile and just an all around good person. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Bless you all.

Posted by Angela Casino - Downers Grove, IL - Coworker   September 27, 2018

Dear Elsie,
I'm so sorry to learn of your daughter Lori's passing. She was a lovely and remarkable woman and so young. Her suffering with Cancer for so many years was equally difficult for you as well. May God grant you His peace and comfort at this time of deep sorrow!
God bless!

Posted by Mary Ann Sestak - Batavia, IL   September 27, 2018

Till we meet again my friend.

Love, Cheryl Jungels

Posted by Cheryl Jungels - Aurora, IL - Friend   September 26, 2018

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Posted by A friend   September 26, 2018

Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. May your memories give you peace and comfort.

Chuck and Pat Filippi

Posted by A friend   September 26, 2018

My deepest condolences to Lori's family. It has been years, but we (Abrahamson's - Kim, Kelly & Keri) lived across the street from you on 4th St. in Aurora. We were childhood friends with Lori & Lisa. I am saddened to hear of Lori's passing & her long struggle with Cancer. Thoughts with the family, during this difficult time.

Posted by Kelly Darby - SOMONAUK, IL - Friend   September 25, 2018

Condolences to all the family.
May Gods great love be
with you all during this difficult time.
Blessings to all

Posted by Lydia González - Yorkville, IL - Friend   September 24, 2018

So sorry to hear this News Lori was an inspiration. Despite her pain she always had that beautiful smile on her face and that great spirit I'm very very proud to call her my friend ❤ Love and prayers to her family and friends she will be truly missed

Posted by Barb (Slimp) Chrek - Aurora, IL - Friend   September 24, 2018

My sincere condolences on your loss to Locke & Tyzenhaus families. May your memories of Lori sustain you during these difficult days.

Posted by Evelyn Santiago - Oswego, IL   September 24, 2018

My family and I are thinking of you and your family. Lori was a very caring & kind women with a big heart! I've known Lori since I was little and my mom worked with her at Wal-Mart. We were even neighbors in Sheridan and Oswego. Although I wasn't close with her we'd often chat about the Chicago Blackhawks and Patrick Sharp! ;) I followed along in her cancer journey and periodically talked with her about it as my dad is battling cancer as well. Lori you were a true fighter who never gave up and still remained positive through out your battle! I know you're pain and suffering is finally over, you will be greatly missed. God Bless you and your family. -Nicci Carrington (Schultz) and family.

Posted by Nicci Carrington (Schultz) - Family Friend   September 24, 2018

It was a blessing to have known Lori, she was an inspiration to us all. She is no longer suffering or in pain. God bless this soul. You will be missed.

Posted by Loree King - Yorkville, IL - Friend   September 24, 2018

So sorry to hear of your loss Andy. You are in my thoughts and prayers
Debbie Barnes

Posted by Debbie Barnes - Worcester, MA - Coworker   September 24, 2018

I worked with Lori at walmart she was a very kind and caring person she will be missed very much

Posted by Dawndra Jones - Sandwich, IL - Coworker   September 23, 2018

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