Lisa Kolb Sumner, age 88, of Shelby, passed away at her home on Thursday, January 7, 2021. Lisa was born September 9, 1932 in Vienna, Austria and came to the United States at the age of seven when Hitler invaded Austria.
Her family lived in Detroit for a short time before settling in Grand Rapids. She became a naturalized citizen at the age of twelve. Lisa attended South High School where she met the love of her life, Charles Arthur Sumner. While Chuck was in the Army, Lisa attended the University of Michigan and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy. Lisa and Chuck married on October 16, 1954. Shortly afterwards they moved to Grandville.
Lisa was a physical therapist for Grand Rapids Public Schools, retiring in 1988 after twenty-five years of service. The Sumners moved to their home on Lake Michigan upon retirement. She enjoyed reading, swimming, walking on the beach, and living on Lake Michigan.
Mrs. Sumner is survived by her husband, Charles A. Sumner; and her children, Eric Edward Sumner and Heidi Helen (Sumner) Star. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eric and Helen (Lenatz) Kolb and her son, Scott Charles Sumner.
There will be no services for Mrs. Sumner.
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