Lisa Von Tress

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Lisa Von Tress passed away on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at Pavia Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico, after an extended illness.

Lisa worked as Greencastle city planner under Mayor Nancy Michael's administration. She was also a licensed realtor at Collins-Evans and worked part time in various Greencastle restaurants, meeting what she always believed "were some of the best people in the mid-west."

A job transfer took her family to California in 2004, followed by Florida in 2010 and then to Puerto Rico, but she always considered Putnam County to be her home.

Surviving are husband Jerry Von Tress of San Juan, her daughter Jennifer Von Tress of Greencastle, her brother of David Farnham of Roanoke, Va., and sister Jean King of Winthrop, Mass.

A celebration of life service will be held in April at the farm of long-time friends Tavia and Wade Hazel Reelsville. Time and date will be announced later.

Condolences can be sent via email to Jerry at