Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Brother Jerry, January 21,1937-June 16, 2011

The top picture was taken last fall of my brother Jerry, his wife Sondra and their family. Jerry was diagnosed with lung cancer some 8 years ago and died this past Thursday, June 16. He had been under Hospice care for the past several weeks and died peacefully surrounded by their closeknit, loving family.
His funeral was held on Monday, June 20 at the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Tomah, WI with Pastor William Rice officiating. It was a beautiful funeral service with burial at a later date.
Relatives attended from California, Texas, Minnesota, Colorado, Indiana and Nebraska. A family gathering was held following the funeral with an opportunity to renew family ties and recall family stories. It was a "bitter-sweet" time for strengthening our Faith in God and family ties. Despite the Midwestern stormy weather, all returned safely to their homes.

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