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.
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.