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July 22, 2018

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April 12, 2017
One of my favorite memories of my sister, Jan, was when we were young and used to go out dancing at the Bohemian Hall in Yukon on Saturday night. As was common back then, one of our male friends from McCloud would call & say we have six guys who want to go dancing tonight, can you get 6 girls? And Jan and I would get on the phone and get 4 more girls together and we'd go. We went dancing almost every Saturday night & had so much fun. Our father, from the time we were little, used to let us dance standing on his feet at Polish weddings, and he taught us both to dance so well, we'd go out and teach the guys. The guys had so much fun learning from us, we had invitations every Saturday night! Also when we were teenagers, we rotated who would cook dinner every Sunday. We could cook whatever we wanted and took turns. Afterward we girls would clean up the kitchen, talking and laughing and singing songs together. Some of my fondest memories are of us just being sisters, sisters doing dishes on Sunday nights or sisters going out and cutting the rug on Saturday nights. Sometimes life is about those small moments that bring such joy. Jan was a great sister to me. When I got married I chose Jan to be my maid of honor. She was so thoughtful I remember when she was living in Europe she sent some lovely things back home to me like an anniversary clock and original Hummels. I loved my sister and will miss her, though I know she is finally free from the illness that bound her in her latter years. That must be a wonderful feeling, and I know there must be a grand party going on in heaven now that she's with Don again and Mom & Dad. I'm praying she will be joyously received as one of the saints, and I'm praying for my nieces and nephew, that they will have strength and peace from their hurting until they can see them both again. God bless you Donna and Denise and DJ with a peace that passes understanding.
Love, Aunt Marty
April 12, 2017
I am sure that God has welcomed Mrs Zurbriggen into his kingdom. I did not know her well but had seen her with her husband Don at Mass at Holy Spirit. Don Zurbriggen brought communion to my bed ridden wife during her terminal illness. He was a wonderful visitor in Hidden Forest at a time when we needed God's grace. Their influence went far in the catholic community.
April 12, 2017
I had to smile when I read your mother's tribute. Your mother was so very kind & soft spoken, such a lovely person! She was every inch the colonel's wife with a timeless poise and grace that suited her perfectly to it! She just had this classic air about her of one of the greats that reminded me of Grace Kelly. And not just in how she carried herself, but also in her life story, going as an ambassador of sorts overseas, meeting her prince & never coming home, living around the world. Your mom was a classic and such a wonderful cook! Many of the dishes she made for me were so delicious, those recipes became my annual holiday fare, so I have thought about your mother every Thanksgiving & Christmas for years, literally my entire adult life! She did have a talent and gift for cooking and if you should ever remember her with a cookbook of her recipes, I'd be first in line! The only bad part about your mom going overseas & not coming back, with you kids being born all over the world, was that I did not get a chance to see her very often or get to know my cousins very well. I can count the times on one hand I remember getting to see you. I was lucky enough to see your mom a bit more. She came when my daddy died in 1998 and was such a help with everything! I saw her a few times in Texas and in recent years I got to see her in 2011 with your dad & I came up and visited her in 2014 while I was here. I may not have gotten to see you much growing up Donna, Denise & DJ, but I care for you all as if I did. And I just wanted to tell you how very sorry I am about your mom. My deepest condolences to you all. While it is just heartbreaking, I know that dynamo duo of your parents is reunited again and I can only imagine their joy. May God surround each of you with His love, hold you close, and comfort you as you mourn the loss of a great woman. I wish I could have been there today with my sisters, but traveling is very difficult for me now with my wheelchair and all & mom is not feeling well. I do hope it is a comfort to you to know you are surrounded with the love and prayers of your family.
Angie
April 9, 2017
To Denise and the rest of your family, my sincere sorrow in the loss of your mother. Know the journey has been a long one, but the knowledge that she is now resting in the arms of God has to give you much strength in the days ahead. Rest in Peace, Mrs. Zurbriggen.