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July 23, 2018

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August 20, 2017
On behalf of my sister Pam and I, we would like to personally thank each of you for coming to the celebration of our Mom's life. Our Mom lived each day to the fullest and never let anything get her down. Her smile, quick wit and contagious laugh would light up any room she was in. She battled breast cancer twice and beat it. The surgeon who performed both of her surgeries said our Mom was fiercely independent which she has proven time and time again on her journey and as she was transitioning into eternity. She never wanted to be a burden to anyone. Even the day that she came home from having her mastectomy, she sent Pam and I home because she just wanted to rest and heal her body in her own way very privately. Much like that, she has lived the rest of her life until she took her last breath. She did so in her own way and in her own time. She had 3 debilitating diseases.... Parkinson's Disease, Dementia and COPD and never once complained or wondered, "Why me?" She just continued to find the bright side of each situation and carried on with her life with grace and dignity.

Over the course of the last week, so many memories came back to me. I remembered as I was much younger the disciplined lifestyle that we had in our house. Our Mom liked things in their place and we had order in our lives. Toys needed to be cleaned up, beds needed to be made, dishes needed to be washed and put away. She had a specific household chore she did every day. For example, laundry on Mondays, ironing on Tuesdays, grocery shopping on Wednesdays, bedroom cleaning on Thursdays and the rest of the housecleaning on Fridays. The house was always ready for company and believe me, you could eat off the floors in our house. Our Mom worked hard all her life whether it was raising Pam, Mike and I or working outside the home. She was extremely detail orientated doing paperwork and working on the computer which she loved to do. As the Dementia became more prevalent, she always mentally drifted off to those times which gave her peace.

Memories of our family vacations in Twin Lakes, WI and MI and the trips my Mom and Dad went on together when we were grown to different parts of Florida, Vegas, Hawaii to name a few to spending time with her grandchildren at Kiddie Land. She loved to take pictures of the places that she travelled to and of those she made memories with.

Her biggest accomplishment in her life was her love of her family. Her love for Pam, Mike and I was unconditional and there was nothing that she wouldn't do for us. Whether she was taking us to Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts, to baseball or softball practice, to a dance class or just spending time with us doing our homework, we always knew that we were loved and cherished. She was always the voice of reason and always helped us think thru situations to make the best decisions.

Jacklyn, Erin, Christina, Katelyn and Michael... I hope you know how much Grandma loves you and how proud she is of each one of you. Grandma enjoyed cheering you on when you played sports, watched your dance shows and watched you cheering on your HS sports teams. She loved when you would come over for dinner on Saturdays and Katelyn always enjoyed assisting Grandma set the table and take everyone's food orders. She also loved it when you would play in your turtle pool in her back yard while you all got a little sun with her. She loved spending time with you taking you on vacations with her and Aunt Joyce and her grandchildren to her favorite place in FL and I think a few of you may have had your first plane ride with her. Our Mom loved to make large puzzles while we were growing up and that tradition was passed down to you and now to her great grandchildren.

Liam, Blake and Lily.... You brought so much joy to your Great Grandma. Although she wasn't physically able to do all the things with you that she was able to do with your Moms, she loved to see the pictures and videos of you as you are growing up and loved to see you when you came for a visit. You brought the smile and glow back to her face even though it slowly became nonexistent as her diseases progressed.

Lori, Holly, Wynne and Jamie.... the gift of time that you gave us with our Mom over the last 3 1/2 years is something Pam and I will cherish for the rest of our lives. The love and care you provided to her was unconditional and you treated her with dignity and respect. We would not have had that precious time without you. The other gift that we got on this journey was the 4 of you who we will consider our sisters forever. Please know that Mom loved each one of you as do Pam and I.

Dad and Mike..... I know you have missed Mom and it is our turn to let her go to be with you so Jesus can hold her close. I also know that you will be dancing in Heaven with Mom this Saturday as Katelyn and Brandon celebrate their wedding

We will all continue to move on with our lives with our new guardian angel close in mind and heart.

Mom, we will love you until the end of time. Rest in peace and sleep with the angels. We'll see you in our dreams.
August 8, 2017
Dear Judy and Pam please accept our deepest condolences for your loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. Exodus 6:3