I received word from Amy that they plan on having an informal memorial service for Terri in Milwaukee in a few weeks. The family is using Krause Funeral home (9000 W. Capitol) and her ashes will be committed at Wisconsin Memorial Cemetery. They have yet to set a date and time.
She also plans on coming to Abilene in a few months for another memorial service for the HSU family. I’ll post details about that as soon as they are made.
Here is a portion of the email she sent:
I want to start by telling you how very special each of you were to my Mom. We spoke every day (when we were not together in the same city). And everyday Mom had some great story to tell me about her HSU family. Every day. She loved her life with you. She loved feeling like she was making a difference in peoples lives. She thrived when she could do something for someone. You all gave her wonderful friendships and a place to call home. I will be forever grateful to you for providing this life for her to enjoy so much. I tried several times to get her to move up to DC with me, but she would not leave you. She loved the 40 acres and all its people.
From the bottom of my heart, I thank you for all the things you have done for Mom through the years, but in particular through her 18 month battle with pancreatic cancer. The overwhelming outpouring of love, friendship, and support is what has carried us through this most difficult time in our lives. All the constant cards, flowers, boxes full of gifts, phone calls filled with love, videos, and encouragement always left us in awe. And it ALWAYS put a huge smile on my mom’s face. We cannot ever repay you. We can only be in debt to you. Thank you for always being there for us.