Naming those lost to us in this time of pandemic (Responses)
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TimestampWhat is the name of the deceased person? (One name per entry, please.)If known, and you'd like to share, when did they die?If known, and you'd like to share, what was their cause of death?If you're willing to share, what was their relationship to you?Who will be most impacted by this death?What are your prayer requests?What other losses have you suffered? This could be friendships, work or travel opportunities or any other sort of loss that you'd like to identify.
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4/29/2020 12:54:04Clint Craig4/15/2020OverdoseFamily FriendMichael Craig
Please pray for Mike (his father) and Colby (his brother) as they struggle through this challenging time. They also lost their mother-in-law/ grandmother to COVID last week and lost their wife/mother to pancreatic cancer in November. Please pray that my parents and other friends of Mike and Colby have the strength, willingness, and love to help support them in this challenging time. Please pray for Mike's father who was recently given 3 months to live as a result of acute kidney failure. Please bless this family and keep them in your heart.
As a hospital employee, I cannot visit my 4 month old nephew for he would be at great risk for fatally catching the disease. Additionally, I cannot visit my grandparents who are in their 80s. My family is very hesitant to hug me which is another type of loss for me. This virus is also taking away my college graduation and time I could spend with my college friends and residents. I have not gotten to express my large thanks to the faculty and staff of VU before my graduation.
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4/29/2020 12:58:41Robert Weigand3/11/2020Natural causesUncle
Cousins, family members, parish community
That the immediate family know consolation and peace as they continue to wait to have his funeral.
The loss of my son's graduation from Phys Therapy School, The death of the husband of a long time family friend with young children.
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4/29/2020 13:01:56Prof. Stanley L Hughes3/30/2020
Coronary Artery Disease
Great friend and Mentor
All former students and all Faculty who knew him.
That his memory never ends!
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4/29/2020 18:32:25Elsa Velasco
Co worker here on campus.
Her daughters her grandchildren and VU Housekeeping staff.
Peace and comfort
Furloughed employee, worried about job.
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4/29/2020 20:07:11George Stocker3/31/2020Covid-19Grandfather
My grandmother, his wife, Marion Stocker
To pray for my grandmother and my extended family
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4/30/2020 4:56:04Jack M. Hires3/17/2020
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4/30/2020 9:04:28Roger Weitgenant4/27/2020on-going health issues
spouse of Ann Weitgenant, co-worker at Valpo
Ann and their three grown children
For their peace and strength. Because of COVID-19, they could not be with Roger at the hospital.
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5/3/2020 8:30:55Bob Sirko4/12/2020
Difficult battle with Cancer
Colleague and friend
His family, his friends, his colleagues and former students
That his wife Katie and 3 sons feel and experience support from our community.
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5/11/2020 9:25:08Roger A Weitgenant4/27/2020
Sepsis, renal failure, Heart failure
My husband
His mother, Myself and our three adult children
I pray he was at peace after 10 years of fighting numerous illnesses and that he was not alone when he left us, as we could not be in the hospital with him.
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5/13/2020 15:50:08Marilyn E. Brockopp3/29/2020Ovarian Cancer
Marilyn Brockopp was my mother.
Her family, friends, neighbors, community
That she be remembered as an enthusiastic professor of music (Valparaiso University & Maran College), choir director (Porter County Children's Choir & Fond du lac Children's Choir), piano teacher, music teacher (Chesterton Middle School), friend, mom, grandmother.
I feel blessed to see gains - time with family; time to reflect on my purpose; knowledge of the presence of God - amongst the losses - my mom, graduation ceremony for our senior at Valpo.
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