“ Her love runs through us all ❤️“
Alanna was known for her loveable personality, her infectious smile, and her kind and compassionate spirit. She brought so much love and joy to every life she touched and deeply loved her family/friends and cherished the times spent together. She had a passion for animals, and she wove her love of music, her bright smile, and devious wit into the selfies she shared and videos she created.
The dash between the years serves as a symbol of our time on earth, and although small, it stands for all our years of life, and worth. Our worth is determined by how we live each day. We can fill our dash with goodness or waste it away. Alanna lived the dash between her years with love, laughter, compassion, and a zest for life. These memories bring grateful, loving tears, to all whose lives were touched by her dash between her years. We take comfort in knowing, even in death, she saved the lives of others.
Kelsey was the most loving individual a person could ever know. Not only to her family and friends, but also to strangers in need of help and care. Her smile lit up every room and her love and sense of humor filled it. She was the most magnificent daughter, sister, granddaughter, cousin, niece, etc., one can imagine. And she loved her sons, Joe and Will, and her husband, Tom, with an undying passion. She will eternally surround us with her beautiful spirit.
A graduate of Hastings High School, Mike worked in the food hospitality industry. He thoroughly enjoyed the outdoors and embraced a real passion for hunting and fishing. By being an organ and tissue donor, Mike has given the gift of life to others.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Kobe was a vastly loved son, brother, grandson and uncle. He was so kind-hearted and had such a gentle soul. He had more talent in his little finger than most do in their whole body. He loved drawing, hunting, fishing and animals. Kobe was naturally gifted at any sport or project he tried or put his mind too. This exceptionally good-looking young man will leave a void in the hearts of everyone he knew, bigger than he will ever know!
His family is so happy that Kobe could bless those who recieved his organs after his death!
Beautiful from the inside out, this wonderful mother to two beautiful children was loved by many. Destiny was a fun-loving, caring, energetic, and strong woman that had a heart of gold and a smile that would touch anyone’s heart. Her love of mud & guns brought so much love and joy to her dad it was like she was his partner in crime.
Her love of beauty and dresses brought tears to her mom eyes knowing her lil’ princess was growing up into this perfect lil’ lady that was going to be the best mom in the world.
Destiny’s boyfriend Jon lit a fire in her that made her glow like no other. Jon and Destiny ventured the world together, raising two beautiful children; a son Dustin, who is a strong young man that is ready to take on the world, and a daughter Rémi, that made everyone smile with joy and happiness. Rémi made the choice to join her mom in heaven, as much and we all wanted to her stay.
Destiny had 3 brothers and 3 sisters, many aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that all cared for her, loved her and knew she was ready to take on the world with Jon and the kids. Some may believe that a hero is a crime fighter, with gadgets and gizmos or a cape, but Destiny is a true hero for providing the gift of life to others. It is her family’s hope that Destiny’s passion for life continues within each of you and grows to help to this world become a better place. Forever may she live on.
Tristan Miller age 19. Tristan lived life on a whim, wide open, had a huge heart and an even better smile. He was very free spirited, loyal and strong willed person who was just figuring out life. He is greatly missed by all of those who knew him, because his presence was undeniable.
Mother, Partner, Daughter, Provider, Caregiver. Forever loved and cherished. She was a force to not be reckoned with – just like her Mother. She opened her heart and soul to all who met her. Even with her hardships and struggles, she always kept her head held high. She was an amazing Mother who loved, cared and protected all around her. She will never be lost or forgotten. She will always follow us all forever and always. With her donations to help and save others; her strength and strive will come with every donation. So every piece of her that can be shared, spreads all the hope and feelings all around. Even though she deserved the world, she was still happy with what we had.
Sheila was always there for her family and friends. She was happiest when she was able to help and support those in need. By doing the right thing, she showed us the way. She followed her conscience and didn’t worry about what others thought. Sheila’s donation was a shining example of her belief that taking care of others is what is important. We will always be grateful for her presence in our lives.
Norma was a wonderful wife, mother, friend, and neighbor, always doing kind things for other people. She loved gardening, animals, cooking and baking, family dinners, and reading. Norma had a very positive outlook due to her strong faith and she left the world a better place! Her example of how to live life was a lasting gift. We will always love her, miss her, and enjoy our many great memories of her.
Bill was born in Cleveland, Ohio on August 29, 1929 and grew up in Beloit, WI and Fort Wayne, IN. He graduated from the College of Wooster, Union Seminary and Harvard Divinity School. He was a child of the Church—he sang its hymns with gusto and in harmony; he preached the gospel of radical inclusion, abundant love, and life which is always stronger than death; and he lived every day out of his faith. But he was an uncommon pastor. He believed that his beloved United Church of Christ was always choosing between being a movement and an institution– and being a movement was usually more faithful. He lived and worked in the East Harlem Protestant Parish, focusing on economic and racial justice. He worked in Roxbury in Boston and the West Side of Cleveland, living in community and practicing radical solidarity. One of his proudest accomplishments was helping to found St. Paul’s Community Church in the heart of Cleveland’s inner city. Based on this experience, he taught community organizing as faithful practice and wrote a book on inner city ministry. Especially as he served as an Association Minister in Ohio and Chicago, he understood his faith to best be practiced when he used his power as an ally—in helping women, people of color and LGBT people gain leadership in the church; in advocating for the just treatment of Puerto Rican nationalists who were imprisoned; and in helping to create “God’s Commonwealth” as he described it in the hymn he wrote, “The City with Foundations.”
But he never let his passions make him insufferable. He was an avid baseball and football fan. He never missed an opportunity to do a myriad of crossword puzzles. He sang in many choirs and ensembles. He loved beauty in many forms—art, music, and the written word. And, perhaps most importantly, he had a lifelong love affair with sailing. He started with a small jerry-rigged boat as a young man and took every opportunity to be out on the water– feeling the wind and finding that sweet-spot between letting the wind carry him and having a steady hand on the tiller.