Bonnie July 2022

WOW!  Thank God for answered prayers!  The weekend was wonderful, and between God and the Krebs families, we made it happen!  I’m so happy we could share the weekend together.  I will have wonderful memories forever!  We really missed you Neal and Gloria!  We were all praying for you, and were so glad when you reported that it wasn’t a blood clot.  You just get to the bottom of the cause, and we’ll all breathe easier.

I felt Mom, Dad, MaryAnn and Jerry’s presences at some point in the weekend!

The Krebs families were instrumental in pulling this weekend off.  Nick and MaryAnn did such a great job teaching their kids to give of themselves!  They each have their own talents and they use those talents to help others.  Linda, Ida, Wayne, Joan, Jim’s family, Len, Deb and Leanne, I can’t express in words how much you’ve all done for us over the years, or how much I love each of you!  You all have Your mother’s BIG HEART!  I think her and your Dad were smiling down on you all last weekend!

I want to thank everyone for coming, and hope you all had as great a weekend as I did!  I remember when Mom was dying, and her biggest fear was that we wouldn’t gather together after she was gone.  She made me (and I’m sure, most of you) promise we would get together, and I told her, “Mom, I will always get together with my siblings because they are the best people I know!”  That is still true!  I think Mom was smiling down on us too. I was so emotional that so many people came to my party.  What a blessing you all are to me!

BIG THANK YOU to all of the Krebs’s!  You all helped me so much, and I will owe you forever!  Whenever I had a question about what to plan or serve or do,  I’d call Joan or Deb, and they’d ease my mind!  Justin and Charity, the fish fry was EXCELLENT!  It was the best food we had all weekend!   Nikki Erickson did a beautiful job on the video, and it’s a treasure I will have forever!  Linda, the decorations were beautiful, and many of the roses are still brightening our home!  Fr Ben, your Mass was my favorite part of the weekend!  Your homily was outstanding!  I only wish I had a recording of it!  The setting was wonderful, even if it was hard to find for some

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DeeDee managed to get all of the Schnell families here.  I’m not sure if she threatened, or just used her charm, but it was wonderful to have you all here!

Delores, the wine was an EXCELLENT idea, and so generous of your family to provide it.  It was SO GOOD, and I’m sure Jerry was smiling from above!

The biggest issue I had was we had no ovens to bake food, but even there, we found a way to get it done!  To those of you that got up early to bake the caramel rolls:  Delores, Becky, Linda (she used a friend’s oven), and Erica, thank you!  Charity and Nicole baked those tasty egg bakes, and Justin grilled all that sausage!  It was all WONDERFUL!

Summer is a busy time, and I know it’s not easy to get away!  So I really appreciate the effort made by everyone to attend!  I will always have wonderful memories of the weekend!  THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!  I love you all to the moon and back!