Memorial Archive: Winter 2008 and Spring
How to Make a Memorial Donation
Home For Life®
offers memorial space on our web site. All memorials appear in our newsletter,
as well. The cost is:
- Text only: $20 per month
- Text with photo: $35 per month
To arrange a memorial, fill out our online donation
form and specify that the donation is a memorial.
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Home for Life® memorials
At Home for Life®, each dog and cat is special to us. Yet,
we recognize that the animals we lovingly care for do not live forever.
When one of our residents passes, we take time to reflect on that animal's
gift to us and to the sanctuary. The following residents passed on recently.
We are honored to have been part of their lives.
- Jack Frost
We thank the generous donors who sponsored these animals and share in
In Memory of Newman
In loving memory of Newman, our long-haired red Doberman, a loyal and noble
dog. Read In
Memory of Newman.
In Memory of Pooh
In loving memory of Pooh, our elderly disabled Doberman, a brave and noble
spirit. Read In Memory of Pooh.
Thank you for your care and compassion
In memory of Riley.
Best wishes for 2010 and support for the
important work that you do.
–Allen & Cindy
This donation is being made on behalf of the
Minneapolis South District.
–Joan, Sara, Elaine, Kristen, Gina, Lynn, Sherri,
Cheryl, Amy, Keri, Deb and Derek
In memory of Jack who passed away on
October 23, 2009 in River Falls, WI.
–From his family
In memory of Elwood "Woody" Blesi. This
donation is in honor of a wonderful man that left
all that loved him too soon. He was a great lover
and defender of animals. He has joined us at
Home for Life® for the open houses. He was a big
fan of Home for Life®. He will be dearly missed.
A Christmas gift given in honor of our boss,
–ACGC South Elementary
A donation has been made to the Emergency
Medical Fund on behalf of Rachel Ackley.
In memory of Clarence H. Hidding
In memory of "Abby" Klukken, "Cody" Jensen, "Isabel" Mattson, "Lindy & Scooter" Lind, "Max"
Kovach, "Mick" Karolevitz, "Sashee" Teigen, "Shadow" Warren, "Tucker" Kirchner, "Zoe" Wall, "Beau" Handy, "Duke" Anderson, "Jake" Cassidy, "Lucy" Varney, "Mele" Malmskog, "Molly"
Peterson, "Scout" Parkhurst, "Taco" Stumpf, "Yeshim" Tischer, "Bailey" Becker, "Epcot"
Kirshbaum, "Jazzmina" Hoffman, "Lou" Yoder, "Motor" Novak, "Rascal" Sell, "Sofi" Schottler, "Buster" Lemieux, "Honey" Olson, "Jenna"
Ellefson, "Missy" Strandmo, "Murphy"
Flanigan, "Natasha" Robeck, "Sasha" Riley, "Trucker" Johnson.
–Carolyn Apker, DVM
In honor of Marta Magnuson.
In memory of Lucy Cantwell, a good friend and
In memory of Delores Paul. Dodo was a
life-long cat person and she named Home for
Life® as the recipient of her memorials so that you could continue the work you do to support the animals.
Jean and Alan Pardo,
George and Genny Frey,
Mary J. Dvorak,
Robert and Kitty Fransen,
Anthony and Jeannie Jorday,
Ruth B. Agar,
Joanne R. Hugi,
Beverly Pochat Meyer,
Parkshore Senior Campus,
Ann C. Givens,
In honor of Kim Motz.
In celebration of the birthday of my wife, Jan Stern.
In memory of Shelly Peckar, with sympathy for
his wife, Rissa. Shelly was a generous friend to
all animals, and a very special park friend to us.
He will always be in our hearts.
–Aaron Barlow and Jan Stern
In memory of Guinness, the Scottish Terrier we
adopted in September 1994 from what was then
the St. Croix Animal Shelter. Guinness left this
earth March 20, 2009; we believe he was almost
16 years old. He was our constant companion
and we miss him every day.
–Cate Elsten & Art Beeman
In honor or our cat Zooey who passed away
last November after 18 years of life. He will
In memory of Ken DuFresne
–Mr. & Mrs. James Benson
In memory of my FIV+ cat Milo who succumbed
to the disease after 4 wonderful years despite
painful stomatitis, diabetes and seizures. I miss
him so much.
In memory of Earl Blocher and his Labs.
In honor of Patrick & Meghann Harker's Wedding.
–Ms. Jeanne Nolden,
Patrick & Mary Boldischar,
Laverne & Barb Dunsmore,
In honor of Jeni & Tootsie (feleuk+) and Julia (FIV+).
To my baby boy Morgan "Ham". I was with
you only four short years but I miss you dearly.
I find comfort in knowing that your passing allowed another cat to have a home. You will
never be forgotten, never be replaced, but
To honor Nancy Olson's birthday and her lifelong
commitment and deep love for animals.
In memory of our cat, Alle Cat Burke.
–Renee Ellen Burke
In memory of Arthur Dahlberg.
In honor of Lynne Mills. A great friend to both
people and animals.
Loki was the most loving, playful, wonderful
dog you could possibly imagine and our friend
Julie Folstad was blessed with his adoring companionship for many years. Loki had a
wonderful "smile," adorable ears, and loved
to cuddle and give kisses. He recently passed
away after a brave and uncomplaining battle
with cancer. His unconditional love was the one
thing Julie could count on through many tough
times. She is bereft without her "baby" and will
never forget how sweet and affectionate he was.
Loki, we honor your memory in recognition
of the love you gave with all your heart to
our friend. May your soul find peace and
contentment in a life well lived. You gave
everything you had. Good boy. With love,
–Leslie Shank & Michele Doran
In memory of Sammy, beloved dog of Claudia
and Mike Wondra of Minneapolis, MN, who
passed away this year.
In memory of Fiesty Carmen the cat and sweet
In honor of Rupert D, Stella Maxine and
Charlotte Eden Dziuk.
In honor of Grace Jaeger of Catwatchers for her
help when one of our cats was sick while we
were away. Thank you!
In memory of Artice Kern.
–Adeline T. Erickson
This donation is in memory of Reilly, beloved
dog of Jill Stanton and Brian Torkkola,
and occasional office dog of Fredrickson
Communications; and Lucky, faithful and ever
cheerful companion to Lola Fredrickson and Bill
McVonaughhead. We'll miss you both, Reilly and
Lucky. Rest in peace.
In memory of Murphy, a sweet and sassy little
Scottie girl. Your Mom, Dad, Maddie & Duncan
loved you so much!
In honor of our marriage on June 27, 2009
–Dave Halligan and Andrea Willard
From Bailey, our loving cat!
After 22 years at my employer, I am retiring. On
this happy occasion, I wish to contribute to your
With warmest regards,
–Constance S. Harris
In memory of Vie McBride.
–Terry L. Hasenfuss
In memory of Larry, Daisy and Stan.
This is a Christmas donation for my daughter &
son-in-law who also support this charity. They
are John & Amy Steiner.
In memory of Toby "Beastie" Hockman, the most
fabulous cat who ever lived.
–Eric and Vicky Hockman
In memory of Monty Ellis.
–Midge M. Hoerl
In memory of Alex Swanson, who will be greatly
–Sheri and Greg Hoistad
In memory of Hope a kitty, Branny, Molly
and Miss a Kida—our four legged friends
who blessed us with their never-ending love
–Wayne and Lori Huotari and Family
In honor of my sister, Eugenia Smith.
In memory of Sugar.
In honor of John and Joyce Johnson.
–Gary A. Kenning
In memory of our cousin and niece, Joan Ireland.
Joan died early last month and was comforted
during her last years by two cats that she dearly loved.
–Dorthy Kirk & Dianne Monson
In honor of Richard S. Downey.
In honor of my love for dogs, cats and
This donation to your sanctuary for animals is
in Memory and Honor of my Mother, Lorraine
Gerry, who passed away July 14, 2009. She loved animals and also gave a Memorial in
my Father's name back in 2004. She thought
your organization and everything you do for
the animals you house there were wonderful. I
know she would want the memorial money to
go to you to help out the animals in any way she
could. Keep up the great work you are doing for
each animal—Bless all of you!
–Monica & Kasey Kranz & Daisy (Lab) &
For my Simon, who loved his life to the fullest,
and faced his medical difficulties with a brave
heart. He would love for another cat to have the
same opportunity to be content and enjoy life!
A Christmas gift given on behalf of Douglas Wulff.
–Debra Ann Nelson
In memory of Bette Evenson.
–Ms. Sherry Nesheim
In memory of William Jensch
In memory of Howard Cope.
–Robert & Marilyn Nienkerk
Please accept our contribution made in honor of
Russell, long time canine companion of our dear
friend, Kathy Mattson. Russell died recently and will be sorely missed.
–Mr. & Mrs. Ken O'Bara
In memory of William Jensch.
Honoring "Barrett" Feller-Wirth.
–Stephen & Michele Olson
In honor of Sue Ostrem.
My husband, Jim Sanning, died on September
30th. We both loved animals and have had
rescued dogs and cats for many years. We asked that memorials be made in his name to
Home for Life®.
"Do not stand at my grave and weep; I am not
there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds
that blow; I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the
autumn's gentle rain. When you awaken in the
morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush.
Of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the soft
stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my
grave and cry: I am not there, I did not die." In Loving Memory of James E. Sanning
–Ms. LaDonna Sanning,
Dentistry For Children—Kurt J. King,
Clark Material Handling Company and the
many friends and family members of Jim
Sanning who made generous contributions
in his name.
As Christmas gifts, and in memory of our cat,
Allegra, who passed away on November 30th.
In memory of Susie.
–Jean S. Wagner
In honor of her husband Steve who loved cats,
rabbits and birds and in memory of Darla, Farina
In honor of Nic Ward and Nike, Home for Life®'s
Paraplegic Alaskan Husky.
To Gorby, Kirby, Dinki, Fletcher and Millie.
We love and miss you all. See you at the
–Amy & Warren
For sponsorship of Lily and Trudy, as well as in
memorial of our dog, Elly Mae, whom we sent to
heaven March 31, 2009, at age 16.
–Julie and Chuck Watkin
In memory of beloved cat of 19 years,
In honor of Dr. Lucy Herman's Birthday and as a
–Dr. Carrie White
In memory of Jan & Tod's cat Tiber.
To honor Dave Halligan and Andrea Willard and
all their pets—present and past.
–Laurie Beth Willard
For our mom, Chris, in honor of our yellow Lab,
Harper. He was the best dog a family could ask
for. We will never forget the love and happiness he brought to all of us!
In memory of our nephew Chang Ling.
In memory of Emma and Max.
In memory of Kay Carpenter for her wonderful
love of animals.
–Ilene (Lee) Zechmann
Home for Life® thanks all of our friends and supporters
who give in memory of their beloved pets. We thank them for the love and
companionship they offered to the cherished animals in their care.
Memorials: Winter 2009 and Spring 2010
In memory of Jeff Hill with thanks from Home
In honor of Sergio Mojica's 50th Birthday. (At left, Sergio and his wife, Ruth, visiting HFL.)
In loving memory of Grace
In memory of Dean S. Maxwell. A memorial
to support the care of animals is a very
fitting tribute to him. We will miss him.
–Thomas and Glynda Ballinger and family,
Minnehaha Lodge #165,
John and Nancy Mickelson,
Helen Kinghorn, Tim and Therese Petersen,
Ralph and Norma Scott,
David and Mary Perkins,
Wally and Dawn Nelson,
Greg and Judy Novotny,
Mrs. Vera Merrick,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nelson,
Patti and Mollie McCown,
Ron and Cheryl Cramer,
John and Jane Snyder,
John and Monika Merrick,
Ms. Ellen U. Logacz,
Friends at Immanuel United Methodist Church,
Jim and Susan Squiers,
Lance and Eileen Hislop, Lois Geske,
Steven Geske and Family,
John Geske and Family
To our beloved cat Davis, we will love and miss
–Tom and Sandy Caravelli
On behalf of my sister, Piyanuj Charoensit.
As Carolyn Eckhart felt that Home for Life® was
a good memorial to my wife, Sharon, I will make
a donation in Carolyn's honor.
In memory of Patrick Malone.
In memory of Chase, the Minneapolis police
dog. I hear he was a great dog.
This gift is in honor of my beautiful Meow-Meow
who only lived to love. In 21 years she touched
many hearts. May you always be there for the
animals who need you. Thank you for all you do!
In memory of Tasmin the beautiful kitty of
Carol and Jim Bradley. She was the last of the "Galway Road Three Musketeers" to cross the Rainbow Bridge.
–Steve and Rhonda Connors
In memory of my friend, Sandy Ferguson's
In memory of Lorene Devine.
–Jim and Nancy Devine,
Peggy Ann Fisher,
Clark and Dorothy, Gorder
Robert and Oliva Redding,
Richard and Jan Pogue,
John and Judith Elder,
James Bies and Kathleen Devine-Bies,
Dennis and Jane Zercher
In memory of Doris Rehl and Jack Spindler
whose lives were lost over the past holiday
In memory of Nicolas Johnson.
–Jerry and Sandy Doran
Please accept this in memory of Abby, beloved
dog of Gerri.
–Jim and Mary Gag
In memory of Mithril-Sylvan's Airborne
NAP, NJP, TDI, HIC
–Barbara B. Gage
In memory of Harold Gardner.
–Marcy C. Gardner
In memory of Elizabeth Emery.
This is my annual donation in memory of
my cat, Oscar. Thank you so much for your
organization. Oscar had an unknown and
progressive neurological condition that, after
10 years, took him from me. For that brief
time he dramatically changed the course of my life and I see many parallels to him and I
compared to your mission... I never gave up
and I hope you never do.
In memorial to a long time family friend,
Bill Deutsch. Bill was a great person, and a
passionate spoiler of his canine kids. He
would have been pleased at this support
of your mission.
In honor of Betsy Hibbs' Birthday.
In memory of our dad.
–From the Family of Tracy Jack
In memory of my beloved Tara. You were my
heart and soul and I still miss you every day.
A Christmas gift in honor of Tim and Monica
Kryzer and their dog Tess.
–Mary Kryzer Johnson
In memory of Connie LaVerdiere.
–Mike & Gretchen Sieben,
Rick and Lisa LaVerdiere,
In honor of Cassie and Kendall, two beautiful
cats who were loved very much. They are
–Eric & Judy Johnson
In memory of Vino who passed away this summer
from a long battle with Lymphoma. She gave me
12 years of unconditional love and comfort and is
greatly missed by her sister "Hey Jo."
In honor of Tashi, my cat.
In honor of my cat Tashi.
In memory of Sally Spencer.
Thank you for caring.
From Nadine, Wayne and Maxwell Laytin,
in memory of Dakota, a beautiful German
Shepherd, who was Maxwell’s best friend.
Thank you for all the wonderful things you do!
–Nadine, Wayne and Maxwell Laytin
In memory of Java, a beautiful and spirited
senior citizen (chocolate Lab) in my
neighborhood. He died a week ago so the loss
of him is still fresh. I would carry dog treats in
my pocket to give to Java when I would meet
him on walks. I will miss him, but not as much
as his family does, I'm sure.
(Owners: Paula Carlson and Thomas Schattauer)
–Given by Naurine D Lennox
In honor of of my daughter, Mandy Lindbergh.
For "Micha the Marty R."
–Gregory B. Lindwall
In memory of Kristy Haumesser who passed away
all too soon at the age of 44 on October 29, 2009.
–Rena and Rick Link,
Marlene and Linda Link
In memory of Barb Wastl, the Mom to a great
kid, Tyler. Elliot and I send our thoughts and
prayers for the loss.
Hugs and licks,
–Janelle & Elliot Litchfield
In memory of Catcher.
–Mrs. Jacquellyn Lobitz
In honor of our beautiful 18-year old cat Betsy who passed away one month ago. We could
not have asked for a better, more loving and
–The Lockhart-Jacobson Family
In honor of Sylvia Sippel.
–James and Karen Laudon
In memory of Snoopy.
In memory of Sadie, my soul mate and Muffin,
Joy's baby. So many great stories that we still
remember. And for all the great things that the
staff at HFL do.
–Don and Joy Majsterski
In honor of my dogs Max and Sammy. They are
both healthy, happy, former shelter dogs. I can't
imagine my life without them. Please apply this
donation where it’s most needed. Thank you for all you do!
In honor of Joe Venien.
–Linda and Terry McClellan
In memory of my Grandma Dee.
In memory of Jerry Severson of Scarville, Iowa.
In loving memory of father "Pud" Melius who
loved animals, family and life.
In honor of WASCO (email@example.com).
In honor of all my animal loving friends.
In honor of our beloved Tique who passed away
on Valentine's day 2009. She was only 7 when
she passed and is missed dearly.
–Cherie Mitchell & Jeremy Wunsch
In memory of our dog Sirius. He died in the
spring of 2009 after a very intense battle with
a fungal disease. We loved him and miss him.
He went blind before dying, so we are pleased to sponsor a blind dog from Chicago (Ben) at
Home for Life®
In honor and loving memory of Russell Mattson.
In loving Memory of Sue's little BG.
In honor of our wedding in March of 2009 and
in loving memory of Javier, a sweet kitty who
adopted us and, sadly, passed away from
complications of Feline Leukemia.
–Holly and Stacy Muse
In memory of Joe, a beloved Yellow Lab
who belonged to Mark, Paula, Laurel and
–Tom & Luce Pallansch
In memory of Titan, a beloved Siberian Husky
who belonged to Sarah Penn.
–Tom & Luce Pallansch
In celebration of the Holidays to Dr. Sharon
Golden, her family & all the critters she helps!
In loving memory of our aunt, Grace Roach. She
is greatly missed by all of us who knew her. Love,
–Carrie, James, Zoe, Jamie and
In memory of Arline Erickson, who died on
March 31, 2010. In addition to her greiving
family members, she leaves behind her beloved
In honor of the marriage of Brett Duke and
–Lori A. Pfeifer
In honor of Kay Sorgatz's birthday.
It has been one year since I said "goodbye for
now" to my sweet kitty, Pokey, after 20 years
together. She saw me grow from a child to a
grown woman, and I always felt so lucky to have her with me. In honor of Pokey, I adopted
two homeless kitties from a local animal
shelter. Now, one year later, it's important for
me to continue to honor her memory. She truly
had a home for life with me, and I'm so glad
you provide the same for so many wonderful animals in your care.
For Bowie, Riley, Cisco and Ron.
In honor of my buddy Sam.
In honor and loving memory of Dagger—a very
sweet and handsome Doberman. We all loved
him very much!
In memory of Home for Life®
's beloved Black Lab Charlie.
In memory of Barbara Lind who recently passed
away and loved animals.
–Ms. Catherine J. Reed
In honor of my friend, Woody Boyer.
In memory of Liz Mau's beloved dog, Dinah.
In honor of Terry Reznicek and Barbara Weiner.
In memory of Tom, Lori and Trevor Maassen's
beloved dog, Shadow.
–Dick and Nancy Riess
In loving memory of Jeanne's beloved Miss
Madison Reba (15) and my Bad Bad Leroy
Brown (10), both of whom we had to lead to the rainbow bridge in the last two years. We miss
them dearly, we honor their memories. Jeanne
said it best, "I liked them better than I liked
Blue and I wish to sponsor Ginger in honor
of our friend Carole Bland, who passed away
this year after a most courageous fight with
pancreatic cancer. I know Carole now takes
care of those dogs already across the
In honor of Kay Sorgatz in celebration of her
To honor the ferals from Max.
In memory of Artice Jean Kern, a dear friend and
true animal lover.
In honor of Malcolm and Suzanne Forward.
In memory of my 3 cats who died in the past 2
years—Mattie, Mikey, and Squeaky. Mattie was
a special needs kitty and Mikey was FIV+. They
both died at the ripe old age of 18. Squeaky died of cancer of the jaw this past summer. I loved them all very much.
My husband and I were blessed with our special
needs girl, Gabby, who went from our hands to
God’s hands on 6/5/09. On Gabby's behalf, we
would like to help support Home for Life® for
the work that your organization does for other
animals who aren't lucky enough to be able to
live out their lives with their owners.
Thank you for the picture of Sachel. He really
looks healthy and happy. It is so wonderful of
Home for Life® to give the Feluk kitties a good
home when no one else wants to take them. I
think you are wonderful. Give Sachel a big kiss
For the 35th wedding anniversary of incredible
friends/family, Marc and Linda Davidson. We all
have enough stuff, so we celebrate their years
together by adding years to the lives of very
special animals in need.
Thank you for your great works. We must take
care of those who cannot care for themselves.
In memory of Andy Bohn.
–Myndal and Dan Silver
In memory of Al Simonett who loved animals
and who passed away October 2009.
In memory of our sweet companion of 16½
years—Mariah, the Tabby.
In memory of Jade.
–Kay Slack and Family
A Christmas gift given in honor of
In honor of our grandchildren: Evan Munthe,
Ayla Munthe, Piper Nielsen, Grant Smith and
–Ms. Nancy Lynne Starr
A Christmas gift given on behalf of Jessica
A Christmas gift given in honor of Janet Strand.
In memory of Talula, our beloved Bernese
On behalf of Mary, Duane, Jennifer and
Ann Grey Bateman.
On behalf of Tena, Warren, Hill, Riley and
In memory/Honor of Sinder Weis, Vicki Weis and the Wise Shelties.
In loving memory of Stoneybrook Krystal.
In memory of Cue's grandmother, Giz, owned and greatly loved by my breeders, Linda and
Earlier this year, we lost our dearest Carrie
(Susie) Lu, a sweet dog we adopted in
September, 2006. She was 10-years-old when
we took her home, but we wanted to make the
last years of her life filled with love.
Our dog story began in 1995 when we rescued our first dog, Kerry, a beautiful American Eskimo
from my Mother-in-law's neighbor. My mother-inlaw
passed in 1999 and her 3 dogs came to live
with us. Then, we fell in love with Big Mack who
lived on the OTHER side of my Mother-in-law.
Big Mack was the reason I had first heard of
Home for Life®
. He was a challenge and most
likely not adoptable so we weren't sure if we
should keep him. Every time I thought about
driving him to Minnesota and dropping him off,
my heart would break. The rest is history. We lost
our boy April 3, 2006. Our time with him was also
short, but long enough to change us forever.
We decided to wait to rescue another dog and
have been doing some dog sitting. Bagel was
our latest guest. He was rescued by his people
when they were on vacation—someone left a
box of puppies in front of a store. Bagel found a
wonderful home and he is a great dog (we miss
him and his ball).
In hopes of helping in the future. Sincerely,