Peggy H Posted July 1, 2003 Share Posted July 1, 2003 My sister Sally died Saturday night at 8:00 pm, shortly after her two girls left after saying one final goodbye. Mom & I were blessed to be able to be there, holding her hands. We will miss her every day, as long as we live. For those of you who have been following our story, I'm printing the notice. Sally always stated that she didn't want any mention of her cancer in her notice or at her funeral. She didn't want to be remembered for that: Sally J. Holtman Lohner Sally J. Holtman Lohner, 49, of Kenosha, died Saturday (June 28, 2003) at Kenosha Medical Center. Born on Feb. 16, 1954, she was the daughter of Jack and Frances (Binney) Holtman. A lifelong Kenosha resident, she attended local schools and graduated from Tremper High School. She graduated from Carthage College and received her masters degree from Olivet Nazarene University in Ill. She was employed at Mahone Middle School as a teacher, and previously at McKinley Middle School. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Kenosha. Survivors include her parents of Kenosha; two daughters, Sarah Jayne and Emily Jeanne Lohner, both of Kenosha; two brothers, Jeff (Joan) Holtman of Paddock Lake and Jim (Roxanne) Holtman of Kenosha; and four sisters, Nancy Guarascio of Kenosha, Peggy Holtman and Debbie (Jon) Konings, both of Milwaukee, and Cathy (Jim) Spivey of Wilmot. Funeral services for Sally J. Holtman Lohner will be held on Wednesday July 2nd 2003 at 6:00 P.M. at First United Methodist Church in Kenosha. Private burial will take place at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials will be designated to the Sally Holtman Lohner fund to benefit students with special needs. Sally is further survived by 6 nieces and nephews and a dear friend, Char (John) Sacket. The family would like to express special thanks to the staff of Mahone and Mckinley Middle Schools for the support and generosity they have provided to Sally over the past two years. For more information, please call Family Options Funeral and Cremation Services at 262-554-6533. Sally loved this song and sang it to her girls constantly (much to their chagrin!). It's printed in her Funeral program, "To Sarah and Emily:" Lee Ann Womack I Hope You Dance I hope you never lose your sense of wonder, You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger, May you never take one single breath for granted, GOD forbid love ever leave you empty handed, I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean, Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens, Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance, And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.... I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance, Never settle for the path of least resistance, Living might mean taking chances but they're worth taking, Loving might be a mistake but it's worth making, Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter, When you come close to selling out - reconsider, Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance, And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.... "Love, Mom"[/b] Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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