Obituaries

Adeline Tedesko
B: 1923-07-26
D: 2019-01-12
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Tedesko, Adeline
Dan Aultman
B: 1946-08-18
D: 2019-01-08
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Aultman, Dan
Raymond Janoski
B: 1928-09-30
D: 2019-01-04
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Janoski, Raymond
Madelyn Lowman
B: 1927-11-01
D: 2019-01-03
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Lowman, Madelyn
Payton Fleming
B: 2010-06-20
D: 2018-12-31
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Fleming, Payton
Linda Tyler
B: 1943-01-17
D: 2018-12-29
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Tyler, Linda
Frank Boben
B: 1935-07-08
D: 2018-12-23
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Boben, Frank
Wanda Magnuson
B: 1932-01-10
D: 2018-12-23
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Magnuson, Wanda
Mildred Erichsen
B: 1927-10-07
D: 2018-12-20
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Erichsen, Mildred
Robert Smith
B: 1953-06-04
D: 2018-12-19
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Smith, Robert
Brian Sasser
B: 1978-09-04
D: 2018-12-18
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Sasser, Brian
Frank Cucinelli
B: 1939-08-07
D: 2018-12-17
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Cucinelli, Frank
Dorothy DeHart
B: 1944-07-24
D: 2018-12-14
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DeHart, Dorothy
Patrick Rush
B: 1937-03-30
D: 2018-12-11
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Rush, Patrick
Michele Hetterley
B: 1963-05-08
D: 2018-12-11
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Hetterley, Michele
Wayne Brite
B: 1931-05-29
D: 2018-12-07
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Brite, Wayne
Betty King
B: 1943-05-20
D: 2018-12-04
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King, Betty
Jeremiah Patton
B: 1995-02-25
D: 2018-12-02
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Patton, Jeremiah
Cleo Day
B: 1929-01-17
D: 2018-12-01
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Day, Cleo
Danny Jackson
B: 1947-11-10
D: 2018-11-24
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Jackson, Danny
Paul Masar
B: 1928-02-03
D: 2018-11-21
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Masar, Paul

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Organ & Tissue Donation

Charles de Lint, the award winning author wrote, “Every time you do a good deed you shine the light a little farther into the dark. And the thing is, when you're gone that light is going to keep shining on, pushing the shadows back.”

Many of us want to be remembered not only for the person we were, and who we loved, but for the good deeds we’ve done for others. And today, through organ and tissue donation, it’s possible to do very good things for total strangers.

Without doubt, there are many opportunities to give of oneself after death. According to the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, more than 114,000 people are waiting for organ transplants in the United States. Sadly, in 2011, a total of 6,669 patients died while waiting for organ transplants. On average, 18 people died each day because of the shortage of donated organs.

The Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation is not only at the core of organ transplantation, but also at the core of a growing phenomenon: tissue transplantation. Fast becoming a routine part of patient care in virtually every hospital and in many doctor's offices across the country, tissue transplantation could not occur without the kind and charitable donations of others.

“These tissue transplants often save limbs from being amputated,” shares the website The Gift of a Lifetime,“and give sight to the blind. They also allow recipients to walk without pain, lift up a young child, or perform other routine activities that most people take for granted.”

If becoming an organ and tissue donor appeals to you, or to a loved one; please call us at 719-275-4113. We will be delighted to explore existing organ donation options, and will do our best to answer any questions or address any concerns you may have about organ and tissue donation.