Please send condolences to Sally and David Hanson.
Sally & David are very caring, loving, and kind. Every now and then you meet someone special and I was lucky enough to meet Sally and David. Marriage is a sacred relationship and when you take on a spouse, you inherit their parents and family members too. Being part of a family involves making choices and decisions that impact everyone's life. If there's one thing I know with 100% certainty, Sally & David have the biggest hearts. They are responsible, loving and kind. Losing a parent is one of the hardest walks a daughter and her husband has to take. Please show your support for this beautiful family.
We sat at the dinner table on Thanksgiving...Sister Barbara, Brother John, David and I. My mother came to live with us in July...in the past couple weeks her health, at 92 had taken a down turn which involved a hospital stay of a couple days. Mom was not one to stay in a hospital....and lived on her own until she came to stay with us. We had an
understanding...no "facilities" for her to live in and no hospital unless it was necessary. Agreed...I was fortunate to have David's support. She and David were great friends with daily card games and best of companions...he was another son to her. Vera L. Repa
Our bedroom was just down the hall...she had her own room and own bathroom...spent days in our great room reading...working word puzzles and visiting with her friends. Dini...our 18 month old "kitten" and Mom were fast friends...despite his wanting to jump on her unexpectedly during the night...they soon learned the perimeters of their "territories" and when it was time to play or when Mom needed company at the foot of the bed. If there was a time during the night that Mom needed our help....before she ever called us...Dini was in our room meowing loudly to let us know we had better get up and assist Mom. He would follow us into her room and make sure she got whatever she needed and take his place outside her door as if to guard her through the night.
At 92, sometimes your body just says....it is time to rest....and she talked about that...she wanted no funeral...no service...just for David, Barb, John and me to go to dinner..."on her" and remember the good times we were so fortunate to enjoy for so many years.
This afternoon at the dinner table...our prayer was that she would have no pain and that each of us would go talk with her and give her our blessing and permission to let go of this life and travel to the next. After dinner...she did exactly that....as if she had heard our prayer. Thank you Mom....there will be no funeral...no memorial service...those were her wishes.
Tonight..Dini is sitting...paws folded on the back of the loveseat where he and Mom spent part of every day together. His head bowed...he knows too that he she will be dearly missed.
Memorials can be made in her name to Project Concern, 3658 E Plankinton Ave, Cudahy, WI 53110.