Thursday, March 20, 2008


First off, I have some news. I was contacted by a reporter from the Herald Times Reporter. She wants to interview me and do an article about this blog. The interview is taking place in Two Rivers next Sunday. That should be interesting.

Randy Klein stopped by today and left a comment in his entry, as well as in Carroll Sturm's entry. Randy's not too happy with me. But I guess that's to be expected. Welcome aboard Randy. I have no hard feelings. Thanks for your comments.

A couple of weeks ago, I got an Email out of the blue from Shawn Pickard. He sent me some pics of he and his wife. If you look down, you'll see them.

I also got an Email from Tammy Franzen. She sent me a few more family photos. You can see them below.

On a sad note, class of 1990's Andrea Burns, who was a contibutor on this blog, and also is the daughter of one our teachers, lost her battle with cancer. Her obituary is below. Here's a blog entry I did on her this past August. ANDREA BURNS

Andrea S. Burns

Andrea S. Burns, age 36, of 3800 Bellevue Place, Two Rivers, lost her fight with stage-four metastatic melanoma on Monday, March 17, 2008, at home, surrrounded by her family.

Andrea was born in Two Rivers, on March 16, 1972, to Judith L. (Sciotto) Burns and the late Robert L. Burns. She was a graduate of Washington High School, Two Rivers, with the class of 1990. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication disorders in 1994, with a minor in sociology from Northern Michigan University, Marquette, Mich., and studied nonviolent crisis intervention at Adam's State College, Alamosa, Colo. She was employed at Phoenix Behavioral Health Services in Manitowoc, as a senior line therapist. She dedicated her life to helping children with disabilities, both in Wisconsin and in Colorado. Andrea was an avid hunter and Harley enthusiast.

She is survived by her mother: Judith L. Burns of Two Rivers; older sister: Yvette (Adam) Anderegg; and younger sister: Maria (Wade) Hynek; nieces: Cloee Anderegg; Kendra Hynek; and Koleen Hynek; feline friends: Raven and River; grandfather: Frank P. Sciotto; grandmother: Elsie Burns; aunt and uncle: Sue and Frank Leckwart; and many cousins; special friends: Robin Bowes; Beth Frye; Josie Krause; Tammy Phillips; Scott Varelli; and Stephanie Winston; friends and staff at Phoenix Behavioral Health Services; Washington High School, Two Rivers, class of 1990 and faculty; and other close friends and family. She was preceded in death by her father: Robert L. Burns; grandmother: Joan Sciotto; grandfather: Marvin Burns; special companion and canine friend: Brandy; uncle: Frank Sciotto III; and other close extended family members.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 4 until 8 p.m. on Thursday evening, March 20, 2008, at the Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, 1506 18th St., Two Rivers.

A time for remembrance will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 20, 2008, to conclude the visitation.

Cremation will follow, with burial to take place at Holy Cross Cemetery, Marquette, Mich., at a later date.

A very special thank you to Holy Family Memorial Dr. Baatz and Richard Milewicz, the Cancer Care Center Staff, Holy Family Memorial Home Care, Holy Family Memorial Hospice, Deja & Martin Funeral Chapels, Jayme Presl and staff of Stock's Harley Davidson of Manitowoc.

If daisies grow in heaven, Please pick a bunch for us, Place them in Andrea's arms and tell her they're from us. Tell her we love and miss her And when she turns to smile, Place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for awhile. Because remembering her is easy, We do it every day, But there is an ache within our hearts that will never go away.

Andrea will be sadly and lovingly missed by everyone she has touched with her teachings, wise words, laughter thoughtful and caring hands.


At Wed Mar 26, 01:17:00 PM PDT, Blogger JackieRoehl said...

That is just so sad about Andrea. I didn't know her, but knew of her- it just breaks my heart. What a life she lead before the end. My prayers and thoughts are with her and her family.

At Mon Jul 07, 10:09:00 AM PDT, Blogger Tami Higgins said...

Jerry and I were so sad to hear about Andrea. She was a great friend to both of us at N.M.U. and we remember her wonderful smile. We will keep her family in our thoughts.

At Fri Aug 01, 05:03:00 AM PDT, Blogger kreagk said...

I was shocked and saddened to hear about Andrea. Like Tami and Jerry, I was a close friend of hers at NMU. We had been out of touch since around 96 and I did not know about her cancer. I've always treasured the memories from those years at NMU, they were wonderful times. I'm saddened to know that we'll never get the chance to get together again and reminisce. Keith Kreag


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