12th Annual Andrew Mistler
Saturday September 22, 2018
3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Appetizers and Drinks
Dixie Heights High School Senior Art Show
Dixie Heights High School holds its annual art show each May. Senior art students showcased their portfolios, with each offering pieces available for purchase by silent auction.
THE POWER OF GOODBYE
As a funeral director’s daughter, I always thought I knew the funeral business. I’ve even lived above the funeral home.
However, not until recently have I come to understand the importance and emotional value of the funeral itself.
Last week, my 17 year-old cousin, Andy, died in a car accident and my family was absolutely devastated. Andy died early Saturday morning and by noon there were over 50 aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and neighbors gathered at my Uncle Greg and Aunt Michele’s house. The immediate family was a bit hysterical, but the elaborate support system that had formed at my aunt’s house was grounded in faith, love, and shared suffering.
By four o’clock Wednesday evening, the night of the funeral, the support system had multiplied fourfold. The line to see Andy and to greet and hug my aunt and uncle went out of the church narthex, through the door, and out into the parking lot. Never before had I seen such an amazing display of love and support. Emotions were running high, but Andy’s visitation was our chance to cry on each others’ shoulders and share stories – the good, the bad, and the ugly.
My aunt and uncle looked exhausted when the line to see Andy was cut off so the funeral could start on time, but for some reason, they also looked a little better than before. They were surrounded by love.
|2017 Painting Sponsors|
|Greg & Michelle Mistler||Hanna Wartman|
|David & Kristen Buring||Abby Machlitt|
|Dave & Lisa Witzgall||Audrey Schulte|
|Steve Horton||Lauren Bernstein|
|Valley View Furnished Condos||Danielle Bennett|
|Tim Hecker||Georgia Brooks|
|Fred & Carrie Schuler||Bethany Grigson|
|Jon & Libby Westerman||Cece Orr|
|Marsha & Guy Linnemann||Caroline Nagle|
|Arlinghaus Heating & Air Conditioning||Hannah Wartman|
|Don Buring||Terri Schatzman|
|Chad Mistler||Joshua Moore & Kim Stull|
|King Lighting||Joshua Moor|
|Margie & Dennis Green||Jennifer Baldwin|
|Linnemann Funeral Homes||Sydney Mills|
|Tom Haddock & Brian Miller||Maddie Schowalter|
|Kathleen Lange||Kimberlee Stull|
|Carpets Direct||Arianna Manners|
|Steve Ferguson||Helen Michels|
|Budget Blinds||Lauren Myfelt|
|Tom Binzer||Jennifer Smith|
|Joe & Mandy Cummins||Kimberlee Stull|
|Professional Properties, Inc||Terri Schatzman|
|HKC Roofing||Cece Orr|
|Re/Max Affiliates/Amy Zimmerman||Audrey Schulte|
|Matt & Martha Williams||Maddie Schowalter|
|Brian Clark||Lauren Bernstein|
|Mike & Jenny Meyer||Debby Mistler|
|John Mistler||Debby Mistler|