I don&t have the words. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I am no longer living in the area, so I just now heard about this from Erica. The kids and I are living near Bloomington, I took an HR Director position down here. We will be praying for you and your family. If there is anything I can do for you, please don&t hesitate to get in touch.
This is Heidi (Klusman) Harner, your friend from the past! I want you to know that I am praying for you. I almost did not believe it when I heard the news about Gayle. I did not have the pleasure of knowing her. I feel embarrassed that she was going to one of the same bible studies at Covenant Church that I was, and I did not make the connection at the time that she was your wife. It had been so long since I&d seen or heard of you and your family. When we saw you at Bob Evan&s that one time, I was so glad that you stopped to say hello. At that time I did not even know of Gayle&s sickness.
My husband, Brad, and I live very close to your church. How strange that all this time you were attending ECC just down the street from us! We actually tried ECC, about 8 years ago, but decided to go back to Covenant Church. We know that ECC is a wonderful church. Anyway, I&m kind of rambling here, but I do want you to know that I am praying for you and your family. If there is anything specific that you think of that you need prayer for, please email me and let me know. I&m praying for strength, energy, and guidance for you, for God&s healing presence in your home and in the hearts of you and your kids. I pray that you know and feel the supernatural power of Christ in this difficult time. He is with you, always. I&m sure you know that.
Praying for you,
"I lift my eyes to you, O God, enthroned in heaven." Psalm 123:1
Steve and Family, Im sure you dont remember me. Jim and Kim Hamilton, we experienced many Lafayette Great Banquet Memories together in the past years.
I must say, I am so sorry for your families& loss and I know nothing or no one on this earth will replace this incredible lady who was a mother, wife and a loving friend to so many. What I do know is she left some great memories in my heart and mind forever. Her spirit represented ALL the colors of the rainbow, or better yet, all the wonderful colors of the rooster that only some may understand!
I remember a fabulous moment, right after Gayles Laf GRT BQT weekend, sitting there, waiting for her moment to talk of her experience on Sun night. Tears of joy, lots of tears as she stared out into the sanctuary into your eyes, Steve! She was so overflowing with the the Holy Spirit and wanted to share it with everyone, but mostly you! As she cried, she laughed, as she wept, she apologized for all of the things that she had found through her experience, things that didnt matter any more. Things such as material possessions, she had discovered what really mattered most....... her relationships! Her relationship and her love for Christ, discovering this magnificent Holy Spirit, God our creator. And lastly she discovered that her relationships with those she loved most were priceless and that they were a gift from God. She knew material possessions would come and go......
Im so glad Gayle got to experience that weekend, Im sure it made her look at life through those colored glasses we see through after all of our weekends, the colors of life, the colors of priceless moments, the colors of love. She knew her heavenly father. Last of all, I want to say without a doubt she is in heaven and being embraced with love. No More sufferings...... May you rest well, Dear Gayle. You can bet, she is looking down on her family and will look forward to when she meets her loved ones in heaven for all eternity. God Bless you all in your Sorrow. Kim Hamilton
Lafayette Great Banquet #42
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your children are in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do please do not hesitate to call. I know a lot of people say that but we do mean it.
I hope the memories of your beloved wife will help to ease the pain a little. Time will help heal but in the meantime let yourself greive. it is healthier than pushing it aside. I know the children will need you and it is a huge job to do while greiving. That is why we would be willing to help in anyway we can.
Mike & Penny
I want to offer my condolences to your family. I was very sorry to hear about the loss of your wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your kids in this tough time.
A lit candle is especially for you today; as I am weak with sorrow, I am asking God to make you strong, take you by the hand and walk with you; are here for you anytime, even if we are miles apart and new acquainted friends; luv ya Geneva
Sharon and I are praying for you and your young family through this very difficult time. Talking with you in the past I know Gayle went through many ups and downs in her tough and long battle. We pray that you and your family will continued to be supported and surrounded by God, family and friends during this time. - Philippians 4:13.
Rod & Sharon Osthus
R.C. Thomas Company
Jason,Dana,Kathryn, Evan Gant
(Covenant Church Preschool family)
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Just wanted you to know that your family has been in my thoughts and prayers.
(East Tipp Summer Rec)
It is with extreme saddness that write this. I&m sorry that you and the children have to experience this pain and lost.
I wish I was there to console and help, but I&m in Texas until March 9th.
Please feel free to contact me if there is anything that I can do for you or the children.
Gayle was a beautiful person.
I remember the first time you introduced us and the joy and love that was so obviously shared between you.
She will always be with you, in spirit and memory.
Again my deepest condolences.
"Sometimes you allow us Lord
To go through times of testing
And often, Lord, it may come to us
After a time of blessing
You let those times we go through
Be times of deeper work
To teach us Lord to trust in you
Even though we may hurt
We try so hard to understand
Just what is going on
And why we go through such a low
When before we felt so strong
And when our bodies are in such pain
And our minds are in the dark
Why do doubts of your word, Lord
Creep into our hearts?
We wonder where you are, O God
In the midst of all our doubt
And why you even allow such trials
That seems to cloud you out
It often seems so hard for us
To trust you in these times
We want you to remove the pain
In our bodies and our minds
And yes, O God, I know you heal
And give us hope to believe in
Then other times you allow us to
Go through difficult seasons
But you know what?s best for us
And you see the bigger picture
You?re always there to walk with us
Into a brighter, hope filled future."
I am so sorry for your loss. She sure touched my heart through all her battles even though I did not get to meet her personally. She was a sure fighter! My deepest sympathy is with you and your family at this time and prayers will remain for each and everyone of you.
With my deepest sympathy,
I am sorry to hear of you&r wife passing we will keep you and you&r family in our prayers. Please remember she has NO MORE death or sorrow or crying or pain.
"And there will be NO MORE death or sorrow or crying or pain. For the old world and its evils are gone forever." Rev. 21:3-4
All-Tex Seed Family
I am so very sorry for your loss. You and Gayle and your children are in my thoughts and prayers for the healing that God will bring to you. These words are truly from my heart.
Denny, Jeanette, and Dan Kenealy
Gayle did touch so many lives by just being Gayle. She was a humble servant of the Lord. If she was struggling you would have never known it. She was strong and driven by a higher power. We are inspired by your Faith and Love of Jesus Christ. Your entire family will remain in our prayers. You have touched our hearts and souls in so many ways. Peace be with all of you.
Chad and Missy Krockover
May God&s Grace strengthen you.
Love, Ray and June West
The couple of times I met Gayle she left me with the impression of real joy.
I espically loved her laugh and we had a few of course... and at your expense.
I am sure that if she made that much of an impact on me in those two short visits, her impact here in this world will be forever....Peace to her memory.
I am so sorry to hear about Gayle. I did not know her, but heard enough about her to know what an outstanding person she was. I know that the great faith that you have will carry you through this. Stay strong and find comfort in knowing you have so many friends and family praying for you during this very difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers are with you,
I haven&t talked to you in a couple of years, which makes me sad, but Steve I love you and you have been a great friend over the years. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. I hope that we can talk soon.
I am so sorry about your loss. Please know that I am thinking of you and your family at this time.
Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of Gayle. She became a customer of ours recently & will be missed.
The Lafayette Heating & Cooling family
I am so very sorry to hear of Gayle&s passing. I know that her struggle with cancer was long and difficult and I very much admired her for being so strong. I hope that you will be comforted by your memories of her.
Your Pal -
You, Gavin, Emma, Avery and Malena remain in my thoughts and prayers. You have amazing faith that will carry you through this difficult time, but if there is anything that I can do for you please do not hesitate to let me know.
Thinking of you,
So sorry to hear of your loss. Remember the good times and she will always be with you.
My heart just aches for you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
My name is Debbie Crowe. I was one of your kindergarten teachers at St. Lawrence and I wanted you to know how very sorry I am about your mom&s passing. She was a very strong, courageous women who loved you like crazy.
I remember her walking into my room in the basement with you at St. Lawrence and the love she had for you was written all over her face everytime she dropped you off at school. You were her first. I can say with certainly that you brought so much joy to her life, in your young age at the time, and I am certain that as you have grown that that did not change. You were a wonderful little boy and I am certain with her and your dad&s guidance you have grown into a fine young man.
We certainly dont know why these things happen to us but I want you to know that Jesus Christ is here for you. Please lean on him at this difficult time as he knows how much you need him. We cannot get through these times without him. I dont know if you remember but I had lost a little girl a couple of years before you came to St. Lawrence. I do know about losing someone we love and am asking you to know that you are not alone. Please except my sinserest of condolences. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers Gavin !!!
Love in Christ!!
Mrs. Debbie Crowe
Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. I know that your unwavering faith in God will get you through this! God bless you all.
I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. I don&t have the words that will help comfort you in this time of loss, but know that my families& thoughts and prayers are with you. May God Bless you.
I am so sorry for your loss. As a mother of 5 I certainly understand the pain you must be feeling for your children. There are never the right words to express the sorrow during this time. Just know that so many people in Christ love and support you. Reach out to those during this time and let them be our Lord&s hands a feet. I
You and your family have been and will continue to be in my prayers. Rest in the comfort that Gayle is with our Savior now and she will be watching over you and the kids.
With all my sympathy in His precious name,
Words cannot express the love we are sending to you; God&s plan is not always ours; your crosses have been an example of accepting what the Good Lord has intended for us; A favorite song "Be Not Afraid, I Come Before You Always, Come Follow Me And I Will Give You Rest". Sincerely!
Very sorry for your loss. Gayle will be missed.
Reading the paper this morning took my breath away. I remember the physical, emotional, and spiritual ache you and your children must be feeling and send hugs to y&all. You will be in my thoughts as you travel this journey through grief once again.
Sue Ann, Chip Leffert&s mom
Words cannot even begin to express how sorry and sad we are for your tremendous loss. Gayle&s positive spirit and faith in the Lord showed and radiated in everything she did throughout her life on earth. She has shown countless numbers of people what love truly is: love of God, love of family, and love of friends. Her life has inspired us to strive to be better people. The loss of Gayle here on earth is such a gain in heaven! She is no longer suffering and in pain. She is in God&s loving arms now and anxiously awaits the day to greet her loving family and friends in eternity when that time comes. We mourn the great loss of such a wonderful person, but we rejoice in the peace that Gayle now has with the Lord. Her spirit will forever be with all of you and everyone&s life that she has touched.
God&s blessings to you always,
Michelle (Yeoman) Kovacs and Family
I want to extend my deepest sadness on the loss of your daughter, wife, mother and friend to many people.
I have known Jerry & Janice, Gayle, Michael and Annette for many years and stay in touch with Janice & Jerry. I know the pain you went though when you found out about the Breast Cancer with Gayle, because I to have a daughter who struggled with the Breast Cancer. I do not know the kind of pain you are going though now, but want you to know that if I can do "ANYTHING" to help you in any way, please call me email me and I will be there for you.
I put all of you on the prayer chain today a my church, so everyone their will also be praying for God to lift you up and ease your pain of your loss.
Love and Prayers,
Nancy & Harold Willhite
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family , I have called Jeff, and he sends his heartfelt condolences. You are a great person, and God will be looking over you and your family
Steve and Sue Lohmeyer
Please feel my love and prayers for you all during this time. Words are hard to convey how much Gayle was loved and how loved you all are.
I pray for strength for each one of you during this season in your life.
I pray for a super manifestation of peace.
May God Bless you and know that I am covering you all in prayer.
Love Linda Lamaster ( Barbies Mom)