Monday, February 4, 2008

It is finished

This morning, between 4 and 6 AM, Grandma went home to God, she is finally at rest from several years of battling Alzheimer's Disease.

Mom called just a bit ago to let me know. The nurse's checked on her at 4 and she was still breathing, but laboring to do so. They came in a little while later and there was silence, peace at last.

Mom and dad maintained a fairly constant vigil at her side over the last few days, saying rosaries, praying, whispering to her that it was ok to let go, go home, see Gene (her husband), Patty and Paulette (daughters). She was 79 years of age.

Please pray for her (Betty Schnippel) and our family, as these might be trying days, for completely unrelated issues.

Luckily, we planned out most of her funeral liturgy last month, put there are still many details to work out.


Fr. Todd J. Petersen said...

My deepest sympathy, and may she rest in peace and come to the Resurrection!

Rich Leonardi said...

My condolences, Fr. Schnippel. I lost my grandmother -- my beloved Nani -- last year and miss her tremendously. I'll pray for the repose of the soul of Betty Schnippel this week as well as your family.

barb said...

My sympathy to you and your family, Father.
May she rest in our dear Lord's peace..

adoro said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, Father. She, and your entire family are in my prayers.

uncle jim said...

Echoing Adoro, although I suspect we sound nothing alike.
Prayers and sympathetic condolences to you and you family members.

Father Schnippel said...

Thanks all for the prayers, we certainly appreciate it.