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Mary’s Story

Born - September 5 2008 at 27 weeks, 13 weeks premature

Samantha - 2lbs 9oz, 14.5"

Bridgette - 2lbs 5oz, 14.5"

Theodore - 2lbs 9oz, 14.75"

Madeline - 2lbs 1oz, 13.5". Called to Heaven on 9/14/08, passing peacefully in her moms arms.

On November 18, 2008 the survivors came home.

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Our Madeline will forever be in our hearts. Maddie passed away from NEC (Necrotizing Enterocolitis), she went very quickly and peacefully. We ask that people donate to a playground fund at our church in memory of Maddie in lieu of flowers. Faith Lutheran Church Playground fund/Madeline Riepe 886 North Shore Drive Forest Lake MN 55025 Please pray for our Samantha, Bridgette & Theodore to continue to prosper and to live to be 100.



Latest Journal Update

So very sad

My heart
is aching as I update this to ask for prayers. On October 4th around 4:30PM my
Dad ended his 18 month battle with cancer. He has left a hole in our

My Dad and I took a 3 hour ambulance ride to his home he
built to retire in (next year) on 9/26/11, I spent 4 days taking care of him
with my Godfather Mike D. My Godfather (his best friend of 40 years) never left
his side and other family members would help out, my older brother arrived on
10/3/11 from Texas. My Grandma was holding his arm, my brother and Godfather
both at his side when he passed away. Then they flew my Dad's flag at half staff
after he passed away......

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