Friday, September 26, 2008

Funeral Arrangements

We will celebrate Jeff's life at a visitation on Monday, September 29th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Schmidt Bartelt Funeral Home, 10121 W. North Avenue, Wauwatosa (414-774-5010) with a rosary to follow starting at 7:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, September 30th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Jude the Apostle Parish, 734 Glenview Avenue, Wauwatosa. We will immediately proceed to the Wauwatosa Cemetery, (on 76th street behind Longfellow middle school). After internment, will will likely serve a light lunch (details will be announced as they become available).

Please spread the word. It's shaping up to be one for the record books!

In the meantime, thanks for all of your calls, flowers, cards, visits, etc. It has made all of this so much easier to bear.


(And if you're just tuning in . . . make sure to read Jeff's Final Blog below. I hate to displace it with a funeral notice).


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highdesertsultan said...

My heart is breaking. I want to give you a long distance hug from Oregon. We have never met, but Jeff and the Dodd family are special to me. Please try to take care of YOU right now and what YOU need. You sound like an amazing woman, wife , mother, daughter. May peace surround you and your family.
I'll always keep you in my prayers.
-Katie (Wilkins) Leyden /Pius X grad 1992

Noelle said...

Dear Kelly,

You do not know me - but I have been praying for you and your family for a year now. I am friends with Pat and Tracy. Last summer, I lost my Mom to Cancer. She was 53. My Dad kept a Blog, just like you and Jeff have... The Posts you and Jeff made are so similar to those my Dad made during my Moms battle. The stories are painfully similar. I know what it is like to watch someone you love pass on... words can not describe it... My life was forever changed when I lost my Mom - but I am once again able to smile, and feel real hope. If you and your family need to talk to people who have been, and are still going through this, please do not hesitate to contact me. My Dad is a minister, and I know he would love to offer any help or counsel that you all might need. I know you must be surrounded by family and friends right now. But know that you also have a lot of support from people whom you have never met. Many prayers are going out for you guys. And they will continue...

Noelle Kenney Berry

Kay Klein said...

To the Dodd and Olmsted families,
Our deepest sympathy in your loss of Jeff. We--the Kleins and Hughes--wish that we could be with you during this time. Christ's peace, Kay Klein