Theresa Ann Galloner-Stroebel-Burnham, born on the 28th of July in the year of our Lord 1964, departed from our land into His on the 9th day of November in the year of our Lord 2010. Our Beautiful daughter, Theresa Ann, went to meet her Jesus late Tuesday evening after a short illness. She was preceded in death by her father, Leo James Galloner in 1998. She is survived by her parents, Camille J. and Ronald H. Redlin; siblings, Paulette (Glen) C. LaBean, Gaylord, MI, Kerry (Joseph) A. Gartland, Traverse City, MI, Kathaleen (Brian) J. Fitzhenry, Gaylord, MI, Kevin (Victorine) R. Redlin, Cumming, GA. Nephews, Ryan LaBean, Jacob LaBean, Connor Gartland and Chase Redlin. Nieces Devyn Fitzhenry, Darby Fitzhenry and Delaney Gartland, and her three furry children, Lexi, Bentley and Bailey.
Theresa graduated from T.L. Handy High School, during which she was Homecoming Queen in 1982, went on to Southeastern Academy in Kissimmee, Florida, and furthered her education in South Bend, Indiana, where she got her LPN degree.
My first born, Theresa… You left me for a better place, didn’t you honey? You missed grandma, grandpa and your dad, I know. But it is so hard for me to comprehend this. My heart is heavy and is aching so bad. Your family is crying for you too. We will get through this together. When God calls us all home, the circle won’t be broken anymore. You were alone, but like Sue says….you had your pets and Jesus and your guardian angel was near you also. Enjoy heaven sweetheart….it has got to be the greatest and best place in this whole wide universe. Say a prayer for us down here so we will make it too. To see your smile will be forever in my heart. Momma will be writing more sweetheart…..you’re never, never to be forgotten. We all love you with our whole hearts……oh baby, what a day! No one understands but a mother about losing a child.
“One’s sister is a part of one’s essential self, an eternal presence of one’s heart and soul and memory.” Susan Cabill Love, Paulette
The funeral liturgy will take place Wednesday, November 17, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church. The celebrant will be Rev. Fr. Christian F. Tabares with the Rite of Committal following at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the Gephart Funeral Home, Inc., on Tuesday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Vigil for the Deceased will take place Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home. Theresa will be taken to the church to lie in state from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services. www.gephartfuneralhome.com