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Is nothing sacred?

July 23, 2012
Messenger News

To the editor:

A year ago on July 24, we lost our little boy, Ryan, at the age of 2. We laid him to rest out at Corpus Christi Cemetery on North 15th Street. My wife visits Ryan every day and oftentime leaves something for him as it gives her some comfort. One of her favorite things to leave is little solar lights, some shaped like flowers, globes, dragon flies and crosses. In her own way she feels better knowing he is not in the dark.

Let me get to the point of my rant. Three times in recent weeks someone has stolen his lights along with other things left to decorate his grave site. These are inexpensive little things, but to a parent who has lost a child they are a source of comfort. What kind of sick person would steal things from a cemetery?

As the anniversary of Ryan's passing approaches, the pain is truly at the front of our minds. We will keep putting things out, so I only ask you please honor our wishes and leave things alone.

Dennis Detmering

Fort Dodge



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