For all of those planning to attend Saturday’s memorial service, there will be a visitation beginning at 9:00 a.m. followed by the service at 10:00 a.m.

All of this will take place at St. Pius the X Catholic Church in White Bear Lake.  Memorials are preferred over flowers or plants and will go to special places and causes dear to our parent’s heart. The amount of support you all continue to show has been truly overwhelming and we cannot begin to tell you how much it has meant.

We would like to remind the media that the memorial service will be private and we will not be allowing cameras into the church.  Thank you for the respect you have shown our family and for respecting our wishes.

This will also likely be our last post on this blog.  Barring any substantial new developments in Italy we will no longer be providing public comment for the benefit of the media.  We will begin the process of moving forward with the grieving and healing process.  We continue to try and follow the example set forth by our parents as we accept God’s plan.

Thank you again for the of the prayers, cards, and support through a very difficult time.

The family of Gerald and Barbara Heil