Tuesday, September 8, 2009

September 8th, 2009

Today we will join together to say goodbye to Bryan. Tomorrow we will lay him to rest. Why is it that we only see so many of the important people in our lives at weddings and funerals? Seeing people from the Summit Dance Studio (now known as the Summit Dance Shoppe) will be so bittersweet. This is where my family and Bryan's family met and became close friends twenty plus years ago. I don't remember life without Bryan in it. Funerals make everything so final. So complete. So real. I am sure it will be a beautiful ceremony, but it is so hard to say goodbye...

In lieu of flowers, Bryan's family is asking for donations toward baby Owen's education/future. If you are interested in sending a card/gift please email me directly at jenvanderpool@yahoo.com and I will get you the information you need.

Bryan Prairie's visitation begins at 3:30, and the funeral service begins at seven. Holy Nativity Lutheran Church: 3900 Winnetka Ave N, New Hope MN 55427. All are welcome. Private burial to take place on Wednesday.


  1. I'm so sorry about your friend. I've been gone a couple of days so I had to go back and read the story. I'm praying for his wife and baby. Its so true about life. Jax has cheated death so many times already, but it can be taken in an instant. So sad.

  2. Praying for strength for you to be able to say goodbye, and for Bryan's family and friends.