U'Ren Family Support Cottage Grove

$53,902 of $60k goal

Raised by 857 people in 1 month
Leighanne Dockerty
on behalf of Geraldine U'Ren
 COTTAGE GROVE, WI
Kids’ Safari and the Cottage Grove Community is deeply saddened to share that Kirk and Jenni U’ren, were in a tragic accident on Sunday, February 12, 2017.

Kirk died at the scene and Jennifer remains in critical condition. Kirk and Jenni’s twin toddler boys were safely at home with their grandmother and are safe in the care of family members.

As Jennifer fights for her life in a nearby hospital and preparations for Kirk U’Ren’s funeral are made, their twins, Kayden and Grayson, are continuing to attend school at KSLC, tuition free. 

Jenni and Kirk were hands on parents ,always attentive and caring.  They made it a purpose to participate in their children's school activities and support center events.  The were exemplary parents and kind to all teachers, staff and others in our small community.  

Our thoughts and prayers are extended to their family.

Anyone wanting to share their support and express their empathy can do so through this fund page or by visiting the Kids' Safari web page at www.kids-safari.com.

We are accepting donations, cards, etc. and passing it along to the families of Kirk and Jenni.
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Update 3
Posted by Leighanne Dockerty
23 days ago
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As we know, Jenni has joined Kirk in the heavens. Their graciousness in death will continue to serve and help countless others as both were organ donors. Let's return their graciousness and make sure the boys have everything they need. We have increased our goal to support Kayden and Grayson!! Let's do this!! We have twelve days left!
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Update 2
Posted by Leighanne Dockerty
28 days ago
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Jenni and Kirk were gracious in life and now in death. Both donating their human vessels to others in need, saving and bettering hundreds of lives. May we all live by their example of graciousness.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4). The Lord will wrap His arms of love and comfort around those who trust in Him.
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Update 1
Posted by Leighanne Dockerty
1 month ago
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We have reached our goal but let's keep this fundraiser moving up! All donations will go directly to the family for the care and living expenses of Grayson and Kaden. Let's make sure they have everything that Kirk and Jenni would want them to have.
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Jessica McIntyre
1 month ago
5
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Kirk was one of the best people I knew. He is the reason I am where I am in life. He continued to drive me forward and didn't let me take crap from anyone, including him. This tragedy is still very hard to process, I can't believe he is gone. I am so blessed to have had him in my life. His smile could light up a room, that is what I will always remember. My prayers are with his family and friends, we mourn together.

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Beth Fitzsimons Wilhelmson
1 month ago
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'So sorry to hear about this horrid accident. Although I did not know this beautiful young couple, I remember his mom, Geri from years ago - such a wonderful person who I worked with at Head Start years ago - you have my sincere sympathy, Geri and family. You are in my prayers.

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Troy Regge
1 month ago
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2

Kirk is a great guy a guy that would listen to anyone. He was a Co Manager at a Walmart I worked at. He told me I could be anything I wanted to be and gave me pointers. Kirk and I have been on golf outings we had lots of fun. Kirk you will be missed but not forgotten. My prayers go to the family and Jennifer. God Bless.

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Geri Uren
19 days ago
1
1

Everyone has overwhelmed our families with your love, concern, hugs, offers to help in endless ways and your generous hearts beginning with tuition free time at Kid Safari, and all the staff, to the meals, snacks, toys, diapers, clothes, shoes, money, donations, cards, wagon, notes of compassion and encouragement, while we try to move ahead in the daily routines, with such heartache. We are forever grateful to all of you, always in our thoughts and prayers....Geri U'Ren and all the U'Ren and Steiner families

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Nayith Pedroza
1 month ago
1
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I am so sorry about your loss, you have my deepest sympathy . "When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure..."

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Marlesha Fishnick
1 month ago
1
1

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss for this family. I didn't know them personally, nor do I have any money to spare for them..but I'm a parent to 15 month old twin boys as well. I can't begin to imagine two little ones losing a parent. My condolences go out to the family and prayers are being said for the recovery of the mom. Thinking of you all!

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April Leifer-Kugler
1 month ago
1
1

Praying for the mom to recover and praying for the little boys and day family god will provide.

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Stacy Petit
1 month ago
1
1

Kirk was my store manager. He was always very nice and beamed everytime he talked about his family. He will be missed.

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Dawn Berglund-Pochel
23 days ago

So Sad. Praying for the family and especially those little boys. May God be with you and your entire family.

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Dawn Syring
26 days ago

Can someone please contact me with an address to ship items too? We are in central Wisconsin and would like to help by sending items that are needed. Also what size clothes are needed for the boys?

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Brianda Badillo Basilio
26 days ago

Poor family.. so devastating.

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Dolly Gable
27 days ago

Heartbreaking love prayers

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Diana Krause
27 days ago

Kirk was one of the managers at Walmart when I worked there. I will never forget him coming back into the bakery trying to frost cupcakes. He had so much going for him and his family. He always had a positive outlook on life. So sorry to both families ,you are in our prayers.

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Victoria Dominguez
1 month ago

Kirk was a amazing person. I wouldn't be where I am in my career of hewouldn't have believed in me and taken a shot on me. He kept pushing me to be better and believe in myself. When times for tough and I wanted to give up he wouldn't let me. He took time reach day to makesure I knew I was doing a good job. When I first started working for Kirk the first thing he said to me was you better wear your running shoes because your about to make miracles happen. As I continue to grows in my career I will never forget that and continue to push and not give up because of Kirk and I will continue to make him proud and make him not regret taking a chance on me.

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Stephanie Rae McCumber
1 month ago

My prayers and thoughts are with your family. I'm so sorry for your loss and I'm praying for a full recovery for Jennifer. God bless.

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Suzi Osterday
1 month ago

So sorry to hear about this tragic accident. Our heart felt sympathy to your family. God bless you and wrap his arms around you as you to deal with this tragedy. You are in our hearts and prayers.

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Gabe Haberkorn
1 month ago

Jenni has done our city audits for over 10 years and was in the office for 3 days last week. We are all very heart broken over the news and will keep them in our prayers. She is a wonderful person and always very nice.

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$53,902 of $60k goal

Raised by 857 people in 1 month
Created February 15, 2017
Leighanne Dockerty  
on behalf of Geraldine U'Ren
$100
Kathy Forest
1 day ago

On behalf of Harms Insurance Group we send our deepest sympathy to the U'Ren family.

$100
Keith and Sue Slocum
2 days ago
DC
$500
DeLuca and Harman Construction
3 days ago
$100
Anonymous
7 days ago
$100
Anonymous
7 days ago
$50
Anonymous
9 days ago
GW
$50
Geralyn Wallace
10 days ago
EF
$100
Emma Freer
12 days ago
BL
$100
Bree Loes
12 days ago

Sending love to Michael Tradewell, the kids and the rest of the family. You're in our thoughts and prayers. -Bree & Pat

JJ
$200
Justin Janisch
12 days ago

On behalf of the Cottage Grove Vol. Fire Department.

Jessica McIntyre
1 month ago
5
5

Kirk was one of the best people I knew. He is the reason I am where I am in life. He continued to drive me forward and didn't let me take crap from anyone, including him. This tragedy is still very hard to process, I can't believe he is gone. I am so blessed to have had him in my life. His smile could light up a room, that is what I will always remember. My prayers are with his family and friends, we mourn together.

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Beth Fitzsimons Wilhelmson
1 month ago
2
2

'So sorry to hear about this horrid accident. Although I did not know this beautiful young couple, I remember his mom, Geri from years ago - such a wonderful person who I worked with at Head Start years ago - you have my sincere sympathy, Geri and family. You are in my prayers.

+ Read More
Troy Regge
1 month ago
2
2

Kirk is a great guy a guy that would listen to anyone. He was a Co Manager at a Walmart I worked at. He told me I could be anything I wanted to be and gave me pointers. Kirk and I have been on golf outings we had lots of fun. Kirk you will be missed but not forgotten. My prayers go to the family and Jennifer. God Bless.

+ Read More
Geri Uren
19 days ago
1
1

Everyone has overwhelmed our families with your love, concern, hugs, offers to help in endless ways and your generous hearts beginning with tuition free time at Kid Safari, and all the staff, to the meals, snacks, toys, diapers, clothes, shoes, money, donations, cards, wagon, notes of compassion and encouragement, while we try to move ahead in the daily routines, with such heartache. We are forever grateful to all of you, always in our thoughts and prayers....Geri U'Ren and all the U'Ren and Steiner families

+ Read More
Nayith Pedroza
1 month ago
1
1

I am so sorry about your loss, you have my deepest sympathy . "When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure..."

+ Read More
Marlesha Fishnick
1 month ago
1
1

I'm so sorry to hear of the loss for this family. I didn't know them personally, nor do I have any money to spare for them..but I'm a parent to 15 month old twin boys as well. I can't begin to imagine two little ones losing a parent. My condolences go out to the family and prayers are being said for the recovery of the mom. Thinking of you all!

+ Read More
April Leifer-Kugler
1 month ago
1
1

Praying for the mom to recover and praying for the little boys and day family god will provide.

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Stacy Petit
1 month ago
1
1

Kirk was my store manager. He was always very nice and beamed everytime he talked about his family. He will be missed.

+ Read More
Dawn Berglund-Pochel
23 days ago

So Sad. Praying for the family and especially those little boys. May God be with you and your entire family.

+ Read More
Dawn Syring
26 days ago

Can someone please contact me with an address to ship items too? We are in central Wisconsin and would like to help by sending items that are needed. Also what size clothes are needed for the boys?

+ Read More
Brianda Badillo Basilio
26 days ago

Poor family.. so devastating.

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Dolly Gable
27 days ago

Heartbreaking love prayers

+ Read More
Diana Krause
27 days ago

Kirk was one of the managers at Walmart when I worked there. I will never forget him coming back into the bakery trying to frost cupcakes. He had so much going for him and his family. He always had a positive outlook on life. So sorry to both families ,you are in our prayers.

+ Read More
Victoria Dominguez
1 month ago

Kirk was a amazing person. I wouldn't be where I am in my career of hewouldn't have believed in me and taken a shot on me. He kept pushing me to be better and believe in myself. When times for tough and I wanted to give up he wouldn't let me. He took time reach day to makesure I knew I was doing a good job. When I first started working for Kirk the first thing he said to me was you better wear your running shoes because your about to make miracles happen. As I continue to grows in my career I will never forget that and continue to push and not give up because of Kirk and I will continue to make him proud and make him not regret taking a chance on me.

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Stephanie Rae McCumber
1 month ago

My prayers and thoughts are with your family. I'm so sorry for your loss and I'm praying for a full recovery for Jennifer. God bless.

+ Read More
Suzi Osterday
1 month ago

So sorry to hear about this tragic accident. Our heart felt sympathy to your family. God bless you and wrap his arms around you as you to deal with this tragedy. You are in our hearts and prayers.

+ Read More
Gabe Haberkorn
1 month ago

Jenni has done our city audits for over 10 years and was in the office for 3 days last week. We are all very heart broken over the news and will keep them in our prayers. She is a wonderful person and always very nice.

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