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Brian Andersen (Kitchner) Memorial

$64,649 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 729 people in 14 days
Created December 2, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Lou Kitchner
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Early morning on December 2nd, Brian Andersen, the oldest son of Westport music teacher Lou Kitchner, was a passenger in a car accident on I95. Tragically, his injuries were extreme,  and he died later that morning. 

Lou Kitchner (Mr. K) is a single parent with two surviving sons, and those of us in the community know him as a kind and wonderful teacher who has spent his career helping our children. Now it is time for us to help him. Unfortunately we did not get to know Brian well, as he had just moved back from the Midwest, but by all accounts he was a smart, caring person and an amazing brother and son. He is also survived by his mother Rebekah and his sister Nicole.

We are asking for contributions to this campaign in order to allow Mr. K to give his son Brian a fitting and proper burial and memorial, to the extent such expenses are not covered by other means.  All the funds will go directly to Mr. K, for him to use as necessary to pay for a final resting place for Brian, and other relevant expenses in this time of need.  Due to the overwhelming response so far, we have increased the fundraising goal with the intent that remaining money can help the Kitchener family with other needs during this difficult time, and possibly fund higher education for Brian's brothers in his memory.

Please join us in helping make this terrible tragedy just a tiny bit better for the Kitchner family.

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For all who are interested in paying respects in person, the full obituary and memorial service details have been posted online: http://www.hardingfuneral.com/book-of-memories/3670273/Andersen-Brian-S/index.php

The visitation will be Friday from 4pm to 8pm, and services will be on Saturday at 11am, at Saugatuck Congregational Church.
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To everyone who has so generously donated, I wanted to post an update from Mr. K and the family.

"We have been overwhelmed by the support from community, and can't put into words how grateful we are. Brian was always trying to help others - it was just who he was. Somehow, even in his death he is managing to help his family. The amount of love and comfort we have seen from friends, neighbors and colleagues has truly helped us through the last several days, the most difficult of our lives. Thank you all so much."
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$64,649 of $60,000 goal

Raised by 729 people in 14 days
Created December 2, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of Lou Kitchner
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