Bring Our Veteran Dad Home

$26,705 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 113 people in 1 month
Our dad, retired Marine, was attending a family wedding in Croatia, and sadly suffered a heart attack and passed away in the Croatian hospital. Due to this fact, the Croatian hospital fee for embalming, a specialized casket, and the flight home will cost in excess of $20,000 . Michael was a loving husband, father, and most recently a grandpa! He was well known for his corny jokes and amazing coaching! Our daddy deserves to come home and to be buried with military honor guard. Please share this with everyone you know!
+ Read More
Thank you all again for your support!

My mother and I just left the funeral home. It was devastating but now we can put dad to rest.

Senator Cartwright’s office mailed a flag to my mom that was flown over the capitol in honor of my dad and they made it possible to have the honor guard present at such short notice.

We also need to give special thanks to the US Embassy, without them, the embalming and shipping process was going to take about a month to complete; they got it done in about a week.

Thank you all for your continued thoughts and prayers for my family.

Sincerely,
Ashley
+ Read More
The embassy had coordinated with the Croatian funeral home and the paperwork has begun. They are also in the process of arranging the flight. We will continue to keep you posted!

Thank you again!
+ Read More
Thank you all so much for your donations! We can now begin the process with the US Embassy and funeral home in Croatia to bring my father’s remains back home! Praying that there are no other unexpected fees from the funeral home along the way. It is going to be tremendously hard to not have my dad here for Father’s Day tomorrow but it brings me some closure knowing we can lay him to rest the way we wanted to.
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update

$26,705 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 113 people in 1 month
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
MM
$25
Malerie Monroe
1 month ago
$20
Shannon Merritt
1 month ago
AR
$40
Aaron Del Rosario
1 month ago
SC
$10
Scott Cocklin
1 month ago
AM
$50
Alison Millward
1 month ago
MJ
$50
Mike Jordan
1 month ago
$20
Anonymous
1 month ago
$50
Cassie Dorval
1 month ago
SW
$100
Saunders White
1 month ago
BF
$50
Bubba Frisby
1 month ago
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.