Curt Vendel Memorial Fund - Madison’s Education

It is with a very heavy heart that this GoFundMe is being setup. As you may or may not be aware, our community has lost a great man. More than that though a wife has lost her husband, and a daughter has lost her father. There is nothing more devastating than what the family of Curt Vendel is enduring at this time. Curt unexpectedly left this world and entered the gates of Heaven on August 30, 2020. Michele and Madison are coping as best they can with this tragic loss.  As if this loss was not unbearable enough due to Curt’s heart condition the family has been left without life insurance.  Madison just recently began her freshman year of college - as if the stress of a global pandemic was not hard enough, Madison is now coming to terms with the fact that her dad has passed away. In her mind processing all the things she’s yet gotten to do with her dad, college graduation, engagement, daddy/daughter dance at her wedding, and even handing her first born over to “Grandpa” - all these moments stolen away from her, it’s truly heartbreaking. Meantime Michele is doing her best to hold things together while dealing with the loss of her husband. Trying to figure out where to begin with finances, planning a funeral, and just how to continue life after Curt.  An even bigger hurdle is the fact that due to Curt’s heart condition the family is left without life insurance. If you know this family, you are well- aware that they are the first ones to jump to the assistance of others, and right now the Vendel family needs all the assistance they can get. All proceeds of this campaign will go towards supporting the family and Madison’s education. We truly appreciate any amount that you can afford to contribute. Please feel free to share this page with those outside the community as well, share the love of this incredible family and in return, we can show this family the love they need during this difficult time. Thank you so much! All the funds raised through a ll the extremely generous donations will go to Michele in order for her to cover Madison’s educational expenses. Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!


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  • Steven P Zakulec 
    • $10 
    • 12 d
  • Teemu Korvenpää 
    • $5 
    • 16 d
  • Marc Oberhäuser 
    • $25 
    • 28 d
  • Francisco Dominguez 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Jeffrey Worley 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
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Kim Donovan 
Holmes, NY
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