Carrie Essink Memorial Donation Fund
On October 23, 2021, our family had to do the hardest thing we've ever done. Our beautiful bride, high school sweetheart, and the mother of three amazing children passed away unexpectedly.
Carrie fought cancer for more than a decade and met that bleak diagnosis with positivity. She remained loving, optimistic, and endlessly funny, and gave our family the strength to support her in the battle against cancer. For more than 11 years, we knew this day would come, but it's still a shock.
If you knew Carrie, you knew how involved she was in the Bennington community and groups our children have been part of. In lieu of sending flowers or gifts, we are asking for donations that we will give in Carrie's name (#TeamCarrie) to three groups via www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com/ or on GoFundMe.
The groups, which have supported activities for our children and community, are:
• Bennington High School Booster Club
• Arizona State Chapter Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation
• Wayne State College Baseball
We appreciate your thoughts and stories about Carrie — through them we are celebrating a life that improved countless others. Thank you for carrying forward Carrie's spirit and supporting the people and events she loved.
We love you, Carrie!