Funeral Expenses for Steven Prieur

Olga met the love of her life, Steven Prieur two years ago.  Steven served his country in the US Army, 41st Route Clearance Co., 1st Engineer Battalion, 555th Engineer Brigade during the Afghanistan War, where he earned a Purple Heart. Steven and Olga were inseparable best of friends and became engaged in May 2016. Delighted to have finally found their soulmate, they cherished one another and lived life to its fullest.  By all accounts, Steven was a healthy 48 year old guy with plans of marrying Olga next spring in Cancun.  Then tragically on July 19, 2017, Olga returned home to find Steven lying lifeless on the kitchen floor.  The official cause of death has not yet been determined, but it is believed to be a cardiac arrest. Final autopsy results are expected within the next couple of weeks.

Although Steven’s immediate family were present with Olga at the funeral home to determine the  funeral ceremony preparations, Olga was presented and signed the paperwork from the funeral home granting approval for them to proceed with the funeral arrangements they agreed upon for Steven. Soon after the funeral, Olga discovered that her signature equated to more than an approval for the funeral home to proceed with the funeral arrangements; she was solely responsible for entire costs incurred from the funeral home for Steven’s funeral totaling $12,000.

Other than a daughter that lives in Pennsylvania, Olga has no family in the U.S.  She is originally from the Ukraine and has never made funeral arrangements in the U.S. prior to Steven’s death. Olga had no idea by giving her signature approval for the funeral home to carry out the agreed up ceremony, she committed to paying for the total cost of the funeral herself. Olga is not wealthy and doesn’t possess or have access to $12,000.  There is NO life insurance policy for Steven, so Olga is coping with the tragic loss of her soulmate and the overwhelming $12,000 cost of the funeral she alone is responsible to pay. 

Please know that although Olga is a wonderfully generous person who is always available to help others, she has never asked for help for herself; so on her behalf this GoFundMe campaign has been created to assist Olga in paying for Steven’s funeral.  When people come together to support one another in a time of need, there isn’t anything that cannot be accomplished!


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Organizer and beneficiary

Bethann Martin-Guthrie 
Lawton, MI
Olga Fraley 
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