Funeral of Ethan and Owen Cadenbach

$15,096 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 388 people in 29 months
VK
Victoria Kilburn
on behalf of Elisa Cadenbach
 SULLIVAN, MO
There was a tragedy on Sat November 5, 2016. Two innocent little boys lost their life at their father's hands. These were 2 very happy boys with an amazing mother, an amazing older brother and sister. 

Amber alert went out for 5 year old Ethan and 4 year old Owen Cadenbach. A mothers worse nightmare. Chris Cadenbach was a dangerous man. He was charged on Saturday with $100k bond. He told his mother, "he wouldn't be taken a live." He took the children from his mother forcefully. 

They were located at Cliff Cave Park in South County where their shot and killled these 2 beautiful innocent boys and then turned the gun on himself. 

A mother who was trying to protect her children, will now have 2 funerals for these babies. These babies also have 2 older siblings as well. This family is struggling emotionally and will be finacially for these unexpected deaths. 

All proceeds will go to the family to help the family with funeral costs of the two children and the time  will be taking off to grieve the loss of 2 of her babies and comfort the other 2 children who just also lost their baby brothers. 

This story is on KMOV 4 if you need to verify. 









I am a friend of the boys' aunt. I worked with Sarah Sartorious at the Post Office. I am from Sullivan. We worked togeter in Union. I wanted to help by getting them help finacially as soon as possible. There was a miscommunication on starting this page and there are 2 pages for these boys. One started by another aunt and one started by myself. This money will be going directly to the family. They are labeled as the benficiary on the account. The money will be used to help pay for all the funeral costs, head stones, and help the mother and 2 siblings during their time of grieving and she has to be off work. 

 

All help will be greatly appreciated!
+ Read More
I know there is concern on if this is legitamate. I am a friend of the aunt Sarah Sartorious. I worked with her at the Post Office. This is approved by her to take a little bit of their plate on things to manage. You can contact anyone of the family members of the Sartorious family to ensure they will receive all of this.
+ Read More
Michele Bez Loewke
29 months ago
2
2

Make a donation or don't , honestly personal opinions about funeral expenses are not appropriate. Two beautiful children are lost at the hands of there own father. my prayers are with this family. I cannot even comprehend their grief.

+ Read More
Mindy Layton Kapeller
29 months ago
2
2

Wow, some people are so heartless these days. Shame! Who is anyone to complain about the amount?? It's none of your business, nobody needs to defend the amount to you! So petty and completely tasteless! If you want to donate, good, do it! If not, then don't, but keep your vile, rude mouth shut and just move on! Shame on you! As for if this is legit, this is straight from Julie's mouth: Julie Walsh 37 mins ago You're right. There are two different gofund me accounts. One was set up through a family friend and the other by me. I assure you they are both legit. Thank you. There, so just stop it!! Rest in peace Ethan and Owen! My heart breaks for this family. Praying for strength, peace and comfort for the entire family!

+ Read More
Chrissy Vic
29 months ago
2
2

$30,000 for funeral expenses? Most funeral homes either donate their services OR discount their services. I've been in the business for 20 years and it does not cost $30,000 for burial expenses.

+ Read More
Julie Walsh
29 months ago
1
1

I wish I could thank each and every one of you individually. Thank you all so much for your donation along with your love and support. This is a very difficult time for us all, but most of all my sister. Her two boys were ripped from her and taken away in such a horrific and unfair way. Thank you all so much. Keep spreading the word. We have no idea how much two funerals are going to cost.

+ Read More
Kathy Carie-Dodson
29 months ago
1
1

This is completely heartbreaking. I know there seems no light. I am a believer in God. I believe you are stronger than you know. I want to tell you all of the reasons why but today, my heart cries with this mother from one to another. I am praying for mom and family. Please feel free to message me if you need an outlet. I know life changed forever.

+ Read More
Mary White
29 months ago
1
1

Jennifer Koch, Carol Adrian, Don Micks & Chrissy Vic, This is NOT the place to leave your nasty, heartless comments. If you have doubt about the legitimacy of this or any other page, ask that question of GO FUND ME instead of spewing your insinuations when others are grieving. Moderator of this page, you should be deleting these comments, as well as mine, it hurts the fund raising. This mother and her loved ones, and those that cherished these little boys, are distraught and do not need to view this negativity. May all involved stay strong allowing yourselves to lean on others. Heartbroken for you.

+ Read More
Helen Smith
29 months ago
1
1

This mother just lost two children in an UNBELIEVABLE way. Funeral costs, rent costs, therapy costs. She is about to be in hell for a really long time. Don't give if you don't want to but don't you dare comment that they are asking too much or who is asking. It's in the news that this a legit site run by a friend of the family on behalf of the mom. She's going to be distraught and is not going to be able to work, she has two older kids who are going to need serious therapy. What sick people to make these rude and judgemental comments under the circumstances. There is no amount of money in the world that is going to help her in what she's going through. Cut it out! And go with God. May this mom and children get through this without losing their minds. God bless them all. What a terrible situation.

+ Read More
Kathleen Simpson-Smith
29 months ago
1
1

Chrissy Vic, this was designed to help someone who lost their sons in a horrific tragedy. Your unsupported comments are inappropriate. Also, plots and standing grave stones for burials are thousands. I'd figure you'd know that though with 20 years of experience.

+ Read More
Lisa Astorino
29 months ago
1
1

I am so sorry , I am a mother of 5 children and if anyone ever did this I know i would be crumbling to pieces and unable to do anything. I want to thankyou for stepping forward for this family. I have shared this to all my facebook groups . If there is an address to send condolence and prayer cards please join my groups and post it so many In Hannibal MO would like to send their prayers. https://www.facebook.com/groups/HANNIBALMOBUYSELLANYTHING/?ref=bookmarks and https://www.facebook.com/groups/1720449401570942/

+ Read More
Jenny Patten
29 months ago
1
1

Jennifer Koch, with all of the " Warnings" you are posting who are you to this family? Are you a family member, friend, acquaintance or do you even know them in some way?

+ Read More
Courtney Carpenter
29 months ago

I am a Mother of 3 Boys & My Heart can't even begin to imagine what this mother,& brothers, & family,&friends are going threw. This breaks my heart in everyway. Sending all my love&Prayers out to you&yours. God Bless your family....

+ Read More
Brandon Boeger
29 months ago

Chrissy Vic. Your comment is as selfish as can be. This woman just lost her life. I hope they raise $250,000 so ahe can afford to take off work for the next year or two. You do not recover from a tragedy like this.

+ Read More
Carol Hodges Feix
29 months ago

that's where your wrong Chrissy geezzz god bless this family this is just horrible....My deepest sympathies!!

+ Read More
Cleta Kawa
29 months ago

My grandmother passed away in January and her funeral cost almost 8 thousand dollars, the head stone was just over a thousand. Hell the casket alone was 2500, unfreezing the ground was an addition 500, so many things that added up,quick. Not to mention the hospital bill and morge transport. Death is not a cheap business.

+ Read More
Charlene Hamman Konersmann
29 months ago

THIS IS NOT THE TIME NOR PLACE to start mud slinging Chrissy Vic offered services...but yes...there are two Go Fund me accounts...and I'm sure many expenses....Who ever is moderator...not telling you what to do...but I would delete all hateful comments...including this mine....This family is in Pain and don't NEED this kind of stuff now.

+ Read More
Holly Buggies
29 months ago

=======> I DONT KNOW THIS FAMILY OR ANY OF THEIR FRIENDS, BUT THIS NEED TO STOP NOW. GIVE & SEND PRAYERS OR GET OUT. YA'LL SHOULD BE ASHAMED. THIS WOMAN LOST THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO HER AND YOU THINK SHE SHOULD SEE OR READ THESE UNKIND HEARTLESS COMMENTS. STOP WITH THE MONEY, SHES NOW A SINGLE WOMAN WHO NEVER IMAGINED LOOSING HER FAMILY TO SOMETHING LIKE THIS. SHE WILL BE OUT OF WORK FOR AWHILE AND NEEDS HELP MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY & EMOTIONALLY. NOW, TO THE MOTHER & FAMILY. I AM SENDING YOU MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES AND WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. I WISH I COULD GIVE YOU A HUGE HUG & KISS. I AM SO SORRY, I HAVE NO WORDS, I AM A MOMMY OF THREE.

+ Read More
Jason Grzegorczyk
29 months ago

chrissy vic..wtf is wrong with you ? are you that much of a sociopath that you feel no pain or sorrow for these boys or there mother ? I see by your profile pic you had a wedding...how much did that cost you idiot....think b4 you speak ...

+ Read More
Donna Mielenz
29 months ago

Chrissy Vic if you're not donating than what they are asking for is no concern of yours! What kind of person goes on a charity website and say stuff like this? What does it say about that person?

+ Read More
Chrissy Vic
29 months ago

Julie Walsh please give me a call at 314-645-4241. Our firm would like to donate funeral services to the family. Only cost to the family will be for the caskets, purchasing of a grave, vault, & headstone. These items will be supplied to you st our cost.

+ Read More
Chrissy Vic
29 months ago

I'm sorry some took my comments as offensive or not compassionate. Perhaps I could have worded things a little better. My intention was to help the family by stating NOT to pay $30,000 for these two boys funerals. A funeral home should not charge that much. I am NOT including paying for a grave, opening and closing of a grave or headstone because I know that is a separate charge. If you read my previous post most funeral homes either donate the funeral expenses OR give a substantial discount on the funeral bill due to these are young children. I know this because I have worked for firms who have done so. This is very tragic for the family & the community. But my words were not meant to be ignorant, stupid, or hateful. I've been in the business for 20 years and would hope and pray a funeral establishment would not take advantage of any family during a difficult time. I will apologize however for not reading the articles entirely through. I know there are two accounts for these boys and failed to read the mother will be needing money for time off & other expenses. I don't disagree at all what the community is doing for the family. I realize funerals can be expensive I was just being protective for the family. I'm sorry if others didn't view my thoughts that way but that was my intention.

+ Read More

$15,096 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 388 people in 29 months
Created November 6, 2016
VK
Victoria Kilburn
on behalf of Elisa Cadenbach
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.
BD
$25
Brett DeVita
29 months ago

I was so sorry to hear about your loss. May God give your family strength during this difficult time.

$50
Anonymous
29 months ago
ES
$25
eileen sutis
29 months ago

Love is eternal, my heart and prayers are with you.

$25
Anonymous
29 months ago
Michele Bez Loewke
29 months ago
2
2

Make a donation or don't , honestly personal opinions about funeral expenses are not appropriate. Two beautiful children are lost at the hands of there own father. my prayers are with this family. I cannot even comprehend their grief.

+ Read More
Mindy Layton Kapeller
29 months ago
2
2

Wow, some people are so heartless these days. Shame! Who is anyone to complain about the amount?? It's none of your business, nobody needs to defend the amount to you! So petty and completely tasteless! If you want to donate, good, do it! If not, then don't, but keep your vile, rude mouth shut and just move on! Shame on you! As for if this is legit, this is straight from Julie's mouth: Julie Walsh 37 mins ago You're right. There are two different gofund me accounts. One was set up through a family friend and the other by me. I assure you they are both legit. Thank you. There, so just stop it!! Rest in peace Ethan and Owen! My heart breaks for this family. Praying for strength, peace and comfort for the entire family!

+ Read More
Chrissy Vic
29 months ago
2
2

$30,000 for funeral expenses? Most funeral homes either donate their services OR discount their services. I've been in the business for 20 years and it does not cost $30,000 for burial expenses.

+ Read More
Julie Walsh
29 months ago
1
1

I wish I could thank each and every one of you individually. Thank you all so much for your donation along with your love and support. This is a very difficult time for us all, but most of all my sister. Her two boys were ripped from her and taken away in such a horrific and unfair way. Thank you all so much. Keep spreading the word. We have no idea how much two funerals are going to cost.

+ Read More
Kathy Carie-Dodson
29 months ago
1
1

This is completely heartbreaking. I know there seems no light. I am a believer in God. I believe you are stronger than you know. I want to tell you all of the reasons why but today, my heart cries with this mother from one to another. I am praying for mom and family. Please feel free to message me if you need an outlet. I know life changed forever.

+ Read More
Mary White
29 months ago
1
1

Jennifer Koch, Carol Adrian, Don Micks & Chrissy Vic, This is NOT the place to leave your nasty, heartless comments. If you have doubt about the legitimacy of this or any other page, ask that question of GO FUND ME instead of spewing your insinuations when others are grieving. Moderator of this page, you should be deleting these comments, as well as mine, it hurts the fund raising. This mother and her loved ones, and those that cherished these little boys, are distraught and do not need to view this negativity. May all involved stay strong allowing yourselves to lean on others. Heartbroken for you.

+ Read More
Helen Smith
29 months ago
1
1

This mother just lost two children in an UNBELIEVABLE way. Funeral costs, rent costs, therapy costs. She is about to be in hell for a really long time. Don't give if you don't want to but don't you dare comment that they are asking too much or who is asking. It's in the news that this a legit site run by a friend of the family on behalf of the mom. She's going to be distraught and is not going to be able to work, she has two older kids who are going to need serious therapy. What sick people to make these rude and judgemental comments under the circumstances. There is no amount of money in the world that is going to help her in what she's going through. Cut it out! And go with God. May this mom and children get through this without losing their minds. God bless them all. What a terrible situation.

+ Read More
Kathleen Simpson-Smith
29 months ago
1
1

Chrissy Vic, this was designed to help someone who lost their sons in a horrific tragedy. Your unsupported comments are inappropriate. Also, plots and standing grave stones for burials are thousands. I'd figure you'd know that though with 20 years of experience.

+ Read More
Lisa Astorino
29 months ago
1
1

I am so sorry , I am a mother of 5 children and if anyone ever did this I know i would be crumbling to pieces and unable to do anything. I want to thankyou for stepping forward for this family. I have shared this to all my facebook groups . If there is an address to send condolence and prayer cards please join my groups and post it so many In Hannibal MO would like to send their prayers. https://www.facebook.com/groups/HANNIBALMOBUYSELLANYTHING/?ref=bookmarks and https://www.facebook.com/groups/1720449401570942/

+ Read More
Jenny Patten
29 months ago
1
1

Jennifer Koch, with all of the " Warnings" you are posting who are you to this family? Are you a family member, friend, acquaintance or do you even know them in some way?

+ Read More
Courtney Carpenter
29 months ago

I am a Mother of 3 Boys & My Heart can't even begin to imagine what this mother,& brothers, & family,&friends are going threw. This breaks my heart in everyway. Sending all my love&Prayers out to you&yours. God Bless your family....

+ Read More
Brandon Boeger
29 months ago

Chrissy Vic. Your comment is as selfish as can be. This woman just lost her life. I hope they raise $250,000 so ahe can afford to take off work for the next year or two. You do not recover from a tragedy like this.

+ Read More
Carol Hodges Feix
29 months ago

that's where your wrong Chrissy geezzz god bless this family this is just horrible....My deepest sympathies!!

+ Read More
Cleta Kawa
29 months ago

My grandmother passed away in January and her funeral cost almost 8 thousand dollars, the head stone was just over a thousand. Hell the casket alone was 2500, unfreezing the ground was an addition 500, so many things that added up,quick. Not to mention the hospital bill and morge transport. Death is not a cheap business.

+ Read More
Charlene Hamman Konersmann
29 months ago

THIS IS NOT THE TIME NOR PLACE to start mud slinging Chrissy Vic offered services...but yes...there are two Go Fund me accounts...and I'm sure many expenses....Who ever is moderator...not telling you what to do...but I would delete all hateful comments...including this mine....This family is in Pain and don't NEED this kind of stuff now.

+ Read More
Holly Buggies
29 months ago

=======> I DONT KNOW THIS FAMILY OR ANY OF THEIR FRIENDS, BUT THIS NEED TO STOP NOW. GIVE & SEND PRAYERS OR GET OUT. YA'LL SHOULD BE ASHAMED. THIS WOMAN LOST THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS TO HER AND YOU THINK SHE SHOULD SEE OR READ THESE UNKIND HEARTLESS COMMENTS. STOP WITH THE MONEY, SHES NOW A SINGLE WOMAN WHO NEVER IMAGINED LOOSING HER FAMILY TO SOMETHING LIKE THIS. SHE WILL BE OUT OF WORK FOR AWHILE AND NEEDS HELP MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY & EMOTIONALLY. NOW, TO THE MOTHER & FAMILY. I AM SENDING YOU MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES AND WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. I WISH I COULD GIVE YOU A HUGE HUG & KISS. I AM SO SORRY, I HAVE NO WORDS, I AM A MOMMY OF THREE.

+ Read More
Jason Grzegorczyk
29 months ago

chrissy vic..wtf is wrong with you ? are you that much of a sociopath that you feel no pain or sorrow for these boys or there mother ? I see by your profile pic you had a wedding...how much did that cost you idiot....think b4 you speak ...

+ Read More
Donna Mielenz
29 months ago

Chrissy Vic if you're not donating than what they are asking for is no concern of yours! What kind of person goes on a charity website and say stuff like this? What does it say about that person?

+ Read More
Chrissy Vic
29 months ago

Julie Walsh please give me a call at 314-645-4241. Our firm would like to donate funeral services to the family. Only cost to the family will be for the caskets, purchasing of a grave, vault, & headstone. These items will be supplied to you st our cost.

+ Read More
Chrissy Vic
29 months ago

I'm sorry some took my comments as offensive or not compassionate. Perhaps I could have worded things a little better. My intention was to help the family by stating NOT to pay $30,000 for these two boys funerals. A funeral home should not charge that much. I am NOT including paying for a grave, opening and closing of a grave or headstone because I know that is a separate charge. If you read my previous post most funeral homes either donate the funeral expenses OR give a substantial discount on the funeral bill due to these are young children. I know this because I have worked for firms who have done so. This is very tragic for the family & the community. But my words were not meant to be ignorant, stupid, or hateful. I've been in the business for 20 years and would hope and pray a funeral establishment would not take advantage of any family during a difficult time. I will apologize however for not reading the articles entirely through. I know there are two accounts for these boys and failed to read the mother will be needing money for time off & other expenses. I don't disagree at all what the community is doing for the family. I realize funerals can be expensive I was just being protective for the family. I'm sorry if others didn't view my thoughts that way but that was my intention.

+ Read More
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.