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In Memory of Nalee and Garrett Gottschall

Organized by: Fue Yang

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THE STORY:

Nalee Yang was a free spirit who lived life to its fullest.  She was strong-willed and unashamed to be herself.  Growing up in a strong, conservative asian culture she was unafraid to break from the mold she was expected to fill.  She traveled to Europe to seek adventure.  She served in the Americorps to enact change and serve when she saw that the world needed it.  She had so much love to give to the world that she finally decided to become a nurse.  Her dream was to start her own non-profit and travel overseas, serving and healing the poor, sick, and disadvantaged.

Edward Garrett Gottschall was a tender heart who saw the best in everyone.  He was shy and timid at times but never afraid to show you that he loved you.  Growing up on a farm, he was instilled with a strong work ethic and always made sure that his family was taken care of.  He was humble, respectful, and a man of true character.  He was a diehard Tampa Bay Lightning fan and spent any chance he could trying to convert others to his love of hockey.   

Nalee and Garrett met in Florida in which they hit it off immediately.  They were a match made in heaven and, thanks to the efforts of Nalee, rooted on the Green Bay Packers together.  Crossing cultural boundaries, Garrett asked for Nalee's hand in marriage from her father following traditional Hmong customs.  The Yang family was happy to accept Garrett into the family and they were happily married on September 27, 2014. They were the perfect couple for each other and loved deeply by both their families. 

On September 5, 2015, they were on their way home from the airport after a week in Vegas celebrating Nalee's birthday and their coming one year anniversary. Just minutes away from their home they were tragically killed in a head-on collision caused by a drunk driver. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.

In life they were always together, in passing they will also be together. They will have a joint funeral service and will also be buried together. This fundraiser will go towards their funeral expenses as we mourn their passing and celebrate their beautiful lives.

News story:  http://wfla.com/2015/09/06/man-charged-with-dui-in-fatal-traffic-crash-near-plant-city/

$4,470

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kacey P.

    $20

  • John Wallner & Champy Sengdalaphet

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Yeng, Ben, John, Mai ku, and Minnesota Moua family family

    $40

  • Paul Kolancheck

    $25

  • Lisa Heinze

    $75

  • Soy & Pae

    $50

  • Raymond & Kiersten Hall

    $25

  • AmeriCorps St Louis ERT colleague

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Keo Yang

    $100

  • Jim and Ginny Callahan

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Joel & Sheryl Lambert

    $50

  • Melanie Chapman

    $100

  • Mark Jiles

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Cathy Robinson Pickett

    $30

  • Tom Clarkson

    $40

  • Virginia Robertson

    $10

  • David Garrison

    $50

  • Sugar

    $100

  • Doug Alt

    $135

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Sao Yee and Bao Xiong

    $100

  • Aroonsavath

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Abe and Mainhia

    $50

  • Danya Boyer

    $100

  • Jimmy Truschel

    $50

  • Elizabeth Thao

    $50

  • Mr. & Mrs. Frank & Coletta Ryan

    $300

  • Jerron M. Johnson

    $50

  • Tiffany Yang

    $50

  • Nick Leonard

    $25

  • Philip & Jennifer Meyer (Save-A-Lot family)

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mark Zoromski

    $100

  • Dana Seay Schroeder

    $75

  • Tashieka Bluitt

    $25

  • Heather Steffey

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Kur Vang & Francisco Cadena

    $50

  • Ginia Marsico

    $20

  • Iza M.

    $20

  • Ryan Scott

    $25

  • Rhonda

    $20

  • Daniela Danforth

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Johnson yang and donna ly

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Mychua

     

  • Bobbie Lee

    $30

  • Meng Y.

    $50

  • Michael and Rachel LaBree

    $100

  • Ray

    $100

  • Tsav Xaj (Sa) and Ncoua Vang

    $50

  • vaam meej Yaaj & nag

    $80

  • Miranda & Adam Kneeland

    $20

  • Brian, Samantha, & Brody Bylicki

    $300

  • AmeriCorps STL Friends

    $150

  • alan her

    $50

  • Joseph and Marie Yang - Plant City, Florida

    $50

  • Laug & Puj Laug Tooj Yeeb

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Nia and La Phakeovilay

    $50

  • Charlotte and Buddy

    $25

  • Lamberts

    $30

  • Khamkou Yang

    $50

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Organized by

Fue Yang

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Donor Comments

Khamkou Yang

Khamkou Yang

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Lamberts

Lamberts

DONATION: $30

Nalee, you were one of a kind. Love you lots and will miss you. 3 years ago

Charlotte and Buddy

Charlotte and Buddy

DONATION: $25

Our prayers go out to the family and friends for their loss. 3 years ago

Nia and La Phakeovilay

Nia and La Phakeovilay

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Please, God, provide their families with a peace that is beyond understanding. You are the Creator of everything and Your sovereign hand is over all. I know that nothing is impossible for You. 3 years ago

Laug & Puj Laug Tooj Yeeb

Laug & Puj Laug Tooj Yeeb

DONATION: $100

We are saddened and heart broken to hear of the loss of two very special people in your lives. May God cover you in peace and comfort. 3 years ago

Joseph and Marie Yang - Plant City, Florida

Joseph and Marie Yang - Plant City, Florida

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

alan her

alan her

DONATION: $50

Our condolences, life is a wonder and you both will be missed. 3 years ago

AmeriCorps STL Friends

AmeriCorps STL Friends

DONATION: $150

Nalee was a sweet friend. Our lives went separate directions and it's been too long since we spoke. We will always remember how she supported us we we first started dating, her jokes, smile, positive vibes. The time she made us Hmong diner. We are thinking of the Yangs and the Gottschalls. Lots of love and light! 3 years ago

Brian, Samantha, & Brody Bylicki

Brian, Samantha, & Brody Bylicki

DONATION: $300

3 years ago

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