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Sandy & 3 kids suddenly lost beloved husband and father

Organized by: Karen Otte

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THE STORY:

 

Sandy Bierle's beloved husband and the kids' father, Steve Bierle, died in a terrible accident at the beach yesterday. Sandy and her three boys (Drew, 16, Ben, 13, and Shane, 8) are suddenly on their own. While on vacation at the beach in Shelter Cove in Northern California, Steve drowned after saving their son, Ben, from the ocean. Ben made it to shore with a broken arm and bruised eyebrow. But, sadly, Steve could not escape from the rocks and waves. 

Sandy will continue to run the couple's adventure company at Yellowstone National Park, The Flying Pig, in Gardiner, Montana. Her husband Steve was instrumental in making the company go! Sandy will need lots of support running their business, while grieving the loss of her husband and helping their boys grieve the loss of their dad.

Sandy's best friend, Wendy Burke, was vacationing with her family and the couple. She and her family witnessed the accident and, thankfully, was there offering Sandy and her boys support. She says that Steve, "was such a dynamic person; we still need him!" 

Caitlin Dorsett, a friend of the Bierle's, posted on Facebook:

"Steve Bierle was undoubtedly one of the best men I've ever met. An incredibly caring boss, a devoted husband, and a selfless father. I am lucky to have spent time with him and his family, and I will cherish his friendship for the rest of my life. I think I speak for the entire Flying Pig crew when I say that the opportunities he and Sandy granted me are priceless, and I am a better person for the time I spent working for them in Gardiner. Thank you, Steve."

Please help support Sandy and her boys in loving memory of Steve. Pray, donate any amount no matter how small, send loving vibes, or take a trip to Yellowstone and visit the family's business, Flying Pig Adventure Company! www.flyingpigrafting.com.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/montana-man-drowns-in-california-saving-son-in-ocean/

Please pass this crowdrise link on so others might donate, too. Thank you!! 

 

$15,225

 

15% Raised of $100,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Wooddale Church

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  • Susan Rigler

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Tamara & Cara

    $30

  • The Heller Family

     

  • Chuck Rigler

    $100

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    $100

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    $100

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    $100

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    $25

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    $150

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    $50

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    $50

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  • Todd, Tonja, & Zander

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    $50

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    $100

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    $300

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    $50

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    $15

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    $200

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    $25

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Karen Otte

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Donor Comments

Kathy Orsted

Kathy Orsted

DONATION: $25

In tribute to Brad,and in gratitude to Steve for being a good friend to Brad. 2 years ago

Allan Doane - Lori McNabb

Allan Doane - Lori McNabb

DONATION: $200

A great guy with a great family with great dreams. The world is better with his footprint ! 3 years ago

Nancy Latham

Nancy Latham

DONATION: $15

Want to get the fund to an even $15,000! I know that more donations will roll in soon. Thinking of you guys. 3 years ago

The Webster Family

The Webster Family

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Shauna H.

Shauna H.

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Bumann Family

Bumann Family

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Tim and Ardis Skoglund

Tim and Ardis Skoglund

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

John & Connie Meinke

John & Connie Meinke

DONATION: $150

Continued prayers for you all during this difficult time. 3 years ago

hell's a' roarin' outfitters

hell's a' roarin' outfitters

DONATION: $300

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

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