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My husband, Steve, battled pancreatic cancer for almost two years, bravely and confidently, until the cancer took control. When he arrived at Quiet Oaks one Thursday night in June, he had taken a turn for the worse. From the time we arrived at Quiet Oaks, until his passing 5 days later, he was treated with care and respect. My children and I spent the days and nights there, to be with him, and we too were treated very well. Thank you so much for the amazing care he received during his last days, and for all the kindness shown to our family by the entire staff at Quiet Oaks.

Sincerely,

Heidi Stiegel

Sauk Rapids MN

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Diane Rotnem, Daughter

 

Dear Quiet Oaks friends and family,

 

On behalf of the family and friends of Marje Moore, I wish to express our deepest appreciation to each and every one of you for the extraordinary level of care and support you've provided not only mother, but all of us who've been privileged to share in her last three months of this life. In the safety and security of what became her home at Quiet Oaks, each visitor has described uniquely personal and special times with her.

 

These shared memories will sustain us all, not only through the coming days, but for the rest of our days. We will all miss her and will need to draw strength from these memories.

 

Once settled, mother came to know, feel and express her own appreciation for the peace, comfort and quality of life which Quiet Oaks provided her. Each interaction with staff, volunteers and visitors was uniquely special and meaningful to her. As you know, she didn't want to miss out on any opportunities and there were plenty of them! In the words of her beloved sister, Jan Dahl, "It was a continual promenade of relationships from throughout Marje's life which I was privileged to experience everyday at Quiet Oaks". Your steadfast care and support guided us all through what has been an emotionally intense, yet profoundly moving life experience.

 

When mother transitioned from this life into the next, Saturday evening, I was alone with her. She seemed at peace, free of pain, and had come to acceptance. I draw comfort from believing that my words were the last she heard on this earth.

 

With deep affection and gratitude for all you do,

 

Diane Rotnem, Daughter
South Haven, MN
2/20/10