Lights of Love

Lights of Love is one of two major fundraisers for VHHP. VHHP relies on donor support through fundraisers, memorials and honorariums to grant all requests that come to us.

The Annual Lights of Love Campaign kicks off each November with tree lighting ceremonies commencing in December each year. The communities of Cook, Orr and Tower host tree lighting ceremonies with participation from local clergy and community choirs. Caroling and coffee fellowship follows at each site.

Lights of Love is a wonderful opportunity to remember and honor loved ones by supporting quality hospice care in our local areas. Memorials and donations can be made in any amount starting at $5. Any donation that is received in the amount of $100 or more will result in your loved one’s name being placed on our memorial plaque at the Cook Hospital.

With the theme of “lights” we have three levels of donations starting with $5 – Bulb; $10 – Ice Candle; $25 String of lights. You don’t actually purchase these things, it is just a way to choose what level you want to support hospice.  Donations may be given in honor or in memory of a loved one(s). Your tax deductible donation will be honored at our Annual Tree Lighting Ceremonies.

Lights of Love 2019 Donation List

The VHHP board of directors would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all that contributed to the success of the 2019 Lights of Love Campaign.  A special thank you to the volunteers in the communities of Cook, Orr, and Tower for their work in coordinating the ceremonies!

In Honor of

Frances Scofield by Nancy Stoneburner

Loved Ones by Esther Jowaski

Barb Hegg; Robert Pike by Alice Niemi

Grandchildren by Laurie Chilcote

The Congregation of Immanuel Lutheran, Tower by Pr. Liz Cheney

My sister, Cheri Osborn by Linda Haugen

Deloris Scott by William & Muriel Scott

Anne Joki by Rob & Rhonda Joki

In Memory of

Louise & Dennis Kuharski by Valla Kuharski

Ellen Burckhardt by Eric Burckhardt

Raymond & Larry Phillips by Eleanor Phillips

Donald Baumgartner; Erwin Keister Jr. by The Tire Shop

Walters & Clines Families by Timbuktu Marina

Pam Clines by Matt & Larry Clines; Christine Hampson & Familly

Ray Scofield by Nancy Stoneburner

Tom & Helen Shuster by Jerry Shuster

John Musech by Verdella Musech

Tenna Perkio; Michelle Perander Perkio by Bruce Perkio

Ward, Leone, & Paul Conklin by Cork & Lynn Connor

Patrick Wilenius & Harold Baumgartner by Leo & Lindi and Family

Family & friends wo have gone before us by Arlee & Doreen Olson

Fred & Katy Erkkila; Richard & Patricia Lenski by Fred & Dana Erkkila

All of our loved ones who have passed by Randy & Julie Grahn

Frank G. Meyer by George & Kathy Meyer

Richard N. Flack; Memphas Padora by Becky & Don Simpson

Edna Lamppa by Daryl & Cheryl Lamppa

Eric Jay Kolstad and parents by Doug & Sue Kolstad

Sandy Bodkin by Voyagaire Lodge

Our Parents by Mary & Bill Mollard

Leo & Jean Moeglein by Michael Moeglein

Robert Delich by Greg Delich

All of our loved ones who have passed by Mlaker Funeral Home

Stephanie Moeller Vine; Gary VanBaak; Murline Tajiha by Renee Pollock

Ilse Sutich; Grevich Family by Kathy & Nick Sutich

Dennis Hanson by Helen Hanson

Sheldon Sandberg by Joe & Jenny Stanaway

Donald G. Housenga by Pauline Housenga

Donald & Marjorie Herr; John & Helen Cinciva by Steve & Marge Herr

Our loved ones by Barb Seopa

Tom & Ann Karakash by Retreat Lodge Resort

Our Parents by Chuck & Mary Richards

Warren, Regina, & Nevin Johnson; Bob & Louise Dobosenski by Tim & Debbie Johnson

Leo Ducharme by Karen Ducharme

Ole Swanson; Paul & Lucille Olson by Paula Swanson

Rose Marie Ellegard Roach by Richard Roach

Wally & Edith Petrell; Bob & Margaret Whitenack by Gary & Alberta Whitenack

Mel Hintz by John & Claire Zwieg

Dale A. Lundblad by Nan Lundblad

Stanley & Donna Schelde; Jane Schelde; Mavis Meyers; Allen Gunderson by Jack & Vicki Schelde

Elizabeth Abrahamson by Stephen Abrahamson

Pat Karich and Steve Geiger by The Geiger’s

Past Members by Alango Sturgeion Homemakers

Cassandra Brandon by Roger & Nancy Lindbeck

Bettie and Richard Kirschner by The Larry Hutton Family

PattiJo Knoer by Gene & Marilyn Jenkins

Deceased CCW Members by St. Mary’s Council of Catholic Women

Darlene Karakas; Jacqueline Champa by Bob Champa

Phil Cobby by Ryan & Whitney Cobby

James Barton Dietec by Robin Sue Fisher

David Rubenstein by Don Schibel

Our Parents by Tom & Sharon Pelach

Jack Richardson by Richardson’s Shangri-La Resort

Carol Ann Pohto, Roger Novak, Jim Backman, Dave Lehtinen, & Jim Kirk by Ray & Carol Pohto

Jim Katila by Sandy Katila

Viola (Podpeskar) Kmett; Dorothea Olson by Pat & Dick Olson

Clay Jackson; Peggy Harju by Connie Harju

Erling & Virgie Hegg by Cherie Bridges

Raymond Johnson by K. Johnson Family

Ed Borowiec by Joanne Bergman

R. Terry & June Brownell by Sandra J. Coughlin-Desannoy

JosH Rutar by Rob Rutar

My Mom by Laurie Anderson

Leonard & Becky Niemi by Alice Niemi

Chad & Paige Bergman by Chuck & Gail Bergman

Sanford & Betty Sandberg by Lori Sandberg

John Musech by Mike & Donna Picek

Evelyn Pederson by Andrea Vogel

Jody Cin; Joseph & Mildred Peterka; John & Faye Cin by John & Diane Cin

Fred & Pat Shusterich by Dave Shusterich

Ray & Janet Hill by Steve & Deb Hill

Neil & Dick Mayo by Katherine Mayo

Donnie Lindgren by Jen Judas

Jan Ferguson by Pat & Bill Michaelson

James F. & Emily C. Peyla by Richard Peyla

JosH Rutar by Todd, Chris, Kyle & Dusty Gabrielson

Nicholas Tuomela by Susan Tuomela

Raymond Scofield by Frances Scofield

Patrick McDermott by Karen McDermott

Helen & Clarence Folstad; Harold Fuson by Kathryn Fuson

Bonnie Esala by Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Dall

Patricia Karcih; Irene & Chet Kishel; Fred & Ellen Sorgenfrei by Shawna & Don Kishel

Uncle Carlo & Aunt Dora by Elaine McGillivray

Dorothy Bahnson and Patty Butler  by Rolf and Laurie Anderson

Edwin Carey & Kathy Artisensi by Sandy Anderson

Dr. Donald Larmouth by Dick Larmouth

Marge & Dick Workman Doug Workman

Norma & Joe Betlach; Harry Aune by Julie & Greg Aune

Patricia L. Doble by Emily Koch

Chris (Boots) Shoemaker by Gayle Shoemaker

Art & Lorraine Boutto; Don Roderick by Barb Boutto

Phyliss & Darwin Platter; Bill Joki by Rob & Rhonda Joki

Tammy Johnson; Dale Long by Dale Johnson

Bill & LaVern Fromel; Wes & Pat Sjostedt by Bill & Joyce Fromel

Patty Karich by Kris & Mike Walker

Leonard & Becky Niemi; Erling & Virgie Hegg; Ernie & Lyna Lamppa; Art & Evie Lamppa; Dale Lundblad; Sheldon Sandberg; Trevor Reichel by Dave & Barb Hegg

Shirley Martinson by Lorraine Carlson

Carol Jean Antus by Carl Antus Family

Barnes & Heiam Loved Ones by Becky Barnes

Erling Hegg; Glenn & Elsie Anderson by Gloria Hegg

John Musech by the Musech Kids

Generous Donations From:

Laruen & Sheri Sawatzky

Bergetta Indihar

Hill Wood Products, Inc.

Kay M. Ryan

American Bank

Edwards Oil & Propane/Lucky Seven General Stores

Tower Fireman’s Relief Association

Orr American Legion Post 480

Fortune Bay Resort Casino

MelGeorge’s Elephant Lake Lodge

Pehrson Lodge Resort

North Star Credit Union

Vermilion Club

Jan Linse Baldwin

Alan Johnson

Janisch Realty

Cook Timberwolves Snowmobile Club

Brenda & Karel Winkelaar

Mary & Kern Walker

Dan Mobilia

LaCroix Ranger District

Melissa Long

Carol Young

Melissa Roach

Download the Lights of Love Form to make a donation in honor or in memory of a loved one.

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