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Updated: A time of sorrow for our Troop 301 family

Troop 301,

Many of you have known Spencer and Travis Ochs as well as Mr. Ochs for years. Just a week ago Travis celebrated his Eagle Scout at the last court of honor.

Those of you that attended the court of honor last week may have noticed that Mrs. Ochs was missing and was watching the celebration via webcam.

Mrs. Ochs was very sick and it was her wish not to burden anyone else with her illness.

Saturday afternoon (6/19/2010) that illness took her life.

She will be dearly missed by many.

Steve, Travis and Spencer will be struggling through the next days and weeks with graduations for both boys on this Thursday.

She was an athletic, health minded, energetic and giving woman. Pancreatic Cancer took that all away in a very short period of time.

The wake for Mrs. Ochs will be at St. James Funeral Home @ 829 Middle Country Road from 7-9 on Monday and 3-5 and 7-9 on Tuesday.  There will be a funeral service at St. James Lutheran Church from 11-12 on Wednesday. 

Please make every effort to support the Ochs family in their time of need.

We have been asked to help provide food and refreshments for after the Wednesday service.

If you are able to contribute a dish please, contact Debbie Bauer @ 862-9733 and let her know what you will be bringing.

The troop has also ordered flowers for the family. 

If you would like to contribute monetarily, please let Mrs. Bauer know that as well. If there are contributions we will make a donation in Mrs. Ochs’ name to the National Cancer Research Center.

A scout is HELPFUL COURTEOUS and KIND.

POST FUNERAL NOTE:  Travis gave a eulogy that made us all proud.  A great tribute to what Mrs. Ochs was all about and keeps her here with us always.

Mr. Bauer

(Picture taken of Tracy Ochs upon the completion of Travis’ Eagle Project at Burke Park on 10/24/2009)

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