Thursday, January 12, 2006

Lola Mattfeld - RIP

Yesterday we received word that our friend Lola Mattfeld passed away Monday night at her home in Spokane, WA. She had struggled for a number of years with cancer. We knew the Mattfelds from our days at Grace Seminary in Winona Lake, IN. She was a very dear Christian sister and a good friend to my wife. Please pray for her husband Bob, her two sons Paul and Nathen with their wives, and her grandchildren. Here is the notice as published on Lola's Caring Bridge page.

MONDAY, JANUARY 09, 2006 09:24 PM, CST

Lola passed away peacefully tonight at 8:55pm. My son, Paul and I were at her bed side when she breathed her last breath. Lola had begun feeling bad earlier on Friday. We had learned that Lola’s Platelets had fallen really low, while her white cells had spike higher. The Hospice nurse told us her MDS had turned for the worse. She had just gotten a blood transfusion about two weeks ago. By Sunday night she really began getting really tired. Monday morning she was becoming delirious. The day was very difficult for her as she struggled finding much comfort. This all happened way too quickly!

Our Pastor, Paul and I prayed with Lola this evening as she seemed to be in peaceful agreement of the Lord’s presence with her. Proverbs says, “ a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised”. I give tribute to a wonderful woman who was the Lord’s treasure. I will miss her dearly.

Thank you all for your prayerful support over the many months as she went through her stem cell transplant ordeal. This has indeed been the most difficult time of our lives. Your prayers and support has made it a little easier for both of us. Her Memorial may be this coming weekend.

God Bless you all



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