February 13, 2012
Dear Parent(s) or Guardian:
It is with sadness that I inform you of the death of Craig Wiechmann, a senior in our school. Craig died from injuries suffered in a farm accident that occurred Saturday afternoon.
The funeral will be held at St. Rosa of Lima Church in St. Rosa on Wednesday 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be held at St. Rosa of Lima Church in St. Rosa during the hours of 4-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday and 1 hour prior to the funeral. The school will provide bussing for students that would like to attend the funeral. Students not taking the bus, but wanting to attend the funeral are encouraged to attend with their parents.
Students will have varied reactions to the death of a peer. Any reaction is normal in the grief process and can range from withdrawal, to crying and anger. I encourage you to openly discuss with your child their reactions and feelings regarding the death of Craig. Special counseling services have been made available to students today and will continue to be available throughout the week and longer, if needed.
If you think your child needs additional counseling support, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Dusha or Ms. Nietfeld, counselor and social worker at 320-256-4224.
Chad Doetkott, HS Principal