One of my closest friends Michael Goldner lost his mother Laurie last week. Michael and I have been the best of friends since the first week of our freshman year at the University of Iowa. He is my brother from another mother. Over the years I have gotten the amazing opportunity to become very close with the entire Goldner family. LG was a wonderful lady. She had an infectious laugh that would light up a room. She was ALWAYS sending gifts. She would never forget a birthday or holiday. I still have the red velvet boxers she sent Michael and I for Valentines Day sophomore year. Any friend of the Goldner children, were like extended family members. LG was always calling at school to make sure everyone was okay. Even after we graduated, she would still call me to check in. I always felt like I was at home when I was at the Goldner house. LG will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family: Mike, Todd, Erica, Joey, Debs, Tet and Gram. I love you all. Even though LG is not physically here anymore, she will always be with us in spirit!!
Laurie: thank you for being such a wonderful person. We all miss you. You will never be forgotten.