Irwin and Cora

Sharing the Last Journey: A Love Story

“The love they shared and demonstrated was unbelievably strong—a relationship many people had never witnessed.”   “We have talked, and we have prayed we will be able to leave this earth together.” Irvin and his wife of 69 years, Cora, shared this decision with their daughter, Pat, several times during the last months of their lives. Irvin and Cora’s love story began...

Loretta Olson

Hospice: Providing Care No Matter Where You Call Home

For most people, calling Hospice to care for a loved one is a decision fraught with emotion. For Loretta Olson, it was a decision she faced twice in one year. Loretta describes her father, Herman, as a determined and independent man. When he received a cancer diagnosis, it was understandably devastating. As his health deteriorated, Herman understood he could no...