Entries by Angel

Life in the Volunteer Lane with Lois Ruediger

by Mark McNease Originally from the Green Bay area, Lois Ruediger has Wisconsin in her veins. A mother of three sons and grandmother of six, Lois and her husband George have lived in St. Germain since 1990. They moved north, where Lois started out as the manager for Twin Waters Resort in St. Germain. They […]

The Seas Part when Moses Huizinga Takes the Plunge

Russ “Moses” Huizinga is a veteran of the Polar Plunge who has never missed a year since its inception. He won an award for the most donations raised, and it’s easy to see why. He tells his wife Sharon every year “to put the life insurance policy back in the bank,” as he makes it […]

A Message From Founder/Executive Director, Lolly Rose

Angels Danced the Day We Were Born! Angel on My Shoulder turns “Twenty Four” on February 21, 2019. I am so proud of Angel and how its wing span has grown throughout these twenty-three remarkable years of touching hearts and lives in positive and profound ways. It is a great personal honor and joy to […]

Riding With The Angels

Community means everything for Kyle Schmee, who lives in Park Falls, Wisconsin. A Technology Education teacher at Chequamegon High School, Kyle learned the importance of volunteering and giving back at an early age from his mother, Marny, who passed away on February 6, 1998, due to cervical cancer six days before Kyle’s twelfth birthday. “I’m […]

Making Lifelong Friends at Camp Hozhoni

  Brian currently lives in Fitchburg and works as a Comptroller for a not-for-profit organization in Madison.  This coming February he will be a 28-year cancer survivor. Michele lives in Madison with her husband, John, their children, Priya and Josef, and their beloved dog, Juniper.  She has been a special education teacher in Madison public […]

A Tradition of Volunteering with the Graziano Family

by Mark McNease Born and raised in Milwaukee, Rob Graziano moved to Muskego with his late-wife Renee in 1994. Two years after daughter Nikki was born in 1995, Renee was diagnosed with cancer twelve weeks into the pregnancy of their son Alexander.  Renee tried everything available but lost her battle October 2001 at the age […]

Healing Angels: My Story

Cancer Survivor was not a title I ever thought I’d possess by the age of 41.  I however, approached it head-on, plowing through surgeries, treatments and doctors’ appointments.  Cancer was not going to beat me. And although my cancer journey was a fairly positive one, I found that in a blink of an eye, I […]

Camp Teen Angel 2018

By Kathy Mathie A small but energetic group of 13 campers graced our 2018 Camp Teen Angel July 13-16, 2018. Camp Manito-wish YMCAin Boulder Junction, WI was our home for the long weekend and the staff and facilities were fabulous. Thanks to our wonderful counselors, Kyle Schmidt, Joel Depons, Magen Zettelmeier, Chloe Springer, Alyssa Brugger and Laura Beilke who led our […]

Charlie Kotke and Peggy Nimz: A Dynamic Duo for Angel On My Shoulder

Charlie Kotke and Peggy Nimz: A Dynamic Duo for Angel On My Shoulder Mark McNease Peggy Nimz and Charlie Kotke have become familiar faces at Angel On My Shoulder. Born and raised in St. Germain, Peggy (maiden name Breese) has been married to her husband Scott for 29 years and the couple has one son, […]