Entries by Angel

Family Ties – Chris Brittnacher Profile

For many people who come to know and love Angel On My Shoulder, it’s a family affair. The Brittnachers can be counted among them, having first gotten involved due to a daughter’s illness, then deepened their commitment over the years. Chris and Don Brittnacher enjoy their life in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, where they raised their three […]

Caring with the Angels

  Known as Nita, Anita Domnitz and her husband Ric (Merrick), a personal injury lawyer, have been married for forty-six years and have lived in Whitefish Bay for forty-one of them. Nita describes it as a Norman Rockwell neighborhood with its sidewalks, streetlights, parks, lakefront and shopping, all within walking distance. “We love being close […]

Healing Angels Spring 2019

By Tracy Hengst Cancer survivors joined together for our June Healing Angels Program Retreat, held at Wilderness Hotel-Wisc Dells! As with all of our healing angels retreats, participants start out the weekend as strangers – but as the weekend wraps up, they’ve helped each other to get over mountains and across lakes.  We shared experiences, heard about resources, learned […]

A Life Changer

Support for Angel On My Shoulder comes from far and wide. Currently living in Sarasota, Florida, Austin DeGroot remains committed. The son of Bill and Sue DeGroot, Austin has three sisters, Breanna, Erica, and Amanda. A recent college graduate with a degree in Business Marketing, Austin loves the Sarasota area “mostly because the weather is […]

Camp Angel

Camp Angel (ages 7-14) was held July 12–14, 2019. An enthusiastic group of over thirty  amazing campers were with us for our summer Camp Angel experience. Campsite Co-Directors, Dick & Amy Lemke, warmly welcomed this incredible group of young campers and their counselors. A Tree House, Ark, Fort and Tower were the unique weekend lodging […]

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 […]