Condolence From: Ken Holland, Wilmington, North Carolina
Condolence: I don't have to have known your daughter to know that she was a wonderful child and young woman. One look at her beautiful face and eyes and I can see the love that shone forth. May you find comfort in your memories of her, and may you not lose faith, for one day you will be reunited with her. Now we see through a glass darkly, but one day...
Condolence From: Robert Bozza, Waxhaw, NC
Condolence: My family and I are so deeply sorry and sad about the loss of your beautiful daughter. We're making a contribution in her memory and hope that in some small way it gives you hope while keeping her memory and joy for life alive by helping others.
Condolence From: Tim Kennedy, Westerville, OH
Condolence: Just heard about Lauren's tragic passage today. I am so sorry. Hope that some healing of your family's grief has occurred by now. I am certain she is playing beautiful music with the angels.
Condolence From: Camille Luckadoo, Rutherfordton, NC
Condolence: I live in Rutherfordton NC. I did not know your daughter but when I saw the news, I was just heartbroken that a beautiful young woman's life was taken so tragically. I am so sorry for your loss. I have an 18 year old son who had visited the Whitewater center in May with his senior class, so this really hit home and I'm very thankful they're all safe. Your family is in my prayers
Condolence From: Melanie Schell, Perrysburg, Ohio
Condolence: Heidi and Jim, I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts. I hope you find comfort in happy memories.
Condolence From: Maria Patterson, Columbus, OH
Condolence: Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.
Condolence From: Sandra Gompf M.D., Tampa, FL
Condolence: Our deepest condolences to the Seitz family and friends. Our hearts are heavy with you, having lost our son, Philip, to this amoebic meningitis. May you find find peace in beautiful memories.
Condolence From: Sharon Stacy, Blacksburg, Virginia
Condolence: My daughter Reilly and I had the pleasure of meeting you, Heidi, and Lauren at June-O last week. Lauren was such a bright light - it shone through in just the short time that we knew her. My heart is so heavy with thoughts for you and your family. This is something no parent ever wants for another parent to have to bear. We are thinking of you at this unimaginably difficult time. - Sharon
Condolence From: Peter Wypyszinski, Gretna, Louisiana
Condolence: I have no connection to your family other than my sister lives in the Charlotte area of N.C. I was there on vacation when the news of Lauren's passing was announced. I was deeply moved. I have four children myself and I know there are no words to assuage your grief at this time, but know that my wife and I grieve with you and we have lifted your family up in prayer. We love you very much.
Pete & Micki Wypyszinski and Family
Condolence From: Cherie Gorensteinle, Sarasota, Fl
Condolence: Though I didn't know Lauren, I had heard Arianna Bendit, my neice speak of her. I am heartbroken for you and this Impossible sadness. My love and prayers are yours...
Condolence From: Tina Tompkins, Powell, Ohio
Condolence: I'm heartbroken for your family. There are no words for this, except I am sincerely sorry for your loss.
Condolence From: Leeann Martin, Westerville, Oh
Condolence: Heidi and family,
You have my deepest condolences. This is a devastating loss on every level. I am thinking of you and your family during this terrible time.
Condolence From: Julie, Matt, Jon & Sean Feverston, Westerville, Ohio
Condolence: Heidi, Jim, & Evie,
Our family is truly heartbroken over the loss of Lauren, may her beautiful smile & spirit bring you everlasting peace.
May God Bless & Comfort you all during this unimaginable journey.
Condolence From: Christy Pirrone, Lewis Center, Ohio
Condolence: Heidi and family, Please accept my deepest condolences. I am praying for strength and comfort for you during this very difficult time.
Condolence From: Andrea Franklin, Delaware, OH
Condolence: Dear Jim and Seitz family,
Our hearts go out to you during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Andrea Franklin and Evan Fraser
Condolence From: Brenda Dahlbergh, Winterport, Maine
Condolence: Even though I don't know your family my heart breaks for you. My children are Lauren's age and I just can't imagine the pain you are going through. What a beautiful person, inside and out, your daughter is. This beautifully written obituary shows how much she is loved. May she rest in peace.
Condolence From: Stephanie Johnson, Columbus, OH
Condolence: Heidi and family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you. My heart is with you in your time of sorrow.
Condolence From: guerra perry, brownwood, tx
Condolence: IM so sorry for your lost she was a young beautiful girl. God has gained a wonderful caring and loving girl may she RIP.
Condolence From: Tomeka S., McDonough, GA
Condolence: I didn't know her personally, but it saddens to me to hear of the loss of this precious, young lady. It's a real testament of how fragile and unpredictable life can be. My condolences to all of those who knew and loved her. R.I.P. Lauren!
Condolence From: Paul Walters, Troy, Michigan
Condolence: Jim and Heidi,
I am so sorry this is what leads me to reach out to you. Please know my heart goes out to you and I hold you and your family in my prayers. I have no words to comfort your grief, only my compassion.
Paul and Brandy Walters
Condolence From: Andy and Heidi Wilson, Westerville, OH
Condolence: We are so sorry for your loss. We're praying that God's peace and comfort surround you during this time.
Condolence From: Rich Kruszka, Charlotte, North Carolina
Condolence: My family and I were so sorry to read of Lauren's passing. We have three children of our own, including a daughter of Lauren's age who is currently on a mission trip. You will be very much in our prayers - she was a beautiful child.
Condolence From: Sophia Solis, Chicago, IL
Condolence: I didn't know Lauren but read about her and was touched by her beautiful spirit. Prayers to your family during this difficult time. Sorry for your loss!
Condolence From: SUZANNE SLAYTON, MARIETTA, GEORGIA
Condolence: Even though I did not know her or family, my heart is saddened to hear of the beautiful girl's life being cut short. all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find Comfort and Peace knowing she is resting in the arms of our Lord and Savior !
Condolence From: Jim Jamison, Bloomingdale, IL
Condolence: Heidi, I was so sorry to hear about your loss. From every story I have read, it is obvious that Lauren was a remarkable young woman. My heart goes out to you and your family. Please know that you are in my family's thoughts and prayers.
Jim Jamison and family.
Condolence From: Colleen and molly Novak, Powell, Ohio
Condolence: Jim and family,
We are deeply saddened by your devastating loss of Lauren. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. I hope you can gain some comfort from the outpouring of support from family, friends , community, and strangers from all over that are thinking and praying for your family.
Condolence From: Chuckles Boilek, mount olive, illinois
Condolence: I am so sorry for your lost i been thought 3 times i have no family ,, your daughter was so beautiful she did not deserve to go so young age for the next week i will light a candle in my house ,, so go the whole family i send love and prayers to you ,, May God Bless Lauren on her journey to Heaven believe ,, chuckles boilek
Condolence From: David Seitz, Vickery, Ohio
Condolence: Deepest sympathy for your unimaginable loss. I wish I could have known her. May God keep you all.
Condolence From: Jeannie Fox, Leicester, NC
Condolence: I am so sorry for your loss, I will remember your family in my prayers: I understand only too well how utterly devastating it is to lose a child. I know that it doesn't seem like anything will ever be right again, but know that the gaping hole inside does actually diminish with time--for nearly 3 years after my son's death, I swore that whoever said that time heals is a liar. For so long, I felt broken, and though I will probably never feel whole, I do feel mended. My heart is broken for you, and though you may never understand why this happened, your need to understand will lessen eventually. I pray God wraps His arms around you and gives you comfort like you have never felt before. Blessings, Jeannie
Condolence From: STEPHEN BASSETT, Charlotte, NC
Condolence: We were very sorry to hear about this shocking tragic news. We didn't know Lauren but we live in Charlotte and frequent the U.S. National Whitewater Center several times a month. She will remain in our memory each and every time we visit. We are sending our heartfelt sympathies, thoughts, prayers, and virtual hugs to all those who knew Lauren, especially her close friends and family. We pray for healing but understand that will involve a long journey. However, we strongly believe that Lauren is in the good hands of our Lord and Savior. God is LOVE and may His hand comfort all who has been impacted by Lauren's passing. From our community of Charlotte to the community of Columbus/Westerville we leave our Respectful Sympathy, SCB. ❤
Condolence From: Andrew & Tina Byer, NJ
Condolence: Dear Jim and family, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful daughter Lauren. May her memory always be for a blessing. Tina (Anderson) and family, Capital '90
Condolence From: The Toole Family, Oregon
Condolence: We are so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. May you, with time, find comfort in the memories of her wonderful soul.
Condolence From: Tom Melfo, Powell, Ohio
Condolence: Heidi. I am so sorry. My family and I send your family our deepest condolences.
Condolence From: Mike Johnson, Columbus, Ohio
Condolence: Heidi, so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Condolence From: Linda and Cary Dachtyl
Condolence: Our deepest condolences to Jim and all the family at this difficult time.
Condolence From: Melissa Leeper, Columbus, Ohio
Condolence: Heidi and family, I am sending you love and strength during this terrible time. My thoughts are with you.
Condolence From: Chante Tibby, Westerville, Ohio
Condolence: I am so sorry for your loss and I pray for comfort over you and your loved ones. May the angels hold Lauren's hand and the Lord hold your hearts.
Condolence From: Rebecca Billingslea, Columbus, Ohio
Condolence: God bless your family. I cannot begin to imagine what all of this must feel like. But know that God is with you during this horrific time and I pray you find comfort in his presence. Amen.
Condolence From: Fred Schindler, Columbus, Ohio
Condolence: You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I hope you are able to find peace and comfort in the love and warmth of friends and family during this time.
Condolence From: Wendy Rutter, Westerville, OH
Condolence: Heidi, my heart aches for you and your family. Although we are mere passing acquaintances at work, I want you to know I am truly sorry to hear about Lauren. She is obviously an amazing young woman, who is no doubt the product of a very loving family. After reading her story, it appears she and I shared many childhood experiences. I grew up in Westerville and I have great childhood memories of The Church of the Messiah, where I too played bells, sang in the choir, and went on many youth trips. Lauren's sudden passing is so shocking and surreal. Please know that myself and everyone at work are sending you and your family prayers of peace and comfort.
Condolence From: Brooke Fishman, Dublin, Ohio
Condolence: Heidi, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. You and your family have been in my thoughts.
Condolence From: Stephanie Biller, Galloway, OH
Condolence: Heidi and family. There are no words to express how deeply saddened I am for your loss. Going through the loss of Paul with Katy I have witnessed the pain and grief of losing a child. Our faith in Jesus did much to give us comfort. It appears that Lauren was a beautiful soul and Heaven is blessed. My family and I have your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Condolence From: Karen Koehl, Cincinnati, Ohio
Condolence: Dear Jim and family,
Sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort, peace and love.
Condolence From: Debbie Cooper, Westerville, Ohio
Condolence: Heidi, I send my condolences to you and your family in a heartbreaking time.
Condolence From: Mica Sparks, Delaware, OH
Condolence: Many prayers to Heidi and family for your loss. With deepest sympathy, The Sparks Family
Condolence From: Delonda Mayle, Columbus, OH
Loren & I were so saddened to hear of your loss. You and your family have our deepest condolences.
Condolence From: Elisa Dull, Columbus, OH
Condolence: Jim and family,
I was so saddened to read about this today. Eric and I send our heartfelt condolences.
Condolence From: Sarah Stefano
Condolence: I am so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with your family.
Condolence From: Robyn Murry-Hoffman, Etna, Ohio
Condolence: Heidi and family- There just are not words that are sufficient. Prayers for grace and comfort sent on your behalf. Dr. Robyn Hoffman
Condolence From: Orlando Rodriguez, Westerville, OH
Condolence: Heidi and family,
My most sincere condolences in this most difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Condolence From: Stephanie M, Columbus, OH
Condolence: Dear Heidi and Family, I am terribly sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Condolence From: Dr. Cindy Waggoner, Centerville, Ohio
Condolence: Heidi and family, I am so sorry for your sudden and tremendous loss. This hit home for me because I have two daughters who love music; one is a music major at Wright State. Music kids are the best kids! I hope you find comfort and peace in your spiritual beliefs. I hear that the music in heaven is beautiful...
Wishing you all love and peace.
Condolence From: Elizabeth Bando, Delaware, Ohio
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your beautiful daughter. Thinking and praying for your family during this terrible time. May your memories give you some peace and comfort.
Condolence From: Jessica Farrish, Beckley, WV
Condolence: The Seitz family is in my prayers for the loss of your beautiful daughter, Lauren. Keep her in memory always and look forward to the promise of seeing her again, in Christ.
Condolence From: Laura Aronson, Lee's summit, Mo
Condolence: My heart goes out to you❤️ Losing your child is the hardest thing a parent ever has to go through. I'm so sorry for your loss, but rejoice at Lauren's gain~HEAVEN! Knowing she is with Christ is the one thing that will bring comfort and peace to your hearts and mind. I know this all too well as we lost our 17 year old daughter last summer. Emma Marie Aronson. We will be lifting your family up to the Lord. God bless you
Condolence From: Rebecca Briggs, Columbus, OH
I am sorry for the loss of your beautiful, bright, and loving daughter. May you and your family be blessed with comfort, support, and love, now and forever.
Condolence From: Faye Brandon, Durham, NC - North Carolina
Condolence: May the peace of God sustain you at this time. May your memories of Lauren become priceless treasures that will bring you comfort always.
Condolence From: Teresa Williams, Lugoff, South Carolina
Condolence: Family - All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Now and in the days ahead I pray God's comfort will surround and hold you through this season of great grief. I am deeply sorry but thankful of Heaven and the hope it brings.
Condolence From: Josh Jonak, Powell, Ohio
Condolence: Jim and Family,
I am sorry to hear about your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Condolence From: Jessie Tudor-Tangeman, Upper Arlington, Oho
Condolence: Heidi, Jim and Evie,
Michael and I send our deepest condolences to each of you as well as all who were fortunate enough to know Lauren. We are sending all of you thoughts of peace, comfort and healing. May each of you feel the love which surrounds you.
Jessie and Michael Tangeman
Condolence From: Jamilah Franklin, Atlanta, GA
Condolence: My deepest condolences to the family of this beautiful young lady. May GOD be with you all during this difficult time.
Condolence From: Pam Cochran, Findlay, Ohio
Condolence: Bob and I were just in Columbus today and talking about visiting with you. When we got home, I saw the news article about Lauren. We are just devastated for you. Our prayers are with and for you and your family. God's peace be with you, my friends.
Condolence From: Bob Cochran, Findlay, Ohio
Condolence: I keep reading the posting over and over, Jimmy and keep saying, "It can't be...it just can't be." Pam and I are just brokenhearted. If prayers and love are of any help, know that you both have ours. We just got back from the Sting and Peter Gabriel concert in Columbus and were reminiscing and talking about how much we miss you two on the way home.
Condolence From: Terri B, El Cajon, CA
Condolence: I am so very sorry to hear about your beautiful daughter, sister, girlfriend, friend. This same amoeba took the life of my next door neighbor last August. Before that, I had never even heard of this horrid disease. My heart is heavy knowing it took yet another young life. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Condolence From: Jim Wanamaker, NORTH TONAWANDA, NY
Condolence: I am so deeply sorry for all of you. I cannot imagine what you are going through now, but know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Condolence From: Lisa M., Cary, NC
Condolence: I am praying for your family during this difficult time.
I am sorry for your loss.
Condolence From: Cindy, Tim, and Jacob Barker, Powell, Ohio
Condolence: Dear Jim:
We are so sorry. Jacob made us aware of her passing when he recalled that you had talked so often about her during his lessons with you years ago. She was truly a shining star. May your memories of her remain in your heart forever, and may those memories be a blessing to you, your wife, and daughter.
Cindy, Tim, and Jacob Barker
Condolence From: Julie Taylor McComas, Columbus, OH
Condolence: Dear Heidi and family, I am so sorry for this unimaginable loss of your beautiful and talented daughter. I am praying for you. Julie
Condolence From: Jade Edwards, Southfield, MI
Condolence: I didn't know Lauren but read about her and was touched by her beautiful spirit. My heart hurts for your devastating loss and I will continuously pray for your family during this awful time. Please take solace in knowing how many lives she touched in such a short time. Sending loving thoughts your way.
Condolence From: Carol Beck, NC
Condolence: Iam so deeply sorry for the loss of your beautiful child.Please know that many who have read Lauren's story are grieving with you. I was touched by reading that she was using her talents to make people happy and that she was doing it for God along with so many of her friends. I can never understand when God has another plan or why he took her home but I just wanted you to know that just reading about her and her plans for her future was about helping others. Music is very powerful. She touched my heart and made a change in my life. I just thought you should know that. God bless you on this sad journey. May Gods peace and his mercy bring you comfort.
Condolence From: Kevin Gibbons, Barrie, Ontario
Condolence: Such a sad day to see such a young and beautiful life taken.
Rest In Paradise Lauren.
Condolence From: Ronni Pruitt, Columbus, OH
Condolence: I'm so sorry for your family's loss. I am thinking of you all at this time.
Condolence From: Paula Stoffel, Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Condolence: Heidi and family--you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Condolence From: Allison Lynch, Nashport, OH
Condolence: Heidi and Family,
There are no words that can express my sorrow. I am thinking of you often and many prayers are being said.
Condolence From: Brian Baumgartner, Columbus, OH
Condolence: It was with great sadness when I learned of the loss of your daughter. I wish I had all the right words to take away your pain. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers on a daily basis during this difficult time.
With deepest sympathy.
Condolence From: Jaime McVay, Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Condolence: Heidi and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers and thoughts.
Condolence From: Kimberly Luckhaupt, Columbus, Ohio
Condolence: You and your family are in our hearts and prayers. We were just talking about when all of you delivered the playhouse for Mia. If you need anything don't hesitate to ask.