MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. – Fundraisers have been launched for the slain brother and seriously injured sister after a driver hit them just as a fireworks display ended in Menomonee Falls on July 4.
Falls Baptist Church shared links for GoFundMe fundraisers for Ben Reimers, 24, and Emily Grace Reimers, 25. The church says Emily Grace is still in hospital recovering from serious injuries. The fundraiser says she is suffering from heavy bleeding, broken ribs, a collapsed lung, broken pelvis and accompanying internal injuries.
Ben’s funeral will be held at the Falls Baptist Church on Friday, July 15 at 6 p.m. Visits are from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Money raised from fundraisers will help pay for Ben’s funeral expenses and Emily Grace’s medical bills, as well as create a scholarship in Ben’s name to help students in financial need.
The GoFundMe states that Ben worked as a music teacher and summer camp instructor at Falls Baptist Music School and Falls Baptist Academy/Shining Stars Day Camp.
“Mr. Ben’s music students experienced the gentle correction of a teacher who continually grew and refined his own teaching skills and abilities. Fellow teachers appreciated his ability to give a vision and to keep spirits up. No one has spread more love in a lifetime than Ben Reimers,” according to the fundraiser.
Emily Grace is a preschool teacher at Preschool at Falls Baptist Church and a violin teacher at Falls Baptist Music School.
“Emily Grace was an example of a humble, selfless leader who was willing to step in and help where needed. Many colleagues didn’t even know how many people she was involved in teaching, discipleship and mentorship. His absence was keenly felt by so many,” the fundraiser states.
Combined fundraisers have a goal of $200,000.
Read the church’s announcement below:
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