On Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Lill (Kay) Pluta received the terrible news that her husband, Robert Pluta and son, Bobby Pluta, had passed away while hiking in Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Although they were experienced desert hikers, both of them apparently succumbed to the extreme heat. Temperatures as high as 115 degrees have been recorded in the park over the last several days.
Lill is a children’s book author and freelance educational writer. Robert was a recently retired audiologist and a veteran. Bobby volunteered at the family’s church, Galilean Lutheran Church. Lill and her son, Kip, are overwhelmed with grief and our community mourns with them.
This fund is set up to help Lill and Kip with their immediate and longer term financial needs. In the short term, they need help with funeral and burial expenses. In the longer term, they are going to need help with paying other expenses related to this terrible tragedy, as well as paying for day-to-day expenses until Lill can get back on her feet. Donations of any amount will help. We have set this fundraiser up with permission from the Pluta family and have selected YouCaring because, compared to other platforms they do not take processing fees from the beneficiary.
Thank you and God bless you.
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