|Birth: ||Jan. 5, 1920|
|Death: ||Oct. 14, 2007|
Jeanne Norma Musch Dick - Jan. 5, 1920 - Oct. 14, 2007
"You are reading in the newspaper that I am dead. Do not believe a word of it, for I am more alive than ever before." I borrowed this quote from the great evangelist, D.L. Moody, because I couldn't think of a better way to give such good news. I am now with my Savior. I am now in my real home. This body that I have no more use for is dead and will be put in the ground, but I can assure you that I am not there. If you want to shed tears, make them tears of joy. I am rejoicing in heaven. Remember that I am with my Lord and have joined all that have gone before me.
This past Sunday, October 14, 2007, was a time of great reunion. I am once again with my husband, Herb; my parents, Louis and Charlotte Musch; my brother, Charles Musch; and my sister, Marion Cooper. In fact, we will be together for all eternity. I have had a life of 87 years blessed beyond belief. My brother Jack Musch of Richmond, Virginia is the lone remaining Musch. My sister and brothers blessed me with nieces and nephews. There were also many aunts, uncles, and cousins that were a part of my life in Wisconsin.
A true blessing was my husband, Herb. Our most precious gifts were our children, Greg, Patti and Tom. Our oldest son, Greg Dickson and his wife, Gloria have given us Kristin and Ryan. Our daughter, Patti Hill and her husband, Tom have given us three grandsons, Jason and wife, Kate, Grant and wife, Erin, and Hunter. Patti's family also gave me my first two great-grandchildren, Avery and Jordan. Our youngest son, Tom Dickson and his wife, Clasine have blessed us with Lindsey and Miller. Having reached the end of my life on earth, I reflect that my grandchildren have brought me such amazing happiness.
I was a graduate of Marquette University, having studied dental hygiene. When I retired, I was the oldest practicing dental hygienist in the state of Texas. The church has been at the center of my life from Sherman Park Lutheran in Milwaukee to Pilgrim Lutheran in Kilgore and to being one of the founders of Our Redeemer Lutheran in Longview.
Many of the great joys in my life were the relationships that I formed throughout my time here on earth. I am very thankful for the move from Milwaukee to Longview with Schlitz Brewing Co. in 1965. This gave me the opportunity to meet so many of you at church, Dr. Joe Baucum's practice, Pine Crest Country Club and my many other activities. Thank you for making my life richer with your friendship.
When you read this, I will have taken my last breath here, and the next in heaven. Many of you, I will see again. Some I won't and that is the saddest thing in the world to me. God has made provision that "none should perish." That provision was the sacrifice of His Son. You are all too valuable and cost Him too dearly not to receive that gift. And it is a gift. There is no way we can earn, buy, or work our way into heaven. The only way is to accept Jesus Christ into your heart. The most quoted verse in the Bible is John 3:16: "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believed in Him would not perish, but would have everlasting life." Please let that verse speak to your heart and receive that gift of salvation so we will meet again. Yours truly, Jeanne.
The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 18, 2007, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Judson Road, Longview, Texas, followed by internment at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, with a reception following at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.
In place of flowers, please make a memorial donation to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Longview, TX or your favorite charity.
Published in the Longview News-Journal on 10/17/2007.
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