November 21, 2014

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Benefit planned for family of Logan Stiner

Logan Stiner

Logan Stiner

A benefit for the family of Logan Stiner will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Penfield Township Hall, located near the intersection of state Routes 18 and 301.

According to family friend Dave Slee, there is no cost to attend, but gift baskets, gift cards and monetary donations are being accepted. There will be a 50/50 raffle and silent auction.

Hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and water/pop have been donated, but guests are asked to bring a simple dessert (cookies, brownies) and own cooler if desired.

An event page for “Logan Stiner” has been created on Facebook and interested parties can contact Slee either through the account or by calling (216) 990-2972.

All monies raised will help pay for funeral costs.

Logan died Tuesday from natural causes in his LaGrange home. He was scheduled to graduate Friday from KeystoneHigh School.

 


  • luvmytoaster

    Oh how I hate to say this but does this family really need to collect for “funeral costs?” I would understand if they were having this event to benefit a charity…….if they are truly in need of the money for funeral expenses then my bad……

    • disqus_HSTSuDKXHl

      Funerals are extremely expensive so I’m sure they may need help. And they didn’t ask for anyone to do this. It is the communities way of showing support and a way for them to do something for an amazing family that everyone loved. I mean Logan was a helalthy 18 year old boy, and no one expected this to happen, so everyone’s just doing everything they can to help the family through this tragic loss.

    • Keystonemomma

      Why comment? Seriously……… its NONE of your business & sure is NOT your place to ask why a community is doing a fundraiser for an 18 year old young man that touched the heart of so many people at Keystone & in the LaGrange community! You sound ignorant, may god have mercy on you & your precious wallet that you would have someone that you love taken from you at such a young age & pray no one questions your finances!

      • luvmytoaster

        I commented because I wanted to – I’m sorry if you didn’t like what I had to say, get over it already.

        • Keystonemomma

          Some comments need to be kept to ones self period! How would you like to be family or friend of Logan’s and see a pointless rude comment? Think before you comment!!! And clearly I am not the only person who thinks your comment was uncalled for.

          • FoodForThought63

            I didn’t take her comment as being rude. Yes this is a sensitive time and people’s emotions are delicate, so I see how one could interpret it as such. But replying just takes over the thread with bickering and I think that is much worse than the original comment just sitting there alone.

    • Kim Hales

      wow how ignorant! This is more for our community who will be burying a young man with his entire future ahead of him….I hope you are never planning a funeral when you should be attending a graduation! Keep on loving your fkn toaster!

      • luvmytoaster

        Oh your an fkn idiot – I’m just saying that this family doesn’t need the money……

        • Kim Hales

          yep….and keep hiding behind your fkn toaster!

          • luvmytoaster

            Oh get over it Kim Hales – of course this is an obvious unfortunate situation but the family has the means to pay.

          • disqus_HSTSuDKXHl

            Are you not reading what is being said? This is more about a community coming together to help a family that is literally loved by everybody. This isn’t about whether or not they have the financial means to pay for the funeral or not. It’s about showing the Stiners that they have the support and love from everyone around them and that they are not alone during this tragic time. We just want to do something to honor the amazing person that Logan was. I mean he literally had a positive impact on so many people’s lives and we just want to take away some of the worry and burden off the family’s shoulders. And also, no one is asking you to donate, so please just stop with the ride and ignorant comments.

          • Kim Hales

            Very well said disqus_HST SuDKXHI…….This community will stand behind the entire Stiner family. Finances are not what this is about its about a family and community in mourning. There is not a parent out here who’s heart does not break for this family right now.

          • luvmytoaster

            My heart does break for them and as I said in my original post “if they are truly in need of the money for funeral expenses then my bad”…..

          • FoodForThought63

            Often when someone passes away tragically everyone’s reaction is to raise money for them, whether the family really needs it or not. Unfortunately money doesn’t bring children back. I just hope people help the family on a more personal level as well, as someone who lost my daughter in a tragic accident I know that this is what a family really needs. Delivered meals, someone to come over and clean their house, mow their lawn, run errands, and other things you just don’t feel like doing after such a loss are priceless. I think the get-together is great and a time for healing for the community. It is just more comfortable for people to raise money than to do the things families in these situations really need, I hope people can step up and help in other ways as well.

      • FoodForThought63

        I didn’t take her comment as being rude. Yes this is a sensitive time and people’s emotions are delicate, so I see how one could interpret it as such. But replying just takes over the thread with bickering and I think that is much worse than the original comment just sitting there alone.

    • jenny smith

      they are not in need of money for his expenses, they have plenty

    • FoodForThought63

      Since he was only a kid I doubt they had saved up for his funeral expenses. So it will be one less thing for the family to have to deal with. But I get where you’re going with your post-often when someone passes away tragically everyone’s reaction is to raise money for them, whether the family really needs it or not. Unfortunately money doesn’t bring children back. it is just more comfortable for people to raise money than to do the things families in these situations really need-delivered meals, someone to come over and clean their house, mow their lawn, run errands, and other things you just don’t feel like doing after such a loss. From someone who has been there-

      • jenny smith

        ya we get it, you lost a child too

        • myprerogative

          What a rude comment…..

  • Michael Campbell

    People stop arguing please, I doubt the family wants you to be fighting about this. I did not even have the privelage of knowing this great guy. But I grew up in lagrange and it is unfortante this happened. But grow up people worry about the funeral. Not comments from one person who loves there damn toaster..

    • luvmytoaster

      Oh get a life you idiot – I have a screen name just like Chosen1 who apparently thinks that he or she is a superior being…..

  • grannyof6

    Our hearts go out to this family for the loss of their son. There is no greater loss than that of a child! I know this for a fact. The actual funeral arrangements have not been completed and someone is planning a “benefit”. There is nothing wrong with this doing this for the family but people please delay it. The Stiner family is still and will be in shock for quite sometime. Let them grieve, give them their privacy. At this point no one or anything can be done to console them or the community. You don’t know how it feels until it happens to you! So again put the “Benefit” on hold and have a “In Loving Memory of Logan” event at a later date.

    • Otter

      Well said.

  • Amber Hawley

    The negative comments are seen by everyone including our family. Its a very difficult time for that side of my family. Please be respectful. Thanks.

  • Bill

    My heart breaks for the loss of this child just as surely as it does knowing that I am going to read some ignorant comments on a story like this before even reading them.