S: In Loving Memory of Our Angel Shawn Edward Dobry
BC: You will forever be in our hearts until we meet again... 2/27/91 ~ 6/19/10
FC: In Loving Memory of Our Angel Shawn Edward Dobry
1: God gave a gift to the world when you were born a person who loves, who cares, who sees a persons need and fills it, who encourages and lifts people up, who spends energy on others rather than himself, Someone who touches each life he enters, and makes a difference in the world, because ripples of kindness flow outward as each person you have touched, touches others. Your birthday deserves to be a national holiday, because you are a special treasure for all that you have done, may the love you have shown to others be etched in their hearts, and may you realize what a gift you are to everyone who has known you.
2: We will hold you close within our hearts and there you will remain, to walk with us throughout our lives, until we meet again...
3: "Some where there's someone who dreams of your smile and finds in your presence that life is worth while So when you are lonely remember it's true somebody some where is thinking of you" | An excerpt from Shawn's favorite childhood book, "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living, My baby you'll be..."
4: There is a special angel in heaven that is a part of me. It is not where I wanted him but where God wanted him to be. He was here but just a moment like a night time shooting star. And though he is in heaven he isn't very far. He touched the heart of many like only an angel can do. So I send this special message to the heaven up above. Please take care of my angel and send him all my love.
5: When I think about rain, I think about singing, When I think about singing, it's a heavenly tune. When I think about heaven, then I think about angels, When I think about angels, I think about you. | "When he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heav'n so fine, that all the world will be in love with night.. And pay no worship to the garnish sun" -William Shakespeare
6: I close my eyes Think maybe if I pray hard enough Everything will be okay I'll open my eyes And you'll be smiling down on me Maybe if I wish hard enough The last year will just disappear And you'll be here Laughing with me just like before Everything like its always been Not all this pain Here as if it could replace you As if I could ever be the same...
7: "I remember this one paint ball tourney I played with you and like we just couldn't beat you. Man, that was a fun tourney" "No matter the distance between us, I am as close to you today as I was yesterday, for as long as you are in my heart, we are never truly far apart." "You always made me smile and laugh, trying to tell me that your car was broken and had nothing to do with the driver." "You were the greatest guy I've known. Tonight thinking about you made me cry for hours but at the same time you put a smile on my face and made me realize that you can't take anything for granted and you need to tell the people you care about that you love them. I am going to try to live the way you did and make the best of every situation and try to make people happy and smile no matter what. There aren't enough things I could say but one thing is for sure...I love you so much Shawn." "I never got the chance to get to know you as well as I wish I could have but I do remember the night I met you. You were so unbelievably friendly, outgoing, smart, and kind. I don't think I ever saw you without a smile on your face that night."
8: "I know you're out there because I meet you almost every night. We never do anything special but what ever we do, it never leads to a fight. I know you're out there because the love is too true for it not to be you. I know the place where we meet because the air smells very sweet. As we lay there looking at the sky, to leave, I'd rather die" ~ Shawn Dobry
9: "As I lay my head down for the night, I find myself thinking of you. As a lil' boy playing in the back field all covered in mud, dirt, and grime But still smiling all the time. All I could see was your teeth and eyes, The rest of you mud from head to toe. Wish you were still here I hated to see you go."
10: "I noticed how beautiful the sky was the other day and then I realized it was because you're up there. Thinking of you everyday. You changed my life and now I just want to change others! Thanks for everything and I miss you."
11: A butterfly lights beside us like a sunbeam, And for a brief moment its glory and beauty belong to our world But then it flies again, And though we wish it could have stayed We feel lucky to have seen it.
12: If we could have a lifetime wish, a dream that would come true, We'd pray to God with all our hearts for yesterday and you. A thousand words won't bring you back, we know because we've tried. Neither will a thousand tears, we know because we've cried. You left behind our broken hearts and happy memories too But we never wanted memories, we only wanted you...
13: "There's too many good memories man. Middle school, high school, track, cross country, the random shenanigans... One of my favorite times was when a bunch of us were messin' around before track one day and you randomly screamed and swore at some random guy in a car. Then the crazy whipped around and chased us into the Shell. Me and Demers got out but you were still hidin' in the bathroom... You'll be missed." "I remember one night you walked me all the way back to my dorm so I wouldn't have to walk alone and then we got there and I realized I forgot my keys and you walked me all the way back to get them and then back to the dorm again! You were truly a good person." | "Thank you Shawn for everything you did and everything you were. We will all miss you very much. You were such a good friend to Dan who looked up to you like a brother." "I will never forget you in my English class. Although many people were timid to talk to one another you talked to everyone as if you've known them for years." "He was my oldest grandson and was loved by all who knew him. I totally enjoyed the time I was allowed to spend with him. He was a pretty good cook too." "Even though I talked to you once in my life, I will have to say it was one nice moment to meet you and get to know you."
14: When I come to the end of the road, And the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloom filled room, Why cry for a soul set free, Miss me a little - but not too long, And not with your head bowed low, Remember the love that we once shared, Miss me - but let me go, For this is a journey that we must all take, And each must go alone, It's all a part of the Master's plan, A step on the road to home, When you are lonely and sick of heart, Go to the friends we know, And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds, Miss me - but let me go
16: "You bring me the sunshine when I am inside And when I am in darkness, you bring me the light. You open my eyes when I couldn't see So please, oh please, don't stop loving me."
17: Although you are gone, the light of your spirit will never dim
18: "In the early morning hours I watched the crescent moon, the morning star, and the sunrise, and in your life, you out-shone them all."
19: "It was an honor to have wrestled on the same team as you. You never backed down and you really pulled off some big wins when we needed them."
20: As we go on, we remember, All the times we had together, And as our lives change, come whatever, We will soon be friends forever...
21: "I'll never forget how you always were a fighter and never gave up. So many people would be like, 'Oh man, can Shawn pull this match out?' and sure enough I don't know how many times you'd be losing a match and BAM ` head throw and then the match was all over and you'd get your hand raised and I'd say, 'Yeah I think he pulled it out.' Great memories! Your two best matches for sure had to be when you came back from 8-0 and pinned that kid at Merrill and our dual vs. Hortonville where you pinned that really good kid and sealed the dual up for us." "Last weekend I wrestled at the OshKosh open and thought of you not because it was Osh, but because of all the competitions in high school and how I loved watching ~ The Shawn UNDERDOG that always upsets high ranked guys Dobry." | "So I was at sectionals last weekend and just think back on the days when we were wrestling and watching the guys just having a blast and made me think of old times at tournaments just doing ridiculous stuff when we had breaks and now that state is coming up it makes me think of you cuz I know you didn't make it but you supported everyone who did and thats awesome buddy."
22: "All I can hear in the silence that remains are the words I couldn't say...
23: "I remember way back to the good old days in Spruce school. Man, even though you were older than me I knew that you were a good friend to every one you met, always had you a smile on your face, always hanging around with Nelson and all the other guys from Spruce. The kickball tournaments, dodge ball, hockey, oh man hockey on the blacktop, that was rough. You were always a competitor. You were not scared of nothing fearless but kind to everyone you met. You are and always will be the greatest guy I've known for many years." "We talked about you tonight and it made me wanna live like you, help anyone I saw in need, and make everyone smile." | "I'll always remember the 4 am conversation with me and Nick last year on your birthday, it puts a smile on my face every time." "I will never forget how awesome you are! One day we shall have a drink and talk just like the old times!" "I was at my friend's apartment last night with a couple friends and there was this techno song playing that you boys would always jump up and down in Caleb's room, prancing around with glow sticks...made me smile." | "Look how many people love you!"
24: "There are moments in my life that I'll always remember, not because they were important, but because you were there"
25: Great friends... And great memories | "Two big thumbs up and a huge smile" | "You're always here in our hearts" | "Lots of good memories" | "The rising sun will always speak your name" | "You can still make me laugh" | "Thanks for the good times my man" | "I'll always be YOUR ginger"
26: "I'd chase a falling star to the edge of heaven for one more glimpse of your smile"
28: You are my distant angel, watching over me with care. I can not help to think, what would happen if you were still here. Love lives on in whispered prayers, of a happier life for you. You are my distant angel, and I will always love you. I'm afraid to live without you, afraid to face my own fears. You have been my distant angel, through all of your last years. There will never be another, who has changed my life like you. You are my distant angel, through everything I do. As the days, the weeks, the months go by, and I sit alone and wonder why. Why did you leave me, and where did you go? Though you are watching over me, I still feel alone. My heart starts to ache, and my eyes start to cry. Living without you has left a hole in my life. But you have been my distant angel, through all the thick and thin. May God bless you and keep you, until we meet again.
29: "As I look back on my past, I remember the jokes I laughed at, the things I missed and lost, but there's one thing I'll never regret, it's the day you became my friend. Thank you for being such a good friend, person, role model, and just being yourself." | "Your body may be gone, I'm gonna carry you in... In my head, in my heart, in my soul. And maybe we'll get lucky and we'll both live again"
30: "Who can say if I've been changed for the better but because I knew you, I have been changed for good"
31: More good memories... | "Well in the end, my friend, we will all be together again" | You'll always be one of our best friends. We'll see you again someday. Be proud of what we've become... because of you, bud."
32: “You can shed tears that he is gone, or you can smile because he has lived. You can close your eyes and pray that he'll come back, or you can open your eyes and see all he's left. Your heart can be empty because you can't see him, ...or you can be full of the love you shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember him only that he is gone, or you can cherish his memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back. Or you can do what he'd want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”
33: "Every time I pass old Chicago I think of prom. That burger was nasty but when we went to the mall to pass the time, you bought me a smoothie and gave me your tux jacket. I remember it all." "You would know what to do. Or at least make me laugh until I didn't care anymore" "I will never forget when you got hypnotized and thought you found a pet homeless man!" "While there's a heart in me, you'll be a part of me." | "You were always the silver lining to a dark gloomy day of studying, playing the quiet game, adding five minutes every time you made a noise. Grand total... one hour 35 minutes. Jessica and I almost peed we were laughing so hard and I must say I was very proud that it only took you 36 hours of isolation in the library to finish a 4-page paper... miss you every day" "I've been thinking about you a lot lately Shawn. When I get sad and frustrated I think of you, about how you never know how much time you have and I'm just reminded that life is far too precious to waste being angry or sad. You give me hope and optimism. Love and miss you" "Sladky and I were eating lunch the other day and you came up a couple times. We started talking about the napkin dispenser and how you put a cheeseburger in the middle of one and it stayed there for two weeks and ended up rotting. We got a good laugh out of it. Not the same without you here." "Anyone who ever saw you or met you got a taste of how an amazing person you are! You will never be forgotten by me... And even though I didn't get to see you as much as I would like to have, every time I saw you, you had a huge smile on your face. You were always laughing, smiling, and having a great time! You were taken away from all of us too soon and you were going so far with your life! I'm just so glad I got to meet you and have you be a part in my life. I will never forget you or your story Shawn Dobry." "You did change my life, and MANY others in ways unimaginable. That's the true meaning of life and you sure knew how to make people smile, laugh and just have the greatest day ever no matter what!" "You were just a joy to be around, your personality was SO magnetic and it was infectious. You were such an amazing person. Friendly, funny and so kind hearted."
34: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference...
35: Shawn E. Dobry, 19, Oconto Falls, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, June 19, 2010. He was born in Green Bay, Feb. 27, 1991. Shawn graduated with honors from Oconto Falls High School Class of 2009. He was an Individual Regional Champion wrestler at 171 Lbs. and he ran Cross Country for the track team. Shawn attended UW-Oshkosh pursuing a degree in finance. He enjoyed spending time with his many friends and family. Surviving are his father, Chris (Sara) Dobry, Seymour; his mother, Cynthia (Jay) Stodghill, Oconto Falls; one brother, Austin Kollmann, at home; grandparents, Rich and Sue Dobry, Crivitz; Richard and Susan Rogala, L'Anse, Mich.; Byron and Verna Grover, Lena; grandfather, Fred Farrish, Prineville, Ore.; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by one brother, Kyle Dobry in 2000. Relatives and friends may call at the Oconto Falls Performing Arts Center, Saturday, June 26, from 1 p.m. until the time of Memorial Services at 4:30 p.m. with Chaplain James Frank officiating. Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Lena is assisting the family.