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Teresa M Halbach
Mar. 22, 1980 - Oct. 31, 2005
St. John, WI
Teresa M Halbach
St. John, WI

Teresa M. Halbach age 25 of St. John died on October 31, 2005. She was born March 22, 1980 in Kaukauna. Teresa graduated from Hilbert High School in 1998 and graduated from UW Green Bay Summa Cum Laude with a degree in photography in 2002. She was the owner and operator of Photography by Teresa and did children's photography for Pearce Photography in Green Bay. Teresa was a member of St. John-Sacred Heart Parish in St. John and the Business Marketing Group in Green Bay. She coached her younger sister's 7th grade volleyball team at St. John-Sacred Heart School. She also enjoyed traveling and went to Spain, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico and all across the United States. Most of all, Teresa loved singing karaoke and spending time with her family and friends. She will be remembered as the life of the party who could make anyone smile. Survivors include her parents: Thomas & Karen (Sekorski) Halbach; maternal grandparents: Dan & Dorothy (Meverden) Sekorski; brothers and sisters: Timothy Halbach of Chilton, Michael Halbach of Green Bay and his special friend Stephanie Jost of Hilbert, Katie Halbach of St. John, Kelly Halbach of St. John; and 11 aunts & uncles: Kathy (Joseph) Beach of Sherwood, Kristi (Wally) Kappell of Sherwood, Kay (Special Friend John Horness) Giordana of Neenah, Carol (Thomas) Stumpf of Menasha, Nick (Carol) Halbach of St. John, Dennis (Gloria) Halbach of Hilbert, Ron (Nancy) Halbach of St. John, Gary (Debra) Halbach of Hilbert, Betty Halbach of Brillion, Dave (Special Friend Mary Young) Halbach of Hilbert, & Mary (Steve) Lemberger of Sherwood. She is further survived by many cousins and friends. Teresa was preceded in death by her father: Richard Halbach and her paternal grandparents: Cyril & Regina (Jackels) Halbach. Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday November 19, 2005 at St. John-Sacred Heart in St. John with the Rev. Dave Zimmermann officiating. Friends may call at St. John-Sacred Heart School Gymnasium in Sherwood from 4 to 8:00 PM on Friday November 18, 2005. There will be a parish vigil service Friday evening at 7:00 PM. A memorial fund has been established in the name of Teresa M. Halbach. Wieting Family Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. The Halbach family would like to thank everyone who helped in the search of Teresa and everyone's thoughts and prayers during this trying time.
I'm so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for all of the family to be strong.

Karjab35 (None) - Jan. 19, 2016


My heart breaks for her loved ones. Although it's been 10 years since she was taken rrom you, I'm sure the pain will always remain. Sending my love and thoughts to you.

Jennifer Houser (none) - Jan. 18, 2016


My thoughts and prayers go out to the halbach family. I didn't know teresa but i admire her. I would like to let the halbach's know that i pray every day for them and teresa. God bles the halbach family!

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Posted by Wikipedian HawkerTyphoon June 25, 2006

I did not know Teresa but I certainly express my deepest Sympathy to the Entire Family and hope that time will heal your hearts. She was obviuosly a blessing and God is lucky to have such an Angel. I hope that those who took her life so soon will be punished. God Bless you all.

Posted by Kim March 11, 2006

Our family prayers are with you and the entire family during these very difficult days. May God be with you. 
Tom-Manitowoc

Posted by Tom December 06, 2005

I did not know Teresa. I do know Joe Hoerth. He told me stories of Teresa. What a great friend he is. I feel your loss. It is a harden heart that weeps. Knowing your faith and trust in God you will over come. I lost my older brother many years ago. He was murdered. And it went unsolved. Knowing they have the person, is somewhat a relief. 
Bless your family. Stay together that is your strenght. Your son I have wathched, He is a strong young man. I am sure you are very proud of him. In this day and age, there are so many that are confused on how life should be led. The killings, abuse,. it is sad. 
I wish you comfort. Your hearts will heal. 
God Bless you all 
Fern

Posted by Fern November 27, 2005

Teresa was an amazing young woman. Most likely because she has an amazing family! As parents it is our job to teach our children. Then we sit back and pray, let them spread their wings knowing there are dangers out there we could never prepare them for or protect them from. But MORE importantly, before they fly from the nest, we must teach our children about the Grace of God and the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ. That is the lesson that will take our children through their earthly life, whether they live 10 years or 100, and to the ultimate graduation--to eternal life with their Heavenly Father. We all must die, because of your faith and teaching, the rest of us have a chance to meet Teresa one day. Ultimately, that is all God asks of us--to believe in Him, the sacrifice of His Son and to spread the Good News to the world. Thank you for teaching Teresa about Jesus and for making her a woman who clearly brought so much joy to the world in the short time she was here. No, I haven't met Teresa--yet, but I look forward to that day! Continue sharing your faith. Provide more people the opportunity to meet your special girl, Teresa. I believe God would say to your family, "Well done my good and faithful servants". Peace be with you.

Posted by Lori Masin Family November 22, 2005

My sincere sympathy to all of you. I am a Mother of a daughter and the fear all this put is me was so very scary. That this could happen to anyone, anywhere, at anytime. No words can tell you how Sorry I am to you and your entire family for the loss of, whom seemed to be a wonderful person. Teresa is in Heaven and hopefully in time that thought will heal your hearts.

Posted by Kim November 20, 2005

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. Our family had the great privelage of knowing Teresa, however brief. We saw that she was full of love and life while enjoying her job as a photographer. Teresa was a good friend to our adult children and is going to be sorely missed. Everytime we look at our family pictures we will remember the beautiful young woman that enjoyed life. God be with you all.

Posted by Mike and Elaine Kluth November 19, 2005

I did not know Teresa, but as a mother this would break my heart. I am praying for your family that God grants to you strength and peace at this time. God Bless You all. Pat

Posted by Patricia November 19, 2005

Our deepest sympathy to the families of Teresa. Life is not ended, it is only changed. God bless all of you. 
Phil, Margie Beck and Family - Antigo

Posted by Teresa Halbach November 19, 2005

It's wonderful how many people Teresa has touched during her short life. Kyle remembers her as a classmate at HHS and Heather as a student at UW-GB. May God continue to give you strength as you endure this sad time.

Posted by Ray and JoAnn Mueller, Kyle Mueller, Jeff and Heather (Johnson) November 19, 2005

My thoughts and prayers are with the Halbach family at this time

Posted by Carolyn November 18, 2005

Your entire family is in our thoughts and prayers in the loss of a great person, Teresa. Even thought we have never met you, we felt a connection to your family. Todd is a photographer and Becky is in law enforcement. We don't know what you were going through during that search time, we can only imagine from the cases that we have been involved in, in our law enforcement years. Your strength during the search and news conferences shows what a great faith you have. I pray that there is justice in this terrible act. Teresa no longer has to be afraid of anything. God has granted her that peace. May God comfort you during this time of great loss and all the days that lie ahead. Please accept our sincerest sympathy.

Posted by Todd & Becky Haltaufderheid November 18, 2005

I did not know Teresa, or your family. But I believe that with prayer and with God by your side, your healing may begin. I will be praying that the Lord is with you through this very difficult time, and that He grants you the peace and comfort you will need to get through... and I'm sure that Teresa spirit will remain with you forever. My deepest sympathy goes out to your family.

Posted by J November 18, 2005

I was very saddened to hear of the tragic death of your beloved daughter Theresa. My prayers are with your family and all who knew her. It is wonderful that there are so many people that are also thinking of you at this time. I attended college at UW Oshkosh for a short time with Theresa's aunt Kathy and attended her wedding. I would like her to know that I remember her and I am thinking of her as well at this sad time. Gail Loper Niesl

Posted by Gail Niesl November 18, 2005

Our deepest sympathy to all the Family and Friends of Teresa - God Sure must have needed an Angel - With all our Prayers, Support & Love.

Posted by Don,Lori, & Ryan Bowers November 18, 2005

I never really knew Teresa. We attended UWGB together. I knew who she was (she was the type of person you just knew) though I doubt she'd recall me. 
It is tragedy like this that really makes you think about all the times you had a chance to get to really know someone and pass on the chance. 
I regret I missed mine, and my heart goes out to the family in this trying time. Stay strong.

Posted by Gavin November 18, 2005

Dear Halbach family & friends, I didn't know Teresa, but I felt so horrible for her & her family when I heard they found her car, & her on the Avery property. I followed the case very closely & prayed they would find her alive. I offer my heartfelt condolences, and pray that justice will be done for her & families behalf. Teresa is happy & at peace in heaven with Jesus, and will never know fear, pain, or hurt again!! May God's peace & strength be with you all during this difficult time. Our family feels your loss & pain!!

Posted by Mary November 17, 2005

I am sorry I will not beable to come this weekend. You will be in my prayers.

Posted by Sara Roehrig November 17, 2005

We did not know Teresa, but would like to extend our deepest sympathies. I am a nurse educator in Fond du Lac, and I just trained a new RN who worked with Teresa in Green Bay a few years ago. She told the rest of us about a woman who was kind, funny and just plain wonderful. She has touched SO many lives. Her legacy will live on thorough her spirit. God Bless all of you.

Posted by Paul and Laura Reetz and family November 17, 2005

Our deepest sympathy to your family during this time.

Posted by T & J Schwartz, Ramstein AB, Germany November 17, 2005

My family & I are from Stockbridge & again, like everybody else, never thought this could happen so close to home, muchless somebody you know. Please know that you all are in our prayers along with Teresa. What a "GREAT" person she was. God will giude you through this difficult time !!

Posted by Lynn & Family November 17, 2005

I am deeply touched and saddened by what Teresa and your family has had to endure. Your faith is inspiring and will help you through this unspeakably difficulty time. I have prayed for her and your family. Though I never met Teresa, she obviously was a very talented and special young lady. I have a beautiful photograph she took of my godson and nephew. She will live on through her family and her work. God bless you all.

Posted by Colleen November 17, 2005

Tom,Karen and family 
Our hearts go out to you all, we cannot imagine how hard these past couple weeks have been on you. 
Teresa reminded me of my own daughter, who also is very religious and would trust and believe anybody and would always do everything for everybody else and not even consider herself.She also is such a sweet person, as it seems that Teresa was too. I sat my family down to remind them that there are people out there who are not as nice. The story has reminded me of how fragile life is and could be taken from you at any moment. Even though we never met, your poise and passion even in the media was unbelievable even today and you must be commended. You all are in our prayers every day and for a long time to come.

Posted by Jane November 17, 2005

My thoughts and prayers go out the your family during this difficult time. May God guide you and make you strong. God Bless you all!

Posted by Jodi Moretti November 17, 2005

I am sorry for the loss of your daughter. I know there are no words to say that will make it any easier. Your faith has been inspirational to me!! God bless!!

Posted by Dan G November 16, 2005

I knew from the moment I heard your son talk to the press that you are a Christian family. The one thing you can tak comfort in is that Teresa is with God. You will be with her again someday. 
Words could never express my heartfelt condolences. You have been in my prayers since the day Teresa disappeared. I can't imagine the pain you and your family are going through. You'll remain in my prayers as you have to face Thanksgiving, Christmas,and all the days without the chance to watch beautiful daughter. My heart goes out to you. God be with you as you face the pain.

Posted by Kate Farrell November 17, 2005

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1) May the Love of God sustain you, the Peace of God be with you and the Promise of God comfort you in this hour of sorrow. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by The Tignor Family November 17, 2005

Even though I did not know teresa but someday I Will in another life.I have three young boys every time I take there picture I will think of how she must loved taking pictures of children she has touched alot lives and will continue to In heaven.God bless you and your family In this very sad time.

Posted by Tina Keen November 16, 2005

I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with you during this very difficult time.
Lisa

Posted by lisa November 16, 2005

We did not know Teresa, but our thoughts and prayers go out to her family. She will not be forgotten.

Posted by Phil November 16, 2005

Teresa had a way with people that will never be forgotten. Her story has reached hundreds, but her life has touched thousands. Know that your family will remain in the thoughts and prayers not only of my own family, but of many, many others as well. Teresa was special. A beautiful soul is never forgotten.

Posted by Valerie November 16, 2005

Teresa had a way with people that will never be forgotten. Her story has reached hundreds, but her life has touched thousands. Know that your family will remain in the thoughts and prayers not only of my own family, but of many, many others as well. Teresa was special. A beautiful soul is never forgotten.

Posted by Valerie November 16, 2005

I did not know Teresa personally but I knew who she was. When I first heard about this I was dumbfounded as to something like this happening to someone in the community I lived in. I would like to express my condolences to your family and friends and everyone who knew her.

Posted by Melissa (Kreilkamp)Butcher and Family November 16, 2005

Just a quick note to let you know that all of you who knew and loved Teresa are in my thoughts and prayers. Since last Thursday, 11/10, I have prayed the rosary five times, and I will continue to pray for you. I pray that the good Lord will bring you comfort and strength during these sad times.

Posted by Mark Mullins November 16, 2005

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless!!!

Posted by Patty Papke November 16, 2005

No one knows why God sets our lives to take the paths they take. We can only put our faith in that He knows why. I am sure Theresa is looking down from Heaven and holding all of you in the palm of her hand. Cherish you memories and live for her, loving her as you always have. She truly was loved by so many in life and now so many more who wish they had known her. Words cannot truly ease your pain but let your love for her be your guide and your faith in God be in yur heart always.

Posted by Chris Hartnek November 16, 2005

My deepest sympathy to your family. I do not know Teresa or your family but please know that you are not alone. God bless your entire family. 
Alea Peterson & Family.
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." 
That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses...For when I am weak, then I am strong. 
-2 Corinthians 12:9,10

Posted by Alea Peterson November 16, 2005

My sincere sympathy to your family. Your entire family and Theresa will be in my prayers. May God look over each and every one of you. God Bless You.

Posted by Pat November 16, 2005

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone from the family as well as her friends. I have known Teresa since we were in second grade, and I am proud that I can say I knew her. She will be in my heart forever as one of most exceptional people that I have had the pleasure to have as a friend. I wish the family and friends piece as Teresa has found hers.

Posted by Kristan - St. John WI November 16, 2005

My heart goes out to you and your family during this hard time. Teresa's kindness and loving personality will live on through her loved ones.

Posted by Nicole November 16, 2005

I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Christina November 16, 2005

Words cannot express the sorrow we feel at the loss of your daughter, sister, and friend. May she rest in peace. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Carol & Jim Zelzer November 16, 2005

May God be with you, and comfort you in this sad time. I'm so sorry for your loss, and I will keep you and Teresa in my prayers. God Bless.

Posted by Lisa November 16, 2005

I am so sorry for your loss. No one should ever have to leave this earth in the way she had to. The person who did this will be dealt with on judgement day. Theresa is now in a safe and happy place and will be watching down on her family everyday. She is an angel now. God Bless your family and you have our prayers and support always.

Posted by MARCIA November 16, 2005

Time can not erase the memories we hold in our hearts. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Theresa touched many lives and was an inspiration to all. May God bless you in this time of sorrow and forever more.

Posted by Sandy November 16, 2005

May the loving arms that welcomed Teresa to her heavenly rest hold you close and comfort you as you go through this difficult time. The Lord Bless you and keep you and give you peace, now and forever more. In Christ's love,

Posted by Rebecca Riggles November 16, 2005

May our loving God continue to sustain you during this time of mourning! Teresa is now at home with her God and enjoying peace, love, and joy.
Special condolences to you, Gloria, as you deal with the tragic death of your niece.

Posted by Sr. Maureen Anne November 16, 2005

My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Posted by Melissa November 16, 2005

I, like many others, did not know Teresa personally, but I have thought of her, and her family constantly, since this horrible thing happened. My thoughts and prayers are with the Halbach Family, at this very difficult time. We all wish we had magic words to say, to make the hurt go away, but we are all hurting right along with you. Teresa, I am sure, was a great person to have touched so many lives. Heaven is very lucky to now have her, and I am sure she is looking down on all of us. I also have a young son in Heaven. He will watch over her, until you see her again. God bless you all.

Posted by Carol November 16, 2005

I didnt know tresa nor her family but I just wanted to express my deepest condolences to Teresa's family and friends.

Posted by Manuel Z. Arriaga November 16, 2005

I did not know your family, but i live close by in the Brillion area. My deepest sympathy to you and your family, thank GOD for our faith to some day be with Theresa again. May God bless and give you strength at this sorrowfull time. Shirley

Posted by Shirley November 16, 2005

Our sympathy to the Halbach Family. We can't imagine what you are going through now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Jolene J and Family, Two Rivers, WI November 16, 2005

My thoughts and prayers are with you ...

Posted by Rebecca November 16, 2005

My heartfelt condolences to all family and friends 
of Theresa's and to all that knew her. 
May memories live on in your hearts forever.

Posted by Donna November 16, 2005

I am so sorry for your loss. Although I did not know Teresa, she has inspired me with all that she has accomplished for her age and for how many lives she has touched on her journey. None of us will ever understand why this had to happen, but if we stick together and hold tight to our faith, we will get through this. Many are sharing your grief, and it makes me think of the verse, "where two or more are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." God bless your family and Teresa.

Posted by Marsha G. November 16, 2005

Here is a beautiful Swedish Lutheran hymn we had sung when I lost both of my sons. It is very comforting and helped in my sorrow and despair. It is in the Lutheran Book of Worship. May God bless and keep you. 
____________________________________________
Children of the Heavenly Father 
by Lina Sandell 1832-1903
Children of the heav�nly Father 
Safely in His bosom gather; 
Nestling bird nor star in Heaven 
Such a refuge e�er was given.
God His own doth tend and nourish; 
In His holy courts they flourish; 
From all evil things He spares them; 
In His mighty arms He bears them.
Neither life nor death shall ever 
From the Lord His children sever; 
Unto them His grace He showeth, 
And their sorrows all He knoweth.
Though He giveth or He taketh, 
God His children ne�er forsaketh; 
His the loving purpose solely 
To preserve them pure and holy.
Praise the Lord in joyful numbers: 
Your Protector never slumbers. 
At the will of your Defender 
Ev�ry foeman must surrender.

Posted by Regina Fryxell November 16, 2005

May you take comfort in knowing that so many people are thinking of you at this most difficult time. God be with all of you.

Posted by Cheri November 16, 2005

The whole nation is heartbroken after reading this horrific event. Nobody should have to go through what your are going through back home in Wis. Not one of God's children should go through the terror Teresa had to endure. As a UWGB alumni, I am saddened one of our own didn't have a chance to live her life to the fullest. The man responsible has a mile long list of crimes, and I highly believe he was responsible for the original assault he was accused of in 1985 now after what he did to your poor daughter. This man should have been put away years ago for his evil acts to prevent something like this. He played the victim on TV which is what Satan would do. Perhaps we can learn from this experience with our soft justice system with people driven by the evil one. The system does not work, and needs to be reformed.
The main thing we need to remember is that Teresa may be gone, but the love she has for you never died - her love is eternal. Give your anger and pain to God, as he will help you with his steadfast love and comfort. The peace of the Lord be with you always.

Posted by James - Denver, CO November 16, 2005

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this sorrowful time. May you be comforted by the loving memories you'll carry forever in your heart. God Bless You!

Posted by Kenn & Sue Hibbard November 16, 2005

There is a new angel in the heavenly choir. Our family prays for you in these times and we hope you can find the peace you need. We will be thinking of you in the coming days. God bless and keep you.

Posted by Sarah and Tim Zoch November 16, 2005

May your family continue to have strength and courage during this difficult time. My family is praying for all of you and will continue.

Posted by Colleen November 16, 2005

Like many others, we did not know Teresa or your family. You are a strong family and your faith will get you through this difficult time. Teresa was a gifted person and shared those gifts with countless others, and happy memories of Teresa with live on forever. God be with you all. 
Deb & Guy

Posted by Deb & Guy Rohde November 16, 2005

Although I do not know your family or your wonderful Teresa, please know I pray that your family has strength during this difficult time. God bless all of you and know that someday you will see your angel again.

Posted by Kristie November 16, 2005

Though you cannot always see the bird singing, if you listen with your heart you can always hear his song. 
God is with you and has welcomed Teresa to his home - the Kingdom of Heaven. 
God's Peace to you all.

Posted by The Daun's November 16, 2005

Karen, Tom, Tim, Mike, Katie and Kelly: You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Mike is right - God must have needed a photographer. Teresa will always be a part of your lives and in your hearts. God be with you through these difficult days.

Posted by Jim and Debbie Smet November 16, 2005

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May the memories you have comfort you at this terrible time. May you find peace in knowing that she knew her Lord and Savior and that she is in Heaven. God Bless your family.

Posted by Holly November 16, 2005

I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Teresa, but she has touched a lot of lives & will continue to do so. My heart breaks for your family & the sorrow you're going thru. Just know that Teresa is your special angel now & her spirit will go on... 
God bless your family & my thoughts & prayers are with you all!!!!

Posted by Shelly November 16, 2005

Like many of the others, I did not know your family, but I feel your loss. They say parents should never have to bury their children- it just shouldn't work that way. There are times when we don't understand why things happen. We are not always given reasons. My parents buried their daughter, my sister, whose life was taken by another. The pain is always there, but it dulls. I was blessed to have had the time with my sister. Not a day goes by that I don't think of her, and smile. Just as so many were blessed with Theresa, and will think of her and smile. Continue to have faith, even when there are times you may question it. One day, you will be together again. For now, know that she is with you every day, and every moment is shared with her. God bless all of you- you are in my hearts and prayers, thousands of miles away.

Posted by Polly, Houston, Texas November 16, 2005

We are so sad for your loss; our sympathy for you and your family has been in our hearts since Teresa was reported missing. We regret not knowing Teresa personally; she sounds like such a lovely person, and I'm sure you are so proud of her and her accomplishments. Please know that you remain in our thoughts and prayers through all of this. God bless you and be with you all! 
Sincerely, 
Jerry & Lois

Posted by Jerry & Lois (Mader) Loos November 16, 2005

God bless the Halbach family during this tragic time.

Posted by Erik and Maria Stumo November 16, 2005

Even though I didnt know Teresa and I didnt know the family. My heart breaks every time I hear or see the story. My deepest sympathies and all my thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Teresa as the go through this most difficult time.

Posted by Becky Wilke November 16, 2005

I did not know Teresa but wish to extend my deepest sympathy to your family in this time of great sadness. Our prayers and thoughts are with you through this hard time.

Posted by Heidi November 16, 2005

Even though I did not know your daughter, sister Theresa, my heart is heavy with her loss. I'm so sorry that this happened. Please know that there are good people in Manitowoc County and all those people are keeping you and your family in their thoughts and prayers.

Posted by JoAnn November 16, 2005

MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I GREW UP IN STOCKBRIDGE. NEVER IN MY LIFE WOULD I HAVE THOUGHT THAT I WOULD HEAR OF SUCH A HORRIBLE THING IN OUR BELOVED SMALL TOWNS. I CRY FOR SOMEONE I DID NOT KNOW. JUST KNOW SHE IS NOT IN PAIN AND SHE IS SAFE WITH HER DAD IN HEAVEN. ALWAYS SET A PLACE FOR HER AT THE HOLIDAY TABLES IN REMEMBRENCE OF HER. SHE IS WATCHING OVER YOUR FAMILY AND KNOWS YOUR HEARTBREAK. YOU WILL SEE HER AGAIN IN ANOTHER LIFE.

Posted by KAY M November 16, 2005

even though we didnt really know teresa we can tell she was a great person were truley sorry for ur loss our prayers are with u stay strong the lord will carry u through this very difficult time she will always live on in spirt and heart again were sorry for ur loss take care

Posted by poquette familyy November 16, 2005

I did not know Teresa but wish to extend my deepest sympathy to your family in this time of great sadness. Know that God will carry you through these times and that Heaven has just been blessed with a beautiful Angel.

Posted by Debbie Patchak November 16, 2005

I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter. I know that no words can say enough to help you and your family through this time of grief. Your family and Teresa are in our prayers. She will live forever in the lives she has touched.

Posted by Donna Linson November 16, 2005

Though I didn't know Teresa, I can tell she was a bright future ahead of her and she was a very loving women. My deepest sympathy goes out to your family.

Posted by Brandon Smith November 15, 2005

"Those we hold most dear never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they showed, the comfort they have provided and the love they brought into so many lives" unknown Even though I do not know Teresa it saddens me to know that another innocent life has been taken from this world. I know what it is like to lose a loved one, I lost my mom 1 yr ago the 23rd of Oct. I have learned that with hard times like this is the time that a family grows stronger. Never forget Teresa and the joy she has given you in her short time and remember that she will always be with you as long as you keep her in your heart.

Posted by Kim and Kevin November 15, 2005

REMEMBER ME
REMEMBER ME WHENEVER YOU SEE A SUNRISE, 
REMEMBER ME WHENEVER YOU SEE A STAR, 
REMEMBER ME WHENEVER YOU SEE A RAINBOW OR WOODS IN AUTUMN COLORS FROM AFAR,
REMEMBER ME WHENEVER YOU SEE THE ROSES OR A SEA GULL SAILING HIGH IN A SKY OF BLUE, 
REMEMBER ME WHENEVER YOU SEE WAVES SHINING IN THE SUN AND REMEMBER, I�LL BE REMEMBERING YOU.
REMEMBER ME WHENEVER YOU SEE A TEAR DROP OR MEADOWS STILL WET WITH THE MORNING DEW. 
REMEMER ME WHENEVER YOU FEEL LOVE GROWING IN YOUR HEART AND REMEMBER I�LL BE REMEMBERING YOU.
I did not know Theresa, but I wish I did. You have my deepest sympathy in your loss. You are in my prayers at this trying time.

Posted by Nancy November 15, 2005

We did not know Teresa, but our sorrow for this perfect stranger, and you, her family, runs deep in our hearts. We cannot imagine your suffering. I asked my husband, "How can they breathe? How do they swallow that lump in their throats? How do they begin to face the anger, fear, and countless other emotions?" He answered, "By the grace of God." May you find comfort in the prayers of many strangers. May you find perfect peace that only God can provide.

Posted by Sara & Rick November 15, 2005

I feel lost for words right now. I just wanted to express my deepest sympathies to the Halbach Family and Teresa's close friends. No family ever deserves to go through anything like this. With St. John and the surrounding areas being so small, everyone is deeply saddened by the events that took place. She is also being remembered here at UWGB. 
You are a strong, loving, and faithful family, and I know that Teresa will be watching over you. 
You're all in my prayers. God bless you!

Posted by Stephanie Weis November 15, 2005

I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter, sister and friend. Not a day has gone by that I haven't thought about all of you in this sad time. I hope and pray for your family and Teresa. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Posted by Cathy November 15, 2005

The beautiful memories you have of Teresa will keep her close to your heart. My thought and prayers are with your family. The strong faith that you have will help you get through this difficult time. Take Care,

Posted by Mary Kay November 15, 2005

We have never met but I feel that God has another Special Angel with him in Teresa. "If He brings you to it, He will bring you through it." May God's love be with you all. Janice

Posted by Janice November 15, 2005

I am originally from Stockbridge and I remember Karen's family living there when the kids were younger. I want to extend my deepest sympathy to all family members -- all of you have been in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be be.

Posted by Kathy Keuler Kraus November 15, 2005

I did not know Teresa but want to express my sincere condolences to you at this difficult time. God will see that you are kept in His loving care & arms. Singer/Songwriter Chris Rice expressed it so eloquently: "..With your final heartbeat, kiss the world good-bye. Go in peace & laugh on Glory's side...fly to Jesus, fly to Jesus, fly to Jesus and live!!" Teresa is basking in the Glory of God - be at peace knowing she's with our Heavenly Father.

Posted by Mary November 15, 2005

God Bless your family and just knowing Teresa is in God's arms and is in peace and someday you will see her again. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by David and Judy Decker November 15, 2005

my heart aches that a young Lady like Teresa had to leave this earth ...I send my sympathy and even though i don't know Teresa she should never have left this earth the way she did

Posted by Patrick November 15, 2005

Karen, Tom, Tim, Mike, Katie, and Kelly: I will always cherish the time I spent with Teresa as her first grade teacher and will always remember the conversations I had with her during this volleyball season. I had no doubt in my mind that Teresa would grow up to be such a caring, loving, always a smile on her face, girl. Teresa has touched many lives and we know that God is holding her in his arms today. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you now and forever.

Posted by Jean Wollerman November 15, 2005

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I send a lot of sympathy hoping you can get through this tragic time. She is a gorgeous young lady, and I know she will never be forgottened. 
God Bless and Take Care!

Posted by Allison November 15, 2005

My heart goes out to your family. God Bless you Teresa. Your warmth will always be felt in Manitowoc County. This is one time, I wish I were not in the media. Our deepest sympathy to your family.

Posted by The Dan Deicher Family November 15, 2005

I just wanted to express my deepest condolences to Teresa's family and friends. I knew Teresa through my friends at Point and I always remember her being such a happy person. I know that she touched a lot of people's lives during her life. I cannot imagine the pain you must feel because of this tragedy and loss, but I hope that you will some day be able to have peace again. I am so sorry.

Posted by Laura Daugherty November 15, 2005

I was just watching the news and realized a friend of mine was sitting with Teresa's family, Kay Giordana. I just wanted to say how sorry I am and my heart goes out to your family. My brother was murdered 20 years ago and it's a horrible thing to go through, but with God's love and strength it will get easier in time. God bless. 
Dennis & Connie List 
Sean & Cody Kronberg

Posted by Connie List November 15, 2005

Hello, I would like to say you have my deepest sympathies you have been in my thoughts and prayers since the date I first heard of Teresa's disappearance. I know Karen you may not remember me my maiden name was Peterson and I was a close friend of your sister Carol and was at your home in Sherwood many times playing barbies with Carol. I was so sad to hear about Teresa and then to find out I knew her mother and was once a close friend to her aunt, this made my sadness even deeper. I pray for you and your family and hope that God is with you and helps you through this horrible time. God Bless and take care, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Christine Nennig November 15, 2005

Even though I never had the oppotunity to meet Teresa, I feel compelled to express deepest condolences to you, her family. May your faith carry you all until you are united once again.
"The world is not conclusion. A sequel lay beyond- invisible as music- positive as sound." 
-EMILY DICKINSON-
Jena

Posted by Jena Carlson November 15, 2005

Even though I never had the oppotunity to meet Teresa, I feel compelled to express deepest condolences to you, her family. May your faith carry you all until you are united once again.
"The world is not conclusion. A sequel lay beyond- invisible as music- positive as sound." 
-EMILY DICKINSON-
Jena

Posted by Jena Carlson November 15, 2005

"Death is nothing at all... 
I have only slipped away 
into the next room... 
Whatever we were to each other, 
that we are still. 
Call me by my old familiar name, 
speak to me in the easy way 
which you always used. 
Laugh as we always laughed 
at the little jokes we enjoyed together... 
Play, 
smile, 
think of me, 
pray for me. 
Let my name be the household word 
it always was.... 
Let it be spoken without effort. 
Life means all that it ever meant. 
It is the same as it ever was; 
there is absolutely unbroken continuity. 
Why should I be out of your mind 
because I am out of your sight? 
I am but waiting for you, 
for an interval, 
somewhere very near, 
just around the corner. 
All is well. 
Nothing is past. 
nothing is lost. 
One brief moment 
and all will be as before � 
only better, 
infinitely happier 
and 
forever. 
We will all be one together ..." 
-Unknown
Bless you all.

Posted by Gina Bower November 15, 2005

To those I love and to those who love me.
When I've gone release, me let me go 
I have so many things to see and do 
you must not tie yourself to me with tears 
be happy we had so many years. 
I gave you my love you can only guess 
how much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown 
but now it is time I travel on alone, 
so grieve awhile for me if grieve you must 
then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It is only for awhile that we must part 
so bless the memories within your heart 
I will not be far away for life goes on 
so if you need me call and I will come 
though you can not see or touch me I will be near 
and if you listen with your heart you will hear 
all my love around you soft and clear
And when you must come this way alone 
I will greet you with a smile and say 
Welcome Home.
From my family to yours. We are very sorry for your loss. I hope the above poem helps to comfort you.

Posted by R. Duggan November 15, 2005

We never knew Teresa M. Halbach Personally, But, Our prayers are with the Halbach Family. May God be with all of you through this difficult time.

Posted by Casey & Neil Ness November 15, 2005

Do not stand at my grave and weep 
I am not here, I do not sleep 
I am a thousand winds that blow, 
I am the diamond glints on the snow, 
I am the sun on ripened grain, 
I am the gentle autumn rain. 
When you awaken, 
in the morning's hush, 
I am the soft uplifting rush of 
quiet birds in circled flight, 
I am the soft stars that shine at night. 
Do not stand at my grave and weep, 
I am not there, I did not die.
Author Unknown

Posted by K Dickinson November 15, 2005

"Gone from our Sight, but not from our Hearts." May you find comfort in your friends & loved ones throughout the next days, weeks, and years. Cherish each and every memory of Teresa and continue to live her dreams. Our thoughts are definitely with you during this time.

Posted by Jeff & Alison Whitehead November 15, 2005

Your faith will see you through. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and with the angel's newest photographer. The Koehns

Posted by Dena November 15, 2005

During this very difficult time, I thank you for sharing your faith in God and your confidence knowing you will be reunited with Teresa again in Heaven. May God grant you the comfort, peace and strength to go on. You will continue to be in our prayers. 
The Dahlkes

Posted by Heather Dahlke November 15, 2005

Your expression of Faith and Love for each other will help you through this very difficult time. Your strength and hope for the after life will always keep Teresa alive in your hearts until you meet again. Know that what has happened has touched the hearts and minds of many, many people as this happened so close to my home. We hurt, and we can not imagine the hurt you are going through. May you contine your faith and know that Tesesa will never be forgotten....she is that photographer in Heaven... My Thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Sandy November 16, 2005

ALL THOUGH I DO NOT KNOW TERESA PERSONALLY SHE IS A FRIEND OF MY DAUGHTERS SO I KNOW SHE IS A WONDERFUL PERSON.I HAVE HEARD MANY WONDERFUL STORIES. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!

Posted by LINDA November 16, 2005

Each of you is in our prayers; peace be with you.
Time is 
Too slow for those who wish to wait 
Too swift for those who fear 
Too long for those who grieve 
Too short for those who rejoice 
But for those who love 
Time is not.

Posted by Mike & Mary Peshman November 15, 2005

"I'll lend you for a little time a child of mine," He said. "For you to love the while she lives and mourn when she is dead."
"It may be six or seven years, or twenty-two or three, but will you, till I call her back, take care of her for me?"
"She'll bring her charms to gladden you, but should her stay be brief,you'll have her lovely memories, as solace for your grief."
"I cannot promise she will stay, since all from earth return, but there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn."
"I've looked the wide world over in my search for teachers true, and from the throngs that crowd life's lanes I have selected you."
"Now will you give her all your love, nor think the labor vain, nor hate me when I come to call to take her back again?"
"I fancied that I heard them say: "Dear Lord, Thy will be done!" For all the joy Thy child shall bring, the risk of grief we'll run."
"We'll shelter her with tenderness; we'll love her while we may, and for the happiness we've known forever grateful stay."
"But should the angels call for her much sooner than we'd planned, we'll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand."
*~ May the Lord carry you in his arms during this time of grief. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Teresa. God Bless. ~*

Posted by Angela Herman November 15, 2005

May peace be with your family during this tragic time in your lives. Teresa, rest in peace and go with God.

Posted by Terri November 15, 2005

Tom, Karen & Family 
Our hearts go out to you at this sad time. We did not know Teresa, but hearing about her makes us know she was one terrific girl. I lost a sister and Jerry lost a brother when we were only in our teens and this brings back many memories. The ache never leaves our hearts but it does get better with time. Time is on your side also, and your memories will keep you strong. Peace be with you and your family. You now have your own personal angel watching over you. 
Jerry and Bunny

Posted by bunny & jerry van cuyk November 18, 2005

She may be gone from you for a short time, but you will be united with her again. May God comfort you all with his love. And know that she is safe, sound and whole in Jesus arms.

Posted by betty gerard November 15, 2005

They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.
- William Penn 

Teresa will always be with you. Her spirit will live on forever.

Posted by Mandy November 14, 2005

We are so sorry for your tragic loss. The pain you are going through is hard to express, but remember how many people care for you and your family. Even people like us, whom you've never met. We too lost our son, Cory, to a tragic car accident on Nov. 5th, 2005. As a mother all I can say is I empathize, sympathize and pray for the time when death will be no more. (Revelation 21:3&4) May you find comfort during this difficult time.

Posted by Marie and Jason Hintz November 22, 2005

My thoughts and prayers are with the Halbach family during this time of sorrow. I can't imagine the pain and grief you are experiencing. God Bless all of you!

Posted by Amy November 16, 2005

My prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. This tradegy is just a reminder of why I have chosen a career in the Criminal Justice field. I didn't know Teresa but from what I have read she was an extremely happy person and loved life. She was beautiful. May god help you through this difficult time. Teresa will always be remembered. I know I will remember her for the rest of my life. 
With all my heart, 
Elizabeth

Posted by Elizabeth November 15, 2005

I attended St.Mary Central with Scott Halbach. I just wanted to express my deepest sympathy to your family. I know this is a very difficult time but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God Bless.

Posted by Leigh Englebert November 15, 2005

Although I did not know Teresa, my heart goes out to you. I can't imagine what you must be going through. God Bless your family.

Posted by Karen November 16, 2005

I don't know Teresa personally or any of her family but I have seen some of the childrens photos she has taken and she has done such beautiful work. I am so sorry for your loss my prays are with your family through these tough times. She is always with you in spirt and heart. God Bless You.

Posted by Liz November 15, 2005

Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss and pain. Please know that you are in our thoughts and every day prayers. We will light a candle at mass this weekend in honor of your lovely daughter.
God be with you all, 
Tim and Mary Hewitt and family

Posted by Tim Hewitt Family November 15, 2005

My deepest sympathy to your family. Know that you are not alone. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless You.

Posted by Linda Conrad November 15, 2005

Your faith in God will see you through. I'm sorry for your loss

Posted by Tim Kapellen Family November 15, 2005

While I did not know Teresa or your family, I can tell she was an extraordinary, gifted, loving young woman, and you have raised a very special family. The faith, strength and courage you have shown, especially your son who has been the spokesman for the family, is truly inspiring. I have a 19 year old daughter, and I cannot imagine the pain and grief you are experiencing. I pray for justice for Teresa and your family, that you will get through this terrible time. While your separation from Teresa is life-long, it is temporary. You will see each other again! God bless all of you and give you solace with your wonderful memories. Teresa was a truly a special gift, and she will live on in your love and the hearts of all who knew her. Love never dies. My sincere sympathy to all of you.

Posted by Mary DeBraal November 15, 2005

My thought and prayers are with you at this time. I remember Teresa as a sweet girl who connected with our foreign exchange student Pieta through their love of photography. She will be very missed.

Posted by Leah Bevers-Billings,MT November 22, 2005

A million times we've needed you, 
A million times we've cried. 
If love alone could have saved you, 
You never would have died. 
If all the world was ours to give, 
We would give it, yes, and more. 
To see you coming up the steps, 
And walking through the door. 
To hear your voice and see your smile, 
To sit and talk awhile, 
To be with you that same old way, 
Would be our fondest day. 
A heart of gold stopped beating, 
Two smiling eyes closed to rest, 
God broke our hearts to prove to us, 
He only takes the best. 
My prayers are with your family during this tragic time.

Posted by Noel LuMaye November 15, 2005

Our thoughts and prayers will be with you. Your ability to share your faith in the Lord with the world has been amazing and a true blessing. We are truly sorry for your loss. May our Lord give you peace and comfort during this season.

Posted by Rick & Lori Fulcer November 15, 2005

My heart goes out to you and your family. May you find comfort in each other's love.

Posted by Doreen Hedtke November 15, 2005

Although I do not know you personally, Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family, and know that justice will prevail. 
I'm sure that Teresa is looking down on all of you, and for every drop of rain that falls, remember it is a tear from heaven showing you all how much Teresa loves you! 
Please find the strenght to go on through this difficult time, and know that she would want it that way. 
Eileen,Hedi,Austin,Daniel,Dedra,Rachel Entringer

Posted by Eileen Entringer and family November 15, 2005

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of need. Teresa will be with you forever because of your strong faith in god and family.
Dave, Michelle, and Ella Puls

Posted by Michelle(Schneider)Puls November 15, 2005

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