OSAGE | Cassie Kloberdanz, who resides at Apple Valley, learned last week of the devastating news two of her nieces had lost their homes in the Paradise, California, fire.
Julia Shovein, husband Horst and Jennifer Stringer safely got out of Paradise.
Julia and Jennifer’s parents, John and Madeline (Marley) Shovein lived in Osage for a few years and Jennifer graduated from Osage High School in 1979.
Julia said, “Terrifying escape from Paradise -- cars on either side of me caught on fire--walls of flames everywhere -- burning pine trees and structures.”
Only to add to their escape, their brother, John, was in Hospice and they needed to make sure he was safe. When they came upon the Hospice home it was already engulfed in flames. They learned a nurse safely took John out and transported him to Chico, California. John had been diagnosed with cancer and just days later passed away.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with some expenses for the two families as they left with just the clothes on their backs.
Go to GoFundMe, type in Julia Shovein to donate. Or checks can be made out to Julia Shovein/Jennifer Stringer and mailed to her cousin, who is managing the GoFundMe page. Sue Bray 54284 187th St. Austin Mn, 55912.