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Nicolet Crash Victims' Funerals Set for Wednesday, Saturday

Halee Ludowise-Fischer and Jennifer Geren will be remembered this week by friends and family.

Halee Ludowise-Fischer and Jennifer Geren . Both girls were only 15 years old.

Amid colorful bouquets of flowers, candles and notes from loved ones, dozens gathered Tuesday evening to remember the girls who died so young.

Services for Jennifer Geren will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at , 8223 N. Port Washington Rd., Fox Point.

Services will be held for Halee Ludowise-Fischer on Saturday at St. Monica's Church, 160 E. Silver Spring Dr., Whitefish Bay. The visiting will begin at 10 a.m., follwed by mass at 1 p.m.

The accident happened at 1 a.m. Saturday, when Ludowise-Fischer, who was driving her parents' car, attempt to elude a River Hills police officer who tried to stop her for a traffic violation, police say.

The car kept speeding east on Good Hope Road for several blocks before crashing into a utility pole and a tree. The two girls died instantly, police said.

The crash site is now a shrine, filled with flowers and teddy bears, even Gold Fish crackers, which were Geren's favorite. The area smells of lavendar and vanilla as candles burn continuously. The back of the stop sign at the corner is to the girls.

"Two beautiful, amazing girls lost too soon," one note said.

Memorials in Jennifer's name can be made to: Heifer International, 1 World Ave., Little Rock, AR 72202; Planned Parenthood, c/o Laura Emir, 302 N. Jackson, Milwaukee, WI 53202; or the charity of your choice.

Memorials for Halee can be sent to the Glendale-River Hills School District Foundation, 2600 W. Mill Rd., Glendale, WI 53209.

Judy Beehler November 22, 2011 at 05:55 PM
This is tragic but what were 2 girls that young doiing out on their own at 1AM driving a car in the first place? They were too young to have a driver's license. And they were too young to out that late by themselves period in my opinion. I know their parents much be going through hell but I hope this a wake-up call to other parents about monitoring and taking some responsibiltiy regarding the whereabouts and activities of their children.
Ann November 22, 2011 at 10:20 PM
The previous comment is soo frustrating! Really? She must not have teenagers because I am sure their parents did not condone the girls taking the car or being out so late! Empathy please! How does one monitor what a teenager does once they are already in bed and so are you? These girls snuck out with out permission, lets be real. Better advise would be to teach our children that one mistake can have life long consequences and that if they make a mistake they can come to us and we wont judge them but all work together to come up with a solution!
Mapies Greenberg March 09, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Parents who care more for themselves and neglect their own kids because of selfishness and divorce have only themselves to blame for their kids sneaking out in middle of they night and getting into trouble. Also in divorce, many step parents care little or not at all for step kids they are a supposed to be watching. Its amazing that Ann takes no responsibility b/c shes sleeping or in bed. What's a pathetic parent she is to not watch her kids better. A good parent takes responsibility for their kids, no excuses!!
mary March 15, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Mapies, your utter lack of humanity and vile hatred is astonishing. I am really sorry for you.
Julie December 13, 2012 at 01:14 AM
though this was a year ago, i still have to say, Mapies. if you think your children are perfect and dont ever go against your rules. then you must have some sneaky teens, to get around a mother like you. you have no idea what they are doing behind your back, face it. youre pretty insane if you think a divorce is the reason for kids getting in trouble? you should just shut your mouth and come back to reality. ALL TEENAGERS MAKE MISTAKES, ALL TEENAGERS GO BEHIND THEIR PARENTS BACK SOMETIMES. geezz!

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