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Tyler and family...  / Lauren Wortman (Friend of Tyler's )

Hey Tyler, I hope you read this. It's been a long time since I have seen or talked to you. Just wanted to say that I remember the days growing up with you as one of my best friends. I'm deeply sorry to you and your family for the loss of Jake. I didn't really know Jake to well but I can only imagine your pain and even though I haven't had any communication with you in years I still hurt for you because I have for so long tried to contact you, especially after all that happened..I wish I could see or talk to you only if it were five minutes. I'm sure you turned out to be an amazing man cause I can tell you from growing up with you that you were a unique character. We shared many years in the classroom ones that still linger as if they were yesterday. I hope all is well with you and your family. I think of you always and until we meet or speak again, be safe and take care. Love always..Lauren Wortman

FOR YOU AND YOUR SON! A LOVIGN MOTHER.  / MARIA -DAUGHTER OF MRIKA GJELAJ
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last year.  / Jeff Stone (Dude)

jake and i decided to form our own band. just two acoustic guitars, and two guys with somewhat decent voices; wrote a song the first time we sat down to do it.  it is called "free again" and i still play at least a prt of it everytime i pick up a guitar. i even wrote a bass part for it although that doesnt fit the original scheme.  (i didnt think you would mind)  i love and miss ya man, everyday.

your brosef,

Jeff (dude) Stone

I love and miss you son!  / Mom
To all of the Schloss family.  / Mandy Mahan (cousin)
This is the first time I have come to sit and read all of the messages and candles lit, don't get me wrong I have wanted to for a long time, but being pregnant and emotional, i didn't need one more thing to make me cry. I have to say this family has really come together after Jake died making sure we don't let this happen again or not to have that one chance to say, "See you later, I love you!" I can't even tell you what this has done for my brother he is so much stronger! I can't remember the last thing I said to Jake, but now I wish I had a chance to say anything. I still now  have all of the memories growing up with Jake at Grandma's, camping, making home movies, Christmas's and so much more.  I remember constantly asking if the schloss gang would be there because you all can make anything fun.  I hope for all of you that everyday gets easier and that we can all get through this together.  I didn't get to see you all as much as I would have liked to these last few years. Every year brought something new to our family (mostly babies Haha) and it caused me to not stay in touch over long distance like I should have, but I know we will try harder now.  The only regrets I have over this is the fact the Jake has never had a chance to meet my children, and only met Dustin once.  Just know that everyone loves all of you and we are all praying for you.  Not a day goes by that I don't think of Jake and every song i hear reminds me of him and this family.  I hope to see you all sometime soon (probably Easter).  Untill then we love you and are praying for you!  Love Mandy    This website is great! 
My Thoughts  / Marlene LaRocque (Visitor)
My sadness goes out to you and your family for your loss.  I lost my son at 19 on March 21, 2003.   Life doesn't get easier as it goes by without out loved ones.
Doyle Ben Fleming
Missing our old christmas's  / Grandma
At this time of the year I could not wait to get things ready; Cause all the family would get to gether! We would play games and keep the"old men"awake laughing. They were wonderful, I read your card and I am so glad to here that you all did so well without our JAKE! But I also see the wonderful memories your family is and Have made with each other, You are truly going to make it through anything because you have each other,and that is the greatest gift anyone can give is yourself. God bless each of you;Merry Christmas! And know that We love you all very,very,much, And Santa left some  things ate our house. AGAIN! MERRY CHRISTMAS! Love You all I pray that all the memory you have of Jake is all the good ones Jake just being the most well liked person he was! And one that loved Jesus.
DEAR JAKE,  / ROSE GRMA TO ANGEL BRITTANY SYFERT

Jake is proud! today job well done  / ROSIE MOSIER (GRANDMA)

I am so proud of all of you guys! U went way out to do a good impression of the 1ST. J F J 2007! the only thing I know Great job,Tyler, please listen to your family and be carful in what happening in your life I love you T-man with all my heart. Love you allG-ma

Jake, this is a song I heard on the radio, it just fits these days.  / Mom

"Who You'd Be Today"

Sunny days seem to hurt the most.
I wear the pain like a heavy coat.
I feel you everywhere I go.
I see your smile, I see your face,
I hear you laughin' in the rain.
I still can't believe you're gone.

It ain't fair: you died too young,
Like the story that had just begun,
But death tore the pages all away.
God knows how I miss you,
All the hell that I've been through,
Just knowin' no-one could take your place.
An' sometimes I wonder,
Who'd you be today?

Would you see the world? Would you chase your dreams?
Settle down with a family,
I wonder what would you name your babies?
Some days the sky's so blue,
I feel like I can talk to you,
An' I know it might sound crazy.

It ain't fair: you died too young,
Like the story that had just begun,
But death tore the pages all away.
God knows how I miss you,
All the hell that I've been through,
Just knowin' no-one could take your place.
An' sometimes I wonder,
Who you'd be today?

Sunny days seem to hurt the most.
I wear the pain like a heavy coat.
The only thing that gives me hope,
Is I know I'll see you again some day.






Just thinking about you  / Kayla Schloss (sister-in-law)
I loved Jake as if he were my own brother.  It is so hard to find the words to say, I just miss him and every thing about him.  I miss his voice, his distinctive laugh, and his presence every day.  It's so hard to think about a world without Jake.  He brought so much love and happiness to everyone around him.  It is so hard to have everything one day and then the next day feel your world crumbling beneath your feet.  It's even harder to be in so much pain and to have everyone that you love most in the world feeling more pain and sorrow than they have ever felt in their life and not be able to help it in some way.  Even though I know that he is still with us all, it's just not the same.  I hope that we can all get through this is one piece and that he will be proud of us all.  I think that Jake taught us all so much in the little time that he was here on this earth and most of all he would want us to hold our heads high and honor his memory by being the best that we can be.  I want to say to my family that I am proud of each and every one of you.  I love you all with all of my heart.  To Jake: I love you, I miss you, I'll think of you always and remember all of the good times and the long talks. 
TO MY LOVING BABIES  / Grandma;Rosie
To Brenda,Denice,Chad,Tyler;There is nothing any family could have done,to make Jake know how much you all loved him. From the day each of you were born.You were bless to have the mom you had. I seen her give up so much so you could have the things other kids had. Wether it was scrubing floors. Runnig arronds painting signs,making crafts.She did what ever she had to do.But the love she gave you was the greatest gift. This lovely woman knows how to love from the bottom of her being. She gave each the abilty to do the same. _Denice; You were the second mom,and you tryed so hard to be the mom to help your momma. You ,some how made it growing up with the crazy trick playing brothers,but you always laugh throught it. You remember alot of the things your mom did unselfly._Chad; there is no kid that could of had any better big brother than you. You made movie stars,singer.You made themstars. And you finally made the band that you all wanted to have,since Ty played Hank wILLIAMS .that is precious to watch. you was there to make sure thier tatooes was done by you.You have always been good at what you done._TY u said it all Best friend best man.Your world was wrappedin Jake Be proud of what u gave Jake.love ,love ,love,I pray for the peace you all deserve.Lord Jesus, bless them in this horrible time I love you all, GOD BLESS
Today is the 21st :-(  / Denice Long (Big Sister )
I have been to this website every day since my mother created it and have yet to gather enough courage to write something. Today it has been 3 months since my brother has passed and I am still having trouble finding the words. How could there possibly be enough space on one page to describe to you how much I loved my brother and how much he and my family mean to me. There has not been an hour that goes by that I don’t think about him. I miss him from my soul and find it hard even now to believe that this has happened to my family. I can still see him smile, and making one of those goof ball faces with a quick “what’s up Sis”, or him bending down and acting he was going to kiss my cheek and instead licking my face just to watch me gag or (my mom’s favorite) sniffing in my ear like some dog just wanting me to smack him! Yes that was my little brother, a big BRAT. But all brothers are supposed to be and Jake was no exception. The thing is, as the big sister, no matter what my brothers ( all 3 of them) did to annoy me, we all were really close growing up. I cherish those memories now more than ever.

To Chad and Ty, I love you both dearly! I know that this is so hard on all of us. We need to continue to stick together and get through this as a family. And if I don’t get the chance to tell you everyday that I love you, just know that I do. Through all of this we have learned that you must take nothing for granted. Our lives can change in an instant, so live and love everyday like there is no tomorrow. I have no doubt in my mind that Jake watches over both of you and the babies everyday, he loved you all so much. Make him proud!

To my wonderful Mother, I am so proud of you. I know it don’t feel like it most of time but you are doing so well. I see the pain in your eyes everyday and you still get up, put on your brave face and drive on. You are the strongest woman I have ever met in my life. So many people love you and for good reason. Just remember that we all love you and we are here for you.


To all the other friends and family, thank you so much for everything you have all done for my family during this tough time. It has been very difficult losing our Jacob, so please continue to pray for all of us, and especially my mom. I ask that you visit this website often, leave messages and help us keep his memory alive. For all that knew him and loved him, he is truly unforgettable!!

WITH ALL MY LOVE!
AlwaysThe Big Sister,
Denice
To my Best friend....  / Ty AKA The T-man Schloss (Brother & Best Friend )
I love u Jake with all my heart and you never failed to mention that you felt the same. At first i thought that i couldnt live without you but know i feel that you are with every step of the way in my life day to day, hour by hour. And i thought that when this had happened my world would fall apart and i would never have a best friend like u, and i will never have a friend like you but the funny thing is, is that all this time i feel like your gone for good but ull never leave ever and i know this because u told me so......i remember you tellin me come hell or high water we would always be together brothers, family,and best friends for life and beyond" and I truley believe that Jake! You were my rock and you still are and u will be for eternity...I Love You Jake and ill never forget the memories and good time we had shared. And one more thing....I was serious when i said that when i got to heaven....U best wearin my Cowboys Hat BRA!


        May you rest in peace and watch over me untill we meet again,
                                               Your lil brother & Best friend

                                                                   THE T-MAN!
I also lost my son on March 21,2006  / Leo's McPhee Mom

To Jake Family I am so sorry ,I wanted you to know I will keep Jake in my prayers ,My son Leo was sixteen when he died trying a foolish game I am sure he has alredy met your Jake,
Again I am sorry and I am here if you ever need to talk .
All my love Rose





So Very Sorry for Your Loss  / Melissa Eiler (Visitor~Daughter of Irwin & Renee Eiler )

To Mom  / Chad Schloss (Brother)
Oh Mother Dear,
First off I hate the thought of traditional Mother’s Day cards. So, I figured this would probably mean more or I hope so anyway. I know this will be a hard day for you. I know the days past have been also! But, all things aside I still love you and am very proud of you and you’re strength through it all. You are a wonderful person mom and everyone knows it. You always say you’re proud of what I have become but I have only patterned myself after you. The kindest person I have ever known. If you could walk in someone else’s shoes and see yourself you would see the light you bring to so many peoples lives. I love your smile, you walk, your talk your sense of everything is going to be okay even when the world feels like it’s falling down around me. We have seen troubling days and will see more I’m sure, but I’ll always know we have each other and that is more comforting than anything. Just knowing you’re a phone call away keeps me secure. Even though I am grown you still pick me up and brush me off after I fall. My days (which are few) that I don’t get a chance to just talk to you seem incomplete. But know that even at the times you feel like you have failed take a look around and see that we’re a strong family that loves each other and sticks together. That’s a huge accomplishment these days in a world where parents are just the people who raised you! But not my mom, she taught me how to love, appreciate things and the people that care. There may be one missing today, but he’s not missing at all, he’s multiplied, he’s in everyone of our hearts. Every time Kayleb jabbers or Kynzee giggles he is there. Every time Tyler makes a wisecrack he’s there. Every time Drake hugs, he’s there. Every time you roll you’re eyes for something outlandish we’ve done, he’s there. For all the pain and tears we’ve shed and all the unexplainable pain it has all been, you have still been there for us all. You deserve a medal. I just couldn’t find one big enough to suite you’re rank in my heart. I want you to know that I don’t love you more today than any other because my love is unabounding for you. But do reflect on how much you mean to me and how much you fill my life with the joy of just being the greatest mom, nana and friend me or anyone could ever hope for. You’re one in a million and I am so grateful those odds worked in my favor. I love you mom, more than you could ever know, from the bottom of my heart to the depth of my soul I pray for you peace! In your heart and mind.

Pain is what reminds our heart that through love and remembrance we are immortal.
Love you with all my heart and soul forever, your son, Chad
In Loving Memory  / Kris (Friend)

You are not forgotten loved one,

Nor will you ever be,

As long as life and memory last we will remember thee,

We miss you now,

Our hearts are sore,

As time goes by we'll miss you more,

Your loving smile,

Your gentle face,

No one can fill your vacant place

In Loving Memory Of...  / Brenda Schloss (Mother)

A poem from Mom
TO MY CHILDREN

THEY LAID YOU IN MY ARMS THAT DAY,
YOU CHANGED MY LIFE IN EVERY WAY.
A PRECIOUS GIFT GOD HAS GIVEN ME,
A PART OF ME, YOU’D ALWAYS BE.

FROM THE MOMENT I LOOKED INTO YOUR EYES,
IT WAS AS THOUGH OUR HEARTS WERE ONE.
YOUR CARES WERE MINE, RIGHT FROM THE START,
YOU HAD MY LOVE, YOU HAD MY HEART.

I WATCHED YOU LEARN TO CRAWL, THEN WALK,
I LAUGHED WHEN YOU FIRST BEGAN TO TALK.
ALWAYS SMART BEYOND YOUR YEARS,
FULL OF LIFE AND FREE FROM CARES.

YOU CONQUERED EVERYTHING YOU TRIED,
AS I LOOKED ON WITH SMILES OF PRIDE.
EACH NEW DAY, A NEW EVENT,
I CHERISHED EVERY MOMENT SPENT.

IT’S BROKEN HEARTS, AND SKINNED UP KNEES,
PUPPY LOVE AND CLIMBING TREES.
I FELT YOUR JOY AND FELT YOUR TEARS,
I COMFORTED YOU, THROUGH YOUR CHILDHOOD FEARS.

A HOMERUN HIT, A MEDAL WON,
ANOTHER SCHOOL YEAR HERE AND GONE,
IT’S 4-H CAMPS AND ALLSTART TEAMS,
IT ALL GOES BY TOO FAST IT SEEMS.

IT’S FOOTBALL GAMES, AND TEENAGE FUN,
A HIGH SCHOOL DANCE AND SUMMER FUN.
THEN ONE DAY YOU DRIVE A CAR,
I WONDER HOW WE’VE COME SO FAR.

IT’S GRADUATION AND GROWN UP STUFF,
AND SOMETIMES LIFE IS REALLY TOUGH
WITH LOVE AND PATIENCE WE MADE IT THROUGH,
WITH A CLOSENESS THAT WAS TRIED AND TRUE.

I TURNED MY HEAD OR BLINKED AN EYE,
AND YOUR CHILDHOOD JUST WENT RUSHING BY
I TREASURE THE MEMORIES WE MADE EACH DAY,
IT CHANGED MY LIFE IN EVERY WAY.
YOU’RE A PRECIOUS GIFT GOD HAS GIVEN ME,
A PART OF ME YOU’LL ALWAYS BE.

I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART,
MOM
Written in 1996

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