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Services scheduled for students killed in Midvale accident

August 29, 2008 By John Lucas

Memorial services have been scheduled for two of the UW–Madison students killed in a car accident during the early morning hours of Aug. 27.

Services for Daniel Myers will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 1, at the Orchard Ridge United Church of Christ, 1501 Gilbert Road, Madison. For more information, call (608) 271-7212.

The family is requesting that in lieu of flowers, donations should be made to a School of Music scholarship fund in Myers’ name.

The Wisconsin Singers added a tribute to Myers to its Web site. The School of Music will post a small display with Myers’ photo and biography on Tuesday, Sept. 2, in its student lounge area in the Humanities Building.

A memorial gathering to honor Lindsey Plank’s life will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at Gunderson Stoughton Funeral Home, Highway 51 North at Jackson Street, Stoughton. For more information, call (608) 873-4590.

The family of Richard Putze will hold a visitation from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at Heritage Funeral Homes, 4800 S. 84th St. in Milwaukee. Funeral services will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Dinner to follow at Meyer’s Restaurant, 4260 S. 76th St., Greenfield. For more information, call (414) 281-5533.

The three students were killed when their car crashed into a tree near the intersection of Midvale Boulevard and Hillcrest Drive.

UW-Madison has resources available to the campus community, including individuals or groups, who have been affected by the tragedy.

Students interested in crisis support as a result of this or any other situation are encouraged to call University Health Services Counseling and Consultation Services, either during business hours or through its 24-hour crisis line, (608) 265-5600.

Faculty or staff members in need of counseling are encouraged to call the Employee Assistance Office at (608) 263-2987.

Any students, faculty or staff members interested in organizing a campus memorial for the students is encouraged to call the Offices of the Dean of Students at (608) 263-5700.