Justin Puharic has Down syndrome but would be the last person to believe he’s different than anyone else.
The 17-year old leads an active life. He loves school, takes part in extracurricular activities and enjoys time with his family and many friends.
When Susan and Frank Vietmeier were married on September 12, 1959, in the parish they grew up in, the current church didn’t even exist. More than a half century later, they’re leaving a lasting legacy.
“When Holy Trinity church was built, we were in our 20s and raising our son,” Susan remembers. “We weren’t able to donate then. Now it’s our turn to give. We want to make sure that we pass the faith onto the next generation.”