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Rep. Wenstrup Statement on Death of Niece Anne Marie Gieske

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) released the following statement after his niece Anne Marie Gieske was among those killed in a Halloween party crowd surge in South Korea:

“Monica and I, and our entire family, are grieving the loss of our niece Anne Marie Gieske. She was a gift from God to our family.  We loved her so much,” said Rep. Wenstrup.

Below is the statement from her parents, Dan and Madonna Gieske:

“We are completely devastated and heartbroken over the loss of Anne Marie. She was a bright light loved by all. We ask for your prayers but also the respect of our privacy. Anne’s final gift to us was dying in the state of sanctifying grace. We know we will one day be reunited with her in God’s kingdom.”