Jodie Mueller was a strong, giving, independent woman who raised her first son on her own for nine years. After the unimaginable happened and she died of breast cancer at 49, her husband, Trent, knew just how to honor her memory.
With his family's guidance, Trent established the fund to benefit single mothers in Chippewa County.
"What I want to do is help single mothers that are trying to do more...trying to make their lives better for them and their kids by being active. That's what she did," said Trent, Jodie's husband of 16 years.
Jodie, a motorcycle enthusisast who worked as Markquart Motors' finance manager, passed away on Nov. 20, 2012. This fund is now a Donor Advised Fund with Trent and the couple's sons- Derek and Tucker- serving as fund advisors.
"I'm hoping that both the boys stay involved with it," said Trent of Chippewa Falls. "It's a good way to remember her, and it means a lot to me."
grants support organizations recommended by fund advisors.