The Nightingale Tribute was developed by the Kansas Nursing Association in 2003 for recently departed nurses. The following document contains the instructions for the beautiful service along with a poem, “She Was There.” It is encouraged to adapt the service and wording of the poem to fit the nurse being honored. Please click here for the Nightingale Tribute Pamphlet

Florence Nightingale

Make a Donation

As part of the Nightingale Tribute, you may wish to make a donation on behalf of the departed nurse to the Nurses Foundation of Wisconsin. The foundation uses the donations to support nursing education and research and enhance nursing’s impact on health care.

You may share the following links with those who wish to submit a nurse’s name and/or donate to NFW

Nightingale Tribute Names:

The following names are listed in alphabetical order.

2021 Fallen Nurses

Dale Carol Keenan

Donna Marie Warzynski – Past WNA President

2020 Fallen Nurses

Erlinda Ann Arguello

Julie M. Baeten

Susan Bellin

Rosemary Bonniewell

Toni Marie Bouwnam

Patricia Mary Campbell

Margaret G. Conners

Catherine Douglas

Maureen Beverly Duszynski

Dolores DuPont

Ina L. Wasberg Fenske

Ruth Ann Gresley

Alma Hekel Haglund

Debra Jean Hansen

Marion Ann Henderson

Ruth A. Williams Hoefakker

Arthur Le Roy Jennings

Mary Klemme

Mary ‘Theresa’ Kloehn

Margaret Felhofer Kirley

Louise Lieske

Betty Louise Mattson

Sandra Millard

James Mikolajczak-LaRosa

Verna O’Connell

Kelly Raehter (Passed of COVID)

Patricia Ann Reivhelsdorfer

James La Rosa (Passed of COVID)

Pam Macari Sanberg – Immediate Past WNA President

Julie Schmitt

Patricia Kathryn Steininger

Carol Strupp

Lisa M. Summers

Mary K. Ulschmid

Julie Elise Van Puffelen

Barbara L. Watson

Norma Coleen Wiedenhoeft

Ursula Theresa Wirtz

Edith Wolfram

2019 Fallen Nurses

Carlie Beaudin

Toni Marie Bouwman

Margaret G. Conners

Patricia (Pat) FinderStone

Ruth Ann Gresley

Patricia (Patsy) Jane Kohler

Wanda Marie Nye

Karen O’Brien

Julie Elise Can Puffelen

Patricia Ann Reichelsdorfer

Julie Schmitt

Lisa Summers

Please click here for a list of Fallen Nurses from 2018 and Earlier