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Credit union to match donations for murder victim’s children

This photo of Rebecca Schiering with her  twin boys, 14 months at the time, appeared on a St. Margaret’s Shelter postcard in 2001.
This photo of Rebecca Schiering with her twin boys, 14 months at the time, appeared on a St. Margaret’s Shelter postcard in 2001.

A local credit union will match the first $5,000 donated to a fund for the children of murder victim Rebecca Schiering.

The United Health Services Credit Union established account to help Schiering’s family after Schiering was shot and killed Sunday by her ex-fiance, 39-year-old Jan R. DeMeerleer, who committed suicide. Schiering’s 9-year-old son also died from the attack, and her 17-year-old son was injured.

Schiering owned The Reclothery, a consignment clothing store in the same building as the credit union.

“She was a longtime tenant and friend in the credit union building,” said Cynthia Pace, vice president of marking for the credit union. “She’s very missed.”

Donations can be made at the credit union’s main branch at 613 S. Washington or at 1212 W. Francis.

You can also donate at any credit union shared branch. Visit www.uhscu.org for more information.