FOND DU LAC (WITI) -- An Oklahoma family, native to Wisconsin (particularly the Fond du Lac area) is mourning the loss of nine-year-old Sydney Angle. Angle was killed in the EF-5 tornado that struck Moore, OK on Monday, May 20th. Those who know the Angles are coming together to help the family.
A moment of silence is planned before the Oakfield High School softball game on Thursday evening, May 23rd.
Sydney's father, Dan Angle graduated from Oakfield High in 1992, and ironically, the small town of Oakfield was struck by an EF-5 tornado in 1996.
"All the texts and messages are not going unnoticed. It's just hard for them to talk right now," Vicki Steinhardt said.
Steinhardt describes herself as so close to Sydney's mother, Nicole, the two consider themselves sisters. Steinhardt is one of several family friends in Fond du Lac planning brat fries, softball games and other fundraisers for the family.
"I'm just trying to put myself into how she must be feeling right now," Steinhardt said.
On the open Facebook page promoting the Angle Disaster Fund is a post from Nicole Angle: "Thank you doesn't begin to cover the love I feel right now. I know I will leave people out, and I'm sorry if I did. Between family and friends from Wisconsin, to our amazing softball family here in Oklahoma. Every breath hurts, every muscle, my heart, and every part of us hurts in a way I can't explain. Thanks to everyone."
Sydney will be missed, not only by those who knew her in Oklahoma, but by family members and friends in her parents' hometowns of Oakfield and Fond du Lac.
The Dan and Nicole Angle Disaster Fund is set up at Hometown Bank in Fond du Lac.
CLICK HERE for additional information via the Angle Disaster Fund Facebook page.