official obituary has been posted for Anarae Schunk, a University of Minnesota student who was murdered on Sept. 22, 2013.An
In it, her family describes her as a student, teacher and dreamer.
"All things good to know are difficult to learn," they write. "Anarae was a caregiver, passionate about others and had a sharp wit; she wholeheartedly believed in the good of humanity. She had a keen interest in education and had recently dedicated her life to helping others engage the learning process."
"We thank everyone who has sent support and honored her memory. She is survived by many family members and numerous friends, neighbors and loved ones. "
Her friends have created a number of online tributes as well. Anyone who knew Anarae is welcome to post photos or video on the funeral home's interactive tribute wall.
A memorial service for Schunk is scheduled for Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center. Donations to help the family with funeral costs can be sent or taken to any U.S. Bank, care of the Anarae Schunk Fund.