Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Chris Klicka

I've been offline for a few days attending the funeral of my dear friend's mother, but I wanted to extend my deepest sympathies to Tracy Klicka and her family for the loss of their husband and father.

HSLDA has a memorium of his life and contribution to home education.
A longtime champion of homeschooling rights around the globe, Home School Legal Defense Association Senior Counsel and Director of State and International Relations Christopher J. Klicka was called home by his Lord on October 12, 2009, at age 48, following a 15-year battle with multiple sclerosis. An attorney, spokesman, lobbyist, and homeschooling husband and father, Chris is survived by his wife, Tracy, their seven children (ages 11–21), and his parents, Ardath and George Klicka.
I had the pleasure of sharing a lunch time meal with Chris in May at the INCH Convention. His love for the Lord, his family, and homeschooling was obvious despite his illness. He was truly a gift to his family and to the homeschool community. We grieve his passing but rejoice that Chris is with the Lord he loved and served.

Please pray for the Klicka family and the staff of HSLDA. His wife, Tracy, has updated his CaringBridge site with more information and HSLDA has provided various ways to pay tribute to Chris Klicka and help support his family.

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