Someone stole sympathy cards from Monticello funeral

On the checklist of “are you a horrible person,” stealing cards from a funeral should certainly be at the top.

KARE 11’s Lou Raguse reports someone apparently swiped over 100 cards from Roger Wilson’s funeral in Monticello, Minn. They were stacked near his ashes in the back of a church.

“They stole condolences and sympathy for the family. I could care less about the money that’s in these cards. It’s farewell to my dad and we never know,” his daughter said.

Wilson died of throat cancer.

The Wright County Sheriff’s Office is investigating but tells KARE it has no leads.

  • John O.

    Dante’s ninth circle of hell is actually a frozen lake with four rounds (based on the sin). The more severe the sin, the deeper in the ice you go. This would be appropriate for the person who stole the cards.

    • AL287

      Agreed. Chinese water torture would definitely be appropriate, too.

      How would anyone know about this man’s funeral if it weren’t for Internet searches and online obituaries?

      Wright County is a rural area so folks are a lot more trusting and simply don’t believe a person would do this.

      I’ve heard of robberies at the residence of the deceased but this is a low life of the worst kind.

      Even if they could catch the perpetrator, how do you “rehabilitate” someone who thinks like this?

      • jon

        “How would anyone know about this man’s funeral if it weren’t for Internet searches and online obituaries?”

        Well they could have looked at newspapers… they could have been driving past the funeral home and seen the cars in the parking lot and pieced together a wake/funeral was going on… they could have been a friend or family member, who heard about the arrangements the old fashion way… At this point it sounds like we don’t know how the person found out about the arrangements, and what if any their relation to the deceased is…

        “Wright County is a rural area so folks are a lot more trusting and simply don’t believe a person would do this.”

        Um… I’ve been to two funeral on the southern edge of cook county, IL (chicagoland) in the past year… Crime rates in that general area make all of minnesota look like a “rural area” where “folks are a lot more trusting”, and still no one stood guard around the condolence letters, because the idea of some one stealing them is batshit insane to people who regularly see property crimes.

      • X.A. Smith

        You’re serious about the torture?

  • kevins

    Having just recently buried my first son, I can only have pity on someone that steals such things. No one did such a thing to us, but I would have given stuff to them had they asked.