Condolence & Memory Journal

I did not know Brett, but his parents came and talked with the seniors of North Central about making safe decisions. I would like to thank Mr & Mrs Flinbloom for sharing their emotions with us and I would like them to know they have helped change my choices on drinking. I wish Mr & Mrs Flinbloom well through their loss.

Posted by Robert Baldwin - indianapolis , IN - none   March 19, 2013

Still the shock of losing Ryan is fresh in the deep recesses of our minds

Posted by Wm Schumach - Indianapolis, IN - None    January 20, 2013

Norm and Dawn - Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your son, Brett. Mere words cannot convey how truly sorry we were to hear of Brett’s untimely passing, as no parent should have to bear the unthinkable burden of such a tragedy. We know that it will do little to ease the pain, but we hope that you might be able to take some comfort in knowing that you and all of your family are being held in the collective thoughts and prayers of your friends.

Sincerely,

Tom and Krista Di Iaconi

Posted by Tom and Krista Di Iaconi - Bethesda, MD - friend   September 12, 2012

ill never forget you, your family, and your story. love you

Posted by Erika - carmel, IN - friend   August 23, 2012

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Norm and Dawn -

Please accept our sincerest condolences. It was so clear to me from our first meeting on the beach that your love for Brett and Jenna was profound and meaningful. Both of you were and are great parents and your love of family attracted me to each of you. I looked forwarded each year to my time with Norm on the beach - solving a few problems and hearing about his family. I have no way of knowing how you feel, but I know the loss must be very painful and difficult. I will keep both of you in my prayers and I hope to see you soon so I can give each of you a big bear hug. Please accept our love and support and give Jenna a big hug from me and Erin.

I want to see both of you on the beach again, this summer or sooner. Please let me know if there is anything we can do to help you or your family.

Your Friends,

Erin and Boone

Posted by Erin & Boone Almanza - Austin, TX - Friends   August 21, 2012

Finbloom Family,

Our deepest condolences to your family. Unfortunately, we have never met. Our sons were going to be roommates at OU. Our son, Sean and Brett had become friends on facebook and then they finally met at Camp Crimson. Needless to say, Sean was devastated by the news of Brett's passing. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Words cannot begin to describe our heartfelt sadness at your loss.

The Hickok Family

Reg, Laura, Matt and Sean

Posted by The Hickok Family - Roswell, GA   August 12, 2012

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Dear Norm & Finbloom Family,

Words cannot begin to express my sympathy. I am so very sorry for your loss. May your memories of Brett bring you peace and comfort.

My thoughts are prayers are with you and your family.
Tracy Abel

Posted by Tracy Abel - Camby, IN - co-worker   August 10, 2012

Dawn,
I was deeply saddened to hear about your son's passing and moved to tears reading last night's article about your family. We only talked a few times at the nail salon and we talked about your son going off to college and you going out that night for an anniversary dinner. I applaud your bravery in publishing your story and truly think the Lifeline Law will help to save someone's life. My sincere sympathy goes out to you and your family.

Jayme McComas

Posted by Jayme McComas - Carmel, IN - recent aquaintance   August 10, 2012

Dawn, Norm and Jenna,
We are so sorry about your loss. Bret was a tremendous kid and a great friend to Dylan during our Carmel days. We will never forget his determination on the field and the way he had Dylan's back! It was fun to see those two battle for the ball. Our thoughts and prayers are with al of you.

Posted by Jeff, Kim, Cody and Dylan Catlett - Indianapolis, IN - Soccer friend   August 10, 2012

Hi Mr. and Mrs. Finbloom. I am Connie's son Ted. Mrs. Finbloom you may know me from the open house and my mom does your nails. I am honestly very sad that Brett has passed. Brett and I were good friends during my school year with him. Sorry in advance to you guys that I could not make it. Both my parents are very busy and could not take me to the celebration. I am deeply sad. You guys are incredible people. He will never be forgotten in my family.

Posted by Ted Nguyen - Westfield, IN   August 10, 2012

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Norman & Dawn:

It's been years since I've seen you. I don't think I met Brett but I can imagine what a loss this must be to you. As a college teacher, I work primarily with people around Brett's age. He sounds like someone I would have really enjoyed getting to know.

-- Cem

Posted by Cem Kaner - Palm Bay, FL - Cousin   August 10, 2012

Dear Norm and family,

I am so deeply sadened to hear about your devastating loss and unfortunately, no words can really provide any solace at this time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers and I hope you can get through this very difficult time together. I am so, so sorry.

Julie

Posted by Julie Tuchschmidt - Atlanta, GA - Co-worker   August 09, 2012

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Dawn and Norm, there is nothing to say to make things better right now, But I have know you for over 10 years and watched you interact with both your children. There was never anything more important in your lives than Brett and Jenna, they knew it, you knew it, everyone knew it! Brett was a very lucky young man to have you both as parents, his 18 years with you were the best any parent could give. My heart breaks for your loss and I grieve with you...Brett had a wonderful life because of you and I will always remember him with that beautiful smile on his face!

Posted by Cindy dora - Carmel, IN - Close friend/neighbor   August 09, 2012

Norm, Dawn and Jenna,
I'm so sorry for your loss. Please know that your family is in my thoughts.

Posted by Diane Jones    August 09, 2012

Finbloom Family,

Of all the players I’ve coached, there’s never been a player more liked by his teammates and coaches than Brett. Whether he was calling for a sub because his “baby cows” were cramping up again, or he was jumping and beating his chest after scoring a 30 yard “FinBOOM”, (which are the only shots that simultaneously make all the guys on the bench bust out laughing and gawk in amazement), Brett always reminded me and his teammates why we play the game…to have fun.

Brett was a beast on the ball, a hard worker and one of the smartest distributors I’ve coached, but most of all he cared. He cared about his teammates, it mattered how the team performed and how he played each match. None of his jokes or antics would have been as funny (or as tolerated), if it wasn’t so clear how committed he was to the team and his friends. He was the ultimate teammate, and more importantly, a fantastic young man.

Norm, Dawn and Jenna, I’m so sorry. Bretty, I’ll miss you buddy.

Craig

Posted by Craig Lippincott - Soccer Coach   August 09, 2012

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Norm, Family, & Friends -

Although I didn't know Brett, it is obvious from reading the sentiments here that he touched many lives and was loved by you all - my heart breaks for your loss. I pray that you will find some comfort in knowing that you were blessed to be in his life, and in the fact that he will forever live on in your hearts and the many happy memories you all share.

Posted by Pam McCorkle - Indianapolis, IN - Co-Worker   August 09, 2012

Norman, Dawn, and Jenna.
Norman - We've never met. Your Wife ( my cousin) and you Daughter are amazing women. My heart and prayers are with you all at this time and moving forward after this tremendous loss of Brett.
Keith and Dee ( Wiegand)- I'm lifting you up in prayer daily
Respectfully In Christ
Martha Kaehr - Hatfield

Posted by Martha Kaehr - Hatfield - South Bend, IN - cousin to Dawn Wiegand-Finbloom   August 09, 2012

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Norm, Dawn, and Jenna -

Though nothing can take away your pain, we want you to know that your generous gift of sharing this amazing young man has left a footprint that can never be erased.

He has been a true friend and brother to Jordan, a joy to have in our lives, a champion of all champions...admired for his zest for life, sincerety, and acceptance for all. He never judged us, but rather welcomed us with open arms into his 'family', as if it were the most natural thing. And, OH, how he's made us laugh...with his contagious humor!

We feel the deepest sadness for your loss and will forever remember him as a REAL gentleman...polite, considerate, respectful, and adoring of his family. May the strength and courage, that YOU clearly taught him, be bestowed on you in your time of sorrow.

Much love to you all - Tracy, Carla, Jordan, and Lauren

Posted by The Sullivan Family - Tracy, Carla, Jordan, and Lauren - Indianapolis, IN - Friends   August 09, 2012

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Norm and Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I know the pain seems unbearable at this time but know that God will get you through this difficult time. Treasure the memories until you are reunited again.

Posted by Rhea Albright - Indianapolis, IN - Co-Worker of Norm   August 09, 2012

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Finbloom family -

Words can't express the sorrow we feel for your family. As everyone else, I have only fond memories of Brett both on and off the soccer field. Our family's prayers go out to you.

The Loy Family

Posted by Bob Loy - Carmel, IN - CHS Soccer   August 09, 2012

Norm, Dawn and Jenna,

Our thoughts, prayers and hearts are with you during this sad time. Our memories of Brett are wonderful. His lovely smile and kind demeanor made Brett a very special boy. You were among the first families we met when we moved to Carmel. Coaching Brett was a great pleasure. Diego is in shock, as he has great memories of Brett as well. Please accept our condolences and may God bring you relief.

With love,

Fernando, Clara, Diana, Diego, Oscar Otero

Posted by Fernando Otero - Carmel, IN - Friend   August 08, 2012

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To the Parents and Family

Brett was Tommy's very close friend. As I feel the grief and sorrow in Tommy, I know the Parents and Family are feeling even more.

The most dreaded fear, in a parents life, is that one of their children will be called before them. I hope I never know ! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

May God help you thru your loss.

Woodie Neil

Posted by Woodie Neil - Indianapolis, IN - Tommy Campbell's... Grandfather   August 08, 2012

Dear Finbloom Family,
No words can express the sadness we feel for your loss. Aaron remembers Brett as a good teammate and a fun guy to be around! Our deepest sympathy to all of you.

Posted by Jeff, Lynne & Aaron Plawecki    August 08, 2012

Norm,
It's been 30 years since I've seen you, but it seems like yesterday as I look at the photo of Brett. He looks very much like you, but much better looking (I'm sure you've that before).
Please accept my condolences to you and your family.
I.T.B.
H. Alan Wolfgang

Posted by Howard Alan Wolfgang - Hinsdale, IL - Phi Psi Frat Bro to Norm   August 08, 2012

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Norm, Dawn and Jenna,

So many fond memories we shared carpooling, games and tournaments. Brett was a fine young man and will be missed by all. What a tragic lose, you are in our thoughts and prayers.

The McClelland Family

Posted by Mark McClelland - Carmel, IN   August 08, 2012

Norm, Dawn and Jenna. Our deepest and heart felt condolences for your loss. We too, like many other soccer parents, have shared so many wonderful memories with you and Brett. Our soccer trips together, enjoying frienship, camaraderie, and team spirit. Brett was so much fun to watch play, always competitive, and so talented. I personally will always remember our talks during our car pooling days with Anthony and their friends and the time I coached his team in the mini 6v6 tourneys. He always had a smile and a great sense of humor. Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
We will miss you dearly Brett. You will remain in our hearts and fondest memories.
Gorky, Mary, Anthony, Kristina and Jonathan.

Posted by The Zuniga's - Westfield, IN - Friends   August 08, 2012

Please accept my condolences for your loss. May the Lord Jesus Christ bring you great comfort.

Posted by Rev. Michael A. Frausto - Carmel, IN - Carmel High substitute teacher   August 08, 2012

So sorry to hear about your loss, from your Brothers at MO Alpha. I believe the mayor of Carmel is also a Phi Psi.

Posted by Wynn Wheels Wiegand - IL   August 08, 2012

Norm, Dawn and Jenna,

We loved watching Brett play soccer over the years, he was such a strong player who never gave up, and a great teammate for Alex. He was also a great friend to Alex at school and working at O’Malia’s. Every time we saw Brett he had a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone he met. He was a wonderful young man and we were heartbroken by the news. We will be keeping you in our prayers.

Posted by Chris Katsaropoulos and the Katsaropoulos family - Carmel, IN - CHS and IPSC Soccer   August 08, 2012

Norm, Dawn and Jenna - our prayers are with you during this tough time. May God and many great memories of Brett provide you comfort. We'll miss Brett's warm smile but are blessed and honored to have spent time with him as he was a special young man from a very special family.

Posted by Brad and Penny Cheffey - Broken Arrow, OK   August 08, 2012

Dawn, Norm & Jenna,

There are just no words to express our sorrow for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time.

Posted by Gina, Ron & Tyler Winings - Carmel, IN - Neighbor    August 08, 2012

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Dawn and Norm and Jenna -

It is unimaginable to lose a son and brother and our thoughts and prayers are with you. We always enjoyed Brett's exuberance and joy and kindness. He and Alex shared many fun times together on the soccer field and at O'Malia's where they both worked. When my mother passed away three years ago, I found comfort in something that a friend said to me - Brett's spirit lives on and every time you think of him he is by your side and in your heart.

Posted by Tracy Katsaropoulos - Carmel, IN - CHS Soccer player mom   August 08, 2012

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Norm, Dawn , Jenna-
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as you navigate the loss of your dearly loved son and brother in the next weeks, months and years. Grandma Wiegand would always share proudly the photos and stories she received from you and Uncle Keith about Brett (and Jenna, too) with Rachel and I.
You all are dearly loved during this time and always.

Posted by Dave & Regina Park - Boston, MA   August 08, 2012

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Norm, I wanted to offer my condolences to you and your family,

May memories comfort you and bring you peace during this very difficult time. Me and my family will continue to lift your entire family up in prayer. God Bless..

Posted by Rhonda Cole - Indianapolis, IN - Co-worker   August 08, 2012

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Dear Norm, Dawn and Jenna,

You all have shown tremendous strength during this awful time and we all pray you are finding some kind of comfort from the outpouring of love and support from all, especially your soccer family.

Brett was such a personality: thoughtful, sensitive and of course, hilarious. We will always remember Brett as a force to be reckoned with on the field and a wonderful young man off of the field.

We thank God for letting us know you from the time Brett was a tot in a CUSC uniform to his time with Carmel High School, Westside and IPSC. We know Brett is scoring goals and cracking jokes with the other angels.

Lots of love to you all,
Kim, Bill, Tyler and Trevor Sarsfield.

Posted by The Sarsfield Family - Carmel, IN - soccer family   August 08, 2012

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I only met Brett twice... and he was younger.
I remember his smile, how he reflected his father's face and his love of soccer.
His loss is a tragedy for all.

Posted by David and Lara Srour - FORT LAUDERDALE   August 08, 2012

Norm, Diane and Jenna - words cannot be spoken of sudden loss you have. Brett was a wonderful young man and I know had so much in front of him. I know how proud you were of him and it could been seen every time both Norm and Brett smiled. My deepest sympathy to all of you...Warm regards,

Posted by Debbi and Aaron Kasper - INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Soccer Friends   August 08, 2012

Dear Norm, Dawn, & Jenna,
I am so, so sorry for your loss. The world was a brighter place with Brett in it. He was always smiling, one of the sweetest kids I know. He had a great attitude and was a real leader on the soccer field. Brett was such a charming boy, always ready with a compliment. I remember him telling all the moms in Cancun that we looked nice, always had a kind word about our necklace or our hair, which was very sweet, because our hair looked pretty frizzy there. It just made your day to run into Brett. Heaven gained an angel, I just wish he didn't have to go so soon. I love you guys. My whole famiy is praying over you daily.
xoxo
Ann

Posted by Ann Milborn - Carmel, IN - friend   August 08, 2012

We were all so very sorry to hear this. Our best thoughts go out to your family.

Posted by The Johnston Family - Noblesville, IN - Soccer teammate (IPSC)   August 08, 2012

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I am so very sorry to hear of your loss I have nothing but good memories of Brett from the days he played soccer against my son, Matt, and the times I chaperoned the 93 boys for ODP Camp. Sending prayers for comfort for your family.

Posted by Deb Studer - Indianapolis, IN - Another Soccer Mom   August 08, 2012

Norm and Dawn

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. Thank you for your message to all of our young people about watching out for each other and doing the right thing.

Rob, Katie, Ali and Chad Baker

Posted by Katie and Rob Baker - Carmel - neighbor   August 08, 2012

Norm, Dawn, Brett and Jenna, we love you and we will miss Brett terribly.
The Muschi Family feels they have lost one of their own.

Posted by Muschi Family - Carmel, IN - Friends   August 08, 2012

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Dear Norm, Dawn and Jenna:

I just wanted to say that we are so very sorry for your loss. We considered Brett to be part of our family. He spent many nights at our house with Jordan laughing, joking, playing video games etc. but he was always laughing and smiling. We have wonderful memories of all of the years of soccer tournaments and hotel adventures. Brett was a dear dear friend to Jordan and we will miss him tremendously.

Sincerely,

Stephanie, Jerry and Hannah Holman

Posted by Stephanie Holman - Ormond Beach, FL - Jordan' Sullivan's Mom-Friend   August 08, 2012

Norm and Dawn; so many good "family" moments together with Brett; the road trips were countless. Two things were always a constanton soccer trips: 1) we had a grerat time socially and; 2) "B" "Wacked" someone. The Garvey's will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Love; Michael, Marilyn, Christopher , Zachary and Andrew

Posted by Michael and Marilyn Garvey - Carmel, IN - Good Friend   August 08, 2012

Norm

I have sat here typing and re-typing trying to come up with the words to express our sorrow, but there are no words. As a parent I can only try to imagine your grief. Every time I saw you whether for lunch or running into you at work you had a story to share about Brett. I know how close and proud you were of your son. Keep close to your heart all those special times you've had with Brett and he will live within you forever.
You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Mark & Jean Kieffer - New palestin, IN - Friend   August 08, 2012

Watching Brett and Jeremy grow up together I remember a very polite, respectful, shy young man who always had a smile on his face. He and Jonathon would just pop in to visit Jeremy like members of the family and the three would spend hours together. I think the time they spent playing basketball together showed three young boys who loved each other and played as one always with smiles but mostly with such gusto and fun. My thoughts and prayers are with you always as Brett has left not only a hole in so many hearts but memories that will last a lifetime of a beautiful young man with a doting sister raised by wonderful parents.

Posted by Terry Slinker - Fishers, IN - Friend of Family   August 08, 2012

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Dawn and Norm, I feel like I should know this child just from hearing all the stories. My heart is saddened by such a loss to all who knew Brett. He will always be with you as he left many youthful years of memories. My prayers are with you as you deal with this loss of someone so precious and so young.

Posted by Carol Franket - Fishers, IN - Co-Worker of Norm Flinboom    August 08, 2012

Norm buddy, Dawn and Jenna,

I have been sitting here at this keyboard, with tears in my eyes, trying to think of how to put into words that absolute sorrow that I feel. I can not. I am just so so sorry. My heart bleeds for you all.

Brett was an amazing young man. He was smart, funny, out going, a great teammate and a very talented and tough soccer player. He was very tough!! All of us who had the joy of watching him play soccer throughout the years will remember his toughness....and he never ran out of energy!! He always had the dirtiest uniform when the final whistle blew. There are hundreds of players around the country that have been "Finbloom'ed" by Brett. Some may even still be sore to this day. Chris was so happy when Brett joined our team. He not only felt safer (no threat of getting Finbloom'ed), but also secure knowing that Brett had his back always.

Chris, Maria and I will always have great memories of Brett. We are so honored that we got to know him so well over the years.

Norm, Dawn, Jenna.....We love you all very much and are just so sorry.

Posted by Dave Maria and Chris Jones - Avon, IN - Friends   August 08, 2012

Dear Norman, Dawn and Jenna,

I had the privelige to teach Brett when he was in the ninth grade. He was a joy to teach and the kind of student that you wish filled every seat. He was pleasant every single day no matter what his day was like before he walked in my door. He was quick with a smile and a laugh and was a great classmate to his peers. I am deeply saddened at his passing and will keep your family in prayer during this very difficult time.

Shannon Woodson
Carmel High School
Teacher

Posted by Shannon Woodson - Carmel, IN - teacher   August 08, 2012

I am so sorry for all the trouble that has visited your family, especially this tragic death. My Mom, (Lydia Wiegand), and Brett's great grandfather were siblings. I have fond memories of visiting the family in Gridley back in the 40's.

Thoughts and prayers for you, from a distant cousin, who hold family ties the closest.

Duffy

Posted by John (Duffy) Winter - Palm Harbor, FL - cousin   August 08, 2012

Norm and Family,

Words cannot begin to express my sympathy. I am so very sorry for your loss. I hope with the love of family and friends you can begin to heal. Heaven indeed has a special Angel in Brett.

My thoughts are prayers are with you.

Posted by Heidi Niehus - IN   August 07, 2012

Norm, Dawn and Jenna,

Words aren't available to describe the depth of our sorrow for your loss. Please take comfort in each other and the support of your many friends who can help shoulder the burden. Cherish your wonderful memories of Brett.

Our deepest sympathy,

Phil & Tink Morgan

Posted by Phil and Tink Morgan - Richmond, IN   August 07, 2012

Norm & Family,

Words cannot express the sadness I feel for you and your family. You have my heartfelt sympathy and those of my associates in Limited Brands Real Estate Department. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sincerely,

Andrew Lane

Posted by Andrew Lane - Columbus, OH - Work relationship with Norm   August 07, 2012

Norm & Family,

I did not know Brett but my heart breaks for you and your family. I can't begin to imagine the pain of losing a child. I am so sorry. I will be praying for you all in the days to come for peace and comfort. May God hold you all close and Brett's memories bring you smiles through the tears.

Keli Young

Posted by Keli Young - Danville, IN - Co-Worker   August 07, 2012

Norm, I am so, so sorry to hear of this tragic news. It seems impossible right now, but I know you will find a way to get through this and I hope the healing process can begin soon for you and your family. My prayers and deepest sympathy goes out to you.

Posted by Kelly Miller - Indianapolis, IN - co-worker   August 07, 2012

To the Finbloom Family,
As a parent myself, my heartfelt condolences reach out to you. May your happy memories of Brett bring you comfort.

Helen Tridle

Posted by Helen Tridle - Indianapolis, IN   August 07, 2012

Norm, my heart breaks for you....just breaks. I have no words except I will ask angels to watch over you and your wife tonight.

Terri Wall

Posted by Terri Wall    August 07, 2012

Dawn, Norm and Jenna,

We are so sorry about losing Brett. Our hearts are just breaking for you.

I most remember Brett back in U9 and U10 soccer when he played with Adam (aka "Van"). Brett was such an amazing soccer player at that young of an age that he was playing up in Adam's age group. He always made us laugh in carpool. We also had so much fun watching him this past year playing on the Carmel High School team. And no matter where or when I saw Brett...he was smiling. He was always so happy!

We are praying that God wraps his arms around all of you and gives you comfort during this tragic time.

Love, Lisa, Gary, Erica, Adam and Kyle VanDeLaarschot

Posted by Lisa, Gary, Erica, Adam and Kyle VanDeLaarschot - Carmel, IN - Friend   August 07, 2012

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So very sorry for your loss. Our heart goes out to you all. Our prayers and thought are with you.

The Pittman's
Tobie, Michelle, Skyler, Logan, Brody & Maddie

Posted by Michelle Pittman - Westfield, IN   August 07, 2012

We were to devastated to learn of Brett's passing. We cannot pretend to imagine what you are going through, but our hearts break for your family. Brett was a charming, smart, charismatic young man and the memory of him and his mischevious smile and delightful sense of humor will remain with us forever.

Linda Maule and Ian Cook

Posted by Linda Maule and Ian Cook - Terre Haute, IN - Soccer Friends   August 07, 2012

Norm, Dawn and Jenna,

Our hearts break for the loss of your son and brother, Brett. What a neat guy!
Brendon always states that Brett is absolutely the funniest person that he has ever met! He always had my boy's back on the field. He was a very loyal teammate and friend to Brendon.
Many times young men do not wish to talk with "the adults" but Brett was so personable and sweet. There was never a time that he did not stop and say Hi to us. We hold so many dear memories of the soccer days and travels with WSU.
Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with you and your family. I will tell Brett's story over and over to any young individual who will listen. Brett's memory will live on in the life's that his story will save!

John, Jackie and Brendon Widau

Posted by The Widau Family - Indianapolis, IN - Soccer Family   August 07, 2012

Dear Jenna -

We are saddened to hear of the loss of your brother. You and your family are in our thoughts & prayers.

Posted by Hoosier FC 98-99 Girls - IN - soccer   August 07, 2012

Dear Norm and Family,
No words can describe how my heart hurts for you and your family. Please know that you, your family and Brett will be in my thoughts and prayers always.

Jean Perrotti

Posted by Jean Perrotti - NJ   August 07, 2012

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Dear Norm, Dawn and Jenna
I just wanted to say that Brett was such a good kid and a great friend to Nevin.They had some good times and a lot of laughs at Dynamo and Westside United. Nevin would always join the team where Brett was going to be after those crazy tryout days. Brett was a fearless soccer player. I always told Nevin that..."play like Brett" ,he would face any opponent head on and be offensive even though his position was a defender and I remember some great goals he made as a defender with that strong kick of his! And Norm cheering him on "Way to go 1-8 !" I personally will remember Brett as--Fearless. Something we all can only hope to be.

I pray you and your family find comfort and peace some day even though the pain of loss will always be there. Time will heal some wounds but never all of it. Rest in Peace Brett.
Our deepest condolences, The Joseph's (Beena, Regi and Nevin)

Posted by Beena Joseph - Muncie, IN - Friends mom   August 07, 2012

Dear Dawn,

Looking out my backyard towards yours with hope that my prayers and those of all your friends bring you and your family comfort.

Posted by Annette Young - carmel, IN - Neighbor and friend   August 07, 2012

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Norm, Dawn,and Jenna
We know mere words may offer little comfort at this tragic time, but know that our deepest feelings of sympathy and love lie with you and your family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
r

Posted by Nancy and Sidney Hirsch - Saint Louis, MO   August 07, 2012

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The Finbloom Family,

I know this is a hard time for your family but I hope this letter will be a form of comfort and a reminder of how many people loved and cared about Brett, including myself. Although I am out of town and was unable to be by his side, I was so moved to hear how much support showed up for Brett and your family. Brett always had a way to put a smile on someone’s face and make them laugh. He knew exactly how to pick me up when I was down. His personality instantly made me love him. His unconditional love for others and his ability to put others happiness above is own was what I loved the most. I looked up to the fact he didn’t care about what others thought of him. He was always fearlessly true to himself. He was known as the “frat star” due to his impeccable style. Brett certainly made an impression on everyone he met, and for that he will never be forgotten. I couldn’t ask for a better guardian angel.

Posted by Ashley Bartniski - Carmel, IN - Friend   August 07, 2012

I didn't know you very well Brett but I do know you were a great brother to Jenna. It saddens me to know that you had to leave this world so young, but I know you're in a better place. I remember you had a friend named Patrick over once and you chased me and Jenna around the house. You were so funny. Watch over Jenna. Rest in peace finny.

-Taylor

Posted by Taylor Crowe - noblesville, IN - Family friend   August 07, 2012

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Dear, Dear Brett,

I cannot think of you without smiling! You brought joy to everyone around you. Our carpools were filled with pranks, craziness, breadsticks, weird flavored Gatorade, drives through sketchy neighborhoods and hours of laughter.

A trip to a practice or a road trip to a tournament was not complete without a Brett Finbloom "Hi Mom!" "Love you Mom!" "Bye Mom!"

I am honored to have been a foster soccer mom to you. And I know your love for life enriched Luke's life beyond my wildest imagination.

Keep checking in on him from time to time and we will look for you in every sunrise, sunset and star filled sky.

Godspeed Brett!

Posted by Brenda VandeWater - Noblesville, IN - Soccer Family   August 06, 2012

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I am saddened by your loss. May you be strong and lifted up by your friends and family at this time. Thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

Posted by Patty Garrett - Westfield, IN   August 06, 2012

Norm, Dawn, Jenna - My heart breaks for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jack

Posted by Jack Nugent - Alpharetta, GA - Friend   August 06, 2012

Dear Finbloom Family,

There are few things more difficult than dealing with the loss of a loved one. We, along with our staff, are honored and humbled that you have chosen our family to care for your family during this time. It is our hope that we have been able, in some small way, to lighten your burden and give proper reverence to a life lived. Please let us know if we can be of further service.

Respectfully,

Brian and Bruce Buchanan
4th Generation Owners
info@flannerbuchanan.com

Posted by Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers - Indianapolis, IN   August 06, 2012