The family of a slain University of Minnesota student Anarae Schunk will hold a public memorial service honoring her life this Sunday, at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center.
The 20-year-old, a gifted chess player and scholar, was killed on Sept. 22. Her body was recovered this Monday in Lonsdale.
“Anarae was a caregiver,” her family said Wednesday in a statement to the Star Tribune. “She was passionate about others. She had a sharp wit. She believed in the good of humanity. Anarae was also stubborn, but she is a Schunk, so this goes without saying.”
The memorial service will take place from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6, 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.
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