GoFundMe created for families of Molson Coors mass shooting victims
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- People across the Milwaukee area are mourning the five workers killed in the Miller Coors brewery shooting. They were husbands, they were fathers and sons, and dedicated workers.
"They were Dale Hudson, Gene Levshetz, Jesse Valle, Dana Walk, and Trevor Wetselaar."
Gene Levshetz, 61 of Mequon is being remembered as a loving husband who put his family's needs before his own.
Congresswoman Gwen Moore personally knew him and spoke about him on the House floor. "A wonderful person who left the Soviet Union to seek a better life for him and his family,” she said.
60-year-old Dale Hudson of Waukesha was an electrician at the brewery. He was recently honored by the IBEW union for more than 10 years of service at Miller Coors.
"I saw him last Friday, and when you tell someone you're gonna see them later and you don't get that chance..." said Hudson's friend Max Allen. "Life can be too short as we obviously know now. It's very sad and I"m going to miss my friend."
Dana Walk of Delafield was a machinist at the plant. According to his obituary, he was an avid fisherman who loved to spend days on the lake. He was 57.
Brewery Workers Local 9 UAW says in a statement, “Words cannot express the pain and grief the membership of Local 9 is feeling over this tragic event that has left us forever scarred."
They lost three members in total, including Trevor Wetselaar who was 33. He was power house operator and Navy veteran.
"He was a very kind and helpful soul," said Trevor's cousin, Jeffrey Lemmermann. "He was the first one to offer to help whether it was moving furniture or just needing an ear to listen to a problem. But he was the last one to look for recognition for that help, and I think that's what led him to military service, he wanted to help as best he could, but didn't want the spotlight."
"He would probably want you this weekend to just go do something for somebody, that's the best way to honor him this weekend and everybody else that suffered this tragedy at Miller. Do something nice for them -- surprise somebody," he added.
The fifth victim, Jesus Valle Jr., is being remembered as a loving husband and father. He was 33.
Brewery Workers Local 9 says they are working with other unions and Molson Coors to pay their respects to the victims. They will also make sure that support is available for members and their families, as they deal with this tragedy.
The company is looking to raise $1 million to give the victims' families the long-term help and support they'll need in the years ahead. They are halfway there.
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