Eau Claire, Wisconsin (WQOW) - Many trees in Eau Claire's Carson Park were toppled after Thursday's storms.
Two of them landed at the base of a tree with a unique story behind it.
"When my sister had passed away we were looking for a type of memorial for her, and we came across this program called the Living Legacy program," said Gary Krogman.
The program was set up by the Eau Claire Parks and Recreation Department for people to honor and celebrate others. That includes Krogman's sister Pam Boos, who passed away two years ago after battling diabetes. The family picked a maple tree, and specifically chose Carson Park as the location.
"Her back window overlooked Carson Park, so this was something special, meaning for her and that's why we chose this location."
Once the storm had passed, they went to check on the memorial.
"When we got on the top of the hill and looked at it all, two or three big trees were down, and we couldn't see her tree at first. And then when we went around it was just in the front there. They ended right by her tree, so obviously we were pretty excited about that."
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