A Death in White Bear Lake Author:Barry Siegel On Palm Sunday, 1965 a little boy died of peritonitis in White Beark Lake, Minnesota. He was 3 1/2 yrs old, and his name was Dennis Jurgens. — This extraordinary book is the true story of Dennis, his adoptive parents, Lois & Harold Jurgens, his natural mother Jerry Sherwood, and the many others in the town of White Bear Lake those whose lives we... more »re touched by them.
Years after Dennis's death, Jerry Sherwood decided to search for the child she had given up for adoption soon after his birth. He would be nearly grown-up now, and she wanted him to know he had blood relatives. She was prepared if he chose to reject her. she was not prepared for the letter from the welfare dept telling he he had died in 1965.
Grieving, she found there was more to the story. From a newspaper clipping she learned that his body bore multiple injuries. From his death certificate she discovered that the coroner had never ruled on the actual cause of death. they had just buried the body - that was all......« less