Board of Directors

Sue Drag - Founder and President

Sue honors her son Billy, who was only two and a half days old when he died of Meconium Aspiration Syndrome in 1985. She also honors and remembers her brother John, who died in the Iraq War in 2006. A Maple Grove resident since 1981, Sue enjoys spending time with her husband Bob, three surviving children, Michael, Sandy and Eddie, and four grandchildren.

Connie Johnson - Former President

Connie honors her son Danny, who was killed in a car accident at the age of 18 on July 24th, 2004. Danny had just graduated from high school and was planning to attend St. Cloud State University at the time. Connie currently lives in Blaine and enjoys spending time with her husband Craig and their daughter Kristine. Both are very supportive and involved with Friends of the Angel.

Nancy Riesgraf - Vice President

Barbara Hyk-Zimmer - Treasurer


Sarah Kerbeshian - Former Vice President

Sarah honors her son Luke, who was five days old when he died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) at Fairview Southdale Hospital in 1997. Following a normal pregnancy and a complication-free childbirth, Luke stopped breathing in Sarah’s arms and passed away soon after. Sarah lives in Plymouth and enjoys spending time with her husband Jack, their son Nick and their daughter Grace.

Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy. - Eskimo Proverb