Kelly (Schindler) Quack
God’s blessings to all of you.
May God bless you and bring you peace and resolution in 2008.
May God shed his light on all of you during this stressful time of grief and legal proceedings.
God Bless you all
Whitefish Bay, WI
I do not believe she killed herself and hope that Mark Jensen pays sevenfold for his sins. I know that truth will prevail for your family. In many prayers.God Bless and keep faith.
Sincerely, Brian Holland
A Friend In Georgia
The website captures so many wonderful beautiful memories and it is very touching to read. Thanks for sharing with us these fond memories and capturing all the timeline and supporting stories.
I hope that you will soon be reunited with her sons, so that you may tell them how much they’re mother loved them, and that they can have peace.
God be with you all, and may blessings be poured down from Heaven on your family and Julies young boys.
But to take her life, there is an “EVIL” in this man that has not been fully seen. If he get’s off with killing Julie, his “new” wife might want to ask herself what he would do if she pisses him off. This man is not “STABLE” even in the broadest sense of the word. ” HE IS PURE EVIL” .
TO THE GRIFFEN FAMILY: Continue to stand strong and push for justice in your sister’s memory, I am sure that Julie is looking down upon you with great pride and thankfulness for not allowing her death to go un-answered.
GOD BLESS & KEEP YOU IS MY PRAYER.
I tried to make a donation, paypal would not allow me to. However, I’ll keep checking the site may just be a glitch. God bless you all and remember that a woman in Scottsdale, AZ is praying for your entire family. May Julie rest in eternal peace…hugs…
Thank you for letting others see how much she meant to you and for her children how much they were loved.
May God continue watching over you all.
I cant fathom the pain your family has endured, im sure your sister is proud of you all for creating this website and allowing her voice to be heard.
Thank you for sharing.
with the website and your individual expressions of love in her memory were truly something quite amazing to read. I am sorry for your pain. I have a 26yr old daughter and pray for her safety all the time because in our society anymore, we don’t know who is normal and who is in disguise as to what they’re capable of. Why can’t these men settle for divorce – are we raising such arrogance and greed, that they must kill and do they not even consider the pain of their own children? When I read letters such as they ones to your sister, my faith is restored. Your parents did a fine job. I’m following the trial and hoping that justice will truly be served. Your story has made a difference in my life such that I think more frequently about holding those dear to me close, for we never know at any given moment what can change our ability to do so. God bless your family.
I will carry out great vengeance on them and punish them in my wrath. Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I take vengeance on them.’ ”
Mary, Upstate NY
May God bless you all.
Justice shall be served keeping pushing and the killer will be punished.
My memories of Julie are of a caring and fun older sister who appreciated the silly antics of her youngest brother and his friends. I remember her sincerity when visiting on the front porch. I remember her hospitality and how she cared deeply for her two boys.
Your website allows people to know the truth about your sister and how absolutely preposterous Mark’s defense. Be strong in the weeks and months ahead as you endure this trial. Justice will prevail.
God’s awesome comfort, peace, love and justice, be with you all,
He will vindicate,
I was abused for 12 years by my brother, and never had the support I needed. I have received help and try to help anyone in need.
story. I am sorry for what happened to her and to your family for
what you now have to live with. This tribute is beautifully done
and certainly accomplishes what you set out to do. I wish the best
for all of you and especially for her children. I know you cannot replace
her motherly love, but your support, and continuing love for them will
help them thru this. You as well as your daughter Julie will be in my
Rest in Peace….
I know Julie appreciates all your efforts.Your timeline and news updates tell Julie’s story. Thank you for updating this site and sharing those details with us.
Prayers to her children and family of best wishes.
The timeline for Dec 3 has a mistake – it says Dec 3 is the day Julie sounded drunk on the phone with the neighbor. It was actually Dec 2, as testified at this hearing and at the hearing in 2007. It is the defense who keeps trying real hard to mix that up by stating it was the 3rd since they want to suggest Julie was well enough to also get out of bed the day she died (and because the neighbor said Julie called right after mark left late for work).
Best and warmest regards
I’m so terribly touched by this memorial website. You have done a beautiful job in showing your family’s love and strength for one another. Also, It is very touching to see how warm and caring Julie was.I have been watching this trial since the very beginning. I see the lies and manipulation from all the Jensen family members, Mark, Kelly, mother, father, sister…etc. It’s quite obvious that he is guilty. I feel that Mark AND Kelly should pay for their terrible deeds. Please, don’t for a minute think that Kelly is just an innocent by-stander.
Just a point that I thought the prosecutor should have touched on…Why did Mark’s sister have to call him home from work when Julie called her to pick up her baby when the problem in the bathroom came up? Was it because she wanted his controlling reinforcements? Couldn’t she have handled it herself…being the “best friend” Mark’s sister supposedly was? I would think she and Julie could have resolved the problem and be done with it. I think that his family knew Mark to be very controlling and manipulative and that Julie was very unhappy. (I’ve seen all of the photos you posted…very obvious in timeline) I also think that Kelly is just as guilty as Mark. She didn’t put the poison in Julie, but she knew what was going on.
God is looking down on your whole family and justice will prevail. My heart and prayers go out to the whole Griffin family.
We love you & miss you Julie, David & Douglas…your family! I pray you find this site!
And for any woman that is abused…please seek help! Don’t let our sister’s loss be in vain!
Thank you again for you support!
my prayer’s are with you all !
justice for julie & family !
tami aka johnielee
David at that time had a difficult time with sleeping and nightmares. All Kelly would say that he had had a hard time since his mother died. I questioned her about Julie ,She rolled her eyes and said, “If you only knew”. I asked why Mark didn’t come with them.. He couldn’t leave, he had business. Ya, right… Now we all now why. Kelly was on the phone with Mark much of the time. Just madly in love? I had a unsettled feeling about it all. I couldn’t put my finger on it. Kelly was not my cup of tea. She was not that friendly toward me. I sensed something? What?
We’ve never seen Kelly again. We heard from her once when she called asking us to help with the first Bond for Mark to get him out of Jail. By that time we both knew what was going on . No way..
I find it extremely horrid that these two boys have been kept away from their family . Did Kelly legally adopt these boys? I know that was mentioned way back when.
If Mark goes to Prison for the rest of his life, what will happen to these boys?
Will Kelly be able to take them back to New Mexico where she comes from? What are these two boys thinking now? Surely they are hearing things and perhaps seeing things on the internet that hasn’t jelled with what they’ve been told?
I am so sorry for Julie. I wish I could have known her and helped her get out before it was too late. She seemed like a gentle soul. Surely she was as her two boys have her Spirit in them.
Justice must prevail for your family. I am only sorry there isn’t a Death Penalty in the state of Wisconsin. Strong feelings, but that is what I feel. An Eye for an Eye. Evil will never win. Mark and Kelly’s life will never be a happy one. I predict much misery and suffering for them both.The Lord God is writing the end to this story Himself.
God Bless you and keep you strong during this time.
God bless from south Georgia.
God bless you all.
I want you to know that I am praying for all of you to have some peace and comfort. Hopefully this will have closure in part very soon.
Peace and prayers to all of you!
a friend from IL
Her children, especially, are in my prayers. May they live their lives to the fulllest and make Julie smile down on them.
Hopefully now the boys will be returned to their mother’s loving family, the family they were stolen from in the cruelest possible way.
The website is a remarkable tribute to your dear sister. I am relieved to see justice come at last. Stay strong and take care of one another, Julie’s boys will some day come to all of you to know about their mother. You all seem like loving thoughtful men that I am sure you will have the answers to their questions. God Bless you and yours and your beautiful Julie.
I read today that Mark was found guilty, and it’s good that he didn’t get away with this terrible crime against Julie, her sons and her family. God bless and care for all of you.
With the love of Christ,
I never knew Julie but had followed this case over the years since I grew up here. I, too, had a friend who uttered the same words to me about her husband that Julie did about Mark. I had mentioned the Jensen case to her and I really feel that was part of what made her be strong enough to leave her marriage. Little did I know that years later I would be working along side Julie’s wonderful sister in law Jill. (and Jill, I don’t know how you managed these last few weeks) It’s amazing where our life’s journey takes us.
This website is such a wonderful tribute to a beautiful person and her memory will live on in many of us forever because of you. Julie has been heard through you!!
Most Sincerely, Caroline Savaglio Miceli
always trying to remain non-judgemental — until the courts decision. But HOW U 2 have weathered this–is beyond my imagination?!
Years ago before my mom died she wrote the following poem:
I would like to live like a flower,
Glowing and fragrant and fulfilling,
Then collapse my corolla and
carrying my life in my seeds,
Grow anew on the other side of the curtain–
To bloom again in youth of body and
wiser in mind and spirit.
~ iineZeni lenz mueller
Like your mom, mine loved gardening, and color! She also loved science like I know you do, David. So you know what? Now when I see a budding and emerging flower, my thoughts will turn 2 U 2–the ‘seeds’ of your Mom’s being. For now is YOUR time– 2 BLOOM, 2 GROW and 2 BECOME THE ALL U 2 were conceived 2 B.
I hope U both find solace just knowing that sooooooo many–in Kenosha, & around the world–care deeply.
*That thru this site, the LOVE of your uncles shines thru ;
*That thru this site, others are being HELPED;
*That thru this site, so many are able to realize HOPE; and
*That thru this site, YOUR MOM LIVES with us all!
Holding U close 2 my heart & being ‘4ever & always’. Be Peace!
~Your friend on 69th Street
God Bless you all!
I am so glad the jury found him guilty. Mr Albee now hopes that Mark will get another trial and a fair one at that? What was not so fair about this one.
and I also have to say that Aaron Dillard and his twin brother Mike Dillard were not always as bad as they seem now. I went to school with both of them.
Her brother had said noone can ever know what Julie felt like unless they were in a situation like hers…I myself was in a very physcially and mentally abusive relationship for over 8 years. Thank god I got out but as far as all the mental abuse she endured I can relate totally. I can understand why she did not reach out for help like most say she should have and why she did not leave him like most question. People on the outside do not understand how hard it is to leave especially when there are kids involved. And how much they drill you into the ground with the things they say.
I would rather go through years of physcial abuse than years of mental abuse. My heart goes out to her because I do know what she went through.
So for those of you who say why didn’t she just leave or why didn’t she just get a divorce or call out for help. Just remember it is not easy as it looks to just walk away.
My best wishes to the Griffin brothers and I will keep you all in my prayers!
Though I know that won’t bring Julie back, but her Love from her family she can now rest in peace with our Lord.May God Bless You “Julies” family…… there still is good people out there!!!!
Let God deal with the things they do. Gina from Albuquerque, NM.
The same holds true for Andrew, who has also done nothing to deserve this turmoil in his life.
God bless the children.
May God in his wisdom keep you all and bless you. You will be reunited.
As avid Bible readers, we hope that you can take the same comfort that we have in the promise given that “all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out” (John 5:28)
“And just a little while longer, and the wicked one will be no more;
And you will certainly give attention to his place, and he will not be.
But the meek ones themselves will possess the earth,
And they will indeed find their exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.”
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to welcome back Julie in a world that has been cleansed of all evil and is transformed into a paradise?
Rest assured Julie is not suffering, she is asleep; and she is definitly in our creator Jehovah God’s memory.
Peace be with you all.
Friends from Canada, David and Julie
Satan is steadily at work as he knows his days are numbered. It is so evident as we see such horrific happenings daily. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will return for His church and Julie will be reunited with
her beloved sons, friends and family. What a great day that will be!
I pray that Mark truly repents of his sins and finds the peace that only the love of God can give him. He is added to my unfortunate, growing list which includes but not limited to OJ, Scott Peterson, Richard Speck,
Eric & David from Columbine, Susan Smith…….the list goes on and on.
You remain in my prayers as the appeals process now begins. May God continue to bless you and give you strength to carry on….
Bubba can’t wait for Mark to arrive at the prison ! Have fun with Mark, Bubba !
Julie can now rest in Peace forever.
Thoughts and prayers to you from Western Wisconsin.
May God send His healing Spirit to all Julie’s family.
In Nomine Jesu,
Julie& you family, some justice.
from a caring friend in toledo,
Happy Birthday Julie !
This is a beautiful site you made for her. She would be very proud of all of you . My prayer’s are with you all. I feel as tho i have known Julie for a long time from reading all about her & your family on your site & watching the trial on the internet. I never missed a day. Rest in peace Julie.
Yes ! Guilty !
The jury has spoken
Finally Julie’s voice has been heard
Justice has been served
Thanks to the jury for their hard work & for being able to see the truth
Thanks to special prosecutor Robert Jambois & Assistant DA Angelina Gabriele for fighting to bring justice for Julie & her family
A rose for Julie
A rose for Julie & her son’s
A rose for Julie & her 4 brother’s
A rose for Julie & her family,friends & loved one’s
May you all feel some peace ! May David & Douglas make their way to you all ! May Jesus take care of them & all of you !
I sure hope David & Douglas are doing ok.
I am so glad the jury found mark guilty.
Take care & Stay safe !
A loving friend from Toledo Ohio
Tami aka Johnielee
I want to send my deepest appreciation for the family for sharing her life here on this site with all the internet people. We came to know her during the trial of Mark Jensen and now know without a doubt that it was he who took her from this world.
Happy Birthday, Julie. I truly believe your soul is resting in the light of heaven now. Your children know the truth. Your job is done.
She loved her three D’s – daddy(Mark), David, plus Douglas.
Please Lord let their love for their Mother find its way back into their heart & soul.
My prayer’s are with you David and Douglas & with you Julie & Family.
From a friend in Toledo
Tami aka Johnielee333
The Robers Family has many happy memories associated with the Griffins and all the other scout families of Troop 551. The camping trips and other family activities we all enjoyed so much. Remember Pat, when you played the organ on the back of Mr. Pflugers pick-up truck? All of you boys played at Ken & my 25th Wedding Anniversary. You were so talented even then, at such a young age.
God bless and watch over you all in the beautful lives you have created for yourselves. May you soon be reunited with your nephews, so they can share in all of your cherished memories.
I grew up on 82nd Street with the Griffin family. Paul and I were in the same class at Whittier School, then at Lance, and we graduated together from Tremper. Mike, Julie, Patrick and Paul were part of the lives of my brothers, Steven, Scott, and I. There were Boy Scout events and school events, and just playing ball in the neighborhood. It was a good childhood, with nice kids and families. Whenever I think of it, I remember the Griffin family, and I will always remember Julie. You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Janet Winston Key
When the verdict was read I sat here and cried my eyes out and said “Justice for Julie” I hope Mark thinks about this for the rest of his sorry life while locked in a cell for life. Our judicial system worked;
I was so drawn to the trial because I lived Julie’s life. My ex husband also kept me under lock and key, he clocked my mileage and I was beaten up every single day, emotionally as well. I had no money to get away. My family took his side, so I lived in shelters with my 2 young sons at times.
It’s been 14 years since he tried to kill me in the shower with a razor blade. I got out with my life. He has poisoned my sons ages now 25 and 21. I have not seen them in 14 years and I miss them so bad. He poisoned their minds into hating me. If I did not leave that night in 1995 I would not be alive.
I wish Julie got away from him, but like myself you think”we can work this out” I am a strong woman and just wanted us to work out. He said to me if I ever left he would take the boys away from me. He also said to watch my bad at all times because he wanted to kill me,
Please forgive me as this is a tribute to a beautiful, wonderful mother and sister. May Julie rest in eternal peace for ever and a day.
God bless all of you and you have my deepest heartfelt sympathy.
from: Philadelphia Pa
I would be happy to share with you all I know. I rather doubt I will get much more information from Kelly’s family however as they are very aware my husband and I affirm that Mark is a Murderer. He murdered Julie, and he & Kelly murdered her memory for her boys..Birth Mother my foot! God knows all and HE is still wrting the end of this story!!!”Kelly laid herself on the line to join a church because Doug wanted to. Doug was able to give his life to Christ.”
In June 1995, dinner was not to his liking and he throw the kitchen table over. My children were a witness to all this abuse. I had no where to go, my family would not help me because they did not believe in a broken marriage. When he threw the table over I ran upstairs and locked the bathroom door – I planned on leaving even though I had no money nor access to atm cards which he kept checkbooks and cards locked in his office at work. He forbid me to work too. Well as I showered to get ready to leave he broke down the bathroom door and grabbed a razor blade and started to slash me, I huddled on the floor of the shower stall covering my face. I truly thought I was going to die on the floor of the shower.
When he stopped and went downstairs I threw clothes on and ran for my life, bleeding and hurting. Scared and not thinking clearly I called a friend who I only just met 13 days prior online. He met met me somewhere and held me as I cried and bled. He took me to the hospital and I had contusions all over as well as defense wounds.
Needless to say, he was arrested. He was having an affair for years with my parents best friends which I knew about. They were both in cahoots over a large inheritance which I was to receive. His mistress was a black widow who used men and conned them into putting her onto her their life insurance (long story) – What happened next will send chills down your spine, My sister who I never got along with did whatever my now ex asked her to do because he gave her money all the time……he called her from jail and told her to kidnap my son’s. My own father bailed him out of jail. It’s a long story and a complicated one that I hope to tell the world about. I have been in contact with national networks for help because I want my silent voice heard, but no luck yet.
My ex hired a powerful lawyer and I could not afford one and went to court over custody and defended myself. I LOST in court, the justice system failed me…. The judge said “since I am not working and have no skills he denied me custody.
It’s been almost 14 years since I have seen my son’s now ages 21 and 25. They have been poisoned into hating me, the brainwashing has been so severe. This is called PAS – I have tried everything humanly possible to contact them only to be hung up on. I am severely depressed. On my Mother’s death bed she wanted to see my kids and my ex denied that 😦 She died 1 week later without seeing them. It breaks my heart. My ex has my diary, and the courts demanded he give it back, he said he lost it…….uh huh, it was incriminating against him. He threw out all my things, my parents pictures including my dads army photos I stored in my garage. I have nothing, but I have my life and I am alive.
He told me to watch over my shoulders at all times because he will someday kill me. I still have nightmares, waking up screaming in the middle of the night. I re-married to a wonderful man in 2001 who is a shrink and has gotten me through so much trauma in my life. Holidays and birthdays are so hard for me, but with love and support from my husband I get through them. My ex is a heinous monster but I have forgiven him silently because the hatred was so consuming and zapped the energy and life out of me. I have never given up hope of reuniting with my grown sons someday. I have missed milestones that will never ever be replaced.
MY MESSAGE TO ALL WOMEN, PLEASE PLEASE LEAVE YOUR ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS NOW BEFORE IT’S TO LATE. WHAT I DID NOT KNOW WAS THAT YOUR HUSBANDS CAN BE ORDERED TO PAY FOR ALL YOUR LEGAL EXPENSES. I ONLY LEARNED THIS THROUGH LISA BLOOM ON COURT TV. IF I COULD LEAVE WITH NO MONEY NOR CLOTHES ANYONE CAN! FIND YOUR INNER STRENGTH AND GET OUT.
I HAVE FORGIVEN MY FATHER FOR DISOWNING ME AND BAILING HIM OUT OF JAIL. MY SIDE OF THE FAMILY WHAT CONSISTS OF ONLY MY FATHER AND SISTER. MY SISTER IS ONE OF THE MEANEST WOMAN I EVER KNEW, FILLED WITH EVIL. I DO NOT HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH HER NOR DO I WANT ONE. MY HUSBAND DOES NOT LIKE HER AND WE WILL NEVER HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH HER. SHE THRIVES ON OTHERS MISERY. TO THIS DAY MY SONS HAVE NO RELATIONS WITH MY DAD OR SISTER AS THEY TO HAVE BEEN POISONED AGAINST THEM.
I AM SORRY THIS WAS A LONG COMMENT AS I TRIED TO EXPLAIN THE IMPORTANCE OF GETTING OUT WITH YOUR LIFE BECAUSE LIFE IS WAITING FOR YOU. I BELIEVE HE’LL PAY FOR THIS ON JUDGEMENT DAY. THERE IS NO GREATER PUNISHMENT FOR A WOMAN THEN TO LOSE THEIR PRECIOUS CHILDREN. I CANNOT EVEN EXPLAIN THE TORMENT I STILL GO THROUGH. I STILL LOVE MY SONS AND ALWAYS WILL….PLEASE PRAY FOR ME THEY WILL FIND THEIR WAY BACK INTO MY LIVE.
JULIE WAS NOT AS LUCKY AS SHE DIED AS A RESULT OF A SICK DEMENTED MAN WHO KILLED HER. I ONLY PRAY AND HOPE MANY PEOPLE WILL TAKE ALL THE WARNING SIGNS BEFORE THEY END UP LIKE SOMEONE AS BEAUTIFUL AS JULIE WAS.
MAY SHE REST IN ETERNAL PEACE FOREVER AND HER LEGACY SHALL LIVE ON THROUGH HER LOVING BROTHERS. MAY GOD BLESS HER SONS AND THE GRIFFIN FAMILY. I FEEL AS THOUGH I KNEW JULIE BY WATCHING THE TRIAL AND CRIED WHEN THE VERICT WAS READ BECAUSE JUSTICE PREVAILED.
SINCERELY FROM SOMEONE WHO WALKED IN THE SHADOW OF JULIE BUT SURVIVED.
MY PRAYERS AND LOVE GO OUT TO JULIES FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO WATCH OVER ALL OF YOU AND KNOW JULIE IS SMILING NOW BECAUSE HER HUSBAND WILL ROT IN PRISON FOR THE REST OF HIS SORRY LIFE.
PEACE AND LOVE FROM A WOMAN WHO REALLY CARES.
A friend from toledo ohio,
Tami aka johnielee
Your memories will live forever.Maggie Sydney Australia
God Bless You,
Debbie in Oklahoma
I’ve had them as well as others tell me fundraisers just don’t do well here for Domestic Abuse.
The kicker is I called 3 different places and they couldn’t tell me where people go or call if they need help or advise on getting out of a bad situation.
I am willing to do what I can to help this change.
Your sisters story has encouraged me to pick that folder back up, and
do that fundraiser anyway, and gain more awareness in Chattanoga. It made me angry and frustrated at the difficulty to get info on them, so I put my research down and filed it away. Can you imagine how hard it is for the victims to find them?
I will be able to use this site for people to really open their eyes to how serious Domestic Abuse is.
I am also putting BACK on my website our We support Domestic Abuse Victims.
Julie can rest now, and her story will help open the blind eyes.
God Bless you guys.
God Bless your family and may he give them the strength to carry on…you will never be forgotten. Sleep in peace beautiful angel above. Lynn Z.
Justice will find a way for Mark Jensen to stay in prison for the rest of his life. Please don’t give up.
May Julie rest in internal peace?
My prayers of peace are with you all!
Dr. Mary Manesis-Gilbert
Katfish….ponders here. I just wanted to let you know that all briefs were submitted on June 24, 2010 and the appeal was assigned to a 3 judge panel at the WCCA. So now the appeal is pending an opinion/decision. You may already be aware of this but I just wanted to be sure. Hope all is well for the Griffins !