Otto Warmbier

  • Born: December 12, 1994
  • Died: June 19, 2017
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Otto Warmbier, the American student who was imprisoned in North Korea for more than 17 months, and was returned home last week, has died at the age of 22.

American student who was imprisoned in North Korea for more than 17 months…

Otto Warmbier, the American student who was imprisoned in North Korea for more than 17 months, and was returned home last week, has died at the age of 22. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Warmbier Family,

My heart aches for you over Otto. I hoped and prayed that he would somehow recover. I hope you know that America grieved with and for you. I prayed and thought of you for a long time and will continue to do so. Please place a flower at Otto's grave for me?

Posted by Heidi Dietrich - Fitchburg, MA   November 17, 2017

Whenever I think of Otto I have tears in my eyes, like right now. I pray peace and comfort to his family. May he never be forgotten. God somehow, someway, turn this around in his families life so they may feel and know your deep love for them . . . and for Otto.

Posted by Debra Herzog - Branson, MO   November 16, 2017

Otto will never be forgotten. He will always be in our heart. God bless his friends and family.

Posted by J R - Austin, TX   October 29, 2017

My heart breaks for you Otto. I am so sorry for the pain you endured and for how your family is suffering. Please know you have touched many hearts and I have been praying for and your family.

Posted by Maria Albanese - Roxbury, NJ   October 12, 2017

My heart is so full of compassion and grief for the loss of your son and for what you are going through because of his experience in North Korea. Otto and your family and friends are all in my prayers. God bless all of you.

Posted by A friend   September 30, 2017

I followed Otto's story from the very beginning. I think of him almost everyday. I pray for your family every night. Please, God, stop the evil on this earth! Peace be with you, Warmbier Family ✝

Posted by Terri Hayman - Haiku, HI   September 27, 2017

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So sad to se what happend to you Otto. I will pray 4 U
R I P.

Posted by Hans Norway - Bergen   September 27, 2017

What a beautiful boy. I am so sorry for your loss. May God ease your pain and give you strength. May he never be forgotten.

Posted by Sam & Cindy Trimble - Louisville, KY   September 26, 2017

God be with you. I watched your interview with Ainsley today and want you to know my prayers have been with you since his incarceration. Will never stop praying. He looks this beautiful in Heaven wearing the martyr's crown. Oh how my heart has sorrowed for you and pleads with God for Justice against all evil, particularly this type. Praying for your strength and perseverance.

Posted by M Barrett - Waltham, ME   September 26, 2017

I send condolences for your dear Otto. May you hold tightly to God's right hand as he helps your family cope with such pain. May be sustain your hearts. Know others are here to send prayers in your behalf.

Posted by MA - Houston, TX   September 07, 2017

Sympathy, peace and deepest admiration in the journey to return your beautiful son home. So very sorry for the loss of Otto.

Posted by M Cohen - Cherry hill, NJ   September 04, 2017

To Otto's family,

I am writing to express my condolences to you during this trying time. I prayed for Otto while he was in North Korea that he would be able to make it back home to his family. I can't imagine how difficult it was throughout that year to not be able to see him and know if he is safe. He was very courageous and strong and I believe he was holding on to see his family again. I am very sorry for your loss. I am thankful that he was able to have the comfort of his family after his journey back to the U.S. My thoughts are with the Warmbier family.

Posted by Allison Maxwell - Davenport, IA   September 03, 2017

Dear Family,

I apologize for the lack of nothing to say...That is meaningful.

I find the death of any young man in their prime of his Life. There was so more he had to offer and so many things he never know.

I believe God also needs soldiers up above so I would prefer to think that he got a big Promotion

The US needs him now more than ever.

His lost is felt by millions of Americans from all over the world and they WILL NEVER let his sprit die!

RIP my friend!

Posted by Frank Miller - Stafford, TX   August 15, 2017

To the Warmbier

This is so terribly sad and tragic that this happened to your beautiful young son. My sincere condolences to your family and friends. I cannot imagine your grief but please know that the "God of all comfort" sees our pain and will give us the strength to endure.

-Kay,NJ

Posted by A friend   July 29, 2017

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This is for you Otto, may you have peace and joy in heaven.

Posted by Anonymous - Newnan, GA   July 28, 2017

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Deepest condolences on the loss of your beautiful son, brother and friend.may he rest in peace.
With love from Dublin Ireland

Posted by A friend   July 28, 2017

I recently read an article about South Korea and immediately thought of your son. I did not know Otto but in many ways I did. In May my brother passed away. He had accomplished so much in his life. He was an attorney and public defender. His death was ruled natural...but it was not. It was murder. No one has been held accountable as of this day.
I feel your loss and my own everyday. I am very sorry that my brother and Otto died but I am very very happy that they lived. Otto and your family are in my prayers.
Michael Anthony Beach

Posted by Michael Beach - Walterboro, SC   July 21, 2017

I did not know Otto. I am from Canada and do not regularly follow the news but saw his/ your story on 20/20. I cannot even begin to imagine what he and his family has been through. Please know that the story has travelled through countries with people seeing such a bright eyed young man with the world at his feet in the clips and images. The comments from friends and family. It is so much more than a story and has affected me, and I am certain - the world- to the very core. I wish - to all the family, friends, aquaintances that knew such a vibrant young man- I wish for you to find peace.

Posted by L Lucier - Blenheim, Ontario, ON   July 15, 2017

I did not know Otto personally however he would have been a delight to know. To his credit he has wonderful parents that love him and his siblings deeply. What a treasure heaven has been given.

Posted by Linda Donovan - Louisville, KY - acquaintance   July 12, 2017

As the online condolences of strangers slowly dwindle in the weeks ahead, the comforting thoughts of those recorded on this site and many others will continue on. When we least expect it, something will spark the memory of Otto's journey and his star will shine a little brighter. Remember that there is a myriad of people who will always remember Otto and his courage and your struggle to bring him home.

Posted by Kathryn - Annapois, MD   July 12, 2017

To the Warmbier family:

I just came across this site.

I followed the story of you son Otto since the first time they showed the story of his imprisonment.

I would like you to know that we prayed for Otto's release and safety daily.

As a family we were deeply saddened to learn of his passing so soon after he was returned to you.

Please know how many people loved and cared about your son Otto and for his wellbeing and safety.

When I saw Otto's Father wearing the jacket that belonged to Otto I knew in my heart that Otto will always live on in the hearts of his loved ones as well as in the hearts and minds of the American people as well as all the people around the world who came to love him as well.

God Bless
Our heartfelt condolences to the Warmbier Family

JBArrett
Lakewood NJ

Posted by J Barrett - Lakewood, NJ   July 10, 2017

Otto, may you travel from star to star and look down on us with happiness and love in your heart. You will be missed!
"I see your smile, I hear your call, it does not seem your gone at all. We will wait in faith to hold your hand and meet again in God's promised land." ~ Angela (WI)

Posted by Angela F - Milwaukee, WI   July 08, 2017

I hope you can feel the care and take comfort from all the people who are walking with you. Your Otto is all our sons, daughters grandkids that we love and pray for.

Posted by Sue Harvey - Grand Rapids Michigan   July 07, 2017

Otto Warmbier has completed his journey. May he now Rest In Peace.

Posted by norma hill - Pottstown, PA - acquaintance   July 07, 2017

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My deepest condolences to all of Otto's loved ones. Our country mourns Otto, along side of The Warmbier Family. The Warmbier Family raised a remarkable young man. Otto's only mistake was trusting others. I am sorry for what has happened. Wish I could take some of your pain away. Please know that there are genuinely good people in this world who support The Warmbier Family. Otto will Never be Forgotten. America's beautiful Son

Posted by Deborah Matos - NJ   July 03, 2017

It's heartbreaking to know about this. Our sincere condolences to his parents and family for the loss of their beloved son and friend. We can tell he was truly loved and that he loved you all in return. May our Heavenly Father grant you strength to endure - for "The angel of God camps all around those fearing Him..." and He becomes our Stronghold, while you cherish the beautiful moments Otto enjoyed with you...

Posted by - FL   July 01, 2017

In 1987, long before this beautiful young man was born, I was in a production of "Hamlet." Playing Osric, I observed my fellow actor, Don K. Williams, Jr., playing Horatio, as he spoke Shakespeare's words that are so perfect for Otto: "Good night, sweet prince / And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest." Good night, kind, sweet and gentle Otto.

Posted by Ron Trigueiro - Fresno, CA   June 30, 2017

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Rest in Peace, dear Otto, in the arms of Jesus. May God bless your family with the knowledge and peace of knowing that you are safe and home again in Heaven with your Heavenly Father.

Posted by George and Ann Morgan - Pittston, PA., PA   June 29, 2017

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Posted by BEVERLY HARLOW - WEYERS CAVE, VA   June 28, 2017

In the deepness of my heart, I mourn for your loss of Otto. As was said, the world mourns for you and your beautiful Otto. I am sorry beyond words. They ask for a relationship for this post, here they are: American, human being, and mother.

Posted by Cindy Watts - Pittsburgh, PA   June 27, 2017

To The Family of Otto Warmbier,
We are so very sorry that you have lost your son in this way.
There are no words to fully express the sadness we feel.
The world mourns with us.
God Bless You.

Posted by Peter & Bonnie Giacobbi - Plantation, FL   June 27, 2017

To the parents, family and friends of Otto Warmbier.
My heart goes out to you on losing Otto; so young to have gone through such a senseless death. Just looking at his picture brings tears to my eyes. May the God of all comfort strengthen you at this time.

Posted by - Chicago   June 26, 2017

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You are perfect Otto. RIP Dear Soul.

Posted by A friend   June 26, 2017

You lived a thousand lives in such a short time, Otto. Your spirit and your smile have touched us at the deepest level of our being. We are you. You are us. We are all one. Holding you dear, Otto. Holding you near. God Bless YOU and God Bless your family!

Posted by beth schwartz - OR   June 26, 2017

I have been profoundly affected by Otto's death. I think about him and his story everyday and my heart breaks. I can't imagine the grief you are experiencing. I hope that you can feel some peace in knowing Otto is safe and at peace with God. I pray daily for your family. Please know that your beautiful son has left his mark on even strangers. Otto will not be forgotten.

Posted by Janet W. - Charleston, SC   June 26, 2017

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My heart is heavy and broken. What an amazing young man Otto became in his short time on earth. I will always remember him, his bright light, and how he was taken too soon. Prayers and love to his amazing family.

Posted by Cathy Lorberbaum - Potomac, MD   June 26, 2017

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I have come to know you over the last two weeks. There are no answers as to why you were chosen to suffer.Bless you and your parents for the suffering that will never stop, in their hearts.

Posted by Debra Rogero - Rockport, TX   June 25, 2017

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Rest in peace Otto

Posted by A friend   June 25, 2017

Hi, I have followed Ottos Story for 15 months. I prayed every single day for Otto and his family. I watched Ottos parents on several shows, read articles, anything I could find. My heart is broken. When I learned Otto was coming home in a coma since the time of his horrific sentence, I was so happy and sad. I will now continue to pray every single day for Ottos family. I promise you all that I will never forget him. I want so badly to go to his parents and just hug them. Fred and Cindy you and your son, again, will never be forgotten and I will also pray that Otto gets justice. Hugs to you❤ Loriann Vaccola from Mount Pocono PA

Posted by Loriann Vaccola - Mount Pocono, PA - Acquaintance   June 25, 2017

Otto, surely you never, ever deserved the horror you endured! It is horrible that the world is filled with people who cannot understand the complete innocence and naive nature of young people. From the things I read online, you must have made the world a joyful place for your family, friends, and hometown.

Dear sweet young man - there are so many people around the world that became very upset after reading about your tragic circumstances. Don't worry-you now have the love and grace of God all around you! You will be reunited with your loved ones - one at a time. In the meantime, rest peacefully - you are in paradise!

Posted by Yvonne Buoncora - Middle Village, NY   June 25, 2017

My heart just breaks over this - I am so sorry - you are now in Gods hands and at peace - my prayers are now for the Warmbier family - so sorry for your loss - there are no words - we mourn with you - God comfort you.

Posted by Brent Bailey - Columbus, OH   June 25, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. Otto is with God & the angels. My prayers are with all of you that you continue to live life knowing Otto is with all of you! God Bless You & Keep You Strong!

Posted by Lois Montante - Orlando, FL   June 24, 2017

My sincerest condolences on the loss of your beloved son. The entire country mourns with you!

Posted by D D - NC   June 24, 2017

I'm heartbroken for you but so happy he got to come home to you. I can't keep from crying when I think of Otto. The joy I felt when I heard he was coming home was short lived. I trust in time justice will be served. I'm glad you have so many wonderful memories. He was a fine young man. Again, so sorry.

Posted by Nancy Smyth - Pitman, NJ   June 24, 2017

I live in Naples, Fl and at the Ascent in Northern Ky. Many years ago my sweet little Uncle John Schnect was the custodian at Wyoming High School. He died about 1980. Maybe someone in Wyoming remembers him. In any event, whenever we pass Wyoming High I always think of my special Uncle John. Now I will always remember your wonderful Otto. I haven't been able to get him and your family out of my heart for days. I can't imagine your pain. Such a wonderful, wonderful smart and fun kid. I pray that your family can find the strength to carry on! I just can't imagine how, but am praying for you!
The only positive is that it has been such a pleasure getting to know your incredible Otto. Thank you and may you find peace and true joy in your two other children and the wonderful memories you have of Otto.

Posted by Jane Bowling - Covington, KY   June 24, 2017

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I light a candle today to remember Otto Warmbier. My sincere sympathy to all members of his family, to his friends and university colleagues. Such a sad loss for so many Americans. May his soul be at rest in the heavenly places.

Posted by Carol Newlin - Nashville, TN   June 24, 2017

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My heart is broken and I am crying. Otto was everything sweet pure innocent gentle. To the Warmbier family though we don't know you we grieve with you and send all our love to you now and always.

Posted by Karen - Binghamton, NY   June 24, 2017

Rest peacefully

MJ
Scottsdale AZ

Posted by M J - Scottsdale, AZ   June 24, 2017

Rest peacefully, Otto. I pray that God grants peace to your family. You are in Gods hands.

Posted by Joanne - NY   June 24, 2017

Our hearts are broken for your family and our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Such a brutal, tragic loss.

Posted by Mariana and Gwendolyn Bell - Ottawa, ON   June 24, 2017

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Heartbroken for your dear, sweet, intelligent Otto.

Posted by Melanie Caldwell - TX   June 24, 2017

My heart is broken for you in the loss of your beloved son. Praying for all of you at this very sad ordeal. He and you will not be forgotten.

Posted by Janet Shepard - Tallahassee, FL   June 24, 2017

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To the family of Otto Warmbier condolences for the loss of your son. God bless you.

Posted by Verna Garner - Vancouver, WA   June 24, 2017

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R.I.P. Otto Frederick Warmbier !

Posted by Susan Jones - PHENIX CITY, AL - acquaintance   June 23, 2017

To the family,

So sorry for the passing of your amazing son! Praise the Lord that he made it home to spend his final days with you all! May the love & prayers of so many people around the world be with you all during this time & forever! May justice be done for your son! He will not be forgotten! It is up to all of us to make sure that does not happen!

Posted by Jackie Chaisson - AL   June 23, 2017

I'm a college professor whose life is enriched by the joy of working with people Otto's age. Bright, young, curious, innocent, sometimes impetuous, they are a joy. What happened to Otto breaks my heart, as an American, an educator, and a human being. I hope that his parents, siblings, other family members and friends can find peace.

Posted by A friend   June 23, 2017

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Please accept my condolences for your loss.

Posted by Robert G Taylor - Alexandria, VA   June 23, 2017

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An American Tragedy... Our country mourns in the passing of one of our own college students. His legacy of inspiration, courage and goodness will remain in our hearts forever. Otto made it home to say goodbye. RIP young man and God speed.

Posted by Gloria Mizak - Pittsburgh, PA   June 23, 2017

he will not be forgotten.

Posted by elizabeth surman - hampton falls, NH   June 23, 2017

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Posted by Bernadette ST John - Corrales, NM   June 23, 2017

I did not know you sweet soul...but that does not matter...fly free young man and know that your life changed the world...praying for your family and friends...

Posted by Debra Martinez - Sacramento, CA   June 23, 2017

Otto, although I never met you here on earth,the people that did know you will alway's remember and cherish the legacy that you helped create through the memorie's of what a great example of a true role model for others should be. May god bless you! Todd Gilbert Inman,sc

Posted by A friend   June 23, 2017

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Prayers to the Warmbier family. I hope you all kind find peace and comfort in this difficult time.

Posted by Vanessa Sansom-Davy - Columbus, OH   June 23, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Linda Rosenberg - Lockport, NY   June 23, 2017

Otto's passing absolutely broke my heart. He seemed like such nice person. I send love and prayers to the family. May God give you strength at this time.

Posted by Susan Goldsworthy - Calabasas, CA   June 23, 2017

I wanted to express my sincerest sympathy at the loss of your son. My heart breaks for you. As a mother of 2 boys and a daughter I can't even begin to imagine. Words are so inadequate. I had been praying for him and for your family - this has touched me deeply. Please know that I continue to keep all of you in my prayers. My only thought of consolation is that thanks be to God he was able to be home with his family to feel your love and warmth for his last days - that is a great GRACE. May Our Lord be with you all and bring you His Peace. God Bless

Posted by Cindy Dunaway - Cincinnati, OH   June 23, 2017

Warmbier Family & Friends,
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your son and brother.
It seems that Otto was a bright, loving and sharing soul, so think of how much love goes with him. Think of how much love he leaves here, for all of you.

May Godspeed the peace & laughter, that only comes with time.

Julie from Wisconsin.

Posted by Julie Thompson - Lodi, WI - friend   June 23, 2017

Dear Fred, Cincy, Austin, and Greta,

My deepest sympathy for the loss of your son and brother. May God give you comfort and peace.

Darlene Suggs, Greenhills

Posted by A friend   June 23, 2017

To otto's family , I am so sorry for your loss and all of us . Otto has made a change in this world . I often thought of him since I first saw him when he was detained . I prayed the outcome would be different . What a beautiful young man . He will never be forgotten , may he rest in peace .

Posted by Trish Fonseca - Naugatuck, CT   June 23, 2017

Thinking of your family as you mourn the loss of Otto. Otto's incredible spirt and love of life will live on in all of you. Peace be with you all.

Posted by Michelle Rush - McLean, VA   June 23, 2017

A bright light has been extinguished. A voice has been silenced. I am very sorry for your loss and please accept my condolences on this most saddest of days.

Posted by Lee - PA   June 23, 2017

May God give you comfort during this difficult time. My prayers are with you.

Posted by - MS   June 23, 2017

Prayers and thoughts are with Otto's family. His passing
has grieved us very deeply.

Posted by Mark and Patty Biondolillo - Hampton, VA   June 23, 2017

I was greatly saddened to hear of the loss of your son Otto. You are and will remain in my prayers.

Posted by Tamy Barnett - Cross Plains, TN   June 23, 2017

I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful son. May you find peace in knowing he is In heaven with God, and we will see him again.

Posted by Debra Strozier - Kahului, HI   June 23, 2017

When I saw the first of Otto on TV it broke my heart. I did now know him, but I kept praying for his release everyday. Sorry for your loss. Gone to soon.

Posted by Marilyn Schrieber - Jacksonville, IL   June 23, 2017

Sometimes there are no words for the feelings in the heart. Sympathy to you an your family. May God bring peace to your hearts

Posted by Susie - VT   June 23, 2017

Praying for your family for strength. We are deeply sadden for the lost of your son Otto.

Posted by Kim and Steve, Ashley May - North East, MD   June 23, 2017

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My thoughts and prayers will be with you forever.

Posted by Cindy Houk - Waverly, OH   June 23, 2017

With Tears in my Eyes I wish: RIP
And all the Best for the Family Warmbier!
God bless you all!
Greetings from the Country of your Roots: GERMANY
Peter - Munich - Bavaria - Germany

Posted by Peter Josef Schneider - Munich/Germany   June 23, 2017

I am thinking about Otto and your family throughout my day. I didn't know any of you, but as a mom, I could never imagine the profound agony this is. I lost a daughter, but under very different circumstances. I understand when you say you felt relief he was home. I am sure he was as well. I am grateful Otto had loved ones around him in his final moments on this Earth. While I remember the horrible loss now that his light shines in heaven, I will never forget his smile. Even not knowing him or his family, his impact is great.

Posted by Marie Neff - North Olmsted, OH   June 23, 2017

I want to offer my condolences for the loss of Otto. Although I did not know Otto nor his family, his death has deeply saddened me. I cannot imagine the pain this has caused his family & friends. Please be assured that many many people are here supporting you in this difficult time.

Posted by Beverly Callahan - Dublin, OH   June 22, 2017

Dear Mr. and Mrs. Warmbier and Austin and Greta,

We never knew Otto and his family, but we feel such sadness and pain that he is gone from you much too soon. Keep the memories alive. Everyday talk of Otto, talk to Otto, think of Otto, live life to the fullest, like Otto. Let his legacy live on. I am so glad Otto got to come home to be with his family. God bless you Otto and your family, for all you have been through. You are so loved. Rest In Peace. The world is a better place, for you were in it.

Posted by Steve and Susan Evans - Kansas City, MO   June 22, 2017

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This makes me very sad of the loss of your life
May you always rip. Otto
And be in the light of our Lord
Prayers to your family

Posted by Loreen Galvano - Hopewell Jct, NY   June 22, 2017

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What a awesome young man you son was. I'm so glad he was able to be with you his loved ones before he went home to be with our Lord.
What happened to him should never have happened and it broke my heart. I will never forget the name Otto Warmbeir. I will keep your family in my prayers. May you know the peace that only Jesus can give to us in times such as these. May God bless and keep you.

Posted by Vicki Cain - Carrollton, TX   June 22, 2017

I hope that some day that you can find peace. Otto now rests in the arms of our Father. Your family is in my prayers.

Posted by Janet Daley - Mingo Jct, OH   June 22, 2017

Dear Warmbier Family:
I am so sorry for the loss of your son Otto. No family or parent should have to endure such a tragedy. The world mourns with you and you will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,
Pam Johnson in Tonawanda, NY

Posted by A friend   June 22, 2017

My deepest sympathies to Ottos entire family may God guide all of his family thru this. My prayers for all I can't stop thinking of his story. God bless

Posted by Lisa Esopi - Albany, NY   June 22, 2017

Rest In Peace Dear Otto, I am so glad you got home to be with family before passing, I prayed for you earnestly upon hearing of your detainment. Will continue those prayers of comfort to the entire family,

Posted by Kathy White - Riverside, CA   June 22, 2017

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I have been following this for so long. I am so sorry for your loss. This should have never happen. Our love and prayers are with you and your family. This should never be forgotten. May you rest in peace.

Posted by Elizabeth Cordell - Ellijay, GA - friend   June 22, 2017

I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful son Otto. He was a true shining light and inspiration to so many that knew him. May Otto's memory live in your hearts forever until you are reunited .

Posted by Debra Johnson - SUGAR LAND, TX   June 22, 2017

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So very sorry for your loss . Prayers for Peace And Strength

Posted by Rhonda Cole - Lexington, KY   June 22, 2017

I am so sorry. As a parent, I can't imagine losing a child, but losing a child under these circumstances is unthinkable. I can't imagine your grief, but I think that he knew he was home and with the people he loved and loved him. I think he was at peace. He was home. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Peace and love to your family.

Posted by Rita Labbe - Uniontown, OH   June 22, 2017

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There is no words that can be said that would ease the pain and burden of your heart. I too feel the pain of sadness though I did not know him personally. He is loved by many.In time the grief will lighten and you will begin to feel his presents.I would like to share a poem that was written by a friend of mine. lll Life's Reward You took my hand said a prayer.I felt Gods love surround me there.Like a sword of fire shot through my soul lifting the darkness making me whole. Tears fell, like a cleansing rain, took my heavy heart,and all the pain,One day you will see,Rewards will come ,With gifts you've given,For the deeds you've done.
by Teresa Rogers

Posted by sherry latham - Asheboro, NC   June 22, 2017


Your grief should not be equal to his worth, because then your sorrow would never end. Macbeth 5,8, 3

Posted by c m - atlanta, GA   June 22, 2017

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Your journey has ended. You will be missed.

Posted by A friend   June 22, 2017

I have been following North Korea for some time so naturally I have been following this case. I have made a donation for Otto to LINK. Liberty in North Korea-is an organization that helps North Korean refugees escape. I will NEVER forget Otto and you, his family. You are not alone. May you find some peace and comfort. God Bless!

Posted by Rebecca - Newton, MA   June 22, 2017

I have been following this case. I cannot stop thinking about Otto and his family. The whole country mourns for you-I will NEVER forget. You do not suffer alone.

Posted by Rebecca - Newton, MA   June 22, 2017

To the Warmbier Family,
Please accept my deepest condolences on the tragic loss of Otto. From all accounts Otto was a remarkable and courageous young man. With my heartfelt prayers that you find comfort and strength from your family and friends at this sad time.

Posted by M. Hockin - London, Ontario, Canada   June 22, 2017

Your story has affected me deeply. I am glad you are at peace and my heart goes out to your friends and family.

Posted by Cyndi Loveless - Batavia, OH   June 22, 2017

There are some people who come into this world and leave behind a light that shines forever. In reading about Otto, I believe he is such a person. Now Otto's light shines as a new star in the sky, and every time we look up, we will see his light twinkling down upon us. May you rest in eternal peace, dear one, and may your family know the love of so many who are grieving with them about about this devastating loss.

Posted by Gillian Andersen - Portales, NM   June 22, 2017

May God grant Otto's family and beloved ones peace in this time of terrible grief and sadness. He was a bright light : may his legacy live on in the lives of the ones he loved, supported, encouraged ... made laugh, try harder, understand more. He is one with God and the angels now.

Posted by vivienne wright - auckland, CT   June 22, 2017

My heart aches at this tragic loss. I am so angry that our government didn't get him out sooner. I am so angry at the seemingly senseless loss. I do believe heaven is brighter tonight with your son there. I pray for you daily that you have the strength to endure this loss and experience comfort knowing that your son is now safe with God and wil never know pain again.

Posted by A friend   June 22, 2017

We are so sad for this tragic loss of your beloved son, Otto. May God bless and heal your family. May your son no longer be afraid or in pain. Thank God he came home and heard your loving voices and felt your love. God bless . Jan and Mike Bryant

Posted by Jan Bryant - Maineville, OH   June 22, 2017

You don't know me but I have followed your story. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. May Otto's memory live in your hearts forever .

Posted by Jessie - Skokie, IL   June 22, 2017

May the sweet memories you hold in your hearts sustain you through this difficult journey. Your blessed son, Otto, is a hero to all of us, and we join you in celebrating his life.

Posted by Alice Adams - Austin, TX   June 22, 2017

You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your son. It is something you will never get over but somehow in passing years get through. My son, age 15, died 16 years ago . I think of him everyday. Your love will keep him near and you need look no further than your heart to find him. God bless your family and give you strength and peace.

Posted by Sandra Clutter - Washington, PA   June 22, 2017

My heart weeps for sweet Otto and I will continue to pray for him and your lovely family. God bless you.

Posted by Joan Bollaert - Moline, IL   June 22, 2017

My heart breaks for the whole Warmbier family, friends and the community of Wyoming. Holding you all in my prayers.

Posted by Jordanne - St Louis, MO   June 22, 2017

The Warmbier family...I have been profoundly affected by Otto's death. I have followed this tragic story from the beginning and I am heartbroken by his passing. Please know that even strangers are grieving with you and lifting you up in prayer. Otto is now at peace with God and you all will be reunited in time. God bless you

Posted by Nancy - TN   June 22, 2017

I followed your precious son's story from the very beginning. I am so sorry for all that happened. Otto was a beautiful man inside and out. I will continue to pray for your family ✝

Posted by Terri Hayman - Haiku, HI - friend   June 22, 2017

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You have the light and the pain is gone as your memory will always be with us.

Posted by Lisa Brown - Bonneau, SC   June 22, 2017

My heart breaks for you. May Otto's memory be for a blessing and may he rest in peace. Thinking of you in these darkest of times. We all mourn for your precious son. Wishing you peace and comfort.

Posted by Carolyn Lieberman - Westborough, MA   June 22, 2017

Prayers for your family as your pain is gone and now you have the light.

Posted by Lisa Brown - Bonneau, SC   June 22, 2017

Otto will always be remembered in American history for being a courageous man. America weeps as this courageous man was taken far too soon. Thoughts and prayers for the Warmbier family. Otto will be forever
remembered and forever loved.

Posted by S. C. - Dallas, TX   June 22, 2017

As the parent of a talented and lively teenage boy, I feel devestated for your family and the world, to have lost the bright light that was Otto. I can't image what you and your family have been through and I want you to know I am thinking of you and supporting you in this very difficult time. I think of you everyday. I'm sorry to say, but I'm still very angry at what has happened. It's just wrong in every sense. However, I am grateful Otto was allowed to be with those he loved in the end. He surely sensed the peace and love that surrounded him. He will live in our hearts always. It's a testament to who he was, that so many strangers have been profoundly affected by him in life and in death.

Posted by Melody Rubie - New York, NY - teacher   June 22, 2017

To the family of Otto,
I offer my deepest sympathy to you all. Otto's journey has touched me very deeply. As a mother of four children, one just a few days younger than Otto, I cannot imagine the horrible sense of loss you must feel. I'm sure you were very proud of him--he sounds like he was a fine young man, ready to learn and have adventures.
Please know that others mourn with you, and Otto will not be forgotten.

Posted by Amy Shaw - Batesville, IN   June 22, 2017

my deepest sympathy on your son Otto's passing, your family remains in my prayers. May God Bless you with strength to get through this difficult time, and may Otto rest in peace.

Posted by andrea steffy - chesterton, IN   June 22, 2017

Dear sweet Otto now God is enjoying your sweet company.If I did not believe with unwavering faith that I would see him in Heaven, I would be inconsolable,but life for Otto has changed to ETERNAL LIFE where there will be no more sorrow or sadness.I did not know Otto in this life but in Heaven we will be brother and sister. Joan Erlich

Posted by Joan Erlich - Minneapolis, MN   June 22, 2017

I was so very heartbroken to learn of your son's passing. May his memory be a blessing and hope you take comfort in the joy he brought to you and everyone he touched in his short life.
Rest in peace dear Otto - A sad Florida mother

Posted by A friend   June 22, 2017

My heart aches for your loss of Otto, he is such a lovely person with so much joy to make this a better world!
Joan Amino

Posted by A friend   June 22, 2017

To the Warmbier Family,
So sorry for your loss. Our sincere sympathy to the family and friends. We pray that in the midst of your sorrow you find comfort in all the joyful memories shared,and that you will always cherish these beautiful memories.
Romans 15:13 -

Posted by D W    June 22, 2017

May GOD bless your family at this sad time. But rest assured, you will see your son again someday in his Heavenly Home with the Lord.

Posted by Naomi Freyder - Pearl River, LA   June 22, 2017

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Rip Otto

Posted by A friend   June 22, 2017

How sad I'm so sorry to hear about this

Posted by A friend   June 22, 2017

May you be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Posted by A friend   June 22, 2017

I Would like to express my deep felt compassion
You are in our Thoughts and Prayers
Our hearts Go out to you at this Time of terrible loss

Posted by Ruth Mader - Innsbruck /Austria /Europa   June 22, 2017

My deepest sympathy for the tragedy endured by your family. Words aren't enough to express the outrage we should all feel as Americans and as human beings.
Rest in Peace, Otto.

Posted by A friend   June 22, 2017

I was so sorry to hear of your son's passing. My deepest condolences are with your family.

Posted by Dorie Skloss - San Antonio, TX   June 22, 2017

Heart broken for your family and for our nation and planet. Otto deserves the dignity and love you have bestowed on him. Thank you, parents for showing us how love , honor and gratitude work.
Love from a sad mother and grandmother

Posted by A friend   June 22, 2017

I didn't know your son but I have a son and I cannot fathom your heartache and sense of loss. From one parent to another, this is the worst thing any parent can go through. I'm so sorry for you and your family. You are all in my prayers.

Posted by DAWN LYON - MENTOR, OH   June 22, 2017

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Blessings and prayers for Otto and all those who love him.

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Posted by A UVA Family - Jacksonville, FL   June 22, 2017

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Rest in Peace Otto...

Posted by John Kukawka - PARMA, OH   June 22, 2017

So very sorry to hear about your loss. May Otto Rest in Peace. Prayers for the family.

Posted by Barbara Kukawka - PARMA, OH   June 22, 2017

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Posted by Daniel Grayson - FL   June 22, 2017

I am so sorry for what happened to you. Unacceptable for this. R.I.P.

Posted by Melissa Wall - Glendale, CA   June 22, 2017

I have been reading this guestbook, and it is amazing what a great impact Otto had not only in the U.S., but around the world. My heart is very heavy as I write this. Otto was a wonderful young man, and I know that his family was so proud of him. I had been praying that there might be a chance of some sort of recovery, but it was not to be. He is in God's hands now, free from pain and sorrow. My prayers for his family are that God give them the strength to go through this most difficult time. I also thank God that Otto did get to come home to his family that loved him dearly. Rest in peace, Otto.

Posted by Judy Lusk - Flora, illinois, IL - Friend   June 22, 2017

To the parents of Otto: I do not know you or your family, but my heart breaks for you. No parents should have to experience what you have for the past 17 months. A country mourns for you and with you. May you find peace and may God bless you.

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Posted by Pammela Rovner - Scottsdale, AZ   June 22, 2017

I am so very sorry for your loss; the loss of your son,your brother, your grandson, nephew or friend. I have been following Otto's story from the beginning and had prayed for a safe return home. I know that God has received him into his arms and I now pray peace onto his family that at least they were able to hold him one last time. God bless all.

Posted by A friend   June 22, 2017

I am very sorry for the loss of your son. It is unconscionable what he and your family have had to endure. I wish you peace and heartfelt condolences.

Cathy, Toronto Canada

Posted by Cathy Swenson - Toronto, ON   June 22, 2017

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Posted by Teresa Kondrat - Brookfield, CT   June 22, 2017

I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I am keeping your family in my continued Prayers

Posted by Teresa Kondrat - Brookfield, CT   June 22, 2017

Praying for peace and strength for Otto' s family. RIP.

Posted by Marty Spurrier - Virginia Beach, VA   June 22, 2017

Very sad for all Otto suffered while held hostage. My heartfelt love and support for your family during this time.

Posted by Wanda Faye Lane - Lewisburg, TN   June 22, 2017

I have been following this story since its onset and so sorry for your loss; this is a tragic story. My heart breaks for Otto and your entire family.

May the Lord create a path to peace and comfort after all you have endured.

Janet D., Lowell MA

Posted by A friend   June 22, 2017

Otto's story breaks my heart, I am so sorry that he will not get to live a long life.

Posted by Drena Aspelin - Mesquite, NV   June 22, 2017

To the family that raised such a beautiful young man, please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of another UVA family and will remain there. Otto was one of our best and brightest and was a gift beyond measure. God's plan for him is a difficult one for those that will miss his sweet smile, but have faith that His plan shall unfold and bring you comfort and peace with time. May the shamrocks fall softly...

Posted by Melinda Higby - Jacksonville, FL   June 22, 2017

My daughter graduated from UVA in 2014 and has been in China since then. I have wept over your precious son. I pray that God will uphold you with His right hand and I gave a gift in Otto''s memory to Leading the Way.<br />

Posted by Betty Brace Knox - Starkville, MS - student   June 22, 2017

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Rest In Peace You left this world way too early. My condolences to your family and friends.

Posted by Maryann Yoppolo - Nashville, TN   June 22, 2017

GOD BLESS THE FAMILY.
We lost a child in March, and the horrific pain is still with us. Our prayers and love are with Otto's family.
Tom & Marsha Lear

Posted by Tom & Marsha Lear - Sharonville, OH   June 22, 2017

Our hearts are breaking for your precious Otto. Praying for the Perfect Peace of Jesus to comfort you and your Family. Otto is in the Arms of Jesus now. He is healthy and at peace.

Posted by Debbie & Dwight Taylor - Jasper, GA   June 22, 2017

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I am so terribly sorry for your tragic loss. Grief is universal and I want you to know my family grieves with yours. God bless you all. RIP dear Otto

Posted by Mary Peycke - Clinton, NY   June 22, 2017

Dearest Fred, Cindy, Greta, and Austin,

It is with a very sad heart that we write to wish and offer all of you strength as you say goodbye to your dear son Otto. Honestly, this has been one of the most difficult pieces of writing I've ever had to do, but one of the greatest for to uplift Otto and all of you is not only a pleasure, it's an honor.

We met Fred and Austin at the Mark Wood Rock Orchestra camp a few years ago and became friends instantly. Fred's and Austin's descriptions of the great things Otto was doing only enhanced and solidified our friendship.

Since all of the revelations finally came to light in the last few months, we've been watching from afar, shocked, powerless, and saddened by the turn of events for Otto and your family.

Without a doubt, as a family, we understand the challenge, likely only to a nominal degree, that all of you are facing today.

Please accept our meager thoughts, love and prayers we offer today as a bond between us as friends and families, forever.

We hope and believe the loss of Otto will not be sad, but rather enlightening for he will become a beacon of hope and source of strength for those in the future any time someone needs such friendship or power to stand united and resolute through their individual challenges they face, just as Otto did, a Man Among Men, a Person anyone would be proud to know, let alone be. A Proud and Strong Human.

Love, strength, and friends for all of you, any time, always, and forever,

Bob, Qin, Tommy, and Shawna

The Ryans
Silver Spring, MD

Posted by Robert, Qin, Tommy, and Shawna Ryan - Silver Spring, MD   June 22, 2017

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To the Warmbier Family.<br /><br />No words could possibly express the outrage and sorrow we all feel over the breath and depth of the tragedy which took the life of your dearly departed son. As a veteran and brother in arms, I offer my sincerest condolences for your loss, as I now place your son, his life’s potential unrealized, upon the alter of humanity, along side all who stood and fought for our freedom.<br /><br />Rest in Peace.<br /><br />William & Susan Ritchie

Posted by William & Susan Ritchie - Florence, OR   June 22, 2017

My deepest sympathy is with Otto's family. I have been praying that God will give the family the strength that is needed during this time. I didn't know him, but from what I have been reading, he was a remarkable young man. Family, be bless and cherish the memories of Otto.

Posted by Connie Hasty - Riceboro, GA   June 22, 2017

I am devastated by your loss. Be strong for one another and know he is at peace.

Posted by Angela D - Wyoming, OH   June 22, 2017

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by A friend   June 22, 2017

I am so sad for the Warmbier family. I pray that you can find some peace in your memories of Otto. Although I never knew Otto, he touched my life as he did for thousands across the United States of America.

Posted by Marianne Gillette - Johnsburg, NY   June 22, 2017

I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I was saddened by the news of his passing. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Posted by Maria Rangel - Kansas City, KS   June 22, 2017

WITH MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY.
May your hearts find peace and comfort knowing your child now rest peaceful in the arms of Jesus. Prayers lifted up for your family's healing.

SL
Rock Hill, SC

Posted by A friend   June 22, 2017

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Posted by Renee Wines - Reno, NV   June 22, 2017

My heart breaks for you & family, this tragedy should of never happened....God rest your soul....RIP

Posted by Renee Wines - Reno, NV   June 22, 2017

Prayed for Otto's return and then his health. So glad he made it home before departing to the loving arms of God. His precious body and soul will now have the peace and comfort that is so deserved. Though tragic, his death is not a loss, for it would have been a loss had he never entered and touched the lives of so many people. Something good will come from this, wherein Otto’s existence will continue to touch the lives of others. Something good MUST come of this. Sending my love to the family.

Posted by Leigh W - GA   June 22, 2017

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May the Lord keep you in his embrace and may you find solace in knowing you raised a fine young man who has left this world too soon. I was appalled knowing the horror he experienced and the desperation you felt because you were nit able to help him. He was a fine American and you should be proud.

Posted by Bernice Lupo - Eustis, FL   June 22, 2017

Otto's story broke my heart. As a parent myself, I cannot imagine such a tragedy. As an American, I am angered by Otto's mistreatment. I will pray for your family that you find strength, comfort and peace now and in the days ahead. I will also keep Otto in my prayers. RIP Otto and fly high with the angels.

Posted by Tina Viel - NH   June 22, 2017

As a fellow UVA parent of Otto's graduating class of 2017; our deepest condolences are with the Warmbier family. Words cannot express the tragedy of the inhuman act that occurred. God bless you and thank you for showing grace and strength to the World following your heart breaking ordeal.

Posted by Kelley Carter - Richmond, VA - acquaintance   June 22, 2017

To the family of this lovely young man may I send you my deepest sympathies. I pray for your strength to help you along through this very sad time. As an American I am very troubled over this situation and will express my concerns. Most important is that Otto has peace and that the entire family had a chance to hold him and touch him. I will keep all if you in my prayers. GOD BLESS

Posted by Denise Szilagyi - Brookyn, NY   June 22, 2017

Please accept my sincerest condolences on the great loss you have suffered. No parent should ever have to bury a child. I pray that you will find comfort and some measure of peace as you remember your son.

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I am so sorry that Otto was treated so barbarically. You can tell from his smile and his eyes that he was a gentle loving person. May God grant is family peace. I know that Otto has it now. I did not know Otto but his life and death have touched me deeply.

Posted by Brenda Price - Louisville, KY - acquaintance   June 22, 2017

There are no words. I send my prayers for comfort and peace for you and on our earth.

Posted by Lou Ann - Austin   June 22, 2017

Dear Fred and Cindy, I just want you to know that Otto has been in my prayers throughout his ordeal and I will continue to pray for him and for both of you. I was so relieved when he came home and so saddened by his passing. My heart aches for you. May God bless you.

Posted by Mary Ann Osborne - Emmitsburg, MD   June 22, 2017

I have no words. Otto seemed like such a wonderful person; please let this be a reflection on your family. Otto now has the Ultimate View, and Heaven now has a special angel. RIP

Posted by Kim - PA   June 22, 2017

So sorry for your loss!! This should never have happened!! RIP Otto!!

Posted by Wendy Fischer - Elizabethtown, IN   June 22, 2017

God bless your family. May you all have the peace that comes only from gods mercy. Nancy Wood and her family

Posted by A friend   June 22, 2017

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So saddened for your loss.
God bless your hearts and comfort you in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Julie Boughton - Jay, FL   June 22, 2017

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May god keep you and your memory never fade as losing you was a loss for all of Americans, God bless your father and mother and may he bring peace to there hearts .

Posted by Razor & Christina Burke - Epping, NH - acquaintance   June 22, 2017

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Otto,you are loved & remembered in prayer by oh so many,from that first day! To the Family,I feel your pain. I have put to rest 2 children,and there are no words to express this loss and pain.Otto's spirit is very much alive,be comforted in knowing that.I saw him look up,as though to pray on TV,so I know he is with his Heavenly Father now. We were all Praying for a different outcome but that was not to be.I'm filled with joy that Otto made it home to his loving family.My thoughts and prayers are with your family and may God bless you as you grieve for your precious Son.Otto's spirit will comfort you.

Posted by Betty Plumblee - Ft. Knox, KY   June 22, 2017

You have my deepest sympathy for the loss of your son. I cannot tell you how much I grieve for you and your family. I have thought of your son often these 17 months. Praying for you and your family.

Posted by Susan Lewis - Fort Wayne, IN   June 22, 2017

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Prayers to the Family!! Rest in Peace OTTO!!

Posted by Cindy Carmany - Barberton, OH   June 22, 2017

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My heart & prayers go out to Otto's family and friends. I have had Otto close to my heart in prayer and I am now praying for comfort for his family & loved ones. My heart breaks for your loss.

Posted by Judy Trent - VA Beach, VA   June 22, 2017

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To the family of Otto Warmbier:

My mother Mary and I ARE SO VERY SORRY for the tragic death of your wonderful son Otto. While you are comforted that he is now recovered and whole again in Heaven, we KNOW you miss him terribly! ALL of you are in our thoughts and prayers. We TRULY HOPE that your FONDEST memories bring all of you GREAT comfort in the days/weeks ahead!!

With our deepest sympathies,

Mary Swanzy

Posted by Lisa Swanzy - Newbern/Opelika, AL   June 22, 2017

My thoughts have been with your family from the moment I hear of Otto was detained on the news. . Mother of Three, from Virginia- don't know you. My heart breaks for your family- I'm so glad that he finally came home- so he could be with those who loved him most. While the majority of the world didn't personally know him, we have learned what an incredible human being , friend and son he was. A true testiment to you, your faith, and debth. We contine to send prayers your way in hopes that you'll receive the strengnth you need. Much Love, Katherine Christophe

Posted by Katherine Christophe - Clifton, VA   June 22, 2017

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Dear Warmbier Family.
Otto touched this world with light and love, joy and friendship, creativity and courage, and with honesty and integrity. He made this world a better place. Now, he is free and on to bigger things, with limitless life, perfect peace, and unimaginable joy as companions. We are so very sorry for your loss and pray that you will be comforted by all your sweet memories of him and by the love of so many (even those you have never met) who care for you. And, we pray that God will strengthen you even more in the days ahead.
Blessings, love and prayers.

Posted by Linda and Chris Boone - Charlotte, NC   June 21, 2017

I have followed Otto's case from the beginning and upon learning of his passing, I broke down in tears as if he were a part of my family. The truth is, Otto is a part of all of us Americans who care so deeply for him and your family. My heart breaks for you, and my hope is that somehow you will find peace. My thoughts and prayers will be with you always.

Posted by Lynn Schwartz - Omaha, NE   June 21, 2017

"I believe a nation mourns with you tonight over the loss of such a kind and gentle soul. Otto's story and your familys' trials these past 17 months are more than one can imagine. My family has prayed for his safe return and then for a miracle. God decided to call Otto home. We cannot imagine the grief you have been burdened with. Mr. and Mrs. Warmbier and family, as christians we know that Otto is now with his heavenly father and someday he will be there waiting to welcome you home as well. God Bless You"

Posted by KAE Cogdill - IL   June 21, 2017

I never knew Otto, however, since the beginning of 2016, after hearing and watching the unthinkable, he was in my heart and prayers. Last week, I was beyond excited to hear he was returning. Unfortunately, a few hours later, I heard the news. I will continue to pray for y'all daily. You reared a fine young man and he will always be so dear in millions of American's heart. God bless you.

Posted by Sue Ellen Moulton - Summerville, SC   June 21, 2017

My heart aches for Otto and your family. Trust in God that he is in a place where he suffers no more. He is with God. May you heal the pain and remember the good times you had with your son. I'll pray for you and your family.

Lois Ferringer, Pennsylvania

Posted by Lois Ferringer - Dubois, PA   June 21, 2017

I am so sorry for the loss of Otto. I was hoping for a different outcome and was shocked and saddened by the news of his passing. I will keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Maureen - PA   June 21, 2017

I am so sorry to hear of of Otto's passing. You raised such a special young man. My heart breaks as if I new him personally. I hope you find comfort in knowing that there are many people in our great country who send love and prayers you way. My prayers are with the Warmbier family. Rest in peace sweet Otto, you are home.

Maureen
Elkton, Maryland

Posted by A friend   June 21, 2017

Dear Warmbier Family,
Nearly every day for the past year and a half I checked for updates on the status of your son and brother. I was dismayed at how he seemed to have been forgotten - weeks would go by with barely a mention. He remained in my thoughts and my prayers. Otto's plight touched my heart, and from photos and videos I can see what a special, bright and fun young man he must have been. I am so very sorry for your heartbreaking and unimaginable loss. He was an innocent victim of a brutal regime. Rest in peace Otto.

Posted by Mary Kay Prior - Alexandria, VA   June 21, 2017

Prayers to your family for the loss of your son Otto. My heart aches for you. May he rest in peace.<br />

Posted by Karen Ahern - NH   June 21, 2017

Otto was Americas' son, and our hearts are heavy, as we mourn with you, the tragic passing of this young man. There are no words that will comfort your family, but know that our hearts ache, and your family is in our prayers, if you need ANYTHING, just let us know, ok?

Posted by A friend   June 21, 2017

Heaven has a sweet angel. Otto's life and passing touched us deeply. We will never forget him and know you will be reunited with him some day. We ache for you, we pray for you, we send our love.

Posted by Lisa Cuomo-Cathie - Highland, NY - acquaintance   June 21, 2017

you guys are such a loving family and I know Otto felt your love every day way over there alone and away from you all .
I'm a 67 year old man and I think how strong and tough Otto had to be and was to his very end .I think that was all helped by the love of family and so many friends too!
Even a old man who didn't know Otto or his family gets teary reading ,thinking about him and watching his loving dad and family show how strong and loving they have had to be and remained being .
I thank God for getting Otto back to Cincinnati and the great USA !
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHIES TO ALL OF HIS LOVING FAMILY AND FRIENDS .
Daniel Freeman
Colerain Township

Posted by A friend   June 21, 2017

Words cannot express my sadness for dear Otto and his family. God bless and keep you. Rest In Peace Otto.

Posted by A friend   June 21, 2017

Dear Fred and Cindy Warmbier;
I and our former pediatric staff have fond memories of you and your children, beginning with Otto.
Early last year we were stunned to learn of his brutal treatment in North Korea, and can only imagine the pain and suffering and hardship both you and Otto have endured.
Now he has found his way home and is surrounded by his loving family, community and country all of whom will always remember Otto by their renewed determination to take care of each other.
David Van Ginkel MD, Wyoming Ohio

Posted by A friend   June 21, 2017

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My heart is so saddened by the death of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. Having 2 sons of my own, my heart aches for your loss. What a beautiful person . I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Catherine Talman - Glen allen, VA   June 21, 2017

I an so saddened by your your sons passing he was too young' a parents nightmare. A parent is suppose to pass before a child. Otto a passing angel in this life. He is a home now. My deepest sympathy to his family. E. Butler Hampton Va.

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Posted by norma hill - pottstown, PA - acquaintance   June 21, 2017

Please know that your son Otto will never be forgotten. We pray for your family to be given the strength to endure this unbearable loss.

Posted by Joan & Kenneth Wood - Orleans, MA   June 21, 2017

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Rest in Peace

Posted by A friend   June 21, 2017

Otto is finally at peace, his tears have been washed away and I hope knowing he is home with Jesus bring you some peace and that one day you will be reunited with him, your fellow citizens morn with you and pray for you and him.

Posted by Kevin Kelly - Baltimore, MD   June 21, 2017

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So very sorry for your loss. May the love of God continue to keep you in perfect peace. Please know that God will Keep Every Promise He has made if you keep your mind stayed on Him. Keep on walking by Faith. John 3:16.

Posted by Easter Gowen - Fort Washington, MD   June 21, 2017

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Posted by t kiger - cape may, NJ   June 21, 2017

Otto touched more people than you will ever know. Even though this is a horrendous time for you, know that he shines down on so many people who will never forget him. Praying for healing for the family.

Posted by Rae McCurley - Middletown, OH   June 21, 2017

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My Deepest Sympathy. No one Should ever have to lay their Child To Rest.
I mourn with the entire Family. I am mailing a Mass Card for Otto c/o the High School. It was the only Address I had access to.
Please know that you are in My Prayers, and May Otto know Rest in Everlasting Peace
Much Love...❤

Posted by Benjamin Heed - New Bedford, MA   June 21, 2017

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Dear Warmbier Family and Many Friends of Otto -

Please know that you remain in the steadfast prayers and heartfelt sympathy of people throughout our great country. Rest in Peace, for all eternity, Otto. We will never forget you.

Posted by A friend   June 21, 2017

I am so sorry for the loss of your son. My heart breaks for you.

I have a 22 yr old daughter that has done much traveling abroad during her college days. I always feared for her safety .... but I couldn't shelter her from doing what she loved.

I will forever remember Otto and keep him close to my heart, his zest and love for life that ended so tragic is something I will never understand.
Blessing to the Warmbier Family
I am glad he was home and in the arms of those who loved him.

Posted by Ellen - Cromwell, CT   June 21, 2017

I cannot tell you how sorry I am over the death of your son. Please know your family is in my heart felt prayers. I pray you find peace of mind and heart through the love of God....God Bless you.....

Posted by Rae Cornell - Ft. Mitchell, KY   June 21, 2017

Dear Warmbier Family, Til you meet Otto again...may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Posted by Colleen - OH   June 21, 2017

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My son, Brian Boyd and I extend our DEEPEST sympathies to you. Our hearts are broken! On September 19, 2013, we received the worst possible news that I as a mother (and Brian) could ever receive that my son, Michael Scott Boyd, age 34, had been killed while hitting head-on with a semi that morning. Our deepest love, thoughts, and prayers are with you all. We share your sorrow! May God bless you, and give you strength to carry on with each passing day! Our grief never goes away. We miss Mike more & more with each passing day! Brian & I don't know what happened, as your family doesn't; but "Sometime We'll Understand." And if we live for Jesus, when our journey on this earth ends, you will be reunited with Otto, as Brian & I will be with our precious son & brother, Michael, in Heaven above eternally! May God bless you all! Our deepest love - Phyllis & Brian Boyd

Posted by Phyllis Boyd - Watertown, SD   June 21, 2017

Dear Warmbier family, I'm so sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you always. Otto may you rest in peace. My heart cries for you and your family.

Posted by A friend   June 21, 2017

I'm so sorry for the loss of your son. I hurt with you. May God Bless you all. F. Miramontes

Posted by Frances Miriamontes - Colorado Springs, CO   June 21, 2017

My heartfelt sympathy on the senseless death of your son Otto. My family has your family in our thoughts and prayers. May Otto rest in peace.
With love from Anne Marie Mason and family

Posted by A friend   June 21, 2017

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We felt as though we knew Otto, even though we never met. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Barbara Kullmann - Lighthouse Pt, FL   June 21, 2017

My name is Betsie, I live in
Baltimore, Md. My heart is bleeding, my soul is crying. Over a year ago I heard this on the news and knew it had to be a mistake and that he would be coming home soon. Last week when I saw the appalling condition of him coming home I cried. I couldn't comprehend it. In my heart I was truly hoping he would recover at home. What a beautiful young man and the horrors that became to him. He did not deserve this. I still can't comprehend how any living human could do this to anyone. I actually cried on the way home today. I will never forget this as long as I live. God bless you Otto, you did not deserve this, but one day we will all be up there too. I am so so sorry this happened to you my friend. I am a stranger and my heart will forever bleed for this horrific story. I know that god will take beautiful care of you up there. So long Otto, you have touched every heart in this nation and world.
Betsie Shaivitz, Baltimore,Md.

Posted by Betsie Shaivitz - Baltimore, MD   June 21, 2017

My sincere condolences to the Warmbier family and friends. May God bless you all. Rest in Peace, Otto. You have touched a lot of people&#39;s hearts around the world. You are home now.

Posted by Maria Lopez - Carmichael, CA   June 21, 2017

Posted by Barbara Kullmann - Lighthouse Pt, FL   June 21, 2017

I have thought about Otto sine he was detained. I am devastated and stunned. I think about his family everyday.

Posted by Mona Orsini - philadelphia, PA   June 21, 2017

I'm SO sorry to have heard of your wonderful son's passing. I can't even imagine how devastating it is to lose a child. So sorry that Otto didn't come home to his family sooner. This must be a huge and devastating loss for your family. I guess I'm at least comforted that his family had a few days to be with Otto and to be able to say their goodbyes. I feel Otto knew that he was safe and at home with his loving family. My thought and prayers are with Otto's family at this most tragic time. I'm SO sorry for your family's loss. SO very sad...

Posted by Marcia Kittridge - Littleton, NH   June 21, 2017

I do not have an address for sending a sympathy card, so let this be my thoughts of unbelievable tragedy and disgust at what has happened. I am going to pray every day that you find solace somehow. I lost my one-year old daughter. It hurts beyond words to lose a child.

May God watch over all the Warmbier's and downrange there be justice.

Posted by Dennis Anderson - Highland Park, IL   June 21, 2017

I am so very sorry for the loss of Otto. I hope you all find peace in knowing that he is at rest now...and whole. Good night sweet prince.

Posted by Cindy Wiles - Indianapolis, IN   June 21, 2017

"I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful son Otto. My heart hurts for all the suffering your family has endured. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers,

Posted by A friend   June 21, 2017

My heart goes out to you. This is such a tragedy. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by A friend   June 21, 2017

Dear Warmbier Family, We are so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful son and brother. You have handled this tragic situation with great dignity. We are glad Otto is at peace.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;

Posted by U VA alumni Ward - Charlottesville, VA   June 21, 2017

I'm so incredibly sorry for the loss of your beautiful son and brother. He has touched the world with his smile and his kind heart. I will be holding you all in prayer and keeping you close in my thoughts as you take steps forward. God loves Otto and loves you all too. God speed.

Posted by A friend   June 21, 2017

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I am praying for the entire family. I am so sorry for your loss. Sleep with the angels Otto.

Posted by Maureen - Rochester, NY - Friend   June 21, 2017

I will be praying for Otto and the entire Warmbler family

Posted by Bill Retterer - Sandy springs, GA   June 21, 2017

I want to extend my deepest condolences to your family for your tremendous loss of your son, &amp;quot;Otto&amp;quot;. You all are in my every thought and prayer during this most difficult time. My heart cries with yours for your loss.

Posted by Rebecca - Odessa, TX   June 21, 2017

What a BEAUTIFUL person your son truly was. He will never be forgotten in so many hearts. I have been affected deeply by this and can only pray that your family can carry on. He left you with so many cherished memories, may they carry you through the darkest days. God Bless You.

Posted by Christine Sharp - Knoxville, IL - mother   June 21, 2017

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Our Condolences to the Wambier family.
RIP OTTO - an injustice that should never have happened. Taken too soon- you have touched our hearts.

Bless your soul!!! You and your family are in everyone's prayers!!!

Posted by Gail, Viki & Petar - LONDON, ENGLAND   June 21, 2017

I Believe he saw Jesus the day he passed and that is what changed his countenance from anguished to peaceful.

My family and I have been praying for him since the day of his conviction and although we are saddened by his passing we're very happy that he was home with his parents friends and family before going to heaven.

God bless you Cindy and Frederick and your whole family.

You will be in my heart always.

Posted by Ann Renzi - MA   June 21, 2017

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Blessings to your wonderful family. Our condolences from the depth of our hearts from all of our family here in AUSTRALIA.
Otto had been in our prayers this last year, even though we didn't know him.
May Otto's light shine bright with you always as he will never be forgotten around the world. His story has touched all of us and may his spirit open pathways to help others who have gone through what he endured get justice.
Bless you Otto !!! REST IN PEACE DEAR ANGEL !

Posted by T.K. - SYDNEY - AUSTRALIA   June 21, 2017

Dear Warmbier Family,
Like so many people around the world I want to share my deepest condolences with you. Being a mother of a young man around Otto's age my sympathy is with you. May your family and friends hold you and share your sorrow and give you strength, and may the pain some day be soothed by memories.

Posted by Patricia - Oberursel , Germany   June 21, 2017

I have followed Otto from day one when he was first arrested. I have felt a deep burdon for him &amp;amp; his family. I have requested my family and church prayed for him &amp;amp; his family on numerous occasions. I have shared my heart feel regret &amp;amp; empathy with my co-workers. I am a Physician Assistant &lt;br /&gt;I wish I could have somehow taken care of Otto. I look forward to seeing him again &amp;amp; walk with him on streets of gold.&lt;br /&gt;

Posted by Tony Phillips - Sherman, TX - friend   June 21, 2017

What a beautiful, smart and kind boy you raised. A wonderful son. I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers have been with you for over a year and I will continue to pray for Otto and your family. Please take care and know how we all feel the loss of this exceptional young man

Posted by Anonymous Anonymous - Denver, CO   June 21, 2017

I am heartbroken for your loss and please know many prayers are going up to God for peace in your hearts and strength of mind as you go through this very sad time. I still am grieving the loss of my adult son. I don&#39;t know you, but I&#39;ve been following this with tears and prayers. I believe Otto knows he was home with his loved ones and now he is home in God&#39;s heaven. Truly free.

Posted by Jean Lutz - friend   June 21, 2017

Praying for Otto's family;RIP Otto.

Posted by A friend   June 21, 2017

Hearts&amp;amp;prayers are with The Warmbier Family More than You all can possibly know; The Very Tragic Loss of Dear Otto did not just hit Him or His Family; This is Deep, Deep Tragedy to The World. When one is hit, We are all hit. Our Love&amp;amp;Prayers are with You Always. &lt;br /&gt;Otto, Rest in Peace Sir!

Posted by K&amp;P Fuller - Hiram, GA - friend   June 21, 2017

Dearest Warmbier Family-As w many people, I've never met you. I've been following your horrific story for a long while now so I feel that I know you. I'm a mom w a grown son. I can't imagine what you all have been through. My heart aches for you. I can't seem to stop crying for you. My prayer is that your sweet son Otto is at peace and content in God's loving arms. Also, know that you are loved so much. My family and I stand w you and support you.

Posted by Julie Martin - Charleston, SC   June 21, 2017

So incredibly saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Warmbier family . May you find peace in knowing that he's with our Lord.
The Kiotis Family, Park Ridge, Illinois

Posted by A friend   June 21, 2017

To the Warmbier Family, &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I am so sorry about Otto. I didn&#39;t know him but prayed that he would get better for you to have more time with him. I am so sorry that didn&#39;t happen. I hope you know that people out here on the U.S. are praying for you and also mourning with you. My heart is with you there.

Posted by Heidi Dietrich - Fitchburg, MA - acquaintance   June 21, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Warmbier family, friends, and community. I have followed Otto's path since I first heard of this horrible story. No words can comfort your loss of a wonderful son, Otto. But, I do hope you know that there are many people all over the US praying at this unbelievable time. Please try to find comfort in all of us thinking and praying for you, It's such a horrible outcome but i am thankful Otto made it home to be with you all in the transition to God.
You now have a bright angel, Otto, watching over all of you.

Posted by Kathy - Ocean City, MD   June 21, 2017

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My thoughts and prayers are with the parents. Words just can not express my feelings for this senseless death. I am truly deeply saddened.

Posted by Priscilla Monroe - Gainesville, FL   June 21, 2017

My deepest condolences to Otto's family. Otto you were such a sweet boy and it saddens me to hear about your passing. You will forever be in my prayers and I pray that your family will find solace and peace during this difficult time. May God have you in the glory of heaven. ❤❤❤❤

Posted by Rosa Herrera - Miami, FL   June 21, 2017

To The Warmbier family, My heart and prayers go out to you. Please know that I, who you do not know, care deeply for what your family and​ Otto have​ endured. May you find some comfort in knowing many thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Kathy Adelman - Wexford, PA - friend   June 21, 2017

There are no words to adequately convey how incredibly saddened we are for you all and everyone who loved, cherished and honored your bright, shining Light, Otto. We offer our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences and hold the entire Warmbier Family in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers always.

Posted by Nikki Ransom &amp; Family - Westerville, OH   June 21, 2017

Thoughts and prayers are with the Warmbier family and the communities where Otto felt comfortable. Someday I hope to meet him on The Other Side. May the God of all Comfort strengthen you in this incredible time of loss.

Posted by Linda L - Onondaga, MI   June 21, 2017

RIP Otto may your sweet soul rest in peace.

Posted by Heather    June 21, 2017

Rip otto prayers go out to your family.much love Theresa and Fran

Posted by A friend   June 21, 2017

Sorry for your loss I was on Twa Flight 847 back in 1985 and held in Beirut

Posted by Grant and Lynn Elliott - Cedar falls, IA   June 21, 2017

My heart is broken by the loss of this young man. May his family find peace someday. God bless your soul Otto.

Posted by A friend   June 21, 2017

My heart is breaking for your family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you have been for the last year and a half. He has finally come home. He is at peace. God be with you all.

Posted by Erin Bickis - Fort Wayne, IN   June 21, 2017

I have been praying for you and Otto since I first learned of this terrible ordeal. There are no words I can give to comfort you at this time, but please know that there are many of us across this country lifting you up in prayer.
This story literally broke my heart. I will never forget your son.
I am so, so sorry for your loss.
Denise Howe
New York

Posted by A friend   June 21, 2017

We have been praying for Otto ever since he got arrested. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. He will always be remembered and never forgotten.

Posted by Toni Bourland - Chandler, AZ - significant_other   June 21, 2017

I am so saddened by your loss and I know that you are at peace now, back home where you belong. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest peacefully, Otto.

Posted by April Bates - buellton, CA   June 21, 2017

Deep sympathy to your family. May God give you strength through this difficult time. Otto is in my prayers as well as your family.

Nancy S.

Posted by A friend   June 21, 2017

May God comfort you at this time and into the future.

Posted by A friend   June 21, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Otto did not deserve what happened to him. I am very sorrow .

Posted by Anita Cioffi - Yalesville, CT   June 21, 2017

All my prayers for you and your family. I am so sorry for everything that you have had to endure, and for the pain and suffering you have felt.

Posted by Michael Derrenbacher - Lake Grove, NY   June 21, 2017

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Otto has been in my thoughts and prayers since last year when I heard he had been detained by North Korea. There are no words and never will be. I have cried many tears since learning of Otto's horrific death. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Always know that he will never be forgotten. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Barbara Slacum - Friendship, MD   June 21, 2017

Praying for your Family. So very sad and tragic...I am so sorry for your loss of your sweet Otto.

Posted by Julie N - Cincinnati   June 21, 2017

Dear Mr. &amp;amp; Mrs. Warmbier,&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I would like to extend my deepest and heartfelt condolences for your loss to you and your family. I am glad that Otto was able to spend his final days in your loving care. You have shown remarkable courage and strength throughout this difficult ordeal. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Wishing you peace and comfort . . .

Posted by Yvonne Carlan - Pompano Beach, FL   June 21, 2017

Rest in Peace, sweet boy. Let's hope your death was not in vain and something is done about the mistreatment you endured, unnecessarily, over the theft of a poster! A POSTER! So many prayed and wished for your safe return which was not to be. Although bittersweet, I'm sure it gave your family a bit of comfort to finally have you home and being able to hold your hand, kiss your forehead, and to say goodbye together. Your story touched my soul and I will hold my loved ones closer each day because of you.

Posted by Lynda Anderson - Kearny, NJ   June 21, 2017

To Otto&#39;s family.....I thought about and prayed for Otto and you so often during his imprisonment. I know what it is like to lose one&#39;s child but do not know what is it like to not know where one&#39;s child is, what is happening to him, is he alive..... I can&#39;t imagine the anquish, frustration, and sense of helplessness you endured during Otto&#39;s tragic journey. I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in all the memories you have and in remembering that you were with your precious Otto in his last moments as you were in his first and that he is at peace in his eternal Home.

Posted by Melanie - Annapolis, MD   June 21, 2017

I was so deeply moved by your story that I had to write to send my condolences. I had to let you know others around the country are sending you virtual hugs and their condolences. No parent should out live a child. I am sorry for your loss and pray for you daily. I hope the memories of happier days with such a bright soul get you through this time. He sounded like a wonderful person. You raised a fine young man and should be very proud. Although I never had the pleasure to know him or your family, I pray for the hole this leaves in your hearts to be filled with peace soon.

Posted by Laura Swearengin - MO   June 21, 2017

My heart goes out along with fond thoughts and prayers to the family in the loss of this courageous, intelligent, inquisitive young man.

Posted by Jeanne Woods - Meriden, CT   June 21, 2017

TO THE THE FAMILY OF OTTO WARMBIER FRED&CINDY,AUSTIN AND GRETA.
THERE IS NO WORDS THAT CAN FILL YOUR HEARTS OF THE LOSS OF YOUR SON &BROTHER. I CAN WRITE &WRITE AND IT WILL NEVER BE ENOUGH .MY FEELINGS OVER THIS PERSONALLY HURTS INSIDE AND MAKES ME SICK TO MY STOMACH AS A FATHER AND AS AMERICAN. I'M SORRY TO USE THIS MEMORIAL TO SAY MORE HEART BREAKING THINGS. IT SHOULD BE A TIME TO LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS. PLEASE KNOW ACROSS MANY MANY STATES THERE IS PAIN OVER THIS.THE BEST THING I CAN SAY IS HE CAME HOME TO HIS DADDY, MOMMA &BROTHER AND SISTER , FAMILY AND HIS FRIENDS. I WILL HAVE HIM IN MY PRAYERS AND YOU DAD AND MOM AND BROTHER AUSTIN AND SISTER CINDY. AGAIN SORRY I COULD HAVE MADE THIS A SIMPLE SORRY BUT I FEEL YOU NEED TO KNOW A LITTLE MORE FROM A STRANGE FATHER WHO IS HURTING AS MANY OTHER FATHERS&FAMILIES. THIS HAS HIT HARD AND ANYONE WHO HAS A HEART IS FEELING THIS AGONY . " R.I.P. OTTO" FROM MY FAMILY IN MID UPSTATE NY TO YOURS,, WE PRAY FOR YOUR LOSS ..
THE CAMPBELL FAMILY

Posted by JAMES CAMPBELL - poughkeepsie, NY   June 21, 2017

Im so very, very sorry for the loss of your son and brother, Otto..You do not know me, but you have all been in my thoughts and prayers over this horrific incident..Im so glad you had your precious Otto home with you when he made his final journey home..Hes free, and in no more pain and suffering..May God bless you and comfort you during this sad time..My deepest sympathy..Carol Hegedus, Boonsboro, Md

Posted by Carol Hegedus - Boonsboro, MD - friend   June 21, 2017

I would like to extend my most sincere condolences to the Warmbier family on the loss of a fine young man. May the coming days bring you a measure of peace.

Posted by Mary Ellen Cooper - Louisa, VA   June 21, 2017

Deeply saddened by Otto&#39;s passing. May it be known that many people around the world will remember, love you and honor you and your good will towards others--including those in less fortunate countries. You are a great young American, having done what great young Americans should do in enjoying their lives. An inspiration for change in the world. May the Lord Jesus welcome you into the kingdom of heaven with open arms.

Posted by Vincent Vaughn - Tampa, FL - friend   June 21, 2017

Posted by Michael, Tina, Elisabeth, Garrett Pomeroy    June 21, 2017

May you now rest in peace, Otto.
Mr. & Mrs. Warmbier- while I have never had the pleasure of meeting you or Otto, my sincerest condolences. My heart is broken and I have cried many tears upon learning of Otto's fate.
May the support of this great city and country wrap you in its arms to provide comfort.
Thoughts & prayers

Posted by Jill Johannigman - Cincinnati, OH   June 21, 2017

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Dearest Warmbier Family,
Our deepest condolences and prayers are with you.

Posted by Brandon, Andrea, Canon and Griffin Hummel - Nashville, TN   June 21, 2017

I extend my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to this entire family. May God give you much strength and comfort during this difficult time.

Posted by Marissa Falbo - Latrobe, PA   June 21, 2017

Wolterstorff's Lament For A Son can offer much in such times of great loss. Graham Cooke's Rise UP A Warrior empowers and allows you a supernatural view. Prayers for your today and all of your tomorrows in knowing your son is in Good Hands now...blessings for your spirit to be promoted in knowledge of these things. You are loved, dear Warmbiers.

Posted by Ames - AL   June 21, 2017

Our condolences to the Warmbier family. May Otto rest in peace and be blessed by God as he truly deserves.

Posted by Fernando Van Derdys - San Juan, Puerto Rico   June 21, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my son last year. Nothing is worse.

Posted by Patrick Joyner - Wilson, NC   June 21, 2017

Words seem so useless in the face of your enormous loss. Please know the thoughts and prayers of many are with you, as you mourn the loss of your beautiful son, Otto. I am so very sorry.

Posted by Donna Hiltz - Jacksonville, FL   June 21, 2017

Our family wants all of you to know how sorry we are that you have lost your beautiful, beloved child. You have been through unspeakable anguish. Your child is with our Lord, safe and loved. May the Lord bless all of you , and give you peace. Dale and Christie Coggins, from Texas

Posted by Christie Coggins - League City, TX   June 21, 2017

My heart is so broken over the loss of this beautiful soul Otto. Heaven is so Beautiful right now, because they have you!!! May you and your family find the peace that you all deserve, God Bless each one of you!!!
Sending lot's of LOVE & PRAYERS precious Otto.

Posted by Jennifer Payne - Dawsonville, GA   June 21, 2017

We have never met you Otto, but you and your family have a special place in our hearts. You are special and will never be forgotten.
The Rashid family
Merritt Island
Florida

Posted by Abdur and Fatima Rashid - Merritt Island, FL   June 21, 2017

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in knowing he is truly home now.

Posted by Lynn Green - Gloucester, VA   June 21, 2017

RIP young man

Posted by Thomas - UP, MI   June 21, 2017

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Dearest Fred and Cindy Warmbier, I wish to send you deepest sympathy and to let you know Otto is an angel and that you will be together again. My Prayers and thoughts are with you continuously bringing you Peace and Comfort. He sits at the side of the Father and Holy Mother surrounded in the Light of the Holy Ones......he waits for you. Know that he is at Eternal Peace. Many Blessing, Kay Warman.

Posted by Kay Warman - Sarasota, FL - friend   June 21, 2017

Dearest Fred and Cindy Warmbire, I'd like you to know that my Prayers and thoughts are with you continuously. Your Son Otto is a Dear Angel and he Lives with the Angels and his Father now. Please be comforted that he is at complete Peace and that you all will once again be together again. May God be with you and comfort you....Many Blessings and Love from the Father and Holy Mother, Sincerely Kay Warman.

Posted by Kay Warman - Sarasota, FL   June 21, 2017

Prayers for Otto and for his parents. My heart aches for you. I have 2 sons and can only imagine the heartache you have endured. Otto is now in the protective arms of God and at peace.

Posted by Pam Holderfield - Memphis, TN   June 21, 2017

We are so saddened by Ottos passing we hid your entire family in our prayers

Posted by JR & NW Schachner - Tucson, AZ   June 21, 2017

To the Warmbier Family although we never met I stand beside you and share your grief and I want you to know how much I, and all others, care. I never had a son but I would have wanted him to be just like your beloved Otto so pure gentle and kind. His beautiful soul will sparkle and shine brightly in all our hearts and thoughts forever and ever.

Posted by Karen - Vestal, NY   June 21, 2017

When the Lord caught sight of her, [ the grieving mother] he was moved with pity for her, and he said to her: Stop weeping. With that he approached and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. Then he said: Young man, I say to you, get up! And the dead man sat up and started to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. Please be assured of God's love and look forward to the time when Jesus will use his God given power to bring our love ones like Otto back to life under his Kingdom rule. Luke 7:13-15

Posted by Geraldo Cafe' - Bloomfield, MI   June 21, 2017

Sincere words: I grieve.

Posted by Paul Kroeger - Logansport, IN   June 21, 2017

I did not know Otto or his family but I want you to know my heart aches for your loss. I will never forget the circumstances of his death. I believe you have an entire country who has been touched by Otto's death. I know my heart goes out to you. May he be in peace now and may you find some way to carry on.

Posted by Lu - Lansing, MI   June 21, 2017

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... Our sincerest condolences and heartfelt love and prayers to the entire Warmbier Family. May our Lord God hold all of you in his loving arms during this very difficult time. RIP Otto ...

Posted by ~Bill and Janice Thompson - Martin, MI - friend   June 21, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with Otto and his family. May you find strength and peace knowing Otto is now at peace and that someday you will join him where there is no pain or suffering.

Posted by Dave - Cary, IL   June 21, 2017

I will continue to pray for all those who shared his life

Posted by Margaret Phipps - Okc, OK - acquaintance   June 21, 2017

My sympathy goes to the family for the loss of your loved one. It's always sad to lose a loved one, but even more when it's one of our children.
I pray that you can find comfort during this difficult time in knowing that many prayers around the world are with you and that God himself shares your heartache and will soon turn your sadness into great joy. (Ezekiel 32:18;John 6:40,44)

Posted by Shay - GA   June 21, 2017

I,m saddened to hear of your son,s passing may he rest in the arm,s of Jesus forever and ever, may his family also be comforted through this time.

Posted by A friend   June 21, 2017

My sincere sympathy to the family and friends in your loss

Posted by Tom Gugliuzza - Easton, PA   June 21, 2017

I never met Otto or his family but I am so deeply saddened by what happened to this young man. May God bring peace to the family. I am thankful he went to heaven in the presence of his family. God bless you all.

Posted by Michelle A - Marengo, OH   June 21, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by - OH   June 21, 2017

May God bless Otto and your family. My heart breaks for the pain this young man endures. May he be in the loving hands of God and may he sense the love that was left behind on earth. My deepest sympathies.

Posted by Judy Rivera - IL   June 21, 2017

RIP Otto

Posted by A friend   June 21, 2017

To Mr and Mrs Warmbier, I am so sorry for your loss, Your son was a brave young man and he will be remembered by all of us Prayers for your family. May God give you comfort and peace

Posted by sandy - Pekin, IL   June 21, 2017

My heart, condolences and prayers go out to Otto and his family. Gone far too young...RIP Otto.

Posted by Jennifer - Virginia Beach, VA   June 21, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing that Otto has touched the hearts of so many and I believe that he will always be an angel at your side and at the side of all others who are in need.

Posted by Catherine Camut - Cranberry Township, PA   June 21, 2017

May the angels lead him into Paradise. May the martyrs guide him on his way. May he see the face of the Lord this day. Alleluia, alleluia.

Lord Jesus, enfold him in your loving arms. Wipe every tear from his eyes. Give him rest, peace, and boundless joy. Blessed Mother, wrap him in your mantle. Holy angels and saints, welcome him to the fellowship of Heaven, a fellowship of love and grace, far removed from the sufferings of this earth. Jesus, comfort and console his family. Let them know that he is safe with You. Be with them in this terrible time. And someday, reunite them with their precious son in the endless bliss of Heaven.

Posted by Diane Kamer - Germanton, NC   June 21, 2017

As a mother my heart goes out to you, I'm sad but happy you got to have him home and sad he was in the condition he was in. I know the Lord will help you through this, I can't even know your pain. My prayers are with you, to loose a son so young and endure what he went through upsets me terribly. God Bless you always, he will live on in your hearts

Posted by Monica Hathaway - Rocky Mount, NC   June 21, 2017

Dear Otto, I have never met you personally, but your fate has moved me deeply. God bless you!

Posted by Chris - Germany   June 21, 2017

I have never meet your family but my heart is so sadden for you all. You all are in my prays.

Posted by Roy Spurlock    June 21, 2017

R.I.P. young man.

Posted by Ben Anderson - Atlanta, GA   June 21, 2017

The human spirit is an amazing thing. I believe Otto did his best to stay alive until he was once again with his loving family....and he succeeded. It helped heal his soul and that of his family's. It was then that he was able to journey on to his eternal, peaceful, glorious home known as Heaven where he will one day be reunited with his loved ones. RIP Otto. You have touched the heart of so many! Your parents and siblings are in the prayers of so many...the world over.

Posted by Sharon Monger - Fort Worth, TX   June 21, 2017

Love to you and your family. I know you will all be together one day in heaven. Sincere sympathy.

Posted by Peggy Muchmore - Cincinnati, OH - acquaintance   June 21, 2017

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Posted by Debra Ruiu Smith 516 Washington Ave., Avon by the Sea, NJ    June 21, 2017

Although we do not know you, we want to send our deepest sympathies to the entire family. We hope that you will feel the love of so many around this country who are saddened by the loss of Otto. May he rest in eternal peace, and may you feel our arms around you at this dreadful time.

Bill and Gillian Andersen & family

Posted by Gillian Andersen - Portales, NM   June 20, 2017

The words to say come hard.I can only say that your son has brought the world together to celebrate the life of your son. We all share in your pain. We all wanted it to work out that he would be ok. But maybe that was his purpose on this earth that people would forget there differences and come together.I hope my words bring you some comfort. God Bless Georgia Robbins/ocala florida

Posted by Georgia Robbins - Ocala, FL   June 20, 2017

Please know that we all grew to love Otto during the course of this ordeal. He will never be forgotten.

Posted by Kristen Caudill - Cincinnati, OH   June 20, 2017

Dearest Warmbier Family-I am SO sorry for your loss! I have prayed for your son and family repeatedly during his horrific ordeal. I prayed for a much different outcome. However, he was able to come home. As you note, he seemed at peace. He was an accomplished young man for his years. God certainly blessed you with him and him with you! Rest in peace, dear Otto.

Posted by Marcy - West Chester, OH   June 20, 2017

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Cindy, Fred and family, my deepest sympathy in the loss of your son Otto.

Posted by Carole Kovacs - Cincinnati, OH   June 20, 2017

Sending sincere condolences to Otto&#39;s family and friends. May God surround all of you with His comfort and peace in the days ahead.

Posted by Gloria Cloninger - NC   June 20, 2017

I grieve.

Posted by Elizabeth Berkenkamp - Phoenix, AZ - friend   June 20, 2017

To the Warmbier family:

Like so many others, we never met Otto. We are neighbors of Mike & Susan in Chula Vista. Our church, along with my husband and I have been in prayer for Otto and each of you for quite sometime. You are a piece of our hearts. How very sorry we are for the path you have walked, for the devastating loss of your son and for what he and each of you have endured. We are so saddened and at such a loss for words of comfort. Please accept our deepest condolences and know we will continue to lift each of you up in prayer daily as time moves forward.

With much love,
Tony & Sandy Valdez

Posted by Sandra Valdez - Chula Vista, CA   June 20, 2017

I am so sorry for the loss of your son. He never should have had to go through what he has nor his parents, siblings and loved ones. Rest in peace Otto. You are now home.

Posted by Jill - PA   June 20, 2017

My sincere condolences to the Warmbier's family. I am so saddened to hear about Otto's passing, I pray that Otto is in the glory of heaven with our Lord. Although, I never met Otto, he holds a special place in my heart. I will always have him in my prayers and I pray that his family finds solace and peace sweet Otto, R.I.P. And watch over your family and always know that you are everyone's hero. You have touched the hearts of millions around the world. Sweet dreams sweet boy ❤❤❤❤❤❤

Posted by Rosa Herrera - Miami, FL   June 20, 2017

Dearest Warmbier Family, There is no pain more far reaching and deeper than losing a child. May the outpouring of sympathy, the kind acts of friends and strangers and the comfort in knowing that your loss is felt by many, help you through this difficult time. I ask for God&#39;s blessings on you and your wonderful family. May you find the courage and strength to move forward in peace and confidence and in knowing that Otto&#39;s was a life well-lived.

Posted by Diane - Houston, TX   June 20, 2017

GOD Bless your family, GOD Bless Otto, and GOD Bless this country that brought him home where he belonged. He will never be forgotten. RIP ..Rejoice In Paradise Otto

Posted by Pat, Michele, Anne, Eddie, & Faith Murdoch - Avoca, PA   June 20, 2017

Otto's journey has touched many hearts and our prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May you find comfort knowing he knew he was home with you. God Bless you all with Peace and Love!

Posted by Carol Glenn - Carlisle, ON   June 20, 2017

Dear warmbier family, He is in the arms of god he is not gone. He is not here on earth but when you miss him look in the face of your wife husband or daughter you will see him , he will always be with you. This might sound stupid but this has always helped me. God Bless your family. You are in my prayers. Tom Pruitt Va. Beach va.

Posted by Tom Pruitt - Va. Beach, VA   June 20, 2017

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Please accept my deepest sympathy on your tremendous loss of your beloved son,Otto.My prayers have been & will continue to be with Otto & the Warmbier Family always.May God Bless You,comfort,& heal you as you grieve.

Posted by Joan Lockwood Smith - Slatington, PA   June 20, 2017

Posted by Carol Glenn - Carlisle, ON   June 20, 2017

My condolences to the Warmbier family. I&#39;m so sorry.

Posted by Tina Kramer - Lapeer, MI   June 20, 2017

Dear Warmbier family: prayers, love and comfort to you all as you miss Otto. We have been with you in prayer the entire time. We are so relieved that he got to come home and more relieved to know he is truly "home" now. God bless you all. The Loves

Posted by Becky Love - Cincinnati   June 20, 2017

To the Warmbier family, we all are heartbroken over Otto. I hear sadness and see tears all around me with my friends and family. Not sure what in this world can comfort you in this deep agonizing pain.
We all are with you and praying for your family at this time.

Posted by Shaji Varughese - Somerset, NJ   June 20, 2017

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May God's peace be with you

Posted by Phyllis Humes - Philadelphia, PA   June 20, 2017

My heartfelt love and affection for you and your family.We lost a grandson a yr ago and feel your pain..Let God help you through this..Debbie

Posted by Debbie Marsh - Nashville, NC   June 20, 2017

So sorry for your loss. May Otto's death not have been in vain.

Posted by Melbourne Australia    June 20, 2017

Dear Warmbier Family, our hearts are broken for your loss of this gifted young man, your son Otto. As parents ourselves, we cannot imagine the depth of your anguish. Prayers are being said that God will hold you close during this time of great sorrow.

Posted by Paul and Heidi Kuzina - Oak Harbor, WA   June 20, 2017

Dear Warmbier Family,
My deepest and most sincere sympathies to your entire family on the death of your Son Otto. Your family has been in my thoughts and prayers during this entire time, and I wished there was something I could do to help. Otto is now at peace, however will always be with you. May God grant Otto eternal peace, and be with your family at this time. My love and thoughts to all of you.

Posted by Debbie Spangler - Eastlake, OH   June 20, 2017

I am so sorry that you have to endure a parents worst nightmare. Time doesn't heal this sorrow, you just learn to cope and survive. I know you will rally for your children, yourselves and do the best that you possibly can. I hope you find comfort from all those that support and love you. I never met Otto, I know he was a man beyond his years and loved by many. He was so brave, so strong and held on until he was home to be by your side. You raised Otto to be that way. You have a lot to be proud of.
You are in my thoughts and prayers,
Anita Rudy (Wyoming)

Posted by A friend   June 20, 2017

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Posted by Patricia Hartle - Rochester, NY   June 20, 2017

My heart is breaking for everything Otto and your family has endured. My constant prayers and love are with you. Otto is a bright shinning star in the face of the sky.

Posted by Patti - PA   June 20, 2017

Dear Cindy, Fred and family,
Our deepest condolences to you on Otto's passing. We have followed this horrific journey with prayers and hopes that Otto would find his way home with all the spirit, humor and personality that I had come to know in him growing up. Alas, as events transpired with all of its disappointments and its ultimate outcome, the deep sadness is only exceeded by the legacy of inspiration that his life provided us. Cindy and Fred...God's tears are shed over all humanity with this loss of one of ours...my hope for your healing is accompanied by our greatest dream that Otto Warmbier's memory will be as a blessing for all of the world's children and parents for generations to come. With love and hope, Dr. Joel and Ellen Golub.

Posted by Joel Golub - Cincinnati, OH   June 20, 2017

For what it&#39;s worth, I&#39;m a stranger with only UVA in common, but I&#39;ve thought of your family and prayed for Otto since he was taken. I want to offer my sincere condolences, and wish you peace.

Posted by Sandra Whiteley - Kennett Square, PA - friend   June 20, 2017

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Dear Warmbier family, I find myself choking up writing this note, speaking for our family and myself, the mom, we are so sorry for this atrocity to you wonderful son. Only comfort is that he is in the arms of the heavenly father, suffering over. . Just can't get my arms around your pain. But my heart is aching, for true.

Posted by Joan Abbondondolo - Port st lucir, FL   June 20, 2017

I am so very sorry for the loss of your son Otto. Although we are strangers He has been in my prayers throughout. May he Rest In Peace now that he is home with his loving family.

Posted by Sheila Fox - Coram, NY   June 20, 2017

We have been praying for Otto to return safely and have been in tears for your family with the news of his passing, your son was a beautiful young man and we will continue to pray for all of you. God Bless You. We are mere strangers to you but as parents we cry with you.

Posted by Nancy and James Clark - LaGrange, IL   June 20, 2017

I am saddened to learn about Otto's departure. Although I never met him, but learned about him through the news in the internet, I never forgot him and would search the internet from time to time to see if anything would surface concerning him. Many in our Nation are mourning together with you, his family.
Rest assure we are praying for strength and serenity during this difficult time.
God bless.

Posted by Cecilia Euresti - McAllen, TX   June 20, 2017

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My sad heart knows my words can not truly comfort you. The tragic loss of your young son's life is unimaginable. I pray you find a little peace in that he did make it home to you and that he now rests in the arms of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. <br />God Bless you.

Posted by Virginia Chambers - Cincinnati, OH   June 20, 2017

Otto, Rest In Peace. Many prayers around the world for the Warmbier family. Thank God he was with you in the end. With love and deep sympathy.

Posted by Robin - Pensacola, FL   June 20, 2017

America is crying along with the family of Otto. May he rest in peace. Know that there are so many of us across this great land who are mourning the lose of your son. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Karen Zimmerman - Lincoln, CA   June 20, 2017

My deepest sympathy for the loss of your beautiful son I think of him and my heart aches to imagine your pain. I will pray for peace in your hearts until you will one day be reunited in heaven.

Posted by Laura Lee Hornby - Katy, TX   June 20, 2017

My deepest sympathies for the loss of your son. As you said he is home and at peace now.. May God bless you and your family. Donna from RI

Posted by - RI   June 20, 2017

May the good lord comfort your family,Your very loved and we feel as though we've known you a lifetime.<br /><br />Heaven received a special Angel.we will all see you some glorious day in paradise .<br />Love to All,prayers for healing.<br />Rest In Peace precious ��

Posted by Teresa Freeman - Decatur, TX - significant_other   June 20, 2017

My deepest sympathy for the loss of your beautiful son I think of him and my heart aches to imagine your pain. I will pray for peace in your hearts until you will one day be reunited in heaven.

Posted by Laura Lee Hornby - Katy, TX   June 20, 2017

Our deepest condolences to the parents and family of your beloved Otto. We are mere strangers, but the death of your son we will not soon forget. I pray that you feel the embrace of people across the world who, if they could, would lift you up and help carry you through. I will light a candle for your Otto so that it may light his way to the next place. May God bless and keep you.


Philip, Tina and Christian Donihoo

Posted by Tina Donihoo - Edinburg, TX   June 20, 2017

Dear Fred, Cindy, &amp; Family <br />As your son Otto has ended his short journey here on earth, please find some comfort in knowing, he is at peace now without suffering joined with our Lord, and dancing with the angels. Such a senseless unfortunate and tragic loss. We send our deepest sympathy and prayers for your both and your family. God Bless.<br />Ron &amp; Linda

Posted by A friend   June 20, 2017

As the mother of a son & daughter, I feel your pain. My grandson is Otto's age. The world is a better place because of the memories your son and brother left behind. God Bless You All.

Phyllis Foote
Charlotte, N. C.

Posted by A friend   June 20, 2017

I'm so sorry for the loss of your son. He was in my prayers throughout his ordeal. He is in God's arms now. My heart aches. I continue to pray for you and your family. Your friend in Ontario, Canada. Judy Wilken (Blenheim Ontario)

Posted by Judy Wilken - Blenheim, ON   June 20, 2017

We have been praying for a miracle of recovery; but it did not happen. Thank God he was able to come home to be in your loving arms Cindy and Fred. He will be remembered forever within our family and the entire world. God Bless you and the entire Warmbier family.
Tom, Lizi, Sophia and Jason Singer (Glendale, OH)

Posted by A friend   June 20, 2017

America is mourning the loss of this courageous young man. I have cried over the loss that this family has endured and the suffering Otto endured. As a mother you can only hope and pray that Otto's story will help others get free.

Posted by Dana    June 20, 2017

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My deepest condolences go out to Otto's family and friends at this time. I cannot imagine the hurt you are feeling. God Bless you and I will keep you in my prayers.

Posted by Hannah Johnston - Ft. Rucker, GA   June 20, 2017

My heart bleeds for Otto and your entire family. No parent should ever have to bury a child, especially this way. May you continue to find comfort in the short time you had with each other, and know he is finally at rest and in peace, especially feeling your love and comfort during his final hours. May God bless you.

Posted by Linda Duffy - Silver Spring, MD   June 20, 2017

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Rest in peace Otto

Posted by Barbara Dodson - MD   June 20, 2017

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Dear Cindy and Fred Warmbier,
Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your Beloved Otto. We pray for you and acknowledge his great courage and strength. May his spirit continue to always shine bright in the universe.

Posted by Cindy and Tetsuo Tatsumi - Indio, CA   June 20, 2017

My heart goes out to your family and sending my prayers. All our hearts break for what Otto endured. Rest in peace dear Otto.

Posted by Bonnie Dodson - White Hall, MD   June 20, 2017

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My heart breaks for you and your precious son. How will we ever combat the evil in this world! I send loving thoughts to you at this very very sad time. ❤

Posted by M Long - Lafayette, IN   June 20, 2017

my deepest sympathy to Mr. Warmbier&#39; s family. Otto is a brave, intelligent and handsome man.The World remembers him as a hero. We are suffering from the loss of your son. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Latha biswal - Saskatoon, SK - friend   June 20, 2017

So sorry for your loss. Praying for your family. May he Rest In Peace.

Posted by Sharon Hughes - Forest City, NC   June 20, 2017

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Bless you Otto your were so brave and am glad you are home again. RIP always

Posted by David Muzzy - LEBANON, NH   June 20, 2017

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I am so sorry to hear your loss of Otto, my heart goes out to you and your family, Sending Prayers of strength for all of you during this difficult time. RIP OTTO

Posted by Deanna Heriot - Sumter, SC   June 20, 2017

My heart is broken for you all. I am so sorry for such a tragic loss but so grateful that he was able to come home to you. God bless you Otto and God bless you Warmbier family. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with during this this time.

Posted by Leslie Mosley - Rocky Mount, NC   June 20, 2017

I am so sad. I will pray for the Warmbier family. My heart hurts for you. Please try to find peace that Otto is in Heaven. God Bless your family, God Bless Otto.

Posted by Candy Jones - Cincinnati, OH   June 20, 2017

Dearest Warmbiers
,As the LORD welcomes Otto home to perfect peace, may HE also comfort you and lead you through your sorrow.
With heartfelt sympathy,
Diane

Posted by Diane Clair - Houston, TX   June 20, 2017

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Hi...I didn't know him but knew of him. I felt the need as an Civil Human being, Parent and a American to share with you in this time of such unspeakable Loss.. GOD Bless you and his Friend's with peace...Hug's and Love from Michigan

Posted by Rhonda Clancy - Taylor, MI   June 20, 2017

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Posted by Kimberly McFadden - Boca Raton, FL   June 20, 2017

I am really sad about what has happened to Otto and how he was mistreated. He did not deserve this. Rest in peace dear Otto.

Posted by Mike McIntosh - Sharonville, OH   June 20, 2017

&lt;br /&gt;Like my family , the world is&lt;br /&gt;Sending their deepest sympathy &lt;br /&gt;Thoughts and prayers to&lt;br /&gt;All Otto&#39;s friends and family&lt;br /&gt;We have given our heartfelt support&lt;br /&gt;Since this has all begun. You are&lt;br /&gt;A very strong Mother and Father&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;

Posted by Julie Kaufman - Decatur, IL - friend   June 20, 2017

Obviously. Otto was a special young man with talents to share and improve others lives. The entire country. is saddened by this tragic ending to one with so much promise.
And know that you as parents certainly are admired as is Otto.

Posted by Gerringer clapp - Charlotte, NC   June 20, 2017

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May God bless and keep the family in your sorrow and give you all peace.

Posted by Ernestine Jackson - Cincinnati, OH - acquaintance   June 20, 2017

Our heart and sympathy go out to you Mr and Mrs Warmbier and Family. We will pray for you and I know Jesus has all of you in the Palm of His hands. So sorry for your loss

Posted by Mark & Elizabeth Abell - Springfield, MO   June 20, 2017

Our heartfelt sympathy to the Otto Warmbier family and friends. Our hearts are broken for you and your overwhelming loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. We pray for you and yours, and we pray that possibly some good can come from this. We help you celebrate Otto's life and achievements and his amazing life.

Posted by Mary DeYoung - Flagstaff, AZ   June 20, 2017

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I am so sorry for your loss. He was a courageous young man. We prayed for his safe return and recovery are now very saddened at this senseless loss.

Posted by Dan V - TX   June 20, 2017

My heart is broken to learn of this tragedy and his passing. My deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers are offered for Otto, his Family, and loved ones. May God and your memories sustain you during this time. I am so very sorry for your loss.

Posted by JoEllen Carigon - Saranac, MI   June 20, 2017

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Rest in Peace, Otto. No more pain or sorrow. You are free.

Posted by Judy Lusk - Flora, IL   June 20, 2017

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My sympathy is with the family. May he Rest in Peace.

Posted by Christine Eppard - Charlottesville, VA   June 20, 2017

I only know you through what I read in the newspapers. But it is clear that this is an overwhelming loss of a young man any person would be pleased to call son.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;For an intrepid Romeo...&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;And when he shall die&lt;br /&gt;Take him and cut him up in little stars&lt;br /&gt;And he will make the face of heaven so fine&lt;br /&gt;That all the world will be in love with night&lt;br /&gt;And pay no worship to the garish sun&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Requiem aeternam dona ei Domine. Et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;

Posted by Bryan Schneider - Chicago, IL - friend   June 20, 2017

I have been following the story since he got arrested in North Korea, I felt terrible when they sentenced him knowing he made a innocent mistake and didn't need to suffer such harshness by the north Koreans. I hoped that he would get out safe, I saw the other day that he was released and was very happy for him and his family, then I saw his condition and still hoped for the best. He is now safe with God and no one can harm him . A tragic loss but always remember all the good things and good times you had with him. Very sorry for your loss.

Posted by Carol Carlos - Philadelphia, PA   June 20, 2017

There would never be enough words to express my deepest sympathy for Otto and his family. Please know Otto has touched the hearts of anyone that has watched this tragedy unfold.

Posted by Cindy Deacon - Middleton, MA   June 20, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. As a mom to a young son, I can't imagine your grief. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Heather Anderson - Mooresville, NC   June 20, 2017

I have thought of your son many times since I first heard of his verdict by this evil regime. I often prayed for him, wondering how he was doing and hoping for an early release for him to come home.

His memory will last forever in the hearts of all Americans. Peace be to this family and friends.

Posted by J Kelly - Chattanooga, TN   June 20, 2017

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To the Warmbier family I hope it is some comfort to you that America mourns with you on the tragic loss of your beloved son. You are in my heart thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. God Bless! Rest in Eternal Peace Otto!

Posted by Steven - Altamonte Spring's, FL   June 20, 2017

My heartfelt condolence to your family. Please take care of yourself and lean on those close to you. Celebrate his life and pray for his eternal peace. May God bless you and your family.

Posted by L. Lusby - Hilton Head, SC   June 20, 2017

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Americans mourn your passing. It is felt to the core..and words can hardly express. You will never be forgotten, Ottoand a speedy journey to Heaven and God's LOVING ARMS.
Condolences , prayers..and love to the Warmbier Family. Never saw such grace,,and endurance..and so..so many are touched at this and your great love of your son.
I hope you feel the empathy,compassion and deep sadness that so many AMERICANS feel for you during this tragic time..and always.
REST IN PEACE and GOD'S ETERNAL JOY, OTTO..rest in peace.

Posted by Marilyn Brown - PA   June 20, 2017

Your son was so curious about the world and embraced it fearlessly. He crossed borders in hopes to gain a better understanding of a culture estranged from the world. His story has given us insight, but we all are suffering from the loss of your son. Our hearts are broken along with yours. Please accept my prayers and my thoughts. I am sorry for your loss.

Posted by Kathleen Willard - Fort Collins, CO   June 20, 2017

I am so sorry for the loss of your precious son and the horrible way he was made to suffer. I want you to know that I will be keeping all of the family in my prayers and I will be praying that God will give Otto extra loving care as he waits in Heaven for all of you to reunite again.

Posted by Mary Drake - Dayton, OH   June 20, 2017

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Condolences to the Warmbier Family..

Posted by V J - NR, OH   June 20, 2017

The country has fallen in love with your son, Otto. We hope you find some comfort in knowing he is now at rest and in the arms of the Lord. God bless your family.

Posted by Jackie & Tom English - Manchester, NH   June 20, 2017

My condolences to the Warmbier family: after hearing of Otto's passing and under the circumstances, my soul felt sincere pain and anguish. I was pleased he could be home and in loving care. Milan, Ohio is from whence I was raised, then to NJ, so I feel a special concern. Please know Otto and you all are in my thoughts and prayers. God has him in his hands now.

Posted by Stanford Spencer - Belle Mead, NJ   June 20, 2017

Dearest Warmbear Family, please accept our deepest condolences. Our hearts are broken. Rest in peace Otto.

Posted by Michael &amp; Kathy Glinkowski - Nashville, TN   June 20, 2017

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I weep for this family. I was praying for his release &amp;amp; then for a miracle of healing for Otto when he returned. This is a tragic story to a wonderful young man. He will be remembered. May God give comfort and love to this family.

Posted by Dana Lytle - NEOSHO, MO   June 20, 2017

Death holds no power over love, especially the love of a son. No one can replace your son, but the Lord can comfort your heart. Continue to carry his memory in that special place in you heart! I am sincerely sorry for the loss of your son. Thinking of you ... especially on this day! (Graduate of Lakota High West Chester, Ohio)

Posted by Mary Morris - Cleveland, TN   June 20, 2017

God is good and merciful, he has given us the wonderful hope of seeing our dear loved ones again. John 6:40.

Posted by Annie - GA   June 20, 2017

I'm so sorry I know the feeling of a loss. God bless your family Ray Dallas TX.

Posted by A friend   June 20, 2017

Our hearts are breaking for all of Otto's loved ones. This is a senseless tragedy. You are in our deepest thoughts and prayers.

Posted by - Glendale, WI   June 20, 2017

We have two adult sons and can only imagine the sorrow you are experiencing. Otto appeared to be very successful which is a direct result of your parenting. May you find peace in the days ahead.

Posted by Patricia Smith - Omaha, NE   June 20, 2017

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A son is part of your life,
Your world,
Your heart,
For always.


The things you will miss the most about your son are the things that made you love him so much.

The special qualities that made him who he was will keep him in your heart forever.

With most sincere condolences,

Posted by Ella Bella - Wyoming, PA   June 20, 2017

To the Warmbier Family:

I didn't know your son, except for the mission he had so bravely undertaken. I express my sincere condolences to the family. I pray that you will find comfort in knowing that others care.

A concerned American Citizen

Posted by Patricia Watkins - Pennington, NJ   June 20, 2017

Dearest Mr. and Mrs. Warmbiers may I offer my sincere condolences. You and your Dear son have been in my sincere Prayers and thoughts. May God and His Angels be with you continuously. The strength of you and Otto has not gone without notice. You and Otto are in His Hands Always. Blessings to you all, Kay Warman, Sarasota FL.

Posted by Kay Warman - Sarasota, FL   June 20, 2017

Dear Mr. &amp;amp; Mrs. Warmbier,&lt;br /&gt;My heart aches for you over the tragic loss of your of your son. All parents around the world are sending love to wrap around you, and comfort you during this difficult time. May Otto find peace in the arms of our lord. Peace be with you.

Posted by Diane Harmon - Nottingham, MD   June 20, 2017

Dear Warmbier family,

We are still in shock over the passing of your loving, brilliant and amazing son. We are thankful that Otto was at home with you
and surrounded by your love at the end of his journey. He had such courage and from what we have seen, he had so many wonderful qualities. We know that the memories of your Otto will give you strength and peace during this most difficult time.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful son and yourselves with the world.
You are loved and we are holding you in our prayers. Much love and God bless to you and your family.

Posted by Karen and Jim Curran - Anderson Township, OH   June 20, 2017

Surely this is the darkest day of your life. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Posted by Terry Thometz - Houston, TX   June 20, 2017

My deepest sympathy go to Otto's family. I am the mother of two sons and I cannot comprehend the pain and sorry you are experiencing but my heart aches for you.

May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time of your lives.

God's word speak of a time when all sorrows and pain will vanish and mankind will live in beautiful and peaceful surroundings with nothing to fear. (Isaiah 65:17, 21-25)

Posted by Esther Tomlinson - Lawrenceville, GA   June 20, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Susan Kuntz - Mandan, ND   June 20, 2017

I am deeply saddened by the News of Otto Warmbier's passing. This is a terrible tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with you Otto and your Family. Rest in Peace Otto.

Posted by Martha Wegleitner - Vienna/Austria/Europe   June 20, 2017

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Sorry for the loss of Otto. You are in my thoughts and prayers

Posted by Jackie - MI   June 20, 2017

I watched (along w/ the world) how everything unfolded. I truly believe great things can be born from tragedies. Seek God in this difficult time for comfort; you will see Otto again.

Posted by judy hiers - pittsburgh, PA   June 20, 2017

Dear sweet person. Shock. I am sending loving arms to his parents, family, and friends. God is cradling you in his&lt;br /&gt;arms. We will never forget you. Sending love.

Posted by Kris Johnson - Iowa City, IA   June 20, 2017

I am so sorry that this happened and you lost your son. My sympathies and prayers are with you.

Posted by Wanda Riffe - Ironton, OH   June 20, 2017

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May God Bless Otto&#39;s Family.

Posted by J J - Topeka, KS   June 20, 2017

Sending heartfelt condolences to the family. I cannot imagine the pain you&#39;re all feeling. This is so sad, my heart aches for you.

Posted by mary neel - roanoke, VA   June 20, 2017

We would like to convey our heartfelt condolences to your family. Our hearts break for you. We are so glad that Otto made it home to his family and that they were with him in his final hours.&lt;br /&gt;May God Be with you and give you strength! God Bless!

Posted by Connie Miller - Oklahoma City, OK - grandparent   June 20, 2017

DEAR MR AND MRS WARMBIER AND FAMILY, I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS...OTTO HAS BEEN IN MY THOUGHTS FROM THE DAY I HEARD OF HIS NOT BEING RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATES...I AM THINKING OF YOU ALL AT THIS SAD TIME...MARY WILCOX GLENDALE AZ

Posted by MARY WILCOX - GLENDALE, AZ   June 20, 2017

Otto knew he was home and surrounded with people that love him. we are so very sorry for what Otto and your family had to endure. He is finally at peace. We are praying for you all.

Posted by Jayme & Andrew Baker - Des Moines, IA   June 20, 2017

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You are now home Otto. RIP.To the family my prayers and thoughts have been with you thru this entire tragedy. May you all find peace.

Posted by KK    June 20, 2017

I have prayed for you and your family every day since learning of your situation. So glad to know that you are now in the loving arms of God, Our Father!

Posted by Mary Briley - Grifton, NC   June 20, 2017

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My heart is broken with you, and for you ~ Sending prayers...

Posted by Jane - CT   June 20, 2017

Fred and Julie,

We have been so saddened by the news since Otto was returned to you. Thank you for sharing Otto with us over these last few days. He was a remarkable young man and though he shared a short time with us on this earth, he will be remembered by many for a long time. May your faith give you strength over these next days as you cope with life without him. We will continue to pray for all of you.

Posted by Lew & Karen Belote - Alpharetta, GA   June 20, 2017

Dear Warmbier family: <br /><br />Words cannot adequately express how deeply saddened I am at the passing of this beautiful spirit named Otto. I prayed daily for his safe return upon hearing of his story, and when learning of his condition, I prayed daily for him to recover. <br /><br />As the mother of a 18 year old son who reminds me so much of Otto, I empathize with the pain his parents are experiencing, and my heart is breaking for them. <br /><br />Though I am so glad he was able to come home to his family, it is bittersweet, because we should be celebrating not mourning. I now pray that he is at peace, and that his loving family can find the strength they need to continue as Otto would have wanted.<br /><br /> I am so deeply sorry for this unjust outcome. Please find some comfort in knowing how many lives Otto touched, even those of us who never had the honor of meeting such an amazing young man. <br /><br />Most sincere condolences, <br /><br />Rachael Mozier

Posted by Rachael Mozier - Chuluota, FL - friend   June 20, 2017

This young man that died in North Korea, has fought the good fight, in the Lord my God&#39;s eyes. I knew his family when I was but a young child no more then 4 or 5. From what I can see, this man, Otto Warmbier has served his country faithfully and has been called by Jesus, to go home with Him. As a Cadet Fireman in training, I have a few words for the Warmbier family: God is Semper Fidelis! Which means in translation: God is always faithful, and He is faithful to you in this time. I have a memory of Otto. Mr. Warmbier and Mrs. Warmbier, I want to say that you and your family is in my family&#39;s prayers, and that this is something that, hopefully others will learn from this very sad time. I thank you for Otto&#39;s service to his country, and Thank you for everything that you maybe have done to America. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;One last few words: Read or look up Psalms 23 for help in this time of need. This bible verse helped me when I was feeling like this as well, and I share your grief.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Thank you to the Warmbier family.

Posted by Chris Love - Glendale, OH - friend   June 20, 2017

We are so sorry and deeply saddened to hear of this terrible tragedy. May God hold you all in the palm of His hand during this tragic time and may you feel His love. You are all in our prayers and will remain in them forever.

Posted by - Columbus, OH   June 20, 2017

Just know that people around the World are crying with you and for you. My heart goes out to you and your family. Otto is finally at peace. I pray that the weeks, months, and years ahead will be of the happy moments you had with Otto in your families life. God be with you.

Posted by Kim Kotts - Dearborn, MI   June 20, 2017

We are profoundly saddened by your loss. We hope you are surrounded by those that love you and that you find comfort at this difficult time.

Livermore, CA

Posted by Tony and Marilyn Farmer - Livermore, CA   June 20, 2017

Otto will be in my heart and prayers forever. May God grant peace and comfort to his wonderful family, who endured such tragedy. Many prayers and love to them ❤.

Posted by Carol Holley - Scranton, PA   June 20, 2017

Otto has touched the hearts of many people around the world, and my family and I are no exception. What a wonderful young man you raised, and what wonderful parents you are. It seems as if Otto was finally able to let go knowing he was back at home with his loving family.
Our prayers are with you and Otto forever and may you find comfort in knowing that he is indeed home, and that one day you will all be together again.
With love
Catherine, Dennis, Matt, Joe and Andrew Wedding

Posted by Catherine Wedding - Bath/England   June 20, 2017

Rest in peace now Otto..... My condolences to his family that they may find healing and comfort in the coming days. Prayers to all. What a terrible tragedy....

Posted by Melissa Hunter - Aberdeen, OH   June 20, 2017

I am so sorry, all my thoughts are with the family. Sending you a lot of strength from Germany.

Posted by A friend   June 20, 2017

God be with Otto, and his loved ones at this time of loss. I pray he is resting in the arms of Jesus. He seemed like a gentleman, and the world sure needs men like him.
Rest in Peace

Posted by A friend   June 20, 2017

My family and I are thankful for the return of your young man, and send our heartfelt condolences for your great loss. Our hearts are with you. God bless you. The Smith Yohn family from Virginia

Posted by Karin Smith - Smithfield, VA   June 20, 2017

Otto Your story will never be forgotten. What a precious young man. I will continue to pray for your mom and dad. I am deeply saddened for your family and their loss. Dana Wimmer

Posted by Dana Wimmer - FL   June 20, 2017

So sorry for the loss of your son even though I didn&#39;t know him personally my heart breaks for the tragedy that you are going through you are in my prayers

Posted by Connie Rogers - Xenia, OH   June 20, 2017

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Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   June 20, 2017

I have been devastated since Oto was said to been held in this barbaric country . I am heartbroken for his family and everyone who loved this young man . His smile captured my heart and attention .. I am So sorry this has occurred . My sincere condolences RIP Sweet boy

Posted by Dedee Madonia - Scottsdale, AZ   June 20, 2017

I know you and Otto only through the TV and newspapers. But even so my heart aches for the loss of this intrepid young man whom anyone would have been blessed and honored to call son.

For this young Romeo of life and adventure...

And when he shall die
Take him and cut him out in little stars
And he will make he face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun

Requiem aeternam dona ei Domine. Et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescat in pace.

Posted by Bryan Schneider - Chicago, IL   June 20, 2017

I have watched this terrible tragedy unfold and have prayed for Otto and strength for your family. My heart goes out to you. What a brave young man.
He will never be forgotten.

Posted by Grandma - ON   June 20, 2017

Otto is a Hero of the World! The good lord above has chosen him to be the spark to wake us up to the ever present Evil in the world. We will never forget him and we will thank him countlessly. His heroics are already legendary. Our hearts and prayers go out to his proud parents and family and friends. Our hearts are broken, God will heal them in time! The great nations and good people of the planet will never let evil win! Otto will be a constant reminder to us all of that! We must all swell with pride at he utterance of Otto Warmbiers name, all over the world! God bless him, his family, and all of the world.

Posted by Ed Thomas - jefferson, OH   June 20, 2017

My condolences to Otto&#39;s friends and family. It is clearly evident that this young man was raised well and enjoyed the good company of family and friends. &lt;br /&gt;You have much to grieve about and it may be that closure will be difficult. I praise God for motivating godly, caring men and women who made sure Otto was returned to you. The high-profile circumstances of Otto&#39;s premature passing will not be forgotten by anyone in my family. May the Lord bless all of you with the peace beyond all understandings through our Savior who has received Otto in heaven, I am sure.

Posted by Martha Barger - Wheaton, IL - acquaintance   June 20, 2017

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Rest In Peace Otto,for you have found your reward in Eternity.

Posted by Cathy Boyle - Las Vegas, NV   June 20, 2017

I am so sorry for what you had to endure. I pray you are at peace. I pray for the family you left behind.

Posted by A friend   June 20, 2017

Sorry for the loss of your son. Patricia Gardner Tampa,Florida

Posted by A friend   June 20, 2017

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Warmbier, our deepest and heartfelt sympathies to your family at this difficult time. May the peace and love of Jesus Christ bring you a measure of comfort that passes all understanding. He is your angel now watching over you from Heaven. God Bless you all.

Posted by Dominic & Teresa Guglielmi - Lewiston, NY   June 20, 2017

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I am devastated by the loss of Otto. I can only sit and cry. I am praying my special rosary that Pope Frances blessed, for his soul. Also for you his family and friends. I never knew him but my sons are the same age. Someday you will see him again. Love, Debbie

Posted by Deborah Mayhugh - DeLand, FL   June 20, 2017

Prayers for the family.

Posted by A friend   June 20, 2017

Our prayers and thoughts are,with the family of Otto. There are no words to describe this tragedy. Please know we are praying for you.

Posted by Rev. Keith and Kathy Dovenspike - Hawthorn, PA   June 20, 2017

otto has created a lasting imprint on my heart and know his spirit lives on within me - you all remain in my thoughts and prayers -
with deepest sympathy -
michele in richmond, virginia

Posted by A friend   June 20, 2017

To the Warmbier family: I am so very sorry for your tragic loss. I am thinking and praying for you and hope you find peace in knowing that Otto was truly a fine young man.

Posted by Denis M - New York, NY   June 20, 2017

Our very deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved son. We hope that you can eventually find some peace. His soul knew you were there in his final hours. May God rest his soul and keep him close.

Posted by Robert & Diane Hawkins - Port Orange, FL   June 20, 2017

Sending loving thoughts and lifting the Warmbier family and friends up with prayers. Otto accomplished so much in his short time on earth. Cherish the memories. While we can't bring Otto back, we can hold those responsible accountable. I sure hope we do.

Posted by Patti Rittling - Richmond, VA   June 20, 2017

I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. I have no idea what you are going through, please know that there were and are a lot of people praying for you and your family. I pray that they find out what happened so you can find some closure in this. May God bless your family in this time.

Posted by D Warrick - Pella, IA   June 20, 2017

I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

EF-Atlanta, GA

Posted by A friend   June 20, 2017

You are in our hearts and prayers. May you find peace.

Posted by J and B - Cleveland, OH   June 20, 2017

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Our hearts are broken. Love to him and his family. You now can RIP.&lt;br /&gt;

Posted by Anne and Kim May - Charleston, SC   June 20, 2017

Rest in Peace Otto. My prayers are with you and your family. To the Otto family, I wish there was more I could do other than express my condolences. Rest in Peace.

Posted by Mathias Russell    June 20, 2017

Very very sad. May he rest in peace.

Posted by roe s - bradenton, FL   June 20, 2017

When I heard the news of Otto's death I cried. I didn't know him, but he will forever remain in my prayers.

Posted by Lara W. - Chicago, IL   June 20, 2017

I am so sorry to hear of Otto&#39;s passing. I never knew him, but I can see that he was obviously a really nice young man, and I&#39;m sure that he and I would&#39;ve been friends if we had ever met. May God bless and keep the Warmbiers and comfort them.

Posted by - St. Louis, MO   June 20, 2017

Rest In Peace, beautiful child. Fly with the angels.&lt;br /&gt;We love you very much.

Posted by Preya Ranpuria - Mason, OH - friend   June 20, 2017

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I am so sorry for the pain of losing your son. I can only imagine what you are going through. He is at peace with God and I will pray for you the parents in your healing process. The people who did this to him will pay the ultimate price..for they cannot run from what God has seen.
Blessings to your family.

Posted by Cindy R - Cinti, OH   June 20, 2017

Everyone across the world shares your grief and anger towards what happened to your innocent son. We are all praying for your family. A candle will glow from our front window in his memory.

Posted by Lynne Burnham - Lynchburg, VA   June 20, 2017

I want to express my deepest sympathy to the Warmbier family. I have followed this story from the beginning and am heartbroken at the result of this. I have never had a story touch me like this. Otto sounds like the son we would all wish for, such a bright, wonderful young man. My prayers are with all of you

Posted by Sharon - Fairfield, OH   June 20, 2017

Please accept my condolences in the loss of your son. I have followed your story from day 1 and my heart hurts for your pain. May Love & Light surround you and your entire family during such a difficult time. I pray for you all to find some peace and healing. God bless you, and God bless your beautiful son.

Posted by Deanna Cypher - Fenton, MI   June 20, 2017

My thoughts & prayers are with the Warmbier family. I pray He brings you comfort in the memories of happy & joyful times with Otto.

Posted by Gail Lee - Schererville, IN   June 20, 2017

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So sorry for this young man and what he went through. God bless to you and your family

Posted by A friend   June 20, 2017

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Peace.

Posted by Glen Hausfeld - Minneapolis, MN   June 20, 2017

I have absolutely no personal connection other than my prayers for him and family since I became aware of his ordeal. There are no words that can describe the angst of this tragedy. As a Christian, as a mother, as an American, as a human being I trust in his eternal rest with the Father of Lights. To his family my most heart felt condolences to you. He sits with the Father and Christ the Lord. To you all my the hope and joy of meeting him again in Heaven be a source of hope in things to come

Posted by Jo Ellen GiffinBarber - Fullerton, CA   June 20, 2017

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My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. May you have comfort and peace as you go through these trying times.

Posted by Anita Jenkins - Gainesville, FL   June 20, 2017

What a terrible tragedy. My condolences to your family. I have followed the story in the press and cannot believe what I was reading. Your emotions must be in so much turmoil. My thoughts are with you. Please take care.

Posted by Nancy - Melbourne Australia   June 20, 2017

God Bless the Warmer family, extended family and the world. We as American's are all very sad as this is an uncalled for act, against American's. I am so glad that President Trump and his great team did get you home and with the true people that "LOVE" you. God will have the final say and he will take care of the and in this world in due time. Do not ask for an easy life, but to be a strong person, this is so true to life. I could see this in Fred's TV interviews as he is someone to idolize and all American's should have his strength, belief in the son he loved so much. God Bless you all. Judymae Allen

Posted by Judymae Allen - Buckhall, VA   June 20, 2017

When words are not enough, may love be what helps you through this great loss. We send our sympathy and our love to his family and to all those who cherish his memory. God's comfort to all.

Posted by J & R - Butler, PA   June 20, 2017

It's so sad to see such a young life gone so soon. May your family receive the comfort from god to endure a time such as this. My prayers are with the family.

Posted by A friend   June 20, 2017

My heart and prayers are with you always. May he Rest In Peace

Posted by Randi - Philadelphia, PA   June 20, 2017

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May you be blessed in heaven

Posted by Lisa Davis - Walpole, NH   June 20, 2017

So sorry for all he & his family has gone though.Happy he got to be home for his passing.Prayers for all,allow your self's to grieve.

Posted by veronica stohler - IN   June 20, 2017

Dear Otto's Parents and Family, I have been praying for Otto. I am praying for all of you that God will give you His Strength, Peace, and Comfort. I am so sorry for your loss. In Christian love, Sheila Bryce, Tempe, AZ

Posted by Sheila Bryce - Tempe, AZ   June 20, 2017

Otto is now at peace. I pray for peace for his family and all who loved him. His experience has touched many who never knew him. My only connection is that I am a WHS alum, class of 1954. God bless all who mourn him.

Posted by Carol Boebinger - Indianapolis, IN   June 20, 2017

Prayers from British Columbia,Canada to all of Otto's family and friends

Posted by Ron and Terry Alexander - Duncan, BC   June 20, 2017

We are so sadden by your loss. Our deepest thoughts and prayers are for your family. We do not know your family but as parents, we can only imagine your pain.

Posted by Bissoondharrys - Alexandria, VA - friend   June 20, 2017

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My condolences to the Warmbier family and friends. May you Rest In Peace Otto. Gone to soon.

Posted by Tamara M Tolliver - Pittsburgh, PA   June 20, 2017

I am so sorry for the loss of your son. It saddens me to hear of this because I have a son and I don't know what I would do if this were my son. My heart is breaking for you, but please know that he is in the arms of God and will never feel pain again. You all are in my prayers! MG

Posted by Marla Stephenson - Falcon, MO   June 20, 2017

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Posted by Matthew McGuire - Cheshire, CT   June 20, 2017

I never new your son otto but I worked with you almost ever day and heard alot about him i new he was a good person by meeting you Fred your family is in my heart and prayers

Posted by Brian Whicker - Hamilton, OH   June 20, 2017

My condolences on your loss. I'm thankful Otto got to cross over with his loving family there to help him finally rest in peace. His soul knew you were there and the angels have escorted him home.

Posted by Luna Runningwolf - Yellow Springs, OH   June 20, 2017

Rest in peace Otto! Thank God, your family was able to hold you one last time! My deepest condolences to your family and friends!

Posted by Terri Chaulklin - Prescott, AZ   June 20, 2017

I am so sorry to hear of the great loss your family has endured from the death of such a young man. I have thought of and am so saddened by this, I have two sons of my own. May he rest in Gods hands now, no pain, fear, or sorrow again. Please accept my condolences.

Posted by Christine Joncas - North Grafton, MA   June 20, 2017

Posted by Christine Joncas - North Grafton, MA   June 20, 2017

'Baruch Dayan Ha'Emet'
May Otto's memory be for a blessing.

Posted by Susan Blake - London, ON   June 20, 2017

Otto will live on in history and all of America and the civilized world shares your grief. May his life and passing accomplish more than he could ever have anticipated and surely his soul is rejoicing in the love and prayers that are sent your way on his behalf. God bless you and yours.

Posted by Nancy White - Wayland, NY   June 20, 2017

Prayers and condolences to Otto's family.

Posted by Debbie Haynes - Sarasota, FL   June 20, 2017

I am so very very sorry for what happened to your son. The world is mourning his loss. I truly believe that God was holding your son until he was able to be sent home to be with your family where he would be able to spend his last few days with you all before the good lord took him home. God bless you all my heart is so heavy for your family. Please take comfort in knowing that your son is and always will be in your hearts and will be watching over you from above. R.I.P. Otto. Fly high sweet angel!

Posted by Rose and Angelo Lockett - National Park, NJ   June 20, 2017

My son is an engineering student at UVA, and we, along with so many people throughout the world, have kept your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. We are so sorry for your loss. Though we did not know him, Otto has touched so many lives. When I see pictures of Otto, I see my son as I'm sure many moms and dads see their own child. Please know we stand with you, and we have been touched by your beautiful son. May God bless you and yours with peace and strength. Sincerely, Maria Matthews

Posted by maria matthews - Birmingham, AL   June 20, 2017

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TO The Family:

I been praying for you and your family, then Otto came home. That was a blessing from God, saying Otto your work on earth is done.

Welcome home, your at peace now.

With Heartfelt Sympathy,

Posted by Juanita Janey - Brockton,, MA   June 20, 2017

eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. Peace &lt;br /&gt;Pie Jesu, pie Jesu, pie Jesu, pie Jesu&lt;br /&gt;Qui tollis peccata mundi&lt;br /&gt;Dona eis requiem, dona eis requiem

Posted by JoAnn Rumore - New Milford, CT - friend   June 20, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Carolyn Doucette - Irving, TX   June 20, 2017

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your remarkable son. I will keep him and his family in my prayers.

Posted by Christine Hebert - Dayville, CT   June 20, 2017

There are no words. All I can say is my heart is full. I admire Otto and your family, brave people in every way.

Posted by Roxanne McCarty - Bloomingdale, NY   June 20, 2017

I am sorry for the loss of your most beloved son, Otto. The pain and suffering you are experiencing, words can&lt;br /&gt;not console. Heartfelt. From a mother of adult sons.

Posted by Sara Rozzano - FREMONT, CA   June 20, 2017

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Dale Umscheid - tecumseh, KS   June 20, 2017

I'm very sorry for the loss of your son. Prayers to your family.

Posted by Michele Bounds - Saratoga Springs, NY   June 20, 2017

A precious child, now in the loving arms of the Lord. May the Lord comfort this family. Blessings to the family and all who knew and loved Otto. ❤️

Posted by - friend   June 20, 2017

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I cried when your son came home. May God Bless Your Family.

Posted by J J - Topeka, KS   June 20, 2017

Que la paz de Dios este contigo ustedes filipenses 4:6,7 .el nos da una esperanza para el futuro

Posted by A friend   June 20, 2017

To:The Warmbier Family

We are so sorry for your loss. We hope that the following words will be a comfort to you .

May God Bless And Comfort You
By: Charles G. Turner, Sr.
At times like this when we don't know what to do
Just talk to God and he will see you through
When words sometimes just won't do and you don't know what to say
Just talk to God and let him have his way
When friends and family come and go
Just remember that God has an open door
At times like this when words alone won't do
May God bless and comfort you

With Sympathy

Posted by Mr. & Mrs. Charles G. Turner, Sr.& Family - Fountain, CO   June 20, 2017

Dear Family of Otto Warmbier,
Please accept my deepest heartfelt sympathies for the loss of your wonderful son. My heart goes out to you.

Sincerely,
V. Brito

Posted by Vivian Brito - Monterey, CA   June 20, 2017

As an American my heart weeps for your family. May he rest in peac

Posted by Bonnie Lipe - Chicago, IL   June 20, 2017

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Posted by dina costa - trumbull, CT   June 20, 2017

I have not been able to stop thinking of this since the day he was brought home. This was such a terrible tragedy. I am so sorry for your loss... may he rest in peace in heaven and God bless your family.

Posted by Jordan D - Pittsburgh, PA   June 20, 2017

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I did not know Otto personally, but this am deeply moved and woken up by this young potential, blossoming bright beacon that he represented for his millennial global generation. His spirit represents the pioneering, wide eyed curiosity, and limitless possibilities that his generation imbues and sparks this cold world to life. His life as was his death was not in vain, God choose him to be a catalyst for something much bigger than our own humanity could retain at these times. I feel the heartbreak for this beautiful family and the lose. My prayers and love goes out to them during this time of healing and may we all grow in our humanity for the hope, and limitless possibilities that Otto's life represented, and that his courageous spirit now beholds in Heaven. May his soul rest in peace and rest in power.

Posted by KJ Sky Evans - Cincinnati, OH   June 20, 2017

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Posted by Eve Hartle - Bradford, PA   June 20, 2017

Our deepest sympathy in your great loss.
May your happy memories of the past bring you a measure of peace. While we never personally knew your son, we've prayed for him throughout his difficult times. He's now at peace.

Posted by Loretta & Kevin Ruskin - Keswick, VA   June 20, 2017

My heart broke when I heard the news working 2nd shift. We are only in this world for such a short period. God saw him and spared him all the pain.
karen florida

Posted by A friend   June 20, 2017

My prayers are with you who knew and loved him so much. May God grant him all the beauty of Heaven and grant all his friends and family peace and comfort.

Posted by KAREN - AZ   June 20, 2017

To Otto&#39;s Family, I am deeply saddened by the loss of your dear son. I did not know him, nor do I know you. I am a mother and my heart breaks at the thought of your son&#39;s death. I pray you will find peace and some comfort in knowing he is finally at rest and that he was with those that loved him.

Posted by Sandra Torchia - Leesburg, FL - friend   June 20, 2017

Prayers from Minnesota. So sorry for your terrible loss.

Posted by Crystal - STEWARTVILLE, MN   June 20, 2017

The death of your son struck my heart like no other event in recent history. My prayers go up for you every day.

Posted by Sandra Bell - Grapevine, TX   June 20, 2017

I was following the story and hoping for a miracle. My deepest sympathy to Otto's family and friends. Remember all the good times you had with him. He sounded like a wonderful son, brother and friend.

R.B.

Posted by A friend   June 20, 2017

Even though I never has the privilege to meet Otto he represented the courageous, intellectual, determined, and persistent United States college student tradition. In his honor we must fight for the justice system to make proper chastisement to the North Korean regime. May God comfort the Warmbier family as the nation has loss a wonderful, vibrant, and sweet young man. You will always be remembered Otto. We love you.

Posted by Diana Killen - Florence, AL - student   June 20, 2017

Love and peace to your family

Posted by Pat Ognissanti - Clementon, NJ - Classmate   June 20, 2017

Warmbier Family,

I'm sickened by this tragic situation, and praying your family will eventually find peace after all that you have experienced.
May God's perfect peace by with you always.

Posted by Pat Martino - Medina, OH   June 20, 2017

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My condolences to your family. I wish this story was different.

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Posted by Charlie Dunn - Cedar Hill, TX   June 20, 2017

From a distance....We are so very sad hearing the loss of your son, Otto. We have followed the news and have prayed for his safety and that he would come home to you. It breaks our hearts knowing the loss you have suffered having him so far away. Prayers were answered when he was finally back in your arms. Otto will always remain in our hearts. God Bless the entire Warmbier family and community of friends.

Posted by Mary and Daniel Anderson - Lanesboro, MN   June 20, 2017

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Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   June 20, 2017

Thoughts and prayers to the family!<br />We all feel your loss!<br />So sad!

Posted by Mark Schneider - Cincinnati, OH - friend   June 20, 2017

My heart goes out to your family. Otto will now be comforted in the arms of the Lord. You have suffered greatly through this ordeal---a feat that no parent should have to experience. May the Lord give you peace & guide you through all of this.

Posted by M V - Lexington, KY   June 20, 2017

Our daughter was a friend of Otto's at UVA. We have been praying and hoping for a better result than the one that transpired. What a difference this bright, young man would have made in the world. We are so very saddened by his loss and will continue to pray for Otto's family hoping they will possess the strength they need to endure this most difficult time.

Posted by Trina &amp; Greg Morgan - Fairfax Station, VA   June 20, 2017

My sympathy and love to your family. You're in my thoughts and prayers.
NAS, MN

Posted by A friend   June 20, 2017

I am So sorry for your Loss. Otto is with Our Father and His Son now. Please take Care and May God comfort you all.

Posted by k vh - Everett, WA   June 20, 2017

I will never forget what happened to your beloved son.

Posted by Lynx Medicine    June 20, 2017

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Otto, may your light shine brightly in heaven.

Posted by Rebecca Evridge - Conway, AR   June 20, 2017

God Bless the family and friends of Otto as they grieve his loss. May you find some peace knowing he is comforted by the angels. You will be together again...

Posted by Devona George - North Canton, OH   June 20, 2017

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May Otto have a special place in heaven for all that he had to endure here on earth during the final year of his life.. God bless you Otto Warmbier.. Finally Rest In Peace!

Posted by Marilyn Evans - New York, NY   June 20, 2017

I am sorry for you loss. I pray that God lay his hand on you, so that you find peace thru Christ.

Posted by C B - Euclid, OH   June 20, 2017

I was heartbroken to hear about your son. My thoughts and prayers to the entire Warmbier family.and all of those who knew Otto. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Posted by Shirla Bowers - Topeka, KS   June 20, 2017

My heartfelt condolences to the Warmbier family on the loss of your beloved son Otto. it is a tragic loss of a young man so accomplished and vibrant and full of promise for a very bright future. Although I did not know him I have been deeply saddened and concerned for his wellbeing. I will keep Otto and your family in my prayers!

Posted by Marilyn Evans - New York, NY   June 20, 2017

I am so saddened by your tragic loss. But I am glad that the family was able to be with Otto during his last days. I am sure he is at peace now. My prayers are with your family. Your pictures and precious memories of Otto will sustain you.

Posted by Rebecca Evridge - Conway, AR   June 20, 2017

My condolences on the passing of Otto.........I lost a son earlier this year and feel your pain......May God Bless You............

Posted by D T - OH   June 20, 2017

Such a tragedy , God be with you always !

Posted by B B - Columbus, OH   June 20, 2017

Otto is in paradise now. There is no sorrow, no pain anymore. He was an intelligence who came from heaven to be tested, and he passed the test. His eternal and individual spiritual being is going to stay in Abraham's blossom till the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, our Lord. His parents will see him in then, after the destruction of evildoers.
RIP Otto.
A Mormon friend.

Posted by Miguel Rayme - Provo, UT   June 20, 2017

I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of your son Otto. What an amazing young man and loved by so many. My sincerest sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones at this difficult time. Otto waited to be with those who love him before he could continue on with his journey. He is at Peace. May you find continued comfort knowing you are surrounded by God's love.
Annie W (NJ)

Posted by A friend   June 20, 2017

Our family has been praying for Otto and your family as you have so bravely faced this tragic situation. We are so grateful Otto made it home to be surrounded his devoted and loving family. Otto surely fought with all he had to make it until he could be home with you. Please know that your son will not be forgotten and we stand with you fighting for justice for Otto. God Bless you all. May Otto be at peace.

Posted by Watsons - Dallas, TX   June 20, 2017

Praying for you and your family
RIP
Suzanne

Posted by A friend   June 20, 2017

My deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved Otto. I pray you find comfort in the memories of your loved one and strength from the care and concern of your countrymen. Otto's story and your deep and abiding love for him has touched our hearts. And we are better for it. God Bless.

Posted by Joann Bessinger - Canton, MI   June 20, 2017

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We are so sorry for your loss

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Posted by SUZANNE    June 20, 2017

May our Lord bless and comfort you in your loss. I am sadden as well for the loss of such a fine young man. Our prayers and hearts are with you.

Posted by K Lays - N Richland Hills, TX   June 20, 2017

Blue and white ribbons tied around my tree in memory of Otto. Sending my prayers and support. God bless your family.

Posted by Holly - Cincinnati, OH - neighbor   June 20, 2017

Rest in Peace Otto. Praying the Lord will comfort the Warmbier family during this time. John 3:16.

Posted by Lorraine Barten - Sayre, PA   June 20, 2017

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God Bless your Son. May you be at Peace knowing you where with him as he took his final journey to God. RIP

Posted by A friend   June 20, 2017

Thoughts, Prayers,and Hugs for the family.
As I do not know this family, my heart is broken for you.

Posted by Jana Bishop - Pottsboro, TX   June 20, 2017

Dear Fred, Cindy, Austin and Greta: The Love family (Dan, Becky, Ben, Abbey, Anna and Chris) send our love, prayers and thoughts with you at this time. We have been praying for you all since this tragedy began and will continue to do so. At times like this, God, memories, family and friends are the only comfort. Romans 8:18 is a fabulous promise....
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."
Please know we are lifting you all up...

Posted by Becky Love - Cincinnati, OH   June 20, 2017

May you have Peace in your Heart.

The Nickles Family
Philadelphia ,pa.

Posted by DEBBIE Nickles - Philadelphia, PA   June 20, 2017

Tenderly, May time heal your sorrow
Gently, May friends ease your pain
Softly, may peace replace the heartache
And may warmest memories remain.

Posted by The Kelly's - PA   June 20, 2017

May his memory keep him close to your heart. For love never dies. Extending heartfelt sympathy. Grief beyond words. &lt;br /&gt;

Posted by Sandra Storey - GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ   June 20, 2017

Prayers to the Warmbier family...

Posted by Barbara Johnson - Staunton, VA   June 20, 2017

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Our thoughts and prayers with the family.

Posted by - San Antonio, TX   June 20, 2017

My heart aches for Otto and his family ,may he Rest In Peace ,and have eternal life.

Posted by Mike Carroll - Cork Ireland   June 20, 2017

It saddens me to know that nothing anyone says can bring your precious son back to you. However, I hope you feel the LOVE that's being poured out to you and your family from all corners of this globe. May you know that as peoples of this cruel world we are praying for your family.

Posted by B PATTERSON - TAMPA, FL   June 20, 2017

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Otto Warmbier - now an angel

Posted by Karen Kaminski - Demotte, IN   June 20, 2017

My condolences on the passing of Otto. May your family find strength in the memories you have of him. May his soul be at peace.

Posted by Linda - CT   June 20, 2017

We are rural people from Western Kansas. Our tears, prayers and thoughts are with your family.

Posted by Lee Flamik - Rush Center, KS   June 20, 2017

The Warmbier family continues to be in my prayers. The healthier you keep yourself, the more you can keep Otto talents, skills, and values, alive. Create a scholarship in his name. I've experienced what the Warmbeir family is going through. Not only am I am also grieving a loss of my terrific husband who died suddenly of a heart attack, but I also lost a young 29 year old cousin. The most important part of Otto is alive somewhere-his spirit. Always Believe Otto is an angel.

Posted by Karen Kaminski - Demotte, IN   June 20, 2017

It's sad the smart & good looking UVA student lost his life at such a very young age.

No parent wants to experience what his parents have to go through for the past months.

Posted by Yan - Vienna,, VA   June 20, 2017

So sorry to hear of your tragic loss. Your family, and Otto, are in our prayers. What you all have experienced should've never happened to anyone. Shame on NKorea!

Posted by B R - Pittsburgh, PA   June 20, 2017

My husband and I are very sorry a to hear about Otto. We are sure he was a very fine young man and will be missed by all that knew him. May God be with you all during this time of sorrow and with the USA.

Posted by Linda & Joe Massey - LYNDON, KS   June 20, 2017

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Posted by Helen Wilson - Marshfield, MO   June 20, 2017

my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Posted by Pamela - VT   June 20, 2017

God bless you and your family and sweet Otto. Our hearts ache for you. May the wonderful memories you have of him help to ease your sorrow. Joyce Shiffler

Posted by A friend   June 20, 2017

I FEEL YOUR PAIN GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ALL THROUGH LIFE.

Posted by DORIS BROCK - MILTON,MA   June 20, 2017

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R.I.P. Otto and to the Warmbier family, Connecticut, is keeping you all in thought and prayers.

Posted by Carolyn Pelletier - South Windsor, CT   June 20, 2017

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RIP Otto. I'm sorry things couldn't be different and I wish you were still here.
To the Warmbiers, words fail to convey how sorry I am for your loss. I hope that in the dark days to come the precious memories of your Otto can fill your lives with light.

Posted by Angelica Maria - TX   June 20, 2017

Prayers from Oklahoma

Posted by A friend   June 20, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Warmbier family. Otto is with the Lord and in peace. We are so happy that he was able to spend his last days with his loved ones. His story has touched so many. God bless you.

Posted by Eddie & Sharon Gibbons - Middletown, OH   June 20, 2017

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Resting in the arms of Angels.

Posted by A friend   June 20, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. May God grant you peace in knowing that Otto is in His arms and will know His love in eternity.

Posted by - Pittsburgh, PA   June 20, 2017

May God rest his soul

Posted by Jim - Clarkston, MI   June 20, 2017

So sorry for your loss. Otto sounded like an amazing young man with a bright future ahead of him. As the mother of college children, I can't even imagine the torment you must have endured. I hope knowing that your beloved son is now at peace can bring you some comfort.

Posted by Judy - Wheeling, WV   June 20, 2017

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God bless you and your family, such a sad state that our government couldnt get him released over a petty thing We are so very sorry

Posted by marietta - ME   June 20, 2017

my aches so very bad for you and your family, it is such a sad story over a poster causing him to be imprisoned then die, may God watch over you and your family !

Posted by marietta - ME   June 20, 2017

Your son Otto, was in my daily prayers. My husband & I hoped for a better outcome and our hearts break for you.
Please know, that your son was never forgotten by others who did not personally know him.

Our deepest condolences to you and your family. I hope your family can continue to find strength to carry forward and know that somehow, the sacrifice of his life may save others.

Posted by D V - Clarkston, MI   June 20, 2017

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May he rest in peace in Heaven with our Lord.

The PALERMO'S
Hainesport, New Jersey

Posted by Carol palermo - Hainesport, NJ   June 20, 2017

We have watched your story play out, and we are stunned. We are so thankful your son made it home, and we pray for your family. Otto sounds like an amazing young man, we believe he knew he was back with you. You have so many people praying for you, God bless.

Posted by Moss Family - Saint Johns, FL   June 20, 2017

Otto has been in our thoughts and prayers since he was taken and we are grieving with you today as are people all around the world. What a wonderful young man. God Bless you all.

Posted by Jacqueline & Family - Waitsfield, VT   June 20, 2017

Very sorry for your loss. Prayers and support to you and family.

Posted by Pennie - Geneva, NY   June 20, 2017

My sincere sympathies to the Warmbier family. May God's Blessing comfort you and give your peace. God Bless.

Posted by SHIRLEY RYAN - ALLENTOWN, PA   June 20, 2017

My heart goes out to you, Fred and Cindy, and your entire family. I thought of your son each and every day of his return, as I have sons of my own around the same age. Otto, your lovely boy, will be in my prayers always.

Posted by Cynthia Hurst - Vero Beach, FL   June 20, 2017

We send all of our love and strength to your family.

Posted by Rita Rozzi - Cincinnati, OH - friend   June 20, 2017

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May God Bless you and your family always.

Posted by Mari Lydon - Gray, ME   June 20, 2017

Deeply saddened to hear of your loss.

Posted by - NC   June 20, 2017

I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful son. He is resting in peace now. God bless you and peace be with you.

Posted by A mom - Pittsburgh, PA   June 20, 2017

I am so extremely sorry for your loss. no words can adequately describe the pain and heartache you have endured. Please know that you are in the hearts and prayers of so many people who are supporting you daily. May you be sustained with loving memories of your time with your exceptional son Otto. He will never forgotten.

Posted by Pam Goble - San Antonio, TX   June 20, 2017

We are very sorry for your loss. Your family will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by The Farley family - FL   June 20, 2017

Otto will remain with his family and friends in spirit until you all meet again for eternity, His love was evident as he pleaded with them to think of his family, not him, but his family. Never forget that and remain strong for him as he remained strong for you until he arrived back in your arms. Now he is in God's loving arms at peace for eternity. The world shares in your grief and prays for your recovery from such a heartbreak.

Posted by Kathleen - FL   June 20, 2017

Praying for the repose of the soul of precious Otto. May perpetual light shine upon him. May the precious Warmbier family feel elevated from all of our prayers. May they sense Otto&#39;s presence daily in both tangible and intangible ways. May we who are Catholic, know with confidence that during the Communion of the Saints, at Mass, Otto is seeing Jesus, while we see the Eucharist. May this be our reassurance always and may the Warmbiers know with confidence that each day, they are one day closer to being reunited with their beloved Otto for Eternity. God bless and protect this precious family. God bring them goodness everyday of their lives on Earth, whether many or few. May Otto intercess for his family and may they live with the hope and confidence of seeing him again when their pilgrimage on Earth is complete.

Posted by Maria - Grosse Pointe Woods, MI   June 20, 2017

Deeply saddened for this family. There is no way to truly comfort you in this loss, except to let you know you are not alone in your grief. His treatment makes me angry, your loss breaks my heart. May the Lord carry you through your grief and grow every sweet memory of Otto in your mind.

Posted by A. C.    June 20, 2017

What a sad situation this world is in. The life of a young man life just taken away from him for no reason. I am so sorry for the family loss. Death leaves a heartache that only the God of peace can heal, love leaves precious memories that no one can steal. May the Almighty God, in his infinite wisdom grant solace to the bereved family during this most challenging time. 1cor.14:33

Posted by Susan    June 20, 2017

My heart aches for the suffering Otto has endured....Our deepest condolences to the Warmbier Family &amp; Friends....

Posted by Gail - Fairfax, VA   June 20, 2017

We are sorry for your loss. May GOD be with you during this painful period of your life.

Posted by Wanda - AL   June 20, 2017

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We feel your pain in our hearts and send our prayers, our thoughts, and our deepest condolences to the family and friends of this fine young man.

Posted by Ann Ehrhard Windebank - Barefoot Bay, FL   June 20, 2017

My deepest condolences to the Warmbier family. May Gods love comfort you in your time of sorrow.

Posted by Linda - MI   June 20, 2017

I am so sorry to hear about your son. May God Bless you all.

Posted by Bonnie Basham - New Albany, IN   June 20, 2017

We've been praying for Otto's release &amp; recovery...so very saddened by his death, Sending our sincere condolences...

Posted by Kelly - Chalottesville, VA   June 20, 2017

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Posted by Joan Walton - Columbus, GA   June 20, 2017

With deepest sympathy...My heart goes out to his family and friends..

I know you are in heaven Otto..rest in peace..

God Bless your family...

B.New York

Posted by bobbie - nfalls, NY   June 20, 2017

I do not know you or you family. Your Son died on my birthday. It is never easy to lose someone you love, especially under such tragic circumstances. My heart and prayers are with you at this time of great sorrow. Your boy is no long suffering and is at peace, and in a much better place. Look with joy upon his life, remember the good times, and take satisfaction that someday you will be together again, in God's hand. You are loved. You are resilient. You are strong. I am praying and pulling for you. Godspeed.

Posted by Don Cameron - Atlanta, GA   June 20, 2017

Please know there are so very many people out here that wish your family would not have had to endure this. May god bring peace to your hearts. blessed be

Posted by connie janicke - IL   June 20, 2017

I did not have the honor of knowing Otto nor your family. It is unfortunate to have had to learn of this intelligent young man through the awful circumstances he endured over the past year. I wish it had been different. However, my family has been touched by Otto's strength, love for his family, and his bravery. As my young daughter would say Otto truly was "Superman". As a parent I cannot comprehend the grief and sadness your family is enduring. Your family possesses such a great strength to get through this difficult time that would have made Otto so proud. I hope you find peace remembering your loving moments shared with your son. Sometimes reflecting on the best of times is the only thing to help us through the worst.
All my families hearts and prayers are with your family and with Otto at this time. Find comfort that he is no longer suffering and is in a better place surrounded by loved ones who have passed. I truly beleive he waited to come home and held onto that faith until it was time to move on from this world. He truly was "Superman".
God Bless Otto and his family

Posted by The DeSandre Family - CT   June 20, 2017

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Posted by Michael Beach - Walterboro, SC   June 20, 2017

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RIP!!! I do not know you or your family or of the horror that was happening but I am very sorry for your suffering and their loss.

I have been following your story since you came home and was praying for you.

While I am more than deeply saddened at the loss your parents have endured, I am thankful you made it back to your Earthly home before you went to your Heavenly Home. I am grateful you all were able to see each other, hold each other, and love each other again. Even though you were not able to speak or hear your parents, I pray you knew who they were and sensed they love you very much.

God bless each of you. My prayers are for peace, comfort, and strength when you will need them most and only God can give. I am very thankful God saw fit to bring him home and give you all some time together before He took Otto. I know the time was way too short, we are never ready to lose a child but I hope your family is a close family and you all will help each other and be there for each other for strength and comfort.

Posted by Cheryl Landin - ROCKY MOUNT, NC   June 20, 2017

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Bless your soul - you were taken too soon. May you rest in peace now.
So glad you spent your last days surrounded by immense love that you so deserved in this last year. RIP OTTO!!
Your spirit lives on eternally.

Posted by Antonia - Australia   June 20, 2017

So sorry for your loss.May the God of all comfort be with you as you treasure the memories you shared with Otto

Posted by Betty - GA   June 20, 2017

I am sorry for the loss of your son, Otto. May God&#39;s peace be with you always. My prayers are with you and your family .

Posted by Carol Grauel - Yardley, PA   June 20, 2017

I am deeply saddened by Otto's passing. May he rest in eternal peace.

Posted by Kathy Smith - St. Charles, MO   June 20, 2017

je vous présente toutes mes sincères condoléances, un être humain n'a pas le droit d'être maltraité de la sorte..courage ayx parents dans cette lourde épreuve.

Posted by dael fanny - france   June 20, 2017

My heartfelt condolences to the Warmbier
family and friends.
It's comforting to know that Otto died in peace and surrounded by his loved ones.
May the family find comfort in the words
Jesus spoke at John 6:44.

Posted by Dhands@live.com - OH   June 20, 2017

From New Zealand. Our deepest condolences. Your pain is felt by us. Mary Prichard

Posted by Mary Prichard - Palmerston north - Friend   June 20, 2017

Sorry for your loss. May you draw comfort from the scripture at Ecclesiastes 9 : 5 that show your loved ones a resting in peace.

Posted by A friend   June 20, 2017

May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this sad time. Psalms 29: 11.

Posted by A friend   June 20, 2017

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My Prayers are with Otto's family for Peace in their hearts for what has happened.

Posted by Patricia Romo - Salida, CA   June 20, 2017

May the outpouring of love and support from people around the world bring you peace and comfort during this sad time. Otto will forever remain in our hearts.

Posted by Christine Sheppard - Winston-Salem, NC   June 20, 2017

RIP. May God's loving arms comfort you not only now but always. May your hearts overflow with the wonderful memories you have of Otto. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted (Matthew 5:4). The Lord will wrap His arms of love and comfort around those who trust in Him. Cling to the Lord and He will comfort you through the process of grieving and, in the future, will replace your sorrow with great, unending joy! God Bless.

Posted by Ann Hamric - Varnville, SC   June 20, 2017

God rest his soul. My prayers are with you.

Posted by Jan Kamin - Garden grove, CA   June 20, 2017

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Sending warm hugs and soft prayers to the Warmbier family. I'm so very sorry.

Posted by Jill Morgan - Pittsburgh, PA   June 20, 2017

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Posted by Freddie Rhett - Savannah, GA   June 20, 2017

So sorry for the loss of your son, God bless.

Posted by Darrell Barber - High Point, NC   June 20, 2017

May god grant your family peace.

Posted by gwen smith - Boston, MA   June 20, 2017

I am sorry for the tragic loss of your son. May God be with you and comfort you.

Posted by Julie Brown - Seattle, WA   June 20, 2017

Dear Warmbier Family,
I am so sad and upset about what happened to Otto. My heart aches for your family. Each of you are in my thoughts and prayers. God and the Angels please take care of America's Son Otto.

Posted by Roe Bell - Oakland, CA   June 20, 2017

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There are no words adequate enough to express my thoughts. But knowing he is in the hands of the Lord will bring you comfort. May God bless Otto and may God bless his family. He was able to come home to you, but now he is in his permanent home. I offer my sincere condolences.

Posted by Robin B. - Dayton, NV   June 20, 2017

Our heartfelt sympathy to the Warmbier family. May beautiful memories of Otto lift your heavy hearts. Otto will be a part of you forever. With deepest sympathy

Posted by Joyce Compton - Elverta, CA   June 20, 2017

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My sincere condolences to Otto's family. May the Lord give you the peace and comfort. My prayers are with you.

Posted by Char Clyde - Shiprock, NM   June 20, 2017

Although a part of Otto is gone, there is so much that remains. Of course your pictures and videos of him will help. And as the days unfold you'll see and hear him in the words and actions of each other, his family, and his many friends. You'll hear many stories about him, some funny, some touching, and some telling of great effort followed by great success. His sibling(s) will have children and you'll see Otto in each of them, and you'll know that he is still with you. Because the truth is that nobody is truly gone until the last person who loved or respected him is gone...and Otto has touched the whole world deeply. But most of all, know that Otto is in a place where he is safe, and where nobody can ever hurt him again. May God bless and comfort each of you.

Posted by Jeff Miller - Los Angeles, CA   June 20, 2017

We the Glantons of Montana wish to express our condolences for the loss of your son. We pray that you find peace knowing he is in the arms of our Lord and suffers no longer. I pray that you feel the love of the nation with you as you grieve the loss of you beloved child. God Bless

Posted by Glanton - Missoula, MT   June 20, 2017

My heart aches for the Warmbier family. On Eagles Wings I raise him up to God in prayer and with love. May you be comforted by all of us who have been touched by Otto. His strength, loyalty, hope and his dreams he cherished. He is at peace in the arms of God. We are in awe of you Otto and will care for your family.

Posted by C. Robert - TX   June 19, 2017

So very sorry for your loss. My family and I are praying for you and yours.

Posted by Tish - Cincinnati, OH - neighbor   June 19, 2017

Dearest Warmbier Family, I imagine there is no pain more far reaching and deeper than losing a child. May the outpouring of sympathy, the kind acts of friends and strangers and the comfort in knowing that your loss is felt by many, help you through this difficult time. I ask for God's blessings on you and your wonderful family. May you find the courage and strength to move forward in peace and confidence and in knowing that Otto's was a life well-lived.

Posted by Diane Clair - Houston, TX - friend   June 19, 2017

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May God Bless !

Posted by debra mcneil - fayetteville, NC   June 19, 2017

May God&#39;s strength and love support your family through this difficult time.

Posted by Ruth Burgi - Tallmadge, OH   June 19, 2017

sorry for your loss. May God Bless the family.

Posted by debra mcneil - fayetteville, NC   June 19, 2017

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I had been following Otto&#39;s story in the news and immediately became very taken with him and the suffering he endured. I was equally taken with Otto&#39;s parents and their ability to focus on the love of their family and obvious adoration of their son. I can hardly breathe at the thought of being kept away from my child not knowing that he was in a coma for months on end. I cannot imagine the anguish. But I feel certain Otto waited to be reunited with the unbelievable love of his family before he made his journey heavenward. I am so thankful that Otto&#39;s parents and siblings got to talk to, spend time with, hold, and love him before his passing. At least there was mercy in that. Rest well , sweet young man. there is no permanent separation between a parent and a child.

Posted by Katherine Powell - Calera, AL - friend   June 19, 2017

We do not know your son or your family, but we do know we are so sorry for your loss. We have been thinking and praying for your family since his 2016 court hearing. I feel in my heart, Otto wanted to see his loving family before he took his eternal rest.
God Bless Otto and his family.

Posted by A friend   June 19, 2017

So sorry for the death of your son.our prayers for the family

Posted by Jeannette Salem - Bayonne, NJ   June 19, 2017

I am saddened by the loss of Otto. I first came in contact with Otto through Theta Chi Xi Chapter alumni communications he sent. When I heard of his arrest, I was even more shocked. When I learned of his return to the United States, I was hopeful that he might get beneficial treatments. I am sad to learn of his poor condition and now his death. I wish you peace in this horrible time but I fear, being a father myself, that time may never come. I will pray to God that it in time does. I hope the funeral is a date and time I can attend. I suspect many Xi Chapter brothers and alumni would like to attend.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;My condolences, &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Stephen Lee

Posted by Stephen Lee - Buffalo Grove, IL - acquaintance   June 19, 2017

To Otto's Family:
From your description of Otto's change from a look of anguish to a look of peace, I have no doubt he knew he was in the loving arms of his family at last. Our loved ones in comas DO hear us and recognize us. Though Otto was unable to express himself verbally, his face said it all.

I so greatly admire the love you have had for Otto. You have my deepest sympathy. I'm so glad you were able to comfort him in his last days.

Posted by Kathleen M. - Gainesville, FL   June 19, 2017

So sorry Otto. We were all hoping that you would pull through. We were following your story from the start and wanted nothing more for a happy ending. Rest in peace handsome.

Posted by Angela - Tucson, AZ   June 19, 2017

Dearest Warmbier Family,
Our hearts go out to you. You are in our prayers. We may not know you or knew Otto, but please know the world is thinking of you all and keeping you close in heart. God Speed Otto may you rest now in paradise. Love to you all from NYC

Posted by Chrissie Mancuso - Queens, NY   June 19, 2017

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There are no words to lessen your pain from the loss of your son through such a complete tragedy. My heart aches for your family!

Posted by Carol Bass - Saint Charles, MO   June 19, 2017

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May God give your family strength, peace and comfort.

Posted by jayme peddycoart - marlow, OK   June 19, 2017

May God give your family peace, strength and comfort. I&#39;m sorry for your loss.

Posted by jayme peddycoart - jaymepeddycoart@myrhinomail., OK   June 19, 2017

My deepest condolences on the death of your son Otto. My prayers will be with you and your family.

Posted by Alfonso Casso Jr - Laredo, TX   June 19, 2017

My heart broke when I saw the news about your son ... My condolences to the family and friends ...

Posted by Kathy Hendra - Canton, MI   June 19, 2017

So sorry for your loss,i didn't know Otto but have followed his story I was so schocked today of his passing,i have checked on him on line daily to see how he was doing this made me so sad,i cried may god be with you and hes home.

Posted by Debbie Bessey - Black Creek, NC - Friend   June 19, 2017

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Sending love and hugs to the Warmbier family- may your son rest in peace forever. Otto's passing has touched us all around the world- From Australia to London and in Greece and Croatia.

Lots of love
Kotsonis, Carrillo, Atlic, & Stanisic families.

Posted by Zoi & Angelo Kotsonis - Sydney Australia   June 19, 2017

May you find support in the love of family and friends in this most difficult time, and may you know peace.
Another Ohioan

Posted by A friend   June 19, 2017

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Peace be with all of you. You're in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Stephanie Perry - Dewitt, MI   June 19, 2017

God bless Otto and his family.

Posted by Melanie Smolak - Carbondale, IL   June 19, 2017

To the Warmbier family and all of Otto's loved ones - we wish you strength and courage through this difficult time. May his spirit fill you all with the beautiful memories you all shared and his love of life.
Friends from London and our families have been praying for Otto for this past year.
Bless you all and may your beautiful Otto rest in peace.

Posted by Tonia Carrillo - Sydney AUSTRALIA   June 19, 2017

My heart hurts for your family and for Otto. My own son is just one year older. May your many loving memories of Otto someday replace the hurt, anger, and horrible pain you have been feeling. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.<br />Rest In Peace, Otto.

Posted by Carol Whitley - Dingmans Ferry, PA   June 19, 2017

My heart is broken for the Warmbier family. Although I never met Otto, I can feel his love for his family and friends. His spirit will last forever.

Posted by R McGinn - Chandler, AZ   June 19, 2017

Dear Otto and family,
As a parent , I am in pain for your parents, brother and sister's great loss... as well as for all who knew and loved you. I am truly sorry and pray for you Otto, for your suffering.
Your death is not in vain... It has touched the world and may many great blessings come from it. I don't know you, but I have been deeply touched by you. You and your family will forever remain in my heart and prayers. Jesus, I trust in you and your great mercy to bless Otto and all whom he loved and who loved him.

Posted by Diane Joyce - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL   June 19, 2017

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Posted by mary ann white - macon, GA   June 19, 2017

May he Rest In Peace. Lucy52

Posted by A friend   June 19, 2017

I am so sorry for the loss of such a beautiful son. As a mother of two boys my heart is truly broken for your family. May the love of God watch over all of you as you Morn.

Posted by A friend   June 19, 2017

My heart breaks for this young man and his family. I was so saddened when I learned of his passing, and pray that he is at peace. Prayers to his family.

Posted by Michelle - Aston, PA   June 19, 2017

May God be near you in your time of sorrow.

Posted by Celia - San Antonio, TX   June 19, 2017


May his memory be a blessing.

Posted by JB Berman - Bradenton, FL   June 19, 2017

Our hearts break for your family and for the suffering you and Otto endured. You are in our prayers.

Posted by Amy Moore    June 19, 2017

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My heart aches for the loss of this beautiful young man. May his family find comfort in the joyful memories they have of their beloved son, brother. There are no words that can ease this pain, but please know as your neighbor my thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry for all your pain. May HaShem greet this gentle soul and protect him for ever after.

Posted by Gayle Churi - Cincinnati, OH   June 19, 2017

Love Never Ends

Posted by A friend   June 19, 2017

You are safely home with our Lord. Thanking Him for your life and the faith of your beloved family.

Posted by Ale Bates - Lugoff, SC   June 19, 2017

So sorry that this happened to you and those who clearly adore you

Posted by Paula Hilstonr - Raynham, MA   June 19, 2017

We did not know Otto but hearing the news of his trail and imprisonment affected our family. My daughter learned about the horrors of North Korea in school this past year. We were hoping and praying for a big miracle and for Otto to be the spared. We are relieved you were able to comfort your son upon his return and we are recognize you seeing Otto again was a miracle. We are so very sorry for your loss.&lt;br /&gt;May Otto&#39;s memory be for a blessing.

Posted by Miriam Sara Gordon - Chicago, IL   June 19, 2017

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Rest In Peace Otto. Your Mom and Dad and all your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Maria C - mississauga, ON   June 19, 2017

May Jesus, our Lord, comfort your family as angels embrace Otto home into his loving care. Prayers, love, &. thoughts are with you worldwide.

Posted by Gregg - SC   June 19, 2017

To the Warmbier family and friends, I offer you my thoughts and prayers and deepest sympathy in your time of loss. No parent ever thinks their children will pass before they do, and this pain I'm sure is unbearable. May the many loving memories and countless accomplishments Otto performed during his short stay on earth give you warmth, strength and comfort.Our faith tells us that though undeserving as humans are, God's son made it possible to enter the gates of Heaven if we accept Jesus as Our Lord and Savior, pick up our cross and follow him. I firmly believe this promise and I further believe that Otto accepted his cross, and now is in Heaven with the angels and saints. This should be a sign to us that we too can join him one day by loving our neighbors as ourselves and carrying our cross and follow God's commandments.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord and may the perpetual light shine upon him. Rest in peace, Otto. God bless all of you.

Posted by Barb    June 19, 2017

He may now Rest In Peace. He waited to be with his family before
Passing on - of this you maybe sure. A brave
Soul indeed

Posted by Jennifer - Austin, TX   June 19, 2017

Sending our love and Prayers to your family. &amp;quot;The souls of the just are in the hands of God.&amp;quot; God bless you.

Posted by Patricia Toner - Upper Darby, PA   June 19, 2017

Dear Warmbier Family,

Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your son Otto. No family should ever go trough the pain and anguish that you have been through. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Rest in peace Otto.

Posted by J & A Coelho - Easton, CT   June 19, 2017

We are so truly Heart Broken for your Family. May you find Peace and continued Faith that your Son is Always with You. My Prayers will continue for your Family . Dear Otto, Rest in Peace Your Kind and Gentle Soul
David & Elizabeth Buckbee

Posted by David & Elizabeth Buckbee - Little Falls, NY   June 19, 2017

May God bless your family. The loss of Otto leaves this nation with a collective heavy heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Winnett W. - Roanoke, VA   June 19, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. I join with millions of Americans in offering my prayers for Otto and your family. Although there are no words that can ease the pain of a parent losing a child, the loss of a young man, just beginning his life journey must surely be unbearable for all who knew Otto. I can only offer prayers and the hope you will in time, find some solace. God bless your family. I am so very sorry.

Posted by Tom Miller - Oxnard, CA   June 19, 2017

So very sorry for your loss. Your son has touched so many people. God bless you. Rest In Peace, Otto.

Posted by Cheryl Gervase - Noblesville, IN   June 19, 2017

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sorry for your loss, Godspeed Otto

Posted by Kathy Carter - Grand ledge, MI   June 19, 2017

Saddened by his Loss. May God give your famil peace st this most difficult time.<br /><br /><br />

Posted by Elder Jean Waites-Howard - Norristown, PA - friend   June 19, 2017

Our hearts are breaking for the Warmbier family. God bless you all. Rest in Peace Otto.

Posted by The Wickel Family - Cortlandt Manor, NY   June 19, 2017

God rest his dear soul. You will all be in my prayers. God bless.

Posted by Joan Noegel - Jacksonville, FL   June 19, 2017

My heart breaks for your loss and for what your loving son experienced these past 18 months as well as you...his family. I have been praying for Otto ... that God would perform a miracle. He is now in the arms of our loving God with no more fear and pain. I pray for your comfort and peace.

Posted by Pam Smith - Scottsdale, AZ   June 19, 2017

To Otto's parents, thank you for your words "Although we would never hear his voice again, within a day the countenance of his face changed - he was at peace. He was home and we believe he could sense that." You gave us all a gift. Reading these words gave me great comfort and strength. Otto died in the arms of loved ones. Yes, he knew it. The free world mourns with you and hopes that the energy of our profound sympathy surrounds you and lifts you.

Posted by Adrienne Singer - Chicago, IL   June 19, 2017

My sincere condolences to the family and friends of Otto during this saddest of times. You've all been through so much already, and now suffer this tremendous loss. Please know that he and all of his loved ones are in the thoughts and prayers of many around the world, and that he will not be forgotten. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Chris - CA   June 19, 2017

We cry with tears flow like a river.

Posted by Mingjian hua - Pittsburgh, PA   June 19, 2017

I am so very sorry for the loss of your son, Otto. There are no words, but my prayers are with your family. Katherine Thym, Charlottesville, VA

Posted by Katherine Thym - Charlottesville, VA   June 19, 2017

To the Warmbier family, there no words to express my heartache and grief at the loss of your precious Otto. Please know that the nation grieves with you and lifts you up. My prayer is that you will feel the arms of all of us around you.

Posted by G. Edgar - Mobile, AL   June 19, 2017

To the Warmbrier family-we are so sorry for the loss of your brave young son. May God bless you all and give you strength. Rest In Peace Otto.



The Jazowski family
Saratoga Springs, NY

Posted by Joanne Jazowski - Saratoga Springs, NY   June 19, 2017

Your loss is great. How grateful to have him home for these last few days.

Posted by Jo Ann G - Wichita, KS   June 19, 2017

So very sad peace be with you

Posted by Shelley Speaker - Waynesburg, OH   June 19, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in this most difficult time.

Posted by The Zawlocki Family - Aberdeen, NC   June 19, 2017

Rest in Peace. May your family find strength.

Posted by Charlotte Weinreich - Ashland, PA   June 19, 2017

I am so sorry your family is having to go through this. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Charlene Vaught - Portland, TN   June 19, 2017

Thoughts, Prayers and Love being sent to the Warmbier family. Time Takes Time.

Posted by Susan - ID   June 19, 2017

Otto's plight touched me...I was praying for a miracle. At least he was home for fathers day. Submerse yourselves in the many stories of near death experience s and you will be comforted. Otto has friends now in high places....he can now pray for us.

Posted by Loretta G - Medford, NJ   June 19, 2017

Dear Warmbier Family,

I have followed Otto's story closely for months and I want you to know how deeply saddened that I am to hear of his passing today. Even though I didn't know him personally, his story has touched me. I have said prayers for him the last few days. I am so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful young man. God bless Otto and your family.

Posted by Amy Thomas - Hinsdale, IL   June 19, 2017

RIP Otto, let there be peace to his family. A young loving man taken to soon. My heart ❤ is sad for you.

Posted by Kathleen - PA   June 19, 2017

To the Warmbier family--May GOD bless and comfort you each and every day. I cannot imagine what you all are going through. So grateful you were there for him these last days. Our nation's sadness and outrage for you and Otto is hard to put into words. RIP, dear Otto.

Posted by Brenda Elliott - Granbury, TX   June 19, 2017

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So very sad! A tragic loss. To otto's parent's and family I'm sending my heartfelt condolences thoughts and prayers on the loss of your precious son. God Bless you all in this time of unimaginable grief. He is resting now and at Peace.

Posted by Steven - Altamonte Spring's, FL   June 19, 2017

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Please accept my Deepest Sympathies

Posted by Scott Chamberland - St.Agatha, ME   June 19, 2017

May you loss be comforted by knowing that through believing in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is knowing that you can spend eternal life with Otto
Amen

Posted by Kathy - SC   June 19, 2017

Our condolences goes to the family in this time of distress. May
all you find peace in the promise of Apo 21:3;4

Posted by Ann    June 19, 2017

Dear Warmbier family, What a bright and handsome son Otto was! This is so heartbreaking. Rest in peace Otto. I am happy you passed at home but it is hard to accept this. You were a lovely person who touched so many people. I didn't know you but it is so obvious. May your memory be eternal. Peace to your family. With great love and sympathy, Georgia Megalis O'Bryan, Delaware, Ohio

Posted by Georgia O'Bryan - Delaware, OH   June 19, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. May God keep you in his hands. May God pour out his peace and love to your family. I pray that you turn to God's word and find comfort in this most difficult time in your life. GOD BLESS

Posted by Gail Chambers - atlanta, GA   June 19, 2017

Our hearts are heavy and bleed out for you, Otto. May the angels lead you into the Kingdom of Heaven.

Posted by Christine Carine    June 19, 2017

My condolences- my heart is so heavy on hearing that your dear son has died. Your efforts to bring him home were inspiring, and I think he knew how much he was loved and found comfort there. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Posted by Kimberly Hogan-Morley - Greenfield Center, NY   June 19, 2017

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Very sad! My heart thoughts and prayers are with the Warmbier family in this difficult time
He is at peace now. Everyone pray for the Warmbier family.God Bless!

Posted by Steve - Altamonte, FL   June 19, 2017

My deepest sympathy. I'm so sorry this happened my heart is with and you my prayers. He is resting and will not hurt anymore. Im so sorry.

Posted by Rosa Dacbert - San Antonio, TX   June 19, 2017

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My thoughts and prayers to the Warmbier family. He was taken too soon. But he is healed in Heaven. I know his family will miss him. The family is in my thoughts and prayers. May the Lord give them strength and peace. Psalm 23.

Posted by Diana Patton - Melbourne, FL   June 19, 2017

Posted by A friend   June 19, 2017

My heart goes out to this brave family. Otto was a kind young man who left us too soon. May he rest in peace. Gregg L. Friedman MD

Posted by A friend   June 19, 2017

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Rest In Peace dear Otto. To your family, my deepest sympathy. Sincerely.

Posted by L Przymusinski - NC   June 19, 2017

I have never met Otto but can only pray that he is at peace and no longer suffering! There is a special place in heaven for him. My deepest sympathy for all of you. This should have never happened to him.

Posted by Olivia Kapush - Ossining, NY   June 19, 2017

Dear Warmbier Family,

I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I pray that God and human kindness will give you strength during this tragic time. Otto was surrounded by his loving and caring family. The world will never forget your brave son. He is now at peace and will remain in our hearts forever.

God bless!

Posted by Anna Smith - Severna Park, MD   June 19, 2017

To the family of Otto Warmbier
I am so saddened for the loss of,your son. I know your hearts are broken and will always have a hole there, but I hope you can in time have some peace and feel,the love and prayers of,the people . Your family will be in our prayers. God Bless
Barbara B. Ct

Posted by Barbara Benashski - Portland, CT   June 19, 2017

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Posted by David - New Orleans   June 19, 2017

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Thoughts & prayers to entire family & friends.

Posted by Tami Bailey - Spartanburg, SC   June 19, 2017

You are finally home. Rest in peace, Otto.
The Warmbier family is in all our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by A T R - Bridgewater, NJ   June 19, 2017

Dear Warmbier Family, Otto was but a child and gone too soon. Feels like he was our child too in a small way. We grieve with you. Our deepest condolences.

Posted by Jay K - Los Gatos, CA   June 19, 2017

Grace and peace to the Warmbier family. Like many, I have been praying for Otto's safe return and restoration. God be with you.

Posted by M. M. - Marietta, GA   June 19, 2017

We are so sorry for your tragic and senseless loss. What an amazing young man! Our hearts go out to you and you have been in our prayers. From Cincinnati and have a son about Otto's age who has been involved in many of the same activities and is also a member of Theta Chi.... I can't imagine what you all must have been going through, but I hope that now you will be able to find that peace that surpasses all understanding. You have been remarkable through it all! God Bless You!!!

Posted by Soni Family - Noblesville, IN   June 19, 2017

I have prayed many nights for a miracle for your son's recovery. No parent or family should ever have to endure this tragedy. I am truly sorry for what your son endured as he did not deserve this cruel treatment. May God bless and comfort you until you meet your son again.

Posted by Gabrielle Coughlin - Boston, MA   June 19, 2017

Not having any children of my own, I can not even begin to imagine your pain but I know it has to be tremendous. My heart hurts for you.

Posted by Millie Fisher - Elida, OH   June 19, 2017

Dear Warmbier family, My heart is so broken for you. Today the world seems darker. I am so sorry for your loss. I just can't imagine the heartache you must feel. God bless the whole Warmbier family. My deepest condolences.

Posted by Joanne - Kokomo, IN   June 19, 2017

I am so very sorry for your loss. Louise J Maloy. Columbus, Ohio

Posted by Louise Maloy - Columbus, OH   June 19, 2017

We are praying for you. May the Creator of the Universe keep you in His Hands during this sad time.

Posted by Sherri Porter - Poughkeepsie, NY   June 19, 2017

I have been praying for your family for months, my sincere sympathy to your familly and may God be with you and bring you peace.

Posted by Elise Bellestri - Lincoln Park, MI   June 19, 2017

I never met Otto. Nor would I have ever heard of him, had circumstances been even slightly different. Yet sometimes merely being human is all the connection it takes. Otto's story, and that of his loving family moves me beyond words.

Rest peacefully, Otto.

Posted by Derek - Ft Collins, CO   June 19, 2017

Wishing the Warmbier family peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Continuing to remember you in prayer on the loss of your loving son Otto.

Posted by Linda Neff - Monterey, TN   June 19, 2017

So sad.

Posted by P. G. - NY, NY   June 19, 2017

To Warmbier Family, I have never met your family, but my heart breaks for you. May Otto Rest In Peace. As a parent I can not imagine the heart brake you are enduring. Cherish the memories always. So sorry for your loss of a wonderful son. Peace be with you. Joan , Conneticut.

Posted by Joan - Connecticut   June 19, 2017

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To the Warmbier family: My deepest sympathy in your hour of bereavement.

Posted by Tamara - VA   June 19, 2017

So terribly sad - thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Posted by Deborah Remaley - Dacula, GA   June 19, 2017

May God comfort you in the tragic loss of your son. Absent from the body, present with the Lord.

Posted by Peggy, a fellow buckeye    June 19, 2017

I do not know the family nor did I know Otto, but my heart aches for the family and for the horror they have had to endure. Otto is in God's hands and may his life in heaven be a beautiful experience. Although short, his legacy will live on and your love for him will never die.

Posted by Treva Siedling - Frederick, MD   June 19, 2017


With heartfelt sympathy. May your hearts find comfort from God who understands and cares.

Posted by Roberta Y - GA   June 19, 2017

Dear Warmbier family,
I want to tell you how very sorry I am for your loss. I prayed for Otto many times during the last 17 months of his captivity. I'm devastated at the news of his death. I cry every time I see the footage of him in that mock trial. When I heard of his condition upon his arrival home, I knew that he was already with Jesus. I was still hoping for a miracle. He's with The Lord now; I hope you can find comfort in that knowledge. My love to your entire family. God bless you. Donna Wolfson

Posted by Donna Wolfson - Somers, NY   June 19, 2017

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Posted by Laura Miller - Rising Sun, MD   June 19, 2017

I am so sorry for your loss. Losing our love ones is never easy but may the love of people that surrounds you soften your grief. And may you find comfort and peace in drawing closer to God in prayer during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   June 19, 2017

I really have no words other than I can't even comprehend what you are going through as parents. God bless your precious son. My heart aches for you.

Posted by Laura Miller - Rising Sun, MD   June 19, 2017

Please accept my deepest condolences for the tragic loss of your son. I am so bewildered by the inhumanity he was exposed to. But it seems clear that once he made the journey home, and was in the presence of his loving family - he felt safe to move on. You are in my prayers.

Posted by Jonathan Ellis - New York, NY   June 19, 2017

As someone who grew up in Ohio and now the parent of children close to Otto's age, I have felt so much compassion for you during the past year--which I know was difficult beyond words. Now I am brokenhearted for the loss of your precious Otto. I can't imagine the pain you have experienced during your separation from him and now with his passing. Please know that parents and caring Americans across the country are sharing in your grief and praying that you find peace, and that he has found peace as well. I pray that God's love and the love of family and friends brings you comfort. If only words could help you to heal. Please accept my very sincere condolences.

Posted by - Atlanta, GA   June 19, 2017

What a loss to the world! As a fellow Ohioan and an American, I grieve with and for your family.

Posted by kathy    June 19, 2017

May God bless your family during this time of loss.
I sit here in disbelief...how could this have happened?

Posted by Michael Beach - Walterboro, SC   June 19, 2017

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My heartfelt condolences to Otto's friends and family. My heart breaks for all that he endured. Thank God he was home with his loving family when he passed; such a brave and loving family. I know you will miss him terribly. My prayers are with you. God bless.

Posted by Beverly McQuay - Pasadena, FL   June 19, 2017

My heart breaks for your family. I will keep your son and your family in my prayers.

Posted by Pam H - Rockford, IL   June 19, 2017

Words can not express the heartfelt sympathy and admiration I have for Otto and your family. My hope for you all is that time and happy memories will ease your pain.

Posted by Lynn Armstrong - Tampa, FL   June 19, 2017

Dear Warmbier family, our hearts go out to you and your loved ones. Prayers are with you and may God hold you in His arms.
s.m. Cincinnati, OH

Posted by A friend   June 19, 2017

My thoughts and prayers are with the Warmbier family. I was so sorry to hear of Otto's passing. There are people that I have never met but their passing is so very sad and Otto is one.

Posted by Gina Cardinale - Boston, MA   June 19, 2017

When any one of us is injured, we are all injured. We are many parts but one body. I do not know Otto but have not been able to stop thinking about him since finding out his condition since he came back home. He begged for his life in front of cameras on my birthday, feb 29 1960. I feel such anger. I just listened to his salutatorian speech at his high school graduation. The human race lost a precious man. Thank you to his mom and dad for sharing his short life with us.

Posted by A friend   June 19, 2017

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Posted by Cindy - VA   June 19, 2017


Dear family and friends,
I'm very sorry for your loss.
God is aware of your pain and He is near to heal your broken heart and to give you the needed strength during this time of sorrow.
Psalm 34; 18

Posted by Ivana - NY   June 19, 2017

Heartbreaking, just heartbreaking; such a tragic, unnecessary loss of a young life full of potential. All Americans mourn with the Warmbier Family and friends.

Posted by Mr. and Mrs. Bancroft - Danville, CA   June 19, 2017

Thoughts and prayers for the family, I'm glad Otto made it home.

Posted by Sheri S. - Hudson, OH   June 19, 2017

To the Warmbier Family,
with deep sadness I just had heard the news about your beloved son,relative and friends passing.
It had been an unbelievable inhumanity what this innocent young man had to endure.
May justice rain.
Heavenly peace to Otto and comfort to his family.

Posted by I.Yvonne von Freimark - Long Island, NY   June 19, 2017

Dear Warmbier family and loved ones, I am so sorry for your loss and I am praying for you. May God comfort you in this time. I felt very close to Otto in my heart even though I did it know him. Prayers, Amanda L.

Posted by Amanda L - Auburn Hills, MI   June 19, 2017

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Posted by Donna Hilber - Valencia, CA   June 19, 2017

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Heart breaks for your family. Sincerest sympathy.

Posted by Meme Mathews - Smithfield, VA   June 19, 2017

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Deepest condolences to Otto Warmbier's loved ones. Otto was an achiever in his young life and was loved. A brave man. Thoughts and prayers to the Warmbier family.

Posted by A L    June 19, 2017

Dear Warmbier family and friends, I know of you by watching news reports. I remember seeing him in North Korea when he cried. I cannot comprehend how he felt in utter despair. I hoped he would recover some how. But I do believe in God and that Otto is now is in complete fruition with God and all of us who knew Otto for a few hours or you who have loved him from his birth. I send you all prayers and I will never forget him.

Posted by Sharon O'Bryan - Doylestown, PA   June 19, 2017

Grieving with you. I am so very, very sorry.

Posted by - MA   June 19, 2017

My god, my sympathy, sadness, and general anger about the death. I support the family in every way. I am so very sorry for this illogical loss. I am happy he got to see you.

Posted by Julie Dowling - BAR HARBOR, ME   June 19, 2017

Very sad. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by A friend   June 19, 2017

There is only one man in the world and his name is All Men
There is only one woman in the world and her name All Women
Ther is only one child in the world and the child`s name is All Children - Carl Sandburg - From the The Family of Man (MoMA - 1955)

Posted by Albert Oosthoek - Christnach - GD Luxembourg   June 19, 2017

I am very sorry about your loss. God will open his hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. Psalm 145:16

Posted by A friend   June 19, 2017

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Just wanted to give my deepest condolences to the family.

Posted by Teresa Onufer - Brentwood, PA   June 19, 2017

My deepest condolences go out to the family on this tragic loss. May good memories give you some comfort during this painful time. Please know that our Creator is there to support and strengthen you during your time of sorrow.

Posted by Ann    June 19, 2017

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May God and his Angels wrap your family and friends in prayers and blessings at this time of sadness. Your son, Otto is no longer in pain and onward to his journey. Godspeed and Rest In Peace.

Posted by Garcia - TX   June 19, 2017

I pray that you have peace from the Lord. I am sorry for you losing your precious son.

Posted by Suzanne Winter - Lynn, MA   June 19, 2017

Fred and Cindy, my deepest sympathy. My heart continues to ache for all you and your Son have gone through. I can't even grasp at what you are going thru now. You will continue to be in my prayers. Again, deepest sympathy.

Posted by Pittsburgh Parent    June 19, 2017

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So very sorry for your loss.

Posted by - TN   June 19, 2017

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God Bless This Young Man,
Condolences to his family and friends,
May you all find comfort in each other during this difficult time,

Posted by Linda Tracy - Cleveland, OH   June 19, 2017


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Otto Warmbier, the American student who was imprisoned in North Korea for more than 17 months, and was returned home last week, has died at the age of 22.