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Jesse Dannels' parents receive his Congressional Record

For Bob and Ruth Dannels, the heartbreaking loss of their 18-year-old son Jesse means finding a new normal.

"It'll never be better," Ruth said, before explaining how she and her husband are learning to live without Jesse.

The Dannelses say they wouldn't have strength without support from their community and their faith. Things are most difficult early mornings and late nights, Ruth said, with Bob slightly nodding in agreement.

"We wait for him to come home late at night," Bob added, slightly tilting his head down.

The Dannelses talked Wednesday afternoon in their Chinook home about the day Jesse was killed in a head-on collission with a semitractor-trailer.

It happened on a Sunday. It was a lazy aft...


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