By Matthias Lukashevich
Moving farewell for Carolin G. on Friday at the church cemetery in Rottstock (Graeben): 100 mourners came to the funeral of the mathematics and art teacher.
Mysterious Murder on the Autobahn: The mother of a three-year-old son was shot dead by an unknown person on the hard shoulder of the A9 in her Hyundai after an accident on May 10. There is still no trace of the shooter.
When Pastor Ines Jäger pulled the cloth from a picture painted by the art teacher in front of the open grave, it rained rose petals on the green coffin.
“Perhaps Carolin is now sitting somewhere on a rainbow and looking down at us,” said Pastor Jäger. The approximately 100 mourners had previously held the leaves in their hands.
In her funeral sermon, the pastor deliberately chose no words for the murder of the math and art teacher. A crime for which the investigators have so far had no explanation at all. She simply ignored the circumstances. Rather, she was reminiscent of the life lived by Carolin G. – one “that was yet to begin” – as the pastor said.
Carolin G.’s bicycle was in the church. She not only rode it to work every day at the comprehensive school in Brück. She also circumnavigated half the world when she drove 17,000 kilometers across Asia and Latin America on a sabbatical a few years ago.
A plaque in front of the church. Then a simple arithmetic problem: “7 minus 5 = 3”, which of course was wrong and crossed out. After the wrong 3 then the correct 2. A loving reminder of the math corrections made by the popular teacher.
Her students were not present at the funeral service. But Carolin G.’s parents had left their daughter’s children’s school folder in the church, along with the school book “Countries of the Earth” – it probably aroused their curiosity about distant countries and new worlds.