EXCHANGE: Drownings prompt woman's book on grieving

February 2, 2015 9:11 AM

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Cold winter days are difficult for Karen Kohler Kaiser as she looks out over the partially frozen lake of her home on the outskirts of Waterloo. She despises frozen water and the danger that lurks below.

It reminds her of that tragic day — Feb. 19 — almost five years ago when her younger sister, Kathy Baxmeyer, Kathy's son Kadin, 7, and his good friend Steve "Austin" Baum, 6, drowned in a frozen pond on the property of Kathy's Waterloo home.

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