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Vayda Marley Rae

You bring SO much light to so many lives!! We are so honored to watch you grow from the sweetest little girl to a beautiful young woman- now all of Milwaukee can have some of your light shining on them as well! Keep being amazing!! Xoxo love you!

“The Ratty & Jeni-Roo-Who”

To one of the best friends a girl could ever have, Rachel! This bulb is dedicated to you and Jen. Although she may not be here, talking your ear off for hours at at time, you will always have her in your heart, in a million memories, and now forever shining so brightly every night! You made her world a better place, and she will forever be here to light up yours! Love you!

J.J. (Johnathan J. Henke Jr.)

In loving memory of a loving son, brother, and friend from August 5th 1993-May 18th 2017. A mothers day gift for his mother Samantha Chartier, and a reminder that they're the lights in everyones lives around them. From Jenna, Jordan, Steph, and me. Fly high my brother from another mother we'll love you forever.

My love

You are the sun to my moon, the stars in the night and light of my life. And now you will always light up our city, too. I love you. ❤️🌎

Happy Birthday Beanz!!

Whether we're parked at the bridge or traveling across the country – I have so much fun with you!! Happy Birthday Beanz!! Love you, stupid azz.

Ramon L Melendez

Thank you for all the years of dedication to life love and laughter Ramon you will be missed

Ramon L Melendez

Ramon was one of the best people around and he was taken too soon, but he has left an everlasting mark on the world without a doubt.. RIP Superman you will be greatly missed

Cindy Funmaker

You can take the woman out of Milwaukee but you can’t take Milwaukee out of the woman. Hoan will always mean Home. Happy Mother’s Day!

Judith Stanek

Offering a way for you and your family to honor your mother now and always, as she will always be a bright light in your lives.

Gail Krecklow

Mom, you are a shining light in my life. You brighten up every room you are in. I'm so lucky and honored to call you my mother and friend. The Hoan Bridge doesn't shine as bright as you but it tries.

Jeffrey Kuehl

To the world’s greatest dad who loved visiting and exploring this city. He built and maintained roads for over 40 years and always found a reason to drive over this bridge and appreciate the structure and views. He was the best guy to ever live. A gleaming beacon of strength and connection and a welcoming safe harbor, just like the Hoan. And we will think of him every time we see the lights.


For my bestie, Jamie.


For my bestie, Jamie.

Happy 40th Jennilee Podoll!

To our forever friend. We wanted to make you always a part of Milwaukee – just like you are in all our hearts. ♥ Always feel at home here – and know that you're AMAZING! Your kindness, genuine laugh & friendship make you one of the best people we know and you are so very LOVED. ♥♥

Melissa Chiu and Andrew Yaspan

For our friends Melissa and Andrew, who love the Milwaukee community. “It has been an honor, a privilege, a pleasure, and an honor to be your friend!”


For all of the excellent work ArtWorks for Milwaukee makes possible in our community!

ArtWorks for Milwaukee

Happy to "shine a light" on Terry, ArtWorks artists and interns for all their great work in Milwaukee!

Artworks – Monica Cail

ArtWorks does amazing things for students and I’m happy to contribute to such a great cause.

Dakota Burrows

Dakota is very artistically talented and was Blessed to have been a Intern there when he was in high School.

ArtWorks for Milwaukee

Dedicated to all of the ArtWorks interns – past, present and future. Y’all light up my heart!