“Madel”, a German endearment for “little girl”, is the name given to this house to honor the owner’s daughter, Becky Munsterman, who even as a “little girl”, displayed a kind and caring spirit, a strong desire to serve others and the special gifts of empathy and compassion.
During the serious illness of a close family member, Becky was moved to grow out her hair and donate it to Locks of Love for chemotherapy patients, and continued the practice for several years thereafter. She volunteered her summer vacations for 5 years as a youth counselor at the United Church of Christ’s Camp MoVal in Missouri and loved being with the children. As an avid traveler, she carried her passion for learning and teaching with her, and while visiting friends in Berlin for an extended period, she served as a student teacher at the Berlin Brandenburg International School .
An industrious and eager student during all of her school years herself, Becky graduated Suma Cum Laude from Northwest Missouri State University and went on to earn her Master’s Degree in Library Science. Her love of books and reading (especially Harry Potter), coupled with her joy in working with children led her to her dream job as Head Librarian in a charter elementary school, where she continues sharing herself and her love of learning with others, and brightening her corner of the world with her ready smile and positive nature.
We at Bridge Haven are extremely proud to have such an accomplished young woman serving as the role model for our continued commitment to caring and sharing with our beloved residents and their families.