It's not supposed to work this way. An Omaha father prepares to bury his daughter this week. Anna Lundberg was just a freshman at Millard West when she was killed in a car accident last week.
"Anna was just a beautiful child," said her father Scott from outside his home Monday night. He was preparing what to say during her memorial services.
"She was a really good big sister," he said.
Last week -- according to investigators -- she was crushed in the family car that stalled on her mom at 162nd & Dodge.
"There wasn't much [my wife] could do," said Scott. "The car broke down - she called 911. She did everything she had to.”
Last Monday, Anna Lundberg was coming back from rehearsal at the Jewish Community Center.
She loved to dance, sing and perform -- and was just days away from the recital.
"The girls pulled together and put the recital on in spite of all their sadness," said Scott Lundberg. "Before they went on, the dance instructor had them write down a word that best described Anna. It's been a blessing to see that."
He showed us some of the note cards. "Wonderful, charismatic, beautiful, sassy and spunky, strong, inspiring, joyful."
Her parents added to the list -- loving and kind. They feel blessed to have been with her for 15-years. "We kind of think we're training and helping our children to achieve something in the future. It's all about now. I lived life to the fullest with her."
Visitation is Tuesday night at John A. Gentleman chapel at 140th and Pacific. Funeral services are Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Westside Church, 150th and Dodge.