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Blog entry by Rustic posted 07-31-2009 02:37 PM 2381 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yesterday at about 11:00 am my Grandfather went to be with his Lord. He was 85. He suffered from throat cancer AND lung cancer. He had a full life. I went to Flint Last weekend to visit with him and he seemed fine. The Nurse last week had said 4 weeks and then on Mon said 2 weeks. So we have been preparing for this. All his children were in the house. He just slipped away in peace. We are all thankful for that. My greatest memory was growing up and one time in particular my family visited them in Paradise, Michigan. He and my grandmother took me out on a lake fishing. If I remember correctly we caught enough bluegill and perch to feed a small army. So as a tribute to hiim and that memory. I have another wooden hook that I made that will be laid to rest with him. He is also a WWII vet. He will be missed.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI



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#1 posted 07-31-2009 03:13 PM

Rick,

We are sorry to read of the loss of your Grandfather. I know you will miss him but also you will always cherish the memories of the times you were together.

Lew and Mimi

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 07-31-2009 03:29 PM

Hey Rick,

Very sorry for your loss. Hang on to the memories. I do with my Grandpa, he also taught me to fish.

God Bless

Rich

-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh ----------www.genesiswoodworks.com----------

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#3 posted 07-31-2009 03:39 PM

Rick. We are very sorry for your loss. Grandparents are truly one of God’s greatest gift’s.God Bless, Bill

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#4 posted 07-31-2009 03:40 PM

That is sad news Rick. A good grandfather is a gift and a true loss when they leave. Like Rich says, hang on to the memories.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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#5 posted 07-31-2009 03:46 PM

sorry for your loss ,
live your life
through his memory .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 07-31-2009 04:06 PM

Rick, I am sorry for your loss. But as a grandfather myself I can say that my grandchildren are absolute treasures. I cherish every minute I get to spend with each of them. I am sure that your grandfather felt the same about you as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 07-31-2009 04:23 PM

Sorry to hear of your loss. Happy to hear that he went to be with the Lord… Just stinks for those left behind.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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#8 posted 07-31-2009 04:33 PM

Rick,
I am Very sorry for your loss….I lost both of my Grandpa’s when I was in High school. But their memory’s live on…and I smile every time I think of them. Will be praying for you and yours.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#9 posted 07-31-2009 04:50 PM

Very sorry to hear about your grandfather passing … he sounded like an extraordinary man.

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#10 posted 07-31-2009 06:42 PM

Rick, So sorry to hear of your loss.” May his soul and all the souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.”Amen. You and your family are in my heart and prayers. Mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 07-31-2009 07:46 PM

Thanks to all. It was almost as if he held on ‘till my wife and I went to see him. So I do feel very honored. I am planning on making a special picture frame to hold my Grandparents picture.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#12 posted 07-31-2009 08:56 PM

Rick, I am very sorry for your loss we all remember our grandfathers with great love and the good times with them, I lost mine when i was 10 and i still remember the good times fishing him ….

Andy

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#13 posted 08-01-2009 12:14 AM

sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts go out to you and the entire family.
How fortunate that you were able to have that last visit.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#14 posted 08-01-2009 02:20 AM

Rick,

My condolences to you and yours.

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#15 posted 08-01-2009 04:43 AM

So sorry for your loss

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