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Project by Cathy Krumrei posted 09-16-2009 04:46 AM 1211 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was Honored to have been able to carve our brother Mike’s urn after he passed away from his fight with cancer at 45 years old (young). I carved the things he loved…blue was his favorite color, airplanes and his love for his horses, also the 2 medals our nephew wanted on the urn for Mike. I designed all his favorites to be with him forever…and added the little note on the top that we won’t forget what a wonderful person he was in life to anyone that knew Mike. My husband, Darryl made the box from oak and I had him add the blackwalnut to add a special touch to the box besides what I had carved.





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lew

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#1 posted 09-16-2009 04:50 AM

Cathy,

We are sorry to read of your tragic loss. I am certain your brother is smiling at the urn and resting comfortably.

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

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MedicKen

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#2 posted 09-16-2009 05:34 AM

Nice job…sorry to hear about your loss.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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#3 posted 09-16-2009 05:42 AM

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful…what a wonderful tribute…I am sorry to hear about your loss…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 09-16-2009 05:45 AM

a wonderful tribute very well done .so sorry for your loss . hold all those good memories in you heart and head of the good times.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 09-16-2009 06:12 AM

Wonderful testament to your brother. Sorry for your loss as well. He is smiling down admiring his Urn Box – what a gift.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#6 posted 09-16-2009 07:23 AM

very special

-- -erik & christy-

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#7 posted 09-16-2009 09:07 AM

Great work Cathy, this is something special.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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Cathy Krumrei

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#8 posted 09-16-2009 01:18 PM

Thank you for the beautiful comments. Yes..Mike is smiling!

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#9 posted 09-16-2009 02:28 PM

Cathy, So sorry for your loss. This is such a special tribute to your brother. What a beautiful way to show your love. Mike will be with you forever.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 09-16-2009 04:30 PM

We’re very sorry to hear about your loss.

While carving this box it must have brought back many pleasant,

& healing memories about your brother.

Our regards to you,
Dick, & Barb

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Cathy Krumrei

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#11 posted 09-17-2009 04:08 AM

Our sister Barb, had the plaque made for the urn. That was the hardest package I have every opened. Seeing Mike’s name and all while fitting it to the front..ahh memories and sadness everytime! But when I finally put it on for good..I stood back…and felt ahhh yup Mike…your going to have a beautiful resting place. Thanks again fro the nice comments!
Krum

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