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Forum topic by BlankMan posted 01-04-2010 08:38 PM 1185 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-04-2010 08:38 PM

It was cold, but no day is good for one but this day was tougher. I lost a cousin 4 years my junior. They found him at home on Christmas Eve when they went to check on him because they couldn’t get in touch him. The Medical Examiner figured he had passed away a few days earlier. Our family is close and always has been, it was a somber Christmas for our family. He was an MP in the Marines, a Wisconsin State Patrol Officer, a West Allis Policeman, and a VFW member. His VFW Post was there in force and paid a tribute to him before the Mass, saluting their downed comrade showing a lot of respect. He spent his life serving and protecting us, for that I say Thank You. Rest In Peace Mike, and God’s speed.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#1 posted 01-04-2010 08:45 PM

I also say thanks to your cousin for his service. I’m sorry to hear of your loss! God bless you, your family and your cousin!

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#2 posted 01-04-2010 08:51 PM

sorry to hear that Curt, always a bad day, and always a worst day when it’s close to home. a close family is a good thing to have, also in times like this.

peace to you and your family, and may he rest in peace.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 01-04-2010 08:52 PM

So sorry to hear of this Curt. Losing a family member is hard, and being around the holidays only makes it harder. You and your family are in my prayers.

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#4 posted 01-04-2010 08:57 PM

I’m sorry for your loss, Curt. It sounds like he was a good man.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 01-04-2010 08:59 PM

Very sorry for your lost Curt anytime is hard loosing someone.

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#6 posted 01-04-2010 09:46 PM

Sorry to hear that Curt. Condolences to you and the family.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 01-04-2010 09:48 PM

Our heart felt sympathy go out to you and your family, Curt.

Lew and Mimi

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#8 posted 01-04-2010 09:54 PM

Sorry for your loss.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#9 posted 01-04-2010 10:53 PM

Curt – My condolences to you and your family for your loss. It sounds like you come from good stock.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#10 posted 01-04-2010 10:54 PM

Sorry for your loss. Will keep you and yours in our thoughts and prayers.

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#11 posted 01-04-2010 10:55 PM

my condolences to you and the family ,

and for the healing that love shared will bring .

-- 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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#12 posted 01-04-2010 10:59 PM

Sorry for your loss ! No day is good when it comes to a funeral .

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#13 posted 01-05-2010 05:18 AM

Thanks everyone, it been a sad day, no ambition to do nothin’.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#14 posted 01-05-2010 11:34 AM

So sorry Curt, take time to reflect & heal. Then get back on the Harley horse to make something for the family. He would be proud. Some times a good ride can help to talk to your insides, then again a project is kind of the same. My prayers be with you.

-- $tudie

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#15 posted 01-06-2010 03:13 AM

Thanks studie. If it were warm enough that probably help, nothin’ like the open road and wind in your face. It didn’t really hit me even though I knew for awhile already till yesterday at the Church, I was feeling pretty bummed yesterday but life is going on. Two close friends now, one a riding buddy, and now the second cousin, never thought when I was younger I’d be burying people my age, our invincibility seems to be wearing off… :)

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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