Sep 30-09

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2009: September: Sep 30-09
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Photo by Robert C. Wetton

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 07:28 am:

Another month has come and gone, along with another season, too. Here at Pasty Central, it's our month end tradition to pause and remember those of our friends and loved ones that have passed on before us. This month we recall the following folks:

Lawrence "Larry" DeRoche
Mary Ethier
Timothy Jewell
Brian Kentala
Makayla Walker
Servicemen and women who have given their all

If you have someone you'd like to remember, feel free to list their names here below. A special thank you to Robert C. Wetton, for the beautiful sunset photo to reflect upon today.
Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 04:41 am:

In memory of "Big Louie" Moilanen, who died in September 1913.

Also, in memory of my dog Trooper, who died Sept. 26 because of a spinal disease.
The following shows a black-and-white photo on the opening page of a dog that looks a lot like Trooper, but Trooper had more white on his left front leg:

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 07:33 am:

Another great sunset shot! I'm thinking about my dad this morning, as I do most mornings. I hope he's happy. Miss you so much, dad!

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 07:50 am:

To all my family and pets that have gone on. Too many, too soon!

By Walter M Sands (Wsands) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 08:09 am:

Please Remember The Service Men And Women Who Have Given There Life For Our Country This Month.Eric W Hario 19,Abraham S Wheeler 3ed 22,Jason S Dahlke 29,David R Hall 31,Jonathan D Welch 19,Jordan M Brochu 20,Tyler R Walshe 21,Todd W Seige 25,Jordan M Shay 22,Benjamin P Castiglione 21,Christopher S Baltazar Jr. 19,Darryn D Andrews 34,Randy M Haney 27,Michael C Murphrey 25,Joseph D Helton 24,Joshua S Meadows 30,James R Layton 22,Edwin W Johnson Jr. 31,Michael E Johnson 25,Aaron M Kenefick 30,Youvert Loney 28,Shannon M Smith 31,Thomas F Lyons 20,Zachary T Myers 21,Christopher S Fowlkes 20,Tyler E parten 24,Duane A Thornsbury 30,Matthew M Martinek 20,Tyler A Juden 29,Neki B Allen 29,Daniel L Cox 23,Bryan D Berky 25,Demetrius L Void 20,David T Wright 2ed. 26,Andrew H McConnell 24,Bradley S Bohle 29,Shawn P McCloskey 33,Joshua M Mills 24,Robert D Cordon 2ed. 22,Jeremiah J Monroe 31,Matthew R Courtois 22,Michael S Cote Jr. 20,Cory J Kowall 20,Damon G Winkleman 23,David A Davis 28,William L Meredith 26,James R Hornbarger 33,John J Malone 24,Titus R Reynolds 23,Edward S Smith 30,Joseph V White 21,Kevin J Graham 27. Killed 5,193. Wounded 35,653

By Greta Armata (Gretania) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 08:15 am:

In memory of Marilyn Ramlo who passed away 9/21. She loved the outdoors and her faith filled her up so she could pass it on to others. She will be missed by many.

By sarah stuck in ohio (Sarahp) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 08:23 am:

In memory of Bernita Spillane. A fantastic woman and fan of the U.P. Also in memory of Bailey and Rosco. Two faithful dogs who had to be put down this month.

By Phil Kuusisto (Pkuusisto) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 08:58 am:

Remembering today and always our parents Norman and Helen Pooley, Ed and Sophie Kuusisto, Lyle Pooley,
Janet Trasti, Karen Kuusisto, our dear little Annie Kuusisto, our good buddy Nitz Kumpula and our brother in law and friend Wayne Hartmann. We love and miss you all so much.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 09:19 am:

Oh where has this month gone! In memory of Monica Slattery Hagie who finally went to rest on Sept. 24, 1994. Love you mom! And remembering two dear artist friends who left our sight but not our hearts the 8th and 21st, Melva Ellithorp and Annabell Haas. Peace!

By Rob (Robze) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 09:42 am:


By Kim (Kim) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 10:16 am:

Remembering my Grandma Laura Briskey who's been gone 20 yrs this month

By Lori Houle (Runnerlori) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 10:35 am:

Missing my Mom and Dad, June and Bob Houle... Happy Birthday Mom, today you would have been 91. Claire June turned 2 on Monday on the first anniversary of Dads death. We celebrated her day with happy memories of you Dad.
P.S. I am engaged to be married to a wonderful man, Andy Van Houzen. He proposed when I woke up from my chemo 'coctail' last week. We met after my breast cancer diagnosis, what a wonderful ride this journey is.
Cancer doesn't change who you are, it confirms who you are... (by Shelly Lewis)

By Robert - CO (Halork) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 12:09 pm:

In memory of my mother Violet, who passed away 27 years ago this month. I still miss you, Mom.

By Norma in Midland (Normainmidland) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 12:15 pm:

Remembering Mom and Dad, Norm and Betty Paulson. Mom has been gone 32 years and dad has only been gone 7 months! We miss them both very much!

By Sheri (Sheri) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 12:33 pm:

Remembering Ella Bonin who passed away on September 24 after a hard fought battle with cancer.

By Cindy Pihlaja Russell (Gone2long) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 01:01 pm:

Congratulations Lori! Best wishes to you and the lucky guy.

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 01:18 pm:

Remembering Kurt Holtfreter, a former German POW.

He worked in the lumber camps over by AuTrain before being moved to California, where my Dad was stationed after he recovered from battle wounds in Germany. They met and became good friends and wrote back & forth for years after the war. My Dad sent him shoes & work clothes he couldn't get in Germany, and even sugar & coffee for Kurt's wedding reception. After my Dad passed away i wrote to Kurt and we became friends too.

Rest in peace, Kurt.

By Robbi Shaffer (Rls208) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 01:58 pm:

Remembering Kenneth L. Shaffer who passed away 12 years ago on September 30th after a hard fought battle with Alzheimer's.

By Mel, MN (Mehollop) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 02:11 pm:

Jbuck - my grandfather befriended a number of German POW's as well. He was stationed on a hospital ship at the end of WWII, charged with taking POW's back to Germany, and bringing injured US GI's home. Grandpa became good friends with one man in particular - both being artists, and they traded paintings back and forth for a number of years. He had great things to say about the Germans in the letters he would write home.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 03:03 pm:

Lori, Congratulations to you. I hope you'll be so happy. And you're right, cancer isn't always the end. It's sometimes the beginning. Best of luck!

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 05:29 pm:

In addition to Trooper, I want to remember my Uncle Justin Way, who went to be with God on Sept. 16, 1995.

By Barry Seymour (Bimplebean) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 06:33 pm:

I'm thinking of my buddy Bill, Willis P. Tarpley, a.k.a. 'Tarp' or 'T.A. Rapley,' who was taken by cancer last month. His memorial service was this month.

Went to college with him. A h**l of a man. My best friend. I'm going to miss him a lot.

I put together an audio tribute of him -- if any of you knew Bill and are interested it's at

By Morning Glory (Lucylu) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 07:25 pm:

Remembering my daddy, Paul Tourville, born and raised in the
copper country. He was an awesome DAD and was a friend to
many. He was born September 18, 1938 and died March 4, 1987
at the young age of 54. He fought for our great country in the
Korean War and retired from GM. I miss you Daddy but I know
you prayed and asked Jesus into your heart so I will see you
again in heaven.

By DEAN SCHWARTZ SR. (Lulu) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 07:50 pm:

Missing my MOM Dolores A. (Kowakski) Schwartz who passed 9-3-1978. Her love and un-ending love for life will always be remembered by all who she touched in so many way's. She was the Mom that all wish they had. She could drive anything, I recall her driving up to our house on E. Forest in Detroit in a Army Tank she was taking to the rail-road yard to be shipped out. Also in memory of my Daughter-in-law's Father Raul Alaniz who passed on the 18th of this month.

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 08:43 pm:


That's interesting - i wonder if Kurt and the others my Dad befriended were on one of those ships! Kurt said it took him nearly a year to get back to Germany. He traveled across America. Then he went to England and stayed there several months and maybe another stop or two before he got home. He always told his friends how well he was treated in America.

By Richard Wieber (Dickingrayling) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 10:00 pm:

At the end of each month when we think about and discuss "the end" I worry. Not about myself, for if there is a life hereafter being in the presents of God will make every other consideration unimportant. If there isn't a hereafter then who cares about anything. What worries me now is leaving my beloved 2 pets. I hope they die first so it's me that has to mourn, not them.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 10:37 pm:

Dickingrayling...I hope you get what you wish. It is so hard isn't it? Pets are so unjudgemental, so loving.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 11:26 pm:

I received the following note and photo a short time ago, from Joe Kirkish:

Mary, I'm touched by the photo & all the messages that followed. If you need one more tribute to the dead, here's a single rose to be laid at their feet. - Joe

Thanks, Joe. Nice touch!
Photo by Joe Kirkish

mickill mouse (Ram4) on Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 03:45 am:

I sure do miss my mom and two brothers, but I DO know I will be seeing them again.

I LOVE yellow roses.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 04:36 am:

Beautiful rose.

By Steve (Chevysac) on Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 08:36 am:

While this is a little late to add for the month, I find a picture of Bootjack quite appropriate for Norman "Boots" Kukuk. A WWII Navy flyer, a noted Marquette Hockey Player, a great advocate of Safe Boating with all his years in the Coast Guard Auxiliary. A good family friend and a genuine nice guy. He passed away just a few days ago at the age of 90, a few days short of 91. Smooth waters Boots!

By Lori Houle (Runnerlori) on Thursday, October 1, 2009 - 09:42 am:

The rose is beautiful, my Grammy's favorite color. May she rest in peace...Saima Briita Koski. Thank you Cindy, it is me who is a very lucky girl and Deb for your warm wishes...I am truly blessed!

By Jeffrey P. Carlson (Dlineman) on Friday, October 2, 2009 - 06:26 pm:

Another month remembering my Dad, John Axel Carlson (sorry
Dad, Ohio State still can't beat USC), mother -in-law, Alice Mae
Anderson Bergstrom of Iron River, beloved sister in law Karen
Nan Bergstrom Vlamis (Hey Karen, granddaughter Autuum is 1
year old this month!) and best friend from Suomi, Wayne Miller
Carlson of Bayview Location my Escanaba. (Wayne, Lions finally
won a game.).

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - 08:36 pm:

With my dog Trooper dying, I forgot another person to remember. In memory of Leslie Pluhar, who died when her Yugo lost control and went off the Mackinac Bridge into the Straits.

By Yooper in MN (Yooper_in_mn) on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 07:44 am:

In memory of my grandfathers, Tapio and Mala. Also in memory of Ray Wiig, Lee Sjoholm, Gina Maki, Bob Maki, Beth Forslund, and Brynn Pieschel Cooper.

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