Nov 30-03

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2003: November: Nov 30-03
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Charlie at Pasty Central on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 11:06 am:

We pause at the end of each month to remember friends now gone:

Luke Squires
Vi Bjorn
Jack Bastian
Donald Sohlden

...and you are welcome to add names of others in memory.

Even as we prepare today's photo, the radio tells of more Americans and citizens of other countries who have died in the conflict in the Middle East. Our thoughts are with the families of those who have lost loved ones, and our prayers are for peace.
Mary Drew at Pasty Central on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 11:43 am:

Donald Sturvist
Mary Gervais Gregoire
Ken Haller

Bill Penprase, Ca. on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 11:58 am:

God called Larry Jackson from Birmingham, Michigan home this month. Larry was a graduate in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Tech and was active in the activities at Gitche Gumee while in the Copper Country. Our condolences to his wife Marilyn and children.

By B. Roy Houghton on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 12:20 pm:

In Memory of Judy Miron (Nov 14th)and
Margaret Kemper (Nov 23rd)
May their family's have a special peace as they
go through the Holidays. Find comfort in knowing
so many people care about them. Two very special
Wives, Mothers, Grandmothers and Great-grandmothers.

By Someone who remembers that smile on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 12:25 pm:

Rudy Sutinen passed away last week at the age of 86. He graduated from Calumet High School in 1935 and later attended Michigan Technological University. He was captain of the Michigan Tech basketball team and a member of the track and field team. After receiving his degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1939, he joined his father as partner in the Family Shoe Store in Calumet, a business which served several generations of local residents for over 60 years. He gave generously of his time and talent to make Calumet a great place for many years, and always had a smile on his face for everyone he met, whether he knew them or not. He was a very nice man.

By wms/baraga/clintontwp. on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 12:25 pm:

Please remember the servicemen and women who died this month in Iraq and Afghanistan. Paul a sweeney 32,Paul A Velazuez 29,Earnest G Bucklew 33,Anthony D Dagostiino 20,Karina S Lau 20,Keelan L Moss 23,Ross A Pennanen 36,Brian D Slavenas 30,Frances M Vega 20,Joe N Wilson 30,Joshua C Hurley 24,Benjamin J Colgan 30,Darius T Jennings 22,Daniel A Bader 28,Steven D Conover 21,Brian H Penisten 28,Joel Perez 25,Bruce A Smith 41,Maurice J Johnson 21,Todd J Bryant 23,Francisco Martinez 28,Jose A Rivera 34,Robert T Benson 20,James R Wolf 21,Paul F Fisher 39,James A Chance 3ED 25,Mark D Vasques 35,Sharon T Swatworth 43,Paul M Neff 3ed 30,Scott C Rose 30,Kyran E Kennedy 43,Morgan D Kennon 23,Joseph B Smith 29,Kurt D kennon 23,Josrph B Smith 29,Kurt R Frosheiser 22,Benedict J Smith 29,CornellW Gilmore 45,Gary L Collins 32,Nicholas A Tomko 24,Robert A Wise 21,Rayshawn S Johnson 20,Nathan J Bailey 46, Joseph Minucci 2ed 23,Marlon P Jackson 25,Irving Medina 22,Michael D Acklin 2nd 25,Ryan T Baker 24,William D Dusenbery 30,Warren S Hansen 36,Eugene A Uhl 3ed 21,Jay A Blessing 23,Jacob S Fletcher,Sheldon R Hawkeagle 21,Eric C Kesterson 29,John R Sullivan 26,Jeremy L Wolfe 27,Timothy L Hayslett 26,Kelly Bolor 37,John W Russell 26,Scott A Saboe 33,James A Shull 32,Damian L Heidelberg 21,Jeremiah J DiGiovanni 21,Alexander S Coulter 35,Genaro Acosta 26,Richard W Hafer 21,Pierre E Piche 29,Joey D Whitener 19,Nathan S Dalley 27,Dale A Panchot 26,Scott M Tyrrell 21,Jerry L Wilson 45,Rel A Ravago 4th,Eddie E Menyweather 35,Damian S Bushart 22,Gary B Coleman 24,George A Wood 33,Joseph L Lister 22,Robert D Roberts 21,Darrell L Smith 28,Christopher G Nason 39,Steven Plumhoff 33,Thomas A Walkup Jr. 25,Howard A Walters 33,William J Kerwood 37,Phillp R Albert 41,David J Goldberg 20,Thomas J Sweet 2nd. 23, Ariel Rico 25.

By Chuck/Clarkston on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 01:11 pm:

Anna Mae Kolka passed away this month 10 years ago. We miss you mom. Chuck and Pat.

By Dianne, Carol Stream, IL on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 01:46 pm:

Sara Drennan of Baraga and Copper Harbor, MI in September of 2003. A very special woman. She will be missed by many people who loved her.

By Karl Raasio, MI on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 02:02 pm:

Alma Raasio, my Aunt passed away this fall. She spent all her life (as long as I have been alive, 53 years) in Boston Location, not far from Calumet.

By Greta, Milwaukee on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 03:09 pm:

Tony Canadeo - classic Packer. Also, I would like to remember my grandmother, Hildur Blomquist, who passed away in November of 1963. I look up to her as a roll model still. Widowed after only 6 yrs of marriage, she raised 3 fine children during the Depression. When the situation arose making me a single mother, I looked to her example and figured if she could do it with 3 during a hard time, I could certainly and just as stubbornly, accomplish the same with only one child. My son is now 27 and a fine upstanding young man. I would like to think of my Grandma Hildur as helping me through the parenting problems. I am also carrying on her music legacy and am a 3rd generation church organist.

By Jim, Plymouth & Munising, MI on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 03:34 pm:

Our beloved Newfoundland dog Teddy . Who lost her battle with liver disease November 24, 2003, at the early age of 5.
May God restore you to your health and vigor, and keep you from harms way, until we meet again, at the Rainbow Bridge.
We love you and miss you Teddy.

By Betty, Sun City, AZ on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 04:23 pm:

I would like to add my aunt, Dorothy Perry Rogers who went home to Glory on the 9th of Nov. She was from Mohawk, but has lived in Royal Oak, MI for several years. She was a dear aunt who will be missed, we had her 90 years tho, but now she is with loved ones in Heaven having a great reunion.

By BBB Bootjack on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 04:25 pm:

Tyler Rheault, 7 year old son of Kevin Rheault Grandson of Ronnie & Sharon Rheault Lost his battle with cancer may he rest in peace

By Bill on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 04:26 pm:

Clint Safford, former mayor of Iron River, and boyhood friend from Rapid River.

By R.J. Westwood, Kansas on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 04:35 pm:

To our father, Robert L. Westwood, who passed away 18 years ago this month. We miss you Dad.

By Steve the flying Troll on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 04:40 pm:

Larry Humphrey of Detroit, Mi died on Thanksgiving morning in his home from a brain cancer. Larry was 57. Larry was an avid Yooper, hunter, pilot, camper, glassblower, lifelong teacher at a Middle School, bird watcher, Church supporter, and many other activities that only now his many circles of friends are discovering of each other. Larry left his wife Marilyn and three talented and lovely daughters. Larry will be missed.

By Fran,Ga on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 05:49 pm:

In remembrence of my Dad,John Spellich Sr. who left us on Nov 8th,1984 at the age 89.He arrived in this country from Croatia at 14 and made his way to the C.C. where he lived the rest of his life. Though he wasn't an educated person he raised my Mom's 3 brothers and her sister and meanwhile started their family of 7.He always made sure we had a warm house,plenty food to eat and clothes on our bodies. He was a hard worker and a good Dad.He will always be missed.Frances and family

By U RPM Normal Illinois on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 05:51 pm:

In loving memory of Brooke Marie Martin I miss
you so much and so does your family. xoxo forever.

By c pelto nm on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 06:35 pm:

Steve Spelich

By R. REINKE on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 06:36 pm:



By Carole on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 06:36 pm:

Joseph F. Butala, passed away Nov. 1972 at age 89.
Also, DC Smith, Sharons' beloved furry companion, that died two days after leaving the "View from the Field" or Rainbows End.

By Lloyd on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 07:13 pm:

Bertha Kangas

By Michael, Michigan...soon to be living my dream in da UP on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 07:40 pm:

To my little brother Jimmy Roose who departed this life at the end of october 2003 at only 42 years of life.
Although life may not be fair I hope you find peace and happiness with the lord. I will always have a place for you to rest your weary bones and a hot meal waiting.
Your brother Michael

By jgb michigan on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 07:40 pm:

In loving momory of our daughter Lynn Marie(Butala) Saari who passed away Sunday evening December 1,2002. We miss her so much.

By John-Canton Mi on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 07:47 pm:

Julie Cowling. May she rest in peace.
Jerome Beckius,four years this month, will always miss him.

By Dave on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 08:15 pm:

TSgt Rory Crissman, USAF honor guard. You'll always be in our memories.

By don on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 08:17 pm:

In memory of my uncle Raymond Maki who lost his life while hunting Thanksgiving day 1936 at the age of 17

By Sharon, MI on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 09:22 pm:

In memory of my Mom who passed away Dec.2,1997 she was raised in Marenisco, she is missed very much by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

By ywb/yooperwannabe/richmond on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 09:50 pm:

Robert Simpson
Susan Simpson
Suzanne Spruytte
Joe Berry
John "Mr. Bud" Vargo

By Fran, MO on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 09:59 pm:

In memory of my dad, Henry Horstmann, who taught our family to love the UP. He passed away November 18 at the age of 92. Also Uncle John and Aunt Elizabeth. What wonderful memories we have of Ontonagon and the cabin on Lake Gogebic.

By GB on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 10:16 pm:

Johnnie Phillips of Calumet and Mission, Texas

By Russ E. St. Clair county MI on Sunday, November 30, 2003 - 11:58 pm:

In memory of our beloved and missed stepfather Robert L. Smith who passed away 4 years ago today November 30, 1999

By Ed, Illinois on Monday, December 1, 2003 - 12:53 am:

Margeret Limback (Du Temple)
Raymond Du Temple

May God take good care of them.

By Eleanor L.L. mi on Monday, December 1, 2003 - 10:03 am:

In memory of my brother, George De Marois, who passed away 5 years ago. He worked in the forests of Keweenaw County until he was 75 years old.

By Norm Maki, FL on Monday, December 1, 2003 - 01:34 pm:

In memory of my Dad, Chet Maki of Mass City. He passed away on Nov 20, 2003. He loved to ride the roads of the UP, He new them all.

By joe mi. on Monday, December 1, 2003 - 06:48 pm:

In momory of my brother in law Rod willmers,who helped me with so much of his knowledge we miss you Rod.....I am sure God welcome'd you with opened arms always room for a good man.

By Pam, MI on Tuesday, December 2, 2003 - 02:29 pm:

In memory of my dad, Bill Givens. We miss him very, very much.

By Colleen, Northville on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 - 09:12 am:

In memory of my friend, team mate & fellow massage therapist - Janet Bowen of South Lyon. She passed away at the early age of 45 on November 18th. Her family, friends, team mates & clients will miss her dearly.

By J Wilberding, MD on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 - 02:11 pm:

For Denny Moore whose wife Doreen is a native of Crystal Falls. Denny was a VP at Notre Dame in the PR office and a true son of Notre Dame. He passed away this morning far too young. My thoughts are with you Doreen, Colleen, Erin, and Brendan.

By JJG, New Mexico on Thursday, December 4, 2003 - 02:07 am:

I would like to remember a great man. A great Airman that as an officer cared a lotfor his troops and treated enlisted and officers as equals, of course with respect to their positions. A man that loved his wife and only son. A man that spoke very highly of his mother and step-father and his sister. A pilot that died doing what he loved the most about his career, fly. I remember that whenever he had too much paperwork to do he would get upset because it took time away from his time of being in the air. But now he's up above looking down on his family and friends. He's in a better place than us, and all I have to say is that it was a pleasure knowing him. I loved this man like I will never love anyone else ever since I met him in 1997 at RAFM, UK and continued being stationed together at KAFB, NM. May he rest in peace, and may his wife find enough strength in God to deal with such a loss. This man is Steven Plumhoff, a recently promoted to Major in the United States Air Force. Rest in peace Plummer! At least those who know you well know that you died doing what you love doing the best. And I know that you died defending your US Military, your Core Values, our Country, our Families, our lives. God bless you!!! And thank you!

By nd,MI on Thursday, December 4, 2003 - 09:44 am:

Bernie Taube of Calumet and Arizona

By MDB, Texas on Tuesday, January 27, 2004 - 01:10 am:

I'll never forget you, Phoenix. I love you, and miss you.
Until we meet again.

Your Daddy and Friend.

By David Kraska, California on Sunday, February 29, 2004 - 03:16 am:

To "Someone who remembers that smile," who posted a message regarding Rudy Sutinen on Sunday, November 30, 2003, at 12:25 pm:

I am Rudy's grandson and would be interested in hearing from you. Thank you for leaving that nice message about him. Please let me know how you knew Rudy by sending me a message. My e-mail is Thanks! David

By Kelly Hieatt, Ohio on Monday, March 8, 2004 - 12:26 pm:

In Loving Memory of Steven Conover who was killed in Fallujah, Iraq on November 2, 2003. We miss him very much but we know that he is watching over us from Heaven. Steven was a great person, very happy, very loving. He will always be remembered in our hearts.

By Pat Michigan on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 02:09 pm:

In Loving Memory of my son, PFC Damian S. Bushart, who was killed in Iraq November 22, 2003.
He would have been 23yrs old this Past May 27th. We honored his birthday with a balloon lift off and cake at his grave site. About 45 of his family and friends were in attendance. Damian will always and forever live on in our hearts. Damian's 2yr old son sends hugs and kisses to his Daddy. We love you son. Keep watch over us from Heaven above. Love you always and forever, Mom

By To: ARVID RAASIO From: YOUR GREAT GRAND DAUGHTER, NICHELLE on Wednesday, July 7, 2004 - 06:44 pm:

Im not from the U.P. but my great grandfather Arvid Raasio was. I havent seen or spoke to him since my grandma Betty died in 1994. I guess there were conflicts of interest so to speak having to do with his daughter Laverne. I dont know all details, I was only 13. I was doing extensive internet research today trying to see if my great grandfather was still alive, and after hours of searching for his death rec. and obit. (without a credit card it was hard) I found out that he passed just 20 days after the birth of my daughter Cheyenne. I have missed him very much. He and grandma Betty raised me and did such a wonderful job. I was lucky. I didnt realize it then and I am sorry I didnt. Grandpa Arvid and grandma Betty...I love and miss you both and Im sorry for all the trouble I caused as a child. I was a bad-•••, snatty, spoiled little brat and im sorry for that. Ive felt terrible for years and wanted nothing more in my life then to have had the chance to apologize to you both, but it's too late. You guys did everything you could to raise me right and I thank you. I am now 23, sucessful, married, have 2 kids, and going to college. Im looking into law schools as we speak. It is my dream to become an attorney someday soon. Thank you for all you have done and Im sorry, Gramps, that things went the way they did. Just know Ive loved you no matter what.

By Jeanette, Puerto Rico on Wednesday, September 1, 2004 - 04:33 pm:


Spc. Selian A. Diaz,19 of Puerto Rico.
She was killed April 4, 2004 when the convoy she was riding in came under attack and was ambushed.

Diaz, was assigned to the 21st Combat Support Hospital, based at Fort Hood, Texas, she worked as a Personnel Specialist.

Diaz, joined the Army at the age of 17, and was from an Army family, her parent's and older sister still serve in the U.S. Army.

Diaz, is buried in the national cemetary in
Bayamon,Puerto Rico.

By Jeanette Vargas, Puerto Rico on Wednesday, September 1, 2004 - 04:36 pm:

In memory of Frances Marie Benitez Vega,20,
of Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, she was killed on her way home on R&R when the chinook she was riding in was brought down by enemy fire.

Vega, was assigned to the 151st AG(Postal) Company
Det3, based at Fort Hood, Texas.

The fallen Puerto Rican soldier would of been 21 on
September 2nd.

By Pat Walkup, NJ on Tuesday, October 19, 2004 - 01:30 pm:

This note is in honor of my son, Thomas A Walkup Jr. died on Nov. 23, 2003in Afghanistan. Thanks to all who have remembered him, through messages, calls, cards flowers and most of all prayers. It is a wonderful tribute to such a loving person. Thank you, Pat Walkup

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