Jan 31-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: January: Jan 31-02
January 2002 Memorial    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Jonathan Hopper

Charlie at Pasty Central on Thursday, January 31, 2002 - 06:26 am:

In memory of:

Marge Kangas
Dr. Ken Rowe
Dr. Donald Schuder
Donald Paul Keranen
Bethany Sue Kangas
Pekka Karstu
Verna Pelto

The final day of the month here at Pasty Central we pause to honor friends who have passed on.

Marge Kangas served on the staff of Still Waters many years, and will always be remembered. We invite you to share your memories of these friends and others you are welcome to add.
Mike B, Pittsburgh, wishin I was still in the Yoop on Thursday, January 31, 2002 - 07:45 am:

Great thoughts, Great picture.

The closeness of the people in the U.P. only adds to the beauty of the place.

Wish I was back home :(

By Doug Smith Wixom, MI on Thursday, January 31, 2002 - 10:07 am:

Yesterday would have been my dad's 83rd birthday. Miss ya dad!

By The Hoyers, MN on Thursday, January 31, 2002 - 10:58 am:

This is more than a nice photo, it is a gem. Great work Jon.

By Keith, A2 on Thursday, January 31, 2002 - 12:31 pm:

I'd like to add my Father in law, Jim Rich. His dream was to retire to the UP but he didn't get the chance. Maybe he is there now.

By ywb on Thursday, January 31, 2002 - 03:14 pm:

Robert Simpson
Susan Simpson
Joe Berry

By Aimee, Houghton on Thursday, January 31, 2002 - 04:27 pm:

I just would like to remember Jimmy Gerken. He passed away yesterday and was a huge part of the community, always happy and cheerful. I know a lot of people back home in East Grand Rapids are missing him right now.

By JimR GR, MI on Thursday, January 31, 2002 - 05:01 pm:

I'll raise up Jimmy Gerken too, a simple man who touched many lives, he always, always, always put a smile on your face. Read about him here:

And, yesterday would have been my dad's 84th Birthday, I miss my dad too!

By Therese Harbor Springs, MI on Thursday, January 31, 2002 - 05:37 pm:

My Dad, Jim Carson, loved the Keweenaw and drove there several times from Detroit, despite hating to drive. When he was in his late 40s he took my two younger brothers to Isle Royale backpacking. We talked about that while he was approaching death in 1998 and his face just lit up. I miss him dreadfully!

By Cindy, Washington on Thursday, January 31, 2002 - 05:40 pm:

Yesterday would have been my mother's 95th birthday. I miss her too!

By Jeff Paulson, Maryland on Thursday, January 31, 2002 - 05:42 pm:

Don Kerenan or ("D.K." as many called him) was a wonderful teacher and special person to many, many friends and students at Mich. Tech. He has made a lifetime of great impressions upon myself that I continue to use to this day some 20 years later. Thanks D.K. May you rest in peace with God's grace. Pastor Jeff

By Matt Fobear, Metro Detroit on Friday, February 1, 2002 - 05:50 am:

On January 6th, my mother was taken from us much too soon by a wreckless driver on an expressway in Orlando. This year would've been my parents 40th anniversary. (They took their honeymoon in the Keweenaw, I was born 9 mos. later.....)

Joanne Fobear: October 16, 1940 - January 6th, 2002

Goodbye Mom, we all miss you (especially Dad)! Save us a spot up there!

By Matt Fobear, Metro Detroit on Friday, February 1, 2002 - 06:04 am:

We came home from Florida on January 21st after the sudden death of my mother to hear of this.....

On January 18th, we lost a good friend when someone lost control of their vehicle, crossed the median and hit him head on on an expressway in Metro Detroit. He was just 37 yrs. old and left behind a wife, a 3 yr. old daughter, and a 1 yr. old son.

Wes Coin: 1964 - 2002

Goodbye Wes, you were such a clown! I'm sure your keeping my Mom in stitches!

Don't worry, everyone has come together and Penny and the kids are being well looked after!

By Matt Fobear, Metro Detroit on Friday, February 1, 2002 - 06:16 am:

In my previous two postings, I mentioned two people close to me who were killed by identical automobile accidents (expressway head ons) just 12 days apart. In fact Wes and his family were looking after our house while we were out of town because of my mother and caring for my father who was badly injured in the same accident. Given that, the news hit us that much harder. It just didn't seem possible.

You go your whole life watching it happening to "other people", and then it happens to two people you know and are close to in a period of 12 days.

I've learned to appreciate the Blessings God has given me in my wife and children that much more, because you just never know.

Thank You, Jon & Charlie, for the wonderful picture.

By Naomi, East Lansing on Friday, February 1, 2002 - 08:34 am:

I will add my dear friend and now Angel...Brad Waara~
We all miss you so much, Brad~

By Linda {CA} on Friday, February 1, 2002 - 09:46 am:

I will add my brother inlaw Dale Wallavara a teacher at Michigan tech I will miss him allways

By Naomi, East Lansing on Friday, February 1, 2002 - 10:50 am:

Just wanted to add the e-address to my homepage memorial page to my dear friend Brad Waara and Jason Krans~
And thank you for all who have visited my site and signed the guestbook~and thank you pasty.com for the beautiful U.P. pics , I have used many on my site, makes me happy to see a bit of "Home" via the internet every morning.

By Pat Base, Mishawaka IN on Friday, February 1, 2002 - 02:25 pm:

To Aunt Marie (Dec. 19, 2001) and Aunt Louise (1/21/2002) (DesJardin) born and raised in Hubbell; now at home with our Lord. Thank you for your love and support we miss you more than words can say. Angels among us!

By Karen in Oshkosh on Friday, February 1, 2002 - 03:08 pm:

This spot looks like the beach behind my best friend's camp in Eagle River. Of course, I never see it like this...covered in snow. This picture is a beautiful tribute to those who have gone Home.

By Peg Hardt, Green Bay, WI on Friday, February 1, 2002 - 07:00 pm:

This is an absolutely wonderful website! I've sent the URL to our kids living in Finland. I was curious if Marge Kangas and Bethany Sue Kangas were related to Jake and Marie Kangas who were our neighbors on Pardee Lake in Vilas County Wisconsin

By Martha L., Indiana on Saturday, February 2, 2002 - 11:55 pm:

Well, I decided I'd better try to wipe the tears away that started way up at the first message, and add my father to the list above. My "daddy", W.(William) Howard Bergh, November 23, 1913 - March 28, 1999 would have been 88 now. He suffered so much his last month of life, but was so blessed to have been healthy up until then. Two weeks before he got sick, he was roller skating with my children!!!

He was born in the house at the end of the road at Bete Gris across from Mendota Lighthouse, then moved with his family to Copper Harbor in 1922 and lived the rest of his life there. In 1992 he had to have a pace maker installed in his heart, and the doctor said "No more snow shoveling". They then started to stay in northern Indiana with me and my family in the winter. By spring, though, he was so homesick he could hardly wait to get back to his beloved Copper Country. When he passed away here in Indiana, someone asked where he would be buried. I replied, "Why in Copper Harbor, of course -- he wouldn't belong anywhere else!" I'm so thankful that my children were able to get to know their grandfather like they did during the winters he spent with us. Mom still does. What a blessing my parents have been.

I'm so thankful I have the hope and assurance that I will see him again in heaven! Charlie, thanks so much for this web site and the beautiful picutres. This site is my home away from home, and I can't wait till I can get back up to Copper Harbor this spring to help mom with cleaning the cabins at Bergh's Resort, and to make a trip to the Copper Harbor Cemetery to put flowers on my father's grave.

By Sandy, Monroe, MI on Monday, February 4, 2002 - 09:10 am:

Yesterday was a popular birthday at this posting, and it would have also been my father's 71st. His two grandsons (my sons) are Tech students. The UP has stolen our hearts and those left below the bridge think of it and our guys daily. Dad wanted to visit, but it was not meant to be. He left us before it could be arranged. Great man, greatly missed. To all those dads and loved ones memorialized here, rest in peace and know you are loved and remembered. Love you, Dad!

By Glo - L.P., Mich. on Tuesday, February 5, 2002 - 04:06 am:

I left an e-mail the other night - but, for some reason it didn't get through. I will try again.
I wish to add the names of my wonderful parents and brother to the list of those who have gone to a better place.
My parents were both born in the U.P. and are buried in the Liminga Cemetery. My brother was born in Highland Park and is buried in Ariaona. But, no matter how far they are from each other on earth - they are together now and reminiscing and waiting for the rest of their family.
God bless them - I think of them each day.
Loving daughter and sister, Glo

By Jan Jones always a yooper on Tuesday, February 5, 2002 - 04:37 pm:

I can't seem to wipe the tears fast enough. They just keep flowing. I am deeply touched by the emails for this sunset. I didn't know any one that was spoke of but my heart was greatly touched by the love that was spoken. I lost my father in Jan 1994..He too loved the U.P. Was a fine man a Godly man. I too miss him very much. He lived in Bruces for many years to his wife of 55 years. Any way don't want to get real sappy but I just want to add a big thanks to this web site. I miss the U.P. and it just takes me home everyday. I do want to add Angie Jeffery and her two children that died in a house fire 1 year ago on Feb. 7..May God Bless you All..

By Brenda Tuovila-Shell, Los Angeles on Friday, March 15, 2002 - 05:36 pm:

I lost my mom, Barbara Tuovila, to cancer 10 years ago this month, but it seems like just yesterday that she was teaching me how to make pasty. She grew up in Laurium and instilled in me a deep love for the UP. It is the only place in the world that feels like home. Thank you all for bringing me home again.

By Chris Henderson, Illinois on Thursday, September 12, 2002 - 06:57 pm:

I lost my grandfather and grandmother in the early 80's, but somehow i know they are still together where they retired, fishing downwind of the island on Pardee Lake near Ironwood.. A place we would go to get away from life, or perhaps a place were we went to live life. Noble and Joanne, after a dozen summers and a couple of winters there, I must say I do miss you, and your cabin on the lake.......

By Angela, Michigan on Monday, April 21, 2003 - 11:53 pm:

I would like to add my mother Lynette Gregoire in this memorial. She died almost 4 years ago of cancer and is missed dearly! She was such a wonderful mother, and friend! She died so young at the age of 42. I am getting married this summer and I know she will be watching over me with a smile on her face. Thank you for letting me share my thoughts with you! God Bless and remember to love your family and friends because you will never know when they will have to leave the earth to become angels above.

By India on Wednesday, July 21, 2004 - 07:30 am:

I would like to add my Dear father Mr. Krishna Swaroop Bhatnagar in this memorial. He died 0ne month ago of sudden Heart Attack . He was such a wonderful father, and friend! He died at the age of 73. I know he will be watching over me with a smile on her face. Thank you for letting me share my thoughts with you! God Bless and remember to love your family and friends because you will never know when they will have to leave the earth to become angels above.

Love you papa

Shefali, Akshat nd Manish

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