Oct 31-02

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2002: October: Oct 31-02
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Photo by Gene Filipowicz

Charlie at Pasty Central on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 10:06 am:

Month end memorial to:

Paul Clemons
Dave Coltman
Bette Kaiser
Bertha Maki
Gertrude Strom
Cecilia Rost

I had the priviledge of meeting Bette Kaiser a few years ago during her numerous visits to Still Waters, brightening the day of residents with cheerful conversation. Another friend who passed on this month, and who loved to chat, was Dave Coltman. I'll always remember Dave's strong voice when he was in his prime, leading singing at First Baptist.

As always, you are welcome to add a memory or two in honor of a friend now gone.
By LIZ, Pinckney, Mi on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 10:28 am:

Wow! My most favorite spot on earth - Sandy Lake. Thanks Charlie for posting my brother-in-law's photo.

By Family of Nancy Jacka on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 10:56 am:

In loving memory of our mother...

Nancy Kingston Jacka

By Sally Nelson, Littleton, CO on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 11:10 am:

My deepest sympathies to Mark, Ross, Beth and Lynn for the loss of their dad, Dave Coltman. I had him as a choir director, English & Speech teacher, Sunday School teacher...you name it. He was a dear, close friend of my late brother. How many times we'd go to their house to practice for music specials...such memories. The girls were great babysitters for me when my daughter was little. I understand your grief but also know that he is "Home Free".

Sally (Hocking) Nelson (Twin B)

By Sherry in FL on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 11:32 am:

A special day to remember my father Jim Griffor, lived in Houghton. Today would have been his 74th birthday. Loved and missed by family and friends.
His daughter.

By Pegg, Fla on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 11:36 am:

Greatly respected OB/GYN Dr. Alberto Duboy (47), his wife Karen (44), and son Matthew (9), who died last Friday when their plane crashed in North Carolina on the way to see the eldest son A.J. at college.

Please pray for A.J. and his sisters, Angela and Kristine, all teenagers, and the rest of the family. The Lakeland community is stunned by this tragic loss.

By Naomi,East Lansing MI on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 12:09 pm:

In Memory of Brad Waara Oct 21,1981-Aug 18 2001 and Jason Krans Feb 16,1974-Dec 14,1999 Both sadly missed,and never forgotten.
Fly with the Angels!
http://naomi2001.50megs.com/ this is my webpage I dedicated to thier memory,please if you stop by sign the Angel guestbook on the way out.

By MM LL MI on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 12:24 pm:

My mom, and my dad...I never dreamed that both would be gone before I even turned 40....I still miss them daily...

Also, coming up in November is another anniversary of loss. My friend, Gary Viegelahn who passed an untimely death back in 91. I remember him helping keep teens off the streets in Laurium with one of the last 'teen centers', among other youth related activities. Often times for youths that would not find direction from home or school. It was a loss to both the community, MTU, where he taught, and to my life as he was a friend.

On a brighter note, I believe that all were ready to meet the Good Lord's open arms.

By Kate - Ann Arbor MI on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 01:15 pm:

In loving memory of Al Myers who we lost on October 23rd 2002. Al loved to hunt bear and white tail in the U.P. All of us from hunting camp will dearly miss him.

By Pat on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 01:40 pm:

In loving memory of my father Bernard Kolka who passed away in Oct. 1985. He ran Kolka's Standard in Hancock for many years. We miss you Dad!

By Julie from Novi on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 03:07 pm:

Thank you! Thank you Charlie for posting this picture that was taken by my husband. It is especially fitting for the month of October since our beloved little Shih Tzu, WonTon, died on October 2. He seemed to be rejuvenated by his stay at our cottage on Sandy Lake this summer and enjoyed this sunset with us. He will be missed by our whole family.

By Liz, Ohio on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 03:30 pm:

Mr. Dave Coltman would ask me at 1st Baptist what I wanted to be when I grew up, and I would say, "Teacher!" He then gave me a coin from his pocket. His godly joy has inspired me despite the fact that I'm not pursuing teaching. I will miss seeing him.

By DMac on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 03:41 pm:

Edward Kramer Sr. What a great guy he was. Many will miss him deeply.

By ywb/Richmond on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 04:04 pm:

Robert Simpson
Susan Simpson
Joe Berry
Suzanne Spruytte

By Barb B, MI on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 04:46 pm:

Has it really been a year since my Mom Gertrude Elizabeth Honkala Brooks was remembered on this page? She is missed, but is in a better place. Keep this feature going...it is the greatest. Wonderful view of "God's country".

By Remembering on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 05:15 pm:

Rosemary Crouch
James P. Frankovich, of Fraki's Finer Foods
The Honorable Reino S. Koivunen
Allan James LaCasse, formerly of Lake Linden
Donald A. Nichols
Rodney W. O’Brien Jr.
Gerald E. “ChiChee” Rastello
Katherine "Kay" Wickstrom

By Jeff Carlson, Illinois on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 05:35 pm:

Thanks for the great picture. In memory of my beloved sister in law, Karen Nan Vlamis, we miss your three hour phone calls on Saturday morning In memory of Wayne Miller Carlson of Gladstone Location, Michigan. My best friend at Suomi from '69 to his passing in '76. My brother...my friend...

To all, may the Lord bless you and keep you and give you peace..amen

By vince, ca on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 07:22 pm:

That picture really caught my eye because it looks like the recent wildfire my family and I dealt with in california. Boy, do fires ruin a carpet

By Lanna, MN on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 08:12 pm:

That is a magnificent photograph! I don't believe anyone will every see another sunset like that. it's one in a million!

By JTTW, Dallas, TX on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 08:19 pm:

I have been gone from the Copper Country for TOO long. I can not remember where Sandy Lake is. Can someone please refresh my memory? Toivo? Anyone? The picture is a WOW! Thanks!

By Charlie at Pasty Central on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 08:33 pm:

I wish we could make it a WOW, but the original resolution was only 640 x 480. That's something to keep in mind, for all who take shots which might eventually appear on the Pasty Cam. To be a Wallpaper of the Week, it needs to be 1600 x 1200.

The presence of so much low light detail in today's shot at this resolution is a testament to Gene's steady hand and a quality camera.

Sandy Lake is southeast of Winona, which is off of M-26 midway between Toivola and Mass City.

By P.L. Niles, Mich. on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 08:34 pm:

In Memory of Donald Rose and David Johnson - class of 1956 - Dollar Bay

By bj-milford on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 09:10 pm:

Pat, I remember your dad pulling me out of the snow bank one cold winter night in the late 60's.
The 'girls' were out 'tooling around' and made a bad turn by the Flooring Mill. He was on his way home and stopped to help us out. (I was glad I didn't have to do any explaining to my mom) :-)

By PL Niles, Mi. on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 09:37 pm:

To BJ, He never said a word.

By Alicia on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 09:43 pm:

Bertha Winquist Koski
Marcia Koski Garner
Gene (Butch)Koski
Jerry Garner

By Martha Bergh-Lantz, Indiana on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 09:59 pm:

I'm so glad that my mom, my kids and I were still up in the Copper Country when Dave Coltman passed away and that we were able to attend his memorial service. What a inspiring song leader he was at 1st Baptist! He really helped you to praise the Lord through the music. Dave was also my 9th grade English teacher at Calumet High, and helped me adjust to a "large" high school after coming from the one room school in Copper Harbor.

His memorial service was so beautiful. Pastor Nolen gave an excellent message. He read the story of the rich man and Lazarus, pointing out how you will not get to heaven, and then compared that with the fact that only through repentance and turning away from sin and putting your trust in Jesus Christ can you be assured of eternal life. He made it so clear and simple that later that day my seven year old son prayed to receive Christ as his Savior!! What a joy that Dave Coltman's testimony is continuing even after he is with the Lord. What a joy to know that both my children now are assured of a home in Heaven!

By Ken from da UP on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 10:13 pm:

What a beautimous sunset! Kiitos kiitos!
It's hard to believe my Dad, Robert Arthur Holster, died 5 years ago on Oct. 22. He was born in Paavola. Sadly missed by Ken, Bob and Karen.

By steve ristola on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 10:32 pm:

I would like to add Don Ostling from Ontonagon.He passed away 2 weeks ago and will be missed by all.

By Catherine-Holland,MI on Thursday, October 31, 2002 - 11:11 pm:

Donald Ostling--a servant of God for 88 years. A commercial fisherman and a fisher of men.

By COOKIE on Friday, November 1, 2002 - 08:27 am:


By Kate/Downstate Michigan on Friday, November 1, 2002 - 08:30 am:

Thank-you, Charlie, for adding my grandfather to the memorial list. He was not a UP miner, but did work in the coal mines in Ohio and served faithfully in WWII . . . I'd like to add a memorial to my grandmother Kathleen Clemons as well, who passed 13 years ago on Halloween. That's a wonderful photograph!

By Ima Yooper on Friday, November 1, 2002 - 08:35 am:

In memory of infant Jennah Kitchen, who never saw a sunset.

By Chuck K/Clarkston on Friday, November 1, 2002 - 09:20 am:

To BJ, He told me though.

By Chuck K/Clarkston on Friday, November 1, 2002 - 09:29 am:

To BJ, He told me though.

By Judy Holz on Friday, November 1, 2002 - 09:34 am:

In loving memory of Leona (Harjala) Wolverton, who passed away last Friday, Oct 25th after a lengthy illness of ALS. She will be sadly missed by family and friends and she was an inspiration to all of us whose lives she touched.

By bj-milford on Friday, November 1, 2002 - 03:32 pm:

Chuck/Clarkston, It was hard to keep a secret in $Bay......fun trying, though.

By Jesse, Illinois on Friday, November 1, 2002 - 09:39 pm:

In memory of Justin Smith

By Joan Schmid, Mohawk on Saturday, November 2, 2002 - 06:52 am:

In remembrance of Leona (Harjala) Wolverton. She passed away on the 25th of Oct. in Picayune, Mississippi. A local Copper City girl that left the area in 1955, she was married to an Air Force guy and settled there in Mississippi. She always called this home and will be coming home for burial in the spring.

By spoehr's, Arizona on Saturday, November 2, 2002 - 07:48 pm:

Dave Coltman will be greatly missed!!

By Erin Finger Bowen,Elkton, Mi on Monday, November 4, 2002 - 06:40 pm:

Judy, ALS is an awful thing. My grandmother "Edie Finger" died from ALS in Dec of '89. She is still greatly missed!! May God Bless you and lessen your pain as time goes by

By J.Tripp Sibilsky on Tuesday, November 5, 2002 - 09:58 am:

The sunset of Sandy Lake says it all. My brother called the lake "Paradise Waters" and that is truely what it is - as you can see from the picture. In Memory of my brother Jim who passed away 8 years ago. You are in our thoughts and prayers everyday.

By Gene Koski on Thursday, November 7, 2002 - 07:39 pm:

In memory of my loving mother..... Connie Koski....who passed away last year October 30.

By Bob & Darlene on Friday, November 8, 2002 - 01:24 am:

In loving memory of our son Jim , brother Dennis, and Mom & Dad (Boots & Patsy), who are all sadly missed. They all loved Sandy Lake and threw more fish back than they ever kept. We are so fortunate to have so many good memories of times shared with them at Sandy Lake. Memories we will cherish forever. Thanks for sharing the beautiful sunset.

By Julie from Novi on Friday, November 8, 2002 - 02:47 pm:

To Bob & Darlene - We can only hope that the people buying the lots for sale on Sandy Lake appreciate the beauty of our lake. This picture was taken from the dock at my family's cottage (the Gazvoda's) and is looking right across the lake at where the lots are being developed and sold. We sure hope the view doesn't change too much! You are right, the best family memories are made at Sandy Lake. Oh, and send some of those fish down the lake so my kids can get some excitement catching them!

By Mom on Saturday, December 21, 2002 - 07:54 am:

In memory of Jason Krans. Dec 14th, My life changed forever. It has been 3 yrs and in a way it was yesterday and yet a lifetime. Thank you to Naomi for the web page in his memory. Speak his name and remember him, that is what keeps him "alive"

By Terry Riske, Mi. on Saturday, December 18, 2004 - 12:38 am:

To Sherry - Jim Giffor's daughter :

I'm sorry to hear about your Father. I knew him about 33 years ago when I was going out with your sister Sharon. I also remember you when you lived in Lexington, Mich. I wish your Mother and All her Family a Peaceful and Loving Holidays.

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