Sadly, my Granpa went home to be with Jesus this past Sunday, March 21st at 4:15pm.
It is still hard to comprehend that he isn't here anymore. Even though we've been expecting his passing, due to severe health complications, it still hits you like a ton of bricks. No more stories to hear, no more smiles, no more hugs and kisses; however, I am extremely grateful for 35 years of memories of my Granpa!
He was such an amazing man. He worked hard, he played hard and he loved all of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren...he wanted nothing but the best for all of us.
We will be having a memorial service to celebrate his life on April 17th in Colfax, WA. Please pray for my Granma Pat as she is having processing the loss of her beloved husband of nearly 60 years. Not only was she his better half but she has been his nurse and personal health care advocate during his illness. She learned how to work dialysis machines so they could have dialysis at home, she questioned doctors and nurses and went to bat at anything that might concern my Granpa and his care. She has family with her this week and probably next, and more family will stay with her during the week of the memorial service; however, I know she is hurting.
We are all comforted knowing that my Granpa was a Christian a believer in Jesus Christ as his savior; so right now he is in Heaven celebrating with his family that have gone before and probably taking a little fishing break!
January 24, 1928--March 21, 2010