Feb 28-06

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2006: February: Feb 28-06
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Photo by Bill Haller

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 08:01 am:

As we come to the end of a short month, we take a moment (our monthly tradition) to remember our friends and loved ones who have left us:

Martha Dostaler
Joanne Drake
Gordie Lassila
Leonard "Peasoup" Marcotte
John Pippenger
Service members who gave all

You can pause and remember someone dear to you by adding them here below. Special thanks to Bill Haller for providing us with a beautiful U.P. sunrise to reflect upon.
Tim in Oscoda (Timmer280) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 08:04 am:

Beautiful Sunset! Perfect to remember all this month!

By Randall Ollila (Rwolli) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 08:07 am:

Morning All
As beautiful a sunrise as you can see. Remembering all those who have served like my dad who was a Merrils Marauder in WWII. RIP Feb. 1988

By Phil Kuusisto (Pkuusisto) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 08:12 am:

Remembering our loved ones who have passed on. Our parents, Norman and Helen Pooley, Ed & Sophie Kuusisto. Lyle Pooley, Wayne Hartmann, Janet Trasti, Karen Kuusisto. We love and miss you all so much and you will always be in our hearts.

By Ozzie W. (10330) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 08:23 am:

Remembering Judy's mom, Viola Koski of Ahmeek, who left this earth 3 years ago on the 16th at age 92.Also, remembering all of our loved ones who are always in our hearts as well.

By Helen Milan (Hmilan) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 08:24 am:

Remembering all of my Hanley and Harrington relatives, from Hancock, who have gone before us..may they rest in peace. I am watching the sun break over Houghton and Hancock this morning, on the MTU webcam....hardly as beautiful as being there in person, but still lets us, here on the South side of Chicago, feel connected to the UP...which is exactly why we visit pasty.com each AM. Have a great day.

By Lorelei (Lorelei) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 08:35 am:

In rememberance of Helmi Noponen. She will be missed by her family and friends but remembered fondly in our minds and hearts.

By Dotsie Salani Stewart (Suna) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 08:36 am:

Beautiful picture, puts a smile on your face first thing in the morning.
Remember my Mother, Dorothy Salani, My Dad Louie Salani who both passed away in the month of February. My brother Bob (coach Salani) and my brother Louie Gene---forever in our hearts and wonderful memories. God Bless them.

By Gus Haapala (Gus) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 08:48 am:

Remembering Joey Mahr, an old Company A, 107th Engineers, army buddy, who left us way to soon. I am sure he will be heavens #1 mechanic!!!

By Lorelei (Lorelei) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 08:53 am:

Also, a fond rememberance to my great uncle Hannes Kamppinen. He would have turned 99 on February 17th.

By Carole (Carole) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 09:14 am:

Remembering my aunt Mary Tressel(Butala) who passed away Feb. 1978.

By Yooper in MN (Yooper_in_mn) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 09:14 am:

In memory of my grandfather Tapio who passed away 10 years ago this month and my grandfather Mala. Also in memory of family friend Ray Wiig.

By Gus LL (Gusll) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 09:23 am:

Rembering Winky Pyrra of Big Traverse.
He was a great lover of the great outdoors. He enjoyed camping, hunting,and especially bobbing for lake trout on Lake Superior. He smoked a lot of the fish he caught and shared them with his many friends.
He had a great sense of humor. He often said, if anyone ever catches a fish out at Traverse that was wearing glasses and false teeth, It was his fish. It seems he had lost his overboard at one time.
He enjoyed camping in his little Toyota camper. He camped mostly in the UP but drove up to Alaska and spent some time exploring and camping.
Winky was a "Happy Camper".

By Stephanie (Stefani13) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 09:27 am:

Brian Weck, beloved friend, passed away February 9, 2006 after a long illness.

By Walter M Sands (Wsands) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 09:34 am:

Please remember the servicemen and women who have made the ultimate sacrafice for our country this month. Hugo R LopezLopez 20,Felipe C Barbosa 21,Sean T Cardelli 20,Garrison C Avery 23,Marion A Bustamante 25,Ceasar S Viglienzone 21,Walter B Howard 2nd. 35,Anthony C Owens 21,Scott A Messer 26,Simon T Cox jr.30,Lance S Cornett 33,Jesse M Zamora 22,William S Hayes 3ed. 23,Sergio A Mercedes Saez 23,Christopher R Morningstar 27,Jeremiah J Boehmer 22,Orville Gerena 21,David S Parr 22John T Fralish 30,Patrick W Herried 29,Brandon S Schuck 21,Jacob D Spann 21,Steven L Phillips ,Roberto L Martinez Salazar 21,Allen D Kokesh jr. 21,Matthew L Bertolino 20,Javier Chavez jr. 19,Ross A Smith 21,Nicholas Wilson 25,Felipe J Garcia Villareal 26,Michael S Probst 26,Andrew J Kemple 23,Matthew R Barnes 20,Rusty L Washam 21,,Alberto Montrand jr. 27,Chad A Gonsalves 31,Edwin H Dazachacon 38,Clinton T Newman 26,Brandon R Dronet 33,James F Fordyce 22,Samuel W Large jr.21,Donnie Leo Flevens 25,Marcellus 31,Jonathan E McColley 23,Nicholas J Sovie 20,Bryan D Willard 33,Anthony R Garcial 48,Amos C Edwards jr. 41,Daniel J Kuhlmeier 30,Charles E Matheny 4th 23,Matthew D Conley ,Jay T Collado 31,Almar L Fitgerald 23,Jessie Davila Ricky E Jones 21,Greeson G Gourley 38,Christopher L Marion 20,Allan N Morr 21,Curtis T Howard 3ed . Killed 2294, Wounded 16,825

By scott perkins (Scotty) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 09:57 am:

In memory of Mel Tatrow who saw a few of thoes sunrises and sunsets from my boat on Lake Superior as we went to Isle Royale to play cards and fish.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 11:21 am:

Remembering Aunt Pat, who passed away on February 10, 2006. Of all the memories I cherished most, was the summer vacation we spent at her cabin in Presque Isle, Wisconsin...sitting on the dock from sunrise to sunset and taking in the beauty of the UP, on the other side of the lake.
One particularly beautiful day, as Aunt Pat and I sat on the dock with the rest of the family, the men folk got hungry...and instead of climbing up the hill to the house and cooking inside, she made the men bring the barbeque and food down to the dock, and proceeded to grill dinner right on the dock. To this day, I still chuckle when I think of Aunt Pat and her Bar-B on the dock...as we all jokingly refer to it now.
What I will miss most about wonderful Aunt Pat, is the way she leaned in when talking to me or anyone else, and would place her hand on your arm as she talked, drawing you in. Just an amazing woman, who will be so sadly missed.

By Kate Plemel (Kplemel) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 11:31 am:

In memory of Bill Malkson, Evelyn Servatius and Rollie LaCanne. Good friends, gone too soon but never forgotten.

By Pete Wilberding (Peshtigopete) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 11:42 am:

I see by the Mining Gazette the old bridge in Eagle River will soon be no more. Too bad. As you drive accrose upstate New York on the thruway you will see many new bridges accross the Mohawk river but they have not torn down the old ones. There is a Mississippi river bridge in St Louis that has been replace by a new one as far as auto traffic goes but the old one is still there for pedestrian and bicycle traffic. This is the way to go.

By Mary Lou Curtin (Marylou) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 01:12 pm:

Joanne Dupuis Drake was a good friend and classmate at LLHS. She worked so hard on all our reunions and helped to make them special...we had lots of fun throughout the years.......goodbye Joanne......we'll miss you.

By Connie, Eagle River Alaska (Connie8792) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 02:26 pm:

In loving memory of all the service members who were killed this month. Thoughts and prayers go out to their family and friends.

By Ted Roth (Dadroth) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 02:31 pm:

In remberance of my mother who died one year ago today at 97. Missed by her children, four grand children (mine) and nine great grandchildren.

By YapDaddy (Dbachorik) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 03:06 pm:

Steve, John, Hiro, Bill, and Rich.

By Linda Ledford (Linda) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 05:47 pm:

I would like to add Patrick O'Boyle's name to this month's memorial post. He was the father of my good friend Maureen. A man much loved by all. His memory will be cherished by those he left behind.

By Grace M Wetton (Gmw) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 07:47 pm:

Remembering my folks today, John & Betty Ravasz.
Chester Wetton, Martha Dostaler who recently
passed away. May they rest in peace!

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 07:59 pm:

Remembering Joanne Drake who was close friends to my deceased sister-in-law,Dolly.I am sure they had a joyful reunion up there.

Remembering also Martha Dostaler.She was a nice lady from Dollar Bay.

By Janette Kowalski (Ladybug) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 08:02 pm:

While reading todays postings, it reminds as to be thankful for who I have with me, be thankful for those whom have pasted me and to be grafteful to know those whom lay ahead of me. Some times in this busy and hecktic world we forget to say thank you and tell our loved ones how much they mean to us and how they are loved. My mother passed 3 years ago and I never was able to say good bye to her...and say those last words. Please be kind to one another, you never know when the good Lord will take you or your loved ones home. May God Bless all your loved ones and those whom have passed keeping our country safe from harm and with our continued freedom.

By 69 TOOT (Flyindamooney) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 08:33 pm:

Walter.....thanks for remembering...I welcomed home tonight. a young man who had just finished his second tour in Iraq. His reflections were twofold. First, that as long as the burden is not shared equally, i.e. as long as there is no draft, that most Americans just don't really care. His second thought was that the 16,825 wounded you mention reflect at least that many American families or more changed forever because of our ability to save almost any wounded not killed outright...and the horrific nature of their wounds. Thanks for remembering....
(drafted in 1970 during another questionable war and never sorry for the experience)

By Walter P McNew (Waltermcnew) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 08:35 pm:

in memory of simon peter mahony his 11 brothers and two sisters rest peacefully always i remain walter p.

By dan belo (Djbelo) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 08:45 pm:



By Tom Karjala (Tom) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 09:01 pm:

In remembrance of Helmi Noponern a family friend of my parents for many years. A kind and good lady.
I was very fond of her when I was a young boy.

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 09:08 pm:

My aunt, Florence La Rue died yesterday morning. She loved Michigan--didn't care if it was the UP or troll land.

By Catherine--Holland MI (Catherine) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 09:32 pm:

Ruth Loukinen Ristola, of Ontonagon, who died four years ago this week.

By Donald R. Chevalier (Downstatedon) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 10:03 pm:

In Memory of Anna Weijola who passed away this
month. She was a neighbor of mine in Florida
Location for many years. My deepest Sympathy goes
out to Joanne Sterbenz, John Weijola, Debbie Laplander and their families. She will be greatly
missed by her old neighbors.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 10:19 pm:

What a beautiful picture. These kinds of pictures always get to me. I'd like to remember my good friend, Sue (Clouthier) Silkey who passed away 2 years ago this past January. She was a great person who never had a bad word to say about anybody and she left this world far too soon. Miss you, Sue.

By Charlotte, Mishawaka, IN (Charlotte61) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 10:23 pm:

In memory of my son Andy who passed away to young, at age 34. I miss him every day and know I'll see him again. Also, all those who have died serving this county in all wars.

By Ken ja Mimi from da UP (Kenjamimi) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 11:16 pm:

Remembering my daughter Linda, gone a year already on March 12.

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 - 11:41 pm:

In Memory of Marilyn Hon, whom I just learned passed away on Feb. 24th. My thoughts and prayers go out to Mary Kay and the rest of the family.

By LoisHart (Lhart) on Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 11:22 am:

Fond farewell to a beloved aunt, Wilma Hart, sister of Pastor Charles Hart of Calumet. The funeral was held in an ice storm in Stanton, Michigan with no heat or lights! God took her home for Valentine's Day where she is welcomed with love by her family members who preceded her and by her Lord who loves her and gave himself for her.

By clinton drake (Clint) on Friday, March 3, 2006 - 01:45 am:

In loving memory of my grandmother, Joanne (Dupuis) Drake (1932-2006). There are no way that words can do justice to her brilliance and how important she was to me.
All I can do is to thank her for the countless wonderful memories we had together, for teaching me to "march to the beat of my own band", for instilling "street smarts", and always telling me "sometimes, you've just gotta kick •••." I'll miss cutting your toenails because you couldn't reach them, eating your "secret" fudge recipe, all the cards and packages in the mail, going to church, strolling down "memory lane", you chasing the garbage man without dentures and laughing about it for a good hour afterwards, going to lunch, listening to Dean Martin relentlessly, watching funny movies, that big robe and cup of coffee when I got out of the shower, your beaming face to greet me at the airport, your encouragement, your companionship, your unconditional love, and everything about you. You will always live in my heart and memories and I will miss you every day for the rest of my life.
Since all of Joan's immediate family lived out of state, I would like thank her extensive network of friends for their love and support through the years. She loved all of you and held you all in the highest regard.

Clint Drake

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Friday, March 3, 2006 - 07:20 am:

Clint, First off, I'm sorry about your grandmother. Who was your dad? I went to school with him my whole life if his name is Marty. I haven't seen him in years but I never forget him. It sounds like your grandma was a wonderful person and a great grandmother. I didn't know her very well. Condolences to your whole family.

By clinton drake (Clint) on Friday, March 3, 2006 - 09:48 pm:

"Deb", yes, my father is Marty Drake, LLHHS class of 1970. His brother was Terry Drake, class of 1971. Joanne's husband was Clinton "Cut" Drake, and her parents were Nelson and Aurelia (Remillard) Dupuis.

Thanks for your sincerity, it means a lot.

By Mary Lou Curtin (Marylou) on Friday, March 3, 2006 - 10:45 pm:

Clint, I know you were the "Treasure" of your Grandmother Joanne's life. She was so proud of you. We were friends as classmates and throughout the years. When Gary graduated from Soumi College and we moved on to NMU Joanne and "Cut"bought our house on Poplar St.... Your tribute to her was beautiful.....she would love it!!..... The "girls" of LLHS '50 will miss her too.....

By Scott Maurer (Scott) on Saturday, March 4, 2006 - 11:17 am:

In memory of: Herbet D. Botts, passed last month,he was loved by many, and will be missed by many friends and family. We love you Herb.

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