Wednesday, January 10, 2018

In Loving Memory

We cannot say Thank You enough for all the love and prayers. It has been a hard start to the new year, but we are so grateful for all of your support and God's faithfulness. He is good, all the time!
The funeral will be Saturday morning. There have been many tears shed as we look through pictures and talk about the wonderful memories we've made together. Grandpa and Grandma have had such an impact our lives. We feel so blessed and humbled to have such a legacy. We are so very grateful for the years we had with Grandpa and look forward to seeing him again in heaven.

Grandpas life was one of service.
- Serving on the front lines during the Korean War
- Driving school bus routes for 25 years
- Hauling milk for  41 1/2 years
- Active member of their church
- Volunteered with the Fire Department
- Created and volunteered hours of service for a flag display at the cemeteries
 - Building houses
- Founding member of Castalia Tractor Days
- Collected Allis Chalmers tractors and toy trains (as well as other things)
And kept busy in his free time with woodworking, architecture, drawing, cookie and cake decorating, gardening and making maple syrup.
But first and foremost came people. Meeting new people, staying in touch with old friends, swapping stories, joking and teasing. He was a delight to all who knew him.
The final thought that Jerry wanted to leave with his family is this:
“Love one another and stay in touch with each other.”
“This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you."
John 15:12


Amy said...

It sounds like he was a wonderful man! I'm so sorry for your loss, but it's such a blessing to know you'll meet him in heaven again someday.

Perran Kids said...

Sounds like he was a wonderful man, loving the Lord and other people!! I am sure he left an amazing legacy--and really, isn't that what we all want to do? I'm praying for your family today. <3

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss. Your Grandfather sounds like a wonderful man who gave so much to those around him. I hope you find the joy in the memories that you have. God Bless!