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Posted on: Jul 20, 2018 at 1:55 PM
Wonderful newspaper article about the cemetery. Thank you for all you have done.
Happy Birthday John have another great year
Great news about your granddaughter !
Posted on: May 15, 2018 at 11:22 AM
Happy Birthday very old man.Thought of you during tax season.
Posted on: Apr 14, 2018 at 10:05 AM
Happy birthday Brian. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted on: Aug 31, 2017 at 10:08 AM
Hi Don Wonderful profile up date Ted
Posted on: Jan 12, 2017 at 8:52 AM
I need to pay more attention to what is going on Brian
I really don"t do much emailing,but happy birthday, congratulation's on your anniversary and all the best in 2027 Ted
Posted on: May 23, 2016 at 11:57 AM
Do not have any plans at this time. Let me know when and we will make sure we are home. Ted
My wife, Kay and I attended Neil's funeral Mass on August 20, 2015. We met the two lovely daughters before entering the church proper but Neil's wife was occupied with several attendees. All three women were struggling with their loss but were gracious and welcoming and pleased to have so many arriving.
The priest gave the eulogy showing he knew Neil quite well. He told of his first encounter with Neil which was at a Parish Council meeting. He commented how Neil was a good supporter of his church and served it well through the years although Neil was not a particularly religious man. Supposedly at the first council meeting Neil grew impatient with the calling upon the Holy Spirit to aid in decision making and recitation of other prayers prompted him to ask when they were going to get to the business at hand rather than spending all their time asking for intercessions from the Divine. Always the business man! The priest shared how he was going to miss seeing Neil sit over on the far right of the Cathedral behind a pillar at Mass thinking Neil sat there so he could doze without being seen which he often did. That caused a big chuckle throughout the crowd. Father told of Neil's last days when he went to annoint Neil with the Sacrament of the Sick and Neil greeted him at the door then offered a tour of the home and yard. Father was amazed at Neil's energy and referred to him as a consummate host as he shared his and Ranae's home. During the last days of life, Father noted how their home was filled with friends and family because Neil was a beloved man.
The last time I visited with Neil was while I was in Helena for a Munson reunion and my cousin, Karen, attended her class reunion at which Jim Stanger, Jim Miksch, and Neil were present. Karen, invited the fellas to the runion so they could visit me. All three came and we enjoyed a mini reunion of our own. That was so great of all the guys!
Kay and I had the pleasure of having Dick and Kathy Danzer come to visit in July. They would be going to Helena next with intentions of meeting with Neil. That led to a discussion of "Our Glory Days." Most notably was a trip east we took to visit Neil. We borrowed a car which was owned by Neil's girlfriend at the time and a snowstorm in Wyoming almost did us in. When Dick and Kathy visited Neil, they were not aware of his fragile health. Until Neil's daughter called Dick to tell him of Neil's passing, they had no idea. My cousin, Milton, phoned me when the obituary appeared in the Independent Record. Without hesitation, we made plans to attend the funeral and hoped to see other classmates. However, the only person I recognized was the fellow from the mortuary as he had attended to my mother a year ago. Thus, we opted not to attend the reception.
I was honored to be present and hear so many good things about an old friend and to be among so many people who could chuckle and remember the man we all knew and loved.
I know a good man like Neil is smiling from his heavenly home at all the stories shared which painted him as one top notch kind of a man, husband, father, co-worker, businessman, and friend even if maybe he was a little bit too task oriented as shared in the eulogy.