Thursday, March 11, 2010

We'll Miss You, Grandpa


Early Tuesday morning, Todd's dad passed away after battling Leukemia. He was 86 years old.

This man...this man was simply the best, most amazing man I ever met. I feel honored that I got to be his daughter-in-law. He was adored by all, and everyone knew him. He was courageous and so young at heart. He loved to fly his four seat plane, captain his motor boat, and hunt all over the world. He served in the Army during WWII and earned a purple heart for being wounded in battle. He even liberated prisoners at Dachau concentration camp in Germany.

He loved to ride his motorcycle, and even went skydiving...when he was 81! He never lacked for adventure and his spirit will always remain. I feel bad for my kids...they had him for such a short time. We will all truly miss him...

We love you, Grandpa.

7 comments:

HMK said...

It sounds like he led quite an amazing life!

Anonymous said...

We will miss him too. He was a great guy
Sorry we cant be there
Love
Mom and Dad

Robin said...

I am so sorry for your loss. He sounds like an amazing man.

Joe and Jane said...

Sorry to hear this. What a spirit he had!

Red Thread to my Daughter said...

Oh guys sooo so sorry about your loss. I hope his wonderful memories help you get through this difficult time...
Love,
Lisa

Lisa said...

Oh, I'm so sorry for this loss.

What a lovely and fitting tribute for what sounds like a lovely and amazing man!

Take care of yourselves.

Melissa said...

It sounds like he was quite an awesome man. I am sorry for your family's loss :(