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Bio Photo I'm retired. I've been doing genealogy since about 1991. Like many genealogists I enjoy walking through old cemeteries and wondering about the lives of those who are laid to rest below my feet.

Contact me, VIA THE EDIT TAB on a memorial,

if I have entered info of a friend or loved one and there is an error to be fixed or additions to be made. I welcome a POLITE request for changes, corrections, etc. Again a POLITE request.

PLEASE USE THE TAB on the specific memorial to send or suggest corrections or ask questions. DEMANDS OR RUDENESS WILL BE IGNORED.


Thank you.
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Rodger Asai
RE: Incorrect term
Thank you for the education on Navy ratings and ranks. I generally use the most formal nomenclature - unless there's a reason to deviate from it.

In this case, although I was not privy to the basis for it, I copied the terminology which the Navy used when they initially identified the dead (which most likely would have been put together by people who knew him) - exactly as it is quoted on a memorial site.

I'm guessing that there's some kind of endearing inside joke or story associated with it.

Perhaps a future flower-giver will let us in on it. I'm going to leave my entry as is in hopes of same.
Added by Rodger Asai on Oct 11, 2015 7:45 PM
I deleted my duplicate mem of Sheriff Kolender as the other one by "Mikey" was much better and thanks for the detailed info about Kolender. Glad that his mem has lots of info, as so many mems do not! Thanks, again John
Added by JK SMATH on Oct 10, 2015 7:30 AM
Thanks for posting the beautiful sampler as well as some vital info on the Gooch family.
Added by DW on Oct 08, 2015 12:34 PM
Mary (Hammill) Rund
RE: Roger
I appreciate that. I was the HR director for the City of Marshalltown where his wife Shirlee worked as a bus driver many years ago and still occasionally see his daughter-in-law Val.

I remember when Roger and Shirlee had the Standard Oil gas station close to City Hall and Shirlee was working for the City when Roger died.

Thank you for assuming responsibility for Roger's Find A Grave memorial. I believe you will be an awesome caretaker.

Added by Mary (Hammill) Rund on Oct 06, 2015 8:47 PM
Mary (Hammill) Rund
Roger Ruff
Thank you for your latest information.
I have transferred management of Roger's Find A Grave to you. I feel you have more of a connection to Roger than I have and you can makes changes as you wish.
Thanks again.
Added by Mary (Hammill) Rund on Oct 05, 2015 8:36 AM
Mary (Hammill) Rund
Roger Ruff
Thanks for the correction, please review to be sure I have it correct now.


Added by Mary (Hammill) Rund on Oct 04, 2015 5:50 PM
Mary (Hammill) Rund
Roger Ruff
Thanks for the correction, please review to be sure I have it correct now.


Added by Mary (Hammill) Rund on Oct 04, 2015 5:50 PM
Bob Nuchols
Thank you very much for the obit. I added what I was comfortable with. I wish I could add them as they appear, but have been told that is against policy and copyright laws. Again, thank you.
Bob Nuchols
Added by Bob Nuchols on Oct 04, 2015 6:51 AM
Rick Reed
Hubert Bruce Reed photo
My name is Rick Reed and Hubert was a cousin of my Dad's. What information do you have on this family or the picture?

Thank you

Rick Reed
Added by Rick Reed on Oct 02, 2015 10:57 AM
Bob Dirks
Jerry Dirks
Yes, the Dirks in Rush county, Kansas are related.

Bob Dirks
Added by Bob Dirks on Sep 28, 2015 4:55 PM
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