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I have posted about 40 cemeteries but since findagrave is now owned by ancestry I do not plan to add any more cemeteries to this website. As of today, Sept. 29, 2014 I have notified findagrave that I don't want to do updates anymore. They can tend to it.

Feel free to use any photo's I have posted.

Any information found online should be verified. People DO post incorrect information sometimes.

I am not related to most entries I have made.

To all my "friends" it has been a pleasure meeting you.

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RE: Gary Wayne Peterson
Thanks Karen,
You are certainly correct, Peterson, especially in MN is a very common name, I've met/know many in my life. Gary Wayne Peterson, at least on Find a grave is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Kanabec County, the town is Mora MN. The Virtual Wall website Born/died match the grave stone, the family could have been formerly from Mora, then moved to St. Paul PArk, MN. But I talked to Gary Peterson in the summer of 1966 when I worked in a Hardware store in Cottage Grove, don't recall if I talked to him of his being or going into the military. Drafting was common and even I was to be drafted in 1970. HE had a brother Greg or Craig, I thought, both were in the boys scouts, so was I for a while. That is where I originally knew him/them. Well I will ask about, thank you for your return.
Added by rfsdunn on Aug 12, 2015 1:10 PM
Gary Wayne Peterson
Dear Sun shinetoo,
You at one time placed a memorial for Gary W. Peterson on find a grave. I see now you just added it and don't manage it. I was just inquiring as to whether you knew him or not. The Virtual Wall for Vietnam vets says he entered or was a resident of St. Paul Park, MN. I thought I knew who he was but over time someone placed a photo of him on the memorial and is not the Gary Peterson that I thought I knew. Also, if he was a resident of St. Paul Park MN why was his remains placed in Mora or Kanabec county? I understand you probably only just photo'd the grave site and entered it on Find a grave, I just thought I would ask. Tom Reece placed the photo and I will see what he says about the photo.

Thank you,

rfsdunn of find a grave
Added by rfsdunn on Aug 11, 2015 1:51 PM
Maria E. Parks
Thank you
I just want to say thank you for all your hard work and sharing your photos. I too am a little disappointed in how people act on findagrave and that ancestry took over. It's all owned by the Mormon church. I had to remove some of my photos because people were getting ridiculous about sharing. Take care.

Maria Parks
Added by Maria E. Parks on Mar 06, 2015 10:22 PM
Susan Schmidt
Hannah J. Trupe memorial
Could you please add pertinent info in Hannah's memorial?

Oakwood Cemetery
Kanabec County
Minnesota, USA

Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by:
Record added: Apr 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36461233

Her middle name is: Jane
Maiden name: Kile

thank you
Added by Susan Schmidt on Feb 09, 2015 8:20 PM
Thank you
Thank you for your prompt response. I had never seen this information. I do have the death certificate from Pine County and it says nothing about anything. Too early I guess.

Again thanks for the prompt response and wish I knew if it was accurate and where it came from. I have sure been looking for a long time.

Happy Holidays.
Added by marbeck on Dec 06, 2014 12:15 PM
Peter Soneson-Milburn Cemetery
sun shine too

I am so sorry to hear that you have left the Find A Grave Family. I understand your unhappiness with Ancestry taking over everything.

I wanted to thank you for taking a picture of Peter Soneson's gravestone in Milburn Cemetery in Pine County. What really struck me is that you had a birth location for him. He is my great grandfather and have spent a lot of time trying to find that information on him. Could you tell me where you have found that information?

Thank you so much for all the work you have done with all the cemetery recording. My husband and I have done some as well. It takes lots of time so thank you again and sorry you are not continuing. Understand.

Added by marbeck on Dec 05, 2014 7:24 PM
Agree Find A Grave used to be fun & great
to meet new folks into genealogy.
Ancestry site is crazy.
Amen again
Added by Janet on Nov 02, 2014 3:16 PM
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RE: What's happening?
Wow, I had no idea that Ancestey was taking over. What a shame this was a great volunteer site. I have spent 4 years adding information to memorials.
I hate to hear all these new rules coming in to take over.
I enter lots of obits and bio. That is all I can do, I don't know them personaally. What a shame if we can not use this public information and share.
I have not yet been notified that anything I am doing has been againt their rules. If indeed this happens, I too, will drop out.
So very sorry to lose you in this web site.
Thanks so very much for all you volunteering.
Added by Family Finder on Sep 29, 2014 9:55 AM
Family Finder
What's happening?
Dear Sunshine
I am very sorry to hear that you are dropping out of Find A Grave. You have shared so much with all of us.
May I ask what brought you to this decision ? Is there something more I should know about this site and Ancestery ?
I send LOTS of time on this site and don't want to be part of something that is not right.
Can you tell me a bit more?
thanks for all the update you did for me and photos taken.
You will be a loss to this site.
collene /family finder
Added by Family Finder on Sep 29, 2014 9:07 AM
Anna Young
Matilda Pavik
Yes, the last name is Pavek and the maiden name is Skalicky
Added by Anna Young on Sep 28, 2014 6:03 PM
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