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09/23/18 09:34 PM #1441    

 

Steven Bilderback

Donna,
We are all pulling for you -

You've got this!  heart
 

 


09/24/18 06:09 AM #1442    

 

Mary Lou DeForth (Hosler)

Donna, it was great getting together last week and catching up.  You look great and glad that you have been able to avoid many of the side effects of treatment.  Although your energy level is low, just remember, take it one day at a time.  You and Steve continue to be in my daily thoughts and prayers.


09/24/18 02:32 PM #1443    

Toni Heller (Brush)

Hi Donna this is the first I’ve been on the message forum for along while and I’m so sorry to hear of your illness if there is anything I can do to help please don’t hesitate to contact me please. Lynn and I will always keep you and Steve in our prayers, you two have been special friends to me during our teen years and after seeing you two at the reunions we remain friends to this day. I can feel your anxiety and and I want to be there for you in anyway. If you need to talk or like I said anything just call me please, don’t hesitate ok? Tell Steve hi from us and we miss you guys.


09/24/18 02:39 PM #1444    

Toni Heller (Brush)

Sorry everyone I can’t wait till our next reunion to see everyone again I’ve been reading your posts to catch up. Dave, Lynn and I are doing good as good as can be expected. Seems like as we get older many of us have our illnesses, aches, and pains. I just hope you all are good also and a big shout out HI to you all and God Bless. See you all at our next reunion!


09/24/18 10:31 PM #1445    

 

Steve Hardy

I'm sorry to be posting news of another classmate . . .

Steve Thome

Steve Thome

Age 62. Died peacefully with dignity on 9-13-18. Private family service and interment.

 

Published in Pioneer Press on Sept. 23, 2018

Special thanks to Roger Fritz for bringing this obituary to my attention.


09/25/18 05:56 PM #1446    

 

Jeffery DuBois

Hi All,

Thank you for raising the issue of organizing the 45th reunion for next year.   I'll volunteer to be the organizer for the 45th. 

Stay tuned I will  be sending out questions and soliciting ideas from the forum to get traction on this.

Thanks!

- Jeff


09/26/18 04:04 PM #1447    

 

Taryn Buckley (Keapproth)

jeff,

i have the class reunion money.  please call me at 651 735 8216 

tari keapproth(buckley)


09/30/18 09:45 PM #1448    

 

Douglas Kladis

Does anybody have an Idea how Donna is doing, I do pray she is OK


10/02/18 02:24 PM #1449    

 

David Frazer

Doug, I was not able to post in your site so here it is in the message forum.  Donna posted 13 days ago below (in case you missed her post).  We are all praying for you Donna!  By the way, is it just me that isn't able to post on people's sites (I will be paranoid if I am :)).


 


10/03/18 06:44 PM #1450    

 

Douglas Kladis

 

I was just hoping for good new on her, I got her address from a friend and sent her a card and understandably have not heard back.  Just praying for the best for her

Thanks dave


10/04/18 09:07 AM #1451    

 

Linda I. Myers (Deshler)

Donna, I have been terrible at getting back on this site. I’m so sorry to hear about your cancer. You are in my prayers! I was very blessed to survive my own bout with breast cancer, got a new set of perky forever boobs out of it! Praying for a healthy outcome and getting you through the chemo. May God bless you Donna and Steve, you are loved!

Linda (Myers) Deshler

 

 

 


10/04/18 08:04 PM #1452    

 

Jeffery DuBois

Hi Tari,

Just saw your posting about the reunion money. Thank you for the info! 

I plan to give you a call sometime tomorrow Friday Oct. 5th.

My phone is 651 398 7216.

 

 

 


10/08/18 12:51 PM #1453    

Donna Absey (Stuhr)

Good news! I will make this short and sweet. The mass in my esophigas has shrunk 50% and the lymph nodes shrunk by 1/3. Thank - you all, for the cards, well wishes and most of all prayers! 


10/09/18 05:31 AM #1454    

 

Douglas Kladis

 

Donna That is good news and we all been waiting to hear.  Our prayers will continue  

 


10/09/18 02:14 PM #1455    

 

Theodore Williams

Yes that’s great news!   Keep up whatever it is that’s working Donna.  


10/09/18 03:40 PM #1456    

 

Mary Walseth

Donna, that is fantastic news. Continued thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Keep your positive attitude. I haven't been on this site for quite a while. Thanks for all the ineresting comments. Hi yo all from Fargo.

10/09/18 03:41 PM #1457    

 

Mary Walseth

Darn fingers! Should be Hi to all from Fargo.

10/09/18 07:31 PM #1458    

 

Daniel Sopkowiak

Thats great news Donna, It goes to show what great things that can come from sceince and spiritual belief working together. This makes 4 out of 5 remissions in the last 8 years that i have had dealings with. 


10/10/18 02:11 AM #1459    

Deborah Flaherty (Brochman)

Donna, Good to hear the great news that your tumors are shrinking.  Try to stay positive - you got this!

Linda, Thank you for sharing your success story, it gives us hope. You have a very positive (and perky) attitude about it.

Steve, I appreciate your posting the obits of our classmates.  It's sad to see another.  We have already lost so many...way too young.  It reminds you to be thankful and not take anyone for granted. 

Jeff,  Thank you for volunteering to work on our next class reunion. I always look forward to seeing every one.  I think I have gone to all, except I missed the carbar reunion. 

Deb (Flaherty) Brochman

 

 


10/10/18 05:25 AM #1460    

Timothy Shannon

Right on Donna!! Still praying!

10/10/18 06:35 AM #1461    

 

Victor DePaulis

Such good news to hear Donna! Many good wishes for continued success!


10/10/18 10:13 PM #1462    

 

David Frazer

Donna,    Thank you for sharing the fantastic news.  I am amazed at all the responses on the site!  You are the heart and soul of the posts!  Praying to hear more continuing great news about your health!


10/11/18 05:52 AM #1463    

 

Denise Moore (Edgett)

Truly great news, Donna! Sending a celebratory cyber-hug your way and will continue to pray for your healing and health.


10/14/18 11:34 AM #1464    

 

David Frazer

Walked out of Church this morning and began to sing out loud, “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas” as the huge snow flakes fell.  The weather made me think again of those in the south who I have been praying; praying for the classmates who endured the hurricane Michael.  I pray everything is all right and good.  Then I think of Donna and add my prayers about her health and recovery.  Those snowflakes are simple things; my prayers are simple too; the begging to our Father in heaven is not.  Praying blessings for all of our classmates.


10/15/18 07:28 AM #1465    

 

Mary Ann Etzler (Etzler-Phillips)

Donna, such good news! We will keep you on our family prayer list.  The list is growing everyday, it seems, so I'd love to hear  more good news soon!

Dave, I am stunned by the snowflakes, but then again, my aunt in Rockford, MN had a pretty good freeze over the weekend.  So I guess it is that time of year again.  I won't pray for a white Christmas here, but I pray for people to celebrate the season for all the right reasons.

As for our hurricane, well, some things you simply cannot prepare for other than to evacuate people.  I will tell you that the panhandle of Fla and all the way to the northern state borders have seen damage, destruction, and complete demolition.  My brother-in-law lives IN Panama City, just a few blocks from the water and he refused to evacuate.  We didn't hear from him for 2 days.  His block house is still standing, and he and the pets survived, but his yard/trees, roof, porch and a variety of other things are either no more or nearly destroyed.  We had begged him to leave and he refused.  Now, he says he'll NEVER stay again.  The damage all around him and the beach is just devastating.  Mexico Beach, about 20 miles east of him, is literally gone.  A few newer buildings are still standing but suffered much damage, while the rest of the buildings are gone--nothing but concrete foundations.  Even block buildings were destroyed. People don't realize how powerful the circulating wind and water can be.  It's worse than a tornado b/c the wind continues to spin the water and anything in its path, like an agitating washing machine.  The more things that come loose, the more debris there is to bump into other things.  And so it goes until there is nothing left to withstand the brutal beating of the loose debris.

Power is being restored and there are multiple states providing assistance in that regard.  Clean up will take months, maybe even a year.  Just clearing debris and trees from the streets takes months as there are not enough trucks or drivers to pick it all up--after property owners have sorted through it, packed/stacked and wrapped it all up.  As evidenced by the Folks in the Fla. Keys ( who are only just recently getting back to normal, , a year after IRMA blew through and devatated those islands, many of whom have not yet rebuilt homes due to insurance delays or lack of ins coverage), our Panhandle folks, from Panama City east to Appalachicola, and north to our Alabama & Georgia borders will be in need of assistance and have a difficult road to travel for some time.   Just getting building and other supplies is a challenge for those who are able to repair, patch, or otherwise replace their damaged property because many roads are still impassable.

And this is not forgetting our friends in Georgia, NC & SC, and VA, who have also been hit by this storm.  Michael left so much destruction and death in those states as well. 

Be well my friends, enjoy your cooler weather and the snowflakes.  This is God's way of reminding us that change is a way of life, and tomorrow brings new surprises (both good and maybe not so much). 

PS:  hoping I can make it to the reunion next year

-Mary Ann Etzler

 


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