Until next week ….. (unless I surprise myself)


In my most recent post I had said that by the end of this week I’d post the third segment of my conversation with Sharon (Wickre) Rickard.

I have so much fun posting that I hate to say this, but I need to go back on my word. My intent is to post again by Tuesday or Wednesday, the 20th or 21st of this month (i.e., next week). Maybe I’ll surprise myself and post before then, but I doubt it.

Several people have asked when Daddy’s (Deane Gunderson) memorial service will be, and have also asked when his obituary will be in the newspapers. His obituary (ooooooohhh, it is difficult for me to use that word in reference to Daddy) is intended to be in the Pocahontas Record-Democrat on Wednesday, July 21st. It is also supposed to be in the Sunday, July 25th edition of the Ames Tribune, the Fort Dodge Messenger and the Des Moines Register.

I’ll wait until his obituary is published in the Pocahontas paper on the 21st before I post it on this blog.

His memorial service will be at the Shared Ministry in Rolfe, Iowa, at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 31st (right before lunch on the last day of the month…if that helps you to remember). Directly afterward will be a luncheon in the church basement.

During the several years before his passing away on July 1st, Daddy had said that if people wished to provide a memorial gift, he liked the idea of it going to the Rolfe Lions Club. If you would like to do so and want to mail your contribution directly to the Rolfe Lions Club, the address is: P.O. Box 101, Rolfe, Iowa, 50581.

If you do attend the service, please (if you don’t mind) be sure to let me know you are there…even if you think I might have seen you there. A few days after Mother’s service in 2004, I became aware that I had not been aware of a long time family friend who had attended the service. I hated it that I missed the chance to talk with him.

“See” you soon with a post sometime next week.

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