Major Breitenstein was my Air Force mentor.
Debbie, we are so sorry for your loss!
Sincerely Expressed!!!! Ray & Anita Himmer (Port St Lucie,Fl)
I will never forget you Mr. B., you will live on in my heart. You were like a favorite uncle since the day we met at IRCC almost 7 years ago, and when my own father passed, you became like a surrogate dad to me. I really missed our talks when you moved.
I know you're where you wanted to be, back in the arms of your beloved Jeanne, and I wish you eternal peace. I love you!
My oldest memory of Uncle "Bud" was when I was a little kid and we went to our Nana's house for Christmas. Uncle Bud made all of us kids speak into a "microphone" before we could get our present from Santa Claus. When I was older he was standing behind me telling me what card to play when we were playing canasta with a bunch of the family for Cousin Guy's wedding. He made me so mad I got up from the table and told him to sit down and play in my place. He sat down and immediately starting playing - not realizing he had made me mad. When I was older he came to our house in LaPlace, Louisiana and told me the correct way to cook eggs - I actually benefited from that tidbit of information; still cook eggs the way he taught me.
Uncle Bud and Aunt Jeanne have been there for us for many years and I will always miss both of them very much.
I do know that we will see each other again, and hopefully, we will get to play games in heaven!!!!
Debbie, I am so sorry to learn of your loss of your father. I was a close friend of Sister Ann Carolyn Helmstetter and know that she is welcoming your father into the next phase of life. Be assured that I and all the sisters in my monastery will hold your dear father and all of your family in our prayers during this time of sorrow. Sister Marcia, OSB