Bob, You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May God give you comfort and peace.
I am so thankful to have known Dutch these last 16 years. He was the guy who always could make me see the better side of things, and always left me smiling. One of those people you are just glad to see pull up. His outlook on life was so refreshing...always thinking about the next project, never satisfied to just rest on what he had already accomplished. Even just last week he talked about that camper he was building...well Dutch you can rest now. You've earned it. To the family, I hope you know, I think you know how proud he was of all of you. He would always figure out a way to brag on one or the other of you and how hard you were working, or just what you were up to these days. And to Pat I never heard him utter a harsh word regarding you...unless he was kidding. I'm thankful so many of your kids are so close by, you'll need to lean on them now. And that is how he would want it.
To the Akers family
My Condolences to the family on the passing of your loved one