Virginia, Sharon and Steve,
I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of your Husband and Father. You and your families are in our thought and prayers.
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
Sharon, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Shelly Wolfe (Munnagle)
Your whole family is in our hearts and prayers, and although we can't hope to lessen your sorrow and loss, know that we share it. To have served one's nation honorably, married well, raised two wonderful children, worked hard at a craft, and then learned to play with spirit when the time to rest on your laurels had come, is to have lived well. Virginia, Steve, Hilary, Dave and my dear friend Sharon, may you find comfort in the man your husband and father was and will remain in memory. With our sympathy, Meg and Steve Haist
Dear Aspenleiter Family:
I was very sorry to hear of your loss and my friend Wally. Although I did not have daily contact with Wally, I did see and work with him at AOS. He did contribute a great deal to the peak successes AOS had in both the Auto and Truck industries and had a great deal of knowledge and expertise in the design areas. Most of all he was a great guy and a pleasure to talk to and work with. I know he will be greatly missed by all who knew him!
My Deep Sympathy,
Herbert Nickel - Also a 43 year employee of AOS
Sharon, Dave, Lindsay and Doug,
Our deepest sympathies to you during this difficult time. We are keeping you in gentle thought and prayer.
~Marie, Jeremy, Allie and Erika Gardner
My thoughts and prayers are with you.