Sorry for your loss.
May God wrap his loving warmth around you and your family and give you all the strength to find peace thru this time of extreme grief and may he shower you in the knowledge that your Mom now rest forever surrounded by the love of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Thank you for all the kind words, prayers and thoughts. It's definately a difficult time. I only posted this here as I know that we all share most of the same beliefs and values and any statements made are sincere. Below is the announcement for a memorial service in Grand Junction on August 11th. Although I have never met anyone here in person other than Vince, the invitation is open to anyone close enough.
Thank you again, Wade V.
Linda M. VanGinkel
Born: March 12, 1948
Died: July 18, 2012
Linda Pirlot VanGinkel, 64, of Ishpeming, Michigan died Wed. July 18, 2012 at Marquette General Hospital. She was born on March 12, 1948 in Iron Mountain, Michigan, the daughter of the late Elmer and Ethel (Asplund) Pirlot. Linda graduated from Kingsford Michigan High School in 1966. She married Earl VanGinkel on June 25, 1966. The couple moved to Colorado in 1985.
Linda moved back to Ishpeming, where she enjoyed working at the U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame and Museum. Linda loved to dance and danced with a group called the Pisquale's. She loved to sing and enjoyed singing Karaoke with her brother, Don. Linda was a member of the YMCA and was very involved in health and fitness.
Family was very important to Linda, and she was a wonderful mom and grandmother. She was especially thrilled to be a great grandmother. Linda enjoyed life to its fullest. She found peace in watching and listening to the waves at the lower harbor in Marquette, Michigan and on the ocean. She also enjoyed living in the mountains of Colorado.
She is survived by her son Wade (Rea Richards) VanGinkel of Glenwood Springs, CO, two grandchildren Nicole VanGinkel of Glenwood Springs, CO, and Keenan VanGinkel of Glenwood Springs, CO, one great grandson Colter VanGinkel, two brothers Harlan (Joyce) Pirlot of Appleton, Wisconsin and Don (Virgie) Pirlot of Niagara, Wisconsin, her husband Earl VanGinkel of Grand Junction, CO, and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves many friends,
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother Dale Pirlot and her step father James "Honey" Marlett.
A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday Auguest 11, at the Redlands Community Church, 2327 Broadway, Grand Junction, Colorado.
I was on a mini vacation with the family and just saw this. Very sorry to hear about your loss and I think the tattoo is very fitting and the organ donor situation is very cool that she lives on and gave life to others. Our deepest sympathies and condolences.
Time may temper the feelings of grief you are feeling now, but it will not dull the fact that you will miss your Mom and the feelings you had and always will have towards her. Remember the good things you shared and appreciate the times you had together. May God help you and all your family in this time of grief.
Out here in Colorado, and in the units that I haunt, it is a tricky game to figure out how far to pack in on a rifle hunt. You want to get away from the masses that have moved game away from the roads but might want to stay close enough that you are taking advantage of the animals forced movements. There is no universal distance but I like the 1.5 to 4 mile range for day hunts where I am not planning on bivying out. This keeps you in that productive buffer zone where the animals are really...