How to honor 99 1/2 years of life

Ed the fisherman_StaatsSadly we’ve said good-bye to a family member who passed the milestone of 99 1/2 years of life.  After coming back from so many stumbling blocks and minor health issues, the medical event yesterday was too much for Ed to overcome.  A Minnesota man throughout his life, he enjoyed fishing and hunting, boating and snowmobiling.  He was a large man with a gentle demeanor.  His shared life with his wife Vi covered 45 years of adventures and travels.  And as time passed by, they remained devoted to one another.   I will always remember his smile and laugh – a laugh that erupted and was truly delivered from delight.  The last time I saw him alive he flashed that smile at me and I couldn’t help but smile back, returning the joy on his face.  Thanks for the joy you brought to us all, Ed.

2 thoughts on “How to honor 99 1/2 years of life

  1. LightWriters January 18, 2016 / 9:50 am

    what a powerful, touching story of a life well lived…thank u for sharing…Blessings and prayers.

    • lindastaatsphoto January 24, 2016 / 8:53 pm

      Thanks for your words and thoughts. Hard to capsulate that length of a life. If we could all be so blessed!

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