What should have been a full and happy day ended in Family Tragedy for Grandpa Gietzen’s Family.  Grandma Mary had a party thrown in her honor of her 98th year and 5 of the surviving sons of the 7 who were in the military were honored with Quilts of Valor…one of the 5 was not there and many calls were made, but no one answered.  After the party we moved the cows home and hauled the bulls to their pasture.  It was during this that Grandpa received the devastating news that his brother, Uncle Mark, a pilot, had an accident and did not survive the plane crash.  Eternal Rest Grant Unto Him O Lord.  Prayers please for the repose of his soul and for comfort for Grandma and her children and many relatives.

A cousin I hadn’t seen since 2011.
Rest in peace Uncle Mark.