BOBBY A. WOOLWINE
ELKHART -- Bobby A. Woolwine, 55, of Elkhart, died Sunday (Oct. 12,
2008) in Elkhart General Hospital.
He was born April 18, 1953, in Charleston, W. Va., to Dorsey G. Sr.
and Sylvia (Jones) Woolwine. He married Norma S. Haven on Oct. 7, 1971, in Elkhart.
She survives, along with two sons, Donald Woolwine and Austin Woolwine,
both of Elkhart; one daughter, Dawn (Bradley) Kohler of Elkhart; three brothers, Charlie (Pat) Woolwine of Elkhart, and Dorsey
G. Woolwine Jr. and Paul Woolwine, both of Belle, W. Va.; three sisters, Loretta (Sam) Riddle of Belle; Mary (Arnold) Musick
of Lufkin, Texas, and Sandra (Shannon) Johnson of Hannibal, Mo.; and four grandchildren.
Mr. Woolwine was employed
as a journeyman plasterer, employed by Gibson-Lewis LLC in Mishawaka. He was a member of Plasterers and Cement Masons Union
Local #96 in South Bend. He was an amateur ham radio operator with the call numbers KB9 BTI, and was a leader and committee
chairman for the Cub Scouts, along with leading Boy Scouts Troop #87 in Jimtown. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, being
outdoors and spending time with his family.
(Information provided by Jeff
SK October 6, 2008
JAMES A. LAPINSKI, 55, of Byron, formerly of Chicago, died Monday, October 6, 2008, surrounded by loving family and
friends, in his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born October 30, 1952, in Chicago, IL, the son of John
and Emily Czaja Lapinski; he
married Carol Rebeles, in December, 1983, in Midlothian, IL. He was a stationary engineer for several employers including
South Chicago (Trinity) Hospital, Chicago LaRabida Children's Hospital, Loretta Hospital, U of I Rockford School of Medicine
and Amcore Bank of Rockford. He was a licensed amateur Ham radio operator and also enjoyed boating, camping, fishing, and
woodworking. He is survived by his wife, Carol; son, Cpl. John Lapinski, USMC; daughter, Jacqueline, of Byron; sister, Carol
Drebin of Orangevale, CA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Ogle County Hospice or
American Cancer Society would be appreciated. www.farrellhollandgale.com
above information provided by ChicagoTribune.com
Hamboree site notified by: Skip, K7YOO,
Tom, KC9GMF and Jack, K9ACT
Robert Hummel, WA9ZTY,
net control operator
the Midwest Classic
the last 13 years
Born: 04/13/1953 – SK: 05/01/2008
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"I care not where they put me when with this world I'm through,
as long as from my resting place I can still call CQ."
From QST “strays” years ago per K9YVT
BRUCE E. WALTER
We consider it a solemn honor to print information regarding the passing of recently deceased members of the vintage
From the Steven's Point (Wisconsin) Journal:
Bruce E. Walther
Bruce E. Walther, of Stevens Point, W9QAH, signing off March 31, 2008.
Bruce was born July 18, 1931, in Chippewa Falls to Ray and Irene (Maier)
Walther. His mother passed away when he was 14 months old. He was raised in Bloomer by his grandparents, Theresa and Frank
Maier. He owned his own radio shop in Bloomer prior to entering the U.S. Army and the Korean War where as Bruce would say,
"he served for 1 year, 10 months and 20 days." He attended Dunwoody Institute in Minneapolis and later worked for ATT in Stevens
Point until he retired in 1985.
He married Patricia Tanzer in 1956. They lived in Stevens Point all their
married life. He is survived by his wife, Patricia and their four children, Debbie (Jim) Koziczkowski, their children Cory
and Nick, Bob (Donna) Walther, their children Jared and Aubre, Mary (Dave) Foust, Griffin and Rosie Berg, Kathleen (Mike)
Barefield and their daughter Tricia. He is also survived by his step sister Darlene Walther.
Bruce was well known in the Ham Radio community, he could fix anything,
and was an avid lover of all animals.
A party in Bruce's honor will be held in Bloomer, tentatively planned
for July 12, 2008. There will be no funeral service. In lieu of flowers, his family requests that donations be made to your
favorite animal shelter in Bruce's name.
Bruce was an institution on 75 AM Fone. He has helped many ham operators with their stations. He sent me an equipment
gift one time-a coax relay, which he knew I needed. He was a great radio buddy, a sweetheart of a guy, under that gruff
His legacy will continue with the radios and parts that are from Bruce and currently in use in ham stations all over the country.
I really cannot tell you the year that Bruce and I met; we just had fun right away. …………..What
a guy. He also had great love for dogs and cats, (I) saw many at his house. Always had a happy voice.
Wow, that news caught
me off guard. I just heard him last week on the 3908 net. He was saying he felt like crap, but he almost always said the same
thing. He will be missed. W9QI
the opportunity to visit Bruce at his QTH a couple of times to buy ham-radio stuff. Always friendly and would talk you
arm off. The first time I stopped in, he sat me down in the living room after introducing me to the dogs and cats and
acted like we had been buddies forever! A really interesting and knowledgeable individual, Bruce will be a big
loss to the Amateur Community. I will miss hearing his voice on 75 AM and SSB. WB9IMR
was doing what he loved (ham radio) until the very end."
(from the Sat. MCRN)
relates a funny story from the first time he visited the Grayslake Hamfest. Bruce and he shared an economical room near the
fairgrounds....they had a big laugh when they discoved they had the "Cupid" room. (from the Sat. MCRN)