Above: One of my favorite pictures of Lisa, Dad, Mom, and me.
Below: Our last family picture
My Dad battled cancer for two and half years and he was so brave. It was only two months after he was diagnosed he was told he had six months by the first set of doctors. Six months later, his oncologist gave him six months. My Dad kept going. He would tell me he had nothing to complain about and keep going. He would tell me he thought it was all an insurance scam because he felt healthy. He did not believe he had cancer. He took his medicine and kept on going. For two years he did this and then cancer started to beat him. My Dad took this bravely too.
Above: My Dad's side of the family early 80's at his brother's wedding.
On the left is my immediate family. Front two younger girls,
my sisters, Katie (far left) and Amy. Behind Katie, is me, then there is a gap,
the lady in red with glasses is my Mom. Behind me is my sister, Lisa and
next to her is my Dad.
Below: My boys, Mom, and Dad about 6 months before he was diagnosed.
Christmas with my Dad.
Above: My boys (minus Matthew), Me and Dad
Below: Dad with all of the grandchildren minus Matthew,
Fred, and Julie.
Above: Our last Christmas we had with my Dad.
Below: My Dad at the Iowa State Fair with two of his granddaughters (left and the middle) and one of his great granddaughters and great grandson.
Above: My Dad and Miranda. They had a very special relationship.
Below: My Dad and his first grandson Fred and great grandson
Below same great grandson hugging my Dad near the end.
Above: A conversation between my Dad and his great grandson.
Above: My Dad with his great grandson and great granddaughter
Below: My Dad with his grandson Fred, my sister Lisa, and first great grandchild's birth.
Above: Dad holding Miranda
Below: Dad being silly with his granddaughter
Above: Dad with another granddaughter
Below: Dad, my sister, Lisa and two more great grandchildren.
Below: My Dad with his first granddaughter
Above: Dad with Amy and his grandson
Below: My Mom, Katie, her husband, Dad, and granddaughters
Above: My Dad with his youngest two daughters, my sisters, Katie and Amy
Below: My Dad with his oldest two daughter, me and Lisa.
My parents had a ten year gap between the two middle children.
Below: One of my favorite Christmas memories,
My Dad and Mom kissing under the mistletoe.
My Dad had 7 grandsons, 4 granddaughters,
2 great grandsons, and 2 great granddaughters.
He had 4 daughters.
He had 4 brothers and 3 sisters.
My Dad lost his Dad to cancer years ago and his Mom is still here.
He had sister in-laws and brother in-laws
13 nieces and nephews and several greats and great-greats.
He loved each and everyone of us.