Monday, October 19, 2009

TC Marathon!

For those that don't know, I recently ran the Twin Cities Marathon. It was the culmination of a few months of hard work, and was worth every minute of it! I had been training with my cousin Tim, who has ran Grandma's, NY, and Chicago. It was a gorgeous day and I had a great time running. Mindy and Laura (Tim's wife), my parents, and my Aunt and Uncle Pete and Mary Lou were there to cheer me (us) on as we got closer to the finish line.

The hardest part: was the last 6 miles. Going along Summit Ave is truly grueling due to the slight incline that you must compete with along the way.

The most memorable part: seeing Mindy and Shane and Kellie as I ran through the final 100 feet and having them cheer for me!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

You Will Be Missed

There will be more posts later. It has been a busy October already, but when you have to say good-bye to a dear sweet man, it makes everything else seem trivial. On Wednesday afternoon, we got the call that Grandpa Johnny passed away. We were sad that we missed seeing him one last time, but we are glad that he is no longer suffering. He will be missed by many. It has been a good but difficult weekend to be with family as we remember a great man.

We love you, Grandpa Johnny!!

Age 89, of North Oaks Formerly of St. Paul Passed away on October 7, 2009. Preceded in death by wife, Viola Fae Molin; and grandsons Brent Meidlinger and James Linder. Survived by daughters Betty Kay (Ken) Meidlinger and Mary Lou (Pete) Linder; sons, John Edward II (Janet) and Randall Glen (Susan); grandchildren Brenda Smith, Daniel (Ana) Linder, Timothy (Laura) Linder, Jon Molin, Lori Molin, Erik (Mindy) Molin, Rachel (Billy) Flanagan, and Amy Molin; great-grandchildren Mitchell and Zachary Kasden, Kailey and Kyle Smith, Corrine Manning, Helena and Julia Linder Minambres, and Sophia Linder; sister, Phyllis Steen; also many nieces and nephews. John served his country in WWII in the US Army Air Corps, 461 Bomb Group, 766 Squad. Lifetime member of VFW Anderson Nelson Post #1635 now #1755. Retired Vice-President of Molin Concrete Products. 50-year member of the Bricklayers Local Union 1. Funeral service at ST. STEPHEN LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1965 E County Rd E, White Bear Lake on Saturday, October 10 at 10 AM. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation at MUELLER-BIES FUNERAL HOME-ROSEVILLE, 2130 N Dale at County Rd B from 5-8 PM Friday (TODAY) and at the church from 9 AM Saturday until time of service. MUELLER-BIES 651-487-2550