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Jim and Betty Gay on their wedding day in March 1948. | Screen shot of a photo provided to the State Journal-Register by their daughter Jane Haase.
charlies angel April 1, 2014 at 01:35 pm
Touching story! I think most of the marriages from WWII era lasted long compared to these days. RIPRead More Mr. & Mrs. Gay...
art doyle April 2, 2014 at 06:19 am
Charles-I agree with you but marriage has been redefined. I think households worked better whenRead More roles were more established. We will not see those days again.
charlies angel April 2, 2014 at 12:19 pm
Dan, I also agree with you. The leave it to beaver days worked. God only knows what will happen inRead More the next 30 yrs. My parents were married for 51 yrs when my dad passed. I can't imagine being with my husband that long (joking).
Police officers stand in formation at the funeral for Oak Forest police officer James P. Morrissy on Saturday. | Photo by Mary Compton
Dina McGuire March 22, 2014 at 11:22 pm
Thank you!
Larry March 23, 2014 at 06:19 am
Bobby K March 23, 2014 at 07:34 am
Jim when they say "Protected By One Of Our Finest" you were as fine as they come. RIP youRead More will be missed by many.
Michele Schwartz March 18, 2014 at 11:36 am
So so sorry for the loss of your Beloved Father. May your memories and the support of a CommunityRead More that he Loved and that Loved him back, sustain you. Thank you for sharing him with us.
Sue Behm March 27, 2014 at 08:09 am
Sorry to hear of Gary's passing. Too young! Many memories of this career growing up. God's peaceRead More to his family.
Gerald Lundgren | Credit: Submitted by Kristopher Lundgren
lundgren721 January 30, 2014 at 07:08 pm
I have many fond memories of my uncle Gerry. Back in the day we all got together often.he was alwaysRead More joking around with us .I remember going for a ride uncle Dick,s car and me and uncle Gerry snuck away from the party And and went to a local establishment and had a couple of beers. I was just old enough to drink and I thought how cool to have a few with 2 super uncles
Deborah Lundgren Lapinne January 31, 2014 at 12:25 am
On November 19, 1960 Gerald Lundgren married my mom - Janet...I was 4 months old. He adopted me 5Read More years later - and NEVER did I not feel like his daughter. I remember him coaching our softball team, teaching me how to fish (with corn - I wasn't touching no worms) how to slow dance and fast dance 60's style - he taught me to drive and before I could drive by myself I had to change a tire..it was his rule. He used to dress up as Santa or the clown or whatever my mom wanted for Girl Scouts. He came with for all the Scout camping trips - I don't know if he really wanted to but he always said yes and made the best of it. He was a hard worker and a good role model for me. He even worked 2 jobs for a while...he delivered papers in the wee hours of the morning and sometimes I could go with and help and he'd get me hot chocolate and a donut - quite a treat for me. I used to work for a restaurant and we would go early and have breakfast together. I don't remember him talking much about his days in the navy. I knew his ship was hit by a Kamikaze - and at one point when I was in middle school he decided we should take showers "the navy way". Get wet - turn off the water - soap up, including soap my hair - then I could turn the water back on...the shampoo would get in my eyes and it would sting, I was so glad when he stopped listening for the water...His relationship with my mom always made me want to have the same thing. But the most important thing I will always remember is that shortly after he came to live with me and my family he found God. He read his bible daily and watched tv mass on Sundays. When he moved in he was going to live forever but after coming to know God he was okay to leave this world. I'm going to keep that knowledge with me whenever I take a walk down memory lane and feel sad - that Dad is waiting for me in heaven and I will see him again. I love you dad...THANK YOU Your daughter always...Deb
Lisa Fulla February 1, 2014 at 09:25 am
What wonderful memories I have of Uncle Gerry! Of all my cousins too!! My family and theirs would doRead More so many things together! Camping was my favorite. I have so many happy memories of all of us going camping together and all the fun we would have. Makes me smile to this day! I remember the way Uncle Gerry was always smiling and joking around. That and the way he always was so kind and loving to his family, and to us. He will be missed very much. My love and prayers to you all.