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Happy Birthday Dad

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Happy Birthday Dad.  We love and miss you so much.  Hard to believe you are not here.
I know Mom is now with you and you both will celebrating with all those family and friends surrounding you.

Final Goodbyes

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It has been a gut wrenching sad and emotional two months for the Struchen's.
We have said our final goodbyes with many tears, laughter, sadness and breaking hearts. Dad passed on Feb 25th and now Mom has joined him on March 10th.  We knew Mom was very ill but none of us expected that she would go so very quickly. And now as my sister says we are orphans.  We are still family but right now without Dad and Mom to bring us and keep us all together as they had worked so hard to do all these years. As I had written on Caring Bridge Dad was our hero, our mentor our DAD.  It is so hard to realize there are no more early am text messages or emails  no more 4pm Sunday phone calls.  There is a giant void in my heart Mom seemed to think she always took a back seat to Dad.  But she was always there to help us, give us strength hold us to a higher standard.  "We Struchen women are tough" she used to tell me when I was needing a listening ear.  "You can do it!" Mom was a tru…