[GeoStL] Re: Sad News for the geocaching world and for Thunder_Monk

Dan,

Deepest condolences to you and your family for your loss from both myself and 
Jim. 

Sarah




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From: Dan Henke <thunder_monk@xxxxxxxxx>
To: geocaching <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, April 9, 2009 6:16:07 PM
Subject: [GeoStL] Sad News for the geocaching world and for Thunder_Monk


To all my friends in the geocaching world,
 
My brother Jim otherwise known as jim_geocacher passed away on Tuesday night. 
He was as far as we know in the peak of health (exercising everyday, lifting 
weights, eating nothing but organic foods and generally taking good care of 
himself) and yet at work Tuesday he got back from lunch and was going back to 
his machine (he worked in a factory in JC)...his coworkers say that he suddenly 
stiffened up and just collapsed...he could not be resusciatated. They worked on 
him for over an hour, shocking and doing CPR...all to no avail. My family and I 
all were at the hospital and sat with him for several hours before any of us 
could force ourselves to leave. Even though we knew he was gone we kept hoping 
that he would suddenly "wake up" and get off the table.
 
He enjoyed geocaching when he was into it full time and I believe several of 
you met him at some of the Jeff City and Columbia events from several years 
ago. He and I went several times together and it was always a blast.
 
GLENN: Jim still has 5 or 6 caches that are active in the JC area and if 
possible I would like to find people to adopt them but keep them in Jim's name 
to honor  his memory.
I will probably adopt the painted rock cache myself and try diligently to 
maintain it as a memorial to my brother.
 
I appreciate any help with the caches and I really do appreciate my geocaching 
friends more and more every  day...Have a great Easter and say a little prayer 
for my family if you are inclined to 
 
Thank you 
 
Dan "Thunder_Monk" Henke

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