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

  • From: Phil Lane <lane634@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 08:13:25 -0400

Sorry for you loss.  I never had the pleasure of meeting your brother, but
from the post he sounds like a good guy.

On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 8:13 PM, GC-RGS <gc-rgs@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>  We are really sorry to hear about your brother. You and Diane and the
> rest of your family are in our prayers.
> I had met him at 1 or 2 of the events and did his caches along HW63 and
> around Taos and Jeff.
> Rich and Charlotte.
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* Dan Henke <thunder_monk@xxxxxxxxx>
> *To:* geocaching <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> *Sent:* Thursday, April 09, 2009 6:16 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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