Lost my best friend, buddy, the man who taught me everything I know, my Father.
Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 44
Like Tree80Likes

Thread: Lost my best friend, buddy, the man who taught me everything I know, my Father.



  1. #1
    Team 45/70 Big Buck Champ 2011 Wrangler
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    273
    Member #
    17614
    Thanked
    111 times

    Lost my best friend, buddy, the man who taught me everything I know, my Father.

    It's taken me a while to post this, my Dad past away November 29, 2013, the day after Thanksgiving. He was 84 years old. With the arrangements that had to be made when your last parent passes, along with the holidays, things have been a little difficult. We had a great Thanksgiving; he got to see or talk to everyone and stayed out till 10 PM. He passed away peacefully in a chair the next morning getting ready to go out for breakfast. He had a bad heart for 30 years and suffered with congestive heart failure the past 2 years. He was blessed with a long full life, with a loving family, and the Lord called him home very peacefully.

    My Dad made me the man I am today. He showed me through example how to be a good husband and father. He passed his strong faith in the Lord on to me and my sister. He taught me how to fish and hunt, and more importantly how to do it responsibly. He believed in harvesting game humanly, if you can't take with one shot you have no business shooting. Many people talked to me at his visitation and the thing that was repeated the most was that he was the nicest person they ever knew. Dad was not an important man in business, and he was not rich in earthy possessions. But he was rich in all the areas that really count, his faith, church, family, and many friends. I did not realize how many lives he had touch until I saw the people that showed up at his visitation, about 500!

    I am sorry for being so long winded but I loved this man so much I could go on and on. I have posted a few pics below so you can get to know him just a little.

    I miss you Pop, your buddy, Dave.


    Up in his tree stand.


    Hunting his stand.


    Relaxing in deer camp.


    Sucessful outing with Dad, my 3 kids, and me.


    Another hunt where all 3 kids scored!


    Fly fishing the Snake River.


    Trout fishing at Bennett Springs with Dad and my sister.


    Northern Ontario with Dad.



    Here's one for you Pop!

    Rest in Peace

    Jack Brueggeman, 1929 - 2013



    Thanks for reading.
    Dave



    Team 35 #136 - 1975 336, 1962 336 S.C.
    Team 30-30 #520 - 1950 336 S.C. Waffle Top, 1978 336 Texan, 1978 336, 1991 AW
    Team 39 #167 - 1945 39/39A
    Team 32 Special #81 - 1948 336 RC Waffle Top

  2. #2
    Marlin Fanatic
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Central Pennsylvania
    Posts
    15,990
    Member #
    26479
    Thanked
    64673 times
    Hey Dave,

    Sorry for your loss.

    From the pics, looks (as you describe) as your Father was "rich" in all the ways that matter.

    God Speed.

    Later, Mark
    djbrueg, granpa52, kybob and 1 others like this.
    Duty is the sublimest word in the English language. Every man should desire to do his duty, no man should desire to do less. Robert E Lee.

    Marlinitis Symptoms: More Daily!

    Active rescuer of Marlin Rifles, S&W revolvers, 1911's, Mil/Surplus rifles, shotguns.............

    Waiting to be banned....

  3. #3
    Contributing Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Western Mass
    Posts
    1,572
    Member #
    37425
    Thanked
    4705 times
    Prayers sent.
    djbrueg likes this.
    NRA Member
    GOAL Member
    45-70 Team Member #979
    35 REM Team Member #453
    30-30 Team Member #842
    "We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone"- Ronald Reagan-

  4. Remove Advertisements
    MarlinOwners.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Site Contributor Contributing Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    British Columbia
    Posts
    854
    Member #
    8004
    Thanked
    1220 times
    What a nice tribute you wrote about your Dad. My deepest sympathy for you, he must have been quite a guy but just remember, from what you've written, you must have been a tremendous son to him as well.
    granpa52 and djbrueg like this.
    If my wife asks....all guns cost five bucks and ammo is free !!!

  6. #5
    Gun Wizard
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Anchorage near Alaska
    Posts
    2,555
    Member #
    47037
    Thanked
    5347 times
    Nice tribute and great photos of a life well lived.
    msharley and djbrueg like this.
    "We who live in Alaska do not bear ill will to those who live in the Lower 48. Someone has to do it and we prefer it be you and not us." W.P.Thompson
    Team 45-70 #1094 Team Mauser #9 Team Winchester #89
    Marlin 45-70 customized for Alaska
    Thread Alaska Pictures random
    https://www.marlinowners.com/forum/ph...es-random.html

  7. #6
    Wrangler
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    478
    Member #
    10192
    Thanked
    235 times
    Thanks for posting this. Good that he passed peacefully surrounded by a loving family. Prayers sent for you and yours.
    djbrueg likes this.

  8. #7
    Sells Guns Don't Deliver Guns Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    West Coast
    Posts
    1,766
    Member #
    35481
    Thanked
    2136 times
    Cheers to you and your Pop!

    Thanks for sharing the tribute to him.

    Brocky
    djbrueg likes this.

  9. #8
    Marlin Marksman
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Nth Qld Australia
    Posts
    1,276
    Member #
    24610
    Thanked
    2506 times
    So sorry for your loss. Your Dad sounds/looks like a great man. I'm sure he will be remembered fondly and often.
    djbrueg likes this.
    Make sure the juice is worth the squeeze.

  10. #9
    Gun Wizard
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    2,368
    Member #
    29378
    Thanked
    4343 times
    A great tribute to your father. I know he would be proud of you. Prayers sent God Bless.
    djbrueg likes this.

  11. #10
    Site Contributor Extraordinaire & Team 444 Captain Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Olympia, WA
    Posts
    14,673
    Member #
    195
    Thanked
    5556 times
    Prayers Sent!!!!!
    djbrueg likes this.


    David (
    "Feo, Fuerte y Formal")
    CW3, US Army (Ret)
    09/26/1968-05/31/1990
    Vietnam Veteran - 2 Tours
    كافر. المسلحة. جاهزة
    Vulnerata, Fortis, Dignus Veterani


    Only two defining forces have ever died for you:
    1. Jesus Christ.
    2. The American Soldier, Sailor, Airman, Marine, & Coast Guardsman.
    One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.
    1Cross+3Nails=4Given


    Founder (Member# 1) of Team 444 Marlin®


Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New | Subscribed Threads

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Prayers for my friend and hunting buddy
    By CWT in forum Prayer Forum
    Replies: 47
    Last Post: 06-25-2014, 08:14 PM
  2. Lost my riding buddy
    By M700 in forum Motorcycles
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 05-16-2013, 10:16 AM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-07-2012, 05:06 PM
  4. Just lost an old hunting buddy.
    By 1948-336 in forum Marlin Members Support Group
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-31-2011, 09:20 PM
  5. Been three years since I lost my Hunting Buddy..
    By gunrunner in forum General Gun Related Off Topic Stuff
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 05-25-2010, 08:23 PM