April and Kevin in Kuna Yala, the northeast coast of Panamá

Monday, December 3, 2007

My Grandpa Dierks - Final update

I am very sad to pass along the news that my Grandfather, Paul Dierks, lost his battle with lung cancer on December 1st, 2007.

He lived every moment of his more than 80 years with virve. He always had a ready smile and joke to share. I was lucky enought to have two grandfathers who both showed in thier actions that it is a good thing to have fun regularly. As a long time and highly decorated member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Grandpa Dierks aslo modeled a life of generosity and service to others which I strive to emulate in my own (non-moose) way. He also clearly loved my grandmother, I can only hope to have 59 years of happiness like they did. He will be greatly missed by our entire family.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make his last months more bright and interesting through cards and notes. He truely enjoyed the mail and your kind words. Please help me honor his memory from affar by hugging or calling a loved one today.

3 comments:

korikeck said...

His zest for life will be missed. You speak a wonderful tribute. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

April Cropper said...

Thanks lady. Good to talk to you the other night.

prdierks said...

Thank you April for those very wonderul words. Your Grandpa was very proud of you.