Tribute by KC7YYB.
Dear Fellow Mike and Keyers,
Today is a sad day indeed, because we have lost another
faithful friend and unsung hero of our club.
There were many people in our club that benefitted
from this silent servant.
Early in the mornings of our meetings, he'd trek to the
local doughnut provider and bring them back for all to enjoy.
He'd even pick out selections for those who expressed a liking
for a special kind. Then he'd get that all important companion
of early risers - coffee going in the big urn. He even started
to provide Decaf for those of us who had kicked the caffine habit.
He generally always refused help getting things cleaned up and
put away, until in just the last couple of years, when he finally
admitted to "getting tired" and relinquished the task to others.
For years he was the stalwart fleamarket honcho of the pallet crew.
He and Nils ran a tight ship and received many vendor compliments.
They made a good team of workers making sure there were plenty of
pallets, and they even came up with color coding for upper and lower
These guys were friends, neighbors, and fellow club members who
did much to further the cause of ham radio.
Frank Krieger will be missed! He was a quiet and gentle man
who did many things unnoticed, such as being a liason with
the Salvation Army.
He lost his wife to illness about 8 yrs ago, and it just seemed
to take some of the steam out of Frank, although he still tried
to keep up some semblance of normal life by going to coffee on
Mon, Wed, and Fri at what used to be Sophia's and is now Galliano's.
He was pretty regular with his attendance, but he didn't always
stay very long. He'd often leave quietly, with some not even
noticing that he'd left, to say "Good-bye".
We often take for granted our friends and companions and let them
walk in and out of our lives without really taking the time to
acknowlege them. Let this be a wake up call for all of us to make
sure the important people in our lives, KNOW that they ARE important
to us, and if they'd leave, we'd MISS them!