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Monday, November 23, 2015

RIP Dad



Yesterday, our father, Stephen Bicigo Sr  (aka Wankel or Yooper) passed away.  Cancer had taken over his body these last few months and it was fast. 

We were there all morning doing projects for him and bringing him things he needed.  We left him all settled in on his couch to watch the Packer Game.  The Packers Won. And then Dad passed away. His good friend and nurse lady was there as he took his last breaths.  It was calm. 


Dad wanted to die in his log cabin in the woods.  He got his wish. 


We helped him build that cabin, log by log, board by board.



The last few years we had a bunch of projects to do,
and Dad did very well as a supervisor

After fixing the roof this last month, the family gathered in his famous garage to watch the Packer Game.

Yup, has a big beautiful log cabin,
but everyone gathers in the garage all the time....




Da Yoopers Garage





He will tell ya what to do
How to do it
or how you SHOULD have done it! 



Bye Dad, may there be log cabin garages in Heaven.
and Packer Games. 



The family is meeting today to make arrangements. 


31 comments:

  1. Very sorry to hear about your Dad. But it sounds like he had a great life and was doing exactly what he loved to do right to the very end.

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  2. Aw, nice pictures of your dad. So sorry for your loss. You were a great daughter!

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  3. Our condolences to all your family. It is hard to except and it will take time to ease the pain but he is at rest and no longer struggling with the pain. The best part is "He did it his way!"

    It's about time.

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  4. Sorry for your loss. Glad he got to enjoy his wonderful garage. Life will never be the same but you must go on. He will always live in the memories of all those who knew and loved him. Never, ever forget the good times with him.

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    1. Our condolences on the passing of your father. Prayers to the family.

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  5. Our deepest condolences on the passing of your Dad.

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  6. Prayers for you and your family at this time. You have so many wonderful memories to share!

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  7. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

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  8. I am so sorry, Karen. You have been a wonderful family for him, giving him love and support and letting him be exactly where he wanted to be. We should all be so lucky to have people like you to care for us in our last days. So very sorry for your loss. Take care of yourself, you have a lot on your plate.

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  9. so sorry for your loss prayers go out to you and your family. He looked like he was a great man living his life to the end the way he wanted to.

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  10. Sorry about the sadness that this brings but at least he is free from suffering further...

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  11. My sympathy and prayers to you and your family.

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  12. Sincere condolences to you and your family. Still and all, the Mayor of Youpperville got to go the way he wanted. May we all be so lucky.

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  13. I am so sorry to read about your Dad, he was a lucky man to have a great family to look after him. Wonderful he died on his own terms, exactly where he wanted to be.

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  14. I'm so sorry for your loss. But glad he got to go the way he wanted to--with a Packer WIN!

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  15. My Condolences Can't think of a better place to pass away. And his team won to boot.

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  16. so sorry for your loss. Looks like he lived his life to the best.

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  17. I offer my condolences to you and your family, but what a wonderful way to go - in the place that holds so many memories. He is at peace and pain-free at last, and I'm sure he will always be looking out for his loved ones.

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  18. My condolences to your entire family. May your dad RIP

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  19. Karen & Family - I am so sorry for your loss. But what a way to go, doing what he loves on his terms. Prayers of comfort for your family. Becki

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  20. So sorry Karen. I'm glad your Dad got to die where he wanted. That is a special thing that many don't get.

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  21. Karen - I've quietly followed your blog for several years, and you have happily shared your wonderful family with us all. Thank you for that. I'm so sorry for your loss....your Dad sounded like a great character, and it is obvious how much love there is in your family. As another poster said, he passed where he wanted, on his terms....good for him!

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  22. Your dad had control of his life and passing right up to the end, and was surrounded by his loving family. So many people lose that freedom. Your family should be commended. Hugs!

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  23. I'm so, so sorry for your loss. He lived in beautiful woods in a beautiful cabin - he was so lucky to live there and have such a wonderful family. Rest in Peace.

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  24. Karen, my sympathy goes to you and your family. You are all in my prayers.

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  25. I am sorry for your loss and hope you all are doing ok.

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