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Leo J. Offerman (#47250593)
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Bio Photo As a newcomer to, I have found it very interesting and what a great way to remember loved ones. Look forward to memorializing as many of my relatives as I can.

It's kinda sad to walk through the cemeteries and see so many headstones with little or no inscription left, or the headstones have fallen over, are broken or completely gone. We need to record as much information as possible before it's gone forever.

I don't have a problem with you using any of the photos I take and post to your memorials for your other family history projects, just ask. If your going to use them for profit, then there is a problem.

It's amazing how a few people say that it's not about the number game when asked to have your relatives transfered to you and they refuse. If it's not so, then why don't they honor your request? I understood it's about helping others with their family history, but apparently that's no so !!!

When entering memorials, please check for correct dates and spelling of names to avoid creating duplicates...

Don't think of them as gone away
their journey's just begun
life holds so many facets
this earth is only one

Just think of them as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days or years

Think of how they must be wishing
that we could know today
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away

And think of them as living
in the hearts of those they touched
for nothing loved is ever lost
and they were loved so much !!!!

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Bob and Nan at Digital Magic Photography
United Cemeteries
There would be less confusion in some of these cemeteries would do as they did at the Tahoma Cemetery in Yakima, WA. It started out as a public cemetery and there were so many sections in the cemetery that did not belong to the city, that then they finally combined the cemeteries. So now the cemetery is in sections by group. There is even a section in the cemetery where an epidemic claimed lots of lives and people could not afford to bury the deceased (many were babies). They have burial markers, but no names. The way the cemetery is laid out is quite unique and there are over 55,000 people buried there. We started photographing the cemetery years ago and then were asked to find gravestones in the cemetery. We finally went to the cemetery office to try to locate people. Way back when, some families would purchase cemetery plots for the whole family, however never told anyone they did that and therefore, family members chose other cemeteries for burial. One family had one plot and it has never been used, but we found out that if you can prove your relationship to that family, you can be buried in that cemetery plot. There is a Catholic Cemetery right next door to the Tahoma Cemetery, however, it has a separate entrance and is divided by hedge rows to keep the two divided. Sometime in the future, I would not be surprised if the cemeteries actually get combined, but they would probably just incorporate the cemeteries and make the Catholic burials a section within the main cemetery. It is too bad they don't do that with with Cascade Cemetery that so many people get confused about what that cemetery entails.

Hopefully, someone will do what is necessary within that community to settle the issue correctly.

Added by Bob and Nan at Digital Ma... on Oct 18, 2015 1:45 PM
Bob and Nan at Digital Magic Photography
Rosemary Strang 27029528
She has also been eliminated from the incorrect cemetery..

Birth: Jun. 7, 1927
Death: Apr. 3, 2010 [Edit Dates]

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Thomas A. Strang (1926 - 2015)*

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Cascade Community Cemetery
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA [Add Plot]

Added by Bob and Nan at Digital Ma... on Oct 17, 2015 10:35 AM
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Thomas Strang
Find A Grave memorial #150862498

Added by Bob and Nan at Digital Ma... on Oct 17, 2015 10:32 AM
Bob and Nan at Digital Magic Photography
Thomas Strang
These cemeteries are confusing to say the least. Will you add the following information to his gravesite in the correct cemetery I have posted a photo and it appears that his wife is deceased too, so you can use the photo for her new page too. I have deleted them from the incorrect cemetery.

Birth: Dec. 31, 1926
Dubuque County
Iowa, USA
Death: Aug. 16, 2015
Cedar Rapids
Linn County
Iowa, USA [Edit Dates]

Korean Veteran
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Rosemary A. Vorwald Strang (1927 - 2010)

If you have questions, please contact me.

Added by Bob and Nan at Digital Ma... on Oct 17, 2015 10:30 AM
Lisa Trimble
Frances J Downer Wales
Thank you for the photo.
Added by Lisa Trimble on Oct 11, 2015 10:28 AM
G Peterson
Thank you for adding a piece to my puzzle.
Added by G Peterson on Sep 20, 2015 7:35 PM
Bob Orr
RE: Charles Lambert
Leo - I can't find it in Oakwood Cem.
Added by Bob Orr on Sep 17, 2015 12:40 PM
Bob Orr
RE: Charles Lambert
Added by Bob Orr on Sep 17, 2015 12:38 PM
Bob Orr
RE: Charles Lambert
Leo - The request is for a Charles Sherman Lambert (1926-1926) - is this the same one you were talking about? Thanks!
Added by Bob Orr on Sep 17, 2015 12:08 PM
The Pealers
RE: Photos
I am guessing that you are referring to when you have added a perfectly good picture of a tombstone, only to have someone else post a duplicate photo of the same quality to the memorial. If this is what you mean, then yes - isn't it lovely when they do that. I seem to have that problem quite often. I especially find it annoying when it's a relative's memorial and I have other pictures that I would like to add, but then don't have room because of their duplicate picture. And yet some of those members don't see this as inflating their numbers... go figure.
Added by The Pealers on Sep 16, 2015 9:28 PM
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