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Cindy (Nekvasil) Hester (#46889883)
 member for 14 years, 6 months, 11 days
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Bio Photo Hello,I have been researching my families: NEKVASIL, JANUCHOWSKI, JARKA, JORGENSEN AND HESTER for over 30 years and am ecstatic to add my information to Find A Grave. My husband, Mike is pictured in the Find a Grave Scrapbook under Free Stickers (6th picture down) since HIS job is "finding graves". He works for the local burial vault company: CALUMET WILBERT VAULT CO. of Gary, Indiana.

We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that some how they know and approve.

Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In finding them, we some how find ourselves. How many graves have I
stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us." How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up,their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.

It goes to deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us.

It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth,without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do.

With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family story tellers.

That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.

(unknown author)

Feel free to use any pictures or information I have added to any memorial. And HEY! send me a note that you did. Love hearing from fellow "gravers" And PLEASE remember this is not a game of numbers.,its a LABOR OF LOVE FOR OTHERS. If you have any questions, inquiries or concerns, JUST ASK!! I will try to help as many living AND non-living as I can.
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Jackie & Ralph
We will post her tombstone picture as soon as it is engraved and we'll update the picture on her husbands memorial.
Thanks for letting us know that she passed away.
Added by Jackie & Ralph on Jun 29, 2015 7:59 PM
Judy Llamas
Richard Bailey
Many, many thanks, Cindy, for posting the yearbook photo of Richard and for sending along a list of his activities. If you have this yearbook, maybe you can add to other memorials - and maybe you already have. What a wonderful thing you are doing!
Added by Judy Llamas on Jun 27, 2015 4:35 AM
Thomas Clark
Thank you so much. Have a great summer.

Added by Thomas Clark on Jun 26, 2015 9:50 PM
RE: Sister Henrice
I am looking for a grave for Sr. Henrice Kampwerth at the same cemetery.

She died in 1971.
Added by Marc on Jun 25, 2015 7:47 AM
M. King
You are most welcome.
Added by M. King on Jun 24, 2015 10:34 PM
RE: gail kirk
I just want say THANK YOU!! for what you do on find a grave.
Added by Anonymous on Jun 17, 2015 10:26 AM
Dave Holle
Mary A (Wells) Peck
Thank you for the transfer. Please check her new updates. #108409326. You are a Saint.
Dave Holle, Racine Wisconsin
Added by Dave Holle on Apr 30, 2015 8:15 PM
Mary Pahs
Stanley Puszczewicz
He was born in Poland. Lived in Michigan City, IN where he married Pauline Tomaszewski. They had 3 children, 2 daughters, Teresa, Evelyn, & 1 son Norman. Teresa died in 1941 Evelyn died in 2009, & Norm died in 2007. Evelyn married Henry Pahs Jr.& Norm married Norma Phillips. After passing, Stanley was buried in Michigan City, IN. By 1932 he had legally changed his name to Pasky.
Added by Mary Pahs on Apr 27, 2015 1:50 PM
Maredia Haddock
In Appreciation.
Thanks for the transfer. I accidently clicked on your profile page. I am so glad I did. That is a lovely article and so expresses how most of us FAGers feel. It is truly a labor of love!
Added by Maredia Haddock on Apr 16, 2015 10:12 AM
country jeeper
Mary Jane
Thank you for the transfer!
Added by country jeeper on Apr 11, 2015 5:53 AM
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