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Karen Barchalk (#47170095)
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Bio Photo I live in Southwest Michigan along Lake Michigan. I had an uncle, who I only met one time, who died in Alaska in 1958. The family had never seen where he was buried. I emailed the sexton and he was great. He sent back pictures of the headstone, and views of the cemetery from each direction. That was something we thought we would never see. It really touched my Dad.
I appreciated the time the sexton took to help me and now I hope to help other families. I also just enjoy the peacefulness of walking with the essence of so many lives.
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Sherlocks Cousin
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 17443010
Thanks Karen and for all you do on Findagrave
Added by Sherlocks Cousin on Oct 08, 2016 11:28 AM
Sherlocks Cousin
Find A Grave Memorial# 17443010
Please delete your duplicate photos of Mary's broken marker There is a readable full headstone photo posted in 2004. This will leave additional room should family members have additional photos to add. I do thank you.
Added by Sherlocks Cousin on Oct 07, 2016 7:28 PM
Norman Pagel 42041590
Karen, sometime ago you uploaded (4) photo's of markers for Norman Pagel, however they are really for his parents buried near by. Norman (who was my Uncle) never has had a monument, although he is buried by his parents Anna and Paul. Last week his wife passed away and she will be buried next to him. I'm assuming the family will then place a flat marker for both of them. Only you can delete these photo's, his parents already have photo's of their markers. Could you take the time to delete all four of the photo's and once the new marker is placed, I will arrange to have a photo taken.

Thank you so much in advance,

Robert Rogers
Added by RobtRogers on Apr 19, 2016 2:09 PM
Penn Yan Cemetery
Thank you so much for the Puterbaugh photos. They are beautiful!
Added by Fred on Aug 10, 2011 12:24 PM
Leah Hubbard
Penn Yan Cemetery
I think I just sent you a message to someone else, so hopefully this will get done before it gets deleted. J Puterbaugh, birth/death dates unk. You posted 3 military pics of headstone on this memorial. They belong to Jeremiah Puterbaugh 1841-1917. Could you please transfer these to Jeremiah as I am asking the creator of J Puterbaugh to delete his entry as it is a duplicate. Thanks a bunch.

Added by Leah Hubbard on Aug 08, 2011 8:07 AM
Janet Stoddard
Morning Karen...
Our Family thanks you for the time you have given to make sure we get our pictures of the headstone we are unable to get...
Thanks again for all your time....
The Stoddard Family...

" Karen really goes miles for people "
Added by Janet Stoddard on Apr 13, 2011 8:10 AM
Janet Stoddard
Martin Stoddard
Karen thanks again for your help...
Love the picture of my great Uncle you have posted..
Thanks again for the time you have given me...
Added by Janet Stoddard on Apr 12, 2011 7:39 AM
J. S. H.
Mary E. Pierson
Thank you so much for taking a picture of her stone for me!

Did you by chance photograph any of the other Piersons near her?
Added by J. S. H. on Mar 19, 2011 10:01 AM
Jacob Puterbaugh
Thank you so much for the photo! Keep up the good work. You help so many people in search of their family. I hope 2011 treats you very well!! MM Duncan
Added by Fred on Jan 17, 2011 12:31 AM
Janet Stoddard
Karen..Just a note the let you know several Stoddard family members dream came true, we
were able to come back to Michigan and see the
headstone in person of all the Stoddard headstone pictures you took for us...Thanks..
Janet Stoddard and Family Members...
Added by Janet Stoddard on Oct 28, 2010 8:59 AM
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