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Connie Lou (#47653322)
 member for 2 years, 5 months, 6 days
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Bio Photo I signed up to take photo requests in Whiteside County, ILLINOIS but caught the bug to dig further into my own family. Spending more time in Winnebago County to revisit my childhood but finding my roots are more in German Valley in Ogle County on my dad's side and Granby, Quebec, Canada on my mom's side. Check out my virtual cemeteries and if you have any info, shoot me a line. Happy Linking!

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Remembering F.A.G. colleague, Ellen Kennedy. I did not know Ellen personally but have seen her presence on many memorials in our local area. May God hold her and her family in the palm of his hand.
Ellen Kennedy

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Remembering my cousin and fallen graver, Gary Boomgaarden, who passed away on January 3, 2013 at the age of 61. We had just found each other the previous year when I messaged him one late night after repeatedly seeing STEAMERFAN on all of my relatives memorials. As it turns out, we share the same great-great-grandparents. I am so sorry I was not ever able to meet him in person but so glad we did meet up through F.A.G. Since being a member, he added 16,951 memorials. Thank you Gary for all of your contributions here!!!! We will all miss you ~ I will miss you! ღ
Gary Boomgaarden

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Thanks to Loren Carlson, who is not only from my home town, but has created many of the memorials for my relatives and has graciously transferred them to me when requested, starting with my brother's memorial. Thank you Loren for answering all of my questions. Second is Gary Boomgaarden aka Steamerfan. He was a great resource for learning more of our family history on my dad's side, and obtaining the Boomgaarden (with two AA's) book. And thank you D. Frederick Birely for teaching me to make my memorials more in depth than just slapping up names and dates. Thank you Dale!

Happy Spring 2014 everyone!!!! Snow is melting, it is warming up, and I have already trekked to the cemetery a few times for photo requests. Yay! They sure have built up over the winter.

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." - Anatole France
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 • 2,707 Memorials Added
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 • 432 Volunteer Photos Taken
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 • 26 Virtual Cemeteries
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00.1 Parents (2)
00.2 Siblings (3)
00.3 Grandparents (5)
00.4 Aunts & Uncles (10)
00.45 Inlaws (3)
00.5 Furry Family & Other... (8)
00.6 Remembered (33)
00.65 Farm Related Accide... (21)
00.7 Coworkers (24)
00.8 Winnebago High Schoo... (17)
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Messages left for Connie Lou (339)[Leave Message]
Grace V Reemtsma
Hey, Connie Lou! I guess I missed the notice about this pic, sent 9 days ago... Thanks so much for taking care of it.
Added by Carole on Apr 09, 2014 3:05 PM
Denise C
RE: Mary Lou Mueller
You are most welcome. I was happy to do it.
Added by Denise C on Apr 02, 2014 9:28 PM
Karen Hedrick
Hedrick's at Coloma
Thank you for the photos of Roger, Trudy & Jeanene Hedrick's gravestones; I appreciate them very much.
Added by Karen Hedrick on Apr 01, 2014 2:34 PM
Harold Herbig
Hello Connie,
I am very grateful for the photo of Harold Herbig's headstone. Thanks for all of your generous volunteer work!

The best to you,
Added by Corinne on Mar 30, 2014 10:11 PM
Hey, Connie Lou, Thanks so much for the photo. You've helped me out in the past, so thanks again for all you do for Find A Grave.
Added by Carole on Mar 30, 2014 5:41 PM
R Dobratz
John Hogan
Connie Lou,
Thanks for signing the petition for John Hogan's murderer to be kept in prison. John was a friend of mine.
Roegeina Dobratz
Added by R Dobratz on Mar 28, 2014 9:11 PM
A Girl Who Loves Genealogy
I had a good chuckle!
Must be UP and

What would happen when WE die...come to think of it!

Will be glad when Find A Grave gives us the option of adding bio and doing links...would make life much easier I would say!

Do hope all is well on your side of the world!
Added by A Girl Who Loves Genealog... on Mar 26, 2014 4:21 PM
A Girl Who Loves Genealogy
Hi there Connie
Have you heard anything from Chester who appears to be inactive. Let me know. Thanks!
Added by A Girl Who Loves Genealog... on Mar 26, 2014 10:03 AM
April Friestad
Re: Marguerite Popp
AND the photo, I just saw it!! Thanks so much!
Added by April Friestad on Mar 23, 2014 4:32 PM
April Friestad
Marguerite Popp
Thank you for the obituary!
Added by April Friestad on Mar 23, 2014 4:30 PM
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