Keeping the memory and information about our family members alive should be our goal. Unless one makes some major contribution in our lifetime, most of the information about us is known within our own family and after several generations, the information fades and then it is gone! Find A Grave used to be an excellent site, for the past 17 years, but that has all changed with the new management. So sad with all of the many thousands of hours many of us have spent creating memorials and adding photos!
November 2001: Since this is Find-A-Grave and I am still alive, I wanted to leave a message for current and future readers about my grave location. I have just purchased space for my mortal remains in an older community mausoleum.
Old Mission Mausoleum construction began in 1918 and completed in 1954 with the addition of the fourth and final unit. The construction resulted in a total expenditure of more than one million dollars. I have researched the history of this structure and its builder of 36 years. The information along with photos can be viewed online.
May 2009: I have just received word from the United States Department of the Interior, that my application to have the Old Mission Mausoleum placed on the National Register of Historic Places has been approved!
May 2017: I find it hard to write something about myself, but since I am one of those persons who never made a major contribution to the world, I will leave a short review. I have been married to the same wonderful lady for 50 years. We have two great sons, Todd and Brett, and one fabulous grandson, Tyler. My working life was spent with the Wichita Public School system (1965-1996), first as a secondary science teacher and then as a secondary building administrator. My wife and I now spend our time traveling and just enjoying our leisure time. Good luck in your research with your family history.
Last updated: November 2017, if this is out of date by six months, just look for me here: Future Resting Location
Find A Grave, County Keeper for Sedgwick County Cemeteries