Today we are heading to Minnesota for the funeral of Uncle Manfred. His passing was quick and unexpected. He went from diagnosis to Heaven in 7 days.
My husband, Michael, was the ring-bearer when Manfred married Vicky. So it only seemed fitting for him to be Michael’s best man.
Manfred’s only concern in his last days was his family because he knew that his place in heaven had already been prepared.
His daughter, Bethany, had this to say:
Thank you all so much for the love you have shown for me and my family.
For those of you who knew my dad know that he hated getting dressed up. Flannel shirts, bib overalls and a seed corn hat were what he considered the perfect attire. We are asking in his honor if you attend his funeral or visitation or just next Saturday if you would please wear jeans and a flannel shirt. Dad loved new soft flannel shirts. He’d even keep the tags on so everyone would know it was new…he had a great sense of humor. Oh Dad, you will be missed by so many. I never realized how many lives you truly touched.
A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous. – Proverbs 13:22 NIV
Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. – Romans 12:1 NIV