Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Grandpa Harke

As if life wasn't crazy enough last week (work starting, an earthquake, Irene), there was an even more sad event.  My mom's father passed away overnight last Monday.  He had been in a rehab center after falling and injuring his leg badly, and was doing fine.  But Monday afternoon, he became very spacey and unresponsive, and died in his sleep later. 
The funeral was a great tribute to his life.  The service was held in the same church that he attended his whole life, and where his father was once a Pastor.  Because my grandpa had served in the Army during World War 2, he was given a military service at the graveside. That was one of the most touching events I have ever been a part of.  The men who were there to honor him had a quite a bit of "fruit salad" (the decoration for honors they had received).  It was such an honor to witness that, and to thank my grandpa for his life, and service to our country.  I find peace knowing that he is now with the Lord, in perfect health and spirit. 

1 comment:

  1. What a sweet picture of you and your grandfather. Love your post. Very tender. Sounds like it was a nice service.