Thursday, November 17, 2005
We have learned from family in Germany that Kurt Klingbeil, Markus's father and Ellie's grandfather (with us on our wedding day in the picture above), has passed away. This afternoon, Markus boarded a plane for Cologne. Unfortunately, Ellie and Jennifer could not join him (no passport or birth certificate for Ellie yet). Although Kurt has had numerous health issues over the past few years, he had been doing relatively well lately, and his death was unexpected. Kurt had a good and generous heart, and he will be missed. Take this opportunity to check in on friends and family, and let them know you care. If you're the praying kind, please keep Markus, his sister Ulla and his extended family in your prayers. Thank you!