A veteran friend of mine who I met on the Internet about nine years ago, passed away on October 8th. I just received the news tonight. Linda, Elmer's daughter, had difficulty contacting me. She finally got my email addy from a mutual friend who lives in Arkansas.
My husband and I was honored to have met Elmer and his family at their home in Cinncinnati, Ohio in the summer of 2005. We were treated like royalty. Elmer had many stories to tell of his adventures in both WWII and as a truck driver. He had a keen sense of humor which continued when he became bedridden. Elmer loved the computer and made many online friends in his retirement years.
Please visit the Elmer Ake Homepage and leave a message of condolence in the guestbook.
You can read Elmer's Obituary HERE
Elmer was 82 years old. He leaves behind his wife, Betty, daughter, Linda and several brothers and sisters. He served in WWII as an army medic and sergeant. After his retirement as a truck driver for Kroger, Elmer wrote poetry about his WWII experiences. If you'd like to see some of his awards and read his poetry, please follow the link above to the Elmer Ake Homepage.
Elmer, you will be missed and never forgotten. You blessed me in a special way.
This candle burns in memory of my dear friend, Elmer.