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Juanita Lestikow, Charter Member of Freeport IL show


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Old 04-14-2013, 12:51:18 PM
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Default Juanita Lestikow, Charter Member of Freeport IL show

Got a phone call this morning telling me that my Mother, Juanita Lestikow, died over night after a long battle with cancer.

With my Dad starting the Stephenson Sounty Antique Engine Club in Freeport Illinois, Mom was one of the Charter Members, and put in a lot of long hard hours in the early years of the club/show, working in the office for several years along with working with a group of other ladies making Thousands of Pounds of BBQ and making souvenirs & novelty items that were sold by the club over the years, among other activities.

I don't recall her ever traveling around to many other shows with Dad, so I doubt many of you on here would have known her, but I wanted to post a Memorial on here for her for those that did.

With all of my kidney stones (and other) problems limiting my travel, dealing with constant pain and never knowing when they will move and dig in causing even more blockage & pain, I hadn't been able to get down to see her at all the last few years. I was hoping to be able to make the trip sometime this summer, but I guess it's too late for that now. The last couple days I have been relatively pain free myself for the first time in many many months, but, I wasn't home yesterday to get the call that she had taken another turn for the worst. My Dad and two sisters were with her when she went though.

I've never been one to show any emotions, but I have to say, after getting the phone call this morning, it has hit me pretty hard once in a while and likely will some more in the days to come.



Craig here........there is another thread there........don't want you to miss it...... ;) ...... http://www.smokstak.com/forum/showthread.php?t=118671
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:24:18 PM
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Default Re: Juanita Lestikow, Charter Member of Freeport IL show

Sincere sympathy at the loss of your Mother. It is hard to lose a parent, but they will always be with you.

Beth
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:07:32 PM
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Default Re: Juanita Lestikow, Charter Member of Freeport IL show

You have my deepest sympathies. I know it hurts that you could not get there lately but cling to the good memories and in time they will become stronger than the sad ones. My prayers are with you and your family in this time of need. Bill K
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:17:21 PM
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Default Re: Juanita Lestikow, Charter Member of Freeport IL show

Thank You both.

I just logged back on and read your replies as best I could. it just suddenly hit me harder than it has yet till now. I may or may not be on here for a while as I sort things out, but Thank You again for your thought.

I gotta go now
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:25:54 PM
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Default Re: Juanita Lestikow, Charter Member of Freeport IL show

I just logged in found this...... :(

My sympathy to you and your family.
I rue the day when I will have to deal with the loss of my 80 year old Mom........
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:31:40 PM
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Default Re: Juanita Lestikow, Charter Member of Freeport IL show

With deepest sympathies, We lost mother 20 years ago and still never a day goes by without thinking of her. Will keep you in out prayers and thoughts. The Wurth Family
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:38:42 PM
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Default Re: Juanita Lestikow, Charter Member of Freeport IL show

Otto-Sawyer,
Very sorry to hear of your mother's passing.
As a fellow traveller in the Smokstak family, I wish you and yours all the best in the days to come.
Keep her memory with you always.
Rick M.
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:00:02 PM
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Default Re: Juanita Lestikow, Charter Member of Freeport IL show

I send my depest sympathies Otto. My heart goes out to you and your family my brother.

My 91 year old mother is only three miles away and I don't seem to get over there to visit her often enough.


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I just logged back on and read your replies as best I could. it just suddenly hit me harder than it has yet till now. I may or may not be on here for a while as I sort things out, but Thank You again for your thought.

I gotta go now


Take all the time you need... we'll leave a light on for you.


Alan
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:10:34 PM
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Default Re: Juanita Lestikow, Charter Member of Freeport IL show

Sorry to hear, keep your chin up.
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:07:27 PM
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Default Re: Juanita Lestikow, Charter Member of Freeport IL show

Very, very sorry, Otto. Come talk to us when you can. Take care of yourself first. We'll wait.
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:32:00 PM
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Default Re: Juanita Lestikow, Charter Member of Freeport IL show

Otto So sorry to hear! Take care.Our thoughts are with you and your family. Bob
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:46:42 PM
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Default Re: Juanita Lestikow, Charter Member of Freeport IL show

Sorry to hear about this Otto, she sounds like a great person, and she was clearly a wonderful mom.
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:52:22 PM
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Default Re: Juanita Lestikow, Charter Member of Freeport IL show

My deepest sympathies Otto.

Mom's are dearest to our hearts ... keep her there with you.
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:12:58 PM
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Default Re: Juanita Lestikow, Charter Member of Freeport IL show

Otto:

It hurts a lot when you lose your parents. You sorta feel like an orphan.

But ...... you get over it.

I feel for you.
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:54:28 PM
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Default Re: Juanita Lestikow, Charter Member of Freeport IL show

Otto
Sorry for your loss, I know how you feel, I lost my dad last week and my mom 26 years ago.
Best Wishes to you
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:09:27 PM
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Default Re: Juanita Lestikow, Charter Member of Freeport IL show

In sorrow, we mourn those lost. In gratitude, we embrace those around us. In sympathy, we reach out to those who grieve. Sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom.

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Old 04-14-2013, 07:14:53 PM
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Default Re: Juanita Lestikow, Charter Member of Freeport IL show

OTTO I understand about the no travel due to pain. I missed my brothers service in Florida. Because I am unable to travel. Sorry to hear the news. Come back when you feel like it or need to talk.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:08:59 PM
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Default Re: Juanita Lestikow, Charter Member of Freeport IL show

Just logged on again to check in once, and thought I was going to get through this.....

Made it about halfway down the page.

Thank You all for your thoughts and comments.

And James.... Sorry to hear about your Father passing.

I see there's another thread I need to check out if I can make it through it, and then I need to shut down for the night.

Thank you all again.

Alan.

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Old 04-15-2013, 12:04:29 AM
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Default Re: Juanita Lestikow, Charter Member of Freeport IL show

Alan;
You have my sympathy. You will remember your mother for the good and special person she was. She is living on in you and you will do her proud. I have missed both of your parents since they moved away. Give my sympathy to your Dad, Larry.
I'll look forward to your interesting and varied comments and ideas on Smokstak as you feel ready to continue them.
I lost my parents 36 and 47 years ago. They live on in my thoughts and actions. Dad when I look at the sky, especially through the telescope he encouraged me to build, the career he inspired me to pursue and the machinery we have always enjoyed together. Mother in the careful attention she gave when teaching us and when we work planting trees and improving on the old farm, as we all did together, which she cared for so much as eight generations before have done.
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God bless you and your family
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