Gerald Edwin Minerich

6 May , 19349 September , 2019


To my dearly "Beloved" 46 family members and to my nearest and dearest friends, all of whom are still on "this" shore of the ("River of Life").

As God the Father has now called me, and I must leave you in this "cross over" to the other shore, this beautiful change....I shall truly adore.

As I look back across to your side of the river, here is my message - I wish to deliver.... "Why do you stand here at this place and weep, for I am not here, I do not sleep. I am a "Thousand Winds that blow", I am the "Diamond Glints" upon the snow.... I am the "sunlight" on ripened grain, and the very gentle, "Autumn rain" I am one of those stars up in the night, that "twinkle" - so very, very bright. When you awaken in the morning dawn, I am one of the "dewdrops" upon your lawn...." So to all I say - stand not there and "stop" from having cried.... for I am not here; I have "not" died.... I have merely crossed over to the other side....

Pray for me, - as I will pray for thee....

Private Family Inurnment under the "Johnny Doughboy" Statue for Veterans at the Washelli Cemetery (11111 Aurora Ave N. Seattle).

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Jana Begin

13 September 2019

My heart was broken the other day
As I said “good-bye” to my Daddy, Papa Jer...
Love, laughs, and precious memories are all we have..
The man that always wanted the best for me, always available for advice, a lways willing to help, encourage and push me to do my best.
Words cannot describe the sadness and emptiness I feel as a I face the future without you.
I know your dancing with them all but it doesn’t make it easier missing you and wanting to hear your voice, just ONE more time...
I love you Dad
You did it your way
And I am blessed your are my Daddy..

Joan Stansberry

13 September 2019

To my Daddy,
I little knew the day God was going to call your name.
In life I loved you dearly, In death I'll do the same.
It broke my heart to lose you but you didn’t go alone.
For part of me went with you the day God called you home.
May your love and laughter still be my daily guide,
And though I cannot see you
I pray you will always be by my side.
Our family chain is broken and nothing will be the same, but as God calls us one by one the chain will link again.
“Love you Big Daddy Jer”