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Freeper Westlander Has Died
family | March 13, 2010 | grellis

Posted on 03/13/2010 8:34:06 PM PST by grellis

I just received the very sad news that Michigan freeper Westlander has lost his battle with cancer. Joe died on March 4.

I cannot express well enough how much I will miss Joe. His loss will be felt throughout the whole forum, and especially by those of us here in Michigan who have come to know him so well the last six years. The mitten board will not be the same without him.

My thoughts and prayers are with Joe's wife, Pat, and his friends and family. May God bring them comfort in their time of need.

Godspeed, Joe.


TOPICS: Announcements; Free Republic; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: freeper; michigan; restinpeace; rip; westlander
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To: grellis

Prayers sent.


101 posted on 03/14/2010 10:43:13 AM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123 and Westlander)
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To: grellis

May Joe rest in peace, and may his family be consoled by the Love of God.


102 posted on 03/14/2010 10:55:26 AM PDT by Palladin (New toy for Congress: Tickle-Me Massa.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Eterneal rest grant unto them, O Lord.

May they rest in peace. Amen.


103 posted on 03/14/2010 11:01:18 AM PDT by Palladin (New toy for Congress: Tickle-Me Massa.)
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To: grellis; Westlander; Springman; SunkenCiv
Condolences to his family and FRiends.
Westlander is now in a better place.
He will be missed.

His last post....


Why you are glad you are not in France-Obama & parades during the 126th edition of the Nice Carnival

February-13-10 10:42:50 PM · 22 of 36
Westlander to JoeProBono

WWJWT ? (what would john wayne think)

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104 posted on 03/14/2010 11:29:42 AM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: grellis

Just got back from NYC so sorry to hear this will be dearly missed!


105 posted on 03/14/2010 11:30:11 AM PDT by restornu (The Gospel is here to comfort the afflicted and to afflict the comfortable)
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To: grellis

Thanks grellis.


106 posted on 03/14/2010 1:37:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("WWJWT ? (what would john wayne think)" [Westlander, 2/13/2010])
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To: grellis

Prayers lifted.


107 posted on 03/14/2010 1:41:53 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Too Many, too young.

Prayers


108 posted on 03/14/2010 1:48:11 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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To: Westlander

Condolences to all Westlander’s friends and family. He is missed.


109 posted on 03/14/2010 1:50:06 PM PDT by amom (Proud Blue Star Mom of a US Army tanker)
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To: TASMANIANRED
Too many, too young.

I couldn't agree more. *sigh*

110 posted on 03/14/2010 1:51:50 PM PDT by amom (Proud Blue Star Mom of a US Army tanker)
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To: fanfan

Thanks fanfan.


111 posted on 03/14/2010 1:56:20 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://themagicnegro.com/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Your welcome.


112 posted on 03/14/2010 2:16:36 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: grellis

Prayers for Joe and family.

RIP


113 posted on 03/14/2010 2:32:37 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: grellis

Prayers for a glorious homecoming for Westlander and comfort and strength for his family.


114 posted on 03/14/2010 2:35:26 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: grellis

Until we meet again in Heaven, he is at peace at last.
Prayers for his beloved family during their time of grief, and for the dear friends he left behind.


115 posted on 03/14/2010 4:21:03 PM PDT by tajgirvan (My Heroes wear Combat Boots! Please Pray for our Troops, the Finest and the Best!)
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To: grellis

[Peter @ the gates] make way... make way! FREEPER COMING HOME

rest well friend, we’ll continue the fight


116 posted on 03/14/2010 4:34:01 PM PDT by sten
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To: grellis; Westlander
Rest in Peace, Westlander.

Nam Vet

117 posted on 03/14/2010 4:38:35 PM PDT by Nam Vet (Inuendo IS NOT an Italian suppository.)
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To: grellis; Westlander

WOW! Thanks for the ping/post, grellis.

Condolences to Joe’s wife Pat and the remainder of his family and friends. I talked with Joe on occasion through Private Reply and we sometimes talked about getting together over the years...but...:(

...an OUTSTANDING FReeper and extraordinary at keeping us informed on the state board...:(

...I noticed he hadn’t been posting much lately on the state board but hadn’t a clue anything was wrong with Joe...:(

...one of the finest members of this forum I’ve ever had the pleasure of taking to...:(

...you will be missed, Joe. I miss you...:(

...Sheesh...:(

...R.I.P. FRiend...

...love :)


118 posted on 03/14/2010 4:57:24 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: grellis

Please pass along my prayers to the Westlander family. John Donne said that when one of dies, the whole is affected. That is especially true when the one has stood for justice, righteousness and truth. Yes, all of Free Republic is affected by this death and we mourn along with the family who knew and loved him best.


119 posted on 03/14/2010 6:17:54 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: grellis
Prayers onto the family and friends of Westlander.

May they rejoice in his life.

120 posted on 03/14/2010 6:25:36 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: grellis

Heavenly Father, please bless his loved ones with comfort and peace. In Jesus’ Holy Name, Amen


121 posted on 03/14/2010 7:53:49 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: PGalt

Ditto everything you posted. I still can’t believe it.


122 posted on 03/14/2010 8:19:36 PM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Don’t see him there yet.


123 posted on 03/14/2010 11:23:35 PM PDT by Just Lori (I used to be a democrat. Now, I'm an American.)
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To: grellis

Goodbye Westlander. Sleep with God.


124 posted on 03/15/2010 5:29:49 AM PDT by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: grellis
A little part of Free Republic has died.

RIP

125 posted on 03/15/2010 8:20:37 AM PDT by mckenzie7 (Democrats = Trough Sloppers!)
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To: Jim Robinson

Sad ping.


126 posted on 03/15/2010 4:45:12 PM PDT by Springman (Rest In Peace YaYa123 and Westlander)
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To: grellis

RIP, Westlander.

Prayers for the family.


127 posted on 03/15/2010 6:40:24 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: grellis

Thanks for the thread so we can honor this good man.

RIP dear FReeper FRiend. Thank you for your work for the republic!


128 posted on 03/15/2010 11:37:31 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is...Tell the storm how big your God is!)
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To: grellis; All

I’m so sorry. Prayers for his family and loved ones.

We’ve posted his name to our Memorial Wall:

http://www.freerepublic.com/memorial/memorial.htm


129 posted on 03/16/2010 6:43:29 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
Just a quick note to let you all know that Joe has been added to the memorial wall. Thanks, Jim.

http://www.freerepublic.com/memorial/memorial.htm

130 posted on 03/16/2010 9:36:42 PM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: Jim Robinson; Westlander

Thanks very much, Jim.

R.I.P. Joe

love


131 posted on 03/17/2010 8:42:54 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: grellis

God bless and keep him.


132 posted on 03/17/2010 1:58:14 PM PDT by steve8714 (If Lindsay Graham is a conservative, I am not..)
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To: grellis

He always had great posts. He will be missed.


133 posted on 03/17/2010 3:17:51 PM PDT by del4hope (Our nation has become an alcoholic, drunk on pubic assistance.)
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To: grellis

I am saddened to hear that. Please join my prayers for him and his family.


134 posted on 03/17/2010 3:23:01 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Jim Robinson; grellis
This is MrsWestlander. I have read each and every one of your posts.I printed the pages to put in his memorial book. I have cried reading them and I thank each and every one of you for taking the time to post. I have stood reading over his shoulder so many times when he would say, “Come here, you have GOT to read this”, that I am familiar with many of your names. Joe had opinions, and values and he loved Free Republic for giving him the opportunity to have a voice. He would be humbled at many of your comments, and to other posters, he would get a kick out of your appreciation of his snarky sense of humor. [WWJWT] what would John Wayne think. ...his last post.
Thank you for putting him on your Memorial Wall. This was a heartwarming experience, I an glad I contacted Grellis, who got the ball rolling, when I didn't know how, BIG HUG TO HER!!!
135 posted on 03/17/2010 5:41:00 PM PDT by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: grellis

Nicely done, thanks grellis for the ping.


136 posted on 03/17/2010 6:43:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://themagicnegro.com/)
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To: grellis

RIP amigo...


137 posted on 03/18/2010 4:10:27 PM PDT by ez
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To: grellis

Rest in Peace, Joe.


138 posted on 03/19/2010 5:04:11 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Westlander

I am so sorry Mrs Westlander.


139 posted on 03/20/2010 6:09:08 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: grellis

Belated RIP


140 posted on 03/24/2010 7:38:23 AM PDT by Cacique (quos Deus vult perdere, prius dementat ( Islamia Delenda Est ))
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To: Westlander

I just saw this sad news, Mrs. Westlander. We were blessed to know him. It is so fitting, his last post: “WWJWD” How he would love knowing he left us with a smile on our faces.


141 posted on 04/01/2010 10:14:19 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
I never knew this wall existed. Nice touch.
I take it that memorial wall is not up to date.

Several in this thread suggested that there have been a few additions, of late.

142 posted on 06/27/2010 9:14:14 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("We don't want to hear words; we want action and results.")
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To: Publius6961

Mail Jim Robinson with the requests. Include the Tribute threads.

JJ


143 posted on 06/27/2010 9:19:48 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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