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Friends save man’s table as memorial

Friends of Andy Marini remove “Andy’s table” from The Sand Bar.

Friends of Andy Marini remove “Andy’s table” from The Sand Bar.

The Sand Bar in Sand Lake may have shut its doors, but a part of it lives on in a memorial to a man who felt at home there.

Andrew Giovanni Marini, 24, tragically passed away two years ago due to injuries sustained in a car accident. “Andy was a very loved friend, son and brother,” said friend Megan Wagenaar. She explained that the Sand Bar was the usual hang out for Andy and his friends to be on the weekends, and about four years ago he proclaimed the Sand Bar as his bar by carving “Andy’s bar” into one of the tabletops. “So the night after Andy’s funeral everyone went and met up at the Sand Bar. Pat and Toni Bush allowed all of us to carve our names in to the table as well, so we self-proclaimed it the Andy table. As everyone has heard, the Sand Bar closed, so all of Andy’s close friends got together in an effort to have “Andy’s table” taken out of the bar. Pat Bush said we could have the table as long as it went to someone in Andy’s family.”

Friends of Andy Marini at the benefit they held to help the family with expenses.

Friends of Andy Marini at the benefit they held to help the family with expenses.

On Friday May 16, Patrick Ottobre, Cory Frandsen, Dan Myslenski, David Westveer, Michael Bowers, Megan Wagenaar, Ashley Robinson, Leah Scott, Morgan Jantzen, and Timothy Warren all made the final walk in to the Sand Bar to remove Andy’s table and bring it home with them. The table was given to Ann, Andy’s mother.

“We wanted to make sure the table was preserved and in a safe place,” explained Wagenaar. “Andy may be gone but we still love and miss him every day.”


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C-MEM-CramerIn loving memory of my dad, who passed away eight years ago on December 18, 2005.


Never was there a man loved as much as this man;

Never was there a better dad than this dad;

Never was there a more appreciative daughter than this one!


I love and miss you so much, my Papa Smurf!


Your loving daughter,


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C-Mem-NavitskasIn loving memory of


January 15,1943-December 14,2003


Missing you at Christmas


Everyday without you,

Since you had to go,

Is like summer without sunshine,

and winter without snow.

I wish that I could talk to you.

There’s so much I would say.

Life has changed so very much,

Since you went away.

I miss the bond between us,

And I miss your kind support,

You’re in my mind and in my heart,

And every Christmas thought.

I’ll always feel you close to me,

and though you’re far from sight,

I’ll search for you among the stars

that shine on Christmas night.


I love and miss you dearly,

Your daughter,Tammy 

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C-MEM-MongarAugust 29, 1939 – May 15, 2004

December 22, 1941 – September 7, 2011


Remember all the times we had,

Some were great and some were sad.

But you know that in the end,

Our love was stronger than when we began.

No unforgiven sins and no regrets,

Just the times of our lives that we’ll never forget.


Together again, forever.


Miss you everyday,

Keith and Linda Mann, Michael Mann, Melanie, Tim and Evie Todd

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Herbert T. Welch

C-MEM-welchIn Memoriam
Herbert T. Welch
July 27, 1930 – July 9, 2012

In loving memory of our father and grandfather, who passed away 1 year ago.
We will always remember the happiness and fun times you brought to our lives.

Mike, Sarah and Terry, Jane and Nick,
Jenna, Brian, Luke, Jake, and Molly

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Joan C. Reed

August 7, 1931—May 13, 2004


Happy Mother’s Day!

We love and miss you mom!


Love your family

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Dean Richard Chapman

October 24, 1966 to April 10, 1986


Remembering all the good times and looking forward to making music with you again in God’s Kingdom.


We all miss you!

Love Your Family



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Merlin (Mike) Holton

May 17, 1927 – April 1, 2011


Something Beautiful Remains

The tide recedes but leaves behind

Bright seashells on the sand.

The sun goes down, but gentle

Warmth still lingers on the land.

The music stops, and yet it echoes

On in sweet refrains….

For every joy that passes,

Something beautiful remains.

Author Unknown


Dear Mike, Dad, Grandpa and Great-Grandpa

In the course of our daily lives and when we least expect it, we still hear your voice and feel the warmth of your hug.

You left us all with wonderful memories; gifts of character, strength and humor and a treasure trove of your special brand of wisdom. Your are loved and missed so very much. TTFN



Kathy & Mike, Karen & Gary, Kevin & Carol and Kris & John

Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren

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Bobby Weeks, Sr.

March 12, 1932 – March 14, 2002


In Loving Memory of Bobby Weeks Sr. on his birthday, March 12, 1932. We all think of you often and miss you.



Barb, kids and grandchildren

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Mick Denton

In Memory of Mick Denton

1936 – 2009

His 19th Leap Year Birthday

We all miss you and wish you were here to celebrate for a week like you always said you would.

Love you and miss you every day,

Jeanette, Mike, Jim & Nora & family

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