Jack's memorial, Sun 27 Jan 2013, The Vineyard Spring

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"Come one, come all, to celebrate Jack Wilterding
going home to our Lord Jesus Christ"

My Dad's memorial service was today. It was wonderful. I know that my Dad is in Heaven. I am now pondering wonderful memories and looking through photos of the family. DAD, we miss you. I love you, tremendously. Thank you for being my DAD! 

thank you all, for your support and prayers through this difficult time. The presence of old and new friends was awesome. Keep us in your prayers as we move forward.

Read below many remembrances of Jack posted on FB before and after the service

Monica: So wish we could've been there. Your family has been special to Paul and I for years. Jack was a wonderful, Godly man who we loved much. You are in our prayers.

Bev: Chey just texted me saying she's crying cause this just hit her and she's missing him. I know she's going to be ok, but I hope I was able to calm her more. Kelly: Beverly, tell Chey that it is ok to cry. It is ok to miss someone. Please let her know that she is loved by many people. GOD is right there for all of us. Dad certainly would've have let her know that. He is at home now where he belongs. We shall see him again one day..... Just like we will see your Dad. Bev: I did let her know it's ok for her to miss someone and be sad. I called her and she was ok after talking. I let her know that he's with all the other family members who we lost. She calmed down and went to sleep.

Karen: I heard it was just wonderful Kelly. I am soooo sorry that we could not be there. But we are so thankful that your mom was so supported. Kelly: Karen, I love you dearly sista!! You and Tony have been so wonderful to this family through all of our ups and downs. I felt your prayers and support!!

Janie: It was wonderful, I really got a kick out of all the stories shared of your dad and I loved how your mom shared with everyone how the two of them met. Kelly: I know!! I did not even know about the poem that my Dad wrote to her. (???) He absolutely loved my mom. Janie:  He sure did love her- very romantic!

Tami: I feel for your loss .... I lost my grandmother (the one I was raised with) in July , my first BIG loss as an adult and I didn't think I could make it ... but I thank God for every kind , compassionate word that I was given , and also for the prayers that finally got me living again .. I'm still fragile, but everyday I get stronger . I will continue to pray for you and your family ... LOVE YA ! Kelly: Thank you very much, Tami!

Debbie: He love ya dearly - still praying

Bev: I know he's so much better. When I saw him at dinner around mine and Mike's birthday, he was good. I know he was very sick off and on, but now he will never be sick again. ... I will be sitting the kids down tonight and letting them know that he's is in Heaven watching over everyone.

Sharron: Jack was one of a kind. He engineered at NASA for so many years and carried a wealth of knowledge about so many things. He had a funny sense of humor and was a delight to be around. Heavens gates are open to a wonderful resident today. Jack Wilterding, gone but not forgotten.

Debbie: Into your hands, O merciful Savior, we commend your servant Jack. Acknowledge, we humbly beseech you, a sheep of your own fold, a lamb of your own flock, a sinner of your own redeeming. Receive him into the arms of your mercy, into the blessed rest of everlasting peace, and into the glorious company of the saints in light. Amen.

May his soul and the souls of all the departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen. Kelly: Thank you so much, Debbie. That is a beautiful prayer!!

Ellen: If you tried to count how many folks Jack greeted with a big smile at the front doors of Redeemer over the years, I am sure it would number in the tens of thousands. I know he is greeted with great joy in heaven!

Kenda: Mom, Rusty, the kids and I send our love, prayers, and condolences. I am so happy that Jack is with the Lord and wish love and peace for ALL of you.

Janice: I remember when Jack came to Redeemer. He lived in our garage apartment...that was before he met Vera.

Ron: Our Lord has my friend

Pat: Lord, thank you for Jack's life on earth, your life in him, and that you've received him into your loving arms. Bless all his family who grieve at this time, comfort them in their loss, and give them everlasting hope in you.

I remember Jack with fondness. I know he will be missed and I'll be praying for his family.

Stephanie: Many blessings to you and your family. I rejoice with Jack's victory & home coming. I pray the Holy Spirit comfort you as you need it.

Jenifer: Earth's loss, heaven's gain! Praying for you guys as you celebrate his home going!

Jack is and always will be a wonderful man. My condolences to your family and all that knew him. Many Blessings to all.

Garth: Our prayers for ... your family. I know your father and our friend will be missed. Peace

Dittle: My dear Kelly, you have been in my thoughts and prayers and now the healing can begin and your dad's homecoming can commence.

Ralph: Certainly my prayers are being offered for the whole family. May the Lord continue to bless you and give you peace.

Samuel: I have many fond memories of Jack

Andrea: You have my deepest condolences, Kelly!

Rhonda: My condolences and prayers are with you and your family Kelly!

Nusrat: God give you and family strength to bear this loss and your father rest in Peace.

Diane: Praying for Jack's family. We believe he has come home

Linda: I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family.

Shawn: My thoughts are with you

Daphne: Blessings and Peace to all of you!

Charlie: Much love to you Kel! My prayers are with you, and your family.

John: Kelly you and your family please know that y'all are in our thoughts during this time.

Ralph Certainly my prayers are being offered for the whole family. May the Lord continue to bless you and give you peace.

Sara So happy that Jack is at peace! I pray for you and your family's comfort during this hard time. Love to all!

Barbara: Thank you Lord for his life with us and now with You.

George: Jack, this day be received by the marvelous throng of angel choirs and welcomed at the gate by Lazarus, once a poor beggar, into the Holy City, Jerusalem, CITY OF PEACE. You rest in the eternal Light of Christ Jesus, Ages unto Ages. God bless every member of your family, Vera, your children and grandchildren, and faith-filled friends that now circle the globe. Amen. 2011. Click site map to navigate
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