TRIBUTE AND MEMORIAL GIFTS

Tributes  

First Name

Last Name

Donor

Message

Andy & Kim

In honor of Andy & Kim

Lamoureux, John

In honor of the gentlemen who were so good to my daughter, Ruth.  Thank you-

Bill

 

Michael Brown

In Honor and Tribute to Bill's amazing dedication!

Eli and Patch

 

James Schwinghammer

To mom having a great ride and coming home to take care of us!

Lisa

 In Honor of my sister Lisa

Cross, Michelle

Lisa has been HIV+ since 1985.  I don't know you Bill but I thought it would be fun to put you over your goal.

Positive Pedalers

 

Andrew M Momont

In honor of all Positive Pedalers

Richard and all prior Spokebusters

 

Peter Clifford

 

Spokebuster Alumni

 

Mark "The Vortex"Kurland

In honor of Spokebuster Alumni

YWCA great teachers and staff

 

Lynne Harrington

In honor of all the great teachers and staff at the YWCA Children's Center

Andy

Ansell

Amy Doyle

To the best role model and brother. We love you!

Michael

Armato

Jeffrie Wozniak

 

Joe

Ede and all ex-Spokebusters

Clifford, Peter

 

Annie

Elmer

Nancy Fuenffinger

As my personal trainer and friend, Annie has taught me the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She's a living testament to following one's dreams and living life to the fullest. I'm grateful to have her in my life!

Annie

Elmer

Victoria Gibbs

For one fine chick who makes this world a lot brighter!

Annie

Elmer

Koh, Shan Pin

Thanks for reminding me to make the best out of every little situation. And for riding with me.

Elizabeth (Betsy)

Engstrom

Vierling, Dianne

In honor of a wonderful woman who is a gift to the world.

Matt

Feldhaus

Keene, Kevin

Big Matt I love ya Man!  I'm so proud of the fact that you can keep me out of jail now instead of the other way around.  Always my love. Kevin

Jamie

Graham

Carlson, Jacinta

In gratitude for your steadfast friendship, open arms and ready laugh.  You go, Jamie!  Love, Cin

Paul

Hebert

Mark Hebert

Happy Birthday Paul!!!

Ailys

Henningson

Samantha Henningson

 

Carlos

Herrear

Carlos Herrera

Go for it Shan!!!!

Kelly

Kuba

David Schnell

 

Jo

Nice

Bennett, Joan

 

Lisa

Pogoff

Zuckerman, Jeffrey

In honor of 24 years of your kindness and patience, with love.

Todd Allen

Rose

Joe Ede; Positive Pedaler

 

Dan

Rutman

Rutman, Daniel

Way to go Larry!!!

Larry

Silber

Wilgoren, Deborah

In honor of Larry's birthday, and in tribute to his commitment to this ride!

Larry

Silber

Sorensen, Elizabeth

Can't thank you enough for stopping and helping me with my flat the other day.  Will pay it forward to someone else.

Rob

Strickland

Kathy Koehn

 

Carol

Sudik

Marcia Engel

 

Eileen

Sydeweighs

Johnson, Tari

In honor of frog biology

Helen

Thompson

Thompson, William

 

Shannon

Von Osdel

Michele Boyer

This donation is in honor of the excellent caregiving work of Shannon Von Osdel on behalf of the many residents she has cared for.

Alex

Wilhelm

Michele Boyer

This donation is given in honor of Alex's work at Clare Housing and of his excellent care of Michael S. in 2007.

James D.

Wilkins

Rambo, T. Mychael

The light of your spirit will forever shine in the hearts of all who have had the great joy and pleasure of knowing you!

 

Memorials 

First Name

Last Name

Donor

Message

 

 

Julia Ashley

All those who have been forgotten

A.S.

 

Karina Bauman

 

Addicts and Alcoholics everywhere who've contracted HIV/AIDS

 

Denise King

In kind and compassionate memory of those crippled by one disease that led to another, equally fatal disease.

Andrew and Caesar

 

Amy Young

This is for my friend Andrew, who died around 1990. It's also for Caesar, who died this fall. They were both very dear friends and will be with me forever.

Barry

 

Marie Kelly

 

Bill

 

Sandy Joiner

With fond memories of my friend Bill

Brad

 

Jeff Virant

 

Carmen, Paul and Roger

 

Maureen Carlson

In memory of Douglas Haggen, Carmen, Paul, Roger and all others lost to this disease and those courageously living with this disease!

Chris, Art, Ray and David

 

Condon, Melissa

I miss each of you for many different reasons, Chris, I miss you most of all, probably because it is still so new.  You all showed me great courage in the brief time that I came to know each of you.

Dale C. and Dale M

 

VanDervort, Lynn

Remembering classmates now gone

David

 

Carrie Ruzicka

Not only was David the first person I met when I moved to Minnesota, but he was also the most welcoming. Our walks aren't the same without running into him and Kramer.

David

 

Thomas Murphy

 

Douglas

 

Carlson, Maureen

In Memory of Douglas.  I am proud of you Brent!

Fallen Atons and other friends

 

Pace, William

 

Freddy Mercury

 

Thomas Noerper

Still rocking us on classic rock radio, and at sports stadiums 'round the world! "You're My Best Friend"!

Gina's Dad

 

Mark Kurland

In loving memory of Gina's dad

Henry

 

Nick Jones

I miss you, my friend.

Karen

 

Kathleen Weiler

In honor of Stephanie Abel's sister, Karen

Michael T, Garth G, Michael C, Ronnie T

 

Scott Clugston

These friends who died at the onset of AIDS in the early 1980s will no doubt be cheering from Heaven as you pedal and pedal and pedal!

Mike

 

Jay Schuler

I hope you're still kicking butt!

Mike and Eric

 

Kainz, Susan

 

Mike and Maggie

 

Wallace, Karen

She loved you, Tadd, and he would have if he'd had the pleasure to know you!

Timmy

 

McComber, Tracy

In memory of many adventures. I miss you my friend.

Todd Putnam, Paul Albjerg, Perry Ferguson, Glenn Thumann

 

Keate, Kenneth

These are the men I loved who died so many years ago of this disease. 

Uncle Bob

 

Richardson, Patti

 

Uncle Jim

 

Meyer, Amanda

 

 

Joyce Juster

In memory to all those whose lives continue to

Bob

Aiken

Albert Choy

In honor and memorial to a courageous soul and zeal to life and living fully.

Esther & Robert

Anderson

Roberta Hansen

 

Steven W.

Anderson

Warming, John

Bob Richard

Antley

Gleason, Gary

Don

Arrigoni

Anna M Arrigoni

In loving memory of my cousin, Don. I was closer to you than my brothers, and I miss you. Ann

Jeff

Artzen

Melissa Thompson

Recently passed away in February after having lived with HIV for over 20 years. He was a member of the Classic Chassis Car Club of Houston, Texas. We will miss him dearly.

Michael

Ashburn

Virginia Linehan

Left us in 1995 but forever alive in our hearts.

Michael

Ashburn

Sharon Misgen

Michael was a kind and musically gifted friend. He passed away from complications due to AIDS. He lives on in the memories of his family and many friends as a sweet and gentle soul.

Guy

Banks

Audie Howe

 

Gordon

Bell

Colleen Bell

 

Vernon

Briscoe

Robert Briscoe

 

Jeff

Brown

Gary Brown

 

John

Burke

Mary Rose

To my cousin John Burke

Michael

Burke

Steele, Shane

Joseph

C

Suzanne Sloan

In loving memory

Rolando

Cardenas

Donald Hedman

 

Ron

Caringi

Rebecca White

In memory of my dear friend, Ron, who was always there to help and lived life to the fullest.

Greg

Carney

Jennifer Siemianowski

We miss you Greg!

Robert

Carwell

Kate Ashley

 

Dave

Christiansen

Susan Springmire

 

Milllie

Clark

Clark, Karen

Millie would be very proud of you, Elaine!

Billy

Conway

William McGeveran

In thanks that we can fight HIV so much better now than we could when you were sick.

Jim

Cooksey

Catherine Bartholet

 

Joe

Coughlan

Zimmerman, Julie

Wander

D'Angelo, New York, Paris, Sao Paolo

Zanger, Rebecca

In memory of my sweet friend, Wander. His angelic spirit is everlasting if you knew him!

Dale

Dykes

Bieber, Nancy

your dad would be so proud of you. 

Loren

Erickson

Gary Mazzone

 

Don

 

King, Heather

Alma

Fellman

Lynn Fellman

 

Jim

Frost

Gary Schoener

John Preston founded "Gay People & Mental Health" newsletter in the 1970's. Jim Frost created Gay Community Services in Minn. Both died before their time from AIDS

J P

Garbarini

Robert Garbarini

Good fishing old boy.

Gregg

Gour

Glen Hammerson

 

Carl

Gronberg

Gronberg, Susan

 

David

Grundy

Bettina Lupion

 

Larry

Gully

Arne Breauner

 

Douglas

Haggen

Maureen Carlson

In memory of Douglas Haggen, Carmen, Paul, Roger and all others lost to this disease and those courageously living with this disease!

Clarence

Haller

Jodi Graham

Clarence was my first "Buddy" through the Cedar AIDS Support System in Waterloo, IA. I will always remember his great laugh and wonderful sense of humor in the face of a terrible illness.

Jim

Hardin

Gloria Hardin

Loving son

Wayne

Harrington

Christine Fournier

You are still missed every day after 17 years. We love you!

John

Havlis

Korsmo, Mary

Ride on!

Jay

Hedman

Gronberg, Susan

 

Randy

Henningson

Marilyn Henningson

 

Bert

Henningson

Deborah Clemmensen

In memory of my second cousin, Bert Henningson

Mark

Hjermstad

Dean Schmidt

 

Greg

Hlavacek

Brian VanderWaal

 

Patrick

Hohol

Terrwyn Chamberlin

Beloved former music teacher at North Junior High, Hopkins

Beatrice Kennedy

Hokanson

Rose Pettit

 

Brent

Hovdestad

Chris Henz

I miss you my friend xxoo love Chrissy

Jessa

Howes

Jessa Howes

Thank you for your care and concern with the passing of my ACL. Know that you will be riding for both of us in the Red Ribbon Ride.

Wayne

Huebner

Steve Huebner

You lived your life to the fullest, but death is such an unfair price to have to pay.

Curtis

Hulitt

Johnny Herda-Brown

He was loved and will be missed.

Dennis

Jacobson

 

 

Michael

James

James Andrus

 

John

Jones

Lisa Gromacki

Uncle John -you are in my thoughts and close to my heart.

Henry

Jones

Skelly, Gabriel

WAs a good friend and helped raise me as a village raises a child.

Todd

K

Michele Matthews

In memory of my wonderful cousin.

Jeff

Kaelber

Barbara Wessel

In loving memory of Jeff Kaelber

Larry

Kale

Cheryl Jacobs

 

Steve

Kalman

Barry Karon

 

Brian

Kemper

Kenneth Pfohl

 

Brian

Kemper

Pfohl, Kenneth

Jean

Kennedy

Colleen Kennedy

Don, Even though we haven't seen each other since Mom's funeral I have so many memories of you and all the friends Mom & Dad have. Good luck on your trip. love Colleen

Craig

Ketchum

Kit Ketchum

1956-1989

Tim

King

Maria Volpe

 

Stephen

Klein

Breining, Dennis

   In loving memory of Stephen Klein who parted this world leaving me with many fine qualities for living a loving life.

Jeff

Klotz

Stephen & MaryAnn Kanee

Jeff, you were one of the first to go but you live fondly in our hearts and memories.

Ann

Kranz

Michele Owen

Thanks for the memories and the love

Nicholas

Lenz

 

hanson, paul

Paul

Lewis

Mary Dailey-Fischer

In honor of my cousin Paul who loved life and left us too soon.

Tom

Lynch

Stucky, Julie

Love you and miss you T!!  Jules

Betty

M

Darleen McPhersen

 

Douglas

Macomber

Jan and Mike Casey

 

Larry

Madland

Madland, Emily

Dear Deidre,  Thank you for doing this ride in honor of the many survivors and those whom we've lost.   Emily Madland

Lawrence

Manolio

John Coy

In memory of Larry with whom I go back to kindergarten.

Sam

Martin

Darryl Strong

In memory of my good buddy!

Gene

Masoner

 

Brinkley, Cheryl

Tom

May

 

Thompson, Louis

Steven Andrew

McIver

Diane Hermes

 

Jim

McKenna

McKenna, Mary

In loving memory of my brother who died of AIDS in 1991

Michael

Michael

 

 

Stanley

Mitchell

 

 

Mitch

Mitchell

jones, elizabeth

Mitch Mitchel-who broke ground with Prudential in their making him the spokesperson for AIDS awareness before his death in 1995. He was a graduate of Landmark Education, an actor on Broadway, a successful businessman and best of all, my 1st cousin. 

Joyce

Momont

 

Stone, Patricia

Paul

Moore

Richard Johnson

In memory of a wonderful soul. your spirit lives on in the hearts of all of those you inspired.

Mark L.

Mueller

Julie Mueller

 

Harry

Myers

Fonda Stewart-Calvert

In memory of a great friend who passed too soon!

Tom

Mynor

Kevin Lile

 

David

Nedeau

Mark Vaida

 

Kelly

Nehls

Reints, Gaylene

Chris

Nelson

Tammy Nelson

 

Damon

Nelson

Audie Howe

 

Chris

Nelson

Nelson, Tammy

Al

Nichols

Jeffrey Stout

You are missed every day. May your light and spirit continue to shine on all the rest of us.

Ray

Oechsler

Pati Jo Pofahl

Nauens in memory of Ray Oechsler, a fine friend and colleague

Brian

O'Leary

Ryan Davenport

 

Katherine Ann

Olson

Rolf Olson

A lover of all

Tim

O'Slynn

Barbara Hansen

He was an amazing dancer and dance teacher, an artist and a lover of life. He taught us how to fall gracefully, and get up with a laugh!

Martin

Paere

Thomas Patrick Agar

Martin was a brave man a put up a great fight to roll back the oppressive and unreasonable isolation measures that were placed on him, and he won. His courage and joy are a great inspiration to me and to many others who knew him. Thanks Richard for riding

Sandra

Parnass

Susannah Crombie

 

Dennis

Passer

Passer, Jeremy

My Uncle died of AIDS of many years ago. You all are doing a great deed.  Thanks.

Carol Ann

Paul

Paul Robert

 

Elizabeth

Phillips

Mead, jane

Shea

Preston

Jeffrey Stout

You are missed every day. May your light and spirit continue to shine on all the rest of us.

John

Preston

Gary Schoener

John founded "Gay People & Mental Health" newsletter in the 1970's. Jim Frost created Gay Community Services in Minn. Both died before their time from AIDS

Luke

Quinn

Rodney Miller

We will never forget or stop loving you!

Dawn E

Reeve

Claire Duval

 

 

Richard, Mark, Fritz, Marc, Charles, Mark, Duane and so many others

Zuckman, Harvey

For my friends I have lost along the way

Erle

Robinson

Stucky, Julie

 

David

Rosenthal

 

 

Michael

Schmidt

Don Alagona

You will be in our hearts always.

Jeffrey

Schoen

Duane B. Schroeder

Jeffrey was another friend that passed away due to complications from HIV. He was a nice, sweet man whose life was too short. Although my contribution is small, it's heart felt.

Joel

Schreuder

Betty Schreuder

 

 Jack

Scopes

West, Anne

Frances

Seppala

Amy Kuhns

I bet she would have started doing bike rides with us! I know she's proud of you.

Tom

Shanahan

Jane Heller

 

Patrick

Snow

Kendall, Alix

In rememberance of my Uncle Patrick Snow who died of Aids in 1987

Jim

Stahlke

Miriam Lejonarn

Jim was my favorite cousin who lost his battle with AIDS in 1995 when he was 28 years old. Thanks for riding in honor of him and everyone affected by this disease. You rock!

Kevin

Stern

Marla Moore

 

Kevin

Stern

Moore, Marla

 

David

Stone

Stone, Patricia

 

Dennis

Tesauro

Brian Hujdich

 

Rafael

Valiente

Campbell, Ana J

I miss you

Scotty

Van Ert

Sayen, Paul

My best friend in life, Scotty has been gone 10 years as of June 30.  I'm very proud of Brent for his efforts in this battle.

James

Vosika

Larina DeWalt

1969-1993 We Miss You!!!

Tim

Waldron

Karen Waldron

 

Les

Walters

Cathy Walters

Az, Your dad was always so proud of your efforts for the Red Ribbon Ride. I know that he'll be watching over you during this years ride. Have fun & be safe... Cathy

Jim

Whitesel

Patrick O'Donnell

In memory of Jim, one of the kindest men I have ever known.

Gramma and Grampa

Williams

Sharon Graff

Proud...very proud!

Jim

Wilson

Carroum, Jill

 

Fred

Winter

Pam Boorsma

Smiling on us from his rocking chair above

Gary

Yates

Alexandra Grand-Scrutton

In memory of Pam's uncle, Gary Yates.

Michael

Zielinski

Dean Melonas

Michael Z will long be remembered for his wit, passion and friendship.

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