you gotta do what you gotta do

My father passed away this morning, he was 83. His passing was not sudden, or unexpected as he had been experiencing a decline in his health for the last several years.

Dad had a long, full and adventurous life. We are grateful for the time we had with him.

As dad was fond of reminding us: “You gotta do what you gotta do, god damn it!”

Go forth, live your lives to the fullest, and remind the people in your life that you care about them.


The family at the San Diego Wildlife Park in February 2013

Thanks to everyone for your support during this difficult time.

Kindli will be in Houston the last week of July, e-mail for details.

4 thoughts on “you gotta do what you gotta do

  1. Kindli, Heidi, and Irene,
    I love you guys and have always felt a special bond with your family. I can’t say enough about what a great person Pete was in my life. He was a kind, friendly, caring person who never knew a stranger, just lots of friends he wasn’t aquatinted with yet. I will always remember the after-church Sunday lunches and discussions and laughter around the Trudell table, Saturday brunches at same said table, watching two beautiful girls(one at birth) grow into the people that made your dad so proud and happy. Pete always had fabulous stories to tell and great advice and some of it I tell my family to this day. I am so glad I got to visit with him just a month ago. All my love and prayers to you all and hugs when next I see you.
    What an wonderful legacy he leaves behind with the world, you three ladies and your extended families!
    With love and honor,
    Eileen Gandin Holshouser

  2. Kindli, I am so sorry for your loss. I see the picture of the family at San Diego Wildlife Park with your dad in it and I see kindness in his eyes. Please let me know if I can do anything to support you during this difficult time! Love, Michelle

  3. Kindli,
    I am so sorry for you and your familys lost. You Dad was a great guy. If there is anything I can do for you or your family let me know.

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