Thank you so much to all of you who have been praying for our family. My dad, Ron Haverkamp, died on Saturday night, and is now with Jesus. We are very sad to say goodbye to him, but we are also truly celebrating his new life with Christ. When I think of my dad, I picture him playing his guitar, and I imagine he's doing that now in heaven, learning new songs and praising God.
My dad loved music; he played guitar and the keyboard and it was his favorite way to relax. He enjoyed golf and movies. He also had a real gift for making people feel at home and feel welcome. Whether grilling some ribs or handing you a bowl of ice cream, he always wanted to make sure you were comfy and happy. Dad was a real goof ball, a fun daddy and grandpa. He was devoted to his family and we look forward to being reunited with him someday. My very very favorite picture of all time of my dad is the one in the middle of the group of pictures - it's of my dad and brother when my bro was just a sweet little guy. We were visiting some of my parents' friends and they had a pool, and of course we were having a great day; it's one of my fondest memories.
We love you, Dad, and we are really going to miss you!!! Thank you for everything! We'll be seeing you.
Please continue to pray for our family, especially my mom, as we mourn my dad. The burial is Wednesday, next week.