We consider it a solemn honor to print information on the passing of members from the vintage radio community.
W9FM On June 18, 2023, Frank Mercurio-W9FM of Schaumburg, Illinois became a SK. Frank has had a lengthy illness and hasn't been able to check into the net for a while. Our condolences to his wife, Patricia, his sons, John, Jim and David and their families. Submitted by John-K9KEU
W5NKT Ken R. Fosgate (SK Mar 22, 2023) In 1987 he instituted the Midwest Classic Radio Net. He also previously started the Wisconsin SSB Net and the North Stars Net. (submitted by Clark K9OA)
K9QET It is with profound sadness that I inform the MCRN members that our long-time net member and control operator of 8 years is a 'silent key' as of early this morning, 14 March, 2023. Visitation will be noon Sunday,19 March 2023, followed by a service at 2pm at the Hartson Funeral Home, 11111 W. Janesville Rd., Hales Corner, WI after the service, all are invited to Clifford's Restaurant by John's family (reported by Harry N9CQX)
W9GT Our heartfelt sympathies go to Jack upon our learning that his wife, Marlene, passed away. (reported by Rex, WA6GYC on 8 Feb 2023)
N9KGR Bruce J. Manser, N9KGR, became a SK on December 26, 2022. (reported by John K9KEU & Gene WB9DQD)
WA9VRH It's my sad duty to report that former MCRN member, Larry J. Saletzki WA9VRH, became a Silent Key on Aug. 22, 2022. Larry and his wife relocated from Peoria to the Dallas area in 2016 after he was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. Larry loved Collins and was a former member of Board of Directors and history & archives manager of the Collins Collector's Association. He was also well known to many AMers who attended the Peoria Superfest and were lucky enough to have enjoyed his trademark smoked prime rib. Larry was 72 years old. (Reported by Bob W9RAN)
W8NEC MCRN member, Norm Creller, W8NEC, SK at 83 yrs of age on 23 May, 2022. (reported by Rex, WA6GYC)
KI8BQ Vicky Martin reports that Gary KI8BQ passed away on 26 March 2022.
Services are private and Gary requested his ashes to be spread upon Lee Lake, the small lake next to his property. Final call to be conducted on MCRN. (posted Mar 28, 2022 N9CQX)
W8MNQ Robert Richmond, Port Huron MI, became a SK on 19 Jan 2022. Bob was the 2nd 8MNQ. His father, Cliff, was the first. Bob was a USAF veteran of the Korean War. He was an engineer on guided missile projects at Lockheed, and most recently, president of a plumbing supply company in Port Huron. Bob did much to indulge in amateur radio. He assembled several stations including the same station that his dad enjoyed. A BC-610E, SX28, station and his favorite, the Ol Grey Mare, a Johnson Desk KW. He was a regular check-in on the DX60 Net. The voice from the bottom of Lake Huron will be missed. 73 OM. (Reported by W8TOW Jan, 2022)
W8QAJ Lewis Roberts, Akron, OH. Lew was an electronics engineer for Goodyear and Lockheed Martin for 36 years.(posted Dec 20, 2021 N9CQX)
K9NF John Ault, Kenosha, WI. John was a police dispatcher for many years in the Chgo suburbs and was a member of the Air Force reserve for 40 yrs. (posted by N9CQX Dec 20, 2021)
KA9BQR Long time MCRN member, Larry J. Sabella 84 yrs became an SK on 16 November 2021. (reported by Harry-N9CQX)
W9JFM W9JFM Dan Heinrich, age 65, NCO of the Vintage SSB Net, died unexpectedly Saturday November 13, 2021. (reported by Bob W9RAN)
W8GPA Rupe (John Rupert) became a SK on 4 February 2021 (reported by Rex WA6GYC)
N8UUH's XYL Our heartfelt sympathies go to Ron N8UUH and his family on the loss of his XYL Patricia on 21 Jan 2021 (reported by Rex-WA6GYC)
W9RMB Pete became a SK at 74 years of age on June 13, 2020
Sincere condolences to Ray WV9R and his entire family. The Saturday net was informed that his wife passed away on 27 March 2020.
W9GOB DAN passed away Thursday March 12, 2020. A memorial service is postponed due to the pandemic of 2020. (Information provided by Lou-W9LRS)
K8ATV Robert C. Archambault-K8ATV, 71, of Buchanan, MI passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.
N9FWS Our heartfelt sympathies to Frank, on March 7, 2020 Frank reports that his sister Joanne passed away recently.
AC0OQ Jon passed away 11/30/18 Age:71
K0UBK Herb was residing at the MN Veterans Home and became a SK on 27 Nov. 2019. Our condolences to his wife Juanita and the entire family. Herb is a U.S. Navy veteran.
K1SCO During the net on 5/30/09, we heard John check in with his ART-13. That was his last transmission. (Frank-KC9NMA) Age: 69
K2PTS Steve Fried of Schaumburg, IL 3/27/02 age: 64
K4GHT Elizabeth Ann Wilson passed away on Sept 29, 2018 Obituary
K8LKCI wanted to let you know that Joe Medsker K8LKC from 3 Rivers, MI, died on 1/11/16
K8WOQ Chuck Schoner Age:83 on 9/24/09
K9GDT George P Sieverson Passed away on Sunday Jan 14th 2018 Age: 69
K9KAN February 28, 2017 From Harry N9CQX... Our sincere condolences to Alex K9KAN who lost his wife, Diane on January 27, 2017.
K9TRG It is with deep regret that I report the death of Mr. Art Housholder, K9TRG. Art passed away on Tuesday July 7, 2009.
K9YHH January 28, 2017 ? From Harry N9CQX...Wiliam Prepejchal K9YHH passed away on January 23rd, 2017
KB9BTI Bobby A. Woolwine, 55, of Elkhart, died Oct. 12, 2008 in Elkhart General Hospital. (Information provided by Jeff AA9JC)
KB8GP Melvin L. Dykstra, age 67, passed away on Sunday, May 8, 2016 in Muskegon.
KC9AA We are saddened to report that Katie Bruehl, XYL of Karl, KC9AA for 30 years, passed away on Thursday, May 27th. Harry N9CQX
KJ9T From Harry N9CQX...Net member KJ9T passed away 11 February 2017 Age: 73
N8ECR Mike Beachy, 57, died at home unexpectedly Saturday, December 1, 2018
from natural causes. Mike worked for several of his family’s businesses, including Beachy Poultry Farms, Pigeon Printing and Lefty’s Diner and Drive In.
He hosted a weekly nationwide amateur radio discussion network.
Go to DX 60 Net
N9HSB Long time net member Clifford Belz 1/29/15 Age: 57
NK4D Bill from Elmore, AL SK December 13,2016
W1FIF Norman Thomas Hunt, of DeForest, WI died quietly at Agrace Hospice on Thursday afternoon, June 26, 2014, with family close at his side.
W8ZAP February 26, 2017 ? From Harry N9CQX... "Our condolences to Jerry W8ZAP regarding the sudden loss of his 35 year old daughter."
W9DIK I am saddened to report that Harold, W9DIK of Waukegan, IL became a SK on February 14th 2014. (from Pierre K9EYE)
W9DWP Paul, W9DWP passed away in Sept 2018
W9LRS Hi Harry: I wanted to let you and the group know that I lost my oldest son Andrew on June 7, 2017. Thanks, Lou W9LRS
W9MIM Marcus I. Mullen passed away Friday, January 31, 2020
W9OWV W9LRS reports that long time net member, Warren, W9OWV, passed away on 21 September 2014.
W9QAH Bruce E. Walther, of Stevens Point, W9QAH, signing off March 31, 2008.
W9RWS W9RWS Dick Smith passed away in March 2019
W9SWS James A. Lapinski, 55, of Byron died 10/6/08 in his home, surrounded by loving family and friends. (From K7YOO, KC9GMF & K9ACT)
W9UB Charles H. Haut - Born: 20 May 1933; SK: 21 December 2010
W9WR From Harry N9CQX. . . William "Bill" Ross, long time friend, ARCI, AWA, became a silent key on March 2, 2016.
WA9JEZ WB9IMR reports the passing of George Sopocko, former owner of "Chicago's Radio-TV Labs in July 2009.
WA9QNN Ronald J. Doering, age 66, of White Lake and formerly of Kaukauna, passed away Friday, June 7, 2013 (from Karl, KC9AA)
WA9YEQ Charles York of Muskego, WI had a bad fall on 4 Dec 2013 and he passed away 3 weeks later on the 28th.
WA9ZTY Robert Hummel dedicated net control operator of The Midwest Classic Radio Net for 13 years became a silent key 05/01/2008
I care not where they put me when with this world I'm through, as long as from my
resting place I can still call CQ.
From QST years ago via K9YVT