It is with intense grieve that I share with you my Dad has gone home to be with the Lord. He cared deeply for each and every one of you. I know you share in my devastation and I wish I could personally be there for you all.
He spent his last few days surrounded by his kids, nephew, grandchildren and wife. I was blessed to have him hold my hand as a little girl, through my life and to be able to hold his hand at the end of his life.
My Dad would not want us to grieve his body but to celebrate his freedom from it. MS took my Dads life but he will live on through his book and each of you. MS crippled my Dad but it strengthened thousands of dog teams world wide. Thank you Dad for everything gave so selflessly.
A man that gave so much deserves a legacy that transcends through generations. Please carry on my Dads legacy with the same honor and integrity that it was shared with you.
- Opal Kocher