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CAFCNA Meets and Cruises => Region III - Midwest and Great Lakes => Michigan => Topic started by: MS03 2500 on January 6, 2017, 18:54:15 PM

Title: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: MS03 2500 on January 6, 2017, 18:54:15 PM
I received a call today from Loren wife sadly she informed me Loren had passed this morning. If you are his friend on facebook please DO NOT post about this yet because I am not sure that all his family knows yet, I was informed his sister knows but not sure if the nephews and nieces know.

I guess all the posts about his medical issue were more serious than he let on.

Loren was the first member that Welcomed me to the site way back on 2005 and helped out allot employee discount thread.


Please keep Loren in your thoughts and prayers. I'll post more details as I find them out.

R.I.P. Loren I'll miss you.




Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: greatgab on January 6, 2017, 19:07:35 PM
Sorry to hear this news... he had a tough run over the last few months and was so heartbroken about the loss of his trusty AVY. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do to help.  :'(
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: grnxnam on January 6, 2017, 19:25:23 PM
Hate to hear this. He was one of the good ones.
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: Didit on January 6, 2017, 19:26:17 PM
WOW, RIP Loren.


Didit
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: Randy on January 6, 2017, 19:31:41 PM
Wow, sad to hear. RIP Loren..
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: MS03 2500 on January 6, 2017, 19:32:26 PM
I'll keep you guys updated, right now Wendy said he wanted to be cremated with no service, I want to give her time to get settled so I'll call her back Sunday or Monday.
Title: Re: We lost a member today Flint4X4
Post by: Z66 BUTCH on January 6, 2017, 20:24:21 PM
Sorry to hear this we have been to a few GTG's with Loren. R.I.P. my friend.
Title: Re: We lost a member today Flint4X4
Post by: MS03 2500 on January 6, 2017, 20:41:58 PM
The sad thing is he retired effective 1/02/2017 and he was just logged on yesterday.
Title: Re: We lost a member today Flint4X4
Post by: angshan on January 6, 2017, 20:44:25 PM
Wow. He just retired too. Sorry to hear this.
Title: Re: We lost a member today Flint4X4
Post by: Vaeagleav on January 6, 2017, 21:35:29 PM
Sad news indeed! Thoughts and prayers go out for him and his family........
Title: Re: We lost a member today Flint4X4
Post by: MS03 2500 on January 6, 2017, 22:16:05 PM
Yeah when I saw his name in the caller ID I thought he wanted to chat like usual when I heard her voice I knew it was bad news.
Title: Re: We lost a member today Flint4X4
Post by: Alaska_AV. on January 7, 2017, 00:00:05 AM
This is just so sad. He will be missed by my family. He wanted to come up to Alaska someday and I enjoyed day dreaming about it.
Title: Re: We lost a member today Flint4X4
Post by: ygmn on January 7, 2017, 05:18:17 AM
He was a good guy and his posts will be missed.

He did a lot for the club helping to arrange the Black diamond books for members and just chime in when humor was needed.


Gods speed.
Title: Re: We lost a member today Flint4X4
Post by: PerfectReign on January 7, 2017, 07:05:25 AM
Always sad, especially when you just retire.  So sorry for his family.
Title: Re: We lost a member today Flint4X4
Post by: Bigntall1 on January 7, 2017, 08:19:15 AM
I'm so sorry to hear about this.  He's provided valuable and much needed help on this site for many years.  RIP Flint4X4. 
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: brokenoak on January 7, 2017, 10:23:22 AM
Sorry to here this. He just retired and only got to enjoy it for a short time. Thoughts and prayers to him and his family .
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: dpreacher on January 7, 2017, 12:39:39 PM
Really sorry to hear about this. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and those that knew him well
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: Z66 BUTCH on January 7, 2017, 12:47:14 PM
Loren was a good guy and helped many members with supplier discount certificates and with his humor. I just read through some of his last posts and saw that he had been having health issues and had been hospitalized over Christmas, take the warning signs seriously my friends!

Here are Lorens last posts...........http://www.chevyavalanchefanclub.com/cafcna/index.php?action=profile;u=11326;sa=showPosts;start=0
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: jimbo53188 on January 7, 2017, 13:29:21 PM
so sad to here,always enjoyed his humor and wit
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: BigC Mich on January 7, 2017, 15:33:55 PM
So sad to see this!!  Loren was a lot of fun. Had a few laughs with him.  :'(
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: MS03 2500 on January 7, 2017, 15:34:36 PM
I added his obituary to the first post.
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: greatgab on January 7, 2017, 18:45:35 PM
Oh how he LOVED his blue AVY... that is one of the things I will always remember about Loren

(http://i1377.photobucket.com/albums/ah79/greatgab/197107_107729795976681_1411843_n_zpsqjtnufz5.jpg) (http://s1377.photobucket.com/user/greatgab/media/197107_107729795976681_1411843_n_zpsqjtnufz5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: 4x4dreamer on January 7, 2017, 20:05:44 PM
Oh my goodness... I was just reading his posts about retirement last night...  :(

I never had the chance to meet him, but I have heard so much about him!

What a terrible first post to read this evening  :'(

he and His posts will definitely be sorely missed

Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: wyotonka on January 7, 2017, 20:28:48 PM
 :'(  :'(  :'(  :'(  :'( he will be missed, never had the pleasure of meeting him. But the little I talked to him on the forum he seemed very friendly and knowledgeable. He was our secret santa last year and I tried to learn as much as I could to send a personal gift. I have read through a lot of his posts and he wanted nothing but to help people.
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: MS03 2500 on January 7, 2017, 21:51:28 PM
I'm thinking about something I can give Wendy from the club. Anyone have any ideas, she is not into AVs.

She and Loren love pets and adopted plenty of them.
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: redheadedrod on January 7, 2017, 22:48:32 PM
Sorry to hear that he passed.

As I myself reach retirement at a "ripe old age" of 50 and finishing up my Degree, hearing about a member passing sort of kicks me in the butt to enjoy life as much as possible because you never know.

He will certainly be missed. Was very welcoming and don't know that I ever heard an unkind word from him.

I sit here and wonder if his health issues are related to the accident and how young was he when he passed.




Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: dpreacher on January 8, 2017, 05:31:16 AM
I'm thinking about something I can give Wendy from the club. Anyone have any ideas, she is not into AVs.

She and Loren love pets and adopted plenty of them.

We can give a donation to their cause
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: EXT4ME on January 8, 2017, 07:06:35 AM
Rest in peace, Loren.
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: MyBigToy on January 8, 2017, 13:39:15 PM
Wow! Talk about unexpected. Rest in peace,  Loren.
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: MS03 2500 on January 8, 2017, 15:30:55 PM
Don't forget to sign the guest book in the obituary, so Wendy gets them.
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: PerfectReign on January 8, 2017, 16:22:12 PM
Keep the thread active, if you plan to have any kind of donation.
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: GoldBowTie on January 9, 2017, 03:34:52 AM
Wow, I am heart broken to read this news.
I will miss his contributions here.
My thoughts are with Wendy.
RIP Loren.
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: Toots on January 9, 2017, 04:08:28 AM
She loves elephants. That's all she talked about when I first met her and her dogs.
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: ARMYtango on January 9, 2017, 05:27:04 AM
RIP Loren.  Sad News.
I have never met him, but I have seen him as a very active and knowledgeable member on here...someone to trust and look up to when he offered advice.
Thoughts and prayer to his family.
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: TLB on January 9, 2017, 06:26:16 AM
Very sad news.

Prayers to the family
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: enoniam on January 9, 2017, 08:10:03 AM
Very sad to not retire until just before you pass...

I remember meeting Loren at a 4th of July gtg in NW Indiana over 10 years ago.  He was giving out the chevy bow tie patches that were on the North Face edition Avalanche seats.
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: Didit on January 9, 2017, 10:30:16 AM
I got one of his union hats , i'll cherish more than ever now!

Didit
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: blu_fuz on January 9, 2017, 13:41:39 PM
Hearing that members passed away is hard. Always seemed like a nice guy.

Be well.

Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: MS03 2500 on January 9, 2017, 18:21:07 PM
Thanks everyone for signing the guest book, I think Wendy will appreciate it.
I think I will gather some pictures of him from the site and have them printed on a banner or poster to give to Wendy. If anyone wants to send a card PM me and I'll give you the address.
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: ohiobellboy on January 10, 2017, 19:02:51 PM
 :o

RIP buddy  :'(  :'(  :'(
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: frito on January 11, 2017, 03:36:58 AM
UGH!  So sad.  RIP Flint. 
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: Intimidatoruag on January 11, 2017, 04:27:41 AM
I had no idea until OBB sent me a message this morning .....

Loren was a character that is for sure ..... been a few years since I had to chance to talk to him ... he will be missed ..... RIP Loren ....

:(

John
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: sssMOkinAV on January 11, 2017, 06:42:51 AM
Wow. I'm so sorry to hear of Loren's passing  :'(
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: Freebie on January 11, 2017, 15:11:07 PM
So sad, I was up in his neighborhood just a couple weeks ago and was thinking about when Loren, Byron, and myself went to the car show in Flint. What a great guy, loved this club and loved his truck.
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: MS03 2500 on January 11, 2017, 15:44:19 PM
Freebie.  :o :o

How the heck are you. You are still the only member that got a free new av for free sort of.
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: Freebie on January 11, 2017, 17:31:50 PM
Byron - life is good! Looking back at old posts - almost 10 years ago attended my first gtg (if you can call it that) - Flint was going to meet me at the BWW in Fenton to help with ambers. Shop and Shels decided they would make the trip up. Flint ended up not making it, and I don't remember if we even got the ambers installed - but got to meet those guys for the first time. First in a long line of good times.
Anyways, sure do miss my Avs, been driving a string of Ford Focus hatchbacks for the last 9 years (company has bad taste).
I hope things are well with you, and I hope the working girl is still treating you well (miss seeing it around Auburn Hills)
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: MS03 2500 on January 11, 2017, 18:37:28 PM
Yeah I retired in 2012 but I'm up there about twice a year, nowadays your likely to see it on I75. She is doing pretty good for her age.
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: Hugz on January 13, 2017, 06:25:44 AM
Thoughts and prayers for Wendy and family.
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: Z66Modder on January 28, 2017, 13:09:18 PM
 You see members like him always posting and helping out and you just get accustom they will always be there; and then they are gone. He will be greatly missed. :(
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: 4x4dreamer on January 30, 2017, 10:14:48 AM
You see members like him always posting and helping out and you just get accustom they will always be there; and then they are gone. He will be greatly missed. :(

It has been so quiet without his postings  :(
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: Didit on January 30, 2017, 10:24:04 AM
Indeed it has!



Didit
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: Loggie on January 31, 2017, 01:39:48 AM
OMG speechless
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: MS03 2500 on February 10, 2017, 13:34:01 PM
I did contact Wendy the other day, she would like to thank everyone for the kind words.

She is off for some timeout for a few more weeks to get away, then moving back to her home town.
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: Alaska_AV. on February 11, 2017, 10:08:13 AM
Seems so sad.
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: THKSNOW on March 1, 2017, 14:14:06 PM
Sold my Av a few vehicles ago but still lurk on the website now and then.  I was shocked to see this post.

This is really sad news, too young to go so soon.  I spent a little time with him at the Av GTGs in Niagara a numbers of years ago.  Very nice, friendly guy and very active on the site.  I'm very sorry for your loss Wendy.  RIP Loren, he should be remembered for his service and the many contributions to the website. 
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: MS03 2500 on March 1, 2017, 22:50:57 PM
Wow it has been a long time.

Sold my Av a few vehicles ago but still lurk on the website now and then.  I was shocked to see this post.

This is really sad news, too young to go so soon.  I spent a little time with him at the Av GTGs in Niagara a numbers of years ago.  Very nice, friendly guy and very active on the site.  I'm very sorry for your loss Wendy.  RIP Loren, he should be remembered for his service and the many contributions to the website. 
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: 4x4dreamer on March 2, 2017, 07:24:02 AM
Wow it has been a long time.

Have you spoken with Wendy at all?

I hope she is doing okay!
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: MS03 2500 on March 2, 2017, 08:51:26 AM
No I haven't for a couple of weeks, she has a lot of family. 
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: 4x4dreamer on March 2, 2017, 19:50:36 PM
No I haven't for a couple of weeks, she has a lot of family. 

Family is important at a time like this!
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: MS03 2500 on March 20, 2017, 21:59:14 PM
Another sad event
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: wyotonka on March 21, 2017, 18:30:30 PM
Another sad event

  :'( I hope she is doing well, I couldn't imagine being in her shoes at a time like this.
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: Steelheadchaser on January 16, 2018, 05:52:07 AM
I have only now seen this thread.

Flint4x4 had been a member of CAFCNA since early in 2004. I always enjoyed Flint's presence on the site and always thought that one day I would get to meet him at one of the gtg's.
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: MS03 2500 on November 27, 2019, 17:17:44 PM
I just wanted to let the folks that knew flint4x4 and his wife, Wendy had passed away early this week



Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: ygmn on November 27, 2019, 18:02:10 PM
Sad to read
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: Z66Modder on November 27, 2019, 18:46:44 PM
Very sad, but must have been true love as the other will follow within 2 years as Wendy did. Same happened with my in-laws.
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: Vaeagleav on November 27, 2019, 22:24:14 PM
Thoughts and prayers for the whole family. I believe that "broken heart syndrome" can be real....
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: EXT4ME on November 28, 2019, 04:14:35 AM
So very sad.

Prayers for all concerned.
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: ohiobellboy on December 13, 2019, 16:15:07 PM
 :-[ :-[
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: Edfort on December 13, 2019, 16:29:49 PM
Sorry to hear.  Thoughts and prayers.
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: Alaska_AV. on December 14, 2019, 23:18:39 PM
sad to read this..
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: frito on December 15, 2019, 05:29:43 AM
So sad.  RIP. 
Title: Re: We lost a Michigan member today Flint4X4
Post by: Edfort on December 21, 2019, 21:54:46 PM
God Bless. Thoughts and Prayers