Condolence & Memory Journal

We are grateful for more than 20 years contact with Roy and his family. It makes our life rich and opened a door to an other country and the life of people how left Germany 150 years before. The highlight was my visit Roy in March 2009. A dream came tru. I visit my relative Roy. I know him since I was a girl of nine years by letters, photos an phone. It was only one day, but I have met him. This day I lill never forget. I hope the contact between our family and Your family will exist on. We will remember Roy and Betty in prayer. Josef, Marita & Karin Bauer Wederath / Germany

Posted by Josef, Marita & Karin Bauer    October 03, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, we are very sorry for your loss! Steve and Courtney (Elmore) Williamson and Family

Posted by Courtney Williamson    October 03, 2012

The only time a takeoff is not required to be followed by a landing.

Posted by Frank Glasgow    October 03, 2012

Mark, so sorry for your loss & that we didn't get to enjoy your Dad longer, he will be missed...praying for you and your family!

Posted by Dawn Hales    October 03, 2012

Please know that I am thinking and praying for all of you during this difficult time. I also grew up in the neighborhood and your Dad was a wonderful man. I remember the many times that he would fix a big dinner on Sunday, invite me to join your family, and then take us on a plane ride over the great Mississippi. Hold tight to all the wonderful memories as they will carry you through. Fondly, Debbie Gore Swedberg

Posted by Debbie Gore Swedberg    October 03, 2012

roy was the greatest pilot ever and and convinced me that i could make a living doing it so he taught me how to stay alive when things got bad.. that made my 31 year career of flying very easy..

Posted by Roger Zink    October 03, 2012

Didn't we have a great neighborhood to play, grow, thrive and learn, thanks to all of our parents. I remember sleeping in a camper in your backyard once, the 1st time I ever camped out. It was fun. May you find peace knowing that your parents are together once again. Take good care of one another. With sympathy, Jean Linquist Drulis

Posted by jean linquist drulis    October 03, 2012

Bob - My deepest condolences to you and your family. May you hold the memories of you father close to your heart. Sincerely, Linda

Posted by Linda{VanWinkle} Voigt    October 03, 2012

Roy was truly one of a kind and will be missed.

Posted by Marilyn Hopewell    October 03, 2012

Dear Roy Tom, Bo, Mary, Tim, Angela, Martha, Mark, and Joe, It’s not possible for us to attend Roy’s funeral tomorrow, but I was very glad to be able to phone up on Sunday with Bo, Tim, and Joe from over here in Germany. I’ve often thought about the time I first ever set foot in a plane: it was Roy’s Piper Cub. He spontaneously took me and Bo along on a private flight of his to Chicago—it was in the fall of 1959—and not the last time that I experienced Roy at the controls in flight. You always felt safe with Roy, he was that type of pilot. There are too many childhood memories of growing up with all of you on Vogt street to relate here—but, then, I don’t have to, they’re your memories, too. Our heartfelt condolences. Tomorrow we’ll be thinking of all of you—and of Roy and Betty. Always, Paul and Gabriele

Posted by Paul and Gabriele Terse    October 03, 2012

Hallo Mark, hallo liebe Familie Ertz, auf diesem Wege möchte ich im Namen meiner Familie Dir/Ihnen unsere aufrichtige Anteilnahme anlässlich des Todes von Roy Ertz aussprechen. Die Nachricht vom Tode von Roy Ertz habe ich von Josef erhalten. Es ist sicherlich schwer für die Hinterbliebenen, wenn ein geliebter Mensch diese irdische Welt verlässt. Jedoch unser Glaube an Gott spendet uns sicherlich Kraft und Trost in diesen schweren Stunden des Abschieds. Herzliche Grüße aus Hoxel Achim, Christel, Lisa und Lena Z e n d e r

Posted by Achim Zender    October 03, 2012

Sorry to hear about the loss of your dad .when my dad passed away the stories your dad use to tell about some of their adventures were something to hear..I always loved the one when dad and your dad put the national guard helicopter in the river..they lost power and your dad told my dad to jump and dad said all he saw were the blades ..your dad landed on the edge of the sand bar

Posted by Nora Ewing Robinson    October 03, 2012


Posted by DON@DOROTHY WILSON    October 03, 2012

Dear Mark and Family, I'm so sorry for your loss. He was a great guy, very fun to visit with. You and your Family are in my prayers. Know that he is in a better place, joined with his loved ones who have passed on. Please let me know if there is anything I can do......... Your old Friend Missy.

Posted by Melissa Mulholland    October 03, 2012

To all the kids that I grew up with: I am so sorry to hear about your Dad. A heck of a lot of memories! I wish that I could be there for the funeral just to see and talk with you. I doubt if I have space here to tell you about a "very small world" experience about your Dad that I had with someone in Vancouver, BC. I would have enjoyed sharing that with you. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers...He will hold you and He will heal you and He will give you peace. Genie Gore

Posted by Tracy (Genie) Gore    October 03, 2012

I am so sorry for the loss of your father. These last fews years have been special and I will miss taking Dad to see and visit with him. It is never easy losing someone we love, I know he is with all those he loved that went before him. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Judy Ertz Andries    October 03, 2012