I cannot thank enough the following people who supported this book as patrons. Without their help, it would have been impossible to create this book. To them I give my humblest thanks.
David & Brenda Flatgard: In memory of our parents, Oscar & Malinda Flatgard, Francis & Alice Burton.
Stephanie, James, Erica & Dylan Smith.
Beth, Raymond, Nathan & Eric Lund: Commissioned with love for their children that they may cherish their family heritage and know the love that is their uncle.
M. Cristina Gonzales: In memory of Spencer Bear Heels and Severt Young Bear.
Ken Janovsky: For Maura Janovsky.
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Orrin & Betty Holmen.
Brian Bloedow &. Kaari Korhonen: In memory of their friend, Daniel Cybyske, whose loyalty and inspiration will be greatly missed.
Christine M. Dilapi.
Jim & June Borseth.
Patrice & Cheyenne Marie Flatgard: Remembering special childhood memories of growing up on the farm in Bergen, Minnesota.
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