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Blog entry by stefang posted 08-30-2020 06:22 PM 2283 reads 0 times favorited 59 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Unfortunately my father, who you know as Stefang, passed away this morning. He had terminal kidney cancer and suffered from a lot of pain towards the end, so it was a release for him. He had his family by his side and his last words were, “I’ve got to go.”

We know how much he appreciated Lumber Jocks and that he considered many of you as his friends. We wanted to let you know of his passing and thank you on his behalf. So this is his last goodbye, or as we say in Norwegian, farvel.

His loving son.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#1 posted 08-30-2020 06:27 PM

So Sorry to hear this. He was indeed a loved member here (a class act) and will be greatly missed.

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 08-30-2020 06:38 PM


Very SAD to hear this…

My condolences to you and Family!
Thank you for letting us know…


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#3 posted 08-30-2020 06:41 PM

My Sincerest Condolences to you and yours.
He was a fine man and very talented woodworker (though he always liked to belittle his own abilities)
His gentle, good humor and ever-kind words of encouragement will be missed…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#4 posted 08-30-2020 06:45 PM

My condolences for your lost.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#5 posted 08-30-2020 06:48 PM

I will miss Mike. We had a few good conversations via messages. He was one of the first to reach out to me on Lumberjocks and encourage me to be more involved. I always enjoyed seeing his woodworking and his stories to go with each project.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 08-30-2020 06:53 PM

I’m so sorry for your loss Mike was a very special man and I always felt he was a great friend even though just online, his loving approach to me and the other members here will be missed so very much. My condolences to your whole family he spoke often of the woodworking projects he shared with you. We appreciate you letting us know at what has to be a very difficult time for your family.
Peace and love to your family.


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#7 posted 08-30-2020 06:58 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I will miss him, he will be missed by all.


-- Jim, Mid coast, Maine home of the chain leg vise

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#8 posted 08-30-2020 06:58 PM

I am so sad and sorry of his sickness and passing.

Thank you So much for letting us know and I am wishing the best for you and the whole family.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#9 posted 08-30-2020 07:03 PM

I am so sorry to hear this sad news about your dad. May he rest in peace.
Your dad has said many nice things about my projects and many other Lj. projects. My heart sinks with sadness I will miss him.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#10 posted 08-30-2020 07:08 PM

So sorry to hear that. You and your family have my deepest condolence at your loss. Mike was sure a friend here on Lumberjocks!!!!!!!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 08-30-2020 07:33 PM

A loss of a good man. My condolences to you and your family.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#12 posted 08-30-2020 07:39 PM

Hello Stefan Gs Family

I thank you for you strength in being able to post this message.
we will all miss his talent knowledge and ability assist when help was needed.

A valued contribuitor to the site.

As you say favel friend and loved family member.

from all of us here in Australia

04-10-2009 09:15 AM to 2020

-- Regards Rob

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#13 posted 08-30-2020 07:46 PM

Sad to hear that Mike has past away. I, and I’m sure I’m not the only one. always could asked him for help. I have followed a lot of his blogs here on LJ and will miss his contributions. My condolences to you and your family.


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#14 posted 08-30-2020 08:04 PM


Aw, Mike! So sad to have you leave us!

Sincerest condolences to your family; we know from his posts he loved his family!

Farewell, my friend.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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#15 posted 08-30-2020 08:06 PM

So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. He will be missed on Lumberjocks.

My condolences to you and your family.

RIP Mike.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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