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Archive for February, 1997

Francis X. Limmer

Francis X. Limmer of Kearsage, NH died February 22, 1997 at the Maine Medical Center following a long illness. He was born in Vachendorff, Germany, the son of Peter and Maria Limmer and moved to Mount Washington Valley in 1951. He served in the famous 10th Mountain Division in Italy as a lieutenant and joined his father’s boot making business Peter Limmer and Sons in 1946. He was an avid skier, fisherman and outdoorsman. He leaves his wife Maria, his son Karl, a daughter Elsie, two grandchildren, two great grandchildren and his brother Peter.

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Commander Robert Marvel

Commander Robert Marvel died in San Antonio, TX February 20, 1997. He was known as Commander or Der working as Assistant Huts Manager under Bruce Sloat. Hawkeye Hawkins sent the following: Der was one of a kind smoking his unfiltered Camels. He was the end of the conservative era of hut management. I was glad to work one season with Commander in charge. Many will remember his green uniform and crusher hat. How many were met by the Der at night with his six shooters strapped by his side? There was no hanky panky when the Der was on watch. Remember when he hid in the PNC fireplace to catch croo stealing rag socks? How about his Dodge Businessman’s Coupe? Memories. He was a commander in the US Navy, an avid protector of gun owners’ rights and active in NH conservative politics. He leaves his wife, T. Anne Webster Marvel.

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