Monday, March 31, 2014

Joe Spado Memorial Information SAVE THE DATES JUNE 27 & JUNE 28, 2014

FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 2014

Joe’s time here on earth ended December 2, 2013. He entered the spirit world at the start of a very cold, long winter. The family decided that we would wait to give family and friends a chance to give him a proper send off, to have time together to reflect and remember him.  Plans are for a ceremony at Fort Snelling Cememtery, Minneapolis, MN  at 11 am on June 27th, where he will be memorialize with the full military honors he has earned.
Luncheon will be served after at Steve VandeWater's home, 693 Butternut Ave, St. Paul.(about 8 miles from the cemetery)Deli meat, cheese and vegie trays will be provided Pot luck offerings will be accepted. 


The plans for Saturday, June 28th is to escort Joe’s ashes up to Lake Superior, where we will launch some of the “captain” in a miniature canoe out into the lake. Joe always told us that when he got too old and sick that we should just put him in a canoe and send him out into the lake he loved so much. To honor that wish we decided to make this symbolic gesture. Joe will be driven up by motorcycle escorted by more motorcycles and vehicles. The tentative destination will be Maslowski Beach on Chequamegon Bay, just off Hwy 2 in Ashland, WI. After the launching a memorial service will take place in Washburn, WI at Humble Be ( where food will be served, music will be made and we will all have a chance to remember Joe. I will get more information out for people who wish to stay in the Ashland/Washburn/Bayfield area as well as times for departure from River Falls, WI (base) to head north. It is approx a 4 hour ride. If I don’t get your questions answered please feel free to call or email me. My cell is 715-209-6599 and email is

Camping and crashing is available at my house in River Falls for Friday night or any time you need to. I have a couple tents and plenty of back yard and floor or couch space available.

looking forward to seeing you

more info will be coming, promise!
Barb and family