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MN Shooter Harold Ibach passed away.

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  1. Ithaca$$$Grade

    Ithaca$$$Grade Active Member

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    I just got word that Harold passed away in his sleep Saturday night.

    Harold, at the age of 83, was one of the nicest, most competitive shooters I have ever had the pleasure to shoot with. If I remember right, he was 75 when he made the 27 yd line. Good score, bad score, he was always upbeat and looked forward to the next time he could shoot. He shot on Saturday and took a Lewis class at Mpls. Gun Club. He will be missed by many.

    Godspeed Harold and my deepest sympathy to family and friends.

    Jim W
     
  2. Sky Buster

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    I shot on Harold's squad on Saturday and am shocked at the news. Harold
    was a great guy and a pleasure to talk to and shoot with. I'm going to miss him.

    John Podergois
     
  3. Hitapair

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    They don't come any better than Harold. Always had a pleasant word to say. He will be missed. My symapthy to his family.

    Rich R
     
  4. MX-10RS

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    Harold was a true gentleman and a pleasure to be around. Rest in Peace my friend.

    George Gillett
     
  5. JACK

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    Disappointing. He was a staple. We'll miss Harold.
     
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    Harold's passing is a great loss to Minnesota Trapshooting. Harold always had time to stop and chat at any shoot and my wife and I always had pleasant conversations with Harold when he came to Winona to shoot. He was a wonderful man and he enjoyed trapshooting. He will be missed by all that knew him. From my wife and I to Harold's family, you have our prayers and our sympathy.


    Glenn and Renae
     
  7. handlepuller

    handlepuller Well-Known Member

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    Man, this is really too bad.

    He really was a good guy and I'll sure miss seeing him around too.

    If anyone gets funeral info please post it.
     
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    Harold will be missed by all of his friends. He was a great Man. I'm sure he is watching from the heavens. Good bye my friend. George Pappas
     
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    What a nice way to go. Shoot and then pass peacfully in your sleep. Sounds like he was a very good man
     
  10. Golani

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    Harold was a wonderful man. A true gentleman. We will all miss him very much. He had a very distinctive target call and I smiled whenever I heard it because I knew Harold was nearby.

    I believe he spent a great deal of time caring for a very frail wife and son. Is there anything that his many friends and admirers can do to help them? Perhaps someone who knows his family could help direct us in this effort. I would be eager to contribute to the cause and I think many others would as well.

    Rest in peace, Harold, and God bless you.

    Charlie Leavitt
     
  11. JACK

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    Not many folks had the grasp on life's ways as Harold did. That he lost it is normal. But he lives on with us and will for a long time. What a nice guy.

    I watched him button up his stuff a bit early on Saturday, put his gun away and I commented to him that he was "done a bit early". Usually that prompted him to congeniality that he was known for. Not Saturday. He just nodded in acknowledgement and moved on. I'll sure remember that for a long while. See you soon Harold.
     
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    Harold was a true gentleman and he always had time to visit. Another of the good guys shooting now on God's team. Glenn
     
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    Never heard a unkind word or profanity from Harold. He always had time to stop and chat with you whenever or wherever you were. So-long Pal...Dale Otis
     
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    My first memories of Harold go way back to when I started shooting with the 3M Trap and Skeet league. After moving to GA I would see Harold in AZ shooting the Spring Grand. That continued for many years until the last few when he stopped attending. You couldn't help but like Harold...quiet, but always willing to chat. Those of you who knew him will remember this..."I finally figured out what I was doing wrong".

    He will be missed. Roger and I have thought of him often and will continue to do so.

    Roger and Betty
     
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    Harold Ibach

    Retired from 3M, age 83, of White Bear Lake. Passed away unexpectedly on November 8, 2009. Survived by wife Margaret; son John; sister Shirley Marcus; extended family and friends.

    Memorial service Friday 11/13/09 at 2:00 PM at ARLINGTON HILLS LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1115 Green-brier Avenue. Private interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. 651-777-2600.
     
  16. Neil Winston

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    Harold was always interested in his placement on the many state teams he was on and would call me mid-November and get the news. Often, state team competitors skip the challenging days, unwilling to risk an average for a potential event win. But Harold never, never did that and would shoot in the wind, rain, or cold and let the chips fall where they might. I always thought that he was the personification of shooting sportsman and sportsmanship and he will be missed in Minnesota at the small shoots, the big shoots, and jackpot shoots he so faithfully supported for so long. Goodbye, Harold, it was great to know you.

    Neil
     
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    It was always a pleasure to see Harold at the shoots,He always had a wave and a smile and a "How ya been shootin Dave" HE will be missed for sure and for certain
    Dave Gilberg
     
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    It just amazed me the way Harold would always show up for our winter Jackpot shoots no matter how cold it was. What a wonderful man that will be so dearly missed! My heartfelt condolences to his family.

    Dan Ward
     
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