Most met him through his many years as a wrestling coach and a Golden Gopher wrestling fan. Some met him as an instructor of golf, tennis, bowling or other physical education class at Anoka-Ramsey Community College. Others met him as their landlord or realtor. Regardless of how you met him, once one met him, one did not forget him. He had a presence. He lived life unapologetically with thick skin and a soft heart. His exterior was rough yet his character was fair and caring. He was loyal to his friends and always true blue!
Since his passing, however, his color has become purple–purple represents hope in the hell that is pancreatic cancer.