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In Memorium

Clyde & Betty Ludwig parents of Chris Kieffer, founding director Iron Disorders Institute. Both parents passed away within five days of one another during May 2011. The Ludwig's were so supportive of IDI and the cause. They hosted the founders on their many trips to DC and NIH in Bethesda.

Justin Allen grandson of Harry Chris Kieffer. Justin died in an accident May 2010; he was 20 years old. He is survived by his parents David and Tina Allen Coeur d'Alene, ID and His brother Ryan Allen and his wife Jennie.

Iron Disorders Institute mourns the loss of Webb Garrison, the husband of IDI's Executive Director - Cheryl Garrison. Webb passed away Monday, October 3rd, 2011 from heart failure. He was 67. Webb worked as a wildlife artists and in painting reproduction for local artists. Webb was a graduate of Emory University. 

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Cheryl Garrison; 6 children, Pat Garrison, Webb Garrison III and wife Betty, Greg Garrison and wife Margi, Ben Garrison and wife Annie, Paul Garrison and wife Jannie, and David Garrison; 11 grandchildren, Isaac, Webb IV, Elizabeth Rose, Gus, Bella, Louisa, Sarah, Ben, Anna, Olivia, and Ryder; a sister, Carol Bates; a brother, Bill T. Garrison and wife Mary; 5 nieces, Cindi, Beth, Carol, Meredith, and Anne; a nephew, Patrick; and 9 great nieces and nephews.

Webb's gentle nature and giving heart helped to make Iron Disorders Institute possible. His continuous support and generous spirit will never be forgotten. 

There will be a celebration of Webb's life on the July 4th weekend, 2012 at Lake Junaluska.

If you knew Webb, and would like to donate in his memory, a fund as been set up at IDI on his behalf. Donations can be made by clicking here. 

To view Webb's artwork, visit www.webbgarrisongallery.com

In Memory of David Munzert

David Joseph Munzert, 77, of Edinboro passed Tuesday April 19, 2011 at his home. He was born June 30, 1933, in Buffalo, NY to Alfred W. Munzert, Sr. and Loretta Haley and parented by Joseph and Cora Schwarz. He earned Associates Degrees in Corrections and Criminal Justice from Pima Community College in Tucsan, AZ. He served for 21 years and retired from the United States Air Force. He served for 21 years and retired from the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs. His last appointment was as the Chief of Volunteers and Public Relations Officer at the Erie VA Medical Center.

He entered the Air Force in 1950 during the Korean War and retired in 1971. He had numerous domestic assignments including Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, Niagra Falls, New York, Myrtle Beach AFB, South Carolina, Mt. Home, ID, and Keesler AFB, Mississippi. His overseas assignments included Korea, Germany, and Japan. He also served two tours in Vietnam, in Da Nang and Nha Trang, where he earned a medal of commendation for meritorious service and a Purple Heart. He was a member of the American Legion, the Air Force Security Police Association, the Air Force Vietnam Security Police Association, and was a 32nd degree Mason. He was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans Association. Locally, he served on the Washington Township Council for four years, two years as mayor. Above all, he was a dedicated, loving, and generous husband, son, father, and grandfather.

He enjoyed reading, playing cards, fishing, bowling, music, puzzles, and sports, and loved spending time at the family cottage. He played tennis, racquet ball, baseball, and softball.

He was preceded in death by his Uncle Joseph & Aunt Cora Schwarz, his siblings Alfred W. Munzert, Jr., Donald F. Munzert, Maureen Lindsay, and Michael Spencer. He is survived by his wife Joanne Munzert, and father-in-law, Donald Bryant of Edinboro; daughters Becky Willow of Edinboro and Shelly Boutte (Mathew) of Woodland Park, CO, 4 sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law, a son-in-law Norman Willow of Edinboro; grandchildren Alayna Willow, Clayton & Sophia Boutte; close cousins, nieces, nephews, and many friends. Visitors may call at Glunt Funeral Home 210 Erie St. Edinboro on Monday April 25th from 2PM-4PM and 7PM-9PM. A celebration of his life will be held at Unity in Edinboro, 130 Meadville Street, Edinboro on Tuesday April 26th at 11:00 a.m. Donations may be made to the Iron Disorders Institute, PO Box 675, Taylors, SC 29615 or Boystown National Headquarters 200 Flanagan Boulevard PO Box 6000 Boys Town, NE 68010. To send condolences please visit www.gluntfuneralhome.com.

In Memory of Richard Reisenbichler

ROCK HILL - Richard M. Reisenbichler, 63, of 2971 Tipperary Road, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at his residence. A native of Cape Girardeau, Mo., Mr. Reisenbichler was born Aug. 22, 1947, a son of the late Ervin Miller and Doris Maddox Reisenbichler. He was a manager with Frito Lay in Charlotte.
Surviving are his wife, Barbara Hale Reisenbichler; two sons, Heink M. Reisenbichler and his wife, Laurie, of Suffolk, Va., and Keirk H. Reisenbichler of Virginia Beach, Va.; two brothers, Thomas Reisenbichler of Dallas, Texas and Robert Reisenbichler of Leander, Texas; three grandchildren, E.J. and Jason T. Coakley and Matthew J. Reisenbichler.

Condolences can be e-mailed to the family; please send to my attention: Cheryl Garrison cgarrison@irondisorders.org
The Bass-Cauthen Funeral Home, 700 Heckle Blvd., Rock Hill, is serving the family. You can also send condolences to the family www.basscauthenfuneralhome.com.


Dolores Forman  1935-2010. A dear and beloved friend has passed away. She will be missed. "In a recent phone call with her, she spoke of the long history we all have together and how DNA has united us in our work. She talked about missing her precious daughter Rhonda, who died at age 23 from juvenile hemochromatosis. Rhonda would have been 50 years old this year. We talked about her beautiful and talented daughter Cynthia and Engram, Dolores's only grandchild and her beloved husband Robert. Dolores was a gentle, kind woman who was willing to reach out and help anyone in need. " Cheryl Garrison, Executive Director, Iron Disorders Institute

Dolores is survived by her husband Robert (Bob), one daughter Cynthia, one grandson Engram, a sister, Era Mae Adams, and two brothers Irvin Brannon, and Wendell Gene Brannon.

The family has asked that people make donations in Dolores's name in lieu of flowers; Iron Disorders Institute is among the charities the family has desingated to recieve such donations. IDI will notify the family of your donation (excepting the amount), with one of our special "In My Father's Hands" cards. 

If you have comments for the family, please send them to me: Cheryl Garrison: cgarrison@irondisorders.org

If you wish to make a donation in Honor of Dolores online, click on the Give tab on the navigation bar to the left.

If you prefer to mail a donation, you may send it to
Iron Disorders Institute
PO Box 675, Taylors, SC 29687

Photo: Dolores at IRONUSA 2001, Greenville, SC. She is the 2001 recipient of Iron Disorders Institute "Stars, in our eyes" award, given to layperson individuals who have made significant contributions to raising awareness about iron disorders.

Messages from friends to the family of Dolores Forman

"In loving memory of Dolores. Kay and Ron Prevatt, Chip and Kayron and their families especially thought and prayed for you all on her birthday, the 12th. We all love you so very much and will continue to pray for all of you in the days ahead. We feel a huge void in all of our lives. Love to you."

Chris & Harry Kieffer: "Dolores was a precious person and good friend. Every year on September 11 we talked by phone--because she and I had been on the phone when this terrible tragedy occurred. I will miss her. Our love and condolences to Bob, Cindy, and Engram.

Dr. & Mrs. Louis Heck "Dolores was a kind and sweet woman. Our condolences to the family."

Johnny Wade Goodwin, of Brashear, Texas, passed away on Tuesday July 13th at the age of 60. He was born July 14th, 1949 in Hico, Texas. In 1972 when Johnny was a young man he became a Journeyman Iron Worker, skilled in all aspects of a dangerous and demanding trade. He continued to excel as an Iron Worker and because of his strong beliefs in his craft and his union, Johnny was elected and re-elected as Business Agent for Dallas Iron Workers Local #481 from 1979 until 1988. Continuing his career path of making sure working people got their just due; in 1988 Johnny accepted a position as a mediator with the Texas Industrial Accident Board. In this position, he gained the respect of both employer and employee representatives as a fair and honest mediator for 20 years until his retirement in April of 2008. Johnny is survived by his wife Judy, his five children, Amy and Danny Goodwin, Christie, Amy and Corey Lagadinos, his daughter-in-law Jenny and two grandchildren Chase and Aubrey, his mother Odelia Goodwin of Stephenville and his four siblings, Kimmy McGee, Tommy Goodwin, Dell Goodwin and Denise Perkins. Services were held at the Monica Park Christian Church at 2600 Broadway Boulevard, Garland, TX 75041 on Saturday, July 17th, followed by a gathering to celebrate his life at Humperdinks in Dallas. The family greatly appreciates any donations made in Johnny’s honor to http://www.irondisorders.org in support of Hemochromatosis awareness.

More comments about Johnny from friends and family: 
“One thing that comes to mind and we feel very special about is on July 17th which was the day we had Johnny's memorial service, a law firm that Johnny had worked with when he was at the Texas Industrial Accident Board contacted the Texas Senate and asked them to raise the Texas flag over the Texas State Capital in his memory. Johnny always said he didn't live in the United States, that he proudly lived in Texas and that Texas was a nation of it's own! Johnny waived proudly above the Texas State Capital on July 17th! The law firm has received the flag and will be sending it to my mother.”

“Johnny's dream came true when he purchased 118 acres of land in East Texas (Brashear, TX) and was able to retire with his wife. Johnny loved his wife, family, dog, friends, 3 horses, 2 miniature donkeys, 12 Dexter cows, 4 goats and 27 chickens!”

 Johnny’s son, Corey, created a very special video which can be viewed by watching the YouTube video below.