[Dba-office] Our Longtime Moderator Gary Kjos

John Bartow jbartow at winhaven.net
Thu Nov 9 11:51:11 CST 2023

Hi All,
Many of you may remember Gary Kjos.

Gary was a member of the DBA lists for over 20 years and was a moderator for most of those and he was always there to help anyone on the list.
On October 30 Gary passed away. Here is a link to his obituary:
Gary E. Kjos Obituary 2023 - Parker Kohl Funeral Home & Crematory<https://www.parkerkohlfuneralhome.com/obituaries/gary-kjos>

Many of us on the Off-topic(OT) list knew a lot about Gary from years of stories he would tell. He was an avid golfer, gardener, bicyclist, and fisherman.
I met him in person a few years ago while on business in the Minneapolis area. He was still working then and took an extended lunch to drive over to where I was so we could meet. Gary was a very nice guy, the perfect moderator.

On the OT list we've discussed what we might do to honor Gary. The idea was presented of supporting the "Northern Waters Land Trust" which is active in Gary's home state of Minesota.
Here's a link: Northern Water Land Trust - Preserving Land to Protect Our Water (northernwaterslandtrust.org)<https://northernwaterslandtrust.org/>

It was the consensus on OT that this would be something we could fund through collected donations to our DBA PayPal account rather than everyone doing it individually. Once the donations are collected, I'll make a group donation, in his honor, to the NWLT.

Here's the link:  https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=HCZUBM5ZTZBPL

If you'd like to donate, please do so on or before November 24th.
(Please put a note in that it's for a donation to NWLT in Gary Kjos's name or something similar.)

I'll make the donation after Thanksgiving and post results to the lists.

John Bartow
Past President
Database Advisors

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