We said goodbye to one of our good friends last Friday. Charlie Hueckman was killed in a logging accident on January 11, and there was a memorial service on the 24th. Chuck was a year younger than me and was Ivan's best hunting, fishing and 'just about everything else' buddy.
This is what Chuck liked to do, cut trees and pull those logs out of the woods. This is during one of three logging operations we did together over the last several years.
Below are a bunch of pix of Chuck helping on the garage project. Alot of these photos need to be 'double clicked' for a good view.
Chuck loved hunting and he went to Idaho every year for the last 18 years to hunt Elk with his bow. He met up with his good friends Andy and Rick Wilund to spend a week or two camping and hunting in the mountains. A couple of years ago he got a real nice one.
Below are some views of Chuck relaxing at our garage party a couple of years ago.
Chuck really enjoyed operating machinery. He had two kinds of skidders and he had an arrangement with Kenny Pearson to rent Kenny's bulldozers. Chuck did some 'stumping' and leveling at the Ottertail on a couple of occasions.
Chuck also spent some time helping on the Taj Mashack, the Lord and Fisher hunting lodge.
This was a common pairing since about 2001, when Ivan discovered fishing from kayaks. He and Chuck spent countless hours prowling the shorelines of Cranberry Lake. Between these two a lot of fish went from lake to frying pan.
So long, buddy.... I wish I would have connected with you a lot sooner, but spending time with you these last 7-8 years was a distinct pleasure. You'll be well remembered......