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Pete & Paula Wedding 1957
Pete & Paula Wedding 1957
Pete's professional photo
Pete in the Army, Alaska, 1950-52
Pete took this picture at a zoo in the 1980s. He applied for a copyright for it. Title, "Show-Off"

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Pete & his brothers... Left to right: Don, Pete, Luke, Jake & Dave (youngest), Tom
Pete with Paula's Aunt Gert Siefker on her birthday
Paula & Pete with grandson A.J., 2005
Pete loved model trains. Here he is at the display at the Indiana State Museum one Christmas.
Pete with A.J. at Legal Seafood, where we went out for lobster dinner. Pete got about halfway through, before declaring it "a young man's battle" and handing over the rest to A.J., who didn't mind at all.
Pete, Paula, Alida & A.J., around 2014???

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Pete with his beloved Timmy Cat. This was "Timmy 2." Both cats were his buddies over the years. He loved playing with them and having them join him for naps.
As far as we know, this is the only selfie Pete ever took, we suspect by accident, on Alida's phone, while dear friend Alice Pollert looked on.
In 2018 Pete was invited to participate in an Honor Flight for veterans to Washington, D.C. Alida got to accompany him. We made many great memories that day, and were so appreciative of the volunteers who put so much heart and energy into making it happen.
At the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. on the Indy Honor Flight.
One of the highlights of their year in Caledonia (2018) was seeing family. We had Thanksgiving dinner with Pete's sister-in-law Cile and her daughter Tracy and son-in-law Mike. At Christmas, we got to visit with Pete's brother Don McKay and his family. L to R, seated: Pete's wife Paula, niece Becky, Pete; standing: daughter Alida, brother Don, nephew Andrew, niece Kate, son-in-law Patrick and grandson A.J.
Pete with daughter Alida, around 2015

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Recovering side-by-side after Paula broke her femur in 2016.
Site-seeing in South Dakota at a reunion of Pete's Army company.
Pete being silly during Christmas in Switzerland with son-in-law Patrick's family. Also pictured, Patrick's father Fredy Zweidler.
Pete & Paula's wedding. Here with Paula's Mom, Angeline Brethauer.
At the memorial service for Pete's sister-in-law, Betty McKay. As is tradition, Pete is wearing a McKay tartan tie.
Pete & Paula's wedding, here with Pete's parents John and Loretta McKay.

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On the Indy Honor Flight back home, reading the many cards and letters that were distributed to each of the veterans, thanking them for their service.
During the Indy Honor Flight trip, at Arlington National Cemetery.
On the Indy Honor Flight, at the Washington Monument.
On the Indy Honor Flight at the Lincoln Memorial.
Pete with Paula's cousins Don and Bob Siefker, at their mother, Gertrude Siefker's, birthday party.
Family photo. From L to R, standing (brothers & spouses): Pete, Paula, Loren (Luke), Jerry (Jake), Tom, Cile (Tom's wife), Dave, Don Seated: Pete's parents Loretta & John, and his Aunt Kate.

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Isn't he handsome in uniform?
Pete's Merchant Marine class... He's second from the left on the bottom row.
Young Pete - maybe high school?
Pete at Indy Honor Flight ready for group photo.

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Pete with daughter Alida