Captain David Roth, age 81, took his flight on his final journey peacefully November 29, 2017. Dave was preceded in death by the light and love of his life, Martha (Marty), after 60 years of marriage. The couple lived for years in Burnsville and at the time of Dave’s passing he resided at Apple Valley, Minnesota.
Captain Andrew Nathanson, age 74, of Howell, Michigan, took one final flight west on July 2, 2017. Andrew was born in Columbia, SC, on December 20, 1942. He graduated from Southwest Miami High School in 1960 and attended the University of Miami, FL, where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity.
1932 ~ 2018
Captain Paul Pompermayer, age 86, flew west on February 6, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. Paul died from complications of Alzheimer's Disease.
Born at 12:02 AM. on January 1, 1932 Paul went through life saying, "I ruined my mother's New Year's Eve." Born in Salida, Colorado to Nick and Jenny Pompermayer, Paul was the youngest of three sons. He was raised by his mother, as Paul's father was disabled and resided in a Veteran's home. From a rather young age Paul to help support the family.
Captain Gerald R. Seaton, age 83, ‘The Iron Ranger’, Flew West on November 11, 2017 after several years battling cancer.
Jerry was born March 31, 1935 in Wadena, Minnesota and spent his early years near Wadena and Alexandria. His father was a grocery salesman and moved the family to Hibbing, in the heart of Minnesota iron ore mining country, when Jerry was in Jr. High. In High School Jerry was a quick high scoring (by his own admission) point guard for the ‘Blue Jackets’ Basketball team that went to the state tournament in 1950. He graduated from high school in 1952 and enrolled at Hamline University in St. Paul.