It's with a heavy heart that I share the sad news that a truly good friend of mine, Dakotaman, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2012. He died at the Avera Heart Hospital at Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Back on February 19, 2004 both Dakotaman and I signed up at There.com. We met that first day and were instant friends and always shared that bond which made us feel more like brothers. We both fell in love with There and the community within and tried to do what we could to improve it. I've known many people in There but very few I would say were true friends ~ Dakotaman was a true friend.
Dakota, as I usually called him, championed the There Preservation Group that was "Dedicated to improving There for all users and P.E.A.C.E. (Preserving Equal Access & Consideration for Everyone!)". He was regularly involved in community events and always tried to lend a hand whenever it was needed. Dak, as many called him, was liked by everyone due to his kind heart and sincere gentlemanly natural way. Just today a very close friend of his was saying how he always made her and their friends feel comfortable and that he was always polite.
Some of Dakotaman's close friends will be organizing an in-world (There) memorial gathering. When the exact time and location are known, I will post it here. Dakotaman was a great guy, a true friend and a well respected Therian. Let us celebrate his life and not forget him, his contributions and his causes.
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Obituary for Dakotaman