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T40cfr403

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1770 on: October 04, 2022, 04:14:29 PM »

From RRP:

We are turning our Decorah North and Decorah streams back on on Saturday, October 8, at noon. Please join us for celebratory chats on our website from noon to 3pm central time!
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1771 on: October 04, 2022, 04:18:38 PM »

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1772 on: October 04, 2022, 04:29:08 PM »

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We are very sad to announce that Willard Holthaus passed away last week. Willard became an eagle lover after the Decorah Eagles built a nest in the cottonwood above his garage.  One of the highlights of his later years along Trout Run Creek was watching and learning about them.  Cinematographer and natural history film producer Neil Rettig began filming 'American Eagle' in 2007 and needed to find an eagle's nest. RRP founder Bob Anderson told him there was one in Decorah, unexpectedly near a woodshed and very, very easy to access and film. The two started filming from the famous white barn in the background but quickly secured permission from Willard to put cameras in the nest, beginning the Decorah Eagles story. Willard and his wife Mary Ellen loved serving as caretakers of the Decorah Eagles and always had detailed stories to share every time they saw us working in the garage that we call command central.  Willard frequently flagged us down to tell us about the eagles and swap stories about what was going on while we were gone or outside the watchful lenses of our eagle cams.  His enthusiasm, cheerfulness, and support for the bald eagle live cam will be greatly missed.

https://www.schluterbalikfuneralhome.com/obituary/willard-holthaus?fbclid=IwAR2HNswdDf6yGIit0s8gfAXLTHtB-oQV1LIxBtFNJdj1lXU6UAL_wTxXVmQ

It's been a couple of tough years for the early crew. Thank you for your support.
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1773 on: October 04, 2022, 07:06:54 PM »

T40 - Thanks for the RRP info on cams, and about Willard’s passing.  :(

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1774 on: October 04, 2022, 07:16:53 PM »

What a beautiful soul Willard was, so glad we talked with him so many years ago.  During our trips to Decorah Tony's yearly car ride over to Decorah would always involve his rememberances of our chats with Willard at the garage, the tent, or just at the hatchery ATF table.  Our eagle family was truly blessed to be adopted by him.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1775 on: October 04, 2022, 08:39:23 PM »

Puff - Thank you for sharing such a lovely remembrance of Willard.
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1776 on: Yesterday at 05:25:00 AM »

RIP Willard Holthaus
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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1777 on: Yesterday at 09:55:59 AM »

Very sad to hear of Willard Holthaus passing. Blessings and comfort from friends, family and your eagle family. Thank you for your willingness to help RRP.

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Re: Decorah Eagles 2022
« Reply #1778 on: Today at 12:16:31 AM »

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