ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our uncle, John Page.
We will remember him forever.
 
Please join John's friends and family for lunch, story-telling and merriment... 

Celebration of Life Gathering
in memory of John Page


Saturday, September 10, 2016
11am - 2pm

Sylvan Lake Lodge Veranda
24572 SD Highway 87
Custer, SD 57730

Immediately following lunch, you are welcome to join us for a memorial tour through Custer State Park as we visit John's most treasured places. Carpooling is highly suggested due to lack of adequate parking!

   
We are in search of a climber who would like to honor John by climbing up to the John's Jump route (jumping is optional!)


 Blessings,

John’s Nieces
Posted by Katie Page on June 5, 2020
John, I recently found out Custer made the short list for a family trip my friend in Chicago was planning. She reached out to me for advice and I lit up with excitement trying to describe how magical Custer is for me and telling her stories of visits with John and the new connections made when he passed. Her girls are about the same age as Nikki and I were for our first trip to Custer. They will be there for a week in July and I’m so excited to hear how they respond to the magic there. They will be stopping by your “jump” for me and have already read about some of your climbing history. Thank you for sharing your home and your passion in a way that will always live on. Love, Katie
Posted by Bob Page on June 4, 2020
As I look back to John's passing I realize more than ever that he was a true survivalist of "life", with his multitude of passions for all things earth related. In addition I remember being so very moved by all the lives he impacted with his personality, stories of climbing and compassion for others. I remain very proud to be his brother, and know that Mom is overjoyed to have him with her.
Posted by Bob Page on December 20, 2018
Rest in peace my brother. Give Mom and Dad a hug for me. I am certain there are lots of creeks, rocks and hills to explore.
Posted by Sue Schroeder on September 11, 2016
Thanks for the beautiful tribute to John's life. Seeing his ashes fly away from John's Jump was a moving tribute to his love of the Needles. We will always remember him sitting by the Sylvan Lake Store ready to share his Needles expertise with any visiting climber. --Sue Schroeder and Jim Syverson, Minneapolis, MN
Posted by Joan Vogel on September 9, 2016
The summer of '88 Uncle John showed his nieces Nikki and Katie his favorite places in all the world.  He met us at Wall Drug Store after we left Denver, took us, including our dog Squiggles, to the top of Harney Peak, Sylvan Lake, the Devil's Tower in Wyoming.

We went searching for agates somewhere in the Black Hills, and camped in the state park near Custer. This was some feat because this was also Sturgis week, so campsites were not that plentiful. He brought an army cot for me, so this mom wouldn't need to sleep on the ground. He had coffee ready every morning when we awoke.

He took us to his apartment and showed us how to cut agates and polish them with his equipment.

He showed us how to repel off a large boulder, and even got me to climb the Inner Course spire near Sylvan Lake. This was my first, and last, endeavor at rock climbing. My tennis shoes served me well, since John's shoes wouldn't fit me.

Great memories!

Joan Vogel
Posted by Richard Laptad on September 6, 2016
There are so many wonderful stories to tell about John, what a wonderful character. He was such a fun interesting guy. For me the Hills will never be the same without him. By John.

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Posted by Katie Page on June 5, 2020
John, I recently found out Custer made the short list for a family trip my friend in Chicago was planning. She reached out to me for advice and I lit up with excitement trying to describe how magical Custer is for me and telling her stories of visits with John and the new connections made when he passed. Her girls are about the same age as Nikki and I were for our first trip to Custer. They will be there for a week in July and I’m so excited to hear how they respond to the magic there. They will be stopping by your “jump” for me and have already read about some of your climbing history. Thank you for sharing your home and your passion in a way that will always live on. Love, Katie
Posted by Bob Page on June 4, 2020
As I look back to John's passing I realize more than ever that he was a true survivalist of "life", with his multitude of passions for all things earth related. In addition I remember being so very moved by all the lives he impacted with his personality, stories of climbing and compassion for others. I remain very proud to be his brother, and know that Mom is overjoyed to have him with her.
Posted by Bob Page on December 20, 2018
Rest in peace my brother. Give Mom and Dad a hug for me. I am certain there are lots of creeks, rocks and hills to explore.
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