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    Junior Member SHOW GUEST
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    somewhere in the late rounds

    a friend in need

    one of our regular contributors has lost his infant son to SIDS

    we as racers are all one big family regardless of other influences

    i cannot imagine the pain his family must feel.

    i do imagine he could use some support.

    final arrangements will be posted when available.

    please send your cards & flowers to doug & his family & show him how much we support him in his time of need.


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    Senior Member EXPERT BUILDER gearhead1011's Avatar
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    Shepherdsville, KY
    Mel, that's in the off topic section and can't be viewed unless you're a signed member. but here's the link to the info in the general section.

    And this is the post you have the link for


    PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 7:43 am Post subject: The unexpected, my baby boy and future dragracer

    Yesterday at 4pm I lost my baby boy Austin.. Just when you think that he is going to make it he suddenly died. He was months old and never once had a fever or even a cold. I just got off work at 3:30 and my wife called and told me the ambulance just got to my house. He just suddenly stopped breathing. He was taken to St Mary's and there never recovered.
    His twin sister, Delaney, was a little under weight, but is doing fine. He was gaining weight like a horse. He actually gained 2 lbs in two weeks between his check up. Wow..... I wish I could wake up from this and realize it is just a dream.
    I named him after austin coil and his middle name was Jonathon. Just like me I stay out of the spotlight......
    Only thing is I believe that God must have a purpose for taking him so suddenly and short in life. I just hope that I can continue on without being upset towards God for this . And hoping that Delaney doesn't follow the same path.
    Austin I love you

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    Administrator RACING JUNKIE bjuice's Avatar
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    i could not imagine the prayers go out to this man and his family..i have a 2 yr old and could not bare the thought..



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    Senior Member DYNO OPERATOR
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    gods speed austin Im very sorry doug and family.David.

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    Administrator RACING JUNKIE
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    Sorry for your loss Doug,prayers sent out to the family in a time inneed.
    Godspeed Austin
    There Is 1 Thing Better Than Cubic Inches,,,More Of Them

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    Senior Member RACING JUNKIE
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    Our thoughts and prayers are with Doug and his family.

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    Junior Member SHOW GUEST
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    somewhere in the late rounds
    Austin Jonathan Hermann
    LONG CREEK - Austin Jonathan Hermann, 3 months old, passed away at 4:50 p.m. August 21, 2007 in St. Mary's Hospital. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, August 25, 2007 at Point Pleasant Cemetery, Long Creek. Visitation will be from 1:00 till 2:00 p.m. at Dawson & Wikoff Funeral Home, Mt. Zion. Memorials may be made to Sudden Infant Death Services of Illinois, 710 E. Ogden Ave, Suite 550, Naperville, IL 60563.

    Messages of condolence may be sent to the family at

    Austin was born on May 24, 2007 in Decatur the son of Douglas Hermann and Melissa Mines. Surviving is his parents of Long Creek, Sister: Alexus Mines of Long Creek, Brother: Orion Brown of Long Creek, Twin Sister: Delaney Hermann of Long Creek, Paternal-Grandparents: Ronald H. and Lynnette Hermann of Sullivan, Maternal-Grandfather: Larry Anderson and his wife Mary of Indianapolis, IN, Maternal-Grandmother: Carol Kelly and her husband Michael of Springfield, and Maternal Great-Grandmother: Norma Witt of Georgetown, IL. Obituary written by family members.

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