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Old Dec 26, 2015, 08:41 PM
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Mike Gretz

Just head from my buddies at Historic Flight, that modeling great, Sig Mfg. executive and respected aero historian, Mike Gretz, underwent emergency brain surgery last PM (dec. 25).

You might give a thought or two, in the days ahead, about his situation and that of his family. Positive energy, thoughts and prayers. Thank you.
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Old Dec 27, 2015, 07:59 AM
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OMG! Mike is such a great guy. Many good thoughts and prayers for a complete and speedy recovery.

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Old Dec 27, 2015, 09:56 AM
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I met Mike years ago at a control line contest in Michigan and recall his enthusiasm and readiness to answer my questions. He was the "Sig guy" and the modeler I paid attention to for tips and new model designs. Get well soon, Mike!

Soft landings,

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Old Dec 27, 2015, 12:40 PM
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I do not know Mike but I certainly know of him. Best wishes to him for a complete and speedy recovery and also to his family and friends. Something like this would be tough to deal with any time but particularly so during the holiday season. Get well soon Mike!
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I've known Mike since the late 70's and he is a GREAT guy....so sorry to hear about his condition....I will surely add him to my prayer list.
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Old Dec 27, 2015, 09:48 PM
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Sure hope all goes well for Mike. I do not know him but do know the name. Sig is brand I always liked and still do.
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I met Mike in 1983. Has anyone any later information?
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Old Jan 01, 2016, 03:08 PM
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Maybe a call into Sig tomorrow might be in order.....
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Our club used to make an annual pilgrimage to Sig every year on Presidents day with the local dealer. We would pick up the coming season fuel supply for all the club members, wood, kits and anything else we thought we needed. We always got a factory tour. Mike gave us one of those tours. I remember him as a good guy.

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Old Jan 05, 2016, 08:12 AM
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I called SigMfg this morning and received the following update on Mike Gretz.
Mike is still in the hospital in Minnesota. The Doctors removed a Cancerous Tumor from His Brain. They have started him on Chemo Therapy.
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I just received the following address for anyone wanting to send A card or short letter to Mike via his son David.
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Mike Gretz
C/O David Gretz
15491 Elmwood Way
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Thank you so much, Clancy. Your effort is appreciated.
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Old Jan 11, 2016, 08:49 AM
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Got word last night. It's not looking good for Mike. I'm truly bummed.
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I am so sorry to hear that news.

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Old Jan 16, 2016, 07:22 PM
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Someone over in CL forum reported Mike's passing, apparently yesterday.
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