Guestbook for Steven Michael Bare


Francis (Fritz) & Betty Wettstein
There is little we can add to the previous guestbook entries. Often times we wait too long to say thank you. We especially want to say "thank you, Steve" for all you did for the community through your serving on so many community committees, especially the $ for Scholars group. Thanks again, Steve
02/08/2017



Vern Watters
My thoughts and prayers are with Your family. Steve was a loyal businessman and a great asset to the Aitkin area. I worked with him over the years on the little league program and field. That was near and dear to his heart.
02/07/2017



John Bartzen
I am so sorry to hear about Steve. I will miss him at the shoe shows and I always had a great time teasing and discussing lots of fun things. All of the family will be in my prayers.
02/06/2017



Ron & Sherry Arvidson
I had a great time with Steve one day last year. I helped him put the Bares Bootery sign up in his garage. It took several hours and several beers
02/06/2017



Ellen Raushel
Janice, so sorry for the loss of Steve. I will always cherish his & your kindness & the memories we shared on many a Solstice night.
02/04/2017



Judy VonDeLinde
I only knew of Steven through his business but he was so concerned for his customers.I was sorry to learn of his illness and the store closing. He certainly will be missed in the community.
02/03/2017



Clint,Nancy & Jeramy Smith,
Jan & family, We are so very sorry to hear of Steves passing.Was great doing business with him over the years at the shoe store ,at Ziskes & at the hospital.Always a big smile & friendly chat.You are all in our thoughts and prayers. RIP dear friend,until we meet again.
02/03/2017



LeRoy and Brenda Nistler
Sorry to hear about Steve your family has our sincere sympathy thinking of you Doug it is so hard to loss a brother sorry about all the sadness you have had in your family
02/03/2017



Sheila and Kevin Reich
Our sincerest sympathies to Janice and the entire Bare family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate Steve's life. God Bless!
02/03/2017



Alvin Jenkins
I will always cherish the memory of Steve during the amazing snowmobile trip he invited me on. I can still see him in my memory, grinning with his beard full of ice. He was a very generous and special man and I regret that I could not have shared many more adventures with him. Michael,Doug, and family please accept my deepest sympathy.
02/03/2017



Eileen Weijanen
I first met Steve when he was about 4 years old. As adults we bought many pairs of shoes from Steve and he was always so pleasant even when his MS was acting up. Our thoughts and prayers are with Steve's family and friends. We will all meet again in that perfect place.
02/02/2017



Gail Schardin
So sorry for the loss of Steve. He was a wonderful childhood playmate - as we would skip rocks on the lake and play in the woods. I wonder ... when he enters the gates of heaven if he might have a "Bare's Bootery Bag" up his sleeve. :) My Sympathy and God's Peace.
02/02/2017



Creig Bare
Jan and family, I was so sorry to learn of Steve' passing. Truly this is a time when you must depend on God for comfort and strength, which is my prayer for each of you. God bless you all....
02/02/2017



Tindy
Michael and family ~ God's peace be with you as you honor and celebrate the life of your father. ~ Tindy John 14: 27“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. 28“You heard that I said to you, ‘I go away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced because I go to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.
02/02/2017



Denise Koehler
I work with Michael Bare. I just wanted to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with all his family and friends. Cherish the wonderful memories made with him. May you feel Gods presence during this very difficult time.
02/02/2017



Robbie Katz
So sad to learn of Steve's passing and yet great memories. Working with Steve and Janice was so great & together to help merchandise the store. Steve will be missed and I send my prayers. I wish you and your family the best. Tear, cry, smile and laugh. Great mementoes and love was shared and will always be a great memory to all of you. My best - take care.
02/02/2017



Donna Blomberg (Piispanen)
So sorry to read of Steve's passing. Janice, my thoughts and prayers for you and your family during this very difficult time.
02/02/2017



Muriel Kingsley
The community of Aitkin has lost a very dedicated member of the community. I served with Steve on the first Dollars for Scholars committee and he was dedicated to helping the young people in the community. Rest in peace Steve and may God comfort his family.
02/02/2017



W.D. and Nancy Bare
Sorry to learn of Steve passing. The North Carolina cousins are all thinking of you and will be in touch later.
02/01/2017



Jerry Ness
Michael and family, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family have our sympathy. Take care, Jerry Ness, Fergus Falls
02/01/2017



Julie Bailey Weeks & Mark Weeks
Steve was a faithful & entertaining customer of ours whom we enjoyed working with for many years. Peace be onto you Janice & Steve.
02/01/2017



Jen Moen
So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. He was always so helpful and kind & will be missed by many!
02/01/2017



Kevin & Nancy Hoffman
We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the Bare family. Steve was a genuine, community patriot who cared deeply about people. I was honored to work with him on many projects over 8 years with Aitkin Little League. His dedication and efforts are everywhere in Aitkin and on display at Connie Lueck Field. Thank you, Steve, and God Bless.
02/01/2017



Lori Jensen, KSS nurse
So sorry to hear about your loss. My grand daughter Abby Trosdahl, still talks about you. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family
02/01/2017



Karin Trosvik
So sorry to hear of the loss of your father, Michael. It is so hard to lose a parent. Blessed are your memories of your father.
02/01/2017



John O'Hara
I am so sorry to hear about Steve. He was always great to work with at NWST shows. He will be in my prayers.
02/01/2017



Pam (Bruss) Kramer
So sorry to hear of Steve's passing. He is with those we love who have gone before us and enjoying eternal life for which we have to be comforted, We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
02/01/2017



Mary+Steven Landrus
We have very fond memories of such a wonderful man.God Bless,all of you.
02/01/2017



JIm & Cindy Holton
Janice, So sorry to hear about Steve's passing. We so enjoyed working with both of you. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and the Bare family. Sorry we can not attend the memorial service on the 3rd...Cindy's stepfather passed away this past week and we are in DesMoines for his funeral.
02/01/2017



Bob Ryan
I am very sorry to hear about Steve's passing. Steve will be in our prayers along with his family.
02/01/2017



Rick Leier
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. My prayers and thoughts are with you.
02/01/2017



Susan and Allen Clark Harris
Steve gave himself to the community, through his business, his church, and his volunteer efforts. He always tried to accommodate people's needs at the store. (We had a charge account for shoes for kids and grandkids.) He donated gift certificates to many organizations, when he could, to help with fundraising. He told stories about the store and Aitkin. We hope he knew how much he was loved.
02/01/2017



Sue Ashwood
So sorry to hear this... Jan just know you are in our thoughts and prayers and so are the kids... so sorry for your loss...
02/01/2017



Jill Hendrickson
Janice and family: My deepest sympathy as you go through this difficult time. It is your faith, family and friends that will help you get through it. Praying that the Lord will bless you with comfort and peace in the days ahead.
02/01/2017



Bill & Sue Fox
Our deepest sympathy to the Bare family. We enjoyed working with Steve over the years. Please know we are praying for you as you enter this new journey. Sorry we will not be able to attend Steve's celebration of life since we are in Arizona
02/01/2017



Trevor Swanson
We were so sorry to hear about Steve. I always enjoyed visiting with him whether on the phone or at market. Myself, Monica and and Shirley will keep you in our prayers.
02/01/2017



Randy & Cheryl Stauter
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bare family. Steve will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
02/01/2017



Elaine Carlson
I was so sad to hear that Aitkin lost such a great person. Good memories of working with him thru Dollars for Scholars. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
02/01/2017



Cora Holzinger
My sincere sympathy to the Bare family. Prayers
02/01/2017



Brenda McDonnell
Rest in peace, dear Steven. Much love and prayers to you and your family Janice, and I hope all of your happy memories bring you comfort at this time.
02/01/2017



Pam landgren
We are so sorry about Steve, way too young! Thinking of you all with our sympathy and prayers.
01/31/2017



LuRae Melaas
My sympathy to the family of Steven. Many "MANY" shoes in my closet are from "Bare's Bootery". It was always so fun to stop, shop and visit with the Bare's when traveling through Aitkin.
01/31/2017



Trix Wyant
I am so very, very sorry to hear this. Rest in Peace - Steve Bare. It has been a great pleasure doing business with you through the years. Thank you for your support and friendship. God Bless!! Please give my regards to the Judge.
01/31/2017


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