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Ardelle Grawe passed #7714874
11/11/22 11:37 AM
11/11/22 11:37 AM
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Minnesota
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Gerald Schmitt Offline OP
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Ardelle Grawe passed away on 11/1. He was 80 years old. Lifelong trapper and lure maker and supply dealer, he needs no introduction to the trapping community.

Lots of Midwest trappers went to his "Trapper's Days" in the 80s, basically a mini convention with demos running constantly. Very innovative, good trapper and snare man and made many contributions to the industry. He had the knowledge, ability, and work ethic to pile up large catches of whatever animal he was trapping. His books are some of the best in the business if you are interested in hard core, numbers trapping. He instructed as many students as probably anyone in the business.

Married to his wife Barb for 42 years, he will be missed, but not forgotten.

Re: Ardelle Grawe passed [Re: Gerald Schmitt] #7714888
11/11/22 11:47 AM
11/11/22 11:47 AM
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Lewistown , Mt
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Thank you Gerald for the information I enjoyed visiting with Ardelle on the phone he was a good guy that as you mentioned will be missed !
Prayers for his family and close friends during this difficult time .
Allan


Re: Ardelle Grawe passed [Re: Gerald Schmitt] #7714889
11/11/22 11:47 AM
11/11/22 11:47 AM
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Central Pennsylvania
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Central Pennsylvania
Sorry to hear of his passing, may he rest in peace.


I got myself a seniors' GPS.
Not only does it tell me how to get to my destination,
it tells me why I wanted to go there.
Re: Ardelle Grawe passed [Re: Gerald Schmitt] #7714891
11/11/22 11:48 AM
11/11/22 11:48 AM
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Iowa
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Iowa
My condolences to all his family and friends. He's been a trapping stable my whole life, wish I'd had a chance to meet him.

Re: Ardelle Grawe passed [Re: Gerald Schmitt] #7714893
11/11/22 11:49 AM
11/11/22 11:49 AM
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God Bless.


Forget that fear of gravity-get a little savagery in your life.
Re: Ardelle Grawe passed [Re: Gerald Schmitt] #7714896
11/11/22 11:51 AM
11/11/22 11:51 AM
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Ohio
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That is so so sad. Great trapper. For sure. Rest In Peace Ardelle. Thank you for sharing your vast knowledge prayers to his family. Those trapper days where the best.

Re: Ardelle Grawe passed [Re: Gerald Schmitt] #7714910
11/11/22 12:09 PM
11/11/22 12:09 PM
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SW Pa
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Thank you for posting this Gerald. I haven't spoken to Ardelle for some years but he certainly was a staple part of our trapping world for a long time.

Last time he and I spoke was back in the days when I sponsored the Hughesville trapping Days shows. He sure had a long drive to attend.

RIP Ardelle

Re: Ardelle Grawe passed [Re: Gerald Schmitt] #7714918
11/11/22 12:16 PM
11/11/22 12:16 PM
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Amherst, NE
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Ardelle was one of a kind. In many ways ahead of his time! May he rest in peace.

Re: Ardelle Grawe passed [Re: Gerald Schmitt] #7714926
11/11/22 12:25 PM
11/11/22 12:25 PM
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Philippines, s.e. asia,ohio
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Philippines, s.e. asia,ohio
Wow,I spoke to Ardelle in depth about 6 weeks ago. He talked and talked. What a guy!! R.I.P. Ardelle!!!

Re: Ardelle Grawe passed [Re: Gerald Schmitt] #7714936
11/11/22 12:35 PM
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MN
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Iím a fairly new trapper and I called up there a few years ago to order some boards, books, bait and lure. Haha what a guy. He talked my arm off, was very kind and shared his wealth wisdom to this new trapper. I got such a kick out of him and the way he spoke. He reminded me of my grandpa who lives in the same general area and within a few years in age. Itís sad to hear he passed. I planned on calling soon to order some more supplies and hear some stories.

Re: Ardelle Grawe passed [Re: Gerald Schmitt] #7714938
11/11/22 12:36 PM
11/11/22 12:36 PM
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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Goldsboro, North Carolina
We lost another great one. Rest in peace Mr. Grawe.



Re: Ardelle Grawe passed [Re: Gerald Schmitt] #7714939
11/11/22 12:36 PM
11/11/22 12:36 PM
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Kentucky
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A hero of mine as a young man, and a heckuva nice guy.

RIP Ardell.


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Re: Ardelle Grawe passed [Re: Gerald Schmitt] #7714947
11/11/22 12:49 PM
11/11/22 12:49 PM
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M.T.V. Alaska
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RIP
He was a great guy. I used to order all the companies trapping supplies we sold through him every year. He always repacked all the cases of traps and supplies into flat rate boxes to ship to Alaska and save us money. Fun guy to chat with always enjoyed talking with him.

He would send me one of these refrigerator magnets he made in a order every now and then.

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Re: Ardelle Grawe passed [Re: Gerald Schmitt] #7714949
11/11/22 12:49 PM
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Kansas
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Sorry to hear. I had some great talks with him. RIP


Everything the left touches it destroys
Re: Ardelle Grawe passed [Re: Gerald Schmitt] #7714971
11/11/22 01:27 PM
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Custer SD
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RIP. We caught a ton of cats on his Fatcat lure!!!!

Re: Ardelle Grawe passed [Re: Gerald Schmitt] #7715281
11/11/22 08:21 PM
11/11/22 08:21 PM
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Warren, (Southeast) Texas
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Rest in peace Mr. Grawe. You will be missed.


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Re: Ardelle Grawe passed [Re: Gerald Schmitt] #7715365
11/11/22 10:01 PM
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I grew up just 45 or so miles from Ardelleís place and then went to Tech School in Wahpeton, just a few miles away from Grawes. Stopped by for supplies many times and attended at least three of his trapper days. All around great guy willing to help a struggling kid. Learned so much from him and his books.
He told me once, I donít understand guys that only trap a little. Just like the guy that stops for one beer. His thought was if you are at the bar, get drunk. If you are going to trap, go all in. All or nothing!
The badger in a barrel was just plain crazy.


GUK.....it's the sound they make when they hit the end of the cable
Re: Ardelle Grawe passed [Re: Gerald Schmitt] #7715390
11/11/22 10:25 PM
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Another Legend gone. RIP Mr. Grawe and deepest sympathy for the Family.

Re: Ardelle Grawe passed [Re: Gerald Schmitt] #7715407
11/11/22 10:37 PM
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MN
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Another legend gone. Rest in peace longliner.


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Re: Ardelle Grawe passed [Re: Gerald Schmitt] #7715451
11/12/22 12:31 AM
11/12/22 12:31 AM
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central arkansas
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Condolences. Prayers for family


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