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Memorial

 
In Loving Memory
 
Our local union has lost sixteen brothers due to accidents at General Motors Defiance Powertrain.  Every year on April 28, Workers Memorial Day is observed to remember those who have suffered and died on the job and to renew our efforts for safe workplaces.
 
These UAW Local 211 members shall always remain in our hearts.
 
Leroy Hunt
September 2, 1951
  
Bernard Meyer
July 23, 1970

 
Carlos Olvera
December 22, 1980

 
Franklin Dixon
September 9, 1986

 
Terry Bodenbender
February 2, 2016

 
 
Furl Stallard
August 16, 1967
 
Robert Vogelsong
October 22, 1971
   
Benjamin Warnement
June 1, 1981

 
Eugene Childs
September 13, 1988

 
 
Doyle Price
August 5, 1968
 
Joseph Konrad
December 13, 1972
 
Clarence Webster
January 20, 1983
   
David McCreery
June 16, 1990

 
 
Jerry Edwards
March 31, 1969
 
Jimmie Liles
January 14, 1977

 
James Kent
September 16, 1985
 
Jimmy Jones
September 11, 1993
 
 
I write these words of honor, for those who gave their lives;
And for their families, their husbands and their wives.
For those whose lives were spent, doing what they must
Working for a living like every one of us.
Their time cut short, by things that didn’t have to be;
To make the workplace safer, for people like you and me.
To make sure their stories will never go untold;
To always keep their memories from ever growing cold.
We must remember the price they all had to pay;
When we honor the men and women on Workers Memorial Day.
  -Mike Baird

 
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Memorial Hall Dedicated in 1992
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Honor Guard on Memorial Day
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Let us pray.  Father God, we come before you this day in 
the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.  We call to remembrance those who died while working  for their families.  We pray you comfort these  families and heal their hearts and minds.  Thank  you Lord, that we have learned from these events  that others may go home safely.  We still miss  them and we hope and pray to be with them one  day in heaven, in Jesus Name we pray. Amen. -UAW Local 211 Chaplain
 

 
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