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Rest in Peace Ike


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I just wanted to post this in memory of a great guy, and fishing fanatic.

In case you didnt hear, Ike - Owner of Roy's Bait shop in Excelsior, was shot and killed today.

He has been my regular stop for bait over the last few years, and he has always been a friendly, kind guy. Always had a witty comment - and reminded me to never put the minnow bucket on the counter & he didnt take checks :-) 2 things I repeatedly forgot.

I just figured this would be a good place for Ike to be remembered. I know he would appreciate it, and Im sure many of you have probably stopped in over the years as well.

Just wanted to post my sympathys to his mom, and family that helped run his shop.

We will miss you Ike.

Tony

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I hate to hear things like this. What happened, was it a robery? I hope they caught the perp!

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Very shocking & sad news. I've been to Roy's many times over the years. My thoughts & prayers are with Ike's family. Vern

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My thought and prayers go out for Ike and his family. When tragedy hits everything said is cliche, so hats off.

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How terrible. My prayers go out to the family and friends. My escape from the world is the world of fishing. It is to bad things like this have to come into that world.

Tad

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Yes a great one was lost to stupidity and ignorance. I knew Ike for several years both from his store and from deer camp. Great guy who always said things like they were. I was looking foreword to seeing him and spending some time visiting with him yesterday morning when I received the news of his death. Very sad occurrence and thoughts are for his family.

Jeff
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the "fishing world" - there are so many people you meet and come to know in the "fishing world". cant say i new Ike personaly, cant say he would even remember me. but i remember him. he was a big piece of my "fishing world". Roys bait was one of the few bait shops that i used to go to when i lived north of the river and the only one i would go to on my way to tonka,waconia or christmas lake. always had what i needed and was helpful when i needed help. my "fishing world" is is now one good man short. my thoughts are with his family.

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Whenever I took the southern route to my favorite ice fishing spot on Minnetonka, it would include a stop at Roy's Bait. Ike's eyes were watching where the minnow bucket was before the door shut behind me. I only made the counter mistake one time. He would always ask where I was headed. If he had any negative reports from that spot, he'd re-direct me to another one that was actually producing. I'm gonna miss that alot. Especially the dry wit part! Thoughts and prayers go out to his family. In my mind, there could be no real reason for this to have happened....Ike..we won't forget ya...T

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i cant say that ive ever been to roys bait shop or met ike but i wish i would have. and it is such a sad and aggravating thing to think that some one would do something like that to such a nice guy but i guess somethings cant be stoped no matter how much we try. my thoughts and prayers are out to everyone who new and met ike.

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