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Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland - aka ColoSwiss 2752

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #60 on: March 11, 2019, 06:10:32 PM »
My sincerest condolences to the family and all his online and real world friends.

I can't put into words how very sad and in shock I am by the news of his passing. I never met him in person and we were many thousands of miles and an ocean apart but I felt close to him and considered him a real friend.

His knowledge, friendliness to newcomers to the SAK world, willingness to share what he has learned over the years, educate, post pictures and help where ever he could was really an inspiration to me and to many off us here. We spent many hours filling the SAKwiki with information to make it easier for the future generations of collectors and for an occasional SAK user to identify their old and faithful pocket companion.

Many don't know this, but a lot of the SAKwiki.com Wenger pages and Collection pages were actually written by Karl, and he'd then send me pics and the text per email for me to turn into code and create the pages and fill the index with new models. SAKwiki surely wouldn't be as big or as informative and full of representative pictures as it is now if it wasn't for Karl.

I sincerely feel a great loss and sadness for my friend I never met. :(

May you rest in peace, Karl. :salute:
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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #61 on: March 11, 2019, 06:18:21 PM »
Rest in peace ColoSwiss  :salute:
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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #62 on: March 11, 2019, 06:44:55 PM »
My deepest condolences to his family.

 :'(

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #63 on: March 11, 2019, 07:19:12 PM »
Godspeed my friend! :(

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #64 on: March 11, 2019, 07:57:22 PM »
Wow! I remember Karl from way back in the SOSAK days.

God speed Karl and my sincerest condolences to the family.

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #65 on: March 11, 2019, 07:57:33 PM »
Godspeed my friend! :(


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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #66 on: March 11, 2019, 08:03:37 PM »
My condolences  :salute:

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #67 on: March 11, 2019, 08:16:29 PM »
The SAK community lost a great member. Rest in peace Karl. May the family find comfort as well.
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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #68 on: March 11, 2019, 08:27:38 PM »
R.I.P. Karl, you will be missed :salute:

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #69 on: March 11, 2019, 08:40:38 PM »
Condoleances.
Karl was a great guy and a great friend.
I remember how he passed on that SOG TiNi CrossCut that he had won for me as he knew how much I wanted it.
It's still one of my prized possesions.

Rest in peace, Coloswiss. hopefully you are at ease now. my mother and my grandfather both died of cancer and it was a nightmare.

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #70 on: March 11, 2019, 08:45:45 PM »
My condolences to the family, both irl and on the web

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #71 on: March 12, 2019, 01:28:52 AM »
RIP Coloswiss, my condolences to his family.

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #72 on: March 12, 2019, 02:08:17 AM »
Can't find the right words ...  :'(

We all know it's inevitable, but still it hits you right in the face when it happens to someone dear to you ...

My condolences to his family and loved ones.

How I'm going to miss those beautiful pictures, or whenever somebody was asking questions about some rare and elusive SAK, and Karl would drop in and post a pic (and not just a pic, but always a stunning piece of art) of that same elusive SAK being in his collection ...

I'm going to miss you mate, R.I.P.
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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #73 on: March 12, 2019, 03:09:24 AM »
My condolences, sending good energy your family's way.

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #74 on: March 12, 2019, 01:00:02 PM »
The name Karl Soppeland didn't ring a bell, but now I realize his name on the forum was ColoSwiss.
What a great loss for our SAK community and most of all of course to his family. He always had a positive contribution to MTO and its members.
Strange how the loss of someone you don't know, still can be a very sad event.
Hopefully his legacy will remain available on the forum.
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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #75 on: March 12, 2019, 01:14:41 PM »
Oh no! I'm terribly sorry to hear this.
Hopefully heaven is big enough for that gigantic SAK collection!
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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #76 on: March 12, 2019, 06:03:30 PM »
While I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Karl IRL, I remember ColoSwiss from various forums going back to SOSAK days, and was always impressed with his knowledge, patience, meticulousness, warmth, and generosity.  RIP...
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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #77 on: March 12, 2019, 09:33:25 PM »
Amici,
Riposa in pace amico mio.. 

La mia più profonda comprensione, ora sei tra le braccia del signore.. Ti mancherà molto..

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Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #78 on: March 13, 2019, 04:05:12 AM »
My condolences... RIP Karl aka ColoSwiss...
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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #79 on: March 13, 2019, 11:56:25 AM »
My concolences,
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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #80 on: March 13, 2019, 01:20:14 PM »
The name Karl Soppeland didn't ring a bell, but now I realize his name on the forum was ColoSwiss.
What a great loss for our SAK community and most of all of course to his family. He always had a positive contribution to MTO and its members.
Strange how the loss of someone you don't know, still can be a very sad event.
Hopefully his legacy will remain available on the forum.

As long as I have any say in the matter Karl's Legacy will always be here, safe and sound.  His posts, his pictures, his info and his contributions to SAKWiki will stand as long as MTO exists.

You have my word on that.

Def

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #81 on: March 13, 2019, 02:12:25 PM »
As long as I have any say in the matter Karl's Legacy will always be here, safe and sound.  His posts, his pictures, his info and his contributions to SAKWiki will stand as long as MTO exists.

You have my word on that.

Def

I just want to say that I am grateful for Karl's dedication and contributions to this forum and community.

Thank you Karl....you are loved and will be missed but you will forever be in our memory.

Thank you Grant for protecting his legacy.
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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #82 on: March 13, 2019, 02:21:21 PM »
I was just using the search function yesterday and ran across one of ColoSwiss' threads.  I cherish every word he wrote and am so thankful of the contributions he made to this forum.
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,54012.0.html
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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #83 on: March 13, 2019, 02:28:37 PM »
 :iagree:

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #84 on: March 13, 2019, 02:29:34 PM »
Karl represented all that was great about this forum- if there was a ranking system (there isn't) I feel like he would be in the position we all strive for, and protecting his legacy is something I feel strongly about.

Just as strongly as I feel about helping, protecting and serving ALL of our members.  At Multitool.org we look after our own- always have, always will.

While the circumstances were unfavorable, I would like to openly thank everyone who has contacted me privately to share their feelings and condolences, including the many members who haven't been active in a long time.  If there is a silver lining to news like this, it's that it gives us all a reminder to reach out to those that haven't been around in a while.

With as many members as we have, I don't get to know everyone as well as I did in the early days, and that is perhaps the greatest failing of MTO.  I would like to encourage everyone to send me a note if they have any thoughts, questions, comments etc that they may not want public- you are welcome to add me on FB, Instagram, LinkedIn, Hangouts, WhatsApp- whatever medium you feel most comfortable on.  I always appreciate hearing from all of you, and my door is always open.  While I may never get to know all of you as well as I would like, I would at least like to get to know all of you a little better than I do now. 

Every last one of you matters.

And, while you are at it, make sure to tell your loved ones how important they are to you.  Maybe it's not manly (at least not in a traditional sense) But put your machismo aside for an hour a week and take the time to let at least one person in your life know that you appreciate that they are there.

I don't think I told Karl how much I appreciated him here, and now that option is lost forever.

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #85 on: March 13, 2019, 02:33:08 PM »
Thanks Def!  You are the reason we have a place to come to meet in the first place.  You are pure class my friend!

Barry
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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #86 on: March 13, 2019, 05:32:40 PM »
My condolences!
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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #87 on: March 13, 2019, 05:44:22 PM »
Very sad news to us all.

 :'(   :salute:

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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #88 on: March 13, 2019, 08:42:06 PM »

I don't think I told Karl how much I appreciated him here, and now that option is lost forever.

Def

I think he knew how appreciated he was, and I see 6.820 reasons why :hatsoff:


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Re: Sad news about long time collector Karl Soppeland
« Reply #89 on: March 13, 2019, 08:45:28 PM »
I didn't know Karl that well, but I did know his knowledge... He was one of the pillars that MTO stood on  :salute:

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