The Importance of Memorials

Loren Pumper

What are memorials and why are they important?  While flowers and casseroles are appreciated, one of the most lasting ways to honor a loved one is through a memorial gift to carry on their legacy. It provides a way to keep a place at the table for our loved ones as we go forward in our daily lives.

On Friday, September 9th, the Pumper family honored the amazing legacy of Loren Pumper at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club attended by over 230 people. Loren was an exceptional father, friend and member of the New Prague community, outdoorsman and an avid fan of Minnesota sports at all levels. The Pumper family chose Let’s Go Fishing Minnesota as the beneficiary of choice given its mission and stellar reputation in providing services to adults, children, veterans, and individuals with disabilities, and the organization so reflects Loren’s interests.

Through the generosity of friends and family, Let’s Go Fishing will already be able to provide 20 boat outings on Minnesota/Wisconsin Lakes and Rivers.  We are also told that more donations will be coming in. If you would still like to honor Loren, please click on: and mention Loren Pumper.

Non-profit organizations depend on all kinds of donations to promote their programs and reach their goals.  Let’s Go Fishing is no exception. We pride ourselves on building the communities we serve, while providing a safe and enjoyable outdoor activity utilizing our natural resources. From our volunteers to our clients and staff that handle their care, we are just grateful — THANK YOU.

Enjoying the outdoors and our beautiful lakes can also be therapeutic. Many see a measurable improvement in their health and well-being, especially those struggling with health issues. Because Loren so enjoyed fishing, the outdoors and being a good community member, Let’s Go Fishing became the perfect way to memorialize him. We say “thank you” for thinking of Let’s Go Fishing and we will pay this kind gesture forward.