My father's sister, my Aunt Marlis, passed away today after a short battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS). My father is very torn up over it, not having had a chance to say goodbye. He can't fly to Wisconsin for the services due to an inner ear problem that he's been battling for months. I only met Aunt Marlys a few times, but remember her to be a pretty cool lady. I'm upset for my Dad's loss ... and for the loss of a family member that I never got a chance to really know.