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Southwest Conservation Club
5703 Bluffton Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46809

Food and beverages available, no carry-in please

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Ive put this off as long as I can because it is just too painful.  NIBGA has lost another dear friend and colleague, Dave Keiper.  Dave and his wife, Pam, have been very instrumental in running the TriState festival for many, many years.  Dave passed away very unexpectedly on Sunday.  We will post more information once it is available.  RIP, friend.


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Hard to comprehend. Dave was such a great person whom I always enjoyed seeing and talking to. Pam, I pray for God and his angels to comfort you and your family. I'm honored to have been able to be a part of Dave's life. RIP my friend. Until we meet again.

So sorry bill

So very sad to hear this news.

RIP My Friend

RIP Dave

Love this picture!

Prayers for his loved ones in their grief...

So sorry to have lost such a good friend and a good man ... he will certainly be missed ... prayers for him and for Pam and his family

This year at the festival is going to be hard. I wont get to watch my favorite dancer. And to see bill every morning for coffee. Prayers for the familys that lost loved ones. Pam i pray for comfort and peace to you and your family Bill was a great man. And we love you. Take care my friend


Prayers to all


So very sorry to have lost a good friend and such a dedicated worker for the Bluegrass Community. RIP Dave and prayers for Pam and the family.

So sad,prayers for the family!

So so very sorry to hear! God, please confort this family in their time of need. ✝️

Prayers to Pam and family for your loss. The New Outlook facility and Moon City Event family will be praying for comfort for y'all.

sorry for the loss of a good man prayers for all family and friends

Thoughts and prayers to the family

So very sad. Dave was a wonderful gentleman and will be dearly missed not only for his contribution to the NIBGA events, but also for his dedication to the growth of bluegrass. Rest easy, Dave.

So sorry....he will be missed. Prayers for Pam and his family.

I'm so sorry to hear this news.

Praying for God’s comfort and grace to his wife and family!


My goodness. Prayers for his family. So sorry for your loss

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Good job!

Thank y’all so much for having us!

Yay!!! 🎉🎉 We look so forward to this weekend with y’all!!!

I'll be there.

It is with extreme sadness that I report the loss of another of Kendallvilles icons, Vern Slockslager.  You will remember him as the little, older man who always wore bright, bold socks and matching shorts and danced at the stage at every festival.  His daughter called us today to let us know that he died on Thursday.  He knew he wasnt doing well, and his last thoughts were about Kendallville and that hed have to cancel his hotel for the spring.  

We will miss his smile and enthusiastic dancing.  

Here is a link to the obituary...


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Vern would tell us at every festival how much he enjoyed being there. He was a fixture that we all will miss. RIP

My goodness. Prayers for the family, loved talking with him every show. He will be missed.

I'll always remember the lime green socks and matching shorts. And his smile. He was an interesting man and I'm glad I could count him as a friend. RIP, Vern.


Vern also played resophonic guitar, I attended several workshops with him and we also picked several times. Several times when we played “ Pass Me Not Oh Gentle Savior “ at the Sunday morning hymn sing he came on stage and gave a testimonial

What a shame. RIP sir. The man could out dance anyone! I never met him, but always looked forward to seeing him dance. So sorry to hear this. dance.. dance in heaven buddy! Going to miss seeing him dancing at Kendallville Bluegrass festivals.

Condolences to his family.

U will be missed. RIP

Awww RIP Dude

So sorry to hear this. Sending prayers to his family.

RIP Ole Bluegrasser!

So SAD! I remember him! Prayers to the Family!

RIP, Friend

So sorry for your loss and ours, i remember him always with a smile and happy feet. GOD Bless your family.

Enjoyed watching him having fun. friend sending my thoughts and prayers for the family. Yes he will be missed. .

He's gonna be missed won't be the same without seeing him dance every year.

Danced with him many times. GRIS

He will truly be missed. But is now dancing with the angels.

Sending Prayers for family and friends

Deepest sympathy for Vern's family.

Sending prayers for comfort and peace to his family. It was a true joy to see him dance! He was a gem! His dance and smile were like visual music.

RIP VERN! dance us a jig up there!!!

R.I.P. Vern; You will be missed.

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