|We remember Bob Daggit ....
Lake Vermilion and the Sportsmen's Club lost a very good friend on March 24th, 1998 when Bob Daggit passed away. Bob had battled a myriad of medical problems for many years, armed with a strong positive attitude and nurtured by the loving care of his wife Virginia. Inquiries about his health would always elicit a forceful "fantastic" from Bob, and it was truly inspiring just to be around him and experience the infectious quality of his drive and optimism. Bob was a member of the Sportsmen's Club from the time he and Virginia moved to Birch Point in 1974. He was an active and productive member of the Club's Board of Directors for many years and ably served as the Club's President from 1983 to 1986. He spent countless hours as a volunteer - at the hatchery, on the loon census, with the marker buoys and navigation lights. But the contribution he made that we remember most vividly was the tireless leadership he provided for the Club's efforts to influence the funding of a new wastewater treatment plant for Tower-Soudan. Construction of that plant was finally funded and begun in 1986, ending years of lake contamination.
We extend our sincere sympathy to Virginia, to sons Bob and Joe Daggit and to the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. And we thank Virginia and the family for designating the Sportsmen's Club as a recipient of memorial tributes to Bob.
Paula Bloczunski, President
Sportsmen's Club of Lake Vermilion