16 APRIL 2022 WorldWide Drilling Resource® In Memoriam David Lee Haupt (1945~2021) The WWDR Team was saddened to learn of the passing of David Lee Haupt on December 25, 2021. Born in Auburndale, Wisconsin, he was the youngest of eight children, graduating high school in 1963. At a young age and through his school years, David worked in the family business, Haupt Well & Pump Co. For a short time, he attended the University of Wisconsin, but ultimately decided his calling was to follow his father’s footsteps and made the water well industry his life’s work. Also feeling a strong devotion to his country, David enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving active duty for six years. He managed the family business for over 50 years with his brothers Ed and Don until their retirement, then with his nephews Greg and Alan, and his daughter Rachael. David led several, and was part of many more, innovations and advancements of the water well industry. He earned the distinction of Master Ground Water Contractor from the National Ground Water Association in 1989. In 2019, the Wisconsin Water Well Association presented him with a Lifetime Member Award. David is survived by his wife Julie; his children Rachael (Tom), Bridget, Travis (Stacey), and Jarvis (Christina); seven grandchildren; sisters Dorothy and Betty; and several nieces and nephews. Roger W. “Bill” McKeever (1941~2022) The Minnesota Water Well Association shared the passing of Roger W. “Bill” McKeever on February 14, 2022. He was born in Two Harbors and grew up on the North Shore, graduating from Grand Marais High School in 1959. Bill was employed as a millwright at North Shore Mining from 1959-1986. He also owned and operated McKeever Well Drilling since 1962, and together with his wife Marion, operated Satellite’s County Inn and Cabins from 1980 until the present day. He was instrumental in reorganizing the township of Schroeder in 1972, and served on and off the board until 2015. In 1990, Bill was asked to serve on the Governor’s Advisory Council of Townships in Minnesota. He was elected president of the Minnesota Water Well Association in 1980, and attended 59 years of conventions. Bill was also on the advisory board when the Minnesota Water Well Code was drawn up. Bill is survived by sons Kenneth and Donald (Tina); grandchildren Marcus, Christopher, Austin, Madysen, Masen, and Amy; great-grandchildren Sawyer Rose, Jackson, and Hayden; and his dog Sandy. He was preceded in death by his wife of 56 years, Marion. Matthew Donald “Matt” Ewing (1969~2022) With heavy hearts, the Michigan Ground Water Association informed us of the unexpected passing of Matthew Donald “Matt” Ewing on February 11, 2022. Born in Hastings, he grew up in Vermontville and graduated from Maple Valley High School in 1988. He spent his free time enjoying outdoor activities with his family and friends, something he continued to do all his life. Matt spent his entire working career drilling and repairing wells, beginning at the age of 15; and over the next 34 years he continued to grow the business his father had established in 1972. He loved his community, and often donated his time and talents to those in need. He was a skilled fabricator, but motorcycles were his true passion, especially vintage bikes which he would buy, restore, and sell. Matt met the love of his life, Candy, in 2004. They liked riding horses, spending time outdoors at the pond, having bonfires, and enjoying each other's company, and were married in 2015. Matt is survived by Candy; his children Victoria (Dustin), Lauren (Cody), Kolt (Erin), stepsons Wayne, Wade, and Waylon; grandchildren Alabama, Lyle, Lincoln, and Reese; his parents; sister Elizabeth (Pat); brother Glenn (Jackie); and many nieces and nephews. Lest we forget . . .