As is normal for me, I’m a little late with the breaking news.
I found an article about the passing of Frank Hall of Hall’s Dog Sleds fame. He made the dog sled I owned during high school/college. He was a talented craftsman and left a legacy in the world of sled dog sports.
He was from my home state of Michigan and his original home town is not far from where I was born.
More information can be found here:
Frank Hall’s Obituary at Sled Dog Central