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Website Remembers Mercer Island's Nate Bahner

Bahner died Friday, Aug. 10 in a boating accident on Lake Washington. He was 33-year-old husband and a father of three.

A website has been set up to remember , the Mercer Island resident who died Friday after a boating accident on Lake Washington.

The site — WeLoveYouNateBahner.wordpress.com — had 122 photos and 25 "Thoughts & Stories" from people paying their respects as of Tuesday morning. 

Some comments came from family friends, the swim team, old college roommates, or from . Others were anonymous, people who'd never met him but were touched by the way the community had responded to his death through the memorial blog. 

"I have multiple memories of Nate’s kindness, his genuine smile and positive attitude standing out from high school and confirmation at ," one of the commenters wrote.

Another said: "Nate – you were a friend, big brother, little brother, part fish, incredible father, incredible role model, and truly the happiest, most honest and inspirational person I have ever met. I am going to miss you so much and my heart goes out to your family."

The memorial site also advises visitors on how they can help the Bahner family by setting up a meal delivery schedule for the family on the website — and in lieu of flowers — that those seeking to offer condolences instead consider donating to The Lewis Family and Children’s Hospital.

Bahner was pronounced dead Friday following a boating accident on Lake Washington as he was riding a wakeboard. The circumstances and cause of death are either still under investigation or have not yet been made public. The boat operator was arrested on suspicion of BUI, but no charges are pending at this time.

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