Dan Roekle, Author at The Ring Finders

Metal Detector Rental – Side of Road Search – Found!

from Madison (Wisconsin, United States)
Contact: 1-608-492-1070

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I’ve been on a lot of lost ring hunts over the years.  I’ve found 65 rings to date and probably not found another 65.  Every hunt is different, and I rarely say no to a search.  When I got a call recently to look for a ring along the side of the road … I couldn’t say no.  As many lost ring finders know, side of road searches are tough.  There is a ton of trash and it’s dangerous. This search was for a lost ring that was lost after a head on car accident.  Unfortunately, the driver was killed and his ring was never found.  After reading a story about another lost ring hunt I did in the paper, the woman called me to see if I could search for her late husband’s lost ring. Her family had thought about looking for a metal detector rental, but wisely called a professional instead.

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Even though the ring had been lost months earlier, it was still sitting just below the grass.  Can you spot it in the picture? Check out the full story below about why you shouldn’t look for a metal detector rental either and instead call a lost ring finder. Included in the story is also a link to the full video which ran on my local NBC station.  They such an amazing job telling the story of the couple and the lost ring and why it meant so much to her. It is moving, so make sure you have a tissue ready.

Metal Detector Rental – Road Side Ring Found!

Thank you and if you’ve lost your ring, please give me a call and I’ll do everything I can to help out. I can hunt on land and in the water for your lost ring.  All of my metal detectors are water proof and top of the line.

Lost Ring Verona, WI – Garden Find

from Madison (Wisconsin, United States)
Contact: 1-608-492-1070

Check out this lost ring story about a co-worker of mine.  It took two trips, with one of them in the cold rain!  Lucky for him, he skipped the Google search for Rent Metal Detector Verona and just called me.  He has followed my other lost ring stories and metal detector searches over the years. We’ve actually joked about how often he loses his ring, and how it’d only be a matter of time before he called me.  Well last month he lost his ring and needed a metal detector to find it.

Lost Ring Verona, WI

Kyle was planting raspberries along a fence. He thinks it fell off when he removed his gloves to shake a neighbors hand. I thought we’d have trouble with the metal nails and posts in the fence, but it wasn’t too bad. I almost immediately got a nice good strong gold signal when searching along the fence.  However, all I found was 2 iron nails from when the fence was built. Experience told me that the signal still had to be there.  Gold and Iron are in two completely different ranges on my metal detector, so I kept searching the area.  Very next target was the ring we were looking for.  This was lost ring found and returned #52 for me.  Turns out 52 was Kyle’s high school football jersey number.  Crazy!

Here’s the full story, including testimony and additional pictures from Kyle.  http://www.lostandfoundring.com/rent-metal-detector-verona/

Have you lost your ring?  Looking to rent a metal detector in Madison, WI or surrounding area?  Look no further and give me a call.  My rates are very reasonable, often less than the cost to rent a metal detector on your own.  I have operated www.LostandFoundRing.com for the past 3 years.  I’d love to help you find your lost ring next!  Remember time is the #1 differentiating factor between a lost ring and a found ring.

 

Clark Howard Podcast – Lost and Found Ring

from Madison (Wisconsin, United States)
Contact: 1-608-492-1070

Clark Howard Show – Empowerment Zone

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What an honor it is to have been featured on the Clark Howard Empowerment Zone podcast.  I have been a long time listener to Clark Howard, starting while I was in college. Clark Howard is a consumer expert and host of the nationally syndicated Clark Howard Show.  He also offers advice on his website, www.Clark.com.  His famous lines are “helping on ways to save more, spend less, avoid getting ripped off”.  So when I was asked to be a guest on a new podcast he was starting called “The Empowerment Zone”, I was humbled.  The description of  The Empowerment Zone is … “The Empowerment Zone features stories from people who are taking charge of their lives, empowering themselves and others, and hopefully …inspiring you.”

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I had two of my past clients who jumped at the opportunity to tell their stories.  I love it when people tell the stories from their point of view – they add so much to the story.  As we all know, a ring is so much more than just a ring.  Both Laura and Jon explain in the podcast why their rings meant so much to them.

Check out the podcast below, and then check out www.LostandFoundRing.com for more of my stories and videos.

https://deals.clark.com/lost-found-episode-4/

 

Lost Wedding Band in Lake Mendota – Madison, WI

from Madison (Wisconsin, United States)
Contact: 1-608-492-1070

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Robert lost his ring the day after they got married!  While on their honeymoon, Liz, the brides mother, jumped to action.  She searched online for ways to find a lost wedding ring, and discovered  our business website, www.LostandFoundRing.com.  She was surprised that there was a Ring Finding Service in town – it was almost too good to be true!  She called to make arrangements for us to come out and search for the ring.  It was lost in chest deep water off of a pier on Lake Mendota, Madison, WI.  She wanted to keep it a secret in the event we didn’t find it – the newlywed couple was devastated enough having lost the wedding band the day after their wedding, it would be worse if we searched with a metal detector and couldn’t find it.

ringLakeMendota2016RingWe arrived on Saturday afternoon with our metal detector and our new Stealth Metal Detecting Sand Scoop, which has been a welcome addition to our tool set.  The construction of the scoop is like none other I’ve used.  It also has reduced our retrieval time, as the target object is typically in the scoop on the first attempt.  Using our old scoop, it might take 2 to 4 attempts to retrieve the target item.  After setting up a physical grid in the water using PVC pipes, we began searching for the lost wedding band in Lake Mendota, a signature lake in Madison, WI.

After only 15 mins, I had Robert’s ring in the bottom of the Stealth.  Liz quickly called Robert and Heidi, the newlyweds to come over to their lake house.  The YouTube video below captures the moment we returned the ring to them – priceless.   The story was so good, the local NBC news station did a story on how the ring was lost and found.  The link to this story is also below.

NBC15 News Story by Morgan Wolfe: Husband Loses Ring Day After Wedding

Lost and Found Ring YouTube Video of the Ring Return: Newlywed Lost Ring Found with Metal Detector – Madison, WI

 

In the News – Pro Helps Briggsville Man Find Cherished Ring

from Madison (Wisconsin, United States)
Contact: 1-608-492-1070

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Check out this newspaper article about a recent lost ring find.  This was a great hunt and proof that a ring is not always where you think it was lost.  We spent a good hour searching the inside of an animal pen looking for 45 year old wedding band lost while spreading a bale of hay.  After searching the area 2 to 3 times, multiple different ways for close to 2 hours – I asked where else Jim might have been the day he lost his wedding ring.  After 5 mins of looking in this different area, I spotted the ring.  I called Jim over and handed him my handheld metal detector and let him find it.  Check out the link below for the full story of this lost ring including video of the hunt – the expression on Jim’s face when he found his ring is priceless and the reason we do what we do.

Newspaper Article: “Pro helps Briggsville man find cherised 45-year-old wedding ring on his farm

Original Story: How to Find a Lost Ring – “Like Finding a Ring in a Haystack”

 

 

What’s Your Hobby – Madison Ring Finder

from Madison (Wisconsin, United States)
Contact: 1-608-492-1070

Recently, I wrote a blog post for a local blog called Madison Mom’s Blog.  They were gracious enough to allow me to be a Guest Contributor.  The blog post covers how I got into Metal Detecting, becoming a Ring Finder and why I feel it’s so important to find a hobby to do with your kids.

Madison, WI Ring Finder – What’s Your Hobby?

 

Lost Earring Found – Madison, WI

from Madison (Wisconsin, United States)
Contact: 1-608-492-1070

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I have been metal detecting for a number of years.  Early on, my mother lost her earring in the backyard of my childhood home.  She immediately called me and asked if I could help find it.  It was a yellow gold hoop earring.  She had been in the garden, pruning her shrubs and pulling weeds in her flower beds.   I searched and searched, even returning multiple times – but never found that earring.  She sent the other earring she still had to my sister to try to find another pair as a replacement for a Christmas gift.   Fast forward 3-4 years … and while at my son’s soccer game, she lost one of the new earrings.  Could I redeem myself this second time and find the lost earring and return it to my mother?  After about 5 mins of searching, we found it.  My mom was very happy and rewarded us with a nice batch of chocolate covered peanut butter balls – a family favorite.

Check out the full story here:

http://www.lostandfoundring.com/lost-earring-found-redemption/

 

Lost Ring Found – Middleton WI

from Madison (Wisconsin, United States)
Contact: 1-608-492-1070

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Got a call this weekend from a guy whose wife lost both of her rings while doing yard work.  He found one of the rings, but couldn’t find the other.  The area was a flower bed that they had recently cleared of brush, and then spread a bale of straw.  It was a real life needle in a haystack!  We quickly started looking when we got there, first scanning the hay with our handheld metal detector.  Nothing.  Then I detected the grassy area around the flower bed.  Got a couple of hits that were deeper, got a hit on a piece of metal … then the sweet sound of gold.  Check out the full story below on my website, www.LostandFoundRing.com.

http://www.lostandfoundring.com/lost-ring-found-middleton-you-guys-rock/

YouTube – You Guys Rock!

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Lost Ring Found – Castle Rock Lake with Video

from Madison (Wisconsin, United States)
Contact: 1-608-492-1070

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We recently were called up for a hunt to Castle Rock Lake, WI. Ring was lost at Alcatraz Island. We spent around 1.5 hours just trying to find the location they lost it in. The woman knew she had lost it there, but when we returned the landscape of the lake was totally different. The weekend before there were hundreds and hundreds of boats … the day we went up there were 5.

For the other lake hunters reading this, they can appreciate the difference that makes when trying to find a location in a lake. There are few landmarks to “grid” against. We had one photo taken from the day she lost it – which ended up being our treasure map. We spent 1.5 hours matching up that photo with the landscape, tree by tree. Then once we felt we were in the right location, I set up my 4 PVC pipes, which I use as grid markers in lake searches. 15 mins later – bingo. That feeling of pulling something so valuable out of a wide open lake is incredible.

We’ve started to GoPro our hunts, so below is a video from that day. I love capturing that moment we either show / tell someone we found their ring – truly priceless as you will hear in this video. I’ve also included a link to the full story of how the ring was lost and found from the woman’s point of view.

 

http://www.lostandfoundring.com/lost-ring-castle-rock-lake-you-found-my-ring/

 

 

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Newspaper Article – Lost Ring – Sun Prairie Star

from Madison (Wisconsin, United States)
Contact: 1-608-492-1070

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We were recently featured in the Sun Prairie Star. The original story can be found at: http://theringfinders.com/blog/Dan.Roekle/2015/04/lost-ring-give-hope-ring-found-3-years/

http://www.hngnews.com/sun_prairie_star/community/features/article_7e6c65e0-1604-11e5-aaca-bfcf32c301be.html