10 inches of snow with water on the 12 inches of ice makes for some tough walking. Got some nice crappies after dark suspended in 18 feet of water. Rain today should knock down some snow cover and add to water on the ice. Remember there is no such thing as safe ice.
Sorry about your loss TQ. You might want to put something in the monthly newspaper that serves Lake Summerset. Lets remember what goes around comes around. Thou shalt not steal. St. Anthony can help with stuff like this. Good luck.