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Remembering Dad

Today was the day of my Dad’s funeral.  He was laid to rest in Chapel Hill Garden South Cemetery, in Oak Lawn, Illinois.

It was a touching ceremony where we honored my father, Ronald L. Nelson, but to me, he was always Dad.  My two brothers and I spoke of his life, the ups and downs, shared some funny stories, and were able to close this chapter on his life.  He will be remembered by many.  I was truly touched by friends and neighbors who attended the funeral. My Dad was a kind man, he would always help those in need, and never judged you on the color of your skin.  He only cared about the content of your character and that is a lesson I think our nation needs to take to heart.  I truly miss him.  I was fortunate enough that the last words I spoke to him before he had a heart attack was “I love you Dad.”

Enough tears shed for today, now we all get to celebrate and be better people, lead by his example of never ignoring the plight of others.  He was not a saint, but he was a good man, father, and husband.

Below is a gallery of 164 photos we took over the last 17 years.  Some are flattering, some are not.  You can see how his health declined in later years, but when his smile came through, it was always genuine and I keep expecting to get a phone call, “Dave, Dad here…”

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Posted by on July 3, 2018 in Photos

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Goodbye Dad

I wanted to preserve a copy of my father’s obituary.  I plan to keep my site going for the rest of my life, just like the last 20 years(!)

He passed, surrounded by his family yesterday, Thursday, June 28, 2018.  My family has been wonderful and supportive, and it shows just how much he loved his children and how much we loved him.

OBITUARY

Ronald L. Nelson

OCTOBER 15, 1945 – JUNE 28, 2018

Ronald L. Nelson, age 72 of Chicago, IL passed away on Thursday, June 28, 2018. Beloved husband of 47 years to Marie (nee Williams); loving father of Ronald II (Evelyn), David (Tiffany), Michael (Erika) and Ann (Nathan) Miller; devoted grandfather of Glenn and Arianna; dear brother of Richard (Penny) and the late Larry (Jean) Nelson. Ron will be truly missed by the neighborhood children and his beloved cats, Wyatt and the late Salem. Family and friends gathering on Monday, July 2nd 12:00 p.m. until time of chapel service at 1:00 p.m. at Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home 11333 S. Central Ave Oak Lawn, IL. Interment Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery. For more information 708-636-1200.

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Visitation

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

CHAPEL HILL GARDENS SOUTH FUNERAL HOME

11333 South Central Ave
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

2JULY

Funeral Service

1:00 pm

CHAPEL HILL GARDENS SOUTH FUNERAL HOME

11333 South Central Ave
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

2JULY

Committal Service

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm

CHAPEL HILL GARDENS SOUTH CEMETERY

11333 S. Central Avenue
Oak Lawn, IL 60453

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Posted by on June 30, 2018 in Uncategorized

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Not Even Outraged, #9

With the recent shootings in Orlando Dallas Baton Rouge, a Virginia Baseball field, Las VegasSutherland Springs, Texas, Benton, Kentucky, Parkland, Florida, Sante Fe, Texas, I don’t know why people are outraged. After Sandy Hook and the daily shootings in cities across America, why are people surprised and outraged?  
The congress has been bought and paid for by the NRA for decades now. No one will stand up to them, or any other gun lobby, so we should just accept how this will be. Sucks, but it is the truth.
 
Unless the gun laws in the country change, this will keep happening. Creating concentration camps with Muslims won’t solve this. Creating a gestapo that removes 11,000,000 Latino won’t stop this. Common sense gun laws will. See Australia and the UK.
 
Next time this happens, and it will, I will copy and paste this post with new names.
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Posted by on May 18, 2018 in Uncategorized

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Not Even Outraged, #8

With the recent shootings in Orlando Dallas Baton Rouge, a Virginia Baseball field, Las VegasSutherland Springs, Texas, Benton, Kentucky, Parkland, Florida, I don’t know why people are outraged. After Sandy Hook and the daily shootings in cities across America, why are people surprised and outraged?  
The congress has been bought and paid for by the NRA for decades now. No one will stand up to them, or any other gun lobby, so we should just accept how this will be. Sucks, but it is the truth.
 
Unless the gun laws in the country change, this will keep happening. Creating concentration camps with Muslims won’t solve this. Creating a gestapo that removes 11,000,000 Latino won’t stop this. Common sense gun laws will. See Australia and the UK.
 
Next time this happens, and it will, I will copy and paste this post with new names.
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Posted by on February 15, 2018 in Uncategorized

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Not Even Outraged, #7

With the recent shootings in Orlando Dallas Baton Rouge, a Virginia Baseball field, Las VegasSutherland Springs, Texas, Benton, Kentucky, I don’t know why people are outraged. After Sandy Hook and the daily shootings in cities across America, why are people surprised and outraged?  
The congress has been bought and paid for by the NRA for decades now. No one will stand up to them, or any other gun lobby, so we should just accept how this will be. Sucks, but it is the truth.
 
Unless the gun laws in the country change, this will keep happening. Creating concentration camps with Muslims won’t solve this. Creating a gestapo that removes 11,000,000 Latino won’t stop this. Common sense gun laws will. See Australia and the UK.
 
Next time this happens, and it will, I will copy and paste this post with new names.
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Posted by on January 24, 2018 in Uncategorized

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