Thank you all so much for the kind words and support. It has been almost four months and I still find it hard to believe he is gone. Many of you I am sure, have wonderful memories of him joking and enjoying his time with friends and family. But above all, I remember my dad as generous to a fault,a hard worker, a loving and devoted husband, the proudest parent and pawpaw as well as a kind and caring person to others in the genuine way you don't often see. I was always amazed by him. Genuine -I think that is a fitting word to describe dad. But more than anything else - Loved.
I am sorry for your loss. I have great memories of your family while living in Rockford and they always bring a smile. May the Spirit of the Lord bring you all comfort.
Lori, Bonnie, Michelle, Gerald and family. We are very saddened by your (sudden) loss. Our hearts are broken for you; we have been through a similar situation last month. There are no real words that help. Just know that we are thinking of you and praying for the healing gift that is time. Love you, Jim, Cindy & Carissa Mathews
We love and miss him. He was a good man.
Bonnie, Thinking of you and your family during this stressful time. We send our sympathy and love to all of you.
Bill and Annelle Dulin