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Raymond Ragnar Norling

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June 12, 2015
Through the oddities of the internet, I just (belatedly) came accross the sad news.
I have known Ray as an exchange student from Belgium in 1978. Although I used to speak and interact a lot with Shirley, Deanna and Debee, I never talked a lot with Ray. Somehow, we didn't need to. And with few or no words, he always made me feel welcome in his home which meant an awful lot to me at the time.
Thanks Ray and a million thanks to the whole family for an extraordinary 6 months you allowed me to spend with you.
November 10, 2014
Time has gone by in a blink since Ray was called home, but my love for him is just as strong as ever right here on earth. I know he is watching with his gentle smile and that twinkle in his eyes.

Together in God's love,
Cheryl #3
October 31, 2013
I have spent the better part of today, Oct.30, trying to find the words to explain how sorry I am that Ray has died. I can not. I want you to know that you are in my prayers and that I feel the love that you have extended to me. I will always be your #3.
October 27, 2013
Ray will always be in my thought each time I see the American Flag. He and my husband Bud sang in the choir at Diamond K. The song "There's a Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere" will always have his voice singing it in my mind.
October 24, 2013
I first met Ray playing bocce ball at The Club. Both he and Shirley were always happy to see everyone and enjoyed the comaraderie of the "competition." Ray always had a story to tell, but he also was interested in hearing others tales of their lives. I will miss his friendly personality.
October 22, 2013
A picture is worth a thousand words...Our visit with Ray and Shirley here in Indianapolis was special. We enjoyed touring Indy on a typical rainy icy Indy day-visiting all the places that Bob and Debee would talk about here in Indy. Our evening family dinners were so much fun. Ray was always eager to come and help in the kitchen. Topping off the evening would be the trip back down town to their hotel with all the beautiful lights and monument circle. There are so many wonderful things we could say about Ray...that we will just leave it to our pictures and memories!

From our daughter Marybeth...
My memory of Mr. Norling is a wonderful, intelligent, thoughtful person. Also, like a grandparent who lived far away. I can remember listening to him tell stories f when he was little. Another time I can fondly remember is when all of us gathered around the table and told stories of funny things we did that day. One more thing is telling Mr. Norling about my American Girl Doll-Kit. These are a very few of my memories of Mr. Norling.

From our Sons Robbie and Johnny
We thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Norling. We enjoyed hearing stories about fishing. All the Swedish baking and the pastries and breads that Ray would bake. Johnny recently served as a Grub master with his scout troop and said Mr. Norling would have enjoyed hearing about it...

We will all miss him....and are so blessed to have known him....
October 22, 2013
The first day the Norling's came to visit us we didn't really know what to expect. It only took a few minutes and they seem like old friends. Rays outgoing manner put us all at ease. We all laughed and shared our many life experiences together. Our grandchildren felt like they had another grandfather. He was always willing to spend time listening to their stories about American Girl Dolls and fishing. These are some of the fond memories we treasure of Ray.
October 22, 2013
I am Raymond's youngest daughter Deanna. My Father was such a kind, patient man with a gentle loving spirit. He blessed my childhood with many cherished magical moments such as leaving me notes entitled "thought for the day" in every lunch he made me when I attended Grace Lutheran Parochial School from 6th through 8th grade. I'd eagerly await lunch time anticipating his notes content. My other favorite memory is Dad was never too busy to stop what ever he was doing when I, along with my friends would be bored and come to him pleading for games we could play during summer vacation. I remember the wooden stilts he made me assuring there were no splinters before handing them to me and his patience teaching me how to walk in them securely.

I always smile when recalling the numerous times I'd bring home stray animals crying after being told they couldn't be kept only to awaken hearing Dad making a bed for them on the porch while telling them "don't worry, you'll be ok" in a loving reasurring voice.

Dad filled my childhood with music and was never without creative encouragment to practice my organ lessons by singing along making every lesson a joyous occasion.

I feel such a deep sense of pride, gratitude and humility to be his daughter and I'm comforted by knowing my Fathers' legacy is the Grace of his Humanity.
October 21, 2013
my thoughts are with you and your family. It was nice speaking with you today Shirley. Take Care, Betsey
October 19, 2013
We were so sad to hear of Ray's passing. It was always a joy to talk and joke with him when you came into the clinic. He had such a kind manner and deep concern for his furry friends. We offer our deepest sympathies. Dr. Heaton and staff at the All American City Veterinary Hospital

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