So sorry to hear of Odd's death. My dad Art Chase told many stories of the times they visited with Peg and Odd. Peg and Dad were first cousins. Our condolences to all your family.
Harry & I only got to visit with Odd a few times because we lived so far away, but Odd was always very sincere and very hospitable to us and we thoroughly enjoyed talking with him. He was Harry's favorite long-distant relative.
So sorry that family and friends lost Odd Ronning in July. As we have spoken, we lost Frank "Bud" Renning on 8-13-14.
Let me know if you do not have the Descendants of Jens Jensen Kjelstrrup that Joan Arthur mailed me. It's very complete and very interesting.
To the family of Odd Knut Ronning:
I ran across this lovely obituary, obviously written by a loving daughter and would like to extend my condolences on your father's passing.
I have been fortunate to have published my ancestor's stories (Two works; one my Grandmother, and the second, my Mother and Father)and loved hearing of all the old stories of how I came to be. It appears you are of a like spirit in recounting the journey of your treasured family.
I commend you on the wonderful obituary; it was well written, concise and entertaining. I'm sure he would have appreciated your efforts in showing him to be an educated, hard working man of principles and conscience and love. I pray you and your family receive swift healing and peace of mind in his passing. May your memories sustain you until you meet again.
Peg and Lisa, so sorry to hear about Odd. I am Bernadine and Walts oldest granddaughter, Debbie. I talked to Peg today. I have visited you guys twice in Mass and I think you were at my grandparents once twice when we were there visiting also. I remember a couple of the collies. I remember Odd being very nice to me and my family on our last visit which was about 25 years ago when I also visited Aunts Honey and Elise. I am looking forward to my visit with Peg sometime in the fall to catch up on the family.
He sounded like an incredible person. My father, Al Hoskeer worked with him at Beloit Jones long ago. And he also spent time in Norway.
My condolences to all his loved ones.
What a wonderful obituary written for what sounds to be a remarkable man. I felt like I was reading the back of a very intriguing novel. Perhaps there is more story to be told? I am sorry for your loss. Odd sounded like a remarkable, inspirational person.
Our deepest sympathies to Peg, your family and the whole household. We enjoyed every minute of our visits with both Peg and Odd, and hope Odd's spirit finds his way 'home' and at peace. Blessings to you all!
Dear Peg and family... I was Odd's secretary at Beloit. He remains an amazing individual. It was a pleasure to come to work every day and listen to his many adventures. I remember coming to your house when my daughters were little. It was tremendous fun with your collies as well. Sorry to hear he has departed but I am grateful to have had the opportunity to have known the both of you. What a beautiful tribute from a daughter to her Dad. Prayers to you.
I know I have not been neither around there nor lately for different reasons... I am Andres Ostos Rueda nephew of decease Francisco Rueda Labarbe....
Indeed they loved each other since the 70's when sarted with Beloit Jones, an so I did starting in 1975.
I loved OK of course, who would not, love Peg, Astrid, the family, the dogs everybody was just to warm and friendly even with Peg asking me to quit smoking..
ODD is in my heart, Peg indeed, Astrid probably do not remember me because she was to busy preparing that wonderful wedding.
We need more people like you guys in this world!
Wont forget him, rather he will have a room in my heart...
Have no words to say how much I owe him that I know now , starting with his personality and kindness, and in Jones he forged me big time...
he will be around I know...
I worked with Odd at ED Jones from 1961 until 1963 and later during my 29 years with Beloit Corporation, we crossed paths in Beloit Wis. , Montreal and other places.
He was always a gentleman and lots of fun to be with and easy and comfortable and very capable to work with.
His stories always were exciting and wonderfully told.
Dear Peg, Astrid and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. As you know, it has been my pleasure to have known Odd this last couple of years. He was indeed a gentle and humble man and my life is richer for him being in it. I will think of him every time I have an Aquavit. SKOL, Odd!
Although I don't think I ever met your father, from one daughter to another I hope our Viking fathers have had a chance to sit and toast one as their Viking longboats arrived in safe harbors! Skol! and Tak for sharing such a lovely tribute
what a wonderful tribute you wrote to a man with a fascinating life! So sorry for your loss.
My husband and I groomed those gorgeous collies for Peg and Knut for quite some time. He would be cleaning up any hair which escaped for days afterward. Our deepest sympathies.
Oh Lise Astrid, this is absolutely absolutely absolutely beautiful. Thank you for your magical words. Your father will live on in the hearts of all those who were privileged to know him. In my memories he will always be able to give his favorite toast (in Norwegian) "Skal to you, skal to me, and skal to all the pretty ladies!" Tusen takk, Hyggelig a mote Dem, dear sir, and God natt.
I found this write up to be so very interesting and well written with so much love behind it. My maternal grandparents were from Norway also, so I was compelled to read his obituary. I'm very sorry for your loss.
I will always have fond memories of the world traveler who brought me spoons from far away places. He was a very special man. Our love and prayers go out to his family.
Michael & Kathy (Magnin) Hazen
Dearest Peg & family, sorry to hear that your dear Odd passed...My thoughts & prayers are with you all...May the wonderful memories of your life together live on forever in a day...