Still a little shaken from the last post. Some lightness is in order.
Daily Archives: February 25, 2016
February 25, 1995, a pretty woman, in a fit of madness and heavily sedated, became my lawful wedded wife. Ours has been an amazing relationship in that we’ve never had a serious fight or even a heated argument. It was not the first rodeo for either of us and we were at a time in our lives when it was just time to be with each other. We knew relationships were no 50-50; they’re 100-100 every single day. It seemed we were finishing each others sentences in a very short time, and almost instinctively know what the other is thinking. She raised a son and daughter with almost no help from their father and I consider them every bit my children as I do my two daughters. Through good times and bad we always support each other. My fervent hope is that I’m taken before she is. She’s not young, thin or rich. But she treats me like a king (except when I go off on politics) and I could not imagine ever living without her.
She came to family breakfast with us today and it was the biggest crowd ever. My cousin Pam, her daughter Carrie, cousin Trish, her sonNick, her BF, my Uncle Bob, their dad, and my precious Uncle Roger. Cousin Scott’s memorial is Saturday and we all shared stories of him from long ago happy years.
Scott David Nordstrom
January 28, 1958 ~ February 16, 2016 (age 58)
Scott David Nordstrom, 58, of Rockford passed away peacefully to eternal life on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 in Swedish American Hospital with his loving family by his side. Scott was born on January 28, 1958, the son of Robert Nordstrom and Gloria (Bird) Nordstrom. He attended Auburn High School and served two years in the U. S. Army from 1976 – 1978 training as an electrician. He held various jobs in maintenance and as a machinist. Scott enjoyed reading, watching old tv shows, telling jokes and stories, listening to music, going to Bible study at Calvary Christian Church with his sister Trish, as well as spending time with family and friends. Scott was a kind, caring, and loving man with a great sense of humor who will be dearly missed.
He is survived by his father, Robert (Jan) Nordstrom; sisters and step sisters, Pamela (Erich) Schulze, Patricia Weyl, Sheila (Tom) Klonicki, Peggy (Rick) Seeling, Teresa Moberg; two nieces, Carrie Morris, Jodi Weyl; three nephews, Andrew Heaslip, Joshua Poulton, Nicholas Weyl; four great nieces; and two great nephews. The family extends a sincere thanks to Dr. Sankineni and all of the assisting caring staff in Swedish American Hospital CCU.
Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2016 in Calvary Christian Church, 5455 Charles Street, Rockford with Pastor Steve Doyle officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers memorials to the family.
My uncle asked me to give the eulogy Saturday because he said I had a way with words. Usually I do, but there are times when the words come hard. He struggled most of his adult life and battle demons we cannot imagine. Maybe he’s finally found the peace that eluded him for so long. Rest easy, Scott.