In Loving Memory of
Charles R. Widlund

May 25, 1932 - June 26, 1990 Dad you left us when we weren't ready for you to go. You had so many more years left with us but God had other plans for you. I remember when you used to mow the lawn and you would take your oldest grandchildren on the riding mower with you. I had always hoped that you would be around to do the same with my kids. At the time you passed away you had 4 granddaughters and 1 grandson. I remember you always wished for more grandsons that would take an interest in your favorite hobby. Trains! Well 1 year and 1 1/2 months after you left us your second grandson was born and he absolutely loved trains. It hurt so much that you weren't able to be here with him to build train layouts and take him to all your favorite places to show him all the trains. Then your third grandson was born and he loved trains as well so it made my heartache double. On his 1st birthday I took them to your favorite train place and took them on the train ride just like we used to do. I knew you were there in spirit and having fun with us but it's just not the same as if you were really here. Now after almost 11 years since you left us you have 6 granddaughters and 5 grandsons. And now you have a great grandbaby on the way. Sure wish you were here to see and hold it. We all miss you very very much. Our family isn't the same without you. You held us together and when you left we all went in different directions. We don't get together like we used to do. There is no more "family picnics" and no more saturday game night. I suppose now that your second oldest daughter is with you now up there, you and her and all my grandparents are sitting around the table having your own game night. I know that when it's my turn for God to call me home I will get to see you again and give you a great big hug and tell you that I love you. I never knew if you were ever proud of me, I hope you are. I miss you Daddy so very very much.

Love always, Your Little Pumpkin



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