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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Update on the Services for Ronald Chrestler

I am posting this preliminary information here so that family and friends can plan accordingly to attend the services of Sheila's father, Ronald Chrestler. Note the word preliminary. This is the information we have now and some specifics are not set, but this should get everyone the information required to make decisions about travel, lodging, etc. As information becoms available, we will update the site as often as possible as it is difficult to contact everyone by phone.

1. The services are tentatively planned for Saturday January 12, 2008. No time has been chosen yet as some of the particulars of the service have ot been decided. The services will be held at:

Powers Funeral Home
832 Ridgeway Road
Lugoff, SC 29078
Click here for a map

2. We have negotiated a special hotel rate for those of you who will be traveling from out of town. The hotel information is:

Quality Inn and Suites (3 miles off I-20 exit 92)
850 US HWY 1 South
Lugoff, SC, US, 29078
Phone: (803) 438-9441
Fax: (803) 438-5784
Click Here for Map

To get the rate of $49 for any length of stay between 1/10/2008 and 1/13/2008 please call the hotel directly and mention that you are using the group "Chrestler Group"rate.

3. Memorial Fund

The family has established the Ronald Chrestler Memorial Fund and asks that in lieu of flowers to send a monetary contribution for the family for immediate needs that are the result of this tragic event. Make checks payable to:

Ronald Chrestler Memorial Fund

If you are not attending and still wish to give, please mail your check to

Ronald Chrestler Memorial Fund
c/o Patricia Chrestler
88 Choctaw Circle
Elgin, SC 29045

Again, thank you for proactively checking this blog to keep up with this situation and keeping our family in your prayers. We will publish more specific information as it becomes available.

With love and thanks,
The Bell and Chrestler Families


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

PAT,Shelia/Rick, little Madelyn, Ron Jr and all your family . .

So very, very sorry for your loss. Caring thoughts and prayers will be with you all for a long time to come. May time accomplish what no words can do and bring some measure of comfort to you.

"For the Lord shall comfort . . "
Isaiah 51:3

With all our love
and sympathy,
Polly, Greg, young Greg
Holly and Robyn
-Johnstown, PA-

Anonymous said...

To the Chrestler Family,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. It is very difficult to understand and our job is not to understand but to comfort at this time. I am trying to figure a way to come down for the service. If I cannot, know that my wish for you is strength at this time. Ron Jr has always supported us and I want him to know my support for him is strong and true.

With our Love Rayna and Richard Neild

Stacey said...

Rick, Sheila, and Maddy,

We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jason, Stacey, and Jackson

Anonymous said...

Patty, Ron, Sheila, Rick, Maddy, & Liz. My prayers and my love are with you even though I can't be there with you. Ron was the closest thing to having a brother around when I was growing up. The sarcastic sense of humor between us and his welcoming additude will be missed so much. We have had a really rough year all round. Stay strong and know I love you all. (I will love and miss you ugly.)Love Laura, John, & Family.

Anonymous said...

Pat, my love goes out to you and your family, so sorry this has happened to you!

Anonymous said...

i love you,peppermint,sheila,ronnie,rick,and all of you so much. it's been just 2 weeks and the hurt will always be with me,as you.Patty keeps encouraging me to call ya...i care so much and am just lost and feel every emotion,i am certain that you all have.there's nothing i will not ever do fer any one of ya. i am so concerned about
particularly ronnie and sheila,but
just sick about patty too.we neither deserved this to happen any more than did ron.
just know that patty n i will always support you and i will always be with you,so long as you desire me to continue always n forever being part of your life...always a member of the family.i'm very proud of rick and honored that sheila n ronnie have matured to the level that both you,patty-and big ron should be proud. your marriage to each other,your love and loyalty to your children has indeed not been in vain...and patty-you are admired and respected for the faithful and loving wife to ron-and mother to sheila and ronnie you have been. i will always be here for all of you,i love you all with all my heart.

i suppose from time to time we'll need some leaning on each other as we reassemble our lives and continue on our lifes journey...somehow we'll get thru this.

rick-kaitlin is such a wonderful beautiful and respectable young lady-i'm sure you are very proud.
i hope she's guna be o.k. as she blossoms into full bloom-ya know...always love her,rick.

and what a beautiful baby,madeline.
we wish her well,too!

anyway,u know who this is...please evry1 b careful.


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