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Mr. Nelson Ronald Assink

Obituary for Mr. Nelson Ronald Assink

October 23, 1936 - January 12, 2018
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 81

Obituary

Nelson R. Assink, born October 23, 1936 in Cleveland, Ohio to Bernard and Eleanor Assink (both deceased), passed away on January 12, 2018. Beloved husband for 39 years of Karen nee Peterson ("Petie"), who will miss him dearly. Loving father of David N. (Kathy) of Glendale, AZ, James M. , deceased (Bonnie) and Michael D. (Mary Jo) of Berea, Ohio; treasured brother of Marlene (John) Hosko of Olmsted Falls, OH and Dale (Dawn) Assink of Omaha, NE; dear grandfather, uncle and friend. Nel spent his entire career in the lumber industry after graduating from Michigan State in 1958. Nel was generous of spirit and the source of much laughter and joy throughout his life, even after suffering two strokes in early 1997. At the end of that year he retired as President of Northwest, Inc. , a wholesale forest products company. Special thanks to the Congregational Care Team at Bay Presbyterian Church, Independence Village of Avon Lake, and Crossroads Hospice for the care they provided Nel . Family will visit with friends at Busch Funeral Home, 163 Avon-Belden Rd., Avon Lake, OH, Sunday from 6-8 p.m. and Monday from 11-1, service at the funeral home at 1 p.m. with interment to follow at Elmhurst Park Cemetery, Avon. Donations may be made in his name to the Congregational Care Team at Bay Presbyterian Church, 25415 Lake Rd., Bay Village, OH 44140.

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  • Donations may be made in Nelson's name to the Congregational Care Team at Bay Presbyterian Church, 25415 Lake Rd., Bay Village, OH 44140.
  • Congregational Care Team, Bay Presbyterian Church
    25415 Lake Rd.
    Bay Village, OH 44140

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Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

163 Avon Belden Road
Avon Lake, OH 44012
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