Condolences for Charles Stephen Nordstrom

randy emerson posted on 11/4/14

TO THE NORDSTROM FAMILY. THIS IS RANDY EMERSON FROM CHAMPAIGN. I STARTED IN THE ELEVATOR BUSINESS IN 1973 FOR OTIS. AFTER A COUPLE OF YEARS OF CONSTRUCTION I WENT INTO THE SERVICE END OF THE BUSINESS AS THE SERVICE HELPER IN SPRINGFIELD. NEEDLESS TO SAY I WORKED WITH CHARLIE OFTEN OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS. HE WAS A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH BECAUSE OF HIS EASY GOING WAYS. HE NEVER LOOKED DOWN ON ME JUST BECAUSE I WAS THE HELPER. HE ALWAYS TOOK THE TIME TO SO AND EXPLAIN THINGS TO ME SO I COULD LEARN ABOUT THE TRADE. DIDNT THINK I WOULD EVER GET IT BUT I DID BECAUSE OF CHARLIES PATIENCE AS WELL AS OTHERS. AFTER ALMOST 40 YEARS I RETIRED FROM THE U OF I ELEVATOR SHOP IN 2012. I WILL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL TO CHARLIE FOR PASSING ON HIS KNOWLEDGE TO ME. WISH I HAD KNOWN HE WAS IN SAVOY. I WOULD HAVE MADE THE EFFORT TO GO SEE HIM. ALAN IM SADDENED ABOUT THE LOSS OF YOUR DAD. HE WILL BE MISSED. THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO YOU ALL. MY WIFE IS IN THE HOSPITAL SO I WONT BE ABLE TO MAKE THE MEMORIAL. SORRY. PEACE TO YOU ALL. RANDY