Sunday, August 30, 2009

Nate is at Peace

Sunday evening at 9:45, God called one of his precious children Nathaniel Robert Trask.

By God's grace Nate did not feel any pain the last few days and peacefully returned to his Creator.

Nate was, and will continue to be, an inspiration to more people than he ever knew on earth. Touching the lives of family, friends, communities, children, and strangers, he showed us what true faith looks like. No matter the circumstance God is with us and loves us.

Nate will be greatly missed, but his spirit, courage, faith, laughter, joy, wisdom, and love will remain with us forever.

Thank you to all who have lifted Nate and this family in prayer.

Charley and Bob Trask

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Even though I did not personally know your family, I was following Nate's battle. Just know that his love & life will live on in those 2 beautiful kids!

Apoorv said...

Rest in Peace Nate. You were an inspiration to all who knew you. You will be deeply mourned by your friends at Ford.

Carol said...

Much love to your family. Cancer ravaged his body but could not harm his spirit. Rejoice in the presence of your heavenly Father, Nate.

Anonymous said...

SO SORRY,,

MUCH LOVE TO THE FAMILY.

YOU ARE WITH GOD NOW..AND NO MORE PAIN.SICKNESS,

WE ALL WILL SEE YOU IN HEAVEN ONE DAY..EVEN THOUGH SOME OF US DIDNT KNOW YOU WELL...WE WILL KNOW WHO YOU ARE ...AND EVERYONE WILL MISS YOU..

BUT YOU ARE AT PEACE.

Anonymous said...

Nate's Road to Recovery is now complete, and he is well and whole. My prayers and sympathies to those of you left behind for now. May the Lord bless you and keep you...and give you His peace.

hmarkjones said...

Nate’s journey with us on earth is ended but we will forever hold him in our hearts and by God’s Grace we will be reunited according to God’s plan and design. Our prayers continue for we who grieve, but in our grief we also rejoice for Nate’s life and the love he shared with us all.

Mark

Kari said...

Nate has received his crown...and is walking with our Master...exciting times for him, sadness to those left here to mourn....Thank you Jesus for ending his pain...my prayer is for God to hold each of you in His hands as you grieve...

Kristine said...

Although I don't know your family personally, I have been reading all of your posts and have prayed for Nate. I'm so sorry for your tremendous loss.

Anonymous said...

Dearest Family,
He has finished the race and he has kept the faith. He is safely on the other side and we will see him again.
Now our prayers are for you. May the God of all comfort meet you and reveal Himself to you in ways of inexpressible grace and mercy. Our hearts are broken with yours. Deb, I'm claiming the promise of Jeremiah 29:11 for you. We hold you all in love, Gary and Barb Wiemers, McCook

Anonymous said...

Heaven has a new angel today. I hope you find comfort in knowing that Nate is at peace and walking alongside his heavenly Father. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, his family. Nate's testimony of faith will live on in each of our hearts forever. God Bless You! ~Brianna Davis

Jamie said...

We're so sorry, and will be praying for you... Jamie & Kim Bonsall

Anonymous said...

I don't know you, but have been praying. I know how devastating that loss is even though you know he is in peace now. I lost my husband last summer to cancer and it's been a long journey since then. I will continue to pray for your family.
Strength and peace to you,
Ramona Douthit
rjdouthit@yahoo.com

Linnea said...

Nate fought the good fight. He is at peace. I am sorry for your loss and the hole it leaves in your family. One of your many cousins, Linnea

Greg and Michelle said...

My heart is sad at hearing the news, but rejoice with you that Nate is resting with Jesus right now. Your family is much loved Deb!! You are in our thoughts and prayers, and we are here if you need anything at all!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I am so very sorry for your loss of Nate. I am very thankful that he was not in pain and at peace. I will be praying for all of you at this very difficult time.

Love in Christ,
Cole’s (Caring Openly, Loving Eternally) prayer team
www.colesfoundation.com
Sandy Daron

Mandy-SE Regional Rep/St.Jude said...

My name is Mandy Ford and I am the Southeast Regional Representative for the COLE's Foundation. If your family needs anything please do not hesitate to contact me, whatever you may need we, at the COLE's Foundation are here for you. As always you all are in our thoughts and prayers.

God Bless,

Mandy Ford
Southeast Regional Representative
COLE's Foundation
Mandy@colesfoundation.org
www.colesfoundation.org
www.kidsunitetofight.com

Christine Matheny said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers.

Paul and Christine Matheny

Nicole Geisinger (Anderson) said...

I am really sorry for your family's loss. I will keep all of you in my prayers. I know that it isn't fair for him to leave you at such a young age but he is definitely in a much better place now. His testimony is a true inspiration to all of us. God bless.

Nicole Geisinger (Anderson)

Olga Patricia Serrano Karwoski said...

We will continue to lift you up in prayer. We may not have the right words to say but we know that Nate was an amazing man. We thank God for his life and his courageous example.

Olga and Ben Karwoski

Anonymous said...

I had the misfortune of learning about Nate's illness and death on the same day. Although I hadn't seen Nate in a few years, I am deeply saddened by the news of his passing. I knew Nate through Ford and we played softball together. I will always remember his seemingly effortless home run swings and my amazement at his capacity to fit into his Mazda Miata!

With deepest sympathy,

Sam Amelio

Anonymous said...

We are so sorry for your loss. We wish your family peace today and for all the tomorrows to come.
~Deanna and David Ballheim

Anonymous said...

Deb and Children, I was so sorry to hear of your loss, and the world's loss, but God's gain. I am glad that Nate is at peace and in the arms of the Lord, he deserves much needed rest. I will continue to keep you and the twins and the rest of the family in my prayers. God Bless, Sherrel L. Adams, McCook

Anonymous said...

Dear Bob and Dodie,
Susan has had me praying for Nate, and I am so so sorry that you have lost him to this disease. BUT, God is somehow faithful within it all, and I know Nate is held in Jesus' arms because of that faithfulness. We will keep your family, and his, in prayer.
Love, Mary Kay (Harvard)

Anonymous said...

Deb~ we are thinking of you and the kids during this time. Nate was an inspiration to live each day to the fullest. Thank you for sharing him with us.

Drew and Becky Blaszak

Haney's said...

Nate finished the race strong! What a walking testimony to us all! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Nate was an outstanding young man.
Rick and Cassa Haney
McCook

Anonymous said...

My heart breaks as I read the news of Nate's passing. But I too rejoice that God has called him home. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with your family as you mourn. He touched the lives of all who knew him (and some who didn't). I just recently found a photo of Prom '93, he, Sara, Luke and I double dated and went bowling in our formal wear. What wonderful memories I have of him and I will forever remember that beautiful smile of his!
Kelsie (Cappel) Sather
MHS '93

Elissabeth said...

Deb- So sorry for your loss. We will continue to think of you and your family in this time. May you find peace.

Anonymous said...

I am sorry for your loss. Sally has been asking for our prayer's over the last year and we now pray for comfort and peace as you find ways to lean on God.



A friend of Sally's
Kiesha

John M. said...

While I am sad that Nate is no longer with us, I rejoice that he his now with Christ. Nate taught me more about being a follower of Christ in the short amount of time I knew him than any other person.

Deb, be assured that there is a community that loves you and is praying for you. Let us know if there is anything we can do.

Anonymous said...

Dear Deb, Morgan, Landon, Charley & Bob,

Robbie, Ben, Daniel and I are so sorry to hear about Nate's passing. You all have been in our thoughts and prayers for so long. Please take comfort in knowing that Nate is now home with our Heavenly Father. May God bless you and keep you. Deb, if you need anything please don't hesitate to ask.

With Deepest Sympathy,
The Agar's

Anonymous said...

Debbie and the entire family. I am sorry for your loss and sorry that I am just finding out about this now. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Jason Diepstra
jdiep78@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I am sorry for your loss. I am a friend of Sally's and we have been praying for your family for the last year. We will keep you in our prayers and hope you can find comfort and peace in this time of sorrow.
A friend of Sally's
Kiesha

Jana said...

Deb, I just discovered this blog via Olga and Angela (on Facebook). I am so, so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you, your kids, and the rest of your family.

Jana (Deur) Tigchelaar

Anonymous said...

We are silently with you in this most awesome transition. May you feel comfort in the presence of the multitude of spirits who hold you in their hearts and share your grief and hope and faith.
Peg and Bryant

Anonymous said...

This is heartbreaking. Our prayers will be with you, Deb and your beautiful kids. Nate's life continues on in a place where there are no tears, no pain, no sickness and no more need for hope or faith. His faith has become sight and his hope reality.

Blessed be the name of the Lord. And peace, comfort and grace to Deb, the kids and all of Nate's family. Praying still, Sarah Newlon Pearson

Andrew said...

Our family joins your grief. We've been so close in prayer and Nate's name, as is his whole family's, is close to our family's heart. The verses from Chris Tomlin's song echoes through my day thinking of Nate: My chains are gone, I've been set free. My God, my Savior, has ransomed me;And like a flood His mercy rains; Unending love,Amazing grace.

Andrew

Jim N. said...

We are praying for you and your children daily. May you all experience God's nearness.

Love,

Jim & Shannon

Greg and Michelle said...

Deb, We are deeply grieved at the news of this loss, but rejoice that Nate is now in the loving arms of his savior! You and the kids are in our prayers. Nate will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

The Zonca's

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. We are sending prayers of comfort, peace and strength.

COLE Prayer Team - www.colesfoundation.com

www.caringbridge.org/visit/rileycook

Hugs of love, Andrea

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss. Nate's story has touched my heart and awakened me to living life to its fullest. My heart goes out to your entire family. May God comfort you in this difficult time ahead. You are all an inspiration.

Andreas Schamel said...

I am so sorry to hear that Nate finally lost his battle. He was a great team member and will be missed deeply by everone who had the pleasure to work with him at Ford.
Rest in Peace for him and best wishes to his Wife and Children
Andreas

Arvid said...

Thank you God for Nate's faith and I pray for strenght and peace for all the people who were close to him and loved him and had his love.
May they also feel God's love and be blessed by Him!

Arvid - friend of Marge

Anonymous said...

My deepest condolences. Nate and the entire family's courage and strength were truly inspiring. May he rest in peace.