Obituaries
February 27, 2017
 

David C. Miller

February 10, 2017

David C. Miller died at his home in Cotati at the age of 75 on January 22, 2017. David served with honor in the United States Marine Corps for eight years. 

He was a beloved husband, father and grandfather. David is survived by his daughter, Ellen Keading, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren as well as other family relatives and many friends.

He will be laid to rest at Pleasant Hills Cemetary in Sebastopol on the Veterans’ Wall.

 

Nelson Paulino Williams

January 27, 2017

Born August 12, 1979 at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, California.

 

He is survived by his son, 11-year-old Niko Anthony; his parents Gale and Millie; his sister Cara and her husband Joshua McKeighan.

 

Nelson attended St. Vincent’s Elementary School and graduated from Carpe Diem High School in Petaluma.  He studied diesel mechanics at Santa Rosa Junior College and subsequently worked at West County Transportation Agency and Midas Automotive Services.

 

He was a devoted son, a typical younger brother and loving father.  In his personal life, Nelson was a loyal fan of the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Raiders.  He also loved to spend his down time fishing, skateboarding and playing Frisbee Golf.

 

A Celebration of Nelson’s life is planned on January 28, 2017 for family and friends.

RUTH EMILY LORENZ

January 12, 2017

 

RUTH EMILY LORENZ

March 19, 1933 – December 21, 2016

Heaven has another angel as our beloved Ruthie passed away peacefully at home on December 21, 2016.  By her side were her lifelong sweetheart of 60 plus years, Bill; along with her children and grandchildren.  Ruthie was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the third child of Frank and Pearl Hasek.  She was preceded in death by her Father, Mother, Brother and two sisters.  She attended West Tech High School in Cleveland.  After her father’s death at a young age, Ruthie went to work to help her family and was employed by the F.W. Woolworth Company.  There she met the love of her life, Bill, formerly from Trimountain, Michigan, who claimed he had found his “Million Dollar Baby at the Five & Dime!”  Despite years of battling Diabetes and three years of dialysis, and to the amazement of everyone, she made it to celebrate her 60th Wedding Anniversary.  All her children attended this milestone event, since her daughter from Denver made a surprise appearance.  Bill’s brothers, Randy and Eddie travelled from Michigan to attend, along with her lifelong friend Doak Walker who traveled from Alaska.  She was also blessed with many of her local area friends who could attend and celebrate.  Ruthie is survived by her devoted and loving husband Bill, and her four children: Debbie Whorton (Michael) of Westminster, Colorado; Craig Lorenz (Laurie) of Sacramento, CA; Theresa Lorenz of Ukiah and Trent Lorenz (Shari) of Rohnert Park.  She was very proud of her seven grandchildren, Jennifer, Kyle, Tyler, Matthew, Shelby, Kelsea, and Claire.  She also dearly loved her two spoiled English Setters, Sundance, and Zorro.  For 30 plus years, Ruthie and Bill enjoyed a great career in the United States Coast Guard.  She was a true “Coasty”.  While in the US Coast Guard, they made homes in Hawaii, Alaska, Michigan, Florida while finally settling in California; making their home, for the past 34 years, in Rohnert Park.  She loved sewing and crocheting.  While stationed in Hawaii she made family many matching outfits.  Bill will always cherish the wolf designed jackets she made him and everyone has an afghan made by “Grandma”.   All her friends in Rohnert Park, and the Coast Guard community, will sorely miss Ruthie.   She will be most especially missed by the coffee gathering friends at Raley’s and Panera’s in Rohnert Park.  A celebration of life will be announced in the coming months.  Those wishing to honor her memory are encouraged to donate, in her name, to either the Rohnert Park Humane Society, 301 Rogers Lane, Rohnert Park (707) 584-1582 or Hospice of Petaluma, P.O. Box 2331, Santa Rosa, CA 95405 (checks made payable to Community Network).