Rodger Oskar Israelsson
October 18, 1962 – May 26, 2019
Surrounded by his family, Rodger Oskar Israelsson passed away peacefully on May 26, 2019 after a courageous and hard-fought battle against cancer.
Born on October 18, 1962, he married the love of his life in September 1981. He loved his family, being outdoors, and fishing up at the gorge. He was one of the strongest people you could ever know and tried to live his life to the fullest.
For those of you that knew him he would tell you “Don’t be sad, remember the good times and don’t wait to start living your life to the fullest.”
In the words of his granddaughter-Carmela; “Rodger Israelsson is my grandfather, and I still can’t believe I was given the opportunity to know and love him. He was a great person, he loved his family more than anything, and he got along with everyone that knew him. He never gave up-that is why I loved him and will continue to love him.”
He is survived by his: wife (Kim McIver Israelsson), sons (Reilly/Irene & Westley/Sarah Israelsson), daughter (ObReaee/Anthony Hardy), 5 granddaughters (Carmela, Gabriela, Ieliah, Brynlee & Sutton), mother and stepfather (Inga/Mike Bilello), brothers (John, Bob, Rick, & Ron Israelson), sisters (Ulla Lisa Hornfeldt, Monika Israelson), in-laws (Dennis/Darla McIver), along with all his nieces, nephews, aunts/uncles & cousins.
“I don’t know what to say other than you were an amazing father, husband, brother, son, and role model to everyone who got to know the real you. You will be missed more than you could ever know…but you will live on through us. We love you dad.”