Ree Drummond, ‘Pioneer Woman’, mourns father-in-law Chuck Drummond

Ree Drummond is mourning.

Recently, the Pioneer Woman lost a beloved family member.

Chuck Drummond, her father-in-law, passed away on November 4th.

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According to Ree, Chuck Drummond was a model father and grandfather, as well as a “one-of-a-kind father-in-law.” The title star of ”The Pioneer Woman” shared her thoughts this past November 6th on Facebook:

“Many of you knew Pa-Pa from my blog and cooking show through the years, and I wanted to share this news with you. Thank you for your love and prayers, especially for Ladd and his brother Tim, and the six grandkids,” she wrote.

The Food Network star then took to her blog on her website, composing a post under the title ”We love you Pa-Pa” to discuss how hard her family’s goodbyes were.

She wrote:

“I’m sad to share that Chuck — Ladd’s dad, my children’s grandpa, and my one-of-a-kind father-in-law — passed away Friday morning. I waited a couple of days to share here because we needed to communicate with extended family, take a few breaths, and shed some tears… but since you all have seen photos and read stories about Chuck since the beginning of my blog, I knew I wanted to share with you.”

Drummond added:

“He had been declining over the past two months and we knew his time was limited. He died peacefully in his sleep, thank God… After feeling pretty miserable for the past two or three months, he was finally ready to go.”

The star also went into detail on how amazing of a man she considered her father-in-law.

“Many of you know Chuck as Pa-Pa, which is what we all called him,” she wrote. “He raised three sons, taught them all he knew about ranching, then did the same with his six grandchildren.”

Continuing, she said, “He has seen everything, and packed so much living into his 79 years. He was happiest working, and all the grandkids knew that you should never, ever, ever say you’re bored around Pa-Pa … because he’d give you enough work to do to cure you of boredom forever!”

In speaking on her father-in-law’s warmth, she explained, “The truth about Chuck is that his heart was open and generous, and his family meant everything to him. He kept up with extended cousins, organized family reunions, and made sure connections were maintained through the years.”

Wishing him a final farewell and promising more pictures of him, Drummond wrote, “We love you so much, Pa-Pa. Thank you for living such a full life, and for letting us all be a part of it.”

Chuck, who was born on March 12, 1943, is survived by his two younger sons. Todd, his eldest child, passed away at the age of 18. Chuck’s wife of 54 years, Nan Olsen, died five years ago.

So sorry for your loss, Ree!

Chuck was a sweet man and we loved to see him on your show. Sending prayers!