Our Obituaries

Pauline Marie Knox

December 10, 1925 - September 22, 2017

Pauline Marie Knox, 91, of Rockford, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 22, 2017. Born December 10, 1925 in Lincoln, NE. Daughter of Rex and Nina (Moyer) Holdren. United in marriage to Leo Knox in 1946. He predeceased her on January 19, 1970. Pauline found enjoyment in dancing, motorcycles and just being a Mom. During her lifetime she worked for various places but was mainly a stay...
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Lester Fernstaedt

March 4, 1928 - September 19, 2017

Lester E. Fernstaedt, 89, of Loves Park, IL. died Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from complications of Alzheimer's in his home. Lester was born in his home to Herman and Emilie (Krupke) Fernstaedt on March 4, 1928 in Lafayette County, WI. He attended schools in Lena, IL. graduating in 1946. Lester was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Korean War stationed in Germany. He...
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Monte Lee Weber

July 25, 1932 - September 19, 2017

Monte Lee Weber, 85, of Rockford passed away Tuesday September 19, 2017. Monte was born on July 25, 1932 in Chicago, the son of Leonard and Grace (Volkers) Weber. He married Janice Erickson on June 5, 1953 and she preceded him in death on March 15, 1975; he then married Nancy( Reinhold) Aadnoy on March 22, 1980 and she preceded him in death on August 6, 2017. Monte was an auto mechanic from the...
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LaVerne A. Selquist

August 13, 1916 - September 17, 2017

LaVerne A. Selquist, 101 of Rockford, IL died peacefully in his home. LaVerne served his country as a U.S. Army veteran. On May 11, 1946, he married Ramona Sundby and shared 71 years together while raising their daughters in a home filled with love. They shared the dance floor with pure joy and entertainment. He worked most of his life in retail as a clothing salesman. LaVerne enjoyed connecting...
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Mary K. Driggs

October 11, 1949 - September 17, 2017

Mary K. Driggs, 67, of Machesney Park, IL. was welcomed into heaven on Sunday, September 17, 2017. In a life well celebrated Mary married Larry Driggs in June 1968, and together shared 49 years while raising their family in a home filled with love. Mary was a homemaker and made a career of taking care of her family. She was masterful in many areas. She would showcase her talents in cooking,...
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Estle M. Moore

December 7, 1936 - September 16, 2017

Estle M. Moore, 80, of Machesney Park went to be with the Lord on September 16, 2017 with family by her side. Estle was born on December 7, 1936 in Boydsville, AR, the daughter of Benjamin Franklin McElyea and Addie Burkhart. She married Virgil D. Moore on July 10, 1952 in Pocahontas, AR. Estle put everybody first and made sure all were taken care of before thinking about herself, she was a...
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Gary Nyberg

October 18, 1950 - September 14, 2017

Gary Bruce Nyberg, 66, of Lincoln, CA formally of South Beloit, passed away on Thursday, September 14, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Born October 18, 1950 in Rockford, IL. Son of Duane Elnore and Juliette Edith Grace (Hillary) Nyberg. Graduate of Harlem High School and Northern Illinois University. Married the love of his life Lorrie Anne Rhead on September 10, 1977 in Beloit, WI. ...
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Morris F. Allen

June 17, 1935 - September 14, 2017

Morris Fay Allen, 82, of Roscoe, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 14, 2017. Born June 17, 1935 in Ferryville, WI. Son of Morris and Dorothy (Scribbons) Allen. Veteran of the United States Army having served in Korean War. United in marriage to Madge Sheets on December 29, 1956 at St Paul's Lutheran Church in Rockford. Employed for over 25 years by Rockford Fastener Inc. as Plant...
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Lorraine Mosinski

July 3, 1922 - September 14, 2017

Per Lorraine's wishes no Services were held. Cremation Rites were accorded
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Daniel Zeigler

November 14, 1932 - September 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunset Funeral Home, Machesney Park, IL.
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Nancy J. Kronberg

March 8, 1943 - September 12, 2017

Nancy J. Kronberg of Rockford IL, departed this earthly life on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in her home after a long illness. She was born March 8, 1943 in Rockford Illinois. The daughter of Dietrich and Viola (Polkow) Beck. She lived in Rockford her whole life. In 1961 she graduated East High School. She married Richard Kronberg on June 24, 1961. Nancy was a member of the Blackhawk Athletic...
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Rosa M. Salvador De Aguilar

December 14, 1940 - September 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunset Funeral Home, Machesney Park, IL.
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Dolores I. Lohmer

October 14, 1930 - September 10, 2017

Dolores Irene (Merriman) Lohmer, 87, of Byron, IL. Our beloved sister passed from this world peacefully at home in the loving arms of her family on September 10, 2017. Born October 14, 1930 in Oberlin, KS. Daughter of Claude and Gladys (Stucks) Merriman. Despite being born into an impoverished family, then affected by Polio at age 7, heart condition and Rheumatic Fever, that did not stop her...
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Mary Sue Jacobs

March 7, 1934 - September 10, 2017

.Mary Sue Jacobs, 83, was welcomed into heaven on Sunday, September 10, 2017. In a life well celebrated Mary Sue was a receptionist, a valued employee at Barber Coleman for over 30 years until her retirement. She enjoyed engaging in conversation with everyone. She had a tender heart for cats and never met a stray she didn't try to rescue. Mary Sue was an active member of St. Bernadette's...
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Maynard Tipton

April 24, 1935 - September 9, 2017

Maynard Tipton, 82, of CherryValley, IL. died Saturday, September 9, 2017 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family. In a life well celebrated, Maynard was a Native American who embraced his heritage with great respect. He was registered with the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and fondly referred to as Wha-onk-wa-neek-lo-onk translated to Hawkman. In 1955 he voluntarily enlisted in the...
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Patricia Rose Johnson

August 16, 1937 - September 9, 2017

Patricia Rose Johnson, 80, of Rockford passed away Saturday September 9, 2017 with family at her side. Patricia was born on August 16, 1937 in Hoxie, AR, daughter of Roy and Etta (Carley) Rice. She married Archie L. Johnson on September 15, 1956. Patricia was a faithful woman and affiliated with the First Assembly of God Church where she was very active and a Sunday School Teacher. Patricia loved...
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George L. Williams

February 28, 1941 - September 7, 2017

George L. "Corky" Williams, 76, of Machesney Park, IL. died Thursday, September 7, 2017 in the comfort of his son's Joe,s home surrounded by his family. In a life well celebrated, Corky proudly served his country as a veteran of the U.S. Army. He served his community as a valued officer of the Winnebago Sheriff's Dept, for over 27 years until his retirement. Corky was a Master Mason of the 32...
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Wilbert A. Cugler

November 5, 1941 - September 6, 2017

Services are pending and will be announced for Oct. 2017
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Leslie M. Martin

February 2, 1959 - August 31, 2017

Leslie M. Martin, 58, of Rockford passed away Thursday August 31, 2017. Leslie was born on February 2, 1959 in Rockford, the daughter of Charles and Patricia (Johnson) Tomkus. Leslie married Tim Martin on August 3, 1983 and lost him in a tragic accident in 1997. Leslie was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and was passionate about her faith. She worked with Illinois Growth Enterprises. Leslie...
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Sandra F. Heim

October 4, 1945 - August 31, 2017

Sandra F. Heim, 71, of Loves Park, IL died Thursday, August 31, 2017. In a life well celebrated she married her true love, Floyd Heim in July 1982. He affectionately referred to her as "My Sandra". She was a valued employee with Prairie St. Legal Services, working as a paralegal for over 25 years. Together with her husband they embraced the adventures of traveling and camping in their 5th wheel...
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Patricia Dee Woolbright

July 30, 1939 - August 30, 2017

Patricia Dee Woolbright, 78, of Rockford passed away Wednesday August 30, 2017 at her residence with family by her side.Patricia was born on July 30, 1939 in Dubuque, IA, the daughter of DeForest and Beatrice (McDermott) Springer. She married Eather "Wooly" Woolbright on September 2, 1961. Patricia was owner along with her husband of Wooly's Café in Pecatonica and then worked for Mary's...
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Richard Patrick Doherty

June 19, 1935 - August 30, 2017

Richard Patrick Doherty, 82, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Born June 19, 1935 in Loves Park, IL. Son of Fintan Patrick and Uveta Fay (Bloyer) Doherty. Attended Harlem High School. Veteran of the United States Army having served in Germany. United in marriage to Janet Buss on June 6, 1958 at South Park Covenant Church in Rockford. Employed by Gustave A Larson Company for 36 years...
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Sondra Arlene Rogers

October 2, 1938 - August 28, 2017

Sondra Arlene Rogers, 78, of Lake Mills, WI passed away peacefully on Monday, August 28, 2017. Born October 2, 1938 in Richland Center, WI. Daughter of Grover and Odessa Camilla (Goplin) Worden. United in marriage to Glenn W. Rogers on February 11, 1972, in North Park Church of Christ in Loves Park. Sondra worked as a Winnebago County Sherriff Deputy Secretary and Secretary for Temple Baptist...
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William A. Sabin

June 7, 1935 - August 28, 2017

William A. Sabin, Sr, 82, of Roscoe passed away Monday August 28, 2017. William was born on June 7, 1935 in Rockford, the son of Frank and Lavern (McNames) Sabin. William married Joan R. Hayenga-Vollstedt on October 2, 1953. William worked for Sterns Fixture and Hunter Corporation for the Byron Nuclear System, after retirement he served on the Roscoe-Harlem Fire Department for 17 years. William...
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Leah G. Luter

September 25, 1922 - August 25, 2017

Leah G. Luter, 94, of Rockford passed away Friday August 25, 2017. Leah was born on September 25, 1922 in Biggers, AR, the daughter of J.W. and Ada (Merry) Lingel. Leah married Max Luter on June 17, 1941 and Max preceded her in death on January 28, 1981. Leah was affiliated with the Baptist Church, she loved to read and watch TV. Leah is survived by her daughter Pamela (Tom) Luter-Thompson; son...
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Betty Jane Grams

April 24, 1923 - August 19, 2017

Betty Jane Grams, 94, passed away on August 19, 2017. Betty was born on April 24, 1923 to Evelyn and Fred Steeves in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin where she spent most of her early life and where she met and married Arthur (A.G.) Grams in 1941. She lived in Texas, Missouri, Colorado and again in Wisconsin before moving to the Rockford area with "A.G." and her daughter, Jackie. She used her...
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Frank Edward Dolezalek

April 22, 1929 - August 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunset Memorial Gardens, Machesney Park, IL.
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Jospeh J. Bugbee

October 25, 1938 - August 17, 2017

Joseph James Bugbee, 78, of Rockford, passed away on Thursday, August, 17, 2017. Born October 25, 1938 in Vernon City, WI. Son of James H. and Edna C. (Winchel) Bugbee. Employed by Chrysler for 36 years. Married Nona Jean Martin on September 28, 2013 in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witness. Devoted member of the Jehovah's Witnesses. Enjoyed laughter, life and all of life's creatures. ...
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Paula L. Cates

July 9, 1954 - August 17, 2017

Paula L. Cates, 63, of Rockford, IL. died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family. In a life well celebrated, she married Randy Cates and shared 29 years together while raising their family in a home filled with love. Their life together was a beautiful love story inspiring to their children. In the words of her family, "She was beautiful without having to try." A perfect day would be...
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Wunitta L. Brown

October 20, 1954 - August 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunset Funeral Home, Machesney Park, IL.
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Reva Clankie

July 1, 1933 - August 10, 2017

Reva Ann Clankie, 84, of Durand passed away Thursday August 10, 2017 in her residence with family by her side. Reva was born on July 1, 1933 in Grand Rapids, MI, the daughter of James B. and Millie T. Rathbun. She married LeRoy Clankie on July 28, 1951 and he preceded her in death on November 5, 1994. Reva loved being with her family and loved her cat "Precious".Reva is survived by her children:...
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Gladys Hamilton

November 17, 1923 - August 10, 2017

Beginnings are scary. Endings can be sad. It's what you do in the middle that counts. This journey began November 17, 1923 when John and Lula (Houser) White gave birth to a beautiful baby girl and named her Gladys Normalee White. Gladys was born and raised in Centerville, Iowa where graduated from Centerville High School. She worked for a few years at McClellans Store as a bookkeeper. She met...
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Roy C. Straley

April 3, 1937 - August 7, 2017

Roy C. Straley, 80, of Rockford went to be with the Lord on Monday August 7, 2017 at Rockford Mercy Hospital. Roy was born on April 3, 1937 in Rockford, the son of Roy I. and Jeannette M. (Gregg) Straley. Roy love the Lord, he enjoyed watching the Bears and Cubs on T.V. Roy loved playing softball and did play into his mid-60's.Roy is survived by his sister Shirley (Dallas) West; sister-in-law...
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Elsie D. Kayser

May 4, 1923 - August 4, 2017

Elsie D. Kayser, 94 years old, of Rockford passed away August 4th at Rosewood Care Center. Born May 4, 1923 in Liege, Belgium, the daughter of Martin and Augusta (De Bleyser) Nelissen. Elsie was fluent in French, Flemish, German and English. While working as a translator for the Belgian government, she met her future husband, Loren E. Kayser, who served in the US Army in WWII. They married...
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Mary J. Powers Urbelis

July 17, 1933 - August 4, 2017

Mary J. Powers-Urbelis, 84, of Indiantown, FL. formally of Rockford, passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017. Born July 17, 1933 in Rockford. Daughter of Fred and Margaret (Munk) Cox. Mary Jo found great pleasure in cooking, reading, watching Nascar, visiting the local VFW, and having potlucks with her friends in Indiantown. Survived by her daughters, Denise Cannon, Vikki Powers, Jeanette...
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Paul F. Seaworth

April 30, 1927 - August 3, 2017

Paul F. Seaworth, 90, of Portage , WI. died Thursday, August 3, 2017. A loving husband, father, grandfather. In a life well celebrated, Paul worked as a machinist for 17 years with Elco and 17 years with Wooden Brook. In 1945 he married Joyce Seaworth and together raised their 2 children in a home filled with love. Joyce preceded him in death in 1997. Paul loved fishing and he was a...
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Susan K. Beeler

March 28, 1945 - August 3, 2017

Susan K. Beeler, 72, of Rockford, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017, after a long illness surrounded by her loving family. She was a loving mother, grandma, great-grandma, sister and friend to many. Born March 28, 1945, in Phoenix, AZ. Daughter of James and Ruth (Stam) Tennyson. She was employed at the Epilepsy Foundation for many years and retired in 2016. She found great enjoyment in...
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Albert W. Kuschel

January 10, 1945 - July 30, 2017

Albert Wayne Kuschel, 72, of Chicago, passed away peacefully in Rosewood Manor in Delavan on Sunday, July 30, 2017. Born January 10, 1945 in Chicago, IL. Son of Albert and Theresa (Douvris) Kuschel. Even though Albert was blinded at age 22 he was still able to go on to obtain his Master's degree in Investments and his Undergrad in Finance from Southern Illinois University. He first married...
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Richard L. Gresty

September 30, 1943 - July 29, 2017

Richard L. "Dick" Gresty, 73, of Machesney Park, IL. died Saturday, July 29, 2017. Loving husband, dad and Poppy. In a life well celebrated, Dick served his country proudly as a veteran of the Army. In 1964 he married his sweetheart Karen Murray and together shared 53 years while raising their two sons. Best known for Gresty Auto Sales first on Broadway and his current location on Harlem Rd....
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Kenneth W. Beidler

June 19, 1934 - July 28, 2017

Kenneth William Beidler, 83, of Rockford passed away on Friday July 28, 2017 with his loving family at his side.Kenneth was born on June 19, 1934 in Dakota, IL the son of Melvin Lavon and Gladys (Brinkmeier) Beidler. Kenneth married Joan Marilyn Breuer on September 24, 1955 and she preceded him in death on March 14, 2001. Kenneth was an amazing family man and was known for his enormous generosity...
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Heidi L. Diaz

February 16, 1960 - July 27, 2017

Heidi L. Diaz, 57 of Rockford, Il. died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 27, 2017. In a life well celebrated, Heidi married Robert Diaz on August 2, 1980, together they shared almost 37 years while raising their family in a home filled with love. Heidi's hands were never idle; she was either knitting or crocheting beautiful keepsakes for her family, even though she wasn't looking at you she was...
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Dan L. Sturm

April 24, 1933 - July 26, 2017

Dan L. Sturm, 84, went to be with the Lord on Thursday July 26, 2017 at his residence with family by his side.Dan was born in Dayton, OH, the son of Thomas and Juanita Sturm. He married Betty White on March 18, 1960. Dan was a Barber and a Korean War Veteran serving in the Air Force. Dan was affiliated with Halstead Baptist Church where he taught the Men's Sunday school class. Dan liked to draw,...
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Lloyd C. Tays

May 15, 1928 - July 25, 2017

Lloyd C. Tays, 89, of Rockford, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Born May 17, 1928 in Mayland, TN. Son of Vance and Myrtle (Reeves) Tayes. Veteran of the United States Army having served in the Korean War. United in marriage on September 28, 1953 to Sharlett Hill. Lloyd had a very strong work ethic that he showed in his years working at Rockford Drop Forge where he retired...
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Wilma Leta Young

May 8, 1920 - July 24, 2017

Wilma Leta Young, 97, of Rockford, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, July 24, 2017. Born May 8, 1920 in Round Grove, MO. Daughter of Wade and Mandy Hurst. United in marriage to Delbert Young on October 20, 1956 in Rockford, IL. Worked at Barber Coleman for 35 years. Attended City First Church for 70 years. Survivors include her husband, Delbert; stepson, Jim (Cynthia) Young;...
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Marjorie M. Jones

October 23, 1931 - July 24, 2017

Marjorie M. Jones, 85, went into the loving arms of Jesus on Monday July 24, 2017 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. Marjorie was born on October 23, 1931 in Rockford, the daughter of Dwight and Welma (Kuhl) Tanner. She married Wilmer Jones on July 25, 1953 and spent 64 wonderful years together. Marjorie was a member of First Baptist Church in Rockford and attended First Evangelical Free Church...
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Jean L. Rudderham

July 10, 1930 - July 22, 2017

Jean Lois Rudderham, 87, of Rockford, IL. died Saturday, July 22, 2017 with family by her side. In a life well celebrated she married Rick Rudderham and shared 61 years together while raising their family in a home filled with love. Jean worked for Bergners, WROK, and Aetna Ins. Co. and volunteered for many years as an election judge, however, she made a career of taking care of her family and...
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Gay Henderson

November 16, 1941 - July 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunset Funeral Home, Machesney Park, IL.
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Raymond R. Swart

June 6, 1938 - July 20, 2017

Raymond Roy Swart, 79, of Rockford, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family. Born June 6, 1938 in Elgin, IL. Son of Roy and Cora (Ash) Swart. United in marriage to Betty Vervinck on May 27, 1967 in Rockford. She predeceased him on August 22, 2008. Together they shared 41 years of marriage. Having been raised on a farm as a child that instilled in him a strong work...
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Alvin O. Worthington

January 29, 1934 - July 19, 2017

Alvin O. Worthington, 83, of Rockford passed away Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at his residence. Alvin was born January 29, 1934, in Hillsboro, WI, the son of Alvin and Zola (Malosh) Worthington. Alvin married Juanita "Nita" Niswonger on December 15, 1962, in Oregon; she preceded him in death on May 4, 2003. He married Crystal Vella and she survives. Alvin had memberships in the Masonic Lodge, Moose...
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Dora M. Miller

October 2, 1924 - July 18, 2017

Dora M. Miller, 92, of Machesney Park, IL died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. Grandma Dora to everyone! The angels on earth were all her grand, great and great-great grandchildren. She was most comforted when surrounded by all the family especially the babies. In a life well celebrated, she raised 7 wonderful children, in a home filled with love. She made a career of taking...
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Ashton Kobie Michael Lathrop-Claus

November 29, 2016 - July 15, 2017

Ashton Kobie Michael Lathrop-Claus passed away peacefully on Saturday July 15, 2017. Born November 29, 2016 in Rockford, IL. Son of William Brown and Alyssa Lathrop. Little Ashton came into this world early and made quite the impression on everyone who met him. He fought for as long and as hard as he could until it was his time to be called home to be with his Uncle Cody. Even though he was...
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Kenneth L. Sansom

January 6, 1933 - July 13, 2017

Kenneth L. Sansom, 84, of Rockford, passed away Thursday, July 13, 2017. Born January 6, 1933 in Decherd, TN. Son of William and Jessie (Vant) Sansom. Veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Korean War. Member of the Masons. He loved to go fishing, collecting tools, loved reading anything and everything and he would never would turn down a cup of coffee. He enjoyed traveling...
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Barbara Rae Crosty

July 25, 1933 - July 13, 2017

Barbara Rae Crosty, 83,of Rockford passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, July 13, 2017. Born on July 25, 1933 in Rockford, IL. Daughter of Dean and Carolyn (Petersen) Hodges. Married Donald Eugene Crosty on March 27, 1953 in Rockford. He predeceased her on November 28, 2013. She worked as a secretary for the Local Dairy Union #742. Member of the Verdi Club...
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Robert L. Vignali

July 19, 1929 - July 7, 2017

Arrangements are being handled with Sunset Funeral Home
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Gary R. Anderson

June 15, 1946 - July 7, 2017

Gary R. Anderson, 71, of Rockford passed away Friday July 7, 2017 with his family by his side. Gary was born on June 15, 1946 in Rockford, the son of Raymond and Amelia Anderson. Gary married Angela M. Salamone on February 21, 1970. Gary was district manager for Burger King Restaurants for 20 years before owning his own Subway Restaurant Franchise. Gary was a 1964 graduate of Rockford East High...
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George Studer

June 14, 1930 - July 7, 2017

George Studer, 87, of Rockford, IL. died Friday, July 7, 2017 in the comfort of Serenity Hospice Oregon, Il. In a life well celebrated George married Harriett L. Johnson and together shared 48 years while raising their family in a home filled with love. They enjoyed the adventures of travel all over the United States and embraced the beauty of nature and fishing at Lake Kegonza and Koshgonog...
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Donald A. Bender

August 5, 1919 - July 7, 2017

Donald A. Bender, 97, of Machesney Park, IL. was welcomed into heaven on Friday, July 7, 2017. In a life well celebrated, Don was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in WWII. In 1942 he married Phyllis Hutton and together they shared 55 years while raising their family in a home filled with love. In his lifetime, Don created wonderful memories with his family at their summer cabin in...
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Antoinette M. Zandonai

December 31, 1929 - July 5, 2017

Antoinette M. Zandonai, 87, of Rockford, passed away on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Born December 31, 1929 in Rockford, IL. Daughter of John and Mary (Paravala) Mazzola. United in Marriage to Leno Zandonai on October 27, 1956 in Rockford. She worked at Barber Colman until her son was born then she became a Homemaker. Antoinette enjoyed the simple pleasures of cooking, baking, cake decorating...
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Sarah J. Lynch

September 14, 1926 - July 3, 2017

Sarah "Sally" (Crabill) Lynch, 90, passed away Monday July 3, 2017 at Alden Alma Nelson Nursing Home in Rockford. Sarah was born on September 14, 1926 in La Harpe, IL to Martha (Harrington) and Joseph Crabill. Sarah moved to Davenport, IA then to Rock Island, IL where she attended schools, graduating from Rock Island High School in 1944. She married Lyle Lynch that same year. They had two...
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Derek Paul Jones Samp

May 1, 1986 - June 29, 2017

Derek Paul Jones Samp, 31, of Freeport, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 29th in his home. Born May 1, 1986 in Rockford the son of Misti Jones. Graduated from Tricoci University with a degree in Cosmetology. He started and owned Restauro Salon in Loves Park for four years. Besides his love of hair, he found passion in interior design. He loved to spend time with his extended family...
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Joe F. Tester

December 25, 1931 - June 26, 2017

Joe F. Tester, 85, passed away Monday June 26, 2017 in the comfort of his home. Joe was born on December 25, 1931 in Elizabethton, TN., son of Robert and Martha (Bryant) Tester. Joe enjoyed spending time with his family and watching wrestling and cop shows. He served as a lineman in the U.S. Army for 21/2 years. He married Mary G. Percell in July of 1955 and moved to Illinois where he worked for...
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Charles H. Addams

October 11, 1934 - June 23, 2017

Charles "Chuck" H. Addams, 82 of South Beloit, IL. was welcomed into heaven on Friday June 23, 2017. Born October 11, 1934 in Machesney Park, IL. to Charles and Lillian (Lawson) Addams. In 1959 he married Joan St. John and shared 58 years while raising their family in a home filled with love. Chuck was a truck driver and worked many years in the plating business. Chuck was skillful at many...
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Lola Miracle Grant

June 8, 2017 - June 23, 2017

Lola Miracle Grant passed away in her loving parent's arms at home after a hard fought fight on Friday, June 23, 2017. She arrived in the world on June 8, 2017. Daughter of Lawrence and Lakita (Armstrong) Grant. Even though Lola was only here for a short time she touched everyone who met her. Lola may have been small but she was sure mighty. She is going to be greatly missed. Survived by...
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Sharon D. Lindquist

September 29, 1936 - June 22, 2017

Sharon Dee Lindquist, 80 of Loves Park, Il. died Thursday, June 22, 2017. She was born September 29, 1936, in Rockford, IL to Roy and Verna Wikstrom. In 1956 she graduated from Rockford East High School. Sharon was married to Jerry Nelson, father of her three children and then Married Dennis Lindquist in 1967 . Sharon worked at Arachnid for 10 years. She loved doing yard work, traveling,...
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Beverly J. Scott

September 15, 1947 - June 15, 2017

Beverly J. Scott, 69, of Mission, TX (formerly of Rockford) passed away Thursday June 15, 2017 in McAllen, TX. Beverly was born on September 15, 1947 in Edgerton, WI., daughter of Alfred and Ruth Ebert. Beverly married Richard I. Scott on December 4, 1965. Beverly was an avid reader and loved to play cards and games with her family. She loved to play bingo and occasionally was known to visit the...
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Genevieve L. Warren

February 23, 1939 - June 15, 2017

Genevieve L. Warren, 78, of Loves Park passed away Thursday June 15, 2017 with family by her side. Genevieve was born on February 23, 1939 in Dodgeville, WI, the daughter of Will A. and Loretta Gertrude (Palzkill) Pittz. She married Kenneth M. Warren and they have spent 59 wonderful years together. Genevieve is a member of St. Bridget Catholic Church in Loves Park. Genevieve is survived by her...
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Ben W. Greenwood

August 28, 1929 - June 15, 2017

Ben W. Greenwood, 87, of Loves Park passed away Thursday June 15, 2017 at his residence with his loving family by his side. Ben was born on August 28, 1929 in Georgia and raised in TN, the son of Ben H. and Willie Mae Greenwood. He married Grace Louise Jones on December 3, 1955. Ben was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Loves Park. Ben worked for Duo Fast for 36 years and was a...
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Barbara J. Williams

October 24, 1928 - June 13, 2017

We celebrate the life of Barbara Joyce (Barb) Williams who passed away peacefully on June 13, 2017 at Presence Cor Mariae Center in Rockford, Il. Barb was born in Rockford, IL. Oct. 24, 1928, to Luander and Olga ( Johnson) Barrett. Barb is survived by, children, Terry L. (Marilynn), Gerald W. (Laraine) Williams; grandsons Matthew and Corey Williams ; granddaughters Valorie (Dino) Corsolini ...
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Gabriel R. Henze

August 20, 2009 - June 13, 2017

Gabriel "Gabe" Russell Henze,7, of Winnebago, IL. named after the angel Gabriele, completed his role in life and joined the other angels on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 after a sudden illness. Selfless, caring ,loving, sweet, kind, funny just a few words to describe Gabe. He was a student at Dorothy Simon Elementary School, in Winnebago, Il. where he was accepted and liked by everyone. On a...
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Herman J. Giggee

November 8, 1917 - June 12, 2017

Herman J. Giggee, 99, of Machesney Park passed away peacefully in his home with his family by his side on Monday, June 12, 2017. Born on November 8, 1917 in Yankton, SD. Son of Arthur and Emma (Kopp) Giggee. Veteran of the United States Army Air Corp having served in WWII. United in marriage to Montez L. Nelson on February 27, 1946. She predeceased him on June 27, 2003. Life long member of...
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Victoria Regina Collins

February 24, 1952 - June 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunset Memorial Gardens, Machesney Park, IL.
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Mae R. Farris

November 21, 1928 - June 4, 2017

Mae Ruth Farris, 88, of Rockford, Il. died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family. In 1955 she married John Farris and together raised their family in a home filled with love and an array of good cooking. Mae made a career as a homemaker taking care of family, tending to her beautiful flowers, keeping watch over the neighborhood and making the family favorites such as cornbread, ...
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Allie M. Farley

September 8, 1913 - June 2, 2017

Allie "Dink" Farley, 103, of Rockford, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 2, 2017. Born September 7, 1913 in Tishomingo, MS. Daughter and one of seven to William and Maude (Moore) Hill. United in marriage to William Farley in February 1946. He predeceased her on October 19, 1981. During her working career she made hats for the Navy during WWII, worked for a Toy company and did...
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Charles L. Peterson

December 23, 1932 - June 2, 2017

Charles L. Peterson, 84, of Rockford, passed away Friday June 2, 2017. He was born December 23, 1932 in Kewanee Public Hospital to LaVern and Alie Peterson. He graduated from AlWood High School in Woodhull, IL in 1950. He worked at Coyne Electric in Chicago. He served his country in the US Army from 1953 to 1955, stationed in Japan. He graduated from Milwaukee School of Engineering in 1956. ...
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James B. WHITE

July 9, 1931 - June 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunset Memorial Gardens, Machesney Park, IL.
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Timothy A. D'Angelo

December 13, 1960 - June 1, 2017

Timothy A. D'Angelo, 56, passed away on Thursday June 1, 2017 at Rockford Mercy Hospital with his family by his side.Tim was born on December 13, 1960 in Rockford, the son of John and Dolores (Akers) D'Angelo. Tim was a member of Roofers Union #11; he was a Boy Scout, Order of the Arrow and then became an Eagle Scout. Tim graduated in the top 5% of his class of 1978 at West High in Rockford. He...
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Dorothy L. Stuller

February 26, 1923 - May 27, 2017

Dorothy Louise Stuller 94, of Rockford, Il. died Saturday, May 27,2017. Born in Kansas City, Missouri, February 26, 1923, to Arthur and Pearl (Richardson) Petersen. Married Calvin Harris Stuller in June 27, 1947. Graduated from West High School, class of 1941, after attending Shawnee Mission High School in Shawnee, Kansas. Graduated from Rockford School of Commerce, 1942. Employed as...
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Corinne Ritts

May 4, 1924 - May 26, 2017

Corinne L. Ritts, formerly of Fort Myers, FL, died May 26, 2017, in Rockford, IL, in the home of her daughter. She was born to Catherine and Claude Printz on May 4, 1924 in Masontown, PA. Our mother was an energetic and resilient woman of the Greatest Generation-- the wife of a soldier newly home from war, a homeroom and den mother many times over, a member of several ladies' service groups, and...
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Steve W. Smith

October 16, 1951 - May 26, 2017

Steve Wayne Smith, 65, of Rockford, passed away on Friday, May 26, 2017. Born October 16, 1951 in Trumann, AR. Son of Jack and Betty (Wright) Smith. Veteran of the United States Army. His working career spanned from Rockford Power Train to General Mills Green Giant as a Maintenance Mechanic. Member of First Born Ministries. He found enjoyment in trap shooting, fishing, going to garage sales...
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Richard L. Hockison

August 31, 1928 - May 26, 2017

Richard Leroy Hockison, 88, of Rockford, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Friday, May 26, 2017. Born August 31, 1928 in Lincoln, NE. United in marriage to Dorothea M. Garner on January 4, 1947 in the Winnebago County Court House. He worked for Northern Illinois Optical for 28 years and had worked 33 years in the optical business as a craftsman of eyeglass lenses. He was a...
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Merton R. Stenzel

August 27, 1918 - May 25, 2017

Merton R. Stenzel, 98, of Rockton, Il. was welcomed into heaven on Thursday, May 25, 2017 surrounded with love of family. In a life well celebrated, Merton proudly served as an Army veteran in WWII. He married Tena (Naurine Haas) and shared 71 years together while raising their family in a home filled with love. Merton worked for many years as a machinist for Rockford Screw Products. Merton...
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Tina Marie Larson

July 29, 1964 - May 25, 2017

Tina Marie Larson, 52, of Rockford passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. Born July 29, 1964 in Rockford. Daughter of Joseph and Catherine (Gille) Jennings. Married Steven Larson on September 26, 1986 in Rockford. Tina found great enjoyment as a School Bus Aide for special needs children for the Harlem School District. She enjoyed taking care of her kids as she called them. ...
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Christopher L. Peters

December 28, 1978 - May 20, 2017

Christopher "Chris" L. Peters, 38, of Rockford, IL. left this earthly life too soon on Saturday, May 20, 2017. He was a caring father to his son, Colton whom he loved very much and a good friend to many. He would offer to help anyone in need. Chris was employed by On Site Woodworking, and recognized as a good worker and very trainable. Chris was passionate with keeping a fit and...
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Stanley A. Weisensel

August 28, 1934 - May 18, 2017

Stanley A. Weisensel, 82, of New Milford, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving wife and family on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Born on August 28, 1934 in Columbus, WI. Son of Roman and Lucille (Perronne) Weisensel. United in Marriage to Yolanda Abney on September 3, 1955 at St. Mary's Church in Rockford, IL. His working career spanned from Sundstrand where he met the love of his life to...
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Gene R. Johnson

March 22, 1937 - May 18, 2017

Gene R. Johnson, 80, of Rockford, Il. died Thursday, May 18, 2017. Loving, husband, father and poppy. He was born in St. Louis, MO. on March 22, 1937 to Ray and Jewel (Cantrell) Johnson. In a life well celebrated, he married Sonja Woelfel in 1956. Gene owned and operated gas and convenient stores. He was a devoted cheerleader for all of his kids and grandkids sporting events. He never...
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Richard J. DeMetsenare

April 22, 1924 - May 17, 2017

Richard J. DeMetsenare, 93, of Rockford, IL. was welcomed into heaven on Wednesday May 17, 2017, after enduring Dementia and Alzheimer's for several years. In a life well celebrated he worked as a transporter for the Detroit Public Schools for 38 years. He married Darlene Glendenning and shared 38 years together. Richard was a man of simple pleasures. He enjoyed the comfort of his home,...
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Janet A. Kearns

July 30, 1937 - May 11, 2017

Per Janet's wishes, graveside service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday June 3, 2017 at Sunset Memorial Gardens 8800 N. Alpine Road in Machesney Park, IL.
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Julie E. Burns

August 10, 1938 - May 9, 2017

Julie E. Burns, 78, of Machesney Park, Il. died Tuesday, May 9 2017 in the comfort of her home. In 1957 She married Kent Burns who preceded her in death. In a life well celebrated Julie owned and operated Rock River Research, where she enlisted in the friendships of many of her clients for over 42 years. A cup of coffee, a cigarette and a winning lottery ticket, ignited her big smile, but...
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Debaldo M. Ceci

June 10, 1928 - May 9, 2017

June 10, 1928 - May 9, 2017Debaldo M. Ceci, age 88, of Rockford was born in Leckrone, Pennsylvania on June 10, 1928 to Bruna Ceci nee Rossini and Mario Ceci.Beloved husband to Betty J. Ceci, nee Beighton; married on February 11, 1967 in Chicago. Loving father to Charlene B. Ceci and son-in-law William "Chris" Byars. Devoted husband, father, father-in-law, brother and brother-in-law and dear...
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Udell Lee Williams

February 1, 1931 - May 4, 2017

Udell Lee Williams, 86, of Roscoe, passed away in his home on Thursday, May 4, 2017. Born February 1, 1931 in Streeter, ND. Son of Hubert and Marie (Nelson) Williams. Veteran of the United States Army. Employed as an electrician for Barber Colman retiring in 1991. He found great enjoyment in listening to country music, riding his bike, watching westerns and going for breakfast with his...
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Evelyn Vermies

January 21, 1919 - May 4, 2017

Evelyn Vermies, 98, of Rockford passed away Thursday May 4, 2017 with family by her side.Evelyn was born on January 21, 1919 in Dallas, WI., the daughter of Lewis and Stella (Dennis) Candler. Evelyn married Alfred F. H. Vermies on April 22, 1941 in Waukon, IA, Alfred preceded her in death on July 27, 1978. Evelyn attended Maywood Evangelical Free Church and was a regular attendee at the Center...
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Dorothy Krause

April 19, 1927 - May 1, 2017

Dorothy L. Krause, 90, joined her husband Richard in heaven on Monday, May 1, 2017. In 1958 she married Richard and their love was shared with their three children. Together they owned and operated Marketplace of the Master, a Christian bookstore. In a life well celebrated Dorothy was rich in love and good and wise in counsel. She implanted in us unforgettable memories of great family times...
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Peter J. Jardine

August 19, 1919 - April 30, 2017

Peter J. Jardine, 97, of Rockford, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Born on August 19, 1919 in Rockford, IL. Son of Gustof and Teresa (Massari) Jardine. Veteran of the United States of Army having served in WWII. Married Priscilla Nagro on October 26, 1946 in St. Anthony's Church in Rockford, IL. Worked as a furniture finisher and also as a wood worker. He found great enjoyment in...
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Mary A. Taylor

January 21, 1942 - April 29, 2017

Mary Ann Taylor, 75, of Roscoe, passed away at home with her family by her side on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Born January 21, 1942 in Rockford, IL. Daughter of Rockwell and Irene (Miller) Rydeberg. Married Dennis Taylor on October 21, 1961 in Rockford. Drove school bus for Harlem School District for 18 years. She found great enjoyment in knitting, playing slot machines, listening to Elvis...
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Roy C. Clark

February 6, 1916 - April 28, 2017

Roy C. Clark, 101, passed away peacefully on April 28, 2017 in his son's home. He was born in Delaplaine, Arkansas on February 6, 1916 where he married Victoria Maynard and they raised seven children together and owned and operated a cotton farm. They moved the family to Rockford, Illinois in 1951 where he later opened Clark's gas station and service center that he and family members operated...
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Damian Serrano

July 12, 2016 - April 27, 2017

Damian Serrano, 9 months, of Rockford, passed away suddenly after a sudden illness on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Born on July 12, 2016 in Rockford, IL. Son of Raul Serrano and Kimberly Molina. Even though he was only here for a short time his smile and laughter lit up the room. He was a bundle of love that will be forever missed by everyone who knew him. He is survived by his loving parents,...
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Harold E. Cooper

December 25, 1940 - April 27, 2017

Harold E. "Joe" Cooper, 76, died Thursday, April 27, 2017 in the comfort and care of Neighbors Nursing Home in Byron, with family by his side. Joe was a loving son, brother, uncle and friend. He was born December 25, 1940 in Charleston, MO. to Everett and Ora Cooper. In a life well celebrated, Joe filled his life with a career at Forgings N Stampings for over 45 years working along with his...
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Antonia Betancourt

March 9, 1921 - April 26, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Sunset Funeral Home, Machesney Park, IL.
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Marsha K. Guzman

November 9, 1951 - April 25, 2017

Marsha Kay Guzman, 65, left us on April 25, 2017 to be with Christ. She was born November 9, 1951 in Rockford, Il. She had three children, Stephanie and her children, Alexander, Carlo, Marcus, Adrianna and Peter, Ramon and his children, Mikaya, McKenzie, Alyssa and Alyana, and Jesus and his children, Abram and Aubriana; and many great - grandchildren. Marsha was a member of Kishwaukee Baptist...
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Paul Benjamin Nichols

April 17, 2017 - April 22, 2017

Paul Benjamin Nichols, of Roscoe, went onto heaven comfortably with his loving parents by his side on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Born on April 17, 2017 in Rockford. Son of Benjamin and Ashley (Williams) Nichols. Little Benji came into this world small but was very mighty. He was only here for a short time but he left his mark on everyone who got to meet him. Heaven has gained a new little...
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