Mary "Red" E. Phelan - 75

8/9/1938 - 10/22/2013
Rockford, Illinois

Mary “Red” E. (Kuhl) Phelan, 75, passed away on, Wednesday, October, 23, 2013 in her home after a courageous battle with cancer. Born August 10, 1938, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Joseph and Bertha (Fleming) Kuhl. Graduated from Visitation Academy in Dubuque, IA, attended St. Anthony School of Nursing. Later graduated from Rock Valley College. Married Mike R. Phelan in Galena, IL, August 30, 1958. Employed as OR Technician at Swedish American Hospital for 20 years, retiring in 2001. Also worked in the Rockford School District as a lunchroom aid. Former member of St. James Catholic Church, American Legion Aux., Carlson Post, and Eagles Club Aux., Aerie #392. Mary enjoyed gardening, going to casinos, and spending time with her grandchildren. Survivors include, husband, Mike of Rockford; daughter, Miki Bodoh of Loves Park; son, Jeff Phelan of Rockford; grandchildren, Carissa Phelan and Matthew Northup; great-grandchildren, Tye and Anna. Predeceased by daughter, Christina Northup; her parents; and brother, James Kuhl.
Services at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, October 29, 2013 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth Street, Rockford, IL 61107. Burial in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation at funeral home from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, October 28, 2013. A memorial will be established by the family.

Marion I. Johnson - 93

7/31/1920 - 10/22/2013
Rockford, Illinois

Marion I. Johnson, 93, passed away at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 23, 2013 in Alpine Fireside Health Center. Born August 1, 1920 in Beloit, WI, daughter of George and Isabelle Gunderson. Married to Jonas B. Johnson in Rockford on April 6, 1940. He predeceased her March 6, 1987. Graduated from Rockford Business College. Employed by J.L. Clark retired after 25 years as executive secretary. Member of Tabor Lutheran Church and a volunteer at OSF Medical Center. She enjoyed family and vacationing at Spider Lake, Hayward, WI. Survivors include: son, Brian (Karen) Johnson of Rockford; daughter-in-law, Jeannine Johnson of Rockford; grandchildren, Michael (Julie) Johnson of Bloomington, IL, Gregory (Teri) Johnson of Miner, IL, Coleen Masterson of Rockford, IL, Tucker (TeriJo) Johnson of Byron, IL, Britta (Steve) Anderson of Rockford, Brent (Kim) Johnson of Rockford, Kristina Johnson and Steve Daub of Rockford; 25 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by son, TJ Johnson; granddaughter, Mary Ann Johnson; a sister; and 2 brothers.
Service at 2:00 p.m., Monday, October 28, 2013 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107. Visitation from 1:00 p.m. until time of service in the funeral home. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Memorials to the family. The family would like to thank OSF Hospice and Alpine Fireside Health Care Center for their care and compassion.

Sterne A. Roufa - 71

8/17/1942 - 10/21/2013
Rockford, Illinois

Sterne A. Roufa, 71, of Machesney Park, died 6:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 22, 2013 surrounded by family at home after battling cancer and Parkinson’s Disease over the last 15 years. Born August 18, 1942, in St. Louis, MO, son of Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Roufa (Jean Prince). Lived 23 years in Machesney Park, coming here from Buffalo, NY. Married to the former Mary E. Skora in Buffalo, on July 15, 1984. Self-employed following retiring from the Army after 21 years of service. Veteran of the Vietnam War serving in multiple worldwide locations. Member of Temple Beth El and Rockford Vietnow & VA groups, Interfaith Council, Young Onset Parkinson’s support group, former docent at Anderson Japanese Gardens, board member of Jewish Federation, board member and Sunday school teacher at Temple Beth El. Attended Clayton High School and Missouri Military Academy, received B.S. from Pepperdine University, M.S. from New Mexico State University and Ph.D. in Educational Administration from University of Buffalo. Survivors include wife, Mary; son, Jacob (Caitlin) Roufa; daughter, Rachel (Alex) Bagne; daughter, Jean Kampschroeder; son, Sherman (Anne) Roufa; daughter, Joanna (Darren) Welch; sister, Sondra Dobinsky; brother, Sheldon (Phyllis) Roufa; and five grandchildren.

Memorial Service is at Temple Beth El, 1203 Comanche Dr., Monday, October 28, at 10 a.m. followed by burial in Rockford Hebrew Cemetery. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd. Shiva service at the Roufa residence at 6:30 P.M. Monday and Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, donations requested to Parkinson’s research, cancer research, or local food pantries.

Lorena E. Tighe - 99

10/23/1913 - 10/18/2013
St. Louis, Missouri

Lorena Elizabeth Tighe, 99, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013 in St. Louis, MO. She was born October 24, 1913 in Tyrone, PA, the daughter of Francis and Margaret (Farley) Fisher. She married Elmer C. Tighe on June 5, 1948 in Tyrone, PA. He predeceased her October 28, 1977. She retired from Rockford Products and was previously a member of St. Edward Catholic Church. She is survived by her son, Chris (Amy) Tighe of Russellville, KY; her daughter, Margaret (John) Stahr of St. Louis, MO; her grandchildren, Eileen Freund, St. Louis MO, Julie Wall, Orland Park, IL, Laura (Corey) Papp, Hattiesburg, MS, David (Jenelle) Freund, St. Louis, MO, Shannon Key, Loves Park, IL, Michael Tighe, Florence, SC , John (Trista) Stahr, St. Peters, MO, and Justin (Emily) Stahr, St. Louis, MO; and 9 great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m., Saturday, October 26, 2013 in St. Edward Catholic Church, 3005 11th Street, Rockford, IL. Interment in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation at church from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Sylvia E. Conde - 90

6/13/1923 - 10/13/2013
Rockford, Illinois


Sylvia E. Conde, 90, a resident of Naples, Florida, passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, October 14, 2013. Born June 14, 1923, in Oak Park, IL, the daughter of Winsor and Sylvia (Lounsbury) Martin and the beloved wife of Dale Conde. They were married on August 14, 1942. She was a member of Naples United Church of Christ, Naples Florida and Second Congregational Church, Rockford, IL. She was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority, P.E.O., Daughters of the American Revolution, and Rockford Women’s Club. Sylvia graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.A. with a teaching certificate. For many years she was a member of Quail Creek Country Club, Naples, FL and a member of Rockford Country Club, where for several years she was chairman of the Ladies 18 Hole Group and was an avid tennis player. Sylvia enjoyed traveling and she and her husband, Dale, traveled extensively. She enjoyed playing in duplicate bridge tournaments and also was in several bridge clubs in Rockford and Naples.
Survivors include her husband, Dale F. Conde of Naples, FL and Rockford; son, Douglas (Robin) Conde of Boise, Idaho; granddaughters, Melissa (Steven) Giles of Crown Point, Indiana, Amy (Benjamin) Groff of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Kelly Conde of Stanley, Idaho; grandsons, Zachary (Hollie) Conde of Boise, Idaho, and Seth Conde of Portland, Oregon; and great-grandchildren, Joshua and Madeleine Groff.
Her daughter, Susan Vieweg, son-in-law, Rick Vieweg, son, Dale Philip Conde, and daughter, Sara Conde, predeceased her.
Friends are invited to join the family for a luncheon reception at Rockford Country Club, 2500 Oxford, Rockford, from noon until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2013. Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurses Association, 2215 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103.

DeWayne "Dewey" E. Pohl - 90

7/20/1923 - 10/9/2013
Rockford, Illinois

DeWayne “Dewey” E. Pohl, 90, passed away at home, 11:10 a.m., Thursday, October 10, 2013. Born July 21, 1923, in Ogle County, son of August and Jennie (Beers) Pohl. Veteran of the U.S. Army. Married to the former Bernice Aurand in Chana, IL on November 23, 1945. She predeceased him on November 9, 1992. Formerly employed by Barber-Colman. He began his career at U.S. Postal Service in 1963 and retired as a supervisor. Past member of Court Street United Methodist Church, lifetime member of Moose Club, member of NARFE, and NAPS. Former Cub Scout Leader and baseball coach at Ken-Rock Community Center an original founder of Roy Gayle Pony Park. Devoted Cubs fan and shared a love for NASCAR with his sons. The family would like to thank Sue, Mary, Kristin, and the staff of No. IL Hospice & Grief Center for their care and compassion. Survivors include: son, Allen Pohl of Georgia; daughters, Linda (Bruce) Breault of Rockford and Val (Gary) Kramer of Cortland, IL; grandchildren, Jessie, Ryan, and Katie Kramer, Eric (Darcy) Breault, and Stephanie (Don) Morton; great-grandchildren, Kylee and Samantha Morton; and special friend, Lisa Letsinger. Predeceased by son, Barry in 2012.
Service at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 12, 2013 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth Street, Rockford, IL 61107 with the Rev. Janet Wold officiating. Burial in White Rock Cemetery, Kings, IL. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family.

Mary L. Scott - 74

10/14/1938 - 10/8/2013
Rockford, Illinois

Mary L. Scott, 74, passed away 8:47 a.m., Wednesday, October 9, 2013, in Rockford Memorial Hospital. Born October 15, 1938, daughter of Henry and Mary (Rose) Truett. Married Donald J. Scott in Belvidere on December 20, 1958. He predeceased her January 25, 2003. Formerly employed by W F & John Barnes, retiring in 1987. Previously worked at National Lock. Member of First United Church of God. Survivors: daughter, Tina Scott; son, Johnie Scott; grandson, Raymond (Janie) Webb; granddaughters, Trisha E. Scott and Jessica Cioni; great-grandson, Brandon R. Webb; brother, Henry (Laura) Truett; sisters, Thelma Hansel, Jo Schoppaul, Vi Molander, and June Evelyn Rose; special friends, Patti Booker Scott and Nic Rogers; numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, a son, and a daughter.
Service at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 11, 2013, in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation at funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

Edgar E. Durham - 93

9/12/1920 - 10/3/2013
Rockford, Illinois

Edgar E. Durham, 93, passed away at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 4, 2013 in Rockford Memorial Hospital ER. He was born in Rockford on September 13, 1920, the son of Walter and Katie (Lee) Durham. He married Gladys Richardson in Rockford on January 27, 1945. She predeceased him in November of 1993. He was a former truck driver for Mott Bros., working 42 years before retiring in 1990. Edgar enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. In later years he enjoyed gardening and was known for his fudge, peanut brittle, and apple pie.
Survivors include his children, Shirley Edmonds of Rockford, Barb (Paul) Reed of Decatur, IL, Mary Jo (Spencer) Lafferty of Rockford, Toby (Pat) Durham of Rockford, Dale Durham of Rockford, Roger (Sherry) Durham of Rockford, and Paul Durham of Springdale, AR; 13 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Clyde, Ralph, and Harold Durham; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 3 sisters and a brother.
At his request, he will be cremated and no services are scheduled.

Alvin Liebling - 86

8/25/1927 - 9/30/2013
Chicago, Illinois

Alvin Liebling, 86, passed away peacefully October 1, 2013, in Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He was a senior U.S . Administrative Law Judge, former Justice Dept. Attorney Environmental Protection Agency Counsel, Northwestern University Lecturer, published editor and Korean War veteran. He was preceded in death by his parents, Max and Leona (nee Lewin) Liebling; and brother-in-law, Jordan Smith. He is survived by loving sister, Dorothy Smith of CA; nephew, Stephen Smith of CA; a niece, Adena (Alan) Herbst of NY; loving father of Lisa Clare Liebling of Chicago; devoted husband of Jacquelyn Lister Liebling; stepchildren, Christy Reed of CA; Jennifer Chester of NM; and Eric Lister of IL; beloved grandfather of 12 and great-grandfather of 2.
Graveside service 1:00 p.m., Monday, October 7, 2013 in Rockford Hebrew Cemetery with Rabbi Shlomo Wing officiating. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford.

Frances M. Chudoba - 92

3/21/1921 - 9/21/2013
Rockford, Illinois

Frances M. “Fran” Chudoba, 92, passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013 in Alden Park Strathmoor. She was born March 22, 1921 in Ladd, IL, the daughter of Santo and Clara (Ifintini) Vaccaro. Fran married Christian “Chris” Chudoba on February 7, 1942. He predeceased her March 2, 2000. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother who enjoyed gardening and flowers. Survived by her children, Gloria (Dean) Thompson, Frances (Bob) Nason, Chris (Gary) Peppers, and Dick (Cindy) Chudoba; 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Samuel (Doris) Vaccaro; special friend, Lilly Hunter; and nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a grandson, Chris Thompson and 4 brothers. The family would like to thank the Park Strathmoor staff, especially Spring and Tasha, for their wonderful care.
Private graveside service in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford.

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