Terry P. Canode - 692/24/1944 - 5/1/2013
Terry P. Canode passed away peacefully, Wed., May 1, 2013 at home after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 24, 1944, in Shabbona, IL, son of Leo and Lorrenna (Miller) Canode. Terry married Dorothy L. Stabenow on Feb. 25, 1965. He grew up in Holcomb, IL and went to Rochelle High School. He was a veteran and served in U.S. Army in Vietnam. Terry worked at Rockford Products and as county correction officer, and some private security. As a member of St. James Church he served as a choir member, usher, communion minister, and helped with the religious ed classes. One special memory of Terry is he liked to tell jokes and usually ended up laughing uncontrollably himself in the process. He very much enjoyed trivia, puzzles, Cubs baseball, NASCAR races, and football, Notre Dame and the Bears. His other big interests were movies, music, and tv. He had John Wayne movies at the top of his list and for music, Elvis, Johnny Cash, and groups like Abba from the 50’s and 60’s. Survivors include wife, Dorothy; daughter, Theresa (Robert) Lighthart; granddaughters, Ann and Jeanette Lighthart; great-grandchildren, Teairra and Elizabeth all of Rockford. Sister-in-law, Marilyn Coffey of Rockford, sister and brothers-in-law, Shirley (Robert) Caron of Rochelle; and James (Joan) Stabenow of Sarasota, FL; numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and many good friends. Predeceased by parents; his in-laws, Kearney and Agnes Stabenow; and brother-in-law, Lawrence D. Coffey.
Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am, Mon., May 6, 2013 in St. James Catholic Church 428 N. Second St., Rockford, IL 61107, with Fr. David Beauvais as celebrant. Visitation at church 10:00 am until Mass time. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park, Rockford, IL with Military Honors. Thanks to Northern Illinois Hospice and many doctors and staff over the years for their caring and compassion for Terry and the family. Memorials to the family.
Mary A. Anderson - 835/29/1929 - 4/29/2013
Mary A. Anderson, 83, passed away at 7:30 a.m., Monday, Apr. 29, 2013 in Swedish American Heart Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born in Dubuque, IA, the daughter of Andrew and Mary (Steier) Foht. She married Richard “Dick” Anderson in Rockford on May 21, 1949. He predeceased her Mar. 8, 2009. Mary was very active at St. James Catholic Church and served as an usher, Altar & Rosary Society, helped with bingo, and was a former Catholic Woman of the Year. Survivors include a son, Andrew (Anita) Anderson of Lake Summerset, IL; daughters, Pamela (Fred) Stephenson of Emporia, KS, and Delmarie “Dee” Anderson of Loves Park; her grandchildren, Stephanie, Andrea, Erin, and Michael; 8 great-grandchildren; 3 step great-grandchildren; and a sister, Patricia Zawlocki of Rockford. She was predeceased by a brother and sister.
Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 3, 2013 in St. James Catholic Church, 428 N. Second St., Rockford with Fr. Dean Russell as celebrant. Entombment in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation on Thursday at Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford from 6 – 8 p.m. on with Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Visitation at the church from 10:30 until Mass time on Friday. Memorials in her name to St. James Window Fund.
Donnie C. Page - 664/8/1947 - 4/25/2013
Donnie C. Page, 66, passed away unexpectedly on April 25, 2013, in Swedish American E. R. Born April 8, 1947, in Poplar Bluff, Missouri son of Earnest and Gladys (Hanners) Page. Married to Beverly Barrenger in Kennett, Missouri, on December 2, 1984. Veteran of U.S. Army serving in the Vietnam War. He enjoyed fishing and helping his family whenever he could. He also donated to various charities. Survivors include: wife, Beverly; children, Donnie Page, Jr., Lee Page, and Scott Page; many brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by his parents and brother, Ronnie.
Memorial service at 10:00 am, Monday, April 29, 2013, in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth Street, Rockford, IL 61107.
Charles "Chuck" Taylor - 647/22/1948 - 3/31/2013
Charles “Chuck” Taylor, 64, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2013, in his home. Born July 22, 1948, in Rockford, the son of Charles and Donna (Williamson) Taylor. He was a retired truck driver from Carolina Freight after many years of service and member of Teamsters Local #325. Chuck was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed the Chicago Bears. He loved to spend time with his family and grandkids.
Survived by 2 daughters, Vickie (Joe) Stonecipher of Byron, IL and Nicole Taylor of Rockford; a son, Alan (Christina) Taylor of Winnebago, IL; 3 grandchildren, Austin, Brandon, and Courtney; 3 brothers, Bob (Alice) Taylor of Byron, IL, Gregory Taylor of Monroe Center, and Brian (Dorothy) Taylor of Rockton, IL; a sister, Shawntell (Jerry) Desch of Wayne City, IL; and his mother, Donna Taylor of Rockford. He was predeceased by his father.
Memorial visitation from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Thursday, April 4, 2013 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford. A memorial is established at Byron Bank, 200 N. Walnut St., Byron, IL 61010.
Joel L. Huss - 1810/10/1994 - 3/30/2013
Joel L. Huss, 18, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2013, at St. Luke Methodist Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA. He was born October 10, 1994, in Ann Arbor, MI, the son of John and Wendy (Dodge) Huss. Joel graduated with honors from Hononegah High School, class of 2012 and was presently a freshman at Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA. He was a member of Lamda Chi Alpha Fraternity and majoring in chemistry. Joel was a member of Temple Beth-El and was Bar Mitzvah and confirmed there. He was also involved with (GRTY) Greater Rockford Temple Youth Group and taught Hebrew. Joel was an avid University of Michigan sports fan and of the Detroit Red Wings. He was a kind, gentle soul and will be remembered for his smile and sense of humor. He was a friend to anyone in need.
Survivors include his parents, John and Wendy Huss; his brothers, A.J. and Nathaniel Huss, all of Roscoe; maternal grandparents, Elwood and Libby Dodge of Apopka, FL, paternal grandmother, Ardis Huss; maternal aunts, Julie Jorgenson of Milwaukee, WI and Lisa Conlin of Hanover Park, IL; paternal uncle and aunts, Jeff (Kathi) Huss of Mesa, AZ, Linda (Bob) White of Waterloo, IA, and Ann (Stephen) Crawford of Temple, TX; Special cousins Zach and Molly, and many other cousins and special friends.
Service 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in Temple Beth-El, 1203 Comanche Dr., Rockford, with Rabbi Binah Wing officiating. Burial in Rockford Hebrew Cemetery. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Joel L. Huss fund C/O Temple Beth-El.
Fern M. Krugjohann - 869/1/1926 - 3/25/2013
Fern M. Krugjohann, 86, passed peacefully in her daughter’s home on Monday, March 25, 2013. Born September 1, 1926, in Lafayette County, WI, daughter of Will & Edna (Edwards) Kohler. Married to Richard ‘Dick’ Krugjohann in Rockford on July 4, 1944. He predeceased her on August 5, 1994. Formerly employed by Amerock and Hollywood Restaurants retiring as a nurse. Member of Rock Church and involved with Ladies’ Bible Studies and enjoyed gardening. Fern tried out and was accepted with the Rockford Peaches baseball team. Survivors include: daughter, Christine (Stephen) Whitford of Rockford; son, Rick Krugjohann of Rockford; 4 grandchildren, Amanda Wilson, Jeremiah Logsdon, Ryan, and Julie Krugjohann; 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Wayne (Mary) Kohler of Clinton, WI; numerous nieces and nephews.
Services at 11:00 am, Friday, March 29, 2013 in Rock Church, 6732 Harrison Ave., Rockford, IL, with the Rev. John Sprecker officiating. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107. Visitation at church from 10:00 am until service time on Friday. A memorial to be established.
John J. Winters - 8611/19/1926 - 3/24/2013
John J. Winters, 86, passed away at 1:30 pm, Sunday, March 24, 2013, in Dixon Health Care. Born November 19, 1926, in Frazier, Iowa, son of Earl and Margaret (Castor) Winters. John lived most of his life in Rockford. Retired from Firestone and Eclipse. Member of Venetian Club and SM & SF Club. Survivors: children, Debra (Tom) Dowdy of Des Moines, IA, Joleen Winters of Huntersville, NC, and Trina (Kevin) Tribley of Dixon, IL; grandchildren, Sherry (John) Miller, Amanda (Chad) Pitts, Tyler Tribley, and Emily Tribley; great-grandchildren, Dakota and Madison Miller, Austin, Colby, and Haley Pitts; siblings, Frank (Darlene) Winters of Rockford, Clarence Winters of Rockford, and Gloria Siebken of Galesburg, IL. Predeceased by sisters, Gladys Hodges Jackson, Lily Davis, and Annabelle Larson; brothers-in-law, Bob Hodges and John Siebken; and very special friend, Virginia Covert.
Memorial service at 11:00 am, Thursday, March 28, 2013, in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107 with Pastor Dan Bentz of North Side Baptist Church, Dixon, officiating. A memorial will be established.
Elaine M. Beasley - 802/15/1933 - 3/17/2013
Elaine M. Beasley, 80, passed away, Sunday, March 17, 2013, in Covington Care Nursing Home, Covington, TN. Born Febuary 15, 1933, in Rockford, IL daughter of Harry E. and Bertha L. (Holland) Winchester. Married to Joseph T. Beasley in Rockford, August 21, 1954. Formerly employed at Atwood Mobil Products, Smith Oil, and Piggly Wiggly. Life member of Court Street United Methodist Church. She loved spending time with her grandkids and enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, and gardening. Elaine graduated from Rockford West High School in 1951. Survivors include: husband, Joseph of Atoka, TN; twin daughters, Diane (Scott) Patterson of Chesapeake, VA, Debra (David) Monroe of Atoka, TN; sons, Stephen (Sabrina) Beasley of Augusta, GA, James (Diana) Beasley of Roscoe, IL; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Ralston of Rockford, IL; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by infant son, David; great-grandson Ezekiel Noel; brother, Paul Winchester; and brother-in-law, Wallace T. Ralston.
Services at 11:00 am, Friday, March 22, 2013, in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107 with Pastor Calvin Culpepper of Court Street United Methodist Church officiating. Burial in Durand Cemetery, Durand, IL. Visitation at the funeral home from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, March 21, 2013. Memorials to Alzheimer’s Association, 1111 S. Alpine Rd, Suite 307, Rockford, IL 61108.
Stamatia 'Toula' Sotiropoulos - 8212/14/1930 - 3/14/2013
Stamatia ‘Toula’ Sotiropoulos, 82, of Rockford, IL, died Thurs., March 14, 2012 in St. Anne’s Center after a short illness. Born December 14, 1930 in Patras, Greece daughter of Nicholas and Kanella (Tselis) Kapotas. Survivors include son, Elias Sotiropoulos, Rockford, IL, George Sotiropoulos, Fort Meyers, FL; daughter, Aspasia Gordon, Rockford, IL; brothers, George Kapotas, WI and John Kapotas, Rockford; 3 sisters in Patras, Greece; 6 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.
Memorial service 1:30 pm, Mon., March 18, 2013 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL.
Frances B. Clerico - 9010/5/1922 - 3/14/2013
Frances B. Clerico, 90, died March 14, 2013. She was born Oct. 5, 1922 daughter of Frank and Catherine Lazarz. Lived 70 years in Rockford, coming here from Bay City, MI. Married to Don Clerico in Rockford. Employed as a homemaker. She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church of Rockford. Survivors include daughter, Karen Kay (Don) Bittle; grandson, Anthony Sean (Diana)Bittle; great- grandsons, Riley, Louie, and Rudy; great-granddaughter, Isis Kunas ;brother, Eugene; special friends, Sharon Birch, Maxine Ahlgren, and Emmi Kinney; nieces, Sandra Dolak and Linda Dohm; son-in-law, Martin Niebur. Predeceased by husband, Don; daughter, Marianne Niebur; sisters, Dolores Reder and Julia Buczek; brothers, Ed and Marion.
Special thanks to the staff at St. Anne’s Center for the exceptional care she received.
Memorial Mass 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in St. Anne Center, 4405 Highcrest Road, Rockford, IL with Fr. William Schuessler as celebrant.
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