Christopher J. Thompson - 4610/28/1966 - 8/7/2013
Christopher J. “Chris” Thompson, 46, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Wednesday, August 7, 2013. He was born October 28, 1966 in Rockford, the son of C. Dean and Gloria C. (Chudoba) Thompson. Chris had served in the US Air Force and was a former captain and pilot with Northwest Airlines. He loved his family and friends, including Bentley, his dog. Survivors include his parents, C. Dean and Gloria Thompson of Rockford; a sister, Carol (Dave) Harris of Minong, WI; a niece, Mikayla; a nephew, Eli; his grandmother, Frances Chudoba; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and special friend, Polly Roberts. Predeceased by his grandfather, Chris Chudoba.
Visitation from noon until service time on Saturday, August 10, 2013 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd. Service will begin at 1:00 p.m. with interment to follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Winona M. Kling - 881/31/1925 - 7/30/2013
Winona M. Kling went with the angels on July 30, 2013 surrounded by family, in the loving care of P.A. Peterson. Loving wife, mother, stepmother, grandma, great-grandma. Born to Moses M. and Inez (Otto) Gunther, on Jan. 31, 1925, in Pekin, IL. Moved to Rockford, IL at one year of age. Attended Rockford schools. Married the love of her life, Milton W. Kling, Sr. on Jan. 9, 1948 in Little Rock, AR. Worked in several department stores in Rockford downtown, JC Penney’s, Worthams, Kay Campbells, also; phone company, Essex Wire, Roper Whitney. Worked in many adventures with her husband, farming Circle K Ranch, Kiddie Land/Sherwood Park, Funland, Sherwood Ceramics. Together they trained and loved many animals. The last two chimpanzees of 14 total, Casey and Cooky were retired to Henry Villas Zoo, Madison, WI, Primate Complex. Casey passed away March 6, 2013 at 31 years of age. Survivors include daughters, Connie J. (Late, Robert) Peters Loves Park, IL, Judy A. (Bill) Self, Honolulu, HI; stepsons, Milton W. (Joanne) Kling, Jr., Rockford, IL, Ronnie (Linda) Kling, Mission, TX; stepdaughter, Gloria J. (Jim) Wolfe, Rockford; 10 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; Cooky, beloved chimp and Casey’s best buddy. Good friends and primate care taker of the Villas Zoo’s Primate Complex, Mary Schmidt. Predeceased by mother and father; husband of 56 years; brothers, Kenny, Dean, Nelson, Gilbert; sister, Violet Elizabeth at 18 months old; numerous aunts and uncles; and many beloved pets. Special thanks to staff at P.A. Peterson and Northern IL Hospice for all their care and support.
Graveside services at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 2, 2013 in Scandinavian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to be made to Northern IL Hospice or Alzheimer’s Association. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107.
Brian M. Barron - 406/9/1973 - 7/24/2013
Brian M. Barron, 40, passed away at 6:10 a.m., Wed., July 24, 2013 in his home after surviving 10 years with cancer. Born June 9, 1973 in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, the son of Michael and Karla (Hanna) Barron. He graduated from Jefferson High School and served in the US navy. Formerly employed by NAPA Auto Parts and Gander Mountain. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed shooting pool, and kayaking. Brian was a Bingo volunteer at Harmony Club. Survived by his children, Madison and Brayden Barron; his parents, Mike and Karla Barron; sister, Shelly Barron; aunts; uncles; and cousins. Predeceased by his grandparents.
Private family service. Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials to No. IL Hospice.
Janet "Jan" (Holman) McMilland - 7712/15/1935 - 7/23/2013
Machesney Park, Illinois
Janet “Jan” L. (Holman) McMilland, 77, passed away peacefully at 12:18 p.m., Tuesday, July 23, 2013 in her home with her family. She was born December 15, 1935, in Clark Co., WI, the daughter of Carl and Viva (Kier) Diercks. She married Eugene Holman in Jan. 1956 and he predeceased her in 1966. She married Raymond McMilland in May 1970. They divorced in Dec. 1973. Janet worked 32 plus years at Woodward Governor. She enjoyed bowling and dancing in her younger days. More than anything, Jan cherished her time spent with her great-grandchildren. Survivors include her son, Kim Holman of Machesney Park., IL; her grandchildren, Justin (Nikki) Holman of Las Vegas, NV; Michael, Vanessa, and Jacob Holman of Machesney Park, IL; great-grandchildren, Zoie, Brian Michael, and Quentin. Predeceased by her parents, a brother, and a son, Brian. The family would like to thank Tara, Tabitha, Mary, Kris, and the rest of the No. IL Hospice staff for their care.
Private Family Services. Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL assisted the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Disabled American Veterans, Black Hawk Life Chapter 29, 211 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL 61101, www.dav.org.
Mary Ann Manzullo - 6612/23/1946 - 7/11/2013
New Milford, Illinois
Mary Ann Manzullo, 66, died at 1:20 p.m., Thurs., July 11, 2013 in Swedish American Hospital after an extended illness. Born Dec. 23, 1946 in Rockford, Illinois. Married to Frank Manzullo, Jr., in Rockford, Feb. 3, 1968. Co-owner and hostess of Manzullo’s Famous Restaurant. Member of St. Rita Catholic Church, The Bible Babes Bible Study, Northern Illinois Republican Women, and Illinois Nurses Association. She enjoyed gardening, singing in the choir, cooking, and spending time with family. Graduate of Rockford Memorial School of Nursing in 1966 and of Rockford College in 1989. She worked for the Early Childhood Program for the Rockford Public School District. Survivors include, husband, Frank; daughter, Mary Catherine (Brian) Flynn of Rockford; son, Frank Manzullo, III of Las Vegas; grandchildren, Anna and Joe Flynn of Rockford; sister, DeAnna (John) Gordon of Upper Arlington, Ohio; brothers, Tom Smith and Jeff (Jodi) Smith of Rockford; brother-and –sister-in-law, Donald and Freda Manzullo; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Dorothy Evans. Predeceased by her parents, George J. and Mary (Cieliesz) Gagnon. The family would also like to express special thanks to the nurses on the 7th floor at Swedish American Hospital.
Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 a.m., Tues., July 16, 2013 in St. Rita Catholic Church, 6254 Valley Knoll Drive, Rockford, IL 61109, with Fr. David Reese officiating. Visitation from 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Tues., July 16, 2013 at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd. 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107.
Paul R. Petersen - 8310/12/1929 - 7/10/2013
Loves Park, Illinois
Paul R. Petersen, 83, born on October 12, 1929, to Jergen and Helen (O’Roke) Petersen in Rockford, IL passed away in his Loves Park home, July 10, 2013. Married Yvonne “Bonnie” (Huber) Petersen on July 24, 1953. Korean War Veteran, truck driver for Art Thomas, Piggly Wiggly, and Spector Freight System. Worked at Swedish American then retired to start his own lawn care service. Lifetime member and past commander at Loves Park VFW #9759. He took great pride in serving on the Honor Guard for fallen veterans. Greatest husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. Survived by wife; children, Debbie (Craig) Moline, Mark Petersen, Steve (Diane) Petersen, Colleen “Kelly” (Rick) Petersen, and Marlene (Darryl) Donaldson; grandchildren, Fred (Amy), Paul (Tammy), Megan, Blake, Connor, Garrett, Tiffany, Amber, and Amanda; great-grandchildren, Tara, Jenna, Vera, Aurora, Milynn, Autumn, Brooklyn, Abbie, Domenica, and Weston; brothers, Jerry (Bobbi) Petersen, and Joe (Linda) Petersen; sister-in-law, Phyllis Huber; several nieces and nephews; special friends, Ginger and Bill Blythe. Predeceased by brothers, Eugene “Pete” and Elwynn “Buzz” Petersen; sister, Frances Young; and son-in-law, Doug Moline.
Visitation from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Sat., July 13, 2013 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL with funeral service beginning at 11:00 a.m. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Richard 'Rich' Anderson - 6510/23/1947 - 7/8/2013
Richard ‘Rich’ A. Anderson, 65, passed away at 6:05 am, Mon., July 8, 2013 in Amberwood Care Center after a lengthy illness. Born Oct. 23, 1947 in Rockford. Son of Douglas R. and Louise (Baumgardner) Anderson. Formerly employed by Napa Auto Parts for many years. Confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church. Graduated from Guilford High School in 1965 where he was a member of the football team and chess club. Survivors include daughter, Melissa (Mark) Kunze; son, Matthew (Megan) Anderson; mother, Louise L. Hurlbutt; brother, Doug (Jane) Anderson; 11 grandchildren; niece, Alison (Brandon) Belfiore; and special friend, Caroline Tilson. Predeceased by his father.
Graveside memorial service at 11:00 am, Sat., July 13, 2013 in Scandinavian Cemetery. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107.
Charles Francis Hall, Jr. - 10212/1/1910 - 6/29/2013
Charles Francis Hall, Jr., 102, an educator and artist, died on June 29, 2013, in his home. He was born Dec. 1, 1910, in Streator, IL. He was a graduate of Illinois State University, University of Illinois, and Teachers College, Columbia University. He was a resident of Colorado from 1946 until moving to Rockford, IL in 1999. He taught at the University of Denver and the public schools of Bloomington, IL and Colorado Springs, CO. He was chairman of the social science department of Wasson High School in Colorado Springs before his retirement in 1976. For some years following his retirement, he had both the pleasure and privilege of being actively associated with The Arati Artists Gallery in Old Colorado City.
He served as a reserve officer with the Seventh Fleet in the Pacific Theater of World War II, going into Japan with the occupying forces at the close of hostilities.
He married Rachel Fern Bergstrom on May 31, 1941, at the Little Brown Church, Nashua, IA. Rachel died in Colorado Springs, CO, on June 18, 1991.
He is survived by his daughter, Nancy (Martin) Wolff of Rockford, IL; three grandchildren, Cheryl (Barry), David, and Jonathan; a great-grandchild, Clara; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy. Predeceased by a brother and his parents.
As per his request, no services are scheduled. Inurnment in Arlington National Cemetery. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107.
Bertha Pappas - 8410/24/1928 - 6/23/2013
Bertha M. Pappas, 84, passed away at home at 6:43 a.m., Sunday, June 23, 2013. She was born Oct. 24, 1928 in Rockford, the daughter of Theodore and Lucia (Den Tant) Picavet. She graduated from East High School. Bertha was formerly employed by Illinois Bell for 20 years and later worked as a switchboard operator for Rockford Memorial Hospital for 25 years. She married Tassius W. Pappas in November of 1950. He predeceased her July 17, 2012. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. Survivors include her sons, Michael (Linda), William (Angie), James (Jacki), John, Robert (Cindy), Gerald (Kendal), and Edward; many grandchildren, including a special grandson, "Nickie"; her great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces, including Linda and Mary; and special brother-in-law, "Rogo." She was predeceased by her 3 sisters and parents.
Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 27, 2013 in St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 201 Buckbee St., Rockford. Burial will follow in Scandinavian Cemetery. Visitation at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Thursday. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford. Memorials may be directed to Alzheimer’s Association, 1111 S. Alpine Rd., Suite 307, Rockford, IL 61108.
Porter L. Shockey - 657/3/1947 - 6/18/2013
Porter L. “Butch” Shockey, 65, passed away suddenly Tuesday, June 18, 2013 in St. Mary Hospital, Madison, WI. Born on July 3, 1947 in Sioux City, IA, he was the son of Raymond and Eleanor (Garett) Shockey. He married Sharon Van Buskirk in Rockford on Oct. 30, 2004. He retired from Gates Rubber after working there 21 years. Butch enjoyed fishing, boating, and swapping books with friends. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Shockey; a son, Scott Shockey; grandchildren, Angel and Brandon Shockey; step-children, Tim Van Buskirk, Kelly and Debbie Williams, and Thomas and Henryetta DuFoe; step-grandchildren, Sara, Brad, Ashley, Katelynn, Amanda, and T.J.; a brother, Dave Shockey; sisters, Gloria Baker and Clara Eye; and his former wife, Shirley Shockey. Predeceased by a son Troy, a brother, Gene, and his parents.
Visitation from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 24, 2013 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL with funeral service beginning at 1:00 p.m. Interment in Willwood Burial Park.
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