Thelma M. Denton - 914/11/1923 - 4/12/2014
Former Rockford resident Thelma M. Denton, 91, passed away in her home in Mt. Morris, IL on Saturday, April 12, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 11, 1923 in West Frankfort, IL, the daughter of Lacy M. and Lessie Adams. She married Theron A. Denton in Cape Girardeau, MO on Dec. 7, 1940. Thelma retired from Penguin Foods in 1992 to care for her grandchildren. She was a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints-Mormon, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Survived by her sons, Larry Denton of Oregon, IL, Samuel Denton of Nauvoo, IL, Dr. Bruce (Kelly) Denton of Mt. Morris, IL, and Jeff Denton of Lake Zurich, IL; grandchildren, Allen (Jeannie) Denton of Pensacola, FL, Aaron (JoAnn) Denton of Atlanta, GA, Stephen (Utahana) Denton of Byron, IL, Samuel (Bethany) Denton, Jr. of Davis Junction, IL, Mary (Adam) Taylor of Lehi, UT, Rachel (Chad) Denton of Rockford, Kelsey (David) Cheatwood of Dixon, IL, Alexis (Dan) Denton, and Ashley Denton, both of Mt. Morris, IL, and Claire Denton of Lake Zurich, IL; 20 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Carol Fischer of PA and Carol Adams of TX; and special friends dear to her heart, Suzette Denton and Penny McIntire. Predeceased by her loving husband, Theron, a son Stephen Denton, a grandson, Zachary Denton, daughter-in-law, Rosemary Denton, and brothers Granville, John, and Arnold Adams.
The family would like to thank Serenity Home Hospice for their care and compassion.
Service 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, 2014 in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints-Mormon, 620 N. Alpine Rd., Rockford with visitation from 3:00 p.m. until service time. Graveside service 1:30 p.m., Thursday, April 17, 2014 in West Frankfort, IL. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107.
Basil O. "Junior" Beck - 868/9/1927 - 4/11/2014
Basil O. "Junior" Beck, 86, passed away at 5:10 p.m., Friday, April 11, 2014 in Swedish American Hospital. He was born August 9, 1927 in Ramsey, IL, the son of Basil and Ida (Duvall) Beck. He married Evelyn B. Tilton in rural Oregon, IL on April 17, 1948. Basil was a former printer and worked in the Rochelle, Woodstock, Crystal Lake, and Chicago areas for many years. He is a US Army veteran. Survived by his wife, Evelyn; children, Robert Beck (Roxanne), Pamela Beck (Michael), Evelyn Nuhn (Bill), Basil P. Beck, and Joseph Beck (Kathleen); 6 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; sisters, Peggy Mayberry and Patricia McCann; a brother, Elvis Beck; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a daughter, Angela Beck Kreger, his parents, 6 brothers, and 2 sisters.
Private family service at a later date. Interment of cremated remains will be in Flagg Center Cemetery. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford. Online condolences at www.sundbergfh.com. Memorials may be directed to Winnebago County Animal Control.
Zina Nekrasewich - 9510/15/1918 - 3/29/2014
Zina Nekrasewich, 95, passed away in Presence Cor Mariae Center on Saturday, March 29, 2014. Born Oct. 15, 1918 in Pinsk, Poland, daughter of Gregory and Ewa Baranchuk. Married to Peter Nekrasewich, in Poland, May 15, 1935. He predeceased her on October 4, 2002. Retired from National Lock Co. Member of Christ the Savior Orthodox Church. Survivors include daughters, Maria (Henry) Hryszcuk of Rockford, Eugenia Hull of Oregon, and Sophie (John) Hall of North Carolina; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by daughter, Olga Rakuc and son, Nick Nekrasewich.
Services at 10:00 a.m., Friday, April 4, 2014 in Christ the Savior Orthodox Church, 1802 Pershing Avenue, Rockford, IL with Fr. Jonathan Bannon officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL.
Maria L. Martinez - 764/11/1937 - 3/27/2014
Maria L. Martinez, 76, passed away in SwedishAmerican Heart Hospital on Thursday, March 27, 2014. She was born April 11, 1937 in Nayarit, Mexico, the daughter of Ustaquio Miramontes and Sara Castaneda. She married Underico Martinez in Mexico on June 4, 1954. He predeceased her June 16, 1996. Maria worked for Northern Illinois Hospital Service for over 25 years. She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, cooking, and crafts. Survivors include her children: Froylan “Pancho” Martinez, Fidela Soto, Sara Martinez, Raudel Martinez, Elisa Zipse, Blanca Martinez, and Adi Martinez; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a brother. Predeceased by her parents and 3 grandchildren.
Service 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 1, 2014 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107 with interment to follow in Calvary Cemetery.
Janet Marie Michaelson - 588/2/1955 - 3/16/2014
Machesney Park, Illinois
Janet Marie Michaelson, 58, of Machesney Park, passed quietly in her sleep, Sunday, March 16, with family at her side. Born August 2, 1955 in Rockford, IL to the late Lowell and Della Haldeman. Janet was a waitress for many years in the Machesney Park area. She had many friends who will remember her good nature and warm smile. She leaves behind her son, Gordy Michaelson; daughter, Calleigh Michaelson; and grandson, Lex Michaelson. She was sister to Tom (Lolly) Pearson, Jim Haldeman, Connie Heller, and Kenny (Sherry) Haldeman; many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly; and special companion, Kelly Nelson. Predeceased by her parents, Lowell and Della Haldeman; and infant son, Ken Michaelson, Jr.
Cremation arrangements provided by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. No services are scheduled at this time.
Alex M. Armato - 552/28/1959 - 3/15/2014
Las Vegas, Nevada
Alex M. Armato, 55, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Saturday, March 15, 2014. He was born February 28, 1959 in Rockford, the son of Sam Armato and Carol Armato Boraiko. Alex graduated from Boylan Central Catholic High School and Northern Illinois University. He has resided in Las Vegas since 1999. He was an avid sports enthusiast, especially a fan of the Green Bay Packers. Survivors include his mother, Carol (Carl) Boraiko of Las Vegas, NV; his father, Sam (Sandra) Armato of Rockford; a sister, Ann Armato of Las Vegas, NV; brothers, Jim and Joel Armato of Rockford; step-sisters, Lynda (Michael) Messman of Apollo Beach, FL, Barbara Schweppe of Las Vegas, NV, and Carla (Michael) Brady of Peachtree City, GA; step-brothers, George (Karen) Boraiko of Valrico, FL and Carl John (Karyn) Boraiko of Dubai, UAE; several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Special friend, Bernice and his “Packer Backer” friends.
Visitation Noon – 1:30 p.m., Sunday, March 30, 2014 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Private interment in Evergreen Cemetery, Algoma, WI. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent in his name to American Cancer Society.
Walter Lukaszyk - 416/30/1973 - 3/13/2014
Walter Lukaszyk, 41, passed away in his home on Thursday, March 13, 2014. He was born June 30, 1973, the son of Stefan and Zofia (Michelek) Lukaszyk.
Survivors: his sons, Skyler and Austin Lukaszyk; mother, Zofia Muszynski; brothers, Steve and Michael Lukaszyk; uncle, aunts and cousins. Predeceased by his father.
Service 5:00 p.m., Monday, March 17, 2014 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Visitation at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. until service time.
Marjorie L. Howard - 899/27/1924 - 3/10/2014
Marjorie L. Howard, 89, of Rockford, IL died at 8:51 a.m., Monday, March 10, 2014 in her home. Born September 27, 1924 in Duluth, MN, daughter of Morris & Mildred Hansey. Lived 79 years in Rockford. Employed as a cook at Terrazinos Restaurant for 15 years. Survivors include children: Nancy (John) Dickman, Margaret Benham, William (Sheila) Carlon, Jean (David) Elwell, John (Cindy) Carlon, Robert (Charlene) Carlon, Michael (Ruth) Howard, and Joseph (Debora) Howard; 30 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Gloria (Leo) Johnson and Darlene Bagwell. Predeceased by parents; twin sister, Margaret; sister, Joyce; and longtime companion, Stanley Wdowiak.
Service at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 15, 2014 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Visitation in the funeral home from 2 p.m., until time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family.
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