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.
William D. Finkboner - 609/24/1953 - 3/8/2014
Dragana Bovan - 268/10/1987 - 3/8/2014
Jerome L. "Jerry" Anderson - 779/24/1936 - 3/6/2014
Jerome L. “Jerry” Anderson, 77, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014 in his home. He was born Sept. 24, 1936 in Rockford, the son of Ira and Rhoda D. (Sundquist) Anderson. He graduated from Rockford East High School class of 1955. Jerry married the former Jackie Johnson in Rockford on Sept. 24, 1966. He was formerly employed by Commercial Printing and he retired from Rockford Board of Education. Jerry was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, LLL Society, and Elida Lodge, serving on the drill team. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his granddaughters.
Survivors include his wife, Jackie; daughters, Jessica and Joella Anderson; granddaughters, Alexandra and Carley Anderson; a sister, Jeannine Johnson, all of Rockford; a brother, John A. (Donna) Anderson of Wild Rose, WI; Brother-in-law, Eugene (Diane) Johnson of Winnebago, IL; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Mickey and Nick Mangiaracina, Michael Meyers, and Jay Castrogiovanni.
Funeral Service 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Sundberg Funeral Home, ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Visitation at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Wednesday. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. I lieu of flowers, memorials to the family.
Agnes R. Christensen - 972/10/1917 - 3/5/2014
Agnes R. Christensen, 97, passed away in P. A. Peterson Home on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. She was born February 10, 1917 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of David and Ann (Hennigan) Courtney. Agnes married Carlo M. Christensen in Chicago, IL on June 1, 1940. They moved to Freeport, IL in the early 1940’s and resided there until 2005 when she moved to Rockford. Agnes was a long time member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church (Freeport, IL), the Freeport Country Club, and the Freeport Elks Club. She enjoyed golf and won many tournaments; she played until age 87. In addition to golf, Agnes enjoyed all the home arts socializing with her family and many friends. She was an outstanding cook, seamstress, and knitter. Survivors include her daughter, Mary (Ted) Bowen of Rockford; son, C. Michael (Katherine Tegtmeier) Christensen of Folsum, CA; 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlo, daughter, Sharon, 3 sisters, and 2 brothers.
Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 8, 2014 in St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 1400 Kiwanis Dr., Freeport, IL with Fr. Ken Anderson as Celebrant. Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL, assisted the family.
Ronald L. Higgins - 632/2/1951 - 2/23/2014
Ronald L. Higgins, 63, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014 in SwedishAmerican Hospital. He was born Feb. 2, 1951 in Rockford, the son of Ernest and Mae (Clankie) Higgins. Survivors include his children, Dennis (Melissa) Higgins and Rhonda (Donnie Burkett) Higgins; 3 grandchildren, Trinity, Taryn, and Brittany; several brothers and sisters.
No services are planned. Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL assisted the family. Online condolences at www.sundbergfh.com.
Jeanne A. Kerns - 9511/3/1918 - 2/8/2014
Jeanne A. Kerns, 95, passed away peacefully at home with her son at her side on Saturday, February 8, 2014. She was born Nov. 3, 1918 in Davenport, IA, the daughter of George and Rozella (Hibst) Senjen. Jeanne was a former active member of Moline, IL PTA, National PTA, and the first female trustee at Black Hawk College in Moline, IL. While living in Nigeria, she taught knitting and sewing in women’s schools. Jeanne was one of the first female agents hired by Tom Dickerson Realtors and worked there many years. She was active with RAMP and was a founding board member. Survivors include her son, Kevin M. Kerns of Rockford; grandchildren, Sean (Lisa) Kerns of Morrow, OH, Colin (Kaia) Kerns of Minneapolis, MN, Robert (Barb) Kerns of St. Louis, MO, and Kelsi Megan (Seth) Kerns-Carter of Bloomington, IL; a sister, Sandra Tack of Gold Canyon, AZ; four great-grandchildren; longtime friend from the Peace Corps, Harlan Attfield; other longtime friends, Jane Hawkins-Hoff, Tom and Earline Dickerson, Beth Langen, Julie Bosma, and Kim Schweitzer; and beloved dog, Miss Ginger. Predeceased by her husband, Robert J. Kerns; sons, Clayton Webster Kerns and Kendal Scott Kerns; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth “Betsy” Kerns; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Virginia Senjen; and dogs, Loki and Skye. Special thanks to Dr. McHugh and the nurses in D3 (RMH), Atrium staff, and Transitions Hospice.
No services scheduled at this time. Inurnment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL assisted the family. Online condolences may be directed to www.sundbergfh.com. Memorials in her name to RAMP, 202 Market St., Rockford, IL 61107 or Transitions Hospice, 5100 E. State St., Rockford, IL 61108.
Zeno S. Vourliotis - 861/18/1928 - 1/25/2014
Beloved Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather, 86
Zeno Vourliotis, 86, passed away on Saturday, January 25 at Rosewood Care Center in Rockford. He was the son of Spiros and Calliope Vourliotis. Zeno was born in Rockford on January 18, 1928 and lived here his entire life. He graduated from West High School in 1945, attended the University of Illinois, and served in the U.S. Navy. Zeno married Irene Grevin on June 10, 1951 who predeceased him on November 18, 2000.
He was employed by Nicor Gas Company for 28 years in the Service Department. He was a devoted and loving husband, son, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Zeno can best be remembered for his humor, his care and concern of people and being young-at-heart . Zeno loved to dance and listen to music and gave his family the most heart-warming and fun Christmases that will always be remembered. His family values and traditions will live on with his family. He was a lifetime fan of the Chicago Bears, Cubs, and Bulls.
He was Zeke the Greek and always proud of his heritage. He was an avid gardener, loved building model airplanes, antiquing, fishing, and loved spending time with his family.
He was an active member of his church and participated in Greek Fest and On The Waterfront. He accepted all the stages that he went through with dignity and strength and his love for the Lord was always present. He meant everything to his entire family and will be greatly missed!
Surviving him are his daughters Colette (Wayne) Oliver, Marguerite (Paul) Godlewski, son, Spero (Annette) Vourliotis of Alabama, grandchildren Laura (Richard) Fisher of Florida, Eric (Nataly) Hawker, Stephen (Emilie) Godlewski, John Godlewski, Chase and Ashley Vourliotis of Alabama, Great-grandchildren, Isla and Dylan Fisher of Florida, Gabriel and Gavin Zeke Hawker, and Gianna Godlewski.
The family wishes to express a sincere thank you to all the staff at Rosewood Care Center for the excellent care they gave Zeno as well as N.I. Hospice for their care and compassion.
Visitation will be Friday, January 31 at Sundberg Funeral Home 215 N. Sixth Street from 5-7 pm. Trisagion service at 6:30 p.m. with Reverend Demetri Kounavis officiating. Funeral will be Saturday, February 1 at 10:00 a.m. at Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 108 N. Fifth Street with Reverend Peter Sarolas and Reverend John Artemas officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials to Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church.
Andrew J. Myers - 8012/14/1933 - 1/17/2014
Andrew J. Myers, 80, passed away at 10:00 p.m., Friday, January 17, 2014 in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. He was born December 14, 1933 in Rockford, the son of Andrew and Evelyn (Smyth) Myers. He married Sue Shirk in Rockford on May 26, 1962. Andrew was formerly employed by Cotta Transmission for 30 years. He is a former US Marine and Korean War Veteran. Andrew enjoyed playing bingo, cooking, and watching westerns. Survivors include his wife, Sue; 4 children, Danny Myers, Brenda Myers, Todd Myers, and Megan Myers (Robert); 7 grandchildren, Christopher, Ryan, Coty, Carlitto, Alexis, Nathan, and Hayden; 1 great-grandchild, Seanna; several nephews; and his favorite pet, George. Predeceased by a sister, Evelyn Rotello.
Memorial service 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 25, 2014 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL, with visitation from noon until service time.
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