Marcella G. Barber - 104

10/28/1907 - 2/17/2012
Rockford, Illinois

Marcella G. Barber, 104 passed away Friday, Feb. 17, 2012 in Alpine Fireside. Born Oct. 28, 1907, the daughter of William and Lena (Garwick) Bast. Married LeRoy Barber in 1928. He predeceased her in 1972. She was a buyer of
men’s furnishings by Hess Bros., Carson Pirie Scott, and Stuckey’s, retiring in 1982. Member of Creekwood
Baptist Church, Order of Eastern Star #590, Daughter of the Nile #31, VFW Post 1461 Auxiliary, and was an election judge for 25 years.  Survived by daughter, Sandra J. Bates of Mission Viejo, CA; grandchildren, Jill, Kyle, and Barry; and a great-granddaughter, Trisha. Predeceased by a daughter, Jacqueline Vanoski, agrandson, Kurt, special friend, Raymond R. Reynolds, and her siblings.
Memorial service 2:00 pm, Wednesday, February 29, 2012 in Creekwood Baptist Church, 7281 Spring Creek Road, Rockford, IL  61114.  Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., assisted the family.  In lieu of flowers, memorial to Creekwood Baptist Church.

Jackie "Jack" L. Kearby - 59

12/26/1952 - 2/13/2012
Rockford, Illinois

Jackie “Jack” L. Kearby, 59, passed away, Mon., Feb. 13, 2012 in Rockford Memorial Hospital after a sudden illness. Born Dec. 26, 1952 in Rockford son of Oliver and Thelma (McNabb) Kearby. Married Debbie Todd on Sept. 23, 1974 in Rockford. Jackie was a self-employed painter for many years. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with family and friends. He was a very good cook and enjoyed playing guitar. Survivors: wife, Debbie; daughter, Kimmy Kearby(Gary); granddaughter, Kaylee Ecklund all of Rockford; sister, Delores (Leon) Pruitt of New Milford; brother, Bill (Joyce) McDonald of St. Louis, MO; special friend, Troy Gregory; many friends, nieces, nephews, and cousins including Dawn (Joe) Nelson and Steven Nelson, cousin, Gary Kirby. Predeceased by daughter, Lisa; his parents; brothers, Bobby and Don McDonald; sisters, Willa Salazar, Darlene Henderson, Mary Lowder and infant sister.
Memorial service at 1:00 pm, Sat., Feb. 18, 2012 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107. Online condolences may be left at

Doris B. "Tweedy" Burton - 89

12/12/1922 - 2/13/2012
Rockford, Illinois

Doris B. “Tweedy” Burton, 89, passed away at 6:20 a.m., Monday, Feb. 13, 2012 in Provena Cor Mariae Center. Born Dec. 12, 1922 in Elgin, NE, the daughter of William and Ann (Velder) Vanderheiden. Married John V. Burton in Rockford Sept. 20, 1941. He predeceased her Sept. 27, 1991. She worked at National Lock Co., was co-owner of Tweedy’s Inc. in Belvidere and later, John and Tweedy’s Broadway Inn. Tweedy was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church, an avid ballroom dancer, and enjoyed boating. Survivors include her son, William R. “Terry” (Gloria) Burton of Rockford; grandchildren, Laurie (Mike) Sanders of Alaska, Jackie Watson of Florida, and Russell (Karol) Burton of Rockford; Great-grandchildren, Shawn Sanders, Toby Burton, Nicole Burton, Heather Burton, Jenna Sanders, and Kasey Watson; sisters, Alma (Ralph) Schumacher and Rita Fox, both of Nebraska; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a grandson, Terry Michael Burton in infancy, a sister, Rita, in infancy, a brother Raymond in WW II, and good friend Nisse “Nels” Nelson in 2005.
Memorial service at 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 17, 2012 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, with Fr. William Wentink officiating. Visitation at the funeral home from 11:30 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers and memorials, the family prefers Masses. Online condolences at

Ray E. Weiland - 95

8/28/1916 - 2/9/2012
Rockford, Illinois

Ray E. Weiland, 95, passed away at 2:20 p.m., Thursday, February 9, 2012 in River Bluff Nursing Home.  He was born in Iowa on August 28, 1916, the son of C. B. and Grace (Conner) Weiland.  Ray married Mildred E. Carlson on Feb. 2, 1947 in Willmar, MN.  She predeceased him May 8, 1999.  Ray and Mildred were life-long members of Jehovah's Witnesses and were active in missionary work, including work in Pakistan.  Together they formed a janitorial business and Ray also worked as a painter.  Survivors include 2 sisters, Mae Wilson of Edmonds, Washington and Lois Wilson, of Everett, Washington, 2 grandchildren, Nicole Weiland of Oak Park, IL and Kyle Weiland of Rockford, IL, and numerous nieces and nephews.  Ray was predeceased by a son, Tim and Ray's other siblings.  The family would like to thank River Bluff Nursing Home and OSF St. Anthony Hospice for their care and compassion.

Private inurnmet will be in the family lot in Scandinavian Cemetery.

Katharina "Kathy" Lazarevich - 84

9/14/1927 - 2/2/2012
Rockford, Illinois

Katharina “Kathy” Lazarevich, 84, passed away at 11:10 pm, Thurs., Feb. 2, 2012 in Heritage Woods Assisted Living of Rockford where she lived from 2008 to present. Born Sept. 14, 1927, in Belgrade, Yugoslavia daughter of Vladimir & Vera Nikolsky. She lived 60 years in Rockford, coming here from Milwaukee, WI. Married to Vladimir Lazarevich in Steubenville, OH., on Oct. 1, 1950. He predeceased her June 5, 2002. Employed as retail sales person by Sears in Rockford and Translator with Ingersoll Milling Machine, Inc. for 8 years. Member of Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox church and of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, WI. She was very active in numerous church activities and organizations as well as assisting with family placement for war refugees into the Rockford community. She was also instrumental in the funding of the Holy Ascension Serbian Orthodox Church in Rockford. Survivors include sons: Aleksander (Susan) Lazarevich, Miodrag (Alyce) Lazarevich, Tomislav Lazarevich; grandchildren: Rebecca (George) Dunn, Alison (Mike) Carr, and Peter Lazarevich, and fiancée, Laura Layman, and sister Olga Prisekin. Predeceased by her siblings, Boris Nikolsky, Aleksander Nikolsky, and Irene Drake.
Services at 10:00 am, Tues., Feb. 7, 2012 in Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 108 N. Fifth Street, Rockford, with Fr. Demetrios Kounavis officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd. Friends may call at Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL, from 6 – 8 pm, on Monday with Trisagion Service at 6:30 pm. Memorials will be established at a later date.

Igor N. Kazakov - 31

3/16/1980 - 1/30/2012
Rockford, Illinois

Igor N. Kazakov, 31, passed away January 30, 2012 in Rockford. He was born March 16, 1980 in Russia, the son of Nikolay and Margarita (Shuvlova) Kazakav. He married Lenura Kurbanova. Graveside service at 2:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 in Greenwood Cemetery, 1011 Auburn St., Rockford, Illinois.

Marjorie "Sis" Simoens - 72

12/19/1939 - 1/12/2012
Rockford, Illinois

Marjorie Diane “Sis” Simoens, 72, passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 in her home. She was born Dec. 18, 1939 in Rockford, the daughter of Hugh “Tabe” and Dorothy Jenkins. Sis married Robert Simoens in Oakland, MD on Mar. 15, 1964. She was part of the “Garage Organization.” Survivors include her husband, Robert, her mother, Dorothy Jenkins of Rockford, daughters, Terry Anderson of Stillman Valley and Debbie Wilson of Rockford, a son, Robert Simoens, Jr. of Florida, 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, her 2 brothers, Fred and James “Ossie” Jenkins, and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her father, Hugh “Tabe” Jenkins and a brother, Hugh Jenkins.
Private burial in Calvary Cemetery, Rockford. Friends who would like to pay their respects are welcome to stop by the “Garage” at their leisure. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Online condolences at

Audrey M. Swanson Alyea - 92

7/19/1919 - 1/12/2012
Rockford, Illinois

Audrey M. Swanson Alyea, 92, passed away, Jan. 12, 2012 in Alden Alma Nelson Manor. She was born July 19, 1919 in Rockford, the daughter of Andrew and Olga (Carlsson) Swanson. Survived by daughters, Sonja Frank-Tinsley and Kristine Blaine, both of Rockford, and many grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Private family services. Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., assisted the family. Online condolences at

Shirley A. Scott - 84

9/10/1927 - 1/12/2012
Rockford, Illinois

Shirley A. Scott, 84, passed away Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012 in East Bank Center, Loves Park. She was born Sept. 10, 1927 in Freeport, IL, the daughter of George and Anna (Wollory) Werntz. Shirley married Charles W. Scott and he preceded her in death. She worked 40 years for Pacemaker and later at Sam’s Club for 12 years. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church and Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary. Survivors include her daughter, Charlene Charlesworth of Bloomington, IL, her son, Gary (Sandy) Scott of Rockford, 6 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.
Memorial service 1:00 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012 in Emanuel Lutheran Church, 920 Third Ave., Rockford with Pastor Nord Swanstrom officiating. Visitation at the church 1 hour prior to service. Private family burial. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Online condolences at In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.

Mary Anna Leden - 84

3/11/1927 - 1/7/2012
Rockford, illinois

Mary Anna Leden, 84, died January 7, 2012, at Emeritus Assisted Living. Born March 11, 1927, in Evansville, WI; the daughter of Earl and Iona (Wyke) Knappenberger. Married Gerald (Jerry) Leden in Evansville on April 6, 1947. They celebrated 61 years together before Gerald's death in 2009. Mary and Jerry settled in Rockford, IL where they spent most of their married life and raised four children. Mary worked many years at the Winnebago County Recorder’s office before retiring. She loved being with family and friends, especially on their many family camping trips. Survivors include children Gregory (Margo) Leden of Rockton, William (Karen) Leden of Roscoe, Cynthia Alms of Belvidere, and Jeffrey (Leila) Leden of Irwin, Iowa, nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, two brothers, a sister and son-in law, Ronald Alms. Thank you to the staff of Heartland Hospice and Emeritus (Loyalton) for their special care.
Service 11:00 a.m., Wed., January 11, 2012 in Grace United Methodist Church, 3555 McFarland Rd., with Rev. David Aslesen officiating. Visitation at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Wednesday. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd. Online condolences at  Memorials in her name to the church or Heartland Hospice.

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