Donna E. Holets - 79

1/27/1934 - 5/19/2013
Rockford, Illinois

Donna E. Holets, 79, of Rockford, passed away peacefully, May 19, 2013 at home with her family by her side, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born January 27, 1934, in Alta, Iowa the seventh child of Gustaf and Ida Magnuson. Married George Holets on Nov. 28, 1964 in Rockford, IL. She worked for Amerock Corp for 38 years before retiring in 1996. She was also a crossing guard for the Rockford School District. She enjoyed entertaining family and friends and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. George and Donna were very passionate about enjoying life. She is survived by her husband, George; sons, Larry (Deb) Henning, Danny (Sandy) Henning, Jerry (Robin) Henning; daughters, Robin Anderson (Kirk), Bobbi Holets; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; special friend and former son-in-law, Scott Anderson; several nieces and nephews; and many special friends. Predeceased by parents; 3 brothers, Elmer, Clarence and Paul; 3 sisters, Florence, Violet, and Delores; daughter, Susan Walsh; and son, Terry Henning. The family would like to thank OSF Hospice for their care and support.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, 2013, in Sundberg Funeral Home, 215 N. Sixth, St. Rockford, Illinois. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m.,Thursday, May 23 in the funeral home. Entombment in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to OSF Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

Robert "Bob" James - 74

1/6/1939 - 5/19/2013
Rockford, Illinois

Robert “Bob” James, 74, passed away at 7:58 a.m., Sunday, May 19, 2013 in his home. Born Jan. 6, 1939 in Mattoon, IL, the son of Harold and Ruth James. His passion for teaching was evident from the many bonds he had with former students over the years. He leaves a brother, Steven James, a nephew, Kevin James, and many, many friends.
Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, is assisting the family. Memorials preferred to St. Anthony Catholic Church or Noah’s Ark.

Darlene J. Hysmith - 89

2/5/1924 - 5/14/2013
Shirland, Illinois

Darlene J. Hysmith, 89, passed away on May 14, 2013 in the home of her brother. Born Feb. 5, 1924, in Belvidere, Ill., daughter of Gunnard and Catherine (McKiski) Olson. Graduated from Caledonia High School. Married to Raymond A. Hysmith in Rochester, Wis. on March 29, 1941, he predeceased her on Sept. 26, 1997. Employed as a saleslady for 25 years. Member and former Deacon of Bethany Presbyterian Church, W.O.T.M., and former member of Jenny Lind Society, as a 500+ hour volunteer. Survivors include brothers, Richard (Margaret) Meyers, Shirland, Emery (Beverly) Meyers, South Beloit; and a sister, Gloria (Walter) Gothard, South Beloit; and a brother-in-law, Jeff Waters. Predeceased by her son, Raymond ‘Jackie’ Hysmith in 1962 and a sister, Jean Waters.

Visitation from 10-11a.m. on Friday, May 17, 2013 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford with funeral service to begin at 11a.m. Burial in Belvidere Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice.

Alfred D. Ziebell - 83

8/23/1929 - 5/13/2013
Belvidere, Illinois

BELVIDERE - Alfred D. Ziebell, 83, was surrounded by his loving family when he passed away Monday, May, 13, 2013. His jokes always kept us laughing and his knowledge made him Mr. Fix-it.
Alfred was born in Bloomer, Wis., and moved to Rockford in 1950. He worked for Sundstrand for more than 30 years. Alfred married Mary Mittelsteadt on June 5th, 1954.
Survivors include their loving daughters, Tammy (Joseph) Reiss of Chicago, IL and Terry (Scott) Furman of Belvidere, IL; grandchildren, Amber (Jared) Haerterich and Seth Furman; great-grandchildren, Jayden and Adyson and many other relatives and friends including his endeared nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by loving wife, Mary of 58 years, parents, Fred and Ida Ziebell and siblings Valeria, Gilbert, Melvin, Fern, Alice and Lucielle. The family would like to thank Northwoods Care Center and all the other medical staff for their care and compassion.
There will be a small gathering at 926 Warren Ave., Belvidere, IL on May 25th, 2013 from 2 to 4 p.m.. In lieu of flowers, a monetary gift can be made to the family for future donation to a charity of the family’s choice.

June Marie Radke - 75

5/31/1937 - 5/5/2013
Rockford, Illinois

June M. Radke, 75, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2013 in Rockford Memorial Hospital after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born May 31, 1937 in Rosewood, WI, the daughter of Alfred and Aredes (Nelson) Bradbury. June retired from G.C. Electronics. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed retirement parties with her co-workers. June also enjoyed her activities at the Lutheran Center.
Survived by her children, Steve (Donna) Radke, Lisa (Scott) Bicknese, Robert, Kevin, Melodie, and Valerie; stepbrother, Jon Heide; best friend, Pat Nelson; numerous grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a daughter, Debra Johnson; and brothers, Kenneth and Michael Bradbury. The family would like to thank the staff on A-3 of the Oncology Dept. at RMH for their care and compassion.
Service 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, 2013 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford with visitation from noon until service time. Burial in Willwood Burial Park. Fr. William Wentink is officiating.

Wanda H. Brungart - 91

7/1/1921 - 5/4/2013
Loves Park, Illinois

Wanda H. Brungart, 91, passed away peacefully May 4, 2013. Wanda was born July 1, 1921, the daughter of Andrew and Magdalena (Krzyzowski) Kapala. She loved traveling, gardening, her pets, and the company of her friends and relatives. Wanda had a passion for golf until her health problems forced her to hang up her clubs. She was a member of St. Bridget Catholic Church. Wanda is survived by her sister Jeanette O’Brien and numerous nieces and nephews as well as great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents; sisters, Violet Colby and Sophie MacQueen; and brothers, Stan and Fred Kapala.
Grateful thanks to Rich Colby, Valerie (Colby) Pixler, Dr. Greg Kapala, Becky Rippentrop, and Dr. John O’Brien for their many kindnesses over the years. Special appreciation for her “little family,” Fred and Jill Kapala and their daughters, Katie and Candice.

Private family service with burial in Arlington Memorial Park. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford. In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer that Masses be celebrated in her name at St. Bridget or Holy Family Catholic Churches. Online condolences at

Terry P. Canode - 69

2/24/1944 - 5/1/2013
Rockford, Illinois

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 - 83

5/29/1929 - 4/29/2013
Rockford, Illinois

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 - 66

4/8/1947 - 4/25/2013
Rockford, Illinois

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 - 64

7/22/1948 - 3/31/2013
Rockford, Illinois

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.

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