Donnie C. Page - 66

4/7/1947 - 4/24/2013
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 "Chuck" Taylor - 64

7/21/1948 - 3/30/2013
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.

Joel L. Huss - 18

10/9/1994 - 3/29/2013
Roscoe, Illinois

Joel L. Huss, 18, passed away on Saturday, March 30, 2013, at St. Luke Methodist Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA. He was born October 10, 1994, in Ann Arbor, MI, the son of John and Wendy (Dodge) Huss. Joel graduated with honors from Hononegah High School, class of 2012 and was presently a freshman at Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA. He was a member of Lamda Chi Alpha Fraternity and majoring in chemistry. Joel was a member of Temple Beth-El and was Bar Mitzvah and confirmed there. He was also involved with (GRTY) Greater Rockford Temple Youth Group and taught Hebrew. Joel was an avid University of Michigan sports fan and of the Detroit Red Wings. He was a kind, gentle soul and will be remembered for his smile and sense of humor. He was a friend to anyone in need.
Survivors include his parents, John and Wendy Huss; his brothers, A.J. and Nathaniel Huss, all of Roscoe; maternal grandparents, Elwood and Libby Dodge of Apopka, FL, paternal grandmother, Ardis Huss; maternal aunts, Julie Jorgenson of Milwaukee, WI and Lisa Conlin of Hanover Park, IL; paternal uncle and aunts, Jeff (Kathi) Huss of Mesa, AZ, Linda (Bob) White of Waterloo, IA, and Ann (Stephen) Crawford of Temple, TX; Special cousins Zach and Molly, and many other cousins and special friends.
Service 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in Temple Beth-El, 1203 Comanche Dr., Rockford, with Rabbi Binah Wing officiating. Burial in Rockford Hebrew Cemetery. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Joel L. Huss fund C/O Temple Beth-El.

Fern M. Krugjohann - 86

8/31/1926 - 3/24/2013
Rockford, Illinois

Fern M. Krugjohann, 86, passed peacefully in her daughter’s home on Monday, March 25, 2013. Born September 1, 1926, in Lafayette County, WI, daughter of Will & Edna (Edwards) Kohler. Married to Richard ‘Dick’ Krugjohann in Rockford on July 4, 1944. He predeceased her on August 5, 1994. Formerly employed by Amerock and Hollywood Restaurants retiring as a nurse. Member of Rock Church and involved with Ladies’ Bible Studies and enjoyed gardening. Fern tried out and was accepted with the Rockford Peaches baseball team. Survivors include: daughter, Christine (Stephen) Whitford of Rockford; son, Rick Krugjohann of Rockford; 4 grandchildren, Amanda Wilson, Jeremiah Logsdon, Ryan, and Julie Krugjohann; 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Wayne (Mary) Kohler of Clinton, WI; numerous nieces and nephews.
Services at 11:00 am, Friday, March 29, 2013 in Rock Church, 6732 Harrison Ave., Rockford, IL, with the Rev. John Sprecker officiating. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107. Visitation at church from 10:00 am until service time on Friday. A memorial to be established.

John J. Winters - 86

11/18/1926 - 3/23/2013
Dixon, Illinois

John J. Winters, 86, passed away at 1:30 pm, Sunday, March 24, 2013, in Dixon Health Care. Born November 19, 1926, in Frazier, Iowa, son of Earl and Margaret (Castor) Winters. John lived most of his life in Rockford. Retired from Firestone and Eclipse. Member of Venetian Club and SM & SF Club. Survivors: children, Debra (Tom) Dowdy of Des Moines, IA, Joleen Winters of Huntersville, NC, and Trina (Kevin) Tribley of Dixon, IL; grandchildren, Sherry (John) Miller, Amanda (Chad) Pitts, Tyler Tribley, and Emily Tribley; great-grandchildren, Dakota and Madison Miller, Austin, Colby, and Haley Pitts; siblings, Frank (Darlene) Winters of Rockford, Clarence Winters of Rockford, and Gloria Siebken of Galesburg, IL. Predeceased by sisters, Gladys Hodges Jackson, Lily Davis, and Annabelle Larson; brothers-in-law, Bob Hodges and John Siebken; and very special friend, Virginia Covert.
Memorial service at 11:00 am, Thursday, March 28, 2013, in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107 with Pastor Dan Bentz of North Side Baptist Church, Dixon, officiating. A memorial will be established.

Elaine M. Beasley - 80

2/14/1933 - 3/16/2013
Atoka, TN

Elaine M. Beasley, 80, passed away, Sunday, March 17, 2013, in Covington Care Nursing Home, Covington, TN. Born Febuary 15, 1933, in Rockford, IL daughter of Harry E. and Bertha L. (Holland) Winchester. Married to Joseph T. Beasley in Rockford, August 21, 1954. Formerly employed at Atwood Mobil Products, Smith Oil, and Piggly Wiggly. Life member of Court Street United Methodist Church. She loved spending time with her grandkids and enjoyed sewing, knitting, crocheting, and gardening. Elaine graduated from Rockford West High School in 1951. Survivors include: husband, Joseph of Atoka, TN; twin daughters, Diane (Scott) Patterson of Chesapeake, VA, Debra (David) Monroe of Atoka, TN; sons, Stephen (Sabrina) Beasley of Augusta, GA, James (Diana) Beasley of Roscoe, IL; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Ralston of Rockford, IL; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by infant son, David; great-grandson Ezekiel Noel; brother, Paul Winchester; and brother-in-law, Wallace T. Ralston.
Services at 11:00 am, Friday, March 22, 2013, in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107 with Pastor Calvin Culpepper of Court Street United Methodist Church officiating. Burial in Durand Cemetery, Durand, IL. Visitation at the funeral home from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Thursday, March 21, 2013. Memorials to Alzheimer’s Association, 1111 S. Alpine Rd, Suite 307, Rockford, IL 61108.

Stamatia 'Toula' Sotiropoulos - 82

12/13/1930 - 3/13/2013
Rockford, Illinois

Stamatia ‘Toula’ Sotiropoulos, 82, of Rockford, IL, died Thurs., March 14, 2012 in St. Anne’s Center after a short illness. Born December 14, 1930 in Patras, Greece daughter of Nicholas and Kanella (Tselis) Kapotas. Survivors include son, Elias Sotiropoulos, Rockford, IL, George Sotiropoulos, Fort Meyers, FL; daughter, Aspasia Gordon, Rockford, IL; brothers, George Kapotas, WI and John Kapotas, Rockford; 3 sisters in Patras, Greece; 6 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.
Memorial service 1:30 pm, Mon., March 18, 2013 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL.

Frances B. Clerico - 90

10/4/1922 - 3/13/2013
Rockford, Illinois

Frances B. Clerico, 90, died March 14, 2013. She was born Oct. 5, 1922 daughter of Frank and Catherine Lazarz. Lived 70 years in Rockford, coming here from Bay City, MI. Married to Don Clerico in Rockford. Employed as a homemaker. She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church of Rockford. Survivors include daughter, Karen Kay (Don) Bittle; grandson, Anthony Sean (Diana)Bittle; great- grandsons, Riley, Louie, and Rudy; great-granddaughter, Isis Kunas ;brother, Eugene; special friends, Sharon Birch, Maxine Ahlgren, and Emmi Kinney; nieces, Sandra Dolak and Linda Dohm; son-in-law, Martin Niebur. Predeceased by husband, Don; daughter, Marianne Niebur; sisters, Dolores Reder and Julia Buczek; brothers, Ed and Marion.
Special thanks to the staff at St. Anne’s Center for the exceptional care she received.
Memorial Mass 2:00 pm Wednesday, March 20, 2013 in St. Anne Center, 4405 Highcrest Road, Rockford, IL with Fr. William Schuessler as celebrant.

Ida 'Irene' Youman - 94

5/23/1918 - 3/4/2013
Rockford, Illinois

Ida (Irene) Youman, 94, life began May 24, 1918 in Sheboygan, WI. Irene’s life ended March 5, 2013 at 8:57 a.m. in her home, surrounded by family and friends. Irene was always known as “I-I” to her family and friends. Irene was the oldest of four children. She is the sole surviving member of her family. Early on, Irene helped with the care of her brother and sisters (all have preceded her in death). They include Shirley (Harold) Katz, Dorothy (Yoshe) Zimmerman, and William (Libby) Katz. Irene left Sheboygan and traveled with her parents, Beoyl (Benjamin), and her mother, Minarocha (Rose) Katz, Irene’s two sisters, Shirley, and Dorothy, as well as brother, William (Kit). There were known as Rose Katz’s four kittens. Irene and family eventually returned to Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Irene graduated from Sheboygan High School in 1936. While attending school she worked as a teaching assistant. Irene first met her future husband and distant cousin, Jacob (Jack) at a family reunion when she was only 11. That is when our father, Jack said, “When I grow up, I will marry you”. That promise was, indeed kept. Jack and Irene were married on August 14, 1941. Mother and father traveled the country extensively while her husband, Jack and his brothers, Skip, and George toured the United States as the winners of the Major Bowes Talent Show, a major national radio show at that time. During the Holidays, Jack and Irene always returned to Chicago. When in Chicago, Irene worked at the downtown Goldblatt’s Department Store. Irene was a member of the “Flying Squad” sent to those departments that needed special cashiers to handle those extra customers in the rush of the Holidays. In May of 1945, Irene and Jack left the vaudevillian life and moved to Rockford, planting new roots in our city. They became members of the congregation at Ohave Sholom Synagogue. Father was employed at Barber Coleman and other manufactures. Later, her husband, Jack was employed at Sears. Irene managed the house. Irene and Grandmother Rose baked their wonderful breads, cakes, and pies. The beautiful aromas of their baking reached many of our neighbors and including the grade school students as well as the teachers across the street. Among her household duties, Irene also made the time to stretch the household curtains, iron, and mended all the clothes, as well as starching and ironing all of father’s dress shirts so that her husband Jack (and her children) would always look their best. She remained the resourceful manager of her family. For Irene, it was a labor of love. Survivors include sons, Ronald (Janice) Youman, and Merrick (Marylyn) Youman. Grandchildren, Breisa (Donald) Grandolfo, and Benjamin (Kristine) Youman and Damara Youman. Great grand children include Nathaniel, Nicholas, and Katherine Youman. The special relatives of Irene include Beth Katz, daughter of Irene’s brother, William (Kitty) Katz and Jeffrey Raffelson, son of Harold and Shirley Katz. Irene’s kind soul and love of family as well as close friends will be remember and cherished by all. Services for Irene will begin at Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd. 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, Illinois at 1:00 pm, Thursday, March 7, 2013. Irene will put to rest, next to her husband; and Irene’s mother and father in the Rockford Hebrew Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Ohave Sholom Synagogue or the Northern Illinois Hospice. Irene’s life has ended. She will now be with family and friends that have preceded her to heaven. What matters most of all is Mother’s life and the sharing of that life with family and friends.

George W. Porter - 53

6/15/1959 - 3/3/2013
Rockford, Illinois

George W. “Chuckie” Porter, 53, passed away Monday, Mar. 4, 2013 in Swedish American Hospital. Born June 16, 1959 in Missouri, the son of George W. and Lorene F. (Ray) Porter. Married Jackie Cederquist in Janesville, WI on May 26, 1989. He was a powerwasher at Henning, and a former employee of Source Interlink. George enjoyed woodworking, drawing, and spending time with his family. He like to watch cartoons, especially super heroes. He is survived by his wife Jackie; 4 sisters, Janice, Victoria, Sarah, and Frieda; 3 brothers, James, Cleatus, and Jerry; numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces, and grand nephews.
Memorial service 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 8, 2013 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford.

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