Ray E. Weiland - 95

8/27/1916 - 2/8/2012
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

9/13/1927 - 2/1/2012
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

3/15/1980 - 1/29/2012
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

12/18/1939 - 1/11/2012
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 www.sundbergfh.com.

Audrey M. Swanson Alyea - 92

7/18/1919 - 1/11/2012
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 www.sundbergfh.com.

Shirley A. Scott - 84

9/9/1927 - 1/11/2012
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 www.sundbergfh.com. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.

Mary Anna Leden - 84

3/10/1927 - 1/6/2012
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 www.sundbergfh.com.  Memorials in her name to the church or Heartland Hospice.

Bobby Gene Collins - 84

6/7/1927 - 12/29/2011
Loves Park, Illinois

Bobby Gene Collins, 84, passed away at 10:25 p.m., Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 in Rockford Memorial Hospital. He was born June 8, 1927 in Green County, TN, the son of Allen and Agnes (Britton) Collins. Bobby was a veteran of WW II serving in the US Army Air Corps. He married Mary Dewey in Rockford in 1950 and she predeceased him in 1977. Formerly employed as a machinist by Rockford Acromatics, retiring in 1984. Bobby enjoyed working with his hands, with woodworking, auto body repair, and as a mechanic. He attended Rockford Church of Christ Survivors include his children, Jim Collins of Wildrose, WI, Dennis (Janet) Collins of Loves Park, Kathy (Brian) Blosser of Rockford, and Kevin (Tonya) Collins of Machesney Park; step-children, Jackie and David; 13 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; a brother, Howard (Darlene) Collins of Chuckey, TN; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, an infant daughter, Joyce, son Mike, wife Dora, and brothers, Jim and Richard.
Memorial graveside service 11:00 a.m., Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 in Willwood Burial Park. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Online condolences at www.sundbergfh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family.

Eleanor Replogle - 88

6/21/1923 - 12/29/2011
Rockton, Illinois

Eleanor L. Replogle, 88, passed away at 5:04 p.m., Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 in Swedish American Hospital. She was born June 22, 1923 in Peoria, IL, the daughter of John and Emma Thompson. Married Paul E. Replogle Sept. 12, 1946 in Lancaster, MO. He predeceased her Feb. 20, 2006. Survivors include: a son, Lee Roy Replogle of Rockton; 2 grandchildren, Larry R. Replogle of Rockton and Nicole M. Replogle of Loves Park; great-grandchildren, Alex and Maddix; a sister, Lucille Kruger, and several nieces and nephews. Also predeceased by a daughter, Gaylene Replogle.
Visitation from 5 – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012 in Sundberg Funeral Home, 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford. Service 2:00 p.m., Friday, Jan. 6, 2012 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., with a visitation 1 hour prior to service. Burial in Willwood Burial Park. Online condolences at www.sundbergfh.com. Memorials to the family.

John E. Poshka - 78

12/7/1933 - 12/19/2011
Apache Junction, AZ

John E. Poshka, 78, passed away at 11:43 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 in Arizona, John was born Dec. 8, 1933 in Rockford, the son of John and Olga Poshka. He married the former Margaret Inman on Oct. 14, 1961, in Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Rockford. John had worked at Rockford Machine Tool, Woodward Governor Co., and Sundberg Funeral Home. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Masonic Lodge #166, Freeport Consistory, Tebala Shrine, Loves Park Order of the Eastern Star, Order of Ameranth, Oriental White Shrine #5, Moose Lodge, and Eagles Club. Survivors include his wife Margaret, a daughter, Rhonda (Roger) Gates, a son, Robert (Linda) Poshka, grandsons, Jacob, Andrew, and Nicholas Poshka, and Sharrod Gates, a sister, Evelyn Abate, and brothers, Donald (Joyce) Poshka, and Ray Poshka, and several nieces and nephews and his special pet, Princess. John’s life was devoted to his family, God and church family, and his friends. If you needed help, John was always there for you.
Visitation from noon – 1:00 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford. Masonic service to begin at 1:00 p.m. Funeral service in the funeral home at 1:30 p.m., with interment to follow at Willwood Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family. Online condolences at www.sundbergfh.com.

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