Thomas A. (Monick) Cook - 55

9/13/1955 - 2/27/2011
Rockford, IL

Thomas A. (Monick) Cook, 55, passed away Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 in his home. Born Sept. 13, 1955 in Wheeling, PA, the son of Richard and Edith (Conan) Monick. Thomas was a Viet Nam veteran serving in the US Army. He was a cook for Disney World Resort for 12 years and later for KFC. Married Roberta Kolner July 5, 1999 in Oseola Co., FL. He was a nature buff who enjoyed fishing. Survived by his wife, Roberta Kolner, his mother, Edith Monick, siblings, Daniel Erler, Alice Monick, Helen Monick, Barbara Monick, Timothy Cook, Lawrence Monick, Richard T. Monick, and Elizabeth Swift, numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his father, Richard Monick.

No services are scheduled. Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL, assisted the family.

Edward W. "Big Ed" McCarthy - 60

9/5/1950 - 2/20/2011
Pflugerville, Texas

Edward W. “Big Ed” McCarthy passed away on February 20, 2011 in the comfort of his home surrounded by family, after a battle with metastatic lung cancer. He was born September 5, 1950, in Evergreen Park, Illinois, son of Emmett and Marie McCarthy He was the loving husband of Cindy Dion for 25 years, who shared a loving companion Buddy; special niece Danielle Duenas, who was like a daughter to Ed and Cindy; brother of Collette (Tom) Geen, Peggie (David) Elam, Marianne (Craig) Minnis; uncle of numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephew.; and godfather to Brooke Kapanowski, Augustus Pastore, and Mark Minnis. Visitation will be Saturday March 12, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. with Memorial Mass being held at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Catholic Church, 428 North Second Street, Rockford, Illinois 61107. Local arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Online condolences at sundbergfh.com

Beatrice (Bea) Garrett - 53

8/28/1957 - 2/17/2011
Rockford, IL

Beatrice Garrett (Bea), 53, of Rockford, IL passed away at home on Feb. 17, 2011.   She was born in Wildflicken, Germany on August 28th, 1957 to Hennelore Martin and father unknown. She was raised by her grandmother (Maria Martin) in Wildflicken, Germany where she lived until she met her husband of 34 years, Larry Garrett with whom she had 4 sons. They traveled back and forth from Germany to El Paso, TX while in the service between 1976 – 1990. They moved to Illinois in 1996 where she worked at Transamerica/GE until 2008. Beatrice Garrett was a loving, caring, strong woman who will be missed by all who knew her. Bea is survived by her husband Larry and their sons/daughters-in-law: Tyrone and Mandy Garrett, Kevin Garrett and Andrea Portenga, Lecedrick and Christine Garrett, Jermaine Garrett and Amanda Branney. She is also survived by 5 grandchildren: Tyrone, Quincy, Evan, Addison and Keaton Garrett. A memorial service will be held at Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd. 215 North 6th St Rockford, IL 61107. 815-962-7743 on February 21, 2011 at 11:00 am.

Marion E. Heinen - 79

3/11/1931 - 2/17/2011
Rockford, Illinois

Marion E. Heinen, 79, passed away at 7:17 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 in Univ. of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison after an extended illness. Born in Rockford on Mar. 11, 1931, the daughter of George A. and Martha (Schmidt) Knop. Graduated from West High School in 1950. Married the love of her life, Ronald J. Heinen at St. Patrick’s Church in Rockford on Aug. 27, 1955 who predeceased her in 2004. Marion served on boards of United Cerebral Palsy and Friends of West. She worked in the Winnebago Co. Recorder’s office for many years. Marion was active with the Republican Party and served as an election judge, precinct committeeman, and was former office manager for the GOP Central Committee. Marion loved to sing and performed with the Mendelssohn Women’s Choir for 3 years and choirs of St. Patrick’s, St. Peter’s in Rockford, and a church choir in Springfield, IL. She was also part of the Muldoon Girls Lunch Bunch. Marion was an accomplished seamstress, sewing her life away dressing several wedding parties and making kites for professional fliers.
Survived by 3 children, Thomas (Claudia) Heinen of Woodstock, GA, Laura Heinen and her husband, Les, of Litchfield, NH, and Martha (Greg) Muller of Sun Prairie, WI, 7 grandchildren, Gregory E., Charles J., Ashley C., Cameron E., Kevin M., Kurtis J., and Kendra L., and dear friend, Carolyn (Gene –deceased) Quinn. Predeceased by her parents, husband, sibling, and son, Terrance.
Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, Feb., 23, 2011 in Holy Family Catholic Church, 4401 Highcrest Rd., Rockford with Rev. Msgr. David D. Kagan, V.G. celebrating. Entombment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation 5 – 7 p.m., Tuesday in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, and from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church on Wednesday. Online condolences at sundbergfh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Marion E. Heinen Memorial Fund.

Agnes A. Harris - 75

3/21/1935 - 2/8/2011
San Antonio, TX


SAN ANTONIO, TX – Agnes A Harris, 75, formerly of Rockford, died at 9:15 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 in San Antonio, TX. Born Mar. 21, 1935 in St. Charles, IL, the daughter of August and Lillian (Lewis) Isaacson. Married James “Red” Harris in Rockford on Apr. 8, 1952. He predeceased her Sept. 18, 1991. Formerly employed by Pierce Packaging, Rockford Molded Products, and Goodwill Industries. Survivors: 3 daughters, Vicky Brancatto of Rockford, Cheryl (Gary) Foster of Jonesboro, AR, and Diane Oglesby of Rockford, 2 sons, James (Teri) Harris of San Antonio, TX, and Lonnie Harris of Rockford, 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, Amelia Benhoff and Mary Lou Baker. Predeceased by a grandson, Patrick Bell and sisters, Virginia MacNaughton and Ella Salivar.
Memorial service at a later date. Private interment in Cedar Bluff Cemetery. Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., assisted the family.

Francis Richard (Dick) Boyer - 83

3/28/1927 - 1/27/2011
Rockford, IL

Francis Richard (Dick) Boyer, 83, passed away Thurs. Jan. 27, 2011, peacefully at St. Anthony’s Hospital at 3:15 pm, surrounded by his family. Born March 28, 1927, in Springville, UT, the son of William Amberly and Sarah Edna Boyer. Dick graduated valedictorian from Springville Utah High School. He has a Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. Dick was a member of the “Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints”. He held the office of High Priest. Dick worked as an engineer for many years at Rockwell International & Borg Warner. Dick will be remembered for his smile and gentle ways. He was married to his wife, Jean, for 60 years last March 10, 2010. He is survived by her, his sons, Allen, David, Jim and Steven, 19 grandchildren, and 40 great grandchildren, his sister Jean Bowen of Springville, UT and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter, Lucinda B. Marshall.
Service will be held on Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at 11:30 am. Viewing will be before the service from 9:00 am – 11:00 am at the LDS Church, 324 University Drive, Rockford.
Interment will be in The Belvidere Cemetery next to his daughter.
Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., you may leave online condolences at www.sundbergfh.com.

Gerald “Jerry” L. Rosen - 79

3/19/1931 - 1/27/2011
Rockford, IL

Gerald “Jerry” L. Rosen, 79 died at 7:20 pm, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011 in Alden Alma Nelson. Born March 19, 1931. Jerry served in the U.S. Army in Germany. Survivors include wife, Caryl of Rockford, 5 sons: Steven, Gary, Michael, Craig and Chris Biancalana, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a cousin Tobey Covan and her daughter Jennifer. Predeceased by a brother, Seymour Rosen. Services at 4:00 pm, Mon., Jan. 31, 2011 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, with the Rabbi Binah Wing officiating, visitation from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Online condolences may be left at www.sundbergfh.com.

Earl E. Johnson - 84

7/23/1926 - 1/27/2011
Rockford, IL

Earl E. Johnson went to be with the Lord on January 27, 2011, at the age of 84, from a stroke. Earl was born on July 23, 1926 in Rockford, IL. He graduated from East High School. He was in the Army during World War II, stationed out of Ft. Lewis, Washington. He was discharged in 1946. He worked at National Lock Company and retired from there after 48 years. Earl was a roller skater and that is how he met his wife, Gwen. They were married November 8, 1958 and honeymooned in Miami Beach, FL and returned for 13 years after that. They were wonderful dancers. Earl and Gwen traveled all over the United States and Canada by car and motor coach. They were known as “The Twins” because when you saw one, you saw the other. Earl was an avid sports fan, especially for the Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs. He was an excellent chef for his family and friends. After Earl retired they became “snowbirds” in Winter Haven, FL. They took a cruise every year for 15 years. Earl is survived by his wife, Gwen, and sweetheart of 52 years; daughter, Phyllis (Douglas) DeGrave of Lincoln, NE; son, Curtis (Georgia) Johnson of Simpsonville, SC; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild, a brother Les (Carol) Johnson, Rockford, IL, and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, 2 brothers, 1 sister and son, Bob.
Funeral Services will be on Friday, February 4th at 10:30 AM at Creekwood Baptist Church, 7281 Olde Creek Rd. Visitation from 5 – 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 3rd in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford. Online condolences can be made at www.sundbergfh.com. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established.

Melissa L. Asad - 44

7/3/1966 - 1/12/2011
Rockford, Illinois

Melissa Asad, 44, departed this life on Jan. 12, 2011. She was a devoted mother, daughter, sister, “knuckle,” and friend. Missy will be missed eternally.  Private family services.  Special thanks to Donna for always being there. Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., assisted the family.

Margaret B. Johnson - 87

10/29/1923 - 1/12/2011
Rockford, Illinois

Margaret B. Johnson, 87, passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. Born Oct. 29, 1923 in Aberdeen, SD, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Sellen) Baker. Married Walter J. Johnson in Moline, IL on May 28, 1949. He predeceased her Mar. 27, 1986. She was an active member of St. James Catholic Church , serving in the special ministry to the homebound, as a Eucharistic minister, a member of the choir, and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. Survivors include her sons, Walter J. Johnson and Karl G. Johnson, her daughters, Mary Johnson and Allison Svornik, grandchildren, Joshua, Tarah, Megan, and Karl C. Predeceased by a son, Joseph.
Mass of Christian Burial, 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011 in St. James Catholic Church, 428 N. Second St., Rockford, IL with Fr. Dean Russell, pastor, celebrant. Visitation at Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford on Monday, January 17, from 5 – 7 p.m., with a rosary service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation at the church from 9:30 a.m. until Mass time on Tuesday. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials to Janet Wattles Center, 526 W. State St., Rockford, IL 61101.

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