Caroline A. Cobb - 101

7/22/1910 - 8/6/2011
Rockford, Illinois

Caroline passed away Saturday afternoon Aug. 6, 2011, following a short illness; surrounded by family.  Born July 22, 1910, in South Wilmington, IL.   Daughter of Dr. Charles David & Mina Apple Allison.  Caroline attended Hanover College, graduated from Evanston Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1932 and Wesley Memorial Hospital with a degree in Clinical Pathology.  Prior to moving to Rockford she worked as a bacteriologist for Northwestern Memorial Hospital.  Married Harry W. Cobb, October 7, 1944, he passed away January 1, 1973 after a 29 year union.  During her working career she worked as a registered nurse and supervised the Medicare department at Rockford Blue Cross and Blue Shield where she retired in 1975.  Caroline spent her retirement years exploring her passion of genealogy, where her research took her to many destinations across the country such Indiana, Ohio, Virginia, New England and Utah.  Caroline’s endless research enabled her to compile historical family information as far back as the Late 17th, century.  Caroline’s other passion in life was her grandson, Ryan, who brought her great happiness.  Caroline was a member of Phi Mu Sorority, DAR, and many genealogical societies.  As a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Caroline worshiped her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  A wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, Caroline will be greatly missed. Survived by son, David (Sue) of Caledonia; grandson, Ryan of Oklahoma; stepdaughter, Joan (Lester) Holt of Rockford; nephew, Vern (Suzanne) Bally of Bonnefield, IL;  niece, Jane (Jack) Harper, Denver, CO; sister-in-law, Maxine Allison; nephew, Don Toedt of Dallas TX.   Predeceased by parents; husband, Harry;  brother, Dr. Charles E. Allison; sisters, Nina Allison and Mary Allison Bally. A memorial service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2821 N. Bell School Rd., Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 1:30pm, followed by cake and coffee in the fellowship hall.  In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established for Hanover College.  A private service of interment will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford.

Peter S. Anderson - 82

10/16/1928 - 7/30/2011
Rockford, Illinois

Peter S. Anderson, 82, died at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, July 30, 2011 in Wesley Willows. Born Oct. 16, 1928, the son of Walter H. and Julia (Sanders) Anderson. He graduated from West High School and received his BA from DePauw University. Peter was a Methodist and former board member of Rockford Art Museum. He worked in interior design and was formerly employed by Marshall Fields, John M. Smith, Anderson Interiors, Jerome Interiors, and Linen N’ Things. Survivors include his sister, Susan (Jack) Frost of Florida, nephews, Andrew, Peter, Matthew, and Christopher Frost, and many friends. He was married to Joanne Cox (Shaheen) for 20 years, and she also survives.

Memorial service 1:00 p.m., Wed., Aug. 3, 2011 in Wesley Willows John Chapel, 4141 N. Rockton Ave., Rockford. Private interment in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107. Memorials to Wesley Willows.

Irma G. Zoschke - 95

9/12/1915 - 7/24/2011
Rockford, Illinois

Milwaukee resident, Irma G. Zoschke, 95, died peacefully on Sunday, July 24, 2011. Irma is survived by her daughter, Gloria (John) Leslie of Rockford, grandchildren, Jennifer Cavanaugh, of San Diego, Ca, Michael Leslie of Chicago, IL, and Daniel Leslie of Jacksonville, FL, as well as six great-grandchildren, Lily, Alaina, Alexander, Joselyn, Katherine, and Ryan, and a sister, Alice Barrette of Neillsville, WI. Irma was a lover of all animals, especially dogs, and it is requested that any memorials be directed to Noah’s Ark of Rockford.
Services will be 10:00 a.m., Sat., July 30, 2011 Sherwin Park Lutheran Church, 2703 N. Sherman Blvd., Milwaukee, WI. Arrangements by Krause Funeral Home, Inc., 9000 W. Capitol Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53222.

Franklin "Frank" D. Brock - 52

7/22/1959 - 7/23/2011
Rockford, Illinois

Franklin "Frank" D. Brock, 52, died at 3:11 p.m., Sat., July 23, 2011 in his home after a sudden illness. Born July 22, 1959, the son of James and Burnadine (Hogan) Brock. He was a retired set-up man for various screw manufacturers. Survived by a brother, David Brock of Rockford, a sister, Sharon (Randy) Arnone of St. Paul, MN, a step-brother, Bryan (Linda) Austin of Roscoe, IL, nephews, Thomas Arnone, St. Paul, MN, Jim, and Brandon Austin, Roscoe. Predeceased by his parents.
Memorial visitation from noon until 1:00p.m., Friday, July 29, 2011 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Memorials to the family

Mary M. Pinchott - 94

12/12/1916 - 7/12/2011
Rockford, Illinois

Mary M. Pinchott, 94, passed away of natural causes at 9:58 a.m., Tuesday, July 12, 2011 in River Bluff Nursing Home.  Born Dec. 12, 1916 in St. Louis, MO, the daughter of Cleo and Katie (Robertson) Smith.  Married Bert Pinchott in Rockford.  He predeceased her in 1985.  She was an artist and teacher and was formerly employed by Burpee Art Museum.  Mary was a member of Second Congregational Church.  Survivors:  a daughter, Carol (David) Sahlstrom, a grandson, Ryan Sahlstrom, all of Rockford, several nieces and nephews.  Predeceased by her siblings.  No services are scheduled.  Private inurnment in St. Mary Cemetery, Rockford.  Memorials in her name to:  Center for the Sight and Hearing Impaired, 8038 Macintosh Lane, Rockford, IL  61108.

Evelyn "Bea" Lenzini - 86

10/2/1924 - 6/25/2011
Rockford, Illinois

Evelyn O. “Bea” Lenzini, age 86, died peacefully on June 25, 2011 in her daughter’s home, surrounded by her children and members of her extended family. She was born October 2, 1924, in Rockford, Illinois, to Joseph and Dena Koplos. She was married to David Eugene Lenzini in March of 1950 in Fort Collins, Colorado. He preceded her in death in 1991. A son, Tom, also preceded her in death in 1994, as did a grandchild, Zachary, in 1992. Her brother, Harry Koplos of Kerrville, Texas, preceded her in death in June of 2011. Her brother, John Koplos, sister-in-law Jeanne Koplos, sister Pauline (Peter) Kostantacos, and sister-in-law Nitza Koplos survive her. She is survived by six children: Linda Lenzini (James Kaufmann), Springfield, Illinois; Deborah (Michael) Johns, Rockford, Illinois; Gary Lenzini (Sandy), Columbus, Missouri; Dana (Tito) Nappi, Pearl City, Illinois; Mark (Janet) Lenzini, Lake in the Hills, Illinois; and Laura (Shawn) McAuliffe, O’Fallon, Missouri. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren: David and Matthew Johns; Kelli Johns O’Neal; Alyssa Lenzini; Samantha Lenzini; David J. and Emily Lenzini; Fionne McAuliffe; Logan McAuliffe; Daniel, Taylor and Benjamin French; and Jennifer Cline. She had 7 great-grandchildren: Alice, Lily, Nicholas, Gabriella, Colin, Carter, and Brooke; and fourteen nieces and nephews. She is also survived by several cousins and many close friends.She graduated from Rockford College and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, UCLA, and Northern Illinois University. She taught elementary school in the Rockford public school system for twenty-seven years and operated a home day care business for several years after her retirement as a teacher. She loved being with her family, visiting with friends, doing crossword puzzles, playing bridge, and bowling. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thurs., June 30, 2011 in Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 3300 Rural St., Rockford with Pastor Woody Knutson officiating. Visitation at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Thursday. Interment in Cedar Bluff Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Evelyn O. Lenzini Memorial Fund and designated for the VNA Hospice Program of Rockford, the oncology wing of Rockford Memorial Hospital, and the Literacy Council of Rockford. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Online condolences may be made at www.sundbergfh.com.

Tomi Sykaluk - 71

3/30/1940 - 6/23/2011
Rockford, Illinois

Tomi Sykaluk, 71 died peacefully surrounded by family at 3:11 am, Thurs., June 23, 2011 in Rockford Memorial Hospital. Born March 30, 1940 on Kume Island, Japan. She was the daughter of Takeo & Yoshiko (Iramina) Itokazu. Married to Konstanty Sykaluk in Okinawa on July 9, 1959. He predeceased her on Apr. 15, 2003. Employed by Rockford Memorial Hospital for over 26 years, retiring in 2009. Member of St. Vladimir Vladimirovo Orthodox Church and Sisterhood. Tomi enjoyed sewing, cooking and gardening. Survivors include: 2 sons; Edward (Annette) Sykaluk of Sarnia, Ontario, William Sykaluk of Rockford; a grandson, Mark Sykaluk of Topeka, KS; her mother, Yoshiko Itokazu of Okinawa; siblings, Takehiro, Takeshi, Takenori and Sueko; numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her father.

Services at 10:00 am, Sat., June 25, 2011 in St. Vladimir Vladimirovo Orthodox Church, Lost Lake with Fr. John Sykaluk officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation at Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd. 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL from 6 – 7 pm Fri., June 24, 2011. Blessing service at 7 pm in funeral home. Online condolences may be left at www.sundbergfh.com.

Shirley Mae (Akre, Cates) Conner - 77

7/21/1933 - 6/17/2011
Lindenwood, Illinois

Shirley Mae (Akre, Cates) Conner, 77, joined her Heavenly Father at 12:08 p.m., Friday, June 17, 2011 in SwedishAmerican Hospital ER as a result of an automobile accident. Born July 21, 1933 in Rockford, the daughter of George T. and Rosemary (Featherston) Peterson. Lived in Lindenwood for 19 years, going there from Rockford. Married Orville A. Akre in 1951. Married Chester Cates in 1985. Married Harry W. Conner in 1992. She was formerly employed by Aquamatic and was a homemaker. Shirley was a life-long member of St. Edward Catholic Church, Ladies Guild, and Senior’s Club. She was also a member of Hub City Senior Center. Survivors include her husband, Harry Conner of Rockford, her children, Diane (Tom) Koester of Sheboygan, WI, Theresa Hexom of Loves Park, Vicki (Bruce) Skaggs of Rockford, William (Christine) Akre of Winnebago, Rosemary Scott of Rockford, step-daughter, Kathy (Steve) Austin, Hampshire and step-son, Kevin (Sheila) Conner, Rockford; grandchildren, April (Nate) Opp, Scott Green, Tim Akre, Keith (Pam) Skaggs, Kimberly (Brandon) Borgwardt, Heather Hoekman, Sarah Scott, Carl (Bethany) Akre, Jennifer (Tom) Kegle, Lori (Brian) Zwiger, 9 great-grandchildren; her siblings, a sister, Mary Jane (Richard) White, and 2 brothers, George (Angie) Peterson and Jerry (Bonnie) Peterson, all of Rockford, a sister-in-law, Minnie “Bonnie” Peterson, of Rockford, a special, helpful nephew, Jay Salsbury of Rockford, and other nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by brothers LaVern Peterson and Raymond Peterson and sons-in-law, Randy Hoekman and Robert L. Hexom.
Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m., Wed., June 22, 2011 in St. Edward Catholic Church, 3004 11th Street, Rockford, with Fr. Michael Black, Pastor, celebrating. Visitation at Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, from 5 – 7 p.m., Tuesday. The Rosary Service will follow. Visitation at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Wednesday. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Memorials to the family. Online condolences can be made at www.sundbergfh.com.

Katerina "Kathy" Rodak - 75

8/15/1935 - 6/13/2011
Rockford, Illinois

Katerina “Kathy” Rodak, 75, died at 10:25 p.m., Monday, June 13, 2011 in Alden Alma Nelson Manor. Born August 15, 1935 in Ukraine, the daughter of Gregory and Anastasia (Kaluczyk) Bulka. Married Steve Rodak July 3, 1954 in Chicago, IL. He predeceased her Nov. 29, 1993. She retired from All Rental Garment Co. in 1990 after 15 years of service.
Survivors include a son, George Rodak of Rockford, a daughter, Mary (John) Robinson of Evanston, IL, a granddaughter, Emily (Bradd) Haley, 2 sisters, Olga (Peter) Malez and Polly (Jan) Molosz, both of Rockford, numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, a brother, and sisters.
Service 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 16, 2011 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, with Fr. Basil Aden officiating. Visitation at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Thursday. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery.

Charles L. Connell - 73

9/2/1937 - 6/6/2011
Belvidere, Illinois

Charles L. Connell, 73, formally of Milan, MO, died at 3:20 p.m., Monday, June 6, 2011 in his home. Born Sept. 2, 1937 in Milan, MO, the son of Clarence and Mary Alice (Lumsden) Connell. Graduated from Milan High School in 1955. Married the former Joan LaVasseur in Norridge, IL in April 4, 1959. He was a lift truck mechanic employed by Material Handling. He is survived by his wife Joan of Belvidere, IL, his daughters, Pam (Paul) Knulty of Crystal Lake, IL and Carolyn (Steve) Drenkard of Cummings, GA, his grandchildren, Justin, Matthew, Trent, and Peyton. Charles was predeceased by his parents. Interment will be at a later date in Shatto Cemetery, Milan, MO. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107 Online condolences at www.sundbergfh.com. Memorials may be directed to No. IL Hospice or the American Cancer Society.

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