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.

Wm. Earl Price - 90

5/31/1921 - 6/2/2011
Rockford, Illinois

Wm. Earl Price, 90, passed away 9:15 pm, Thurs., June 2, 2011 from a stroke. Born May 31, 1921 in Nora, IL son of William Lee and Ruby (Poland) Price. Graduated from Rockford Central High School. Married to the former Jane Garman in Rockford on Oct., 31, 1942. Retired from Woodward Governor after 44 years, most recently as Service Manager. Member of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd and Rockford Moose Club. Earl enjoyed playing cards and was a Chicago White Sox Fan. He was also an avid bowler and golfer, winning many trophies for each. His grandchildren were very important to him. The family would like to thank the staff at Fairhaven for their care and compassion.
Survivors include; wife: Jane of Rockford, a daughter: Marcia (Klaas) Schenkel of Holcomb, IL, 2 sons: Bill (Vicki) Price and Steven (Karen) Price, both of Rockford; 4 grandchildren: David (Katy) Price, Alan Price, Amy Price and Bobby Price, 3 great-grandchildren: Gavin, Mason and Reagan Price; 2 brothers: Jim Price and Ralph Wilson, 2 sisters: Margaret Altergott and Doris McCaw and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a sister, 3 brothers and a half-sister.
Services at 11:00 am, Mon., June 6, 2011 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, with the Rev. Eric Lemonholm officiating. Burial in Willwood Burial Park. Visitation at funeral home from 10:00 am to service time on Monday. Online condolences may be left at www.sundbergfh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.

Marie Willson - 93

2/27/1918 - 6/1/2011
Rockton, Illinois

Marie Willson, 93 died 8:55 am, Wed., June 1, 2011 in her home surrounded by her family. Born Feb. 27, 1918 in Rockford daughter of Sigfried & Alzina (King) Swenson. Graduated from Rockford Central High School. Married to Eric Carl Willson in Old Stone Church, Rockton on Apr. 5, 1941. He predeceased her May 17, 1998. Her life centered around her home, family and friends. Marie was an avid Bridge player, enjoyed golf at Sandy Hollow and continued to meet regularly with a small group of high school friends. Survivors include; daughters: Marcia Weflen, Evanston, IL and Janet (Jeff) Guzzardo of Oceanside, CA; a son: Donald (Susan) Willson of Rockton, 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a twin sister, Marion Juul.
Private family services at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials to charity of your choice. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Online condolences may be left at www.sundberghfh.com.

Zoe Peplos - 82

3/15/1929 - 6/1/2011
Rockford, Illinois

Zoe Peplos, 82, passed away in her sleep at her home on Wed., June 1, 2011. Born in Greece on Mar. 15, 1929 and later married James Peplos in Athens. She was a devoted member of Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church and a member of the Philoptochos Society. Zoe was a homemaker and real estate broker who along with her husband, owned and operated James Peplos Realty for many years. He predeceased her on Oct. 10, 2003. Survivors include her children, Olga (Dino) Peplos Analitis, M.D., Peter (Fran) Peplos, Marika (Robert) Panton, and Dino (Helen) Peplos, grandchildren: Alexander and Eva Analitis, Jimmy and Georgiann Peplos, Jonathan, James, and Zoe Panton, and Jimmy and Billy Peplos, her sisters: Pope Kouropoulou and Hariklia Samartzis.
Visitation from 5 – 7 pm on Fri., June 3, 2011 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd. with Trisagion Service to follow. Service 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 4, 2011 in Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 108 N. Fifth St., Rockford, IL, with Fr. Demetrios Kounavis and Fr. John Artemes officiating. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established in her name with the church. Online condolences may be left at www.sundbergfh.com.

Gordon "Gordy" S. Rosenquist - 80

3/30/1931 - 5/17/2011
Rockford, Illinois

Gordon “Gordy” S. Rosenquist, 80 died at 4:33 am, Tues., May 17, 2011 in his home. Born Mar. 30, 1931 in St. Charles, IL son of Godfrey & Bertha (Hegstrom) Rosenquist. Graduated from East H.S. in 1950, veteran of US Army serving from 1952 – 1954. Married to Betty Nelson in Rockford, Sept. 24, 1955. Employed by US Post Office for 32 years retiring in 1986. He was an avid chess player. Gordy had a love for all God’s creatures. The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice for their care & compassion. Survivors include, wife: Betty, son: Greg Rosenquist, sister: Norma (Ted) Fagerburg, nephew: Jim Fagerburg, special friends: Tom & Cornelia Foley all of Rockford. Predeceased by a brother: Marvin “Bud” Rosenquist and parents.
Services at 10:00 am, Sat., May 21, 2011 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL with Chaplain Pam Lojewski of Heartland Hospice officiating. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Visitation at funeral home from 9:00 am to 10:00 am Saturday. Online condolences may be left at www.sundbergfh.com.

Jane E. Meyers - 95

6/2/1915 - 5/16/2011
Rockford, Illinois

Jane E. Meyers, 95 died 6:15 pm, Mon., May 16, 2011 in Fairhaven Christian Home after a brief illness. Born June 2, 1915 in Rockford daughter of Alfred & Della (Anderson) Tetlow. Married to Clarence Carlson on May 30, 1940, he predeceased her Aug. 8, 1958. Married to Walter Meyers in 1959, he died in 1984. Survivors include; son: Barry (Cheryl) Carlson of Hoffman Estates, IL, 1 step-daughter: Sue (Allan) Conner of White Rock, NM, 1 step-son: Gary Meyers of Garden Grove, CA. 3 granddaughters, 2 step-granddaughters, 1 step-grandson, many great-grandchildren. A brother and sister preceded her in death.
Services at 10:00 am, Thurs., May 19, 2011 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL with Rev. Wendell Maynard officiating. Burial in Willwood Burial Park. No visitation. Online condolences may be left at www.sundberghfh.com.

Irene M. Penzi - 90

1/31/1921 - 5/12/2011
Rockford, Illinois

Irene Maria Penzi, 90, passed away at 7:22 p.m., Thurs., May 12, 2011 in her home. She was born Jan. 31, 1921 in Fanna, Italy, the daughter of Luigi and Virginia (Pasinato) DeMarco. She married Gino Penzi in Fanna on July 12, 1947. He predeceased her on Jan. 22, 1989. They immigrated to the USA in 1952 and settled in Rockford. She was a member of St. James Church. Irene was devoted to her family and enjoyed cooking and gardening. Grandchildren and great-grandchildren were an extremely important part of Irene’s life. They lovingly referred to her as “Nonni.” Survivors include her daughters, Grace Rathke of Rockford and Lory (Keith) Cavanagh of Bettendorf, IA, her grandchildren, Kim (Geoff) Carlson and David (Katey) Rivera, both of Rockford, Marcus Cavanagh, Steven Cavanagh, and Anthony Cavanagh, all of Bettendorf, IA, great-grandchildren, Grant and Mia Carlson of Rockford, several nieces and nephews, and a host of loving and caring family, neighbors, and friends. Irene was predeceased by her parents, her brothers, Alfred and Mario, and a daughter, Gloria.
Mass of Christian Burial 10:00 a.m., Tues., May 17, 2011 in St. James Catholic Church, 428 N. Second St., Rockford, with Fr. Dean Russell, pastor, celebrating. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford. Visitation from 5 – 7 p.m., Monday, May 16th at the funeral home with Rosary service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation at the church on Tuesday from 9: 00 a.m. until service time. Memorials may be directed to St. James Church or school, or Passages Hospice. Online condolences may be made at www.sundbergfh.com.

Charles "Chuck" Kaplan - 82

2/24/1929 - 5/5/2011
Rockford, Illinois

Charles “Chuck” Kaplan, 82, passed away Thursday morning, May 5, 2011 in his home. Born Feb. 24, 1929 in Chicago, the son of Nathan and Evelyn (Zweig) Kaplan. Served in the US Navy. Graduated from Sullivan High School and attended Roosevelt University. He was the former Vice Pres. of Marketing, Consumer Products Div. of Chemway Corp. 1952-1964, Vice Pres. & Director of Sales with Associated Products 1964-1970, Pres. and Director with ADMAR, Inc. 1970-1971, Chairman and Pres. of Chark Corp. 1972-1976, Pres. and Director of W.T. Rawleigh Co., Inc. and later owner of a number of fast-food restaurants. Chuck married the former Milly Hertz in Rockford on May 28, 1978. He was a member, Past Pres., and Board Member of Temple Beth-El, and a Board Member of Rockford Jewish Federation. Chuck was a devoted member of YMCA and was an avid reader. He and Milly also enjoyed traveling and the theater. He is survived by his devoted wife, Milly, daughters Lauren (James) Savage of Mountain Lakes, NJ, and Allison (James) Collins of Ellisville, MO, a son, Kenneth Kaplan of Andover, NJ, grandchildren, Amanda, Justin, and Olivia Savage, Samantha and Jacob Collins, and Ashley Kaplan. He was predeceased by his parents, a daughter, Karen Kaplan, and sister, Carole Chandler.
Funeral service 1:00 p.m., Sunday, May 8, 2011 in Temple Beth-El, 1203 Comanche Dr., Rockford, with Rabbi Binah Wing officiating. Burial will be in Rockford Hebrew Cemetery. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Online condolences can be made at www.sundbergfh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name to Temple Beth-El or American Cancer Society or VNA Hospice.

Charles "Bud" Skare - 84

2/11/1927 - 5/5/2011
Rockford, Illinois


Charles “Bud” Skare, 84 died at 9:15 pm, Thurs., May 5, 2011 in his home. Born Feb. 2, 1927 in Rockford son of Charles and Marie (Sahn) Skare. Married to Blenda Hoge in Rockford in 1948. She predeceased him Dec 31, 1998. Employed as a Firefighter by the city of Rockford for 28 years, retiring as a Lieutenant. He was also a bricklayer for 33 years. Bud was a US Army veteran of WWII serving in Europe. Member of YMCA Men’s Club and a volunteer at Midway Village. Survivors are daughter, Diane (Gary) MacGregor, son, Tom Skare, grandchildren, Ryan and Rory MacGregor and sister, Jean Winquist. And nephews and nieces. Predeceased by sister, Lavern Cleveland. The family would like to thank Bickford House and Heartland Hospice for their care and support.
Service at 11:00 am, Tues., May 10, 2011 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL with Chaplain Pam Lojewski of Heartland Hospice officiating. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park. Visitation at funeral home from 10:00 am until time of service. Memorials to Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences may be made at www.sundbergfh.com.

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