Michael J. Spickler - 537/31/1957 - 11/9/2010
Michael J. Spickler, 53, died in his home on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010. Born July 31, 1957, the son of Bruce and Carole (Wurtz) Spickler. Married Linda Rakuc in Rockford on June 25, 1983. He worked at Wickes Lumber, Stock Lumber, United Building Center, and most recently as a Contractor Sales rep. for Kitzmans Lumber. He was a member of Christ the Savior Orthodox Church. Mike graduated from East High School in 1975 and was a proud member of the E-Rabs 1974 State Championship Football Team as an outside linebacker and defensive end. He was an active member of the East High Booster Club and backer of East High athletics, particularly football, baseball, volleyball, and dance team in support of his children and their friends. Mike was an avid Bear fan and also enjoyed fishing and boating at Castle Rock Lake, WI. Survivors: his wife, Linda, their children, Stephanie and Alec, his parents, Bruce and Carole, his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Walter and Lidia Rakuc, sisters, Barbara Kosinski and Karen Spickler, his brothers-in-law, Jim (Corinne) Rakuc and their children, James and Ashley, Tom (Lynn) Rakuc, and their children, Ciara and Chelsea, other relatives including, Ron (Vera) Fox, Jeff Fox, and Kristin (Tony) Hammes and their son, Jonah and many good friends. Predeceased by his grandparents, John and Elizabeth Wurtz.
Visitation from 4 – 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, with a Memorial Service at the conclusion. Memorials to his wife, Linda, for distribution to East High School Athletics. Online condolences may be made at sundbergfh.com
Richard L. Bonne - 909/23/1920 - 11/4/2010
Monroe Center, Illinois
Richard L. “Dick” Bonne, 90, died at 7:22 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010 in Provena St. Anne Center. Born Sept. 23, 1920 in Rockford, the son of John and Anna (Schoknicht) Bonne. While attending North Central College, he enlisted in the US Army Air Corps during WW II. Dick was a pitcher in the Chicago White Sox farm league in 1941, 1945, and 1946. He farmed in the Monroe Center area for 40 years. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy, sons, Bruce (Debra) Bonne of Stillman Valley, and Burdette (Mary) Bonne of Monroe Center, a step-son, Ned (Leah) Junor, a step-daughter, Cathleen Junor, 2 grandchildren, Brooke (James) Adams and Brent Bonne, 4 step-grandchildren, Scott and Peter Junor, Jessica (Mark) Mariani, and Justin Hering. He was predeceased by brothers, John and George Bonne, and sisters, Genevieve Hoffman and Evelyn Bonne.
Private Graveside service Monday, Nov. 8, 2010 in Monroe Center Cemetery with Rev. Sandi Olson Decker officiating. No visitation. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Online condolences at sundbergfh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Activity Center at Provena St. Anne Center or No. IL Hospice Assoc.
Ida E. Sklar - 901/27/1920 - 10/20/2010
Ida Sklar, 90, passed away peacefully at 4:15 am, Wed. Oct. 20, 2010 in her home. Born Jan. 27, 1920 in Milwaukee, WI daughter of Jacob and Ceilia (Israel) Pollack. Ida lived 61 years in Rockford, coming here from Milwaukee, WI. Married to Morris Sklar on June 19, 1949 in Milwaukee, WI. He predeceased her Sept. 10, 1992. She and her husband, Morris, owned and operated Parkside Men’s Wear for 30 plus years. Member of Ohave Sholom Synagogue and lifetime member of Hadasah, Past-Pres. and member of Ohave Sholom Sisterhood. She loved her family and spending time with relatives. Ida attended University of Wisconsin/Milwaukee. Survivors include 2 sons: Jay Sklar of Rockford, David (Vicki) Sklar of Loves Park, 3 grandchildren: Courtney Sklar, Meagan Sklar and Phillip Sklar. Predeceased by brother, Max Pollack, a sister, Edith Yanow. Special thanks to Courtney Sklar for her dedication and loving care of her grandmother. The family would also like to thank Northern. IL Hospice for their support and care.
Services at 11:00 am, Friday, Oct. 22, 2010 in Ohave Sholom Synagogue, 3750 Guilford Rd. with the Rabbi Binah Wing officiating. Burial in Rockford Hebrew Cemetery. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107. In lieu of flowers a memorial will be established by the family.
James C. Leek - 7512/26/1934 - 10/17/2010
ROCKFORD – James C. Leek, 75, passed away at home at 6:00 p.m., on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010. Born Dec. 26, 1934 in Metropolis, IL, the son of Chester E. Leek and Mildred Grey. Veteran of US Navy and IL National Guard. Married Ruby May Mathis in Corinth, MS on Oct. 13, 1956. She predeceased him June 21, 1992. He was employed by Greenlee-Textron for 43 years. Nothing gave Dad more joy and happiness than spending time with his family. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Survivors: 2 sons, Bruce (Lydia) Leek and Scott (Sandy) Leek, a daughter, Ruth Ann (Alfredo) Arriaga, all of Rockford, 10 grandchildren, Heather, Crystal, Daniel, Robert, A.J., Chris, Brian, Shannon, Dani, and Angel, and 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his father, mother, a brother, Vincent Leek, and his half-brothers and sisters. The family would like thank Heartland Hospice for extraordinary care they gave Dad. Special thank you to Teresa and Becca.
Services 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 22, 2010 in Barkett Funeral Home, Ltd., 102 S. Third St., Mound City, IL. Visitation at Barkett Funeral home on Thurday, Oct. 21 from 6 - 8 p.m., and from 8 a.m. until service time on Friday. Local arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford. Online condolences at sundbergfh.com.
Donald E. Blades - 808/30/1930 - 10/15/2010
Donald E. Blades, 80, passed away at 10:25 p.m., Friday, Oct. 15, 2010 in Homebridge Nursing Center after a short illness. Born Aug. 30, 1930 in Rockford, the son of Eldon and Viola (Quincy) Blades. Formerly employed by National Lock Co. and later at Hilander Foods. He was an avid bowler, and a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #392, Belvidere Moose Club, and Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Survivors include his daughter, Robin Blades of Dallas, TX, a niece Cindy Roy of Rockford, 3 nephews, Gael Shafer of Rockford, Dannie Roy of Madison, WI, and Steven Roy of Milwaukee, WI, numerous cousins, and great-nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, a brother Vyrle Blades, and a sister, Delores Roy.
Memorial Service 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 in Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4620 20th St., Rockford, with Pastor Ralph G. Kuespert officiating. A fellowship will follow. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church.
Eudora A. Clarke - 8811/23/1921 - 10/10/2010
Eudora A. Clarke, 88, went to her heavenly home at 2:48 pm, Sun, Oct., 10, 2010 in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. Born Nov. 23, 1921 in Sublette, IL, the daughter of Allynn and Lillian Ruth (Smith) Parker, Sr. She came to Rockford after WWII. Married Albert F. Clarke in Dubuque, Iowa on June 10, 1940. He predeceased her Oct. 27, 1978. She worked in manufacturing for many years retired from Dollar General in 1997. She was a member of Luther Singers at The Luther Center and was involved with the Share Program in Rockford. Eudora loved her family and supported them in their activities. She enjoyed crafts, scrapbooking, and making homemade cards to give to everyone. Survivors include (6) daughters, Carol (Tom) Greer of Rockford, Barbara (Larry) Marek of Indiana, Sandra (Bill) White of Rockford, Susan (Jim) Strawbridge of Rockford, Vickie (Ray) Gonzales of Rockford, Robin Sue Clarke of Sterling, IL; (2) sons, Steven (Gerry) Clarke of Rockford and Rick (Jody) Clarke of Rockford, a brother, Al Parker, of Dixon, IL, and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren and many friends at Luther Center. Predeceased by her parents, a son, Dickie, grandsons, Steven and Timmy and son-in-law, Stan O’Rear.
Services at 1:30 pm, Thurs., Oct. 14, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107. Entombment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from noon to 1:30 pm, Thursday.
Helen L. Janusevic Beers - 975/15/1913 - 10/8/2010
Helen L. Janusevic Beers, 97, died at 11:55 a.m., Friday, Oct. 8, 2010 in River Bluff Nursing Home. Born May 5, 1913 in Stillman Valley, the daughter of Robert and Fannie (Knight) Thomas. She was previously married to Harold Williamson and married Jacob Janusevic in 1934. He predeceased her in 1970. She married Harold Beers in 1977, and he died in 1987. She worked at Ekeberg Dry Goods, Johnson-Olson Floor Coverings, and Pranges Dept. Store. Helen was a member of several bowling teams and a longtime member of Women of the Moose. Survivors include her son, Thomas (Judith) Janusevic of Rockford, 5 grandchildren, Bruce (Kathy) Janusevic, Mary (Jay) Sine both of Rockford, Rhonda Meinert, Roberta Williamson, and Susan Edge, 3 great-grandchildren Jeffery Janusevic, Emily Janusevic and Zachary Haugdahl. Predeceased by a son Robert Williamson, a great-grandson Jacob Janusevic, a brother Edwin Thomas, and sisters, Mildred Madsen and Dorothy Gustafson.
Graveside Service 11:00 a.m., Wed., Oct. 13, 2010 in Stillman Valley Cemetery. Visitation from 5 – 7 p.m., Tues., Oct. 12, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford. Memorials to the family.
Nancy A. Doyle - 736/25/1937 - 10/4/2010
Nancy A. Doyle, 73, died at 12:50 a.m., Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 in Rockford Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born June 25, 1937 in Rockford, the daughter of John and Blanche (Pernot) Schraiber. Married Michael T. Doyle, Sr., in Rockford on June 25, 1955. He predeceased her April 6, 2000. Formerly employed by Crusader Clinic as a switchboard operator. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Nancy enjoyed fishing and was an avid reader. Survivors: a daughter, Janet Finkboner (Tim Carr) of Chicago, 3 sons, Michael (Yukie) Doyle, Jr., of Rockford, Tim (Donna) Doyle of North Carolina, and Danny (Candie) Doyle of Rockford, 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters Bonnie, Carol, and Gloria. Predeceased by a son, Mark, her parents, a brother John, and a great-grandchild, Devonne Jordan.
Service 11:00 a.m., Thurs., October 7, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth Sixth Street, Rockford. Visitation from 10:00 a.m., until service time on Thursday. Burial in Calvary Cemetery, Rockford.
Marilyn Rath Dempster - 786/13/1932 - 9/25/2010
Marilyn Rath Dempster, 78, died Saturday afternoon, Sept. 25, 2010 in her home after an extended illness. Born June 13, 1932 in Waterloo, IA. She was the daughter of Howard and Mary (Brown) Rath. Received a BA at University of Iowa and was a former legal secretary. Marilyn was an avid reader, homemaker, and great friend. She was a loving mother and enjoyed her dogs. Survivors include: 2 sons, William Dempster of Roscoe and Tom Dempster of Rockford, 2 nieces, 2 nephews, several cousins, and her former husband, John Dempster. Predeceased by her parents, and a sister, Betty Jane Reichert.
Graveside service 11:00 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 in Waterloo Memorial Park, Waterloo, Iowa. No visitation. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107. Online condolences at sundbergfh.com. Memorials to American Cancer Society.
Mildred V. Smith - 996/11/1911 - 9/19/2010
ROCKFORD – Mildred V. Smith, 99, died at 4:55 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010 in Rosewood Care Center. Born June 11, 1911 in Red Wing, MN, the daughter of Victor and Hulda (Bylander) Malmberg. She married Hiram J. Smith in Rockford on Aug. 6, 1932. He predeceased her Oct. 18, 1971. Mildred worked in the cafeteria at West High School for 21 years. She was an active member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, serving on the Altar Circle, Rod and Staff Circle, and the Caring and Sharing Circle. She was also a former Sunday School Teacher. Survivors include 4 grandchildren: Cheryl (Keith) Romine of Rockford, Steve (Sonia) Smith of Belvidere, Kevin Smith of Belvidere, and Brian (Becky) Smith of Roscoe; 8 great-grandchildren: Grant, Jared & Ashton Romine, Brittani & Jordan Smith and Natalia Rodriguez, Olivia & Kaitlyn Smith, and Addison Smith; a sister, Arlene Perkins of Rockford, a daughter-in-law, Nancy Smith of Belvidere, and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her son, Robert (Bob), a sister, and 2 brothers.
Service 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010 in Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1829 N. Rockton Ave., with Rev. Kathryn Whitney officiating. Visitation at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Burial in Willwood Burial Park. Memorials to the church. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford. Online condolences at sundbergfh.com.
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