Dale E. Burpo - 60

2/4/1949 - 10/18/2009
Rockford, IL Dale E. Burpo, 60, died at 4:34 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19, 2009 in Swedish American Hospital. Born Feb. 5, 1949 in Bellville, IL. He was the son of Elmer and Nettie (Appleby) Burpo, and a lifelong Rockford resident. He was married to the former Lois Sample for 18 years. He retired from Mechanics Universal after many years of service. Dale enjoyed fishing and panning for gold. Survivors include his daughter: Demetra (David) Taylor, 2 grandchildren, Casson and Maylin, his life companion, Carrie Warren, all of Rockford, 2 sisters, Arnolee (John) Kirby of Poplar Bluff, MO, and Carolyn (Gerald) Young of Fairdealing, MO, 2 brothers, William (Rita) Burpo of Holcomb, WI, and Elmer Burpo of Rockford, numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, a sister, Irma Early, and a niece, Angela Early. Service 6:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Visitation at the funeral home from 4:00 p.m. until service time on Friday. Online condolences may be made at sundbergfh.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family.

Irene "Ann" Rinaldi - 91

2/2/1918 - 10/2/2009
Rockford, IL "Irene “Ann” Rinaldi, found peace with the Lord and eternal rest on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at age 91. Born Feb. 3, 1918 in Mark, IL to Alfonso and Eliza Piacentini. “Ann” grew up in Mark, IL. She married Joseph Rinaldi in 1943, and celebrated over 50 years of marriage in Rockford, IL. She rose to Chief Cook, Baker, and Kitchen Manager at St. Anthony Hospital, where she worked for 42 years, retiring in 1978. A respected and beloved employee, she is remembered for her hard work and ever cheerful spirit. Her family will always remember her for her lively spirit, her vivacious laugh, her delightful singing voice, her love of the Chicago Cubs, her love for animals, especially her dogs, and her incredible generosity. Ann gave with a whole heart to all her family. She was a member of St. James Church. She is survived by her sister Enis (John) Barnato of Mark, IL; her niece, Christine (Jeffrey) Swanberg of Rockford; as well as her sister-in-law, Katherine Rinaldi of Rockford; nephew, Donald (Sue) Martinetti of Rockford; niece, Rita (Gordon) Armstrong of Peru, IL. She is survived by numerous great nieces and nephews: Nicole, Leah, and Dean Martinetti of Rockford as well as their children. She is predeceased by her husband, Joseph Rinaldi, her parents, her brothers, Irvin “Evar” Piacentini and Lodovico “Dubby” Piacentini; her sister, Dena (Leo) Puccetti; and infant sisters; her brother-in-law, Geno Rinaldi; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Marcella and Dominick Martinetti; and a nephew, Mark Rinaldi. Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2009 in St. James Catholic Church, 428 N. Second St., Rockford. Visitation at the church from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Granville, IL at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107. Online condolences may be made at sundbergfh.com."

William "Bill" Kendall - 84

10/19/1924 - 9/22/2009
Rockford, IL "William J. “Bill” Kendall, 84, died at 6:45 p.m., Sept. 23, 2009 in Amberwood Care Centre. Veteran of US Army serving in WW II. Married to Helen M. Hill for 43 years. Formerly employed by Simplex Forms and retired from Schmeling Building Supply. Survived by sons, Larry D. Smith of Rockford and Terry D. (Reva) Smith of Colorado, grandchildren: John Smith, Mary (Dean) Stoner and their children, Nicole, Holly, Heather, and Deana, Patty (Chuck) Misuraca and their children, Chuck, Anthony, and Jenna, Tamara Jackson and her children, Robert and Katlyn, Larry (Donna) Smith and their children Matthew, Jacob, and Ryan, Deb (Ron) Gates and their children, Jordan, Tyler, and Hunter, and William Smith, and a great-great-grandson, Skyler. Predeceased by his wife, parents, and a great-grandson, Steven. Service 11:00 a.m., Mon., Sept. 28, 2009 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, with a visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Online condolences may be made at sundbergfh.com."

Lester Vance - 65

9/2/1944 - 9/16/2009
Rockford, IL "Lester “Lek” Vance, 65, died at 2:07 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009 in his home after a courageous battle with cancer. Born Sept. 3, 1944, in Rockford, the son of Sim and Roberta (Butler) Vance. He was a graduate of Guilford High School. Married Dixie Kelso in Rockford on May 10, 1967. He was a decorated veteran of the US Army and served in Viet Nam. He served his apprenticeship with Sheet Metal Workers Local #219 and worked for the union for 32 years. Lek was a longtime member of American Legion Post #1207, Viet Nam Veterans of America, and was active with Viet Nam support groups. He enjoyed antiques and restorations. He loved wildlife, nature, and especially his dog, “Baby.” Survivors include his wife, Dixie, a daughter, Angela Vance, a son, Mark Vance (and Susan Rogers), all of Rockford, 2 brothers, Wade (Sandy) Vance of Rockford, and Roscoe (Gloria) Vance of Minnesota. Predeceased by his parents, a brother, Vernon Vance and a sister, Betty Falzone. Service 1:30 p.m., Mon., Sept. 21, 2009 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL with Mike Todryk officiating. Burial in New Milford Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home from noon until service time on Monday. The family wishes to thank the infusion nurses at the Madison V.A., as well as everyone at Transitions Hospice, and Bonnie Edwards for the beautiful tribute nature quilt and his neighbors, Lisa Gilespie and Bill Moore for all their care. Online condolences may be made at sundbergfh.com."

Thomas E. Stolte - 70

10/31/1938 - 9/14/2009
Rockford, IL "Thomas E. Stolte, 70, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, in his home from a sudden illness. Born Nov. 1, 1938. He was a veteran of the US Army serving in the Vietnam War. Tom loved the outdoors, building things, enjoying a late night fire, listening to the Cubs games, and spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren. Tom was a great person and touched so many of our hearts. He will be greatly missed. Survivors: his partner, Susan Klikno, step-son, Shawn (Jennifer) Nelson, grandkids, Megan Lewis, Nicole Nelson, and Alex Nelson, all of Rockford, a brother, Dan(Terry) Allen of Chicago, a sister, Jenny Allen of Beaver Dam, WI, and many great friends. Open house gathering of family and friends at the family home on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2009 from 2 – 4:00 p.m. Memorials can be directed to the family home. Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd. assisted the family."

Benjamin "Bud" Schaider - 83

11/30/1925 - 9/7/2009
Rockford, IL "Benjamin “Bud” Schaider, 83 ROCKFORD - Benjamin “Bud” Schaider, 83, died at 9:35 a.m., Tues., Sept. 8, 2009, in his home after a lengthy illness. Born Dec. 1, 1925, the son of David and Leah (Dubov) Schaider. He was a WW II veteran of the US Navy. Married Geraldine “Gerry” Keeshin in Chicago, on Sept. 18, 1949. He was a real estate developer for 50 years. Member and Past President of Temple Beth El, Past Pres. of Jewish Community Center, and Past Pres. of Rockford Homebuilders Assoc. Survivors include his wife, Gerry of Rockford, 3 children, Alan Schaider of Rockford, Susan (Jay) Kamin of Rockford, and Joel (MariAnn) Schaider of Deerfield, IL. 5 grandchildren, Ilena Rose Kamin, Laura Kamin, Scott Schaider, Jason Schaider, Elizabeth Schaider, a sister, Arlene Golub, a brother, Leonard Schaider, and many nieces and nephews. Service 10:00 a.m., Thurs., Sept. 10, 2009 in Temple Beth El, 1203 Comanche Dr. with Rabbi Binah Wing officiating. Burial in Rockford Hebrew Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Temple Beth El or N. Illinois Hospice. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107. Online condolences at sundbergfh.com"

George J. Peplos - 85

6/7/1924 - 9/2/2009
Aurora, IL "George J. Peplos, 85, formerly of Rockford, passed away at 8:45 a.m, Thurs, Sept., 3, 2009 in Rush-Copley Medical Center, Aurora. Born June 8, 1924 in Rockford, son of the late Peter and Olga (Sarantopoulos) Peplos. Married to the former Kristine Katsufru in Rockford on June 8, 1952. She predeceased him Feb. 11, 1980. Former owner of the Pine-Tap and later worked at Winnebago County Dept. of Corrections for many years. Lifelong member & former Parish Council Member at Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church. Graduated from West High School and attended Beloit College. Survivors: a daughter, Yvonne (Nick) Karafotias of Bolingbrook, IL, a grandson, Christopher, a sister, Helen (the late Spero) Furla of Glenview, IL, a sister-in-law, Zoe Peplos of Rockford, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his brother, James. Visitation from 5 – 7 pm, Monday, Sept. 7, in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford. Funeral service 11:00 am, Tues., Sept., 8, 2009 in Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 108 N. 5th St., Rockford, with a visitation at the church from 10:30 am until service time. Fr. Demetri Kounavis will be officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church."

Doris M. Gade - 84

7/15/1925 - 8/15/2009
Rockford, IL Doris M. Gade, 84, died at 1:15 a.m., Sun., August 16, 2009 in her home. Born July 16, 1925 in Schofield, WI, the daughter of Arnold and Helen Snelling. She was married to Howard Gade and he predeceased her in 1994. Survived by 2 sons, Keith (Connie) Gade of Rockford and Terence (Beverly) Gade of Arizona, 4 grandchildren, Angela (Eric) Czyzewski, Jim (Megan) Gade, Steven Gade, and Andrew Gade, a great-grandchild, Courtney Czyzewski, 2 sisters Ethil Liston and Phyllis Burd, many nieces and nephews. Memorial Service 11:00 a.m., Wed., Aug. 19, 2009 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Online condolences at sundbergfh.com. Memorials to the family.

Wilma Jean Carter - 79

5/20/1930 - 8/4/2009
Rockford, IL Wilma Jean Carter, 79, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday evening, August 5th, 2009, after an extended illness, surrounded by her loving family. Born May 21, 1930 in Pollard, AR. She was the sixth child of 10 children to Alfred and Sarah Barker. She married Raymond D. Carter on August 23rd, 1950, in Arkansas, Their union was blessed with three children, Ronnie, Glenda, and Donnie (deceased) Carter. She was a loving homemaker and devoted to her family. She was most happy by spending time with loved ones and being his "Sweetie" of 59 years. She is going to be missed dearly by all of us. Wilma is survived by her husband, Raymond D. Carter, children Ronnie D. (Judy) Carter and Glenda Carter, Grandchildren Ronnie Jr. (Tonsha) Carter, Owen Carter, Alisha Schwanke, Kristina Posey. Great grandchildren, Tabatha and Sabrina Carter, Sisters Urra, Wanda, and Eileen, and Brother Kenneth. Predeceased by parents Alfred and Sarah Barker, her Son Donnie G. Carter, a Grandson, Joseph P. Carter, a Sister Sadie, and her Brothers, Lennie, Louis, Doyle, and Louie (Buddy). Service 11:00 a.m., Mon., Aug. 10, 2009 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, with Pastor Patrick Chadwick officiating. Visitation at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until time of service on Monday. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials to Erica Keeney Aneurysm Foundation. A special thank you to Swedish American Hospital and Heartland Hospice for their caring support during her illness.

Sophia Maria Michajewicz - 72

4/30/1937 - 7/19/2009
Rockford, IL Sophia M. Michajewicz, 72, died 8:10 am, Mon., July 20, 2009, in her home surrounded by her family and friend after a courageous battle with cancer. Born May 1, 1937, in Owzychy, Ukraine daughter of John & Tekla (Buzuk) Michajewicz. She arrived in US in 1949 moved to Rockford in 1950 and graduated from East High School in 1957. Sophia began her banking career at American National Bank in 1956. She briefly worked in Los Angeles, CA and later returned to Rockford and worked for First of America Group until retirement in 1995. A long time member of St. Vladimir Vladimirovo Orthodox Church and was the former treasurer and a member of the Sisterhood. Survivors include niece Sophia (Louis) Rodriguez, (the joys of her life) grand-nieces Alexandra and Miranda Rodriguez, sister-in-law Anastazia Michajewicz, cousins, Rose, Steven, Michael Laputa, best friend for 40 years, Kathleen Lawrence, cousins in Ukraine, extended church family, and her pet cats

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