Ione M. Kunz - 915/4/1917 - 4/15/2009
Rocton, IL Ione M Kunz, 91, died peacefully at 10:30 a.m., Wed., April 15, 2009 with her family. Born May 4, 1917 in Rockford, the daughter of Franklin and Mabel (Johnson) Fischer. Married to David J. Kunz in Rockford on Aug. 25, 1940. He predeceased her Oct. 20, 2001. Ione attend Faith Lutheran Church. Special thank you to the angels of OSF Hospice. Survivors include 2 sons, David (Cindy) Kunz of St. Paul, MN, Duane (Young-Sil) Kunz of Rockford, a daughter Kathleen Kunz of Rockton, (8) grandchildren and (4) great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a daughter Janice Kunz. Services at 1 pm, Mon, April 20, 2009 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd. with the Rev. Jay Quinn and Chaplain Ed Greenfield officiating. Private interment in Willwood Burial Park. Online condolences may be made at sundbergfh.com. A memorial will be established at a later date.
Betty Jo Oglesby - 8111/4/1927 - 4/15/2009
Rockford, IL "Betty J. Oglesby, 81, died at 12:15 a.m., Wed., April 15, 2009 in Alden Alma Nelson. Born Nov. 4, 1927 in Poteau, OK, the daughter of James and Nell (Bright) Parker. She married Bennie W. Oglesby, Sr. in Van Buren, AR on Nov. 3, 1950. He predeceased her Nov. 14, 1982. Betty was a member of Family Worship Center and she enjoyed knitting and baking. Survivors: a daughter, Glenda (James) Keeton, 3 sons, Billy Oglesby, Bennie (Carol) Oglesby, Jr., and Jesse Oglesby, all of Rockford, 8 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, 3 sisters, 1 brother, numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents and a brother. Service 10:00 a.m., Sat., April 18, 2009 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, with Rev. Wendell Maynard officiating. Visitation from 5 – 7 p.m., Friday at the funeral home. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Online condolences at sundbergfh.com."
John Alfred Harnish - 4111/22/1967 - 4/11/2009
Loves Park, IL John A. Harnish, 41, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2009. Born on November 22, 1967 in Freeport, IL, son of Emma Johnson and Wayne Harnish. Survivors include: a son, Skyler Harnish, step children Amber and Ryan Pepper, his mother Emma Johnson of South Beloit, his father Wayne Harnish of Machesney Park. a brother David Harnish, of Loves Park and his best friend Renee. Predeceased by grandmother Delores Beyer and uncle LeRoy Beyer. Services will be scheduled at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Emma J. Johnson, 21205 County Line Rd. South Beloit, IL 61080. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford.
Ronald W. Ryberg - 8311/19/1925 - 4/6/2009
Phoenix, AZ "Ronald W. Ryberg, 83, born Nov. 19, 1925 in Loves Park, IL, passed away on April 6, 2009 in Phoenix, AZ after a short illness. Survivors include his wife, Berit of Rockford, IL, a daughter, Jane (Timothy) Carr of Sun City, AZ, a son, Frank (Sue) Ryberg of Wichita, KS, sisters, Loretta Larson of Rockford and Lucille Carlson of Loves Park, 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and 2 sisters. Ronald was a member of Tebala Shrine and Blue Masonic Lodge in Illinois. He was a member of the Mobile Nobles in Mesa, AZ. During WW II, served as a Radio Technician for the US Navy in the South Pacific Theater. Ronald retired from Header Die and Tool in 1990, and was a member of Tabor Lutheran Church. Friends may come to share memories from 10 – 10:30 a.m., Monday, June 15, 2009 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford. A memorial service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Interment of cremains to follow in Cedar Bluff Cemetery. Memorials to Shriner’s Hospital, 2211 North Oak Park Ave., Chicago, IL 60635. Online condolences can be made at sundbergfh.com."
Michael T. Seaworth - 587/1/1950 - 3/27/2009
Machesney Park, IL Michael T. Seaworth, 58, died at 11:42 pm, Friday, March 27, 2009 in Rockford Memorial Hospital ER. Born July 1, 1950 in Rockford, the son of Paul and Joyce (Sawtelle) Seaworth. Attended Rockford Schools. Married to the former Sally Cash in St. James Church in Rockford, Aug. 28, 1976. Employed as assembly mechanic by Ingersoll for 24 years. Member of St. Bridgets Church, the Verdi Club, and a former member of LLL. He enjoyed fishing, playing softball, and bird watching. Mike coached youth football and baseball. He was an avid NY Yankee, Green Bay Packer & Notre Dame fan. Survivors include: wife, Sally and son, Tom of Machesney Park, his father, Paul Seaworth, a sister, Diane Kesterton, both of Rockford, an uncle, Bill Seaworth, Pardeeville, WI, mother-in-law, Angie Cash, and 4 brothers-in-law: Don Jr., David (Karin), Dennis (Bonnie), Duane (Teresa) Cash, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special friends. Predeceased by his mother, Joyce Seaworth and father-in-law, Donald Cash, Sr. Visitation from 5 - 7 p.m., Wed., April 1, at Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, with a sharing of remembrances beginning at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m., Thurs., April 2, 2009 in St. Bridget Catholic Church, 600 Clifford Ave., Loves Park, with a visitation beginning 1 hour prior. Fr. Brian Olsen and Fr. William Wentink will be concelebrating. Interment will be in Big Mound Cemetery. Memorials to the family. Online condolences may be made at sundbergfh.com.
Joan C. Finner - 888/7/1920 - 3/17/2009
Rockford, IL Joan C. Finner, 88, died at 4:40 pm, Tuesday, March 17, 2009 in Alpine Fireside. Born August 7, 1920 in Rochester, MN, the daughter of Ralph and Blanche (Summers) Conger. Graduated from Rockford High School and Rockford Business College. Married Harvey Joseph Finner in Washington D.C. on April 11, 1945. He predeceased her in 1974. She worked for the U. S. Government while in Washington, D.C., and in the surgery department of Swedish American Hospital in Rockford. She retired in 1985. Survived by a son: Kevin M. (Mary) Finner of Rockford, a daughter: Shelley (Bradley) Meyer of Roscoe, 5 grandchildren: Troy Finner, Tami Finner, Tina (Karl) Capion, Jamie (Jeff) Mershon, and Melanie (Brad) Meyer-Eckelbarger, 4 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Predeceased by 2 sisters and 2 brothers. Graveside service 2:00 PM, Friday, March 20, 2009 in Willwood Burial Park. No visitation. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford. Memorials to St. Judes Children
Raymond R Wilinski - 892/29/1920 - 3/16/2009
Rockford, IL Raymond R. Wilinski, 89, died 1:47 pm, Mon., March 16, 2009 in Rockford Memorial Hospital ER. Born Feb. 29, 1920, in Rockford, IL son of Walter and Stella (Bazezinki) Wilinski. Married to Pauline L. Kappenman in Rockford on May 18, 1950. She predeceased him on Oct. 19, 1985. Veteran of WWII serving in the US Army. Survivors include a son: Jay W. Wilinski, of Rockford, a brother: Bruno (Marion) Wilinski of Mankato, MN: a sister: Stella Wilinski of Rock Falls, IL, a sister-in-law: Virgie Veanable of Janesville, WI, many nieces, nephews and friends. Predeceased by a brother, George and sisters Lottie Antzack and Sally Opsahl. Services at 10 am, Friday, Mar 20, 2009 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford with the Rev. Keith Kelsey-Powell officiating. Burial in Lightsville Cemetery, Leaf River, IL. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 am until service time on Friday.
Anna Strapko - 5110/16/1957 - 3/10/2009
"Anna B. Strapko Williams, 51, died at 9:20 a.m., Tues., March 10, 2009 in SwedishAmerican Hospital. Born Oct. 16, 1957 in Terrace Bay, Ontario, the daughter of Peter and Nina Strapko. Graduated from Jefferson High School and was a member of Christ the Savior Orthodox Church. survived by her daughters, Jessica and Sophia Williams, her mother, Nina Strapko, a sister, Helen Bertolino, 2 nephews, Anthony and Joey Bertolino, all of Rockford area, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins, including Michael (Marie) Strapko of Rockford. Predeceased by her father, Peter Strapko, her grandparents, Lukasz and Anna Malewicz and Stefan and Anna Strapko. Special thank you to all of Anna's friends that had helped her through the years, especially her good friends, Jim and Steve. We would also like to thank all the doctors, nurses, and staff in the critical care unit at SwedishAmerican Hospital for all the care and attention you gave to Anna and also to our family.Visitation 5 – 7 p.m., Friday, Mar. 13, 2009 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, with a Blessing Service at 6:30 p.m. Funeral Service 10:00 a.m., Sat., Mar. 14, 2009 in Christ the Savior Orthodox Church, 1802 Pershing Ave. with Fr. Basil Aden officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery."
Richard Anderson - 819/16/1927 - 3/8/2009
Rockford, IL Richard "Dick" Anderson, 81, died at 12:50 p.m., Sunday, Mar. 8, 2009 in William S. Middleton Mem. Veterans Hospital in Madison, WI. Born Sept. 16, 1927 in Rockford, the son of Oscar and Edna (Bjork) Anderson. He attended Rockford public schools. He was a WWII veteran serving in the US Army, stationed in the Phillipines. Married Mary A. Foht in Rockford on May 21, 1949. Employed by Chambers and Owen for over 30 years, retiring in 1992. Active member of St. James Catholic Church and as a RSVP volunteer. Survivers: his wife, Mary, of Rockford, a son, Andrew (Anita) Anderson of Rockford, 2 daughters, Pamela (Fred) Stephenson, of Emporia, KS, and Delmarie Anderson, of Loves Park, 4 grandchildren, Stephanie, Andrea, Erin, and Michael, 5 great-grandchildren, a brother, Robert (Tess) Anderson, and a sister, Kathryn Milner, both of Rockford. Predeceased by 11 siblings. Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m., Fri., Mar. 13, 2009 in St. James Catholic Church. Entombment in Calvary Cemetery Mausoleum. Visitation from 6 - 8 p.m., Thursday at Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 North Sixth St., Rockford. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. James Church.
Barbara Brecklin - 552/3/1954 - 3/5/2009
Rockford, IL Barbara "Barbie" Brecklin, 55, died 7:38 am., Thursday, Mar. 5, 2009 in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. Born Feb. 3, 1954 in Rockford. Member of Bethany United Methodist Church and was employed by Growth Enterprises. She enjoyed bingo at Northwest Community Center and Ellida Lodge. She loved her adult education at Roosevelt. Survivors include mother, Joyce, brother, Rick, friends, cousins and an aunt. Graveside services at 10:00 am, Mon., March 9, 2009 in Scandinavian Cemetery. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth Street, Rockford, IL. Memorials to Growth Enterprises.
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