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.
Morton N. Linsky - 771/9/1932 - 3/2/2009
Morton N. Linsky, 77, formerly of Rockford, died at 7:40 a.m., Mon., Mar. 2, 2009 in Homebridge Center after a short illness. Born Jan. 9, 1932 in Chicago, the son of Morris and Frances Linsky. He married Sharon Pekarsky in Chicago on July 11, 1965. She predeceased him on Dec. 30, 2005. Veteran of Korean War serving in the US Air Force, employed in family business; Fields Smartwear, avid bridge player and enjoyed exercising. Survivors include: son, James Linsky, Zion, IL, daughter, Michelle Linsky, Rockford, sister Ilean Rabens, Long Beach, CA, 2 nephews and 4 nieces. Predeceased by his brother, Clarence. Graveside service Thurs., Mar. 5, 2009, at 11 a.m. in Rosemont Park Cemetery, 6758 W. Addison St., Chicago, IL . Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd. 215 N. Sixth Street, Rockford, IL
Ted Szulaka - 819/24/1927 - 2/27/2009
Ted Szulaka, 81, died in the loving home of his daughter, Rose, after a long illness on February 27, 2009. Born Sept. 24, 1927 in Kniarze, Ukraine, the son of Jakiw “Jack” and Anastasia (Siryj) Szulaka. They preceded him in death. Married Nada “Nadia” Rodak in Chicago on May 4, 1952. She predeceased him Oct. 5, 1996. He moved to Rockford in 1954 and lived there until 2000. He was employed by Greenlee Textron until retiring. Ted was a proud member of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church. Survivors: his daughter, Rose Szulaka of Woodridge, IL, a sister, Anna (Alex) Nimczenko of Medinah, IL, Godsons, Jack and Craig Clark of Rockford, sister-in-law, Susan O. Clark of Rockford, brother-in-law, Mike (Ann) Rodak of Rockford, and many nieces and nephews. Service 10:00 a.m., Wed., March 4, 2009 in Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church, with Fr. Basil Aden and Fr. Bohdan Kalyniuk officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation at Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL from 6 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, with a Blessing Service at 7:00 p.m. Online condolences may be made at sundbergfh.com.
Lawrence D. Coffey - 8012/23/1928 - 2/26/2009
Rockford, IL Lawrence D. Coffey, 80, died peacefully, Thurs., Feb. 26, 2009 in his home. Born Dec. 23, 1928, in Watseka, IL, the son of Lawrence and Jewel (Sprinkle) Coffey. Married Marilyn Stabenow in 1960 in Rockford. Larry and his Mom traveled with his Dad on AT & T road gangs. They lived in Loves Park for a while. Later, his Dad was transferred to the AT & T relay station in Wyanet, IL., and the family moved there. Larry graduated from Wyanet grade school and then graduated high school in 1948. The family operated a restaurant in Wyanet for a number of years. He came to Rockford in 1955 and was employed at Sundstrand for over 30 years before his retirement. He was a member of St. James Church, Moose Club, and UAW #592. Larry enjoyed growing up in a small town, and the reunions at school. His interests included: big band music, radio, movies, playing cards, art, drawing, and computer. Larry enjoyed all sports, especially the Cubs, Bears, and Bulls. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, a son, Kevin, his grandchildren, Angela and Benjamin, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Robert Caron of Rochelle, Joan and James Stabenow of Sarasota, FL, Dorothy and Terry Canode of Rockford, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by parents, and his mother and father-in-law, Agnes and Kearney Stabenow. Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m., Tues., Mar. 3, 2009 in St. James Catholic Church, with Fr. Dean Russell, celebrant. Visitation at the church from 9:00 a.m., until time of service on Tuesday. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Memorials to the family.
Loretta (Ott) Schumann - 891/12/1920 - 2/15/2009
Machesney Park, IL " Loretta L. (Ott) Schumann, 89, of Loves Park, passed away Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009 at 11:47 a.m., at her daughter’s home, surrounded by family as the Good Lord took her to be with him. She couldn’t stay another day…to laugh, to love, to work or play. Born Jan. 12, 1920, in Columbus, WI, the daughter of Frank and Anna (Kienast) Wegener. She lived many years in Loves Park relocating from Wisconsin. Married Gotthold C. Schumann who was her “best ever” fishing partner. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and spent many amazing years as a devoted, loving mother of her 11 children, grandmother to 39 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and always remembered everyone on their special occasions! She enjoyed years of volunteering at Walter Lawson Children’s Home, playing cards, Scrabble, crocheting, and gardening. Many thanks to Dr. J. Sturm and staff, Dr. Jon Monkmeyer and Sharon, along with Frankie from Community Health Care, Penny with Comfort Keepers, and VNA/Hospice for their loving and caring support. Survivors include 5 daughters: Carol (Joseph) Hagen, Donna Ploum, Sandi Kokas, Lorrie (Jerry) Berg, and Pam (Norm) Sanders, 6 sons; Larry (Pat) Ott, Donald (Denise) Ott, Kenneth (Marylou) Ott, Butch Schumann, Alonzo Schumann, and 2 stepchildren; Kathy (Brian) Lytle, and Richard (Jane) Schumann. She was predeceased by her husband Gotthold, a son David Ott, 4 sisters, 4 brothers, and a stepson, Victor Schumann. Visitation from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wed., Feb. 18, 2009 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford. Service 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009 in Grace Lutheran Church, 343 Grand Ave., Loves Park, with Pastor Brent Dahlseng officiating. Visitation at the church 1 hour prior to service time. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. A memorial will be established at a later date. Online condolences may be made at sundbergfh.com."
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