Jasper Benjamin Hunt - 0

2/3/2010 - 2/3/2010
Rockford, IL

Jasper Benjamin Hunt, passed away at 8:49 p.m., Wed., February 3, 2010 in Rockford Memorial Hospital. He was the son of Jeremy B. Hunt and Dawn N. Haenert. Suvivors include his parents, a brother, Dakota, mat. grandparents, John and Virginia Boelk, and pat. grandparents, Robert and Joyce Rutledge.
Memorial Service at 4:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 12, 2010 in Rockford First. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford. Online condolences at sundbergfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Frances “Fran” Geoghegan - 91

9/26/1918 - 2/2/2010
Rockford, IL

Frances “Fran” Geoghegan, 91, died at 12:27 a.m., Tues., February 2, 2010 in Rockford Memorial Hospital. Born Sept. 26, 1918 in Rockford, the daughter of Mark and Maria (Rossi) Martegani. Married Raymond P. Geoghegan in Rockford on Sept. 28, 1940. He predeceased her Jan. 3, 2004. Formerly employed by W. F. and John Barnes as an executive secretary for many years. She was a member of the Lombardi and Verdi Clubs. Life member of St. James Catholic Church and served on the Altar & Rosary Society. Survivors include her sister, Anne Martegani of Rockford, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, 7 sisters, and 4 brothers.
Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m., Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 in St. James Catholic Church, with Fr. Dean Russell as celebrant. Entombment in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Friday. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107. Online condolences at sundbergfh.com. In lieu of flowers, offer Masses at St. James.

Dennis L. VanHauen - 54

10/14/1955 - 2/1/2010
Rockford, IL

Dennis L. VanHauen, 54, died at 2:52 p.m, Monday, Feb. 1, 2010 after a long illness. Born Oct. 14, 1955 in Rockford, the son of Donald and Eloise VanHauen. Formerly worked at Lindquist Concrete, and was involved with the Byron Dragway. Survivors: parents, his wife, Judy VanHauen, son, Michael (Sara) VanHauen,; special son, Baby Boy VanHauen; daughter, Marcie (Chris) Bakkala, grandchildren, Christopher, Brandan, Brett, Blake, Anthony, Serenity, Alayna, Sophia, and Donnovan, brothers, Jerry (Brenda), James (Peggy), and Edward VanHauen, sisters, Donita (Bud) Pearson, Debbie (Alan) Carter, and Janet (Bill) Meyers, many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a son, Jason Stover and step-mother, Isabell VanHauen.
Memorial Service 1:00 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Online condolences may be made at sundbergfh.com. Memorials to the family.

Elsie L. Lyman - 92

8/9/1917 - 1/30/2010
Rockford, IL

Elsie L. Lyman, 92, died Sat., January 30, 2010 in the home of her son, Robert J. Lyman, in Toney, AL. Born Aug. 9, 1917 in Rockford, the daughter of Henry and Myrtle (Moody) Meyer. She was a long-time member of Broadway United Methodist Church and Blackhawk Trails Riding Club. Survivors include her son Robert (Carol) Lyman of Toney, AL, a grandson, Jason (Misty Lou) Lyman of Ardmore, AL, and many cousins, including Jean Larsen of Northbrook, IL. Predeceased by her parents and a son, Gene Lyman.
Service 1:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford. Visitation at the funeral home from noon until service time. Burial in Willwood Burial Park. Memorials may be directed to Broadway United Methodist Church.

Betty M. Hall - 78

10/8/1931 - 1/30/2010
Rockford, IL

Betty M. Hall, 78, died at 6:35 a.m., Sat., Jan. 30, 2010, in her home surrounded by her family. Born Oct. 8, 1931 in Lake Mills, MN, the daughter of Charles and Mabel (Behr) Schmitt. Married Jack B. Hall in Rockford on Jan. 31, 1953. He predeceased her June 8, 1994. Employed for 50 years by the Rockford Register Star. Survived by her daughter, Sue Nelson of Rockford, a son, Bob (Shirley) Hall of Chandler, AZ, 3 grandchildren Eric (Suzy) Nelson, Karin Nelson, and Stephanie Hall, a great-grandchild, Ryder Nelson, siblings, Jeanette (Jim) Lenort, Ralph (Vicky) Schmitt, Violet Meyer, Diane (Larry) Reinlasoder, and Audrey Foster, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents and a brother, Robert Schmitt. Special thanks to Visiting Nurses Association for their loving support of our mom and our family. Also, to the many friends who visited often and made Mom’s last month’s more cheerful; Jeff, Glenda, Martin, Helen, Diane, Rodney, Carol, Sandy, Judy, and Mr. and Mrs. Warren Friest and many others.
Memorial service at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, with a gathering time of remembrance from 4:00 p.m. until service time. Memorials to VNA Hospice. Online condolences may be made at sundbergfh.com.

Maurice “Moe” Davis - 66

8/6/1943 - 1/26/2010
Rockford, IL

Maurice “Moe” Davis, 66, of Amberwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, died at 11:35 a.m., Tues., January 26, 2010 in Rockford Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born Aug. 6, 1943 in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of Walter and Luella Davis. Graduated from Westinghouse High School in Pittsburgh. Employed as a machinist for many years at Rockwell International and later worked for the city of Rockford. Maurice, “Moe” was an avid sports fan, particularly, boxing. He also loved his music. Survived by 3 daughters: Tracey Pope, Ladora (Charles) Robinson, and Debora (Derrick) Clark, all of Milwaukee, WI; a son: Maurice A. Edwards of Chicago,, IL; 8 grandchildren; 2 brothers: Donald (Betty) Davis of Mobile, AL, and Myles (Martha) Davis of Lincoln, NE; 3 sisters: Helen (William) Cooper of Pittsburgh, PA, Diane (Charles) Chapman, and Sherry (Latham) Mann, both of Gahanna, OH; special nieces: Darlene Davis and Kimberly (David) Allen, both of Rockford, Melissa (Brendan) Blount of Rex, GA, and a nephew: John Wesley Strother III of Rockford. Predeceased by his parents, a brother, Walter Davis, and sisters, Doris Durrah and Carmen Henderson. Visitation from 2 – 4 p.m., Wed., February 3, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth Street, Rockford with funeral service to begin at 4:00 p.m. Online condolences may be made at sundbergfh.com

Helen Mae Pekarsky - 89

3/27/1920 - 1/25/2010
Rockford, IL

"Born in Chicago to parents Morris and Ida (Ettinger) Kominsky. As a teenager, came to Rockford with her family. Graduated from Rockford Central High in 1938. Married David (Duby) Pekarsky in Rockford in 1939. Helen then dedicated the rest of her life to her family and her synagogue. She was a tireless worker at Synagogue O’have Sholom, serving in many areas. She was a member of Sisterhood, served many times as Sisterhood President, served on the Synagogue Board, was involved in many fundraisers, ran the Gift Shop for many years, and was most well known for her annual Synagogue Card Party fundraiser. Helen also gave generously to many non Jewish charities. Everyone knew Helen as the dignified, beautiful, and kind lady with a great sense of humor.Survived by: Son, Michael, (Pat) Pekarsky, Grandchildren Jim Linsky, Michelle Linsky, Melissa (Josh) Tatman, Jacob Pekarsky, Sean Pekarsky, Great grandchildren Aron and Max, Sister in-law Fannie Goodman, cousins and nieces, and life lifelong friend, Faye Rosenzweig. Also, Toni Chujko, her loving caretaker who became a family member. Predeceased by: Parents, Husband David (Duby), Daughter Sharon Linsky, Sister Jean Giller, Brother Irving Kominsky, Son-in-law Mort Linsky, Pet friends Rusty, Toto, Cricket, and Joey.Many thanks to the Staff at Alpine Fireside as well as the nurses and doctors at Swedish American Heart Hospital. A special thanks to Dr. Eric Trautmann, Dr. Peter Nuttleman and Dr. Robert Barclay who always had time for her. Service 10:30 am, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010, in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. 6th Street, Rockford, with Rabbi Norman Lewison officiating.In the Jewish tradition, flowers are usually displayed at happy occasions only. If you so wish, Memorials may be made to Synagogue O’have Sholom, 3730 Guilford Rd., Rockford, IL 61107 (815-226-4900) or Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary, 111 N. First St., Rockford, IL 61102 (815-962-2767) Online condolences can be made at sundbergfh.com."

Janette J Carlson - 99

10/3/1910 - 1/24/2010
Rockford, IL

"Janette J. Carlson, 99, died Jan. 24, 2010 in Provena St. Anne Center. Born Oct. 3, 1910 in Rockford, the daughter of Percy and Hulda (Lilystrand) Carratt. Married John A. Carlson in Rockford on Aug. 5, 1953. She worked as a bookkeeper and office manager of Denny’s Furniture Store on Seventh St. for many years. Life member of Tabor Lutheran Church. Predeceased by her husband, John, parents, a brother, Dennis Carratt, and a sister, Rosalie M. Carratt. Memorial Service 1:00 p.m., Tues., Feb. 2, 2010 in Provena St. Anne Center Chapel with Rev. Jane McChesney officiating. Private burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Tabor Luthern Church. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford."

Jeanne L. McNiff - 95

8/25/1914 - 1/20/2010
Rockford, IL

Services are private.

Dorothy P. Messinger - 90

11/9/1919 - 1/17/2010
Rockford, IL

Dorothy Messinger (nee Pinsky), mother of Marilyn (Robert) Friedman and Bobbi Felix. Dorothy was a loving mother and grandmother, besides being a sweet kind woman. Her cookies were adored by all who knew her. Donations to Parkinsons Foundation.

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