Jean Anne Coppoletti - 56

3/13/1954 - 8/26/2010
Tamarac, FL

JEAN ANNE COPPOLETTI, 56, of Tamarac, FL, passed away Thursday, August 26, 2010, at University Hospital, Tamarac, FL, after a brief illness. She was born March 13, 1954, in Rockford, IL, to Samuel and Violet (Westlund) Coppoletti. Jean was a Librarian for the Broward County Library System in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, for over 31 years. She trained as an operatic singer and sang in many church choirs and on cruise boats, for weddings, and religious gatherings, in addition to her singing with the Noel Quartet for many occasions. She was a member of St. Gregory’s Episcopal Church, Boca Raton, FL, and was a soloist in the choir and participated in many activities. Jean will be dearly missed by her many friends and her sisters, Mrs. Joan (Rodney) Maxwell of Chicago, Mrs. Diane (Jack) Weston of Canton, MI and Debbi Sainsbury, of Canton, MI; her brothers, Gordon (Nancy) of Lake Geneva, WI, James of San Diego, CA, Dr. Richard (Karen) of Rockford IL, and Sam (DeLynn) of Cincinnati, OH, a stepdaughter Paige (David) (MacEachron) Blau, and her 3 sons; and Special Friend Vincent Locantore and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her Mother and Father. Visitation will take place on Thursday, September 2, from 5-7 p.m. with a funeral service to be held on Friday, September 3, at 11 a.m. at Sundberg Funeral Home, 215 N. 6th St., Rockford, IL, with burial at Calvary Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make donations to a local Humane Society.

Angela "Koula" Papson - 72

8/31/1937 - 8/22/2010
Rockford, Illinois

Angela "Koula" Papson, 72, passed away in the early morning hours of Sunday, August 22, 2010, in her home surrounded by her loved ones. She was born on August 31, 1937 in Kolines, Greece, a beautifully forested area some thirty kilometers from Tripoli in the northern Peloponnesus. Angela was the daughter of Basil and Dimitra (Shoni) Carafotias. She emigrated from Greece in 1962 to join her family that had already arrived in Rockford some ten years earlier. In 1964 she married George Papson. Angela was predeceased by her mother and father, Basil and Dimitra, whom she cared for tenderly in the last ten years of their lives. This loving, gracious and kind mother and grandmother touched so many lives and taught us the important lesson that it is more sacred to give than to receive. She will live in our hearts forever. Angela was a seamstress for many years and worked at Castronovos, Baskin-Stuckey, and later at Sparkle Cleaners on 7th Street. She enjoyed cooking and sewing. Angela adored her grandchildren and loved spending time with her family and friends. She was a member of Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church. Survivors include her children, Demetrius (Brenda) Papson of Arlington, Heights, IL, Patty (Steve) Stadelman, of Rockford, and Val “Bill” (Amanda) Papson of Rockford, grandchildren, Austin, Nikolas, Andreas, Angela, Justin, and Adam, a great-granddaughter, Riley, her siblings, Katherine Panouses of East Moline, IL, Nick (Jean) Cary of Rockford, and Georgia (George) Manesis of Kenosha, WI, numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. William Edwards and staff at ACT Medical Group and the Visiting Nurses Association for the compassionate care and treatment of Angela.
Funeral service 1:00 p.m., Wed., August 25, 2010 in Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, 108 N. Fifth St., with Fr. Demetrios Kounavis officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday at Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth Street, Rockford. from 5 – 8:00 p.m., Trisagion Service preceding visitation at 4:30 p.m. Online condolences may be made at In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name at Associated Bank under “Angela Papson Memorial fund” for a philanthropic cause.

Alphonse “Al” Johanning - 87

1/7/1923 - 8/10/2010
Rockford, Illinois

ROCKFORD – Alphonse “Al” Johanning, 87, died at 12:10 p.m., Tues., August 10, 2010 in his home. Born Jan. 7, 1923, the son of Gerhard and Mary (Munz) Johanning. Attended Highland, WI schools. Veteran of the US Army, serving in the European Theater. Married Mildred “Millie” Midtskog in Rockford on Apr. 28, 1951. She predeceased him May 12, 2007. He was co-owner of Mandt Brake for over 50 years. Member of Lyran and Harmony Singing Societies.
Survivors include: niece, Victoria (Jerry) Raatz, nephews, Randy Holmes and James Holmes, niece, Janice (Dr. William) Acker, great-nephew, Dan Raatz, great-niece, Rebecca (Travis) Renner, good friends, Al Anglmier, and Dave Smith. Special thanks to Dennis and Jane Little and Ruth Lindgren for their care for Al over the past few years. Predeceased by parents and a sister Mary L. Holmes.
Service 11:00 a.m., Tues., August 17, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford. Private interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorials to Rockford Rescue Mission or Hospice Care of America. Online condolences at

Eugene R. Quinn - 79

4/5/1931 - 7/20/2010
Rockford, IL

Eugene R. Quinn, 79, died at 1:05 p.m., Tues., July 20, 2010 in Provena St. Anne Center after a brief illness. Born April 5, 1931 in Monroe, WI., the son of James and L. Leona (Larson) Quinn. He married Carolyn J. Johnson in Rockford on July 18, 1953. Gene began his career in management at Woodward Governor Co. He became involved with the Republican Party in Winnebago County in 1966. In 1969, he was appointed aide to then Mayor Ben Schleicher. In 1972, he was elected Winnebago Co. Recorder and served for 20 years. In 1985, Gene ran for Mayor of Rockford and was narrowly defeated. In 1992, he was elected first Winnebago Co. Board Chairman and served until 1996. He also served as a Republican Precinct Committeeman for many years and was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church. Gene served as Past Pres. of: Illinois County Clerk and Recorders Assoc., Downtown Kiwanis Club, and John Ericsson Republican League. He was a member of the University Club, and served on the St. Anthony Hospital Advisory Board, United Way Board, and other organizations too numerous to mention. Gene was a life-long public servant.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn, daughters, Diane (Dennis) Roop of Loves Park, and Jannice (David) Bubnack, of Loves Park, grandchildren, Andrew Roop, Matthew (Karen) Roop, Kaila Bubnack, and Craig Bubnack, brothers, Gary (Doris) Quinn, Gayle Quinn, B.J. Quinn, and Terry (Carol) Quinn, several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, and a son, Doug Quinn.
Mass at 10:30 a.m., Sat., July 24, 2010 in Holy Family Catholic Church, 4407 Highcrest Rd., with Msgr. David D. Kagan as celebrant. Visitation at the church from 7 – 9:00 p.m., on Friday and from 9:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. on Saturday. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials to Eugene R. Quinn Memorial Fund. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Online condolences at

Melvin C. Kittoe, Sr. - 80

6/30/1930 - 7/17/2010
Rockford, Illinois

Melvin C. Kittoe, Sr., 80, went to join the Lord at 7:20 p.m., Sat., July 17, 2010 in his home after losing his battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family.  Born June 30, 1930, in Shullsburg, WI, the son of Alfred and Cordelia (Letcher) Kittoe.  He lived 56 yrs. in Rockford, coming here from Platteville, WI.  He married Anna Kraklau on June 11, 1955, in Dubuque, IA.  Melvin was the owner of Rockford Window Cleaners for the past 40 years.  He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed spending time with his family.  Survivors include his children, Deborah Maki (Dan) of Winton, MN, Melvin Kittoe, Jr. (Mary) of Rockford, Cindy Bulthaus (Bryce) of Rockford, Brenda McPeak (Geof) of Chisholm, MN, Barbara Duong (Hoang) of Machesney Park, Frank Kittoe (Kim) of Rockford, and Fredrick Kittoe (Jaimie) of Rockford, 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one great great grandchild, 2 sisters, 2 brothers, extended family, friends and faithful companion, Dixie.  Predeceased by his father, mother, brother, and wife of 49 yrs., Anna.  

Service 11:00 a.m., Thurs., July 22, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, with Rev. Jane McChesney officiating.  Entombment will follw at Sunset Memorial Gardens.  Visitation at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until service time.  Online condolences at 

Bert Ten Brummeler - 80

9/25/1929 - 7/17/2010
Rockford, IL

Bert Ten Brummeler, 80 AKA : Bert Brummel
Passed very peacefully at Rockford Memorial Hospital Sat., July 17, 2010 after a short illiness. Born Sept 25, 1929 in Curacao, Dutch West Indies to Capt. L. C. and Gerardina (Altorf) Ten Brummeler. Bert lived with his life partner of 22 years, Dee Witte, 19 of those years in Roscoe, IL.
He served in the Dutch Army in the Netherlands, after serving he graduated from the Academy of Modern Arts in the Hague, Holland as a Design Engineer.
Bert enjoyed a full life with family and numerous friends, too many to count.
He was an awesome dad and grandfather, very loving, caring and nurturing. He
Loved conversation and would not go away from home without his precious Persian Cat, Phoebe. He leaves behind to remember him, daughter Michelle Milloro (Steve) of Rockford, daughter Robin Jacobs (Jamie) of Crystal Lake and daughter Leigh Cordes (Mike) of Mountain View, California and sister Diny Miller of Barrie, Ontario Canada. Grandchildren, Shawn, Christopher, Jacob, Anitta, Alexandria and Nicholas, and nephew Adam Miller (Jill) of Singapore. Predeceased by parents and brother John G. Ten Brummeler of Toronto, Canada.
“A CELEBRATION OF LIFE” will held August 9th, 2010, 7:00 p.m. at the Alano Club of Rockford, 1210 11th street, Rockford, Il. MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND COME TO SHARE YOUR PERSONAL STORIES AND REMEMBERANCES.
Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL  61107

Arlo O. Stalvik - 66

1/16/1944 - 7/16/2010
Loves Park, Illinois

Arlo O. Stalvik, 66, died in his home at 2:50 a.m., Friday, July 16, 2010. Born Jan. 16, 1944 in Cooperstown, ND, the son of Oscar and Marvel (Penninger) Stalvik. Graduated from West Fargo, ND High School. Married Nancy Olson in Jan. 18, 1969 in Rockford. He was a machinist for 42 years and was employed by GKN. He was an avid bowler, enjoyed camping, and family outings. Survivors include his wife, Nancy, 2 daughters, Shari and Laurie, 5 grandchildren , Nicole, Josh, Haley, Ashley, and Connor, a great-granddaughter, Hannah, a brother, 4 sisters, and his mother, Marvel. Predeceased by his father, a sister, and a grandson, Kyle. Service 10:00 a.m., Wed., July 21, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford with Fr. William Wentink officiating. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Visitation from 5 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at

LeRoy Griffin - 74

2/16/1936 - 7/15/2010
Rockford, Illinois

LeRoy Griffin, 74, died at 12:42 a.m., Thurs., July 15, 2010 in OSF St. Anthony Med. Center. Born in Sumner, IL on Feb. 16, 1936, he was the son of Hurdis and Ruth (Eagleson) Griffin. Married Violet L. Rostan in Rockford on Dec. 16, 1961. She predeceased him Mar. 3, 1989. Veteran of the US Marine Corps. He retired from Rockford Powertrain after 30+ years of service. LeRoy enjoyed going out for breakfast with his friends and was devoted to his family. Survivors include 2 sons, Bruce (Deb) Griffin of Rockford and Brian Griffin of Kirkland, 5 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandsons. Predeceased by his parents, a sister, and 2 brothers.   
Service 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 19, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Visitation from 1:00 p.m. until service time on Monday. Online condolences may be made at  In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family.

Carl W. Nipper - 82

5/20/1928 - 7/4/2010
Rockford, Illinois

Carl W. Nipper, 82, died at 5:00 p.m., Sunday, July 4, 2010 in his home. Born May 20, 1928 in Ore City, TX, the son of Walter and Ethel (Smith) Nipper. Married Maxine E. Burgett on Mar. 5, 1949. Carl was a WW II veteran serving in the US Army. He was employed by Greenlee Corp. during the 1950’s, and later worked as an expeditor for Landstar Express America. Carl enjoyed travelling and bluegrass jams. Survivors include his wife, Maxine, a daughter, Palma “Pam” Miller of Rockford, a brother, James (Birdie) Nipper of Clinton, AR, a sister, Marlette Darden of El Dorado, AR, nieces and nephews, Tommie (Dennis) King, Norman Cozart, Janet (Cloyd) Dowell, Judy Duke, Jack (Lesa) Burgett, and Charles (Sharon) Nipper, great-nieces and nephews, Carlene King, Chancellor King, Nicole Paluzzi, Charlotte Cozart, Joey (Rachel) Dowell, Jeff Dowell, Jacob (Laura) Burgett, Jon Burgett, and Marilyn Duke, and other family members. Predeceased by his parents, a brother Fred, a sister, Junie Jetton, and a son-in-law, Irvin Miller.
Service 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 9, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, with Rev. Karen Stubblefield officiating. Visitation at the funeral home from 5 – 7:00 p.m., on Thursday. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorials to No. IL Hospice. Online condolences at

Clarence D. Lee - 72

5/26/1938 - 6/17/2010
Rockford, IL

Clarence D. Lee, 72, went to his heavenly home at 1:05 pm, Thurs., June 17, 2010 in Rockford Memorial Hospital. Born May 26, 1938 in Chicago, IL, son of Richard and LaRaine (Mattis) Lee. He attended Rockford schools and graduated from East High School in 1956. Graduated from McKendree University in 1965. He met and married Linda “Sue” Seay in Rockford, Feb., 4, 1962. Formerly employed by Warner Lambert for 30 years of service. Veteran of U.S. Army serving in Germany in Signal Corps. Member of North Park Covenant Church in Machesney Park and served on Board of Trustees. He was also former chairman & treasurer. Clarence was an avid woodworker in winter and loved gardening in summer. His woodworking and gardening are evident at his home. Member of Guilford Hope Grange for many years. Survivors include two children who were born from his union with Linda, a son Brent Lee(finance Holly Bogenrief) of Rockford and daughter, Rebecca LaRaine Lee (Anthony Cosmano) of Orlando, FL, other survivors included grandson, Justin Lee (mother, Tina Smith), brothers-in-law, Wayne Lyford, Ken Seay, sisters-in-law, Dottie Froeliger, Phyllis Kimbrell, Carolyn Porter, Laura List, Donna Ibramson, nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by parents, a sister, Sandra Lyford, stepfather, Russell Thurlby.
Services at 10:00 am, Tues., June 22, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd. 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL, 61107 with the Rev. Dr. Edwin Hallsten officiating entombment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 pm to 8pm, Monday, June 21, 2010. In lieu of flowers, memorial to be established.

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