Ricky Adrian Eddy - 48

7/23/1961 - 4/5/2010
Formerly of Rockford, IL

TULSA, OK – Former Rockford resident, Ricky Adrian Eddy, 48, died Mon., April 5, 2010 in Tulsa, OK after a sudden illness. Ricky was born in Rockford on July 23, 1961, the son of William Dowell Eddy, Jr. and Earlene (Sanders) Eddy. He attended Auburn High School and later served in the US Army and was stationed in Germany. Survivors include his mother, Earlene Eddy (Gabriel Wright) of Rockford, brothers, James (Cheri) Eddy of Cowerta, OK, Lyle (Rebecca) Eddy, sisters, Linda Johnson, and Angela (Troy) Hadie, all of Rockford, many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father. Ricky’s sincerest wish would be that all who knew him would get outdoors and enjoy life and nature as much as he did. So find a partner, raise a toast, and wish him well as he begins a new journey in the afterlife.
A gathering of friends and family to share memories will be held from 1 – 2 p.m., Saturday, Apr. 24, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL.

Sandra “Elaine” Phillips - 63

11/18/1946 - 3/31/2010
Rockford, IL

Sandra “Elaine” Phillips, 63, passed away surrounded by her family on March 31, 2010 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Born Nov. 18, 1946 in Greencastle, IN, the daughter of Theodore H. and Flossie (Shaw) Nelson. Lived 57 years in Rockford, coming from Greencastle. Graduated from Auburn High School in 1966. Elaine enjoyed bowling, gardening, trips to the casino, and was a fan of NASCAR. She was an active member of White Eagles Women’s Club and Polish Falcons Club. A loving Mother to her daughter, Lisa JoAnn (Henry) Phillips of Genoa, sons, Michael David (Beth) Phillips of Cherry Valley, and Christopher Nelson Phillips of Rockford, a caring Grandmother to her grandchildren, Michael David Youngs, Keather Richelle, Jordan Jonathan, Allison Elizabeth, Emily Renae, and Jacob Jonathan Phillips. Also survived by special friend Rod Schrock, Michael Phillips, father of her children, sisters, Anita Manary of Kewanee, IL, and Pat (Garwin) Richmond of Rockford, Sisters-in-law, Evelyn Nelson, Janelle Nelson, Joyce Nelson, and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents and brothers, Philip, Paul, Lee, and Ted.
Service 11:00 a.m., Tues. Apr. 6, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, with Rev. Wendell Maynard, officiating. Visitation at the funeral home from 5 – 7 p.m., on Monday, and from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Tuesday. Memorials to American Cancer Society or V.N.A. Hospice. 

Alyce M. Stevens - 90

4/22/1919 - 3/27/2010
Rockford, IL

ROCKFORD – Alyce Stevens, 90, died at 2:48 p.m., Sat., March 27, 2010 in Willows Heath Center. Born April 22, 1919 in Rockford, the daughter of Earl and Ruth (Sabin) Morris. Graduated from Rockford High School. Married Orland “Steve” Stevens Dec. 16, 1939. He predeceased her July 14, 2000. She was a member of Centennial United Methodist Church. Alyce was an avid golfer and belonged to Sandy Hollow Women’s Golf League Championship Flite. She played golf until age 81 and once had a hole-in-one. Survivors: 2 sons; Roger (Marcy) Stevens of Rockford and Randall Stevens of Los Angeles, CA; a sister, Betty Wells of Rockford; 4 grandsons, Michael, Craig, Andrew, and Thomas Stevens; a granddaughter, Jennifer Stevens; and a great-grandson, Christopher Stevens.
Private family service at a later date. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107. Sundbergfh.com

Lester A. Wierson, Sr. - 76

3/28/1933 - 3/11/2010
Rockford, IL

Lester A. Wierson, Sr., 76, died at 5:15 p.m., Thurs., March 11, 2010
in his home. He was a retired U.S. Navy veteran with 23 years of service.
Survivors: a daughter, Pamela (Bruce) Rinne, 3 sons, William F. (Candace)
Johnson, Lester A. (Toni) Wierson, Jr., and Michael L. Wierson, 8 grandchildren
and 1 great-grandchild.
Service 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, Mar. 16, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N.
Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Burial in N. Burritt Union Cemetery.

Dorothy Bennett - 97

8/24/1912 - 3/8/2010
Rockford, IL

Dorothy Bennett, 97, died 8:30 am, Mon. March 8, 2010 in Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center. Born Aug. 24, 1912 in Mt. Carroll, IL, daughter of George and Luva Asay. Married to Andrew Bennett in Mr. Carroll, IL Mar. 1, 1934. He predeceased her Nov. 16, 1973. Formally worked at Sylvia’s Fashion for 16 years, retiring in 1994. Member of Calvary Lutheran Church and of Rachel Circle. Dorothy graduated from Mt. Carroll High School class of 1930. Survivors include: son, Gerald (Mary) Bennett of Virginia, 3 grandchildren, 1 sister, Frances Roberts of Mt. Carroll, IL and several nieces and nephews.
Services at 1:30 pm, Wed. March 10, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 . Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107, with Dr. Chuck Olson Pastor of Calvary Lutheran Church and Chaplain at P.A. Peterson Home officiating. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery.

Ruth M. Gloe - 85

2/9/1925 - 3/2/2010
Rockford, IL

Ruth M. Gloe, 85, died Tues., March 2, 2010 in OSF St. Anthony Med Center. Born Feb. 9, 1925 in Two Rivers, WI, the daughter of Lloyd and Clara (Bailey) Smith. Married Edgar A. Gloe in Two Rivers, WI on March 6, 1946. He predeceased her in 1984. She retired after 20 years of service with the City of Rockford Police Depart., having been one of the first female detectives. Survived by a daughter, Nancy Servin, 6 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by daughters, Sally Joan Gloe in 1966 and Brenda Engle in 2007.
Service 10:00 a.m., Tues., March 9, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, with Fr. William R. Wentink, police and fire chaplain, officiating. Visitation from 6 – 8 p.m., Monday at the funeral home. Burial in Willwood Burial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family. Online condolences at sundbergfh.com.

Bruce Polcek - 72

2/20/1938 - 2/27/2010
Rockford, IL

Bruce Polcek,72, loving husband, father and grandfather, died at 8:02 p.m., Sat., February 27, 2010 in Swedish American Hospital Heart Hospital. Born Feb. 20, 1938 in the Bronx, NY, the son of Harry and Denise (Halbrohr) Polcek. Married the former Norma Futerman in Yonkers, NY. He began his career as a stock boy in a shoe store and worked his way up to become President of French Shriner Shoe Corp. in Beloit, WI. Bruce graduated from DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, New York and from Hunter College of the City University of New York. He was a life-long devoted NY Yankees fan, and loved nothing more than ballroom dancing with his wife, daughters and granddaughter. Survivors: wife, Norma; daughters: Sharyn (Bob) Schneiderman of Boca Raton, FL, Alyssa Jae Polcek of New York, NY, and Heidi (David) Ruud of Bloomfield Hills, MI; 4 grandchildren, Daniel, Marc, Samantha, and Matthew; special niece and nephew, Wendy (Bob) Weiner and Mitchell (Geri) Cohen. Predeceased by his parents and a sister, Constance Cohen. Service 3:00 p.m., Monday, Mar. 1, 2010 in Temple Beth El, 1203 Comanche Dr., Rockford. Local arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., Rockford.  Interment at 1:00 pm, Wed., March 3, 2010 in Beth Israel Cemetery, U.S. Hwy 1, Woodbridge, NJ  07095, phone 732-634-2100.  In lieu of flowers, memorials to MPD Foundation, 233 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL 60606. Online condolences may be made at sundbergfh.com.

Taso Tsiganos - 64

9/28/1945 - 2/26/2010
Rockford, IL

Taso G. Tsiganos Sr., 64,
Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather & Friend.
Died Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 in the University of Chicago Med. Center.
Born Sept. 28, 1945 in Filiatra, Greece, the son of George and Fotoula Tsiganos.
Lived over 40 yrs. in Rockford, coming here from Greece.
Married to Kiki Tsiganos for over 30 yrs.
Employed as a painter at RHS.
Member of Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church.
Survivors include: Kiki Tsiganos (wife) & Taso Tsiganos Jr. (son)
Visitation is 5 – 7 p.m. on Tues., March 2, 2010 in
Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 6th St. Rockford, Il 61107.
Funeral is 10:30 a.m., Wed., March 3, 2010 in
Sts. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church,
108 N. 5th St. Rockford, IL 61107.
Burial at Greenwood Cemetery. Online condolences at
Sundbergfh.com.

Kay M. Hopkins - 66

4/12/1943 - 2/22/2010
Loves Park, IL

Kay M. Hopkins, 66, died at 3:10 a.m., Mon., February 22, 2010 in Northwoods Care Centre, after a brief illness. Born Apr. 12, 1943 in Alton, IL, the daughter of Kenneth and Agnes (Gill) Wilson. Married Miles Hopkins in Rockford on Dec. 4, 1981. He predeceased her in 1995. She was former sales representative for K-Mart. Kay enjoyed game shows and spending time with her grandson. Survivors: daughter, Vicki Moser, grandson, Noah, sisters, Sue (Lloyd) Schumacher, Patricia (Delano) Smith, Nancy (Bill) Scheck, Barbara Spry, Sarah Brinkmeyer, and Janet Morrison, brothers, Kenneth (Wynette) Wilson and Thomas (Bernie) Wilson, and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents and brothers, Jim, Bill, and Bob.
Service 11:00 a.m., Fri., February 26, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Visitation at the funeral home from 5 – 7 p.m., Thursday. Private interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family.

Claire B. Ginsburgh - 85

6/6/1924 - 2/21/2010
Rockford, IL

Claire Baumann Ginsburgh passed away February 21, 2010 in Rockford Illinois. Born in 1924 in New Haven, CT, she graduated from New Haven State Teachers College and worked professionally as a Girl Scout staffer. She married Allen Sidney Ginsburgh in 1950. Together they raised three children; living in California and then moving to Rockford in 1974. Claire was lifelong contributor to community activities. She did what needed to be done and if she had to rattle a few cages, she was up to that. She was a lifelong Girl Scout, as a scout, leader, professional, board member and camp director. Just this last month, she donated a huge sack of hand knit mittens to Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois. She was active in the River Bluff Auxiliary, serving as president for many years. Involved member of Temple Beth-El and League of Women Voters. Volunteer tutor at Kishwaukee School. Claire is survived by children Sandy (husband Dennis) Barnes of Seattle Washington, Charles Ginsburgh of Downers Grove, Illinois and Pamela Dunn of Lafayette Indiana. Grandchildren Teresa Dunn, Danny Barnes, Susanna Barnes, Ilana Barnes, Naomi Barnes and great granddaughter Melina Eng. Also special niece Mary Ann Flagg of Cheshire, Connecticut and former exchange student Nobuko Abe of Yamagata City, Japan. She was preceded in death by her husband Allen Ginsburgh, parents Regina and Irwin Baumann and sister Ruth Leichter.
A memorial will be held 1 pm, Thursday, February 25, 2010 at the Town Center Auditorium at Wesley Willows. Donations to Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois 2101 Auburn St. Rockford IL 61103 or River Bluff Auxiliary 4401 N. Main St. Rockford IL 61103. Online condolences at sundbergfh.com.

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