Mabel L. McMahon - 82

3/17/1928 - 5/3/2010
Rockford, IL

Mabel L. McMahon, 82, passed away peacefully at 10:05 a.m., Monday, May 3, 2010 in her home. Born March 17, 1928 in Miflin, AL. She married Martin D. McMahon in Rockford on Oct. 22, 1949 and he predeceased her Aug. 27, 1994. Mabel was a Life Master Bridge player and avid card player. It gave Mabel great pleasure to mentor young bridge players. Mabel liked to travel and spend time with her family and friends. Fishing, bowling, and metal detecting were activities she and Martin loved to share in their younger years. She enjoyed watching all sports, particularly the Chicago Bears, golf, and ice skating. Survivors include her children, Barry (Jody) McMahon of Long Beach, CA, Wayne (Gail) McMahon of Rockford, and Jane (Rick) Schilling, of Rockford, 6 grandchildren, Lori McMahon, Linsey (Brian) Stinger, Adam and Alan McMahon, and Karissa and Ally Schilling, great-grandchildren  Madison and Ashley Stinger and a sister, Ann Sundberg of Livermore, CA. Predeceased by a son, Jerry McMahon.
Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 7, 2010 in St. Edward Catholic Church, 3004 11th Street, Rockford with Fr. Anthony Pantyra celebrating. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford. Visitation at the funeral home from 5 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 6. Online condolences at

Walter V. Boyle - 83

1/13/1927 - 4/28/2010
Rockford, Illinois

Walter V. Boyle, 83 died 12:27 pm, Wed., April 28, 2010 in Rockford Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 13, 1927 in Rockford son of Calvin & Elizabeth (Caldwell) Boyle. Married to Ruth E. Cirksena in Rockford on Aug. 19, 1950. She predeceased him Feb., 10, 2008. Formerly employed as Data Processing Manager by American National Bank for many years. Veteran of U.S. Navy serving in Pacific Theater. Active member of Second Congregational Church for over 60 years. He served in Stephen Ministry, Former Treasurer and Deacon. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed golfing. Walter graduated from West High School Class of 1944. Survivors include daughter, Gail L. (Paul) Meehan of Rockford, son, Tom (Blanca) Boyle of Chicago, a granddaughter, Michelle Meehan of Rockford, a brother, David Boyle of Atlanta, GA, a sister-in-law, Jo Ann Boyle of St. Petersburg, FL. Predeceased by a brother, William Boyle. The family would like to thank the staff at P.A. Peterson Home for their care.
Services at 11:00 am, Sat., May 1, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Visitation at funeral home from 10:00 am until service time. Online condolences at

Doris D. Hult - 92

10/27/1917 - 4/28/2010
Mt. Morris, IL

Former Rockford resident Doris D. Hult, 92 died Wed., April 28, 2010 in Pinecrest Manor. Born Oct. 27, 1917 in Winnebago Co., the daughter of Guy Moore and Clara (DeGrote) Moore Thorne. She attended Winnebago schools. Married Douglas G. Hult in Dubuque, IA. She was a bookkeeper for Beaver Glass Co. for 23 years, retiring in 1986. Survived by 2 grandchildren, Tracey (Hult) Burke of Oregon, IL and Michelle Hult, 5 great-grandchildren, Nicole Bond-Levins (Kevin, husband), Kristin, and Kasey Hult, and Cole and Dylan Burke, 2 great great grandchildren Trinity and Payton Levins, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by sons, James and Jerry Hult, a daughter, Kay Meyer, a twin brother, Donald Moore, a sister Eleanor Reed, daughter-in-law, Dorothy (Mennenga) Hult and a granddaughter, Barbara Roberts.
Service 11:00 a.m., Monday, May 3, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford. Burial will follow in Winnebago Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until service time.

Eleanor - 87

9/9/1922 - 4/23/2010
Rockford, IL

Eleanor S. Lindgren, 87, died peacefully on, Friday, April 23, 2010 in Nelson Debes Subacute. Born Sept. 9, 1922 in Rural Blanchardville, WI, daughter of Sever and Alma (Strommen) Moen. Married to Franklyn L. Lindgren in Argyle, WI, Feb. 7, 1942. He predeceased her Nov. 17, 2002. She was a wonderful mother, homemaker, caregiver, and friend to all. Devoted member of Alpine Lutheran Church. Frank and Eleanor operated Franklyn Field Airport in Cherry Valley. She was a longtime member of Buckbee Woman’s Club, a member of WWII Combat Flyers, and one of “the gang”. Survivors include: son: Allyn Lindgren, daughter: Cheryl (Wayne) Hoffman all of Rockford, sisters-in-law Ruth Moen of Menomonie, WI, Gloria Hawkinson of Minneapolis, MN and Audrey Peterson of Madison, WI, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by an infant brother, Orion, a brother Eugene Moen, and sister, Cordy Larson.
Services at 10 a.m., Wed., April 28, 2010 in Alpine Lutheran Church, 5001 Forest View Avenue, Rockford, IL. Burial in Adams Lutheran Church Cemetery, Argyle, WI. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107. Friends may call at the church from 9 to 10 am on Wednesday. Memorials to the family.

Ella Mae Massenburg - 88

3/8/1922 - 4/21/2010
Rockford, Illinois

Ella Mae Massenburg, 88, died at 11:15 p.m., Wed., April 21, 2010 in Rockford Nursing and Rehab after a brief illness. Born Mar. 8, 1922 in Eudora, AR, the daughter of Ms Charlie Harris and William Campbell. She graduated from Manassas H.S., Memphis, TN, class of 1942 and graduated from Flemming School of Cosmetology in Detroit, MI in 1946. Married John Henry Massenburg in Toledo, OH on Feb. 11, 1947. He predeceased her Dec. 1, 1991. Ella was a former truckdriver for years, also worked for Illinois Bell for 18 years and was a member of Pilgrim Baptist Church. Survivors include her children: John Massenburg, Jr., and Tommeco Brown , both of Rockford, Karl J. Massenburg, Tucson, AZ, E. Massenburg Corry of Warwick, RI, Herthico Anderson of Russellville, AR, Shethico Fuller of Hampton, VA, Vas Massenburg of Tucson, AZ, Israel Masssenburg of LaCrescent, MN, and William Massenburg of Chicago, IL, several grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Survivors also include sisters, Willie Bea Williams and Earnistine Bell. Predeceased by 2 brothers, Roosevelt Campbell and Nathan Campbell and 2 sisters, Mary Odessa Lee and Nellie Campbell.
Service 10:30 a.m., Thurs., April 29, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, with burial to follow in Cedar Bluff Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home from 5 – 7 p.m., Wed., April 28, 2010. Online condolences at

Kathleen M. Elgin - 59

2/3/1951 - 4/17/2010
Rockford, IL

Kathleen M. Elgin, 59, died suddenly on Apr. 17, 2010 in her home of natural causes. Born Feb. 3, 1951 in Sycamore, IL, the daughter of Edwin and Carolyn Henson. Graduated from Auburn High School, class of 1969. Married Jon Elgin in Dade City, FL, Jan. 6, 1998. He predeceased her June 10, 2002. Kathleen enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and was a consistent donor to many worth causes. Survivors include a son, Justin (Jaime) Elgin of Rockford, 3 grandchildren, Elixus, Anika, and Jonathan, 2 sisters, Karen (Mike) Perino of Kansas and Kris Butte of Loves Park, her mother Carolyn Henson of Kansas City, MO, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her father.
Memorial Service 5 p.m., Fri. April 23, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford. No visitation.

Joseph Donald Sawyer - 94

5/5/1915 - 4/15/2010
Rockford, IL

Joseph D. Sawyer, 94, died at home on Thurs., Apr, 15, 2010. Born May 5, 1915 in Wausaukee, WI, the son of Charles and Esther Sawyer. Married Dorothy Sparks in Tipler, WI on Oct. 15, 1938. He was a former machinist at Barnes Drill and a member of Berean Baptist Church. Survivors: daughters, Dorothy Smith (George) Berogan and Joanne Camp, sons, Donald Sawyer and Charles Pete (Genieva) Sawyer, many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and special nephew and friend, Marlin Roberts. Predeceased by his parents, his wife, Dorothy, a brother, Ray, and sisters Hazel Templeman and Doris Roberts. Many thanks to No. IL Hospice & Grief Center.
Service 11:00 a.m., Tues., April 20, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford. Visitation at the funeral home from 5 – 7 p.m., Monday.

Violet Amy “Vi” Bahl - 95

1/29/1915 - 4/9/2010
Rockford, IL

Violet Amy “Vi” Bahl, 95, of Rockford, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 9, 2010, in Rosewood Care Center. Born Jan. 29, 1915, in Chicago, daughter of James and Mabel (Person) Lucas. Married Eldo Bahl on Aug. 31, 1945, in Rockford. He predeceased her March 7, 2006. She was a homeowner in Rolling Green since 1941 and a founding member of the Rolling Green Garden Club. She also was a member of the Shepherd Center senior group. She loved shopping at Marshall Field’s, entertaining friends and family and the color purple. Survivors include sons James (Carolyn) McGowan of Rockford and Jerry (Glenice) McGowan of Clarkridge, Ark.; seven grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Predecased by son Greg Bahl; granddaughter Susan McGowan; sister, Mae Tracy; and brother, Quentin Lucas.
Graveside service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, at Arlington Memorial Park, with the Rev. David Poust officiating. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford.

Rose “Norma” Poluyanskis - 89

2/25/1921 - 4/9/2010
Rockford, IL

Rose “Norma” Poluyanskis, 89, died 9:25 a.m., Friday, Apr. 9, 2010, in her home. Born in Pitsburgh, PA on Feb. 25, 1921, the daughter of James and Helen (Arndt) Gellett. Married Joseph E. Poluyanskis on Oct. 5, 1941. He predeceased her Aug. 9, 1988. Survivors include her children, Joe (Alice), Al (Donna), and James (Trina) Poluyanskis, Jacquie (Steve Snider, and Pam (Jim) Jewell, grandchildren, Lynor, Dawn, Aaron, Andrew, Alan, Jill, Jennifer, Gordon, Jeremy, Ashley, Matt, and Ian, numerous great-grandchildren. Predeceased by a daughter, Janice, her parents, and siblings.
Service 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL, with Rev. Gregory L. Carlson, officiating. Visitation at the funeral home from 5 – 7 p.m. on Monday. Burial in Calvary Cemetery.

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.

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