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.

Anna May (Rose) Boyle - 80

5/6/1929 - 2/20/2010
Rockford, IL

Anna May (Rose) Boyle, 80, died 8:15 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 in Provena Cor Mariae from results of Alzheimer’s disease. Born May 6, 1929 in Rockford, IL daughter of Alvin and Bena Rose. Lived 80 years in Rockford & Loves Park. Married to Dallas Boyle, May 14, 1949. Employed as Cost Accountant by Stone Hydraulics for 20 years. After retirement happy years were spent in Rhinelander & Eagle River, WI. Graduated from Muldoon High School in 1949. Member of St. Bridget Catholic Church, Loves Park, Loves Park Fireflies, St. Bridget PTO, and Holy Name Society. Survivors include, husband, Dallas Boyle, Roscoe, daughter, Chris (Gary) Towell, Roscoe, daughter, Nancy (Mike) Nielcen, Gordon, WI, son, Dan (Marijo) Boyle, Byron, daughter, Mary Moore, Loves Park, and daughter, Diane (Michael) Owens, Loves Park. Also survived by brother, Richard Rose, 10 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by parents Al & Bena Rose and sister. The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice and a special thank you to the entire staff of Provena Cor Mariae for the excellent care. In lieu of flowers, memorial to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Eugene Axel Brandt - 92

5/5/1917 - 2/15/2010
Koshkonong, MO

Eugene A. Brandt, 92, was born in Sioux Falls, SD, on May 5, 1917, to John H. and Ruth (Anderson) Brandt, and raised in Laverne, MN. He is predeceased by the love of his life and wife of 59 years, Lottie A. (Lane), who passed away on Mar. 11, 2005. He is also predeceased by brothers, King William, Marvin, Vern, Gayle, Russell, Herbert, and Boyd; and sisters, Gladys and Jane. He will be missed by his children, Sharon (Roger) Kuckkan of Pewaukee, WI, Karen (Paul) Richardson of Rockford, IL, Donald E. Brandt of Boulder, CO, Barbara Brandt of Woodbridge, VA, and Dale Brandt of Koshkonkong, MO; grandchildren, Joy (James MacDougall) Castro of Lincoln, NE, Michael (Chris Keller) Dodge of Chicago, IL, Marcus Dodge of Rockford, IL, Lisa Wiedmeyer of Pewaukee, WI, Jennifer (Chris) Zugel of Kohler, WI, and Jeff (Chiara) Wiedmeyer of Madison, WI; great-grandchildren, Grey Cullen Castro of Oberlin, OH, Elliot Gabrielle Zugel and Haiden Christopher Zugel of Kohler, WI. He is also survived by several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. He left home at age 14 to make his way as a migrant worker on farms across the country. After serving in the US Army in Germany during WW II, he and his new bride relocated to Rockford, IL. He worked in various capacities ending as a Line Inspector at Elco Tool, Inc., in Rockford, while also farming. After 17 years at Elco, he became a full time farmer. He farmed 1800 acres in Northern Illinois area (currently Machesney Park, IL) until 1976. At that time, he and Lottie with sons, Donald and Dale, moved to Southern Missouri, to ranch full time before retirement. He lived on his ranch for 36 years, until his death. He passed away peacefully in his sleep, succumbing to angiosarcoma, at home on his land, with family at his side. His children would especially like to thank Riverways Home Health Hospice, of West Plains, MO. Their constant warmth and care made his passing as peaceful and loving as possible.

Kristofer Allen Counts - 36

3/26/1973 - 2/5/2010
Rockford, IL

Kristofer Allen “Uncle Bubba” Counts, 36, died at 8:59 a.m., Friday,
Feb. 5, 2010 in Rockford Memorial Hospital ER after a sudden illness. Born Mar.
26, 1973, in Rockford, the son of Rex Allen and Marguerita (Gilliam) Counts.
Graduated from Auburn H.S. in 1991. Attended Church of Christ. Survived by his
mother, Marguerita, a sister, Nicole, 3 beloved nieces, Winter, Anastasia, and
Aurora, beloved grandmother, Imogene Counts, uncle and aunt, Bill and Barb
Palmer, and many other relatives and friends. Predeceased by his father, Rex
Counts.
Service at noon, Wed., Feb. 10, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N.
Sixth St., Rockford. Visitation at the funeral home from 11:00 a.m. until
service time. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park.

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.

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