Virgil E. Shamblin - 49

7/31/1960 - 12/31/2009
Rockford, IL "Virgil E. Shamblin, 49, died Friday, Jan. 1, 2010 surrounded by his family, after a lengthy illness. Born Aug. 1, 1960 in Belvidere, the son of Patricia Shamblin. He was employed by Waldom Electronics for 30 years. He attended East H.S. and graduated from Byron H.S. Virgil enjoyed golfing and fishing. He was an avid Bears, Cubs, and NASCAR fan, but his priority was always raising his sons and being a good father. Survivors include his sons: Brad (Nicole) Shamblin, Christopher Shamblin, and Brett Shamblin, all of Byron; his mother, Patricia Shamblin Knutson (Dave Wilson) of Rockford; 3 sisters, Susan Shanks of S. Beloit, Patricia (Greg) Smith of Rockford, and Cathy (Dan) Rorbach of Vail, AZ; a grandson, Ethan; special mother-in-law, Erna Seiler of Rockford; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Predeceased by his father, grandparents, father-in-law, Jack Seiler; and a brother-in-law, Allan Shanks. Service at 1 pm, Wed., Jan. 6, in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL, with Fr, William Wentink, officiating. Visitation at the funeral home from 5 – 8 pm, on Tuesday. Memorials in his name to VNA Hospice or Easter Seals – Rockford Region for Autism, research and support. Online condolences may be made at"

Beverly Beatson Johnson - 82

2/15/1927 - 12/30/2009
Rockford, IL Beverly Beatson Johnson, 82, died at 9:25 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 31, 2009 in her home. Born Feb. 16, 1927 in Rockford, she was the daughter of Robert and Marie (Newcomer)Beatson. Long time resident of Rockford and Connersville, IN. Survivors include her daughter, Jodi (Robert) McCarthy of Rockford, grandsons, Robert III and Jonathan, a brother, Bob Beatson of California, and nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Dudley Johnson, her parents, and brothers, Gerald (Jerry) and Jack Beatson. Private memorial service at a later date with inurnment in Dale Cemetery, Connersville, IN. Memorials to Heartland Hospice. Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, is assisting the family. Online condolences can be made at

Lennart Bo Sandbergh - 69

1/10/1940 - 12/22/2009
Rockford, IL "Lennart B. Sandbergh, 69, of Winnebago, passed away at home with his family by his side, on Wednesday, December 23, 2009. Born to Lennart J. and Karin M. (Gustafson) Sandbergh on January 11, 1940 in Borlange, Sweden. Immigrated to the United States with his family in 1953. He attended Rockford schools and graduated from East High School, class of 1959. Lennart became a United States citizen while proudly serving in the United States Marine Corps from 1959 to 1963. While deployed on the 6th Fleet flagship USS Des Moines (CA-134) in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, he received a congratulatory letter from then Vice President Richard M. Nixon on his citizenship, after which he became the Admiral’s Orderly. (He never revealed the contents of the letter!) Lennart then attended Northern Illinois University, where he received his BA in accounting in 1968. He was employed by Warner Lambert Co. (Pfizer) from 1969 until his retirement in 2000. He was a member of United Way of Rockford, the Marine Corps League, the SM&SF Club, the Lithuanian Club, St. Ambrogio Society, the Baltic Club, and Hayward, Wi. Veteran’s Center. Lennart enjoyed spending as much time as he could at his cabin outside of Hayward. He also enjoyed the outdoors, fishing, canoeing, bird watching, and spending time with his family. He loved watching the History channel and reading anything concerning World War II. His favorite meals were any traditional Swedish foods, especially what he referred to as his “toothpaste”, which is a caviar paste in a tube. Lennart is survived by the mother of his children, Yvonne K. Sandbergh, of Winnebago, son, Daron B. (Deborah) Sandbergh , of Watertown, Wi., daughter, Camille J. Sandbergh (Guy Hillary), of Pell Lake, Wi., grandchildren, Christine, Daniel, Megan, Erica, Randall, Amber, Amanda, Michelle, Justin, Vanessa, Delores, and Andrew, seven great grandchildren, sister, K. Birgitta (Robert) Pellant of Punta Gorda, Fl. and Hayward, Wi. and four nephews. Predeceased by parents and granddaughter, Alycia. Services will be held on Tuesday, December 29, at Sundberg Funeral Home, 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, at 11:00 AM, with Lt. Col. Marvin Dahl of the Salvation Army officiating to be followed by Naval burial at sea."

Jayden A. Bornbach - 0

6/18/2009 - 12/17/2009
Rockford, IL

Jayden A. Bornbach, 6 mo., died Friday, Dec. 18, 2009 in Rockford Memorial Hospital. Born June 19, 2009, the son of Jay Bornbach and Tessa Neuendorf. He is survived by his parents, grandparents, and other family and friends. Service at noon, Wed., December 23, 2009 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St. Rockford, IL. Burial in Cedar Bluff Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

Andrew Leigh Neath - 28

5/10/1981 - 12/14/2009
Rockford, IL Andrew L. Neath, 28, died suddenly Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009 in Rockford Memorial Hospital ER. Born May 11, 1981 in Rockford, the son of Randall and Cynthia (Amos) Neath. He graduated from Harlem High School and was pursuing a degree with Phoenix University. He had worked at K-Mart, Salvation Army, and Amerock. Survivors include his parents, a sister, Nicole Neath, Mat. Grandmother, Elizabeth Amos, Pat. Grandparents, Denzil and Marion Neath, all of Rockford, and numerous aunts and uncles. Memorial Service 10:00 a.m., Monday, Dec. 21, 2009 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford with Rev. Taka Iguchi officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations to the family. Online condolences may be made at

Daryl G. Engel - 68

4/21/1941 - 12/14/2009
Rockford, IL Daryl G. Engel, 68, passed with dignity and integrity, on Dec. 15, 2009 following a lengthy battle with heart and kidney disease. Daryl was born in Rockford on April 22, 1941. He was a devoted husband to Sharon, loyal brother to Donna (Ricardo) Francis, loving father to Annette Sather and Lori (Jeff) Hoke, and grandfather to Justin and Ryan Hoke. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends at Pat

Travis Ray Benton - 40

5/2/1969 - 12/6/2009
Rockford, IL Travis Ray Benton, 40, died Monday, Dec. 7, 2009, of a sudden illness. He was born in Rockford, on May 3, 1969, to Charley Benton and Sheila (Koons) Malloy. Travis was employed as a Restoration Specialist and worked for several companies in the Rockford and Chicago area. Travis enjoyed Nascar racing, fishing, and playing golf. He graduated from Harlem High School. Survived by his parents; a brother, Casey (Tina) Benton of Sioux City, IA; a sister, Stacy (Meddah) Hadger of Italy; a brother, Ryan Benton of Rockford; nieces Alia, Janiya, Lala Hadger, and Carlie Benton; nephew; Caden Benton; his grandparents and several aunts and uncles. No services are scheduled at this time. Memorials may be made to the family in his name. May God put Travis in a good place. Online condolences may be made at

Clyde E. “Mac” McGinnis - 89

6/27/1920 - 12/1/2009
Rockford, IL

Clyde E. “Mac” McGinnis, 89, died at 12:25 p.m., Wed., Dec. 2, 2009 in his home. Born June 28, 1920 in Warren, IL. Married Ruth Kingery in Clinton, IA on June 29, 1968. She died Apr. 6, 1982. He was a former chemist and worked at Elco Industries for 37 years. He was a proud WW II veteran of the U. S. Army Air Corps. serving in the European and Middle Eastern Theaters. He was a 65 year member and 5 time past-commander of American Legion Post 1207. Survivors: very good friend, Rafael Gomez of Rockford, a daughter Kristen Quade of Dubuque, IA, and 3 grandchildren. Services 11:00 am, Sat., December 5, 2009 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd. 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford. Visitation at the funeral home from 10:00 am until service time. Burial in Twelve Mile Grove Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

Jammie Lynn Waugh - 32

5/2/1977 - 11/28/2009
Loves Park, IL "Jammie Lynn Waugh, 32, died at 6:37 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009 in Rockford Memorial Hospital. Born in Rockford on May 3, 1977, the daughter of William J. Waugh and Sandra J. Eash. She graduated from Harlem High School in 1995. Survivors include her son, Kalob; Kalob's father and special friend, Tim Juno; father, William J. Waugh of Randleman, NC; mother Sandra J. Eash of Rockford; brother, Danny Waugh of Pecatonica. Jammie was a strong supporter of organ donation and acting on that belief, she became a donor and to “give the gift of life.” Visitation from 5 – 8 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, with cremation to follow. Online condolences may be made at"

Andrew A. Hendel IV - 54

7/9/1955 - 11/22/2009
Rockford, IL Andrew A. Hendel IV, 54, his “sunset” was 3:35 a.m., Monday, Nov. 23, 2009 in Alma Nelson Sub Acute, after a lengthy illness. His “sunrise” was On July 10, 1955 in Rockford. He was the son of Andrew III and Mardelle (Cook) Hendel. He married the former Margaret “Peggy” St. Vincent, July 17, 1981. He was a former QC manager and an avid golfer. Survivors: his wife, Peggy, his children, Amanda (Marc), Thomas (Tammy), and Troy (Serena), 7 grandchildren, William, Jessica, Deacon, Colton, Keagan, Coby, and Harrison, his parents, Andrew and Mardelle, a sister and 2 brothers. At his request no services are scheduled. Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd. assisted the family. Online condolences may be made at

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