Ted Szulaka - 819/24/1927 - 2/27/2009
Ted Szulaka, 81, died in the loving home of his daughter, Rose, after a long illness on February 27, 2009. Born Sept. 24, 1927 in Kniarze, Ukraine, the son of Jakiw “Jack” and Anastasia (Siryj) Szulaka. They preceded him in death. Married Nada “Nadia” Rodak in Chicago on May 4, 1952. She predeceased him Oct. 5, 1996. He moved to Rockford in 1954 and lived there until 2000. He was employed by Greenlee Textron until retiring. Ted was a proud member of Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church. Survivors: his daughter, Rose Szulaka of Woodridge, IL, a sister, Anna (Alex) Nimczenko of Medinah, IL, Godsons, Jack and Craig Clark of Rockford, sister-in-law, Susan O. Clark of Rockford, brother-in-law, Mike (Ann) Rodak of Rockford, and many nieces and nephews. Service 10:00 a.m., Wed., March 4, 2009 in Christ the Saviour Orthodox Church, with Fr. Basil Aden and Fr. Bohdan Kalyniuk officiating. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation at Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL from 6 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, with a Blessing Service at 7:00 p.m. Online condolences may be made at sundbergfh.com.
Lawrence D. Coffey - 8012/23/1928 - 2/26/2009
Rockford, IL Lawrence D. Coffey, 80, died peacefully, Thurs., Feb. 26, 2009 in his home. Born Dec. 23, 1928, in Watseka, IL, the son of Lawrence and Jewel (Sprinkle) Coffey. Married Marilyn Stabenow in 1960 in Rockford. Larry and his Mom traveled with his Dad on AT & T road gangs. They lived in Loves Park for a while. Later, his Dad was transferred to the AT & T relay station in Wyanet, IL., and the family moved there. Larry graduated from Wyanet grade school and then graduated high school in 1948. The family operated a restaurant in Wyanet for a number of years. He came to Rockford in 1955 and was employed at Sundstrand for over 30 years before his retirement. He was a member of St. James Church, Moose Club, and UAW #592. Larry enjoyed growing up in a small town, and the reunions at school. His interests included: big band music, radio, movies, playing cards, art, drawing, and computer. Larry enjoyed all sports, especially the Cubs, Bears, and Bulls. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn, a son, Kevin, his grandchildren, Angela and Benjamin, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Robert Caron of Rochelle, Joan and James Stabenow of Sarasota, FL, Dorothy and Terry Canode of Rockford, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by parents, and his mother and father-in-law, Agnes and Kearney Stabenow. Funeral Mass 10:00 a.m., Tues., Mar. 3, 2009 in St. James Catholic Church, with Fr. Dean Russell, celebrant. Visitation at the church from 9:00 a.m., until time of service on Tuesday. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Memorials to the family.
Loretta (Ott) Schumann - 891/12/1920 - 2/15/2009
Machesney Park, IL " Loretta L. (Ott) Schumann, 89, of Loves Park, passed away Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009 at 11:47 a.m., at her daughter’s home, surrounded by family as the Good Lord took her to be with him. She couldn’t stay another day…to laugh, to love, to work or play. Born Jan. 12, 1920, in Columbus, WI, the daughter of Frank and Anna (Kienast) Wegener. She lived many years in Loves Park relocating from Wisconsin. Married Gotthold C. Schumann who was her “best ever” fishing partner. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and spent many amazing years as a devoted, loving mother of her 11 children, grandmother to 39 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren, and always remembered everyone on their special occasions! She enjoyed years of volunteering at Walter Lawson Children’s Home, playing cards, Scrabble, crocheting, and gardening. Many thanks to Dr. J. Sturm and staff, Dr. Jon Monkmeyer and Sharon, along with Frankie from Community Health Care, Penny with Comfort Keepers, and VNA/Hospice for their loving and caring support. Survivors include 5 daughters: Carol (Joseph) Hagen, Donna Ploum, Sandi Kokas, Lorrie (Jerry) Berg, and Pam (Norm) Sanders, 6 sons; Larry (Pat) Ott, Donald (Denise) Ott, Kenneth (Marylou) Ott, Butch Schumann, Alonzo Schumann, and 2 stepchildren; Kathy (Brian) Lytle, and Richard (Jane) Schumann. She was predeceased by her husband Gotthold, a son David Ott, 4 sisters, 4 brothers, and a stepson, Victor Schumann. Visitation from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Wed., Feb. 18, 2009 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford. Service 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009 in Grace Lutheran Church, 343 Grand Ave., Loves Park, with Pastor Brent Dahlseng officiating. Visitation at the church 1 hour prior to service time. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. A memorial will be established at a later date. Online condolences may be made at sundbergfh.com."
Arthur S. Novak, Sr. - 894/11/1919 - 2/10/2009
Rockford, IL Arthur S. Novak, Sr. died, at 5:31 am, Tues. Feb. 10, 2009, in P. A. Peterson Home. Born April 11, 1919, in Wenona, IL, son of Stanley and Anna (Worman) Novak. Married the former Juanita Whisenant in Rockford, May 20, 1943. Employed as a tool and die maker and a founder of Specialty Screw. He was an avid golfer and member of Mauh-Nah-Tee-See Country Club where he twice had a hole-in-one. Graduated from Rockford Central High School. Survivors include; wife, Juanita, of Rockford, daughter, Donna (Tom) Wright of Hot Springs Village, AR., son, Art S. (Linda) Novak of Elk Grove Village,IL a sister, Leona Gillette of Rockford, 3 grandchildren Jeffrey Chapman (Annie), Beachwood, Ohio, Michael (Heather) Chapman of Sammanish, WA, and Liz Novak, of Chicago, great grandchildren, Kaila Lopez Chapman, Nina Chapman, Lily Chapman, Colin Chapman. Predeceased by parents, brothers and sisters, Raymond Novak, Margaret Miles, Anna Baker, George Novak, John Novak, James Novak and Martha Wilinski. Service at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13, in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., with Fr. David Beauvais officiating. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Friends my call at funeral home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12. Memorials to P. A. Peterson Home. Online condolences may be made at sundbergfh.com.
Gerald "Jerry" Leden - 838/3/1925 - 2/10/2009
Rockford, IL Gerald “Jerry” Leden, 83, died 11:10 pm., Tues. Feb. 10, 2009 in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. Born Aug. 3, 1925 in Rockford son of Wilford and Mildred (Turnrose) Leden. Married Mary A. Knappenberger in Evansville, WI, April 6, 1947. Formerly employed by Barber Colman Corp. with over 35 years of service. Veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Navy. Member of Grace United Methodist Church and a member of the Rockford Barbershoppers for many years and former member of Loyal Order of the Moose. Graduated from East High School and attended Rock Valley College. Survivors; wife, Mary of Rockford, 4 children, Gregory (Margo) Leden of Rockton, IL, William (Karen) Leden of Roscoe, IL, Cynthia (Ronald) Alms of Belvidere, IL, Jeffrey (Leila) Leden of Griswold, IA, 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 1 sister, Lorraine McDonald, Rockford. Predeceased by his parents. Services at 11:30 am, Sat., Feb. 14, 2009, in Grace United Methodist Church, 3555 McFarland Rd, with the Rev. David Aslesen, Pastor, officiating. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107. Online condolences can be made at Sundbergfh.com. Friends may call at the church from 10:30 am until service time on Saturday. A memorial to be established at a later date.
Robert "Rob" Markin - 603/15/1948 - 2/7/2009
Rockford, IL "Robert “Rob” Markin, 60, Sat., February 7, 2009 in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. Born March 15, 1948 in Rockford, the son of Robert F. and Doris J. (Larson) Markin. Married Donna R. Riggle in Rockford on April 5, 1968. Served in the U.S. Navy during the Viet Nam War. He was employed as a machinist by Anderson Bros. Mfg. for many years. Rob enjoyed going to casinos, fishing, and spending time with his grandchildren. Survivors include his wife, Donna, 3 children, Robert (Kristine) Markin, Chad (Bridget) Markin, and Stacie (Noah) Castillo, all of Rockford, 5 grandchildren, Mason, Jaxon, Layton, Landon, and Jadin. Predeceased by his parents and brother, Randall. Service at noon, Wed., February 11, 2009 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, with Rev. Kathy Whitney officiating. Visitation at the funeral from 11:00 am until service time on Wednesday. A memorial will be established at a later date. Online condolences may be made at sundbergfh.com."
Robert G. Crosby - 648/21/1944 - 1/29/2009
"R. G. “Robert” Crosby, 64, died at 11:42 a.m., Thurs., January 29, 2009 in West Suburban Nursing Center, Bloomingdale. Born Aug. 21, 1944, the son of Bennie W. and Glendoris (Metcalf) Crosby. Graduated from West High School, class of 1962, and attended Iowa State Univ. U. S. Army veteran serving in medical unit in Korea during Viet Nam War. Married Gayle Elgin in Rockford on Mar. 3, 1981. She predeceased him Feb. 20, 2008. Employed by the City of Rockford for many years. Survivors: a daughter, Glendelle Crosby, a son, Robert J. Crosby, 2 grandchildren, Alexis and Allee, his mother Glendoris Crosby, 2 brothers, James and William Crosby, and a brother-in-law, Gary Elgin. Predeceased by his father, Bennie, and a son, Gary. Service 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Tuesday. Private interment in Willwood Burial Park.
Yvonne N. Johnson - 745/13/1934 - 1/17/2009
Rockford, IL Yvonne N. Johnson, 74, died at 2:03 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009 in SwedishAmerican Hospital ER. Born May 13, 1934 in Rockford, the daughter of Stanley and Lena Kjellstrom. She married Walter G. Johnson in Rockford on Apr. 29, 1960. He predeceased her Nov. 21, 2003. She was a member of Alpine Lutheran Church. Survivors include her daughter, Lynn (Chuck) Graham, a son, James M. Johnson, 4 grandchildren, Eric, Jackie, Heather, and Lindsay, 4 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Pat Carlson. Predeceased by her parents. Service 11:00 a.m., Friday, Jan. 23, 2009 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, with Rev. Dr. Richard Meier officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday, from 10:00 a.m. until service time. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park. Online condolences may be made at sundbergfh.com.
Rose M. MacKay - 678/24/1941 - 1/13/2009
Rockford, IL Rose Marie “Rosie” Chaon MacKay, born August 24, 1941, died on January 13, 2009 surrounded by her family. Rosie fought a brave, brief battle with lung cancer. She was not afraid to die because she was never afraid to live. In addition to being the best possible wife, mother, and grandmother imaginable, Rosie was a consummate teacher. She taught for 38 years, most of which was spent in Rockford District 205. After graduating from Mt. Saint Clare Academy in Clinton, IA, Rosie received her B.A. from Marquette University and her M.A. in Education from Northern Illinois University. She was a private pilot along with her husband and they had a million adventures. She was a traveler, laugher, listener, Delta Kappa Gamma member, Illini fan, potluck lover, professional grandmother and friend to all. Rosie leaves behind to laugh at her jokes her husband Pete, daughters Margot (Efrain) Castillo and Meredith, lights-of-her-life granddaughters Ariana Elise and Ava Marie Castillo, sisters Darlene (Bob) Gehant and Donna (George) Johnson along with many wonderful nieces and nephews, and life long friend Rita Dixon. She was preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Alberta (Dinges) Chaon. The family wishes to express great appreciation for the amazing care provided by Northern Illinois Hospice and Grief Center. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 16, from 5 – 8 pm at Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 17 at St. Edwards Church, 3004 11th St., Rockford. Burial to follow at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Cemetery in West Brooklyn, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Delta Kappa Gamma Scholarship Fund or the United Way of Rock River Valley.
A. J. Arnold - 873/28/1921 - 1/5/2009
Crossville, TN Former Rockford resident, A. J. Arnold, 87, died Monday morning, Jan. 5, 2009 in Crossville Medical Center, Crossville, TN. Born March 28, 1921 in Milwaukee, WI, the son of John and Blanche (Majchrzak) Kowalski. He was a WW II veteran of the U.S. Navy and attained the rank of Lieutenant. A. J. was a graduate of Milwaukee School of Engineering. He married the former Alice Salo in Milwaukee, and she predeceased him Dec. 14, 1972. He was the former Vice President of the Motors Division at Barber Colman Corp. for many years, retiring in 1983. He spent the last 10 years in Tennessee with his daughter Ellen and her family, and lived in Florida for the prior 15 years. Survivors include his 2 daughters, Ellen J. (Richard) Catterall of Crossville, TN and Kathleen M. (John) Hill of Edelstein, IL, 7 grandchildren, Charles Catterall, Kim Catterall, Katherine Catterall, Jeff Hill, Linda Fennel, James Hill, and Mary Ellen Schupbach, 15 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters, Evelyn Heun and Dorothy Eisenberg. Service 11:00 a.m., Friday, Jan. 9, 2009 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Burial in Cedar Bluff Cemetery. Visitation at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Friday. Online condolences may be made at sundbergfh.com.
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