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

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
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 Memorials may be directed to the family.

Frances “Fran” Geoghegan - 91

9/26/1918 - 2/2/2010
Rockford, IL

Frances “Fran” Geoghegan, 91, died at 12:27 a.m., Tues., February 2, 2010 in Rockford Memorial Hospital. Born Sept. 26, 1918 in Rockford, the daughter of Mark and Maria (Rossi) Martegani. Married Raymond P. Geoghegan in Rockford on Sept. 28, 1940. He predeceased her Jan. 3, 2004. Formerly employed by W. F. and John Barnes as an executive secretary for many years. She was a member of the Lombardi and Verdi Clubs. Life member of St. James Catholic Church and served on the Altar & Rosary Society. Survivors include her sister, Anne Martegani of Rockford, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, 7 sisters, and 4 brothers.
Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m., Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 in St. James Catholic Church, with Fr. Dean Russell as celebrant. Entombment in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the church from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Friday. Arrangements by Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL 61107. Online condolences at In lieu of flowers, offer Masses at St. James.

Dennis L. VanHauen - 54

10/14/1955 - 2/1/2010
Rockford, IL

Dennis L. VanHauen, 54, died at 2:52 p.m, Monday, Feb. 1, 2010 after a long illness. Born Oct. 14, 1955 in Rockford, the son of Donald and Eloise VanHauen. Formerly worked at Lindquist Concrete, and was involved with the Byron Dragway. Survivors: parents, his wife, Judy VanHauen, son, Michael (Sara) VanHauen,; special son, Baby Boy VanHauen; daughter, Marcie (Chris) Bakkala, grandchildren, Christopher, Brandan, Brett, Blake, Anthony, Serenity, Alayna, Sophia, and Donnovan, brothers, Jerry (Brenda), James (Peggy), and Edward VanHauen, sisters, Donita (Bud) Pearson, Debbie (Alan) Carter, and Janet (Bill) Meyers, many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by a son, Jason Stover and step-mother, Isabell VanHauen.
Memorial Service 1:00 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, IL. Online condolences may be made at Memorials to the family.

Elsie L. Lyman - 92

8/9/1917 - 1/30/2010
Rockford, IL

Elsie L. Lyman, 92, died Sat., January 30, 2010 in the home of her son, Robert J. Lyman, in Toney, AL. Born Aug. 9, 1917 in Rockford, the daughter of Henry and Myrtle (Moody) Meyer. She was a long-time member of Broadway United Methodist Church and Blackhawk Trails Riding Club. Survivors include her son Robert (Carol) Lyman of Toney, AL, a grandson, Jason (Misty Lou) Lyman of Ardmore, AL, and many cousins, including Jean Larsen of Northbrook, IL. Predeceased by her parents and a son, Gene Lyman.
Service 1:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford. Visitation at the funeral home from noon until service time. Burial in Willwood Burial Park. Memorials may be directed to Broadway United Methodist Church.

Betty M. Hall - 78

10/8/1931 - 1/30/2010
Rockford, IL

Betty M. Hall, 78, died at 6:35 a.m., Sat., Jan. 30, 2010, in her home surrounded by her family. Born Oct. 8, 1931 in Lake Mills, MN, the daughter of Charles and Mabel (Behr) Schmitt. Married Jack B. Hall in Rockford on Jan. 31, 1953. He predeceased her June 8, 1994. Employed for 50 years by the Rockford Register Star. Survived by her daughter, Sue Nelson of Rockford, a son, Bob (Shirley) Hall of Chandler, AZ, 3 grandchildren Eric (Suzy) Nelson, Karin Nelson, and Stephanie Hall, a great-grandchild, Ryder Nelson, siblings, Jeanette (Jim) Lenort, Ralph (Vicky) Schmitt, Violet Meyer, Diane (Larry) Reinlasoder, and Audrey Foster, and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents and a brother, Robert Schmitt. Special thanks to Visiting Nurses Association for their loving support of our mom and our family. Also, to the many friends who visited often and made Mom’s last month’s more cheerful; Jeff, Glenda, Martin, Helen, Diane, Rodney, Carol, Sandy, Judy, and Mr. and Mrs. Warren Friest and many others.
Memorial service at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth St., Rockford, with a gathering time of remembrance from 4:00 p.m. until service time. Memorials to VNA Hospice. Online condolences may be made at

Maurice “Moe” Davis - 66

8/6/1943 - 1/26/2010
Rockford, IL

Maurice “Moe” Davis, 66, of Amberwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, died at 11:35 a.m., Tues., January 26, 2010 in Rockford Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born Aug. 6, 1943 in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of Walter and Luella Davis. Graduated from Westinghouse High School in Pittsburgh. Employed as a machinist for many years at Rockwell International and later worked for the city of Rockford. Maurice, “Moe” was an avid sports fan, particularly, boxing. He also loved his music. Survived by 3 daughters: Tracey Pope, Ladora (Charles) Robinson, and Debora (Derrick) Clark, all of Milwaukee, WI; a son: Maurice A. Edwards of Chicago,, IL; 8 grandchildren; 2 brothers: Donald (Betty) Davis of Mobile, AL, and Myles (Martha) Davis of Lincoln, NE; 3 sisters: Helen (William) Cooper of Pittsburgh, PA, Diane (Charles) Chapman, and Sherry (Latham) Mann, both of Gahanna, OH; special nieces: Darlene Davis and Kimberly (David) Allen, both of Rockford, Melissa (Brendan) Blount of Rex, GA, and a nephew: John Wesley Strother III of Rockford. Predeceased by his parents, a brother, Walter Davis, and sisters, Doris Durrah and Carmen Henderson. Visitation from 2 – 4 p.m., Wed., February 3, 2010 in Sundberg Funeral Home, Ltd., 215 N. Sixth Street, Rockford with funeral service to begin at 4:00 p.m. Online condolences may be made at

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