Obituaries

Stanley (Colombi) Stroud - 66

7/12/1948 - 10/23/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Stanley (Colombi) Stroud, 66, passed away Thursday, October 23, 2014 in his home. He was born July 17, 1948 to Charlotte Mae Ferguson in Morehouse, MO. His innocence and kindness was an...

William R. Price - 68

10/27/1945 - 10/22/2014
Rockford, Illinois

William R. Price, 68, passed away suddenly at 2:39 a.m., Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. Born October 27, 1945 in Rockford son of William Earl...

Shirley Watson Goerlitz - 85

7/16/1929 - 10/22/2014
Longmont, Colorado

Shirley Watson Goerlitz, 85, died on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 in Longmont, CO. She was...

Carl "Ronnie" Strote - 76

1/4/1938 - 10/14/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Carl "Ronnie" Strote, 76, passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 in Rockford. Born January 4, 1938 in Rockford, son of Carl B. & Mary Ann (Hauser) Strote. Married the...

Zoe (Theoharis) Kanel - 91

4/15/1923 - 10/12/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Zoe (Theoharis) Kanel, 91, of Rockford passed away peacefully on October 12, 2014. Born in...

Donna M. Ploum - 71

5/29/1943 - 10/8/2014
Machesney Park, Illinois

Donna M. Ploum, 71, went to be home with the Lord at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2014 in...

Judith E. "Judy" Wanfalt - 75

6/29/1939 - 10/2/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Judith E. “Judy” Wanfalt, 75, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. She was born June 29, 1939 in Rockford, the daughter of Archie and Valdeen (Westbrook)...

Richard P. "Rich" Wells - 57

3/18/1957 - 9/28/2014
Rockford, Illinois


Richard P. "Rich" Wells, 57, passed away at 7:54 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 in Rockford. Born March 18, 1957 in Milwaukee, WI, son of Richard A. and Patricia (Hartje) Wells. Rich was...

Dorothy Jane Sailsbury - 88

6/23/1926 - 9/20/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Dorothy J. Sailsbury entered into eternal life on September 20, 2014. Born June 23, 1926, she was welcomed into her heavenly home by family and loved ones who predeceased her, including her...

Suzanne Dryer Kaufman - 86

10/10/1927 - 9/19/2014
Wheeling, Illinois

Suzanne Dryer Kaufman, Born October 10, 1927, Indianapolis, Indiana, to lola and Gerald Mahalowitz. In 1948 she married Joseph G. Dryer in Indianapolis. She was later married to Rockford native...

Vernon E. Peterson - 98

11/27/1915 - 9/17/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Vernon E. Peterson, 98, passed away at 5:02 p.m., Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in Alpine Fireside. He was born in Rockford on Nov. 27, 1915, the son of Frank and Rosie (Myers) Peterson. He...

June A. McCarren - 81

3/11/1933 - 9/12/2014
Rockford, Illinois

 June Arlene McCarren, 81 passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Sept. 12, 2014. Born March 11, 1933 to Douglas and Venus Barrix. Married James McCarren March 3, 1950. Employed...

DeWolfe H. Edwards - 83

2/16/1931 - 9/2/2014
Rockford, Illinois

DeWolfe H. Edwards, Jr., 83, passed away Tuesday, September...

Dr. Charles A. "Tony" Alexander - 72

3/12/1942 - 9/2/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Dr. Charles A. “Tony” Alexander died Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Born on March 12, 1942 to Charles E. and Margaret E. (Schaefer) Alexander. Earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from...

Margaret A. "Maggie" Hedding - 83

6/21/1931 - 8/29/2014
Belvidere, Illinois

Margaret A. “Maggie” Hedding, 83, passed away at home on...

Norma N. Heinzeroth - 88

7/5/1926 - 8/25/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Norma N. Heinzeroth, 88, passed away in her home at Morning Star Village, at 12:38 p.m., Monday, August 25, 2014. She was born in Rockford on July 5, 1926. Norma married Wayne “Weiner”...

Rita Ann Kindgren - 64

9/10/1949 - 8/16/2014
Rockford, Illinois

 Rita A. Kindgren of Rockford died peacefully in her home on Saturday, August 16, 2014, after a long illness. Rita was born in Rockford on September 10, 1949, the daughter of Vitus and...

April S. "Sue" Jackson - 64

11/19/1949 - 8/14/2014
Rockford, Illinois

April S. "Sue" Jackson, 64, passed away at 11:05 a.m., Thursday, August 14, 2014 in SwedishAmerican Heart Hospital. Born November 19, 1949 in Rochelle, IL, daughter of James...

Nancy Lind - 69

2/1/1945 - 8/12/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Nancy L. Lind, 69, passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 in SwedishAmerican Hospital. Born Feb. 1, 1945 in Rockford, daughter of Harry and Lucille (Glave) Lind. She was loved dearly by her...

Imogene S. Counts - 94

7/23/1920 - 8/6/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Imogene S. Counts, 94, passed away at 10:40 p.m., Wednesday, August 6, 2014 in SwedishAmerican Hospital. She was born July 23, 1920 in Lauratown, Arkansas, the daughter of Hershel and Minnie...

Jimmy R. Tucker Sr. - 64

9/26/1949 - 7/28/2014
Loves Park, Illinois

Jimmy R. Tucker Sr., 64, passed away at 7:24 a.m. Monday, July 28, 2014 in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, surrounded by his family, after a sudden illness. Born September 26,...

Rick A. Decker - 60

8/28/1953 - 7/22/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Rick A. Decker, 60, passed away at 1:59 a.m. on Tues., July 22, 2014. Born August 28, 1953 in Rockford son of Paul R. & Carol M. (Larson) Decker. He was formerly employed as a machinist at...

Richard L. "Dick" Wilson - 79

2/5/1935 - 7/20/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Richard L. "Dick" Wilson, 79, was welcomed into Eternity on July 20, 2014, surrounded by his loving family. Richard was born Feb. 5, 1935, in Sterling, IL, son of Harry and...

Urra L. Carter - 98

8/18/1915 - 7/12/2014
Rockford, Illinois

 Urra L. Carter passed away at 7:35 a.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014 in SwedishAmerican Hospital. She was born Aug. 18, 1915 in Cardville, MO, the daughter of Sublette and Elizabeth (Bell)...

Doris M. Roberts - 92

5/8/1922 - 7/11/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Doris M. Roberts, 92 , passed away Friday afternoon,  July 11, 2014 in Presence St. Anne Center. Born May 8, 1922 in Rockford daughter of Ernest & Mary (Lozzio)...

Elmars "Harry" Viesturs - 83

8/9/1930 - 7/9/2014
Belvidere, Illinois

Elmars "Harry" Viesturs departed his earthly life on Wednesday, July 9,...

Katherine M. Kostoplos - 94

8/25/1919 - 7/6/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Katherine M. Kostoplos, 94, passed away at 7:59 p.m., Sunday, July 6, 2014 in SwedishAmerican Heart Hospital. Born Aug. 25, 1919 in Taylorville, IL daughter of Gus and Athanasia (Troupis)...

Lawrence "Larry" R. Janata - 73

9/13/1940 - 7/5/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Lawrence "Larry" R. Janata, 73, formerly of Warrenville, IL, died Saturday, July...

Richard "Rick" Cook - 56

1/2/1958 - 7/4/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Richard "Rick" Cook, 56, passed away at 4:30 a.m., Friday, July 4, 2014 in River Bluff Nursing Home after a short illness. He was born Jan. 2, 1958 in Rockford, the son of Ronald and Laurie...

John George Parthenios - 77

1/1/1937 - 7/3/2014
Rockford, Illinois

 John George Parthenios, 77, passed away on July 3, 2014, due to health-related issues. Born January 1, 1937, in the village of Lada, Kalamata, Greece, John was the son of George and...

Joseph N. McDonough - 82

10/16/1931 - 6/29/2014
Loves Park, Illinois

 Joseph N. McDonough, 82, passed away in River Bluff Nursing Home on Sunday, June 29, 2014. He was born October 16, 1931 in Chicago, the son of Thomas H. and Susan B. (Stumps) McDonough....

Nancy R. Brooks - 70

9/4/1943 - 6/23/2014
Rockford, Illinois Nancy R. Brooks, 70, passed away at 1:50 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2014 in Serenity Hospice and Home, Oregon, IL. She was born Sept. 4, 1943 in Rockford, the daughter of Nels and Muriel (Amundson)...

Nikolaj Kuzmicki - 88

6/25/1925 - 6/23/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Nikolaj Kuzmicki, 88, passed away at 7:35 p.m., Monday, June 23, 2014 in River Bluff Nursing Home. He was born in Belarus on June 25, 1925, the son of Nikafor and Daria Kuzmicki. He married...

Barbara L. 'Nan' Iverson - 68

10/4/1945 - 6/18/2014
Machesney Park, Illinois

Barbara L. 'Nan' Iverson, 68 passed away Wednesday morning, June 18, 2014 in her home surrounded by her loving family after a fearless, heroic, and noble battle with cancer. Born Oct. 4, 1945 in...

David L. Rivera - 28

8/23/1985 - 5/22/2014
Rockford, Illinois

David L. Rivera, 28, passed away in Rockford on May 22, 2014. Born August 23, 1985 in Rockford, son of Terry Rivera and Grace Rathke. Previously worked for Local 32 of Laborer's Union. He was...

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