Obituaries

Raymond P. "Ray" Magnuson - 86

3/17/1928 - 4/22/2014
Rockford, Illinois Raymond "Ray" Patrick Magnuson left his family on April 22, 2014. Ray was born on March 17, 1928, the oldest of four sons born to Martin and Janet (Keenan) Magnuson. He married Patricia Marsh on...

Thelma M. Denton - 91

4/11/1923 - 4/12/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Former Rockford resident Thelma M. Denton, 91, passed away in her home in Mt. Morris, IL on Saturday, April 12, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 11, 1923 in West...

Basil O. "Junior" Beck - 86

8/9/1927 - 4/11/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Basil O. "Junior"  Beck, 86, passed away at 5:10 p.m., Friday, April 11, 2014 in Swedish American Hospital. He was born August 9, 1927 in Ramsey, IL, the son of Basil and Ida (Duvall) Beck....

Zina Nekrasewich - 95

10/15/1918 - 3/29/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Zina Nekrasewich, 95, passed away in Presence Cor Mariae Center on Saturday,  March 29, 2014. Born Oct. 15, 1918 in Pinsk, Poland, daughter of Gregory and Ewa Baranchuk. Married to Peter...

Maria L. Martinez - 76

4/11/1937 - 3/27/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Maria L. Martinez, 76, passed away in SwedishAmerican Heart Hospital on Thursday, March 27, 2014. She was born April 11, 1937 in Nayarit, Mexico, the daughter of Ustaquio Miramontes and Sara...

Janet Marie Michaelson - 58

8/2/1955 - 3/16/2014
Machesney Park, Illinois

Janet Marie Michaelson, 58, of Machesney Park, passed quietly in her sleep, Sunday, March 16, with family at her side. Born August 2, 1955 in Rockford, IL to the late Lowell and Della Haldeman....

Alex M. Armato - 55

2/28/1959 - 3/15/2014
Las Vegas, Nevada

Alex M. Armato, 55, passed away unexpectedly in his home on Saturday, March 15, 2014. He was born February 28, 1959 in Rockford, the son of Sam Armato and Carol Armato Boraiko. Alex graduated...

Walter Lukaszyk - 41

6/30/1973 - 3/13/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Walter Lukaszyk, 41, passed away in his home on Thursday, March 13, 2014. He was born June 30, 1973, the son of Stefan and Zofia (Michelek) Lukaszyk.
Survivors: his sons, Skyler and...

Marjorie L. Howard - 89

9/27/1924 - 3/10/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Marjorie L. Howard, 89, of Rockford, IL died at 8:51 a.m., Monday, March 10, 2014 in her home. Born September 27, 1924 in Duluth, MN, daughter of Morris & Mildred Hansey. Lived 79 years in...

William D. Finkboner - 60

9/24/1953 - 3/8/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Dragana Bovan - 26

8/10/1987 - 3/8/2014
Rockford. Illinois

Jerome L. "Jerry" Anderson - 77

9/24/1936 - 3/6/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Jerome L. “Jerry” Anderson, 77, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014 in his home. He was born Sept. 24, 1936 in Rockford, the son of Ira and Rhoda D. (Sundquist) Anderson. He graduated from...

Agnes R. Christensen - 97

2/10/1917 - 3/5/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Agnes R. Christensen, 97, passed away in P. A. Peterson Home on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. She was born February 10, 1917 in Chicago, IL, the daughter of David and Ann (Hennigan) Courtney....

Ronald L. Higgins - 63

2/2/1951 - 2/23/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Ronald L. Higgins, 63, passed away on Sunday, February 23, 2014 in SwedishAmerican Hospital. He was born Feb. 2, 1951 in Rockford, the son of Ernest and Mae (Clankie) Higgins. Survivors include...

Jeanne A. Kerns - 95

11/3/1918 - 2/8/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Jeanne A. Kerns, 95, passed away peacefully at home with her son at her side on Saturday, February 8, 2014. She was born Nov. 3, 1918 in Davenport, IA, the daughter of George and Rozella (Hibst)...

Zeno S. Vourliotis - 86

1/18/1928 - 1/25/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Beloved Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather, 86
Zeno Vourliotis, 86, passed away on Saturday, January 25 at Rosewood Care Center in Rockford. He was the son of Spiros and Calliope...

Andrew J. Myers - 80

12/14/1933 - 1/17/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Andrew J. Myers, 80, passed away at 10:00 p.m., Friday, January 17, 2014 in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. He was born December 14, 1933 in Rockford, the son of Andrew and Evelyn (Smyth) Myers....

Anne R. Martegani - 106

9/21/1907 - 1/9/2014
Rockford, illinois

Anne R. Martegani, 106, passed away peacefully in her home on January 9, 2014. She was born in 1907, the daughter of Mark and Maria (Rossi) Martegani. Anne was a lifelong member of St. James...

Stephan Keriz Sr. - 85

2/1/1928 - 12/27/2013
Cherry Valley, Illinois

Steve Keriz, 85, of Cherry Valley, IL passed away in his home during the evening of Friday, December 27, 2013. Healthy, active and alert until the very end, his death came as a surprise to those...

Sally Garten Balkin - 84

12/23/2013 - 12/19/2013
Boca Raton, Florida

Sally Garten Balkin, age 84, died on December 19, 2013 as a result of a pedestrian - automobile accident in Boca Raton, Florida. Sally was born on December 29, 1928 in Chicago, Il. She is...

Sally S. Warmoth Shoemaker - 66

1/15/1947 - 12/16/2013
Rockford, Illinois

Sally S. Warmoth Shoemaker, 66 passed away peacefully Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 in her home. Born Jan. 15, 1947 in Rockford. Previously married to James B. Warmoth Sr. Survivors include 5 children:...

Raymond D. Carter - 81

5/14/1932 - 12/12/2013
Rockford, Illinois

Raymond D. Carter, 81, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 12, 2013 in his home. Born May of 1932 in Pollard, AR. He was the second of 4 children born to Floyd R. and Nova (Kirk)...

Jerome Hobel - 83

6/2/1930 - 12/9/2013
Rockford, Illinois

Jerome “Larry Jerry” Hobel, 83, passed away on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 in his home. Born June 2, 1930 in Rockford. He was a former Rockford Civil Defense Director and Fire Marshall. He enjoyed...

Bruce Bayer - 74

10/22/1939 - 12/7/2013
Rockford, Illinois

Bruce Bayer, 74, husband of Maxine; father of Denyse Bayer (Joe Bachman); brother of Beverly Mallen, Fred Bayer, and Nita Lasky; many nieces, nephews, friends, and special pet, Ginger. The...

Stanley J. Aniszewski - 72

5/29/1941 - 12/4/2013
Rockford, Illinois

Stanley J. Aniszewski, 72, passed away, Wednesday evening on December 4, 2013 in Rockford Memorial Hospital. Born May 29, 1941 in Rockford, the son of Stanley and Stella (Zamouski) Aniszewski....

Bruce A. Hill - 54

3/2/1959 - 12/1/2013
Rockford, Illinois

Bruce Allen Hill, 54, died early in the morning on Sunday, December 1, 2013 in his home of a sudden illness. He was born March 2, 1959 in Rockford. Bruce graduated from Rock Valley College...

Richard A. Brunson - 72

11/8/1941 - 11/24/2013
Shirland, Illinois

Richard A. Brunson, 72, passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, November 24, 2013 in his home. He was born November 8, 1941 in Freeport, IL, the son of Robert and Dorothy H. (Boltz) Brunson....

Shirley J. Scott - 79

4/11/1934 - 11/11/2013
Rockford, Illinois

Shirley Joyce Scott, 79, Rockford died peacefully on Monday, November 11, 2013. Born April 11, 1934, in Rockford, IL. Shirley was the oldest daughter of Charles and Nellie (Housenga) Scott. She...

Janet E. Arneson - 92

2/5/1921 - 11/10/2013
Rockford, Illinois

Janet Eleanor Arneson, age 92, of Rockford, died peacefully November 10, 2013, of natural causes, with her daughter Marilyn and granddaughter Petrea at her side singing her favorite hymns. She...

Gary J. Olson - 72

9/20/1941 - 11/7/2013
Rockford, Illinois

Gary J. Olson, 72, passed away, restfully, surrounded by loved ones, in his home on Thursday, November 7, 2013. Born September 20, 1941 in Prairie du Chien, WI, son of Orin and Stella (Jones)...

Mary "Red" E. Phelan - 75

8/10/1938 - 10/23/2013
Rockford, Illinois

Mary “Red” E. (Kuhl) Phelan, 75, passed away on, Wednesday, October, 23, 2013 in her home after a courageous battle with cancer. Born August 10, 1938, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Joseph...

Marion I. Johnson - 93

8/1/1920 - 10/23/2013
Rockford, Illinois

Marion I. Johnson, 93, passed away at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 23, 2013 in Alpine Fireside Health Center. Born August 1, 1920 in Beloit, WI, daughter of George and Isabelle Gunderson....

Sterne A. Roufa - 71

8/18/1942 - 10/22/2013
Rockford, Illinois

Sterne A. Roufa, 71, of Machesney Park, died 6:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 22, 2013 surrounded by family at home after battling cancer and Parkinson’s Disease over the last 15 years. Born August...

Lorena E. Tighe - 99

10/24/1913 - 10/19/2013
St. Louis, Missouri

Lorena Elizabeth Tighe, 99, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2013 in St. Louis, MO. She was born October 24, 1913 in Tyrone, PA, the daughter of Francis and Margaret (Farley) Fisher. She...

Sylvia E. Conde - 90

6/14/1923 - 10/14/2013
Rockford, Illinois


Sylvia E. Conde, 90, a resident of Naples, Florida, passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, October 14, 2013. Born June 14, 1923, in Oak Park, IL, the daughter of Winsor and Sylvia...

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