Obituaries

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...

Jeffrey L. Harriott - 61

8/11/1952 - 5/20/2014
Davis Junction, Illinois

Jeffrey L. Harriott, 61, passed away of in Kindred Hospital, Sycamore, IL on May 20, 2014 after a four month respiratory illness. He was born August 11, 1952 in Rockford, the son of Jesse and...

George A. Hillburst - 91

3/3/1923 - 5/19/2014
Rockford, Illinois

George “White Knight” Hillburst, 91, passed away in his home on May 19, 2014. He was born March 3, 1923 in Rockford, the son of Inga Olson. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran, serving in the Pacific...

Velma A. Quackenbush - 78

12/16/1935 - 5/17/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Velma A. Quackenbush, 78, departed this life at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 17, 2014 in her home. She was born December 16, 1935 in Vinton, IA, the daughter of Jesse John and Blanche (Hannah)...

Dorothy A. Johnson - 86

2/19/1928 - 5/6/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Dorothy A. Johnson, 86, passed away in Highview in the Woodlands, Rockton, on Tuesday morning, May 6, 2014. She was born Feb. 19, 1928, the daughter of Harry and Bernice (Russell) Nethery....

Marilyn J. Friend - 82

2/19/1932 - 5/5/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Rockford resident Marilyn Joan Friend, 82, passed away at 8:15 p.m., Monday,May 5, 2014 in Morristown Hamblen Hospital, Morristown, TN. She was born on February 19,1932 in Rockford, daughter of...

James "Jim" Hoffman - 78

4/19/1936 - 4/27/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Beloved Husband, Father and Papa
James "Jim" Hoffman, 78, passed away at 7:35 a.m., Sunday, April 27, 2014 in Neighbor's Rehabilitation Center after an extended illness....

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...

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