Obituaries

Rose Guzzardo Curry - 91

11/13/1923 - 12/14/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Rose Guzzardo Curry, 91, passed away...

Major Fredrick F. "Fred" Scroggins - 83

5/11/1931 - 12/8/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Fredrick F. "Fred" Scroggins, 83, passed away , Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 in Alden Debes Rehab & Health Care Center. Born May 11, 1931 in Lake City, Iowa, son of Fred A. and Pearl E. (Campbell)...

Gregg A. Yoder - 56

10/1/1958 - 12/5/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Gregg Yoder, 56, a long-time resident of Rockford, passed away on Friday, December 5, 2014, at St. Anthony Medical Center. Gregg was born in Streator, Illinois on October 1, 1958, and grew up...

Linda Joyce Gassaway - 65

6/11/1949 - 12/3/2014
Rockford, Illinois

 Linda Joyce Gassaway, 65, passed away at 8:30 a.m., Wed., December 3, 2014 in SwedishAmerican Heart Hospital. She was born June 11, 1949 in Kirksville, MO, the daughter of Robert and...

Helen E. Clapper - 64

11/25/1949 - 11/23/2014
Rockford, Illinois

Helen E. Clapper, 64, passed away at 5:55 p.m., Sunday, November 23, 2014 in Rock Falls Rehab...

John J. O'Brien Jr. - 89

12/2/1924 - 11/21/2014
Rockford, Illinois

 John J. O’Brien Jr., 89, passed away in his home on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 after a lengthy illness. He was born Dec. 2, 1924 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of John J. O’Brien Sr. and Mae...

Robert J. "Bob" Garton - 90

1/27/1924 - 11/15/2014
Rockford, Illinois

 Robert J. “Bob” Garton, 90, passed away at 4:00 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 in Alden Debes Rehab & Health Center. Born Jan. 27, 1924 in Elk Mound, WI, the son of David and Irene...

John David Landgren - 89

10/31/1925 - 11/13/2014
Rockford, Illinois

 John David Landgren, 89, passed away peacefully, Thursday evening, Nov. 13, in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born October 31,1925, to Arthur and Bertha Landgren, of Rockford....

Hester Mae Hancock - 80

10/12/1934 - 11/8/2014
Rockford, Illinois

 Hester Mae (Grayum) Hancock, 80, whose name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life, walked through the pearly gates into the arms of Jesus on November 8, 2014 with family by her side. Born...

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,...

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