About Us

The caring and experienced professionals at Sundberg Funeral Home are here to support you through this difficult time.  We offer a range of personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements.  You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one.  And we’ll carefully guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time.

You are welcome to call us at 1-815-962-7743 at any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance.  Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience.  We also provide a wealth of information here on our web site so you can learn more from the privacy of your own home.

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Built in 1895 by Mr. John Spafford, the characteristic warmth of a Victorian Era home is noted by many families and visitors. Extensive use of cut and crystal glass throughout the house, true quarter sawn oak staircase, fireplaces of cherry, oak, and birdseye maple.

The ambiance of an era past has been mated with a functionality for those we serve today.

Axel A. Sundberg began Sundberg Funeral Parlor at 1508 Broadway, here in Rockford in 1918. In 1924 Axel A. Sundberg & Erling E. Larsen opened Sundberg's Funeral Home at 1511 Broadway. An early advertisement states, "Unlike some other undertaking parlors, the office is in the rear where the ringing of the phone and transacting of business does not interrupt services".


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Following WWII, upon discharge from the Navy, Axel's son, Collins Y. Sundberg, returned to the business. Mr. Sundberg along with Mrs. Floy Chapin opened the Sundberg-Chapin Funeral Home in a restored circa 1895 Queen Anne home in 1952, which remains our present location. Mr. Sundberg became sole owner, along with his wife Norma (Johnson), in 1960. Collins Y. Sundberg served as Winnebago County Coroner from 1952-1975 and continued operation of the funeral home until his death in 1991.

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