Kurt Francis Oefelein of Loves Park, IL passed away peacefully at his home on July 25, 2020. Born on September 25, 1958 in Elgin IL to Donald and Marilyn Oefelein, he was the youngest of five children. He graduated from Cary-Grove Community High School in 1976 and served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Waddell. Kurt was a skilled tradesman and worked as an electrician for many years. He worked for the Chrysler production plant in Belvidere, IL, and volunteered for the Department of Veterans Affairs in Freeport, IL serving veterans in the community. He is preceded in death by his parents Donald Oefelein and Marilyn (Kristensen) Oefelein, and grandchildren Justin Kurt Oefelein and Autumn Rae Oefelein. He is survived by his children Jacqueline Lightheart, Justin (Sonya) Oefelein, Rebecca Oefelein, and Matt Oefelein; siblings Erik Oefelein, John (Peggie) Oefelein, Carl (Sue) Oefelein, and Mark Oefelein; seven grandchildren and many nieces, cousins, and friends.
Visitation will begin at 12:00 p.m. followed by services at 1:00 p.m. at Sundberg Funeral Home, 215 N 6th St. Rockford, IL. 61107. A repass will follow the service at Rock Cut State Park. Please wear a mask and follow social distancing guidelines for Covid-19.
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