EDWARD MEZNER, 92 ROCKFORD - Edward Mezner, 92, of Rockford, passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014, in Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center. Born April 7, 1921, in East Mineral, Kan.; the son of John and Johanna (Geigerle) Mezner. Edward was a 1943 graduate of the University of Illinois and received a B.S. in Accounting. He married Mary Felland Dec. 1, 1951, in Rockford. Edward was a self-employed C.P.A. He was a member of the Blackhawk Trails Club, where he loved to spend time with his family and friends on hiking trips. Edward enjoyed photography, traveling, and supporting his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Mary of Rockford; daughters, Julie (Randy) Trank of Winnebago, Ill. and Laura (Dirk) Nelson of Minnetonka, Minn.; son, John (Rhonda) Mezner of Bellingham, Wash.; grandchildren, Carl and Christy Trank, Kari and Sonja Nelson, and Joseph Mezner. Predeceased by his parents and sisters. Graveside service at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 15, in Scandinavian Cemetery. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 15, 2014, in Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center, 3470 N. Alpine Rd., with Rev. Jeff Fricke officiating. Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2 p.m. prior to the service Saturday in Fairhaven. The family of Edward Mezner would like any memorials to go to Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center or Hospice Care of America, 3815 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford, IL 61114. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd., Fred C. Olson Chapel. To share a memory or online condolence, please visit olsonfh.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, 2014