GEORGE R. ANKELE, 68 POPLAR GROVE - George R. Ankele, 68, of Poplar Grove, died Thursday, March 28, 2013, in his home, surrounded by his family. Born Nov. 18, 1944, in Chicago; son of Robert and Adeline (Staszak) Ankele. Served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. Married Maureen Springer on May 26, 1971, in Belvidere. Worked as an electronics engineer for Pacific Scientific, now known as Danaher Controls. George was a life member of the VFW Belvidere Post #1461, and member of the American Legion Boone Post #77, and enjoyed model trains. Survivors include his loving wife, Maureen; sons, Christopher (Maria) of Oxford, WI, Douglas (Michelle) of Loves Park, Roger of Rockford; and granddaughter, Madaleine. Predeceased by his parents. Funeral service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, in Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dean Parker officiating. Visitation from 10 a.m. Tuesday to time of service; with cremation to follow services. For online condolences visit buckwheelerhyland.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Mar. 30 to Mar. 31, 2013