ROY R. GRIGALONAS, 93 ROCKFORD - Roy R. Grigalonas, 93, of Rockford, died Wednesday, October 9, 2013, in Bickford House. Born September 27, 1920, in Spring Valley, Ill, the son of John and Isabelle (Paulkaitus) Grigalonas. He married Margaret Person on October 19, 1946, at the Old Stone Church in Rockton. She predeceased him on November 21, 2003. Roy served his country in the Army in WWII earning two Bronze Stars, a Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the American Theatre Ribbon and the Victory Ribbon. He worked at Rockford Products from 1941 to 1982, retiring as a foreman. He was a member of Alpine Lutheran Church and the Rockford Products Retiree Organization. He enjoyed golf, fishing, woodworking and word search puzzles. Survived by his daughters, Margo Grigalonas and Marlene (Michael) Bukowski of Rockford; grandchildren, Melissa (Matt) Stucky of Loves Park, and Alexandra Bukowski of Chicago; and brother, Joseph (Carole) Grigalonas of Spring Valley. Predeceased by his sister, Rose Marie. Thanks to Heartland Hospice and Bickford House for all their help and caring. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 14, 2013, in Alpine Lutheran Church, 5001 Forest View Ave., with Rev. Woody Knutson officiating. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park. Visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, October 13, at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd., Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 2nd Ave., and from 9:45 to 10:15 a.m. before the service on Monday at church. Memorials may be made to Alpine Lutheran Church or to the
, 1111 S. Alpine Road, Rockford, IL 61108. To share a memory or condolence, visit olsonfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 12 to Oct. 13, 2013