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Carole E. Bailey Obituary (Rockford Register Star)

Carole E. Bailey

Rockford, IL

Carole E. Bailey 1944—2017 Carole E. Bailey, 72, of Rockford passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Mercy Health. Born July 12, 1944, in Winnebago, the daughter of Lester and Ruth (Vanstone) Doran. Carole married Tommy Bailey in 1985. She ran a beauty shop for many years and...

Verla J. Briggs

Freeport, IL

Verla J. Briggs 1927—2017 Verla June Briggs, 89, of Freeport, died Saturday March 11, 2017 at Manor Court. Verla was born August 3, 1927 in Creston, IA., the daughter of Roy and Jessie (Hatten) Miller. She married Burdette "Burt" Briggs on May 10, 1947. She was a member of...

Gloria "Dottie" Guglielmetti Obituary (Rockford Register Star)

Gloria "Dottie" Guglielmetti

Rockford, IL

Gloria "Dottie" Guglielmetti 1958—2017 Gloria "Dottie" Guglielmetti, 58, of Rockford, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017. She was born April 5, 1958, in Austin, Texas to Edward and Rosie (Serrano) Rodriguez. She married Duane Guglielmetti on November 14, 1987, in Las Vegas....

Gary G. Knaub Sr. Obituary (Rockford Register Star)

Gary G. Knaub Sr.

Leaf River, IL

Gary G. Knaub Sr. 1947—2017 Gary G. Knaub, Sr., 70, lifelong Byron/Leaf River area resident, died Saturday March 25, 2017 in Oregon Living & Rehabilitation Center. Born February 10, 1947 in Monroe, WI., the son of Kenneth C. and Florence Marie (Bussie) Knaub. Married to Alice...

James W. Nelson

Belvidere, IL

James W. Nelson 1932—2017 James W. Nelson, 84, of Belvidere, IL, passed away suddenly, Friday, March 24, 2017 at Swedish American Medical Center, Belvidere. He was born October 4, 1932 in Rockford, IL, son of Nels E. and Myrtle L. (Draper) Nelson. Jim married the love of his...

June I. Runyard Obituary (Rockford Register Star)

June I. Runyard

Rockford, IL

June I. Runyard 1930—2017 June I. Runyard, 86, of Rockford, died Sunday, March 26, 2017, at her home. Born June 28, 1930, in Rockford, the daughter of John and Ida Olson Hammer. Married to Robert Runyard in Rockford on July 2, 1948. He died January 9, 2002. She worked in the...

Cleora G. Vance Obituary (Rockford Register Star)

Cleora G. Vance

Rockford, IL

Cleora G. Vance 1918—2017 Cleora (Cle) G. Vance, 98, of Rockford passed away Friday March 24, 2017 after a brief hospitalization. Cle was born on August 27, 1918 in Goldfield, IA., the daughter of John and Annie Ulrey. She later moved with her family to Paw Paw, IL, where she...

Yesterday's Obituaries

Vera June Briggs

Freeprot, IL

Vera June Briggs 1927—2017 Verla June Briggs, 89, of Freeport, died Saturday March 11, 2017, at Manor Court. Verla was born August 3, 1927, in Creston, Iowa, the daughter of Roy and Jessie (Hatten) Miller. She married Burdette "Burt" Briggs on May 10, 1947. She was a member of...

Patience C. Schnepper Obituary (Rockford Register Star)

Patience C. Schnepper

Belvidere, IL

Patience C. Schnepper 1943—2017 Patience C. Schnepper, 73, of Belvidere, was called home to her Lord and Savior on Friday, March 24, 2017. She was born in Juneau, Alaska, on October 8, 1943, to Donald and Arlene (Anderson) Vertin. Patience married her loving husband, Richard...

Michelle L. "Mickey" Vrazsity

Rockford, IL

Michelle "Mickey" L. Vrazsity 1967—2017 Michelle "Mickey" L. Vrazsity, 49, of Rockford passed away Friday, March 24, 2017, at home, surrounded by her family. Michelle was born October 10, 1967, in Rockford. She was a graduate of Jefferson High School. Michelle married Mike...

March 26, 2017 Obituaries

Betty Beishir Obituary (Rockford Register Star)

Betty Beishir

Rockford, IL

Betty Beishir 1923—2017 Betty Beishir (Beruta Staponavich) passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 2017. She is now reunited with Don, the love of her life, who passed away January 5, 2017. Betty was born August 27, 1923, in South...

Edward D. Burkardt Obituary (Rockford Register Star)

Edward D. Burkardt

Mendota, IL

Edward D. Burkardt 1941—2017 Edward D. Burkardt, 76, of Mendota died March 16, 2017, in Northwest Healthcare, Tucson, AZ. Ed was born Feb. 10, 1941, in Sublette to Arthur and Dorothy (Lipps) Burkardt. He married Judi Bailey on Dec. 23, 1967, in Peoria. He was a member of Holy...

Birdeena M. Edmond

Rockford, IL

Birdeena M. Edmond 1931—2017 Birdeena M. Edmond, 85, of Machesney Park, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017. Born September 11, 1931, in Cheyenne County, KS, the daughter of Orbie and Edna (Demry) Horn. Veteran of the Korean Conflict, serving in the U.S. Army. Married William...

Senator Joyce M. Holmberg Obituary (Rockford Register Star)

Senator Joyce M. Holmberg

Rockford, IL

Senator Joyce M. Holmberg 1930—2017 Senator Joyce M. Holmberg, 86, of Rockford, died March 20, 2017, at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center. Born July 19, 1930, in Rockford, the daughter of Hartley and Lillian (Oberg) Lundeen. She married Eugene Holmberg, an artist and...

Thomas G. Howland

Belvidere, IL

Thomas G. Howland 1965—2017 Thomas G. Howland, 52, of Belvidere, IL, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at Saint Anthony Medical Center, after a lengthy illness. He was born January 13, 1965, in Belvidere, IL, son of Harold and Helen (Wilson) Howland. Tom...

Leonard Oscar Jarl Obituary (Rockford Register Star)

Leonard Oscar Jarl

Rockford, IL

Leonard Oscar Jarl 1925—2017 Leonard Oscar Jarl, 91, of Rockford, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Leonard was born in Rockford on April 4, 1925, to Oscar Theodore Jarl and Agnes Pauline (nee Johnson) Jarl. A few years later Leonard and his parents returned to Smaland, Sweden to...

Calvin S. Lensing

Cherry Valley, IL

Calvin S. Lensing 1957—2017 Calvin S. "Spoolhead" Lensing, 59, of Cherry Valley, IL, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, March 21, 2017, after complications from a massive stroke. He was born October 29, 1957, in Decorah, IA, son of Daniel and Dorothy (Kapler) Lensing. Calvin was...

Virginia A. "Ginny" Waldsmith

Rockford, IL

Virginia "Ginny" A. Waldsmith 1930—2017 Virginia "Ginny" A. Waldsmith, 86, of Rockford, passed away March 22, 2017, in her home. Born May 6, 1930, in Stoughton, WI, the daughter of Conrad and Ada M. (Johnson) Metzler. Graduated Stoughton High School, Class of 1948. Moved to...

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