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Moist, Wilbur  
WILBUR F. 'WILL' MOIST, 84 LOVING HUSBAND, FATHER, GRANDFATHER, GREAT-GRANDFATHER AND BROTHER ROCKFORD - Wilbur F. "Will" Moist, 84, of Rockford passed away peacefully Sunday, June 28, 2015, in OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. The son of Lee and Ruth Moist, graduated from Hononegah High School in 1948, where he was an accomplished athlete. In 1949, he won the Golden Gloves by knocking out his opponent. He married his high school sweetheart, Nancy Gable, on May 26, 1951, in Roscoe, and they just celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary. They enjoyed many wonderful vacations; visiting various locations here and abroad. The two traveled Europe for their 50th anniversary. Will was hard working and overcame humble beginnings during the Great Depression. He went from working in a factory to taking a home study course in real estate. It was then that he met his best friend and colleague, Richard "Dick" Nyquist. He went on to become one of the area's most well-liked and respected realtors in a career spanning more than 51 years, then he went on to own his own company, Will Moist Realtors. Will was a lifelong lover of sports; cheering on the Chicago Cubs and Bears, playing and coaching on Good Shepherd's sports teams, and running for many years as a member of the Rockford Road Runners, all despite surviving a debilitating 35 foot fall in his late teens. Will was a generous supporter of the Rockford Rescue Mission, Special Olympics, and many other organizations. He was a faithful blood donor for many years, giving over ten gallons. Member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, Kiwanis Club, Rockford YMCA and honorary member of the Rockford Board of Realtors. Survivors include his wife, Nancy; daughters, Shelley Sorenson and Amy (Don) Moist-Rollette; son, Ben (Linn) Moist; grandchildren, Gregory, Garrett, Britt, Spencer, Thomas, Natalie, Collin and Connor; great-grandchildren, Brennan, Liam and Coreon; sister, Dorothy Alex; numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents; brothers, Gerald, Donald, LeRoy, Roger and Paul; sisters, Lorraine and Gladys; son-in-law, John Sorenson. Special thanks to Sally Powers for years of friendship and support. Will was beloved and will be greatly missed by all. Service at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 3, in Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1829 North Rockton Ave., Rockford. Burial in Owen Center Cemetery. Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 2, in Delehanty Funeral Home, Ltd., 401 River Lane, Loves Park. In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established. Visit delehantyfh.com .
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Published in Rockford Register Star from July 1 to July 2, 2015
Reynolds, Mary - Belvidere  
MARY L. REYNOLDS, 86 CAPRON - Mary L. Reynolds, 86, of Capron, IL, died Sunday, June 28, 2015, at Amberwood Care Center, in Rockford, IL. Mary was born May 10, 1929, in Mauston, WI, daughter of Ivan and Doris (Rhodes) Grover. She married Frank Reynolds on March 23, 1957, in Harvard, IL. Mary was employed by Admiral in Harvard and Parson's Casket Company in Belvidere, IL. Mary was a faithful member of Capron Lutheran Church and the Belvidere Moose Club. She enjoyed cooking, baking pies and dancing, especially polka dancing. Mary was always trying to help people, and had a true love for people. Mary is loved and will be missed by her daughter, Sherilyn (Jim) Campbell; grandchildren, Debbie (Jeff) Hicks, Jim Campbell, Brian (Terri) Campbell; great-grandchildren, Jeffrey, Bobby, Josh, Kelsey, Courtney, Hailey; sister, Shirley Cline; several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank; son, Danny; several brothers and sisters. Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2015, at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008, with Rev. Dan Schenck officiating. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials may be given to Capron Lutheran Church in Mary's name. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com .
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Published in Rockford Register Star from July 1 to July 2, 2015
Selmo, William  
WILLIAM SELMO, 89 ROCKFORD - William Selmo, 89, of Rockford died Friday, June 26, 2015, at Swedish American Hospital. Born Oct. 14, 1925, in Caspian, MI; he was the son of Joseph and Dominica Selmo. Served in the US Navy during WWII on an LST in South Pacific. Married his loving wife, Dorothy Wagberg on May 27, 1950, in Michigan, and celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary and together had 3 beautiful daughters. William was best known as a meat cutter at Jewel and Pacemaker until his retirement. He enjoyed deer hunting, playing cards, Cubs baseball and the Green Bay Packers. William belonged to the Retired Men's Club at the YMCA, American Legion and The Golden Agers. He was a kind and caring man who will be missed dearly by his family and friends. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Roy and Mary Weber for always being at his side and giving comfort. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy; daughters, Sandy (Tom) Didier, Nancy Payne and Carol Parriott; grandchildren, Kelly (Bryan) Broederdorf, Jenny (Nick) Oswald, Rachel Payne and Bill Payne; and great-grandson, James William Broederdorf. He was preceded in death by his parents; 6 brothers; and 1 sister. Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2015, at St. Rita Catholic Church, 6254 Valley Knoll Dr., with visitation from 9:30 a.m. until time of prayer at 10:45 a.m. Interment will be held in Arlington Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for a donation to The Golden Agers. Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Mulford chapel is assisting the family. Express online condolences at: www.fitzgeraldfh.com .
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Published in Rockford Register Star from July 1 to July 2, 2015
Sigman, Howard  
HOWARD J. SIGMAN, 49 ROCKFORD - Howard J. "Awesome" Sigman, 49, of Rockford, IL, and formerly of South Beloit, IL, died Saturday, June 27, 2015, in Rockford Memorial Hospital. He was born August 4, 1965, in Beloit, WI, the son of Loren G. and Dorothy J. (Pospischil) Sigman. Howard was a graduate of the Harlem School District. Howard enjoyed going to The Rock restaurant and watching the geese and ducks. He also enjoyed music, riding his bike, watching sports and Scooby Doo. He loved spending time with his family and going to St. Peter Catholic Church, where he was a 1st Degree member of St. Peters Knights of Columbus Council #8021. Howard worked at Milestone Training Center, he was an athlete in the Special Olympics, and enjoyed spending time with friends of Milestone. Howard was known for saying "Love Ya a Whole Bunch". Survivors include his parents, Loren and Dorothy Sigman of South Beloit, IL; sisters, Lori (Scot) Story of South Beloit, IL, Heidi (Duane) Hackbarth of Roscoe, IL and Ardis (Charles) Quick of Roseville, MN; nieces and nephews, Kenneth and Lauren Hackbarth, Jason and Travis Quick; many aunts, uncles and cousins; friends and family of Milestone. He was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Louis and Frances Pospischil; maternal grandparents, Harley and Julia Sigman; and brother, Dr. Loren G. Sigman II. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial for Howard will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2015, in St. Peter Catholic Church, 620 Blackhawk Blvd., South Beloit, IL, with Fr. Steven Sabo officiating. Burial will be in Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens, South Beloit, IL. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Daley Murphy Wisch & Associates Funeral Home and Crematorium, 2355 Cranston Road, Beloit, WI, with the Rosary recited at 4:45 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to the family at daleymurphywisch.com .
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Published in Rockford Register Star from July 1 to July 2, 2015

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Anderson, William  
WILLIAM LEE EVERETT "BILL" ANDERSON, 79 ROCKFORD - William Lee Everette "Bill" Anderson, 79, of Rockford, died peacefully in his home June 28, 2015. Born June 6, 1936 in Rockford, "it was a beautiful day", the son of Everette and Eleanor (Norsen) Anderson. Bill was a graduate of East High School. He married Delores "Dee" (Hanson) Nelson on Oct. 26, 1991 in St. Mark Lutheran Church. Bill was a tool and die maker for Service Engineering until the factory closed in 1983. He then worked as a mechanic for Warner Lambert, retiring in 1999. Bill enjoyed playing baseball, tennis, golf, and cribbage, along with sailing and water skiing at Rock Lake. He was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and the St. Louis Cardinals. He loved traveling and camping in "Blue", "just to see what's around that next corner". Bill was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church. Bill is survived by his wife, Dee; children, Jeffrey (Francesca) Anderson of Naperville, Suzan (Rory) Blough of Peoria; their mother, Drue Anderson; Leann Nelson of Machesney Park, Craig Nelson of Cherry Valley, and Cristi (Rick) LaMay of Rockford; grandchildren, Alexandra and Monica Anderson, Trevor, Perry, and Sidney Blough, Eric Larsen, and Christopher and Cassandra LaMay; brother, David (Sandra) Anderson of Rockford; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Special thank you to the staff, nurses and Dr. Sreenivasappa of the OSF Center for Cancer Care and 400 West St. Anthony Hospital for their kindness, compassion, and simply going above and beyond. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 675 N. Mulford Rd. Rockford, IL 61107 with Pastor Don Lavelle officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the OSF Center for Cancer Care, 5666 E State St, Rockford, IL 61108. Olson Funeral & Cremation Services is assisting the family. To share a memory or condolence, visit www.olsonfh.com .
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Published in Rockford Register Star from June 30 to July 1, 2015
Brannon, Marilyn  
MARILYN J. BRANNON, 58 ROCKFORD - Marilyn J. Brannon, 58, of Rockford passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 in Swedish American Hospital. She was born June 4, 1957 in Rockford, the daughter of Gerald and Edith (Anderson) Brannon. She graduated from Harlem High School and McHenry County Junior College. She was the owner of Flip-It-Rockford, helping investors locate houses to purchase. Marilyn devoted substantial time to volunteering for the United Way of Rock River Valley. She enjoyed the White Sox, NASCAR, and Wisconsin. She is survived by her sister, Patricia Brannon of Chicago; sister-in-law, Candy Brannon; nephew Nathan Schewe of Roscoe; and numerous cousins. She was predeceased by her parents; and brother, Jon Brannon. Services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday July 2, 2015 in Honquest Family Funeral Homes with Crematory - Mulford Chapel, 4311 North Mulford Road, Loves Park. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. to service time Thursday in the funeral home. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. To share a memory or condolence visit www.honquestfh.com .
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Published in Rockford Register Star from June 30 to July 1, 2015
Flowers, William  
WILLIAM G. "BILLY" FLOWERS, 65 ROCKFORD - William G. "Billy" Flowers, 65, of Rockford passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 in his home. Born December 19, 1949 in St. Louis, Mo.; the son of William A. and Rita Flowers. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a resident of Rockford for the past two years, moving from the Chicago area. He is survived by his wife, Helen J. Peters of Rockford; three children, Sandra Marie Flowers of Rockford, Valerie Ann (Matt) MacPartland of Mitchell, S.D., and Jennifer (Shawn Burke) Flowers of Chicago; 5 grandchildren, including Christopher William Flowers who Billy raised as a son; mother, Rita Flowers; siblings, Sister Judy Flowers, Jeretta (Steve) Dulaney, and Sharon Robertson. Private family services will be held. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd., Fred C. Olson Chapel. To share a memory or condolence visit olsonfh.com .
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Henry, Palma  
PALMA M. HENRY, 95 ROCKFORD - Palma M. Henry, 95, of Rockford, went to her heavenly home, on Sunday, June 28, 2015. She was born on July 29, 1919, in Rockford; to parents Marcello and Maria (Borgo) DalPra. She married her loving husband, Carl K. Henry on October 16, 1948. Palma worked for 30 years at Sundstrand Corporation, retiring in 1982. She was a devout member of St. Rita Catholic Church, and a member of both the Venetian and Verdi Ladies Auxillary. Palma is survived by her daughter, Marietta Henry; brother, Ampellio "Pep" (Rose) DalPra; brother-in-law, Pete (Elenore) Henry of Florence, Al; sister-in-law, Gladys Jacobs of Morrison, TN.; numerous nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband; son, Thomas; her parents; sister, Mary DalPra; brothers and sisters-in-law, Pete and Clara, Anthony and Mary, and Nello and Natalie. Palma's family would like to send a special thank you to Ann, Barbara, and Ella; who took such wonderful care of Palma. Funeral Mass for Palma will be 11 a.m., Thursday, July 2, 2015, at St. Rita Catholic Church, 6254 Valley Knoll Dr., Rockford, IL, 61109, with visitation prior to Mass, starting at 9:30 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to Palma's family to be determined in her memory at a later time. Funeral arrangements are cared for by Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Mulford Chapel. To share memories, or condolences online, please visit www.fitzgeraldfh.com .
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Jenkins, Robert - Rockford  
ROBERT L. "BOB" JENKINS ROCKFORD - Robert L. "Bob" Jenkins of Rockford passed away Friday, June 26, 2015 in Alden Debes surrounded by his family. Born March 14, 1927 in Detroit, MI; the son of Robert and Gladys (Slavens) Jenkins. He graduated from Oregon High School, Oregon, IL., and then went on to join the U. S. Navy. He married Edith Wilde on June 25, 1949. Bob worked as a foreman at Rockford Clutch for over thirty years. Prior to that, he was a skilled diesel mechanic. Bob was one who enjoyed helping friends throughout life and also enjoyed dining out in his later years. He is survived by his son, Greg of Rockford; daughter, Pam (Mike) Cloyd of Rockford; sister, Mary Hudson of Wooster, OH; and family pets, Bella and Mood. He was predeceased by his wife; parents, and sister, Ida.The family wishes to thank the staff of Alden Debes, especially, Heather, Julie, Darla, Cyeria, Brittney and Bertha; and the staff of Family Home Health Services, Andrea, Colleen and Marilyn. Their love and care to our father and to our family is so very much appreciated. He loved you all and so do we. Funeral service 5 p.m. Thursday, July 2nd, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd., Machesney Park; Pastor Wendell Maynard officiating. Visitation one hour prior to service. Interment 11 a.m. Friday, July 3rd, in Riverview Cemetery, Oregon. Memorials may be made to Family Health Home Services Inc., 2171 Executive Drive, Suite 450, Addison, IL 60101.
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MM, Clifford Gaunt  
CLIFFORD L. "KIP" GAUNT MM, 79 ROCKFORD - Clifford L. "Kip" Gaunt, 79, Rockford, passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015, at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. He was born March 1, 1936, in Manlius, IL, the son of Dale and Josephine (Wiggim) Gaunt. Kip was a veteran of the Army serving as a decoder in the security agency stationed at Herzo Base in Germany. He married Mary Ann Keleher on November 22, 1958, in the First Christian Church in Walnut, IL. Kip was a claims adjuster for Country Companies and later for Pekin Insurance where is worked for over 30 years retiring in 1998. He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. He was a member of Rockford Lodge #102 A.F. & A.M. in Loves Park. Kip was a member of Scottish Rite in the Valley of Freeport, and a Nobel at Tebala Shrine A.A.O.N.M.S. in Rockford, where he belonged to the Air Squadron. Kip spent many years driving children to the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Chicago. He volunteered at Rockford's Midway Village and was the longest serving member of the Northern Illinois Adjusters Association. Survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Mary Ann; his son John (Margaret Ann) Gaunt of Cincinnati, Ohio; his daughter, Jill (Michael) Guenther of Indianapolis, Indiana; his grandchildren, Justin, Sarah, Lauren, and Katelyn Gaunt, Michael and Ross Otting, and Nathaniel and Gabriella Guenther; his brother-in-law, William R. Anderson of Pekin; His brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack (Delorea) Keleher; his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Linda (Delbert) Carr; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents, his brother, Ross, his sister, Isabelle Anderson, and his brother, William. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2015, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 3300 Rural St., with Reverend Jeff Fricke officiating. Burial in Walnut Cemetery, Walnut, IL. Visitation will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, July 2, 2015, at the church, with a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m.; visitation also from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Friday at the church. Arrangements by Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Rd. Rockford, 61108. Memorials to Shriners Hospitals for Children, C/O Tebala Temple, 7910 Newberg Rd., Rockford, 61108. Share online condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com
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