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How to place an obituary in Rockford Register Star

Rockford Register Star Obituaries*

The Rockford Register Star publishes free death notices that include only the name of the deceased, date of death, age, town and the funeral home handling arrangements. The notice appears one time. Charges apply for additional information.We do not accept information by telephone; information needs to be sent by e-mail

A death certificate is required unless the obituary is placed by a funeral home.

*Rates:*Charges for an obituary start at $4.32 per line for two days of publication. There is no one-day, paid publication. Charges for an obituary are determined by the length and by additional services. Obituaries are automatically posted online at a charge of $45. Guestbooks remain online for 30 days. The charge to run a photo for two days is $50. The cost to run a U.S. flag is $15 for non-veterans. There is no surcharge for veterans; however, the addition of a flag will result in additional line costs.

*Deadlines:* The deadline to submit an obituary for publication the next day is 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The obituary desk is open from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. The obituary desk is closed on Sundays and holidays.

*Pictures:* We do not guarantee that pictures will be returned. Irreplaceable photographs should not be submitted.

*Walk-in submissions:* To serve our customers and to ensure accuracy, please call the obituary desk, 815-987- 1370, after 11 a.m. for a same day appointment. We will schedule appointments until 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

*For more information:* E-mail or call 815-987-1370
Do you have questions about how to write an obituary? Visit this guide to writing an obituary.
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