Helen Thomason

HELEN L. THOMASON, 91 ROCKFORD - Helen L. Thomason, 91, of Rockford, died on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. Born June 3, 1921, in Modesto, Ill., the daughter of Joseph and Nellie (Jones) Seymour. Helen was a 1938 graduate of Rockford High School. She married Runard A. Thomason Oct. 18, 1941, in Kirkwood, Mo., he predeceased her Dec. 1, 1992. Helen was a bookkeeper and secretary at Clayton Andrews and Bud Green real estate offices, Illinois Bell Telephone Company, Ingrassia Furniture Company and a retail clerk at Marshall Fields. She was an active member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church. She is survived by her son, Stephen of Rockford; granddaughters, Denise Feldman, Michele (David) Harezlak, Melissa (Scott) Johnson, Dana (Tom) Ping, all of Rockford, Jenifer (Sean) Berthold of Wauwatosa, Wis., and Julie Koch of Milwaukee, Wis.; 12 great- grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Judge Charles R. Simpson of Sarasota, Fla.; son-in-law, Dennis (Roxy) Koch of Lodi, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her daughter, Linda Koch; 3 brothers; 3 sisters; granddaughter, Debra Allen; daughter-in-law, JoAnn Thomason; and sister-in-law, Ruth Simpson. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 8, in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd., Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave., with Rev. Dr. Loren Nielsen officiating. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m. prior to the service in the chapel. The family prefers memorials to a charity to be determined later. To share a memory or online condolence, visit olsonfh.com.

Funeral Home

Olson Funeral and Cremation Services, Fred C. Olson Chapel
1001 SECOND AVE  Rockford, IL 61104
(815) 963-6521

Published in Rockford Register Star from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2013