John Gibson

JOHN R. GIBSON, 81 ROCKFORD - John R. Gibson, 81, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, July 1, 2013. Born September 6, 1931, in Belvidere, IL to Elmer and Elizabeth Gibson. A graduate of Belvidere High School. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard on the U.S.C.G. Dexter stationed in Boston. John married his high school sweetheart, Jeannette Stephensen on August 17, 1952. John worked at Barber Colman for 40 years, retiring in 1993. He was an avid golfer and Chicago Bears fan. Survivors include son, John (Kris) Gibson, Roscoe; daughter, Catherine (Rod) Lewis, Belvidere; beloved granddaughters, Hannah and Emily; grandson, Josh (Stephanie) Lewis, Rochelle; great-granddaughters, Angel and Macy Lewis; brother, William; many lifelong friends. Predeceased by parents; cherished wife; brother, Robert. Private services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the caring staff at Heartland Hospice. Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory, Rockford Chapel, was honored to have assisted the family. To express condolences visit

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Published in Rockford Register Star from July 3 to July 4, 2013