Maynard R. Adolphson, 88 ROCKFORD - Maynard R. Adolphson, 88, of Rockford passed away Tuesday, June 21, 2011, in his home with family by his side. He was born June 12, 1923, in Rockford to Axel and Della (Johnson) Adolphson. A World War II
veteran of the U.S. Army
, he served as a staff sergeant in the 106th Infantry Division. He was taken as a prisoner of war during the Battle of the Bulge. After his liberation, he married Joan Hatcher on June 2, 1945. Maynard worked for Woodward Governor, retiring after 44 years of service. He enjoyed spending time in his workshop working on all types of projects, including refinishing furniture and his collection of kerosene lamps. He was a lifetime member of the 106th Infantry Division Association and attended the reunions every year. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, whether it was at his cabin in northern Wisconsin or lending a helping hand to his children. Survived by children, Julie (Dan Miller) Kosinski, Dean (Marlyn Gustafson) Adolphson, Mark (Jonna) Adolphson and Nancy (Randy) Rainwater, all of the Rockford area; grandchildren, Jenny Kosinski, Katie (Mark Caruana) Kosinski, Taylor Adolphson and Max Adolphson; sister, Inez Davis; many nieces and nephews; and many loving family members in Sweden. Preceded in death by wife, Joan; parents; sisters, Doris Adolphson, Violet Erb, and Arlene Huntley; brother, Helge Karlsson; and brothers-in-law, Harry Davis and Elmer Huntley. Special thank-you to Dr. Peter Phelan and Heartland Hospice. Service at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 30, in Broadway Covenant Church, 3525 Broadway, with visitation from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Visitation also from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, in Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road. Private burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Broadway Covenant Church or to the
, Greater Illinois Chapter, in honor of his wife, Joan. Condolences may be made at sunsetfhmemgardens .com.