DENISE DARLENE ANDERSON, 55 GENOA - Denise Darlene Anderson, 55, of Genoa passed away Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010. Born June 20, 1955, in Elgin, the daughter of Denny and Darlene (Agnew) Groth. Graduated from Larkin High School in Elgin in 1973. Married Craig Lewis Anderson on June 15, 1973, in Elgin. Member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Genoa. Genoa resident since 1991. Denise devoted her whole life to being a mother and grandmother, loved spending her time taking care of her family, the elderly and abused animals. Survivors include husband, Craig Lewis Anderson of Genoa; parents, Denny and Darlene Groth of South Jacksonville; son, Daniel Louis Anderson of Genoa; daughter, Michelle (Jeff) Runnion of Kingston; grandchildren, Paula Ann Runnion, Bethany Amber Runnion and Nicole Anna Runnion; brothers, David (Joan) Groth of Urbana, Mo. and Donald Groth of South Jacksonville; and sister, Diane (Dave) Jensen of Murrayville. Memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Kirkland Fire Department, with the Rev. E. Timothy Frick, pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church of Genoa officiating. Friends may call from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Fire Department. In lieu of flowers, memorials to FurKeeps Animal Rescue, 847-381-8453. Arrangements by Belvidere Funeral Home, 815-544-2121.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Nov. 16 to Nov. 17, 2010