HELEN F. GASK, 96 ROCKFORD - Helen F. Gask 96, of Rockford, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Wesley Willows Nursing Home in Rockford. She was born July 5, 1916, in Belvidere, the daughter of the late Frank and Helen (Hills) Swanson. She married Clarence Gask on Dec. 6, 1941, in Belvidere; he died June 14, 1991. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Belvidere. Helen loved to travel with her husband spending time in Florida and the Smokey Mountains. She had grown up on a farm. Helen was an excellent cook and enjoyed sewing. She is survived by her two sons, Bryan Gask and John Gask, both of Rockford; two grandchildren, Jason and Kevin Gask; and her beloved cat, Snooz. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Avis Swanson; and brother, Hillis Swanson. Graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday, March 29, in Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery in Rockford. Memorials can be sent to the Rock House for Kids, 1325 7th St., Rockford, IL. Remembrances and condolences can be sent to the family at the belviderefh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Mar. 28 to Mar. 29, 2013