JACQUELINE J. HENKEL, 83 ROCKTON - Jacqueline J. Henkel, 83 of Rockton died at 3:05 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, in River Bluff Nursing Home. Born May 5, 1929, in Rockford, daughter of Lloyd and Ellen (Keeling) Kohlhorst. She lived in Loves Park from 1929 to 1990, she then moved to Rockton. Married Robert Henkel on Aug. 29, 1963, in Galena. She was employed as the head waitress by Top Hat Restaurant for 40 years, retiring in 1983. Jacqueline graduated from Muldoon High School. Survivors include daughter, Vickie (Dale) Adams of Rockton; sons, Larry (Jill) Board of Ridgecrest, Calif., and Robert Henkel of Rockford; grandchildren, Sterling Board, Brenton (Jenny) Adams and Brandon Adams; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents; husband; one brother; and one sister. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Bev Kortner, Louise Bloom and Beverly Molitor, for their friendship and tender care to mom. A short celebration of life from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Rockton Inn, 102 E. Main St., Rockton. Cremation rites to be accorded. McCorkle Funeral Home, 767 N. Blackhawk Blvd., Rockton, assisted the family.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Dec. 13 to Dec. 14, 2012