JEANNETTE E. 'JEAN' EKEBOM, 92 ROCKFORD - Jeannette E. "Jean" Ekebom, 92, of Rockford, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, in her home. Born July 8, 1920, in Rockford; the daughter of Eric and Margaret Anderson. Jean was in the last graduating class of Rockford High School. She married Charles "Chuck" Erickson, he predeceased her in 1976, and she later married Eric Ekebom, who predeceased her in 1994. Jean's parents were immigrants from Falk ping, Sweden in the early 1900's. Jean's father founded Rockford Forging Die & Tool in 1929; Jean worked there all her life until her retirement at the age of 88. She was a member of Svithiod Club, Harmony Women's Auxiliary, and a lifelong member of the Swedish Historical Society. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Eileen Ekebom of Rockford; grandchildren, Brett Ekebom of Rockford, Kelly (Ray) Wilson of New Berlin, Wis., and Darren (Katie) Kimerly of Loves Park; 7 great-grandchildren; special friends, Sheryl and Peter Parker, Lisa Ekebom, Marian Carlson, Janie Burrows, Felicia Rogers, Andrea Thomas and Sheree Thomas all of Rockford. Predeceased by her step-son, David in 1987. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd., Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave. with the Rev. William Dahlberg officiating. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the chapel. Donations to Northern Illinois Hospice and Grief Center would be appreciated, 4215 Newburg Rd. Rockford, IL 61108. To share a memory or online condolence, visit olsonfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Apr. 20 to Apr. 22, 2013