JOSEPHINE STRAND, 98 ROCKFORD - Josephine Strand, 98, of Rockford passed away Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. Josephine was born July 20, 1914, in Wright, Minn., daughter of Anton and Mary (Vasilios) Schlauter. She married Joseph Strand on Nov. 20, 1948, at St. James Catholic Church. Josephine was a loving mother and grandmother. She was an avid reader, loved playing bingo and enjoyed attending Bible study. She was a member of St. Bernadette Catholic Church. Josephine is survived by son, Thomas (Beth) Strand of Sheboygan County, Wis.; daughter, Priscilla (Tom) Pawlikowski, of Kansas City, Mo.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Predeceased by parents; husband, Joseph; sisters, Amelia, Marona and Frances; an infant brother; and grandson, Morgan Strand. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 2400 Bell Ave. Burial in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Visitation from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday at the church. To extend condolences, visit www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 2 to Oct. 3, 2012