RUSH R. DEPOUTEE, 62 ROCKFORD - Rush Robert DePoutee, 62, of Rockford, formerly of Belvidere, passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014. Born in Belvidere on August 19, 1951, to Martyn "Skid" and Pauline DePoutee (Hawkey). A strong and faithful follower of Christ, Rush was a farmer by heart and truck driver by trade. He loved spending time at the Boone County Fair, and very much enjoyed the company of his friends and watching the tractor pulls. A true patriot, he served in the US Army. He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Cynthia; children, David Stoll, Jason (Jessica) Stoll, Tina Stoll, Makayla Stoll, Willie Purnell and Amber Morgan; grandchildren, Nolan and Sadie Stoll; sister, Susan (Robert) Cessaro; along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He is predeceased by his parents. A Celebration of Life Memorial will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Kilburn United Brethren of Christ Church, 2000 E. Kilburn Ave, Rockford. Memorials to the family. Christenson Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting with arrangements. www.rockfordfunerals.com
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Apr. 26 to Apr. 27, 2014