W. JUANITA AUSTIN, 87 LOVING WIFE, MOTHER, GRANDMOTHER and GREAT-GRANDMOTHER ROCKFORD - W. Juanita Austin, 87, of Rockford passed away Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in Rockford Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 30, 1924, in Mount Vernon, Ill., daughter of Lewis and Lizzy Harvey. She married Robert A. Austin in 1950; he died in March 2010. Survivors include two sons, Larry (Paul Seehaver) of Rockford and Bob (Mary) Austin of Byron; four grandchildren, Jason, Jeremy (Sonia), Shaun (Angie) and Michael LaRue; great-grandchildren; nieces; and nephews. Also predeceased by parents and eight siblings. The family wishes to thank OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford Memorial Hospital, Bickford House and East Bank Rehab Center, for their love and care to mom. A special thanks to Dr. Rogers, Luciann Jacobs, Rosemarie Chow and Jandi Jenkins for the extra special care. Thanks to Maya Smith for her prayers and visits with mom. Funeral service at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Road, with Chaplain Dean Parker officiating. Interment will be in New Milford Cemetery. Visitation from 2 p.m. to service time Wednesday at the funeral home. Express condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Oct. 2 to Oct. 3, 2012