ERIKA LYNN BELL, 34 MACHESNEY PARK - Erika Lynn Bell, 34, Machesney Park, passed away January 31, 2014 in Rockford. She was born on November 21, 1979 in Rockford to Rickey Denton and Terri Tallacksen. She loved all kinds of music, watching WWE wrestling (she was a huge John Cena Fan) and talking with friends and family on the phone. Erika is survived by her children, Tayler and Travis Bell; mother, Terri (David Hegna) Tallacksen; grandparents, Merle and Iva Oleson; brothers, Rick and Dale Denton; sisters, April (Shawn Nielsen) Denton, Jill (Troy Adams) Kubatzke, Amanda (Justin Shadden) Simpson, and Melissa (Jessie Risatti) Jarka. She is also survived by her step mother, Michelle Young; and very special and important friends, Linda and Kevin Ross. She is preceded in death by her father, Rickey Denton; and her grandparents, Howard and Dorothy Tallacksen. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 7, 2014 at First Born Ministries, 8213 N. Alpine Road, Loves Park. Pastor Wendell Maynard will be officiating. Visitation will be held the night prior from 5 to 7 p.m. at Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, Rockford. Interment will be at Willwood Burial Park. Online condolences can be submitted to advantagerockford.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Feb. 4 to Feb. 5, 2014