IRMA JEAN GUSTAFSON DUNAWAY BURT, 79 LOVES PARK - Irma Jean Gustafson Dunaway Burt, 79, Loves Park, passed away Sunday, February 23, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with illness. Born July 17, 1934, in Rockford, daughter of Raymond and Erma (Lanning) Gustafson. She graduated from Rockford East High and Rock Valley College Nursing Program. Irma was a lifelong member of Calvary Lutheran Church, and loved knitting, crocheting and reading. Married in April 1982, she is survived by her husband Leonard Burt; daughter, Deborah (Cyril) St. Pierre; sons, Craig (Cindy) Dunaway and David (Lisa) Dunaway; 8 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Sharon (Thomas) Tucker; and several nieces and nephews. Irma is preceded in death by her first husband of 27 years, Bruce Dunaway, and daughter, Carla Ree. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services, 7000 West State Street, Rockford. Pastor Chuck Olson will be officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior. Interment will be at Willwood Burial Park. Memorials can be sent to the family. Online condolences can be submitted to advantagerockford.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Feb. 27 to Feb. 28, 2014