RICHARD 'DICK' C. FERGUSON, 75 ROCKFORD - Richard "Dick" C. Ferguson, 75, of Rockford died on March 14, 2014 in his home, surrounded by his family, after a short battle with cancer. He was born May 20, 1938 in Rockford son of Raymond and Carol (Bennett) Ferguson. Graduate of Rockford West High School. United in marriage to Julie Lauts on November 25, 1970 in Rockford. He was employed as a machinist until his retirement in 2001. Dick's father-in-law introduced him to fishing, and he spent as much time possible enjoying the sport. He was an avid Bears fan, never missing a game and loved NASCAR. Survived by his wife; special daughters, Justine (Christopher) Nelson of Rockford, Heather (Paul) Knutsen of Machesney Park; 2 step-grandchildren, 4 step-great grandchildren; siblings, Bill (Donna) Ferguson of Monroe, GA, Tom (Carol) Ferguson of Rockford; sister-in-law Bonnie (Bill) Lauts-Wilson; 3 nieces and one nephew. Preceded in death by his parents; in-laws, Henry and Dagmar Lauts; infant son; brother-in-law, David Lauts; niece Dana Lauts-Clements; and two favorite dogs, Muttli I and Muttli II. Dick's family is grateful to OSF Hospice and especially thankful for nurse Marilyn's loving care, and grateful to special family friend, Jimmy. Per Dick's request, there will be no service. Memorial contributions to the
or Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary. Grace Funeral & Cremation Services is assisting the family, to share a memory or condolence, visit www.graceFH.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Mar. 16 to Mar. 17, 2014