Jeanne Pelgen

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JEANNE PELGEN, 101 ROCKFORD - Jeanne Pelgen, 101, of Rockford, passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Rockford. She was born January 3, 1913, in Sugar Grove, Pa., the daughter of Willis and Kate (Conklin) Dennison. Jeanne graduated Rockford High School. She married John Pelgen in Oregon, Illinois. She was employed by JL Clark, where she worked as an inspector for 23 years. Jeanne enjoyed quilting, sewing, playing cribbage and cards. Jeanne's sense of adventure showed when she rode her grandson's motorcycle at age 90. She was proud to be able to camp at Devils Lake at age 100, which she enjoyed doing. Jeanne was close to her family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Everyone who met her was touched by her caring and kindness. She is survived by her children, Robert Swenson, Donald (Cathe) Rumery, and Rose Blough all of Rockford; grandchildren, David (Kim) Swenson, Karen (Gail) Johnson, Doug (Charity) Rumery, Casey (Sonny) Chanthaphone, and Tim (Amanda) Blough; 10 great-grandchildren; and 9 great great grandchildren. She is predeceased by her parents; husband, John Pelgen; daughter-in-law, Joyce Swenson; and sisters, Marjorie, Dorothy, Gladys, Barbara, and Hazel. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, August 4, 2014, in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd., Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the chapel. Memorials to Northern Illinois Hospice, 4215 Newburg Rd., Rockford, IL 61108. To share a memory or online condolence, please visit
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Olson Funeral and Cremation Services, Fred C. Olson Chapel
1001 SECOND AVE  Rockford, IL 61104
(815) 963-6521
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Aug. 2 to Aug. 3, 2014