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CLARENCE ROBERT GENTZ, 94 ROCKFORD - Clarence Robert Gentz, 94, of Rockford died August 10, 2014. Clarence was born May 5, 1920, to Herman and Wilhelmina (Sardison) Gentz in Peoria, and graduated from Prophetstown High School in 1938. On December 2, 1944, he married Dorothy Donaldson (deceased 5/19/2001) in Chicago. On July 3, 2002, Clarence and Charlotte Carlson were married in Stillman Valley. In 1955, Clarence, Dorothy, and family moved to Morrison, and then to Rockford in 1963. Clarence worked for 20 years managing the Stillman Valley Grain and Feed Elevator. Surviving family members are his wife, Charlotte; four children, Linda Wekenmann, Jim (Cathy) Gentz, Becky (Jerry) Aarestad, and Will (Marylin) Gentz; ten grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Bernice Brown; sister-in-law, Beulah Gentz; and many nieces and nephews. Clarence is predeceased by his first wife, parents, and eight siblings. The family wishes to express special appreciation for the loving care Clarence received from the staff at Wesley Willows and Serenity Hospice. Memorial service 5 p.m. Friday, August 15, at Advantage Funeral Home, 7000 W. State Street. Visitation 4:30 p.m. to time of service. Online condolences may be submitted at advantagerockford.com.
Published in Rockford Register Star from Aug. 13 to Aug. 14, 2014
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