MICHELLE WALSH-SIMMONDS, 45 ROCKFORD - Michelle Walsh-Simmonds, 45, of Rockford, went to be with the angels on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, in SwedishAmerican Hospital. Born Jan. 21, 1968, in Belvidere, the daughter of Patrick and Rosemary (Feltz) Walsh. Michelle was a member of North East Christian Church. She will be remembered as a wonderful grandma who loved her family, flowers, faith, and writing in her prayer book. She is survived by her children, Sierra (Rodney) Rill, Kody Walsh and Sabrina Walsh, all of Rockford; father of her children, Don Gesswein; grandchildren, Allison and Wesley Lane, Ryan Rill and Abby Walsh; parents, Patrick of Rockford and Rosemary (Barney) Britton of Rockford; sisters, Penny, Wendy, Patty and Robin; brother, Timmy; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Robert Taylor. Visitation from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services Ltd., Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Michelle's daughter, Sierra Rill. To share a memory or online condolence, visit olsonfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Feb. 10 to Feb. 11, 2013