SHERRYL LYNNE 'BUNNY' SPARACINO, 65 ROCKFORD - Sherryl Lynne "Bunny" Sparacino, 65, Rockford, died at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2013, at her home. Born March 30, 1947, in Rockford, daughter of Kenneth and Romona Rote Erbe. Married Peter A. Sparacino in Rockford on July 31, 1971. She was a driver of Septran Bus #19 and retired in June 2012, after 19 years of driving. Longtime member of Ellida Lodge. Survivors include her husband, Peter; daughter, Victoria (John) Shanks and her son, Christopher (Melanie) Sparacino. Her brothers, Scott (Jane) Erbe and Steve (Becky) Erbe. Sisters, Sandi Andresen, Shelly Nelson, all of Rockford and Stephanie (Terry) Koper of Oconomowoc, WI. Grandchildren, Andrew Eccles, Paige Spencer, Hally Spencer, Jeremy Nye, Alyssa Nye, Evan Hammersley, John Wolfe, Paul Shanks and Alexis Shanks. Predeceased by her parents and her favorite dog, "Pokey". Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Julian-Poorman-Welte Funeral Home. Burial at Willwood Burial Park. Visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in care of the family. For online register, maps or directions, visit weltefuneral .com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Mar. 10 to Mar. 11, 2013