Katrina Smith
KATRINA ASHLEY SMITH, 30 MACHESNEY PARK - Katrina Ashley Smith, 30, of Machesney Park left this world to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. Katrina was born July 16, 1982, in Elkhorn, Wis. She graduated from Harlem High School in 2000, and attended Rock Valley College. Katrina was employed by Camryn Industries in Belvidere as a human resources coordinator. As a member of Heartland Community Church, she loved working with children through Launch Ministries, volunteering, and helping others. Katrina was a warmhearted person who loved people, especially children. Her beautiful smile could light up any room and brought joy to all around her. She had many hobbies and interests, including planning family gatherings, taking pictures of family and friends, and gardening (her favorite flowers were yellow carnations). Katrina also was an avid Chicago Bears fan, and enjoyed vacations at beaches and ocean fronts. Katrina leaves many loving family and friends: husband, Todd Smith; mother, Vikki Nalevac; father, Bruce Edlund; stepdaughters, Paige, Devan and Sydnie; sister, Miraynda Castro; brother, Chad (Heather) Kaltved; grandmother, Deloris Diventi; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, and close friends. Service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Heartland Community Church, 1280 S. Alpine Road, Rockford, with Gordy Smith of Heartland officiating. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park, 6202 Charles St., following the service. Visitation from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at the church, and from 10 a.m. Saturday to time of service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Katrina Smith Fund at Riverside Community Bank. Grace Funeral & Cremation Services is assisting the family. To share a memory or offer condolences please visit gracefh.com.
Published by Rockford Register Star from Nov. 14 to Nov. 15, 2012.
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I am a member of Heartland Church.I am sad to know now about what happened to her.She had a smile to light up a room with.And I know that she is doing GOD'S Work now.She is at peace now and foever. "GOD BLESS ALL"
Vickie Manthei
November 21, 2012
R.I.P sweet angel
Jan Pinks
November 18, 2012
SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOST.
THERESA LAWNDUSKI
November 17, 2012
To the Smith family, I'm so sorry to hear of your lost. I didn't know Katrina, but I was able to tell she was loved. Keep God in your hearts, and I will keep you in my prayers.
November 17, 2012
RIP
nicole
November 16, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I didn't know katrina but she seemed so amazing and lived so close to home.
Theresa Corona
November 16, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. Thinking of Katrina safe and wrapped in the white light.
Laurel Honecker
November 16, 2012
My prayers go out to your family. RIP
Giglio family
November 16, 2012
My prayers to all who love Katrina. Such a beautiful woman and so young. She has touched so many lives in our community and she will be missed. God Bless
supporter
November 16, 2012
RIP
November 15, 2012
Please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of this Beautiful Angel Katrina. May she now RIP. Prayers to all her family and friends. Thank you for sharing her with so many people. God Bless all of you.
Cindy
November 15, 2012
My prayers are with the family of Katrina. She is a beautiful girl. I went to her prayer vigil with a sad heart and was assured by her faith she is now an angel in Gods loving arms forever. Cant wait to give her a hug someday.....
Cindy
November 15, 2012
May god be with your family and friends during this tragic time.God bless all.
thomas Berry
November 15, 2012
our thoughts and prayers go out to your family,and friends during this tragig time.you are one of gods finest angel.God bless all
tom n deb Berry
November 15, 2012
TO KATRINAS FAMILY MAY GOD BE WITH YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YA'LL TAKE CARE
LINDSAY
November 15, 2012
REST IN PEACE KATRINA.
TODD & SUE CAREY
November 15, 2012
Gods Speed
Michael
November 15, 2012
I did not know Katrina, but followed everything about her, her friends, family and supporters ... what a great and tragic loss. Please know that there were many all over the country following her story, and please know that many, many, many people are sending good thoughts your way. Rest in peace and safety, Katrina.
A Former Machesney Park Resident
November 15, 2012
No more pain. May you rest in peace with the angels above, knowing how very special you were to your family AND a community who came to know you through their sharing. We prayed for your safe return - and now your are safe. God needed a beautiful angel & chose you to help him!
Rockford Resident
November 15, 2012
I did not know Katrina, but sounds like I was missing a Great Friend to be!! My Family Sends prayers to your Family and Friends, to Grieve during this moment!!! Sorry for your Loss....Justice will be serve one day and I hope sooner than later.. We all have to stay POSITIVE.. Katrina, You will be Everyone's LITTLE ANGEL now... Rest in Peace...
November 15, 2012
R.I.P you are in Gods hands now
Linda
November 15, 2012
*R.I.P Angel, may you now be with God!!* My prayers go out to her family and friends!!
Tasha Ramirez
November 15, 2012
Becky, My heart goes out to you and your family at this time of sorrow and loss. God bless to all of you.

Roxann Smith
November 15, 2012
Rest in peace Katrina. Your story filled our hearts and showed what a strong community you were from and how many people loved you.
A supporter
November 15, 2012
30 years of age is way too young to be with God!
Bob Malenius of Roscoe
November 15, 2012
May you R.I.P. Katrina. Prayers are with her family.
Jen
November 14, 2012
To all the members of Katrina's family - I am so sorry for your loss. I did not know Katrina, but feel I got to know her through spending time with you all. May you find solace at this difficult time, and justice be served for the person(s) that took her away from you.
November 14, 2012
To Katrina's family, my prayers go out to you now and in these coming days. I worked with Katrina at Heartland Launch. She was such a gentle sweet person. May God bless you in this time.
Catherine Calloway
November 14, 2012
It is amazing how one person can remind so many just how precious life and relationships are. Over the past few weeks I have heard story after story of lives touched by one person. Long lost friends reuniting unexpectedly at a vigil, families setting aside differences and linking arms in a field during a search, people moved to action for reasons they can't explain, prayers across a community unified by one life, one very special and precious life...your life has made an impact....your life has left a legacy...your life Katrina Smith will live on in the difference you have made in the lives of others!
Tammy English
November 14, 2012
Bruce,

Katrina is not lost. We know where she is. God is enough.
Bob Pearce
November 14, 2012
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
November 14, 2012
Vikki & family,

I am so very sorry for your loss.
Heather Loy-Lill
November 14, 2012
Prayers for her and for her loving family and friends. Such a tragic loss.
Nancy Koteski
November 14, 2012
I'm so sorry Bruce. I remember when we met Katrina on the trail at Roland Olson when you were geo-caching and we were on the horses. I am praying for you to find the strength to endure through this.
Mary Miller
November 14, 2012
May dear Katrina rest in peace with all the other angels in Heaven. God Bless all who knew and loved her!
Jacci DuFoe
November 14, 2012
RIP Sweet Katrina.
Diane
November 14, 2012
May you now rest in peace and watch over all from above,where you are now safe!
Susan
November 14, 2012
Katrina's Family:
We want to send our sincere sympathy.....Cherish all the good memories......
Pinkston Family
November 14, 2012
We did not know Katrina personally but We feel we know her and your family now through this horrific tragedy that has affected our whole community. May she rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

The Miles Family
November 14, 2012
I am so sorry your sweet Katrina was taken from you. As a member of a family that also endured such a tragedy may you find comfort knowing others are there to support you in the days and years ahead. Find peace in knowing she is now safe and give you strength for the tough times ahead.
Supporter
November 14, 2012
Rest Easy.
Lori Patrick
November 14, 2012
I didn't know Katrina. But following her story I prayed for the best for her rest in peace Katrina .justice will be served
Lori Patrick
November 14, 2012
We did not know Katrina, but it was very apparent by watching her beautiful prayer vigil video that she was so very cherished by her beautiful family and friends, and that her heart was filled with love for them as well. R.I.P. Katrina
Dave & Beth Park
November 14, 2012
Condolences to Katrina's family and friends. We did not know Katrina, but it was so apparent in the prayer vigil video that she was so very loved by all who knew her and that her heart was filled with love for them as well. R.I.P. Katrina
Dave & Beth Park
November 14, 2012
I did not know Katrina personally but I can tell she was a very warm and thoughtful person. God has a special place in Heaven for a person like Katrina. May she rest in Peace.
Brad Peak
November 14, 2012
may the angels be with you
DEBBY COLEMAN
November 14, 2012
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND BRING ANGELS ALL AROUND YOU
November 14, 2012
Rest in peace, sweetie.
November 13, 2012
R.I.P. to a Beautiful Angel.
November 13, 2012
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