Winnebago County, Illinois
Ihne, David K.
David K. Ihne, 54, a life-long resident of Winnebago, died Tuesday morning, November 22, 2005, in Swedish American Hospital, after a long and courageous battle with diabetes. Born February 10, 1951, in Rockford, the son of Merle Henry and Ilsa M.L. (Kimpel) Ihne, Sr. He graduated from Winnebago High School in 1969 and received his Associate degree from Rock Valley College and Bachelor of Arts degree from Northeast Missouri, Kirksville. David was employed as a shipping manager at various Rockford Manufacturing companies. He was an active and dedicated member of Winnebago United Methodist Church. David was a member of the Phantom Regiment and active with Winnebago Masonic Lodge 745 AF & AM, Freeport Consistory and Tebala Shrine's Drum & Bugle Corp. He performed volunteer work with amputees and for several as an election Judge for the Village of Winnebago. David enjoyed reading his Bible, poetry and history. His hobbies included fishing, photography and leather crafting. David lovingly survived by his mother, Ilsa Ihne of Winnebago, sister Linda (Donald) Skwierawski of Galesville, Wis., brother, Merle (Suzanne) Ihne, Jr. of Muscatine, Iowa and John W. (Rebecca) Ihne of Rockford, nephews, Merle Ihne III, Michael Ihne and Matthew (Connie) Skwierawski, nieces, Michele (Jeremy) Jones and Molly Dado, great-nieces, Julia and Gracia Skwierawski and special friends, Vivian, Susan, and Tom. Services at 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 28, 2005, in Genandt Funeral Home, 602 N. Elida St., Winnebago, with visitation from 10:a.m. until service time. The Rev Rick Neblock, pastor of Winnebago United Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial in Willwood Burial Park, in Rockford. Visitation also at 2:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, November 27, 2995, with the Masonic rites at 4:00 p.m. in the funeral home. [Unknown newspaper, c. Nov 2005; submitted by Donna Rife]
Ihne, Merle H. Sr.
Winnebago - Merle H. Ihne Sr., 73, of Winnebago died Sunday, June 7, 1981, at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford following a long illness.
He was a quality control inspector at Rockford Screw Products for 16 years, retiring in 1973, and was an auto insurance broker in Winnebago County for 40 years. He was previously employed by J.I. Case Co. in the personnel department. He was a lay minister and trustee of the United Methodist Church of Winnebago and an organizer of Cub and Boy Scout troops. For 40 years, he played the role of Santa Claus for the Rockford Chamber of Commerce. Among the survivors is his widow, Ilsa; one daughter, Linda Skwierawski of Galesville, Wis.; three sons, David of Winnebago, Merle Jr. of Muscatine, Iowa and John of Rockford; a sister Nora Anderson of Pecatonica; two brothers, the Rev. Albert Ihne of Thompson and Paul of Rockford; and five grandchildren. Service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Genandt Funeral Home in Winnebago. Burial will be in Willwood Cemetery in Rockford. [Unknown newspaper, c. June 1981; submitted by Donna Rife]
Ihne, Ilsa M. L.
Winnebago - Ilsa M. L. Ihne, 93, of Winnebago, died Wednesday afternoon, December 20, 2006, in River Bluff Nursing Home, in Rockford. Born March 27, 1913, in rural Lanark, the daughter of Karl and Maria (Steuck) Kimpel. Ilsa married Merle H. Ihne on May 11, 1939, in Rockford. In the 1930's through the early 40's, known as the Red River Yodeler, Ilsa performed with the Wandering Vagabonds, a traveling minstrel group, throughout northern Illinois; In addition she performed on WLS Radio. She was an active leader in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Brownies and Girl Scouts for many years. Ilsa also was an active member of Winnebago United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, served on many committees and served as communion steward for many years. As a talented seamstress, Ilsa filled the family's wardrobes and created a variety of costumes. Her passion for cooking and baking from scratch was legendary. Ilsa was known throughout the community for her wonderful pies and special dressing prepared for the church's annual turkey dinner. Having a big heart by providing care to others, she also enjoyed feeding and caring for stray cats. Ilsa is lovingly survived by her daughter, Linda (Donald) Skwierawski of Galesville. Wis.; sons Merle (Suzanne Seeber) Ihne, Jr. of Muscatine, Iowa and John W. (Rebecca) Ihne of Rockford; grandchildren, Merle Ihne, III, Michael Ihne, Matthew (Connie) Skwierawski, Michele (Jeremy) Jones and Molly (Brian) Dado; great-grandchildren, Julia and Garcia Skwierawski and Mason Dado; several nieces and nephews; special sister-in-law Lois Ihne Cook, special friend, Vivian Gaines and Ilsa's many dear Winnebago United Methodist Church friends and neighbors. Ilsa was predeceased by her husband, Merle Ihne, Sr. on June 7, 1981; son, David K. Ihne, on November 22, 2005; one infant grandchild; brothers, Alvin and Frederick "Fritz" Kimpel and sisters, Clara Bohlman and Frieda Nelson. Burial in Willwood Burial Park, Rockford, Il. [Unknown newspaper, c. Dec 2006; submitted by Donna Rife]
Col. Ingrassia Killed in Viet Action
Lt. Col Michael Ingrassia, 40, 2514 Spring Brook Road, was killed in action Wednesday in Vietnam. He was to return Nov. 1 for his last stateside assignment before retiring from the service. He was serving as director of petroleum in Longbinh, Vietnam. He reportedly was killed by ground fire on a helicopter in which he was traveling. Survivors include his widow, Ann, and four daughters, Rebecca, 15, Lisa, 13, Carmella, 8, and Gina, 4; his parents Mr. and Mrs. Nunzio Ingrassia; two brothers, John, Rockford, and Reginald, Brookfield, Wis., and three sisters, Mrs. Robert Schneider, Elgin, Mrs. Joseph Monti and Mrs. LeRoy Clark, Rockford. Lt. Col. Ingrassia, a 1945 graduate of West High School, took Reserve Officers Training Corps training at the University of Illinois, and after being commissioned, served three years in Austria. For five years he was instructor of Military Science and Tactics at the University of Pennsylvania, and at the outset of the Vietnam conflict was sent to Asia. He had returned to the U.S. and had been accepted for an instructor post at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., when his orders returned him to Vietnam. He had been in the service 21 years. Arrangments for services are incomplete. [Rockford Register-Republic, August 29, 1968]
EX-ALDERMAN, MERCHANT NUNZIO INGRASSIA DIES--Nunzio "Dell" Ingrassia, 86, 2514 Spring Brook Road, a former 5th ward alderman and founder of Ingrassia Furniture Store, died Saturday in St. Anthony Hospital after a short illness. In 1920, he founded Ingrassia Furniture Store, which also sold hardware, at 1020 S. Main St. He was elected to Rockford City Council in 1935, as alderman from his fifth ward, and served 14 years. In 1978, he was named to the Rockford Italian-American Hall of Fame for outstanding community service, and for the help he gave to Itlalian immigrants seeking citizenship here over the years. He was a member of the Order of Sons of Italy and Columbus Lodge 57. Services will be at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in Gasparini & Oliveri Funeral Home, 707 Marchesano Drive, and at 9 a.m. in St. Anthony Catholic Church, with burial in Calvary Cemetery. Survivors include three daughters, Lilian Schneider, Elgin, Vita Monti and Carmella Clark, both of Rockford; two sons, John, Rockford, and Reginald, Houston, Texas; a sister, Lucy Domino, Rockford; four brothers, Anthony, West Palm Beach, Fla., Vince, Frank and Paul, all of Rockford; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. His wife, the former Rose St. Angel, died here in 1970, two years after son, Lt. Col. Michael Ingrassia, was killed. [Rockford Register Star, August 24, 1980]
JOHN JANSEN DIES IN BATTLE--WIFE NOTIFIED THAT HE MADE SUPREME SACRIFICE BETWEEN OCT. 1 AND 10
Another Rockford soldier made the supreme sacrifice in the war that is still so vivid in the minds of more than half of the world. He was Corp. John Jansen, who was employed at the plant of the Eclipse Gas Stove Co., before he entered the service. Mrs. Louise Jansen, his wife, who is employed by the Excelsior Leather Washer Manufacturing Co., this morning received an official notification from the war department that Corporal Jansen was killed in action between Oct. 1 and Oct. 10. Mrs. Jansen was so unnerved by the receipt of the telegram that it was necessary to take her to her home, 420 1/2 Green Street, from her place of employment. Mrs. Jansen said that she received a letter from her husband written on Oct. 6 and consequently knows that his death must have occurred between that date and Oct. 10. Corporal Jansen went to Camp Grant on Oct. 6, 1917, going overseas in May of this year. He was serving in Co. K, 39th infantry, 4th division. The dead soldier is survived by seven brothers, two of whom have been on the firing line in France, and two sisters. [--Daily Register Gazette, December 19, 1918]
Jenks, Mrs. Clarissa
DEATH OF MRS. JENKS, THE OLDEST CHAUTAUQUAN--Mrs. Clarissa JENKS, a resident of Winnebago county since 1836, and the oldest Chautauquan graduate in the world, died, in Rockford, Saturday afternoon, at the age of 90 years. She was the mother of J. H. JENKS, of Aurora (Kane County, IL) and Dr. Jenks who has been one of the successful physicians of Plano (Kendall County, IL), for over 30 years. [Batavia Herald, 8 June 1893] [submitted by K. Torp]
WAS A ROCKFORD BOY--Lived in Elgin--Alvin Johnson of Elgin, a former Rockford boy, died Tuesday night at his home, of Bright's disease. He was born in Rockford, Dec. 30, 1868, and lived here most of his life. He was an employe in the Rockford watch factory and later in the factory at Columbus, Ohio. The last six years he had been at work in the Elgin factory. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Johnson of South Fifth street. He was married in October, 1893, and leaves a wife and one child to mourn his loss. Besides these he leaves his parents, two brothers and four sisters. They are George of Beloit and Robert, Selma, Emma, Marie and Alma, all of Rockford. The entire family is bowed down with grief at the loss of the loved one. The remains will be brought to Rockford at noon Friday, and the funeral will be held at 2 o'clock from the home of his parents, 327 South Fifth street the Rev. Arvid Sorlin officiating. He was a young man of good principles, and was a favorite with his fellow workmen and all who came into his circle of friendship. His mother has been at his side for the past week, caring for his. All help was vain, and the disease claimed him at last. [Rockford Morning Star, March 16, 1899]
Mrs. Andrena Johnson, 859 N. Second st., widow of Axel Johnson and a resident of Rockford for the past 45 years, died at her home at 1:30 am. Sunday following a four weeks' illness of pneumonia. Born in Norway 73 years ago, Mrs. Johnson came to the United States when a young woman. She is survived by a daughter, Irene, living at home. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 pm. Tuesday at the Fred C. Olson undertaking parlors, 106 Seventh st., Rev. James C. Danielson of Swedish Mission church, officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Bluff cemetery. [Rockford Republic, May 12, 1930]
Johnson, Andrew Peter
A.P. JOHNSON--FARMER 21 YEARS IS SUMMONED; RITES THURSDAY
Andrew Peter Johnson, 66, rural route five, Alpine road, a farmer for the past 21 years, died at 4:35 p.m. yesterday at Swedish-American hospital after a brief illness. He was admitted to the hospital July 15. Mr. Johnson was born July 22, 1875, in Oland, Sweden, and came to the United States in 1895. He lived in Chicago for a time before moving to Rockford. He married Adelia Larson in 1921. Surviving, besides the widow, are two daughters, Rose and Ruth, at home; four sisters, Mrs. Fritz Gustafson of Rockford, Mrs. Ada Wennersten of Chicago, and two sisters in Sweden, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wilbur Christenson funeral home, 925 3rd avenue. The Rev. O. Garfield Beckstrand, associate pastor of Trinity Lutheran church, will officiate and burial will be in Arlington Memorial park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. [Rockford Morning Star, July 21, 1942]
Johnson, Bert W.
Bert W. Johnson, 63, 2307 Custer Ave., died 2:50 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, 1972, in Rockford Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Born July 12, 1909, in Rockford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter (Jennie) Johnson. Lived all his life in Rockford. Married to the former Mary DeNolf in Rockford July 24, 1937. He was a butcher and former owner of the Johnson Cumberland Street Market for nine years. Member of Court Street United Methodist Church. He was active in bowling circles for many years. Graduated from Rockford High School. Survivors include: his widow, Mary; a daughter, Sandra, Rockford; two brothers, Eric S. (Tub) Johnson, and Paul H. Johnson, both of Rockford; a sister, Mrs. John Schober, Sayner, Wis.; several nephews and nieces. Arrangements by SUNDBERG FUNERAL HOME, 215 N. 6th St. [Rockford Morning Star, October 17, 1972]
Johnson, Borghild "Boyan"
Boyan was born Borhild Brendengen Nilson 100 years ago - June 8, 1900- in Sandviken, Bergen, Norway to Nils Larsen & Annetta Martinsen. "Boyan" passed away Friday, June 23, 2000, in Provena, St. Anne Center, having lived 80 years in Rockford. Boyan married John Verner Johnson on Aug. 7, 1920. She was employed by Rockford Brassworks as an assembler. Member of Harmony Singing Society and until her death, was their oldest living member. She also was a member of VASA, Elvira Lodge 522, District Lodge 8 and The Salvation Army, where she enjoyed attending services. Boyan was predeceased by her husband, "Verner", her only daughter, Nan; and nine brothers and sisters. She is survived by her son-in-law, Les Rogers; grandson, Dennis (Nancy) Rogers; granddaughter Vicki (Gary) Kielar; great -grandchildren, Tina D'Agostin, Roan and Mistaya Rogers; many nieces and nephews in Norway. "Boyan was loved by all of us and she will be dearly missed. Her passing has left a hole in our hears, but her life brought such joy and laughter to our lives that we all will cherish her memory forever." Memorial service at 6:30 pm, Thursday, July 13, in Sundberg Funeral Home Ltd, 216 N 6th St, with Major Daniel Sjogren of the Salvation Army Temple Corps officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 6:30 pm Thursday in the funeral home. [6/24/2000, Rockford Register Star, Submitted By: Vicki Kielar]
Johnson, Einar J.
Einar J. Johnson, 91, 2322 8th St., died at 2:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, 1987, in Alma Nelson Manor, after a long illness. Born June 28, 1895, in Falkoping, Sweden, son of John and Charlotte Gustafson. Lived in Rockford since 1911, coming from Sweden. Married the former Ambel Carlson in Rockford, October 1920. Employed as cabinetmaker by General Electric Co. many years. Survivors include his wife, Ambel; a son, Gerald E., Rockford; a daughter, Sonya Garmager, Elmhurst; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by parents, a daughter, Marion Carter, and a son, Roy W., in World War II.Services at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 23 in WILBUR CHRISTENSON FUNERAL HOME LTD., 925 3rd Ave., with the Rev. Harvey Johnson, pastor of Tabor Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home one hour before service Saturday. 5-21-3 [Rockford Register Sat, May 21, 1987]
Johnson, Eleanor K.
Eleanor K. Johnson, 82 Eleanor K. Johnson, 82, of Rockford died from an apparent heart attack at 3:55 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999, at home. Born Aug. 26, 1917, in Rockford, daughter of Carl Oscar and Hannah Erickson Kindstrom. Married Willard W. Johnson in September 1946 in Rockford he died in June 1977. Employed by Viner &Shield Finance Co. more than 40 years, retiring as an office manager. Attended First Evangelical Covenant Church and was a member of the Missionary Society [Rockford Register Star, 10/27/1999; sub. by Victoria Caplan]
Johnson, Eugenia J.
Mrs. Eugenia J. Johnson, 97, 126 Welty Ave., died at 3:25 p.m. Sunday, April 4, 1971 in Swedish American Hospital after a short illness. Born Dec. 3, 1873, in Falkoping, Sweden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anders Lindgren. Lived 75 years in Rockford, coming here from Sweden. Married Ernest L. Johnson in Rockford Aug. 11, 1897. Survivors include: four sons, Robert L., Richard V., both of Rockford, Roland W., Pueblo, Colo., and Stanley R., Rockford; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Parsons, Rockford; six grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1951. Services at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in FRED C. OLSON MORTUARY, 1601 2nd Ave. with Rev. Theodore E. Franklin, pastor of Bethesda Covenant church, officiating. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Friends may call at the funral home from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday. [Rockford Register-Republic, April 6, 1971]
FRED JOHNSON, SPANISH WAR VETERAN, DIES--Fred Johnson, 76, a lifelong resident of Rockford and a past commander of the Spanish-American War Veterans here, died at 4:30 p.m. Friday in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Charles Swenson, 321 N. Central ave., with whom he made his home. Mr. Johnson was born in Rockford Aug. 22, 1877, and attended Rockford schools. He married the former Clara Wyman here Oct. 22, 1903. He was a maintenance man at the Illinois national guard armory for many years and previously worked as a molder for the old Emerson-Brantingham company and for the J.I. Case company. He served in Cube with Company H, 3rd. Illinois regiment, in the Spanish-American war. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Spanish-American War Veterans. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Swenson, Rockford; two brothers, Tom Chambers, Rockford, and Walter Chambers, Chicago; and two grandchildren. Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Sundberg Chapin funeral home with the Rev. O. Garfield Beckstrand, 2nd. assistant pastor of Trinity Lutheran church, officiating. Burial will be in Scandinavian cemetery. Friends may call from 7:30 to 8:30 o'clock Sunday night in the funeral home. [Rockford Morning Star, August 7, 1954]
GEORGE JOHNSON IN SUPREME SACRIFICE.--Former Rockford Boy, Nephew Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bengston, Dies in France of Wounds Recieved in Action--Other Casualties--Private George Johnson died September 30 in France of wounds received in action, according to word received by his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Bengston, 1119 Twelfth avenue. His name appears in today's casualty list. Johnson was born in Sweden March 24, 1889. Coming to Rockford at an early age, he made his home with the relatives here up to the year 1906, when he moved to Seattle, Wash. Later he made his home in Butte, Mont., where he enlisted. Mr. and Mrs. Bengston received a letter from him in France eight days before he died. The soldier leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Johnson, in Vestergotland, Sweden, a twin brother, Arvid Johnson, of Tacoma, Wash., and a sister, Miss Hannah Johnson, and two brothers, Arthur and Paul Johnson, in Sweden. [Rockford Republic, November 16, 1918]
Johnson, Harry T.
HARRY T. JOHSNON DIED OF PNEUMONIA YESTERDAY Rockford Man Passed Away in Chicago Hospital--Burial Here
Harry T. Johnson, son of Mrs. Mary C. Johnson of 115 Pearl Street, died yesterday afternoon at four o'clock at Henrotin Memorial Hospital in Chicago following a week's illness of pneumonia. He was born in New Milford, Winnebago County, Nov. 8, 1891, and spent most of his life on a farm in Wisconsin. For the past year he had been attending Moody Bible Institute in preparation for religious work. He is survived by his mother, four sisters, Mrs. Oscar I. Carlson, 228 South Gardiner Avenue, Louise, nine and Myrtle Johnson at home, and a brother, Frederic E. Johnson with the American Expeditionary forces. Funeral arrangements have not been made, but services will he held here Johnson, Ingeborg (Ostrand) --Johnson--Ingeborg K. Johnson, 72, 4067 Oak Land Road, died sometime Monday, June 15, 1970, from an apparent suicide drowning in the Kishwaukee River. Born Dec. 16, 1897 in Sweden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Ostrand. Lived 60 years in Rockford, coming here from Sweden. Married to the former William L. Johnson in Belvidere, May 11, 1918. Member of the Baltic Star Lodge. Her husband died Nov. 9, 1954. Survivors include: one daughter, Mrs. Arnold Krants, Rockford; one sister, Mrs. Anna Rogers, Wheaton. Services at 1 p.m. Friday in FRED C. OLSON MORTUARY, 1001 2nd Ave. Burial in Arlington Memorial Park. No visitation. [Rockford Morning Star, June 18, 1970]
Johnson, Jennie E.
Jennie E. Johnson was born March 5, 1910, to Knute and Severina Oss in Rockford, Ill. Her parents immigrated to the United States in 1906, from Hamar, Norway, with three children. Jennie was their firstborn in this country. The family moved to Solen, N.D., then to Mandan, N.D., where she grew up on a dairy farm. Jennie graduated from Mandan High School and from Valley City State Teachers' College. For the next six years she taught in one-room country schools in three different communities in N.D. In 1936, she married Adolph Johnson and they lived at Fort Thompson, S.D. Their two daughters, Donna and Carol, were born in Pierre, S.D. Jennie was preceded in death by her parents; her siblings; husband, Adolph; baby grandson, Eric Means; son-in-law, David Amoth; and special friend, Bob Saunders. Jennie is survived by daughters, Donna Amoth, Salem, and Carol (Ron) Means, Portland; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1036 E. Lincoln St., Woodburn, with private burial at Belle Passi Mausoleum. [The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon - submitted by Kristy]
MRS. LENA JOHNSON, 62, DIES MONDAY--Mrs. Lena Johnson, widow of Frank O. Johnson, 1722 Charles st., died Monday at 2:45 pm at her home from stomach trouble from which she had suffered a few days. Mrs. Johnson came to America 36 years ago from Sweden in which county she was born. She was 62 years old at the time of death. Having lived in Rockford since the time she came to this county, she has many friends who will mourn her passing. She was especially kindly inclined to children, many of whom in the neighborhood looked to her for sympathy and knew her as their “grandma.” Her husband died in 1918. Surviving her are three children, Maynard, Harold, and Mrs. Eva Erickson, all residing at home. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 pm from the home, the Rev. J.W. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Scandinavian cemetery. [Rockford Republic, 11-23-1926 Johnson, Nels --Nels M. Johnson of 424 Regan street, died at St. Anthony's hospital Sunday morning. He was a retired wood-worker who had been in the employ of the Haddorff Piano company for twenty years. He was born in Sweden eighty years ago and had resided in Rockford for the last thiry-four years. He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Hulda Chinell, Mrs. O.W. Anderson, Mrs. Axel Johnson, Mrs. Oscar Ogren and Miss Alma Johnson, and nine grand children. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Nelson Olson undertaking parlors in Seventh street. Capt. Nelson of the Salvation Army will officiate and burial will be in the Scandinavian cemetery. [Rockford Morning Star, February 22, 1921]
OTTO JOHNSON CALLED BY DEATH AT CITY HOSPITAL--WAS UNMARRIED AND HAD RESIDED IN ROCKFORD FOR TWENTY-FIVE YEARS
Otto Johnson, who made his home with his sister, Mrs. J.F. Jernberg, at 1712 Fifteen avenue, died yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Rockford hospital, where he had been a patient for the last two months, after an illness of two years. Mr. Johnson was born in Sweden fifty-one years ago and had been a resident of Rockford for twenty-five years. He never married. Besides the sister with whom he lived, he is survived by a brother, Charles Johnson, in this country, and two sisters and another brother in Sweden. He was a member of the Mission Tabernacle. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the home and at 2:45 from the Mission Tabernacle. Rev. Mr. Carlson officiating. Interment will be made in the Scandinavian cemetery. [Rockford Morning Star, June 20, 1916]
DIED OF HEART DISEASE--Peter Johnson, a Well Known Resident of Laona Passes Away--An Early Settler--
The death of Peter Johnson, one of the earliest settlers of this county, occurred at his home at Laona Friday evening. The summons was very sudden, his demise being due to heart disease. Mr. Johnson was very well known in this section, having resided in Laona since 1844. He was born in Norway, June 18, 1818, and came to this country in 1843. He settled on a farm a year later in this county, and within a few years had amasses a competency. He was married in 1848, his wife also being a native of Norway. The deceased was a hearty old gentleman, and no one would have thought that he would be a victim of heart disease. He was very well off in this world's goods, owning about 200 acres of valuable land in Laona township, worth about $10,000. He had held many small offices, being commissioner of highways twelve years and supervisor three years. For a long time he was president of the Farmer's Mutual Insurance company. Deceased has two sons now living. John F., who resides in Iowa, and Henry A., a resident of Grand Forks, N.D. Mr. Johnson was very much respected in the community in which he lived. He was honorable in all dealings and a valuable character in any community. [Rockford Morning Star, Nov 08-1891]
Johnson, Wesley B.
Services for Wesley B. Johnson, 61, 1433 North ave., who died Thursday morning in his home, will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Bethesda Covenant Memorial chapel. The Rev. Harold M. Carlson, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Scandinavian cemetery. Friends may call in the Wilbur Christenson funeral home, 905 3rd ave., from 7 to 8 o'clock tonight. Mr. Johnson was born Jan. 28, 1893, in Rockford, and lived here all his life. He was married May 12, 1928. He worked 25 years for the Rockford Drop Forge company and for the last three years as a real estate salesman for the Third Securities corporation. He was a member of Bethesda church. Surviving are his widow, Elma; ad a daughter, Madeline Sutherlan, Chicago. [Rockford Morning Star, 09-24-1954]
Johnson, William G
W.G. JOHNSON DEAD--WELL KNOWN EAST SIDER PASSES AWAY THIS MORNING--Resided in Rockford Nearly Half a Century--Long in the Painting Business--William G. Johnson, for nearly half a century a resident of this city and for many years a well known painter, died at his home, 227 North Fourth street, shortly after 7 o'clock this morning. He had been ill for weeks with an ailment thought to be cancer of the stomach. He bore his affliction bravely and bade good by to his loved ones before he was taken away. A post mortem examination was held which corroborated the diagnosis of the physicians. Mr. Johnson's illness had covered a period of 10 weeks. His age hastened the inroads of the malady and the end came peacefully. He was born in a village near Glascow, Scotland, and was 72 years and nine months old to-day. He left home when 15 years old, going to Liverpool. There he served a seven years' apprenticeship as a painter. In 1852 he sailed to New York and located first at Hamilton, that state, later living at Earlville. He was united in marriage with Miss Jennie M. Murphy, who, with their three daughters, survives him. The daughters are Mrs. Dell E. Trahern of this city and Mrs. C.R. Duncan of Detroit. He came to this city in 1866 and embarked in business, working continuously until 1890, when he retired from active labor. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson had already planned to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary next October. The decedent was a member of Westminster Presbyterian church and one of its constant attendants. He was a member of Rockford lodge No. 102, A.F.& A. Masons; of Winnebago chapter No. 24; Crusader commandery No. 17, and Rockford chapter No. 33, Order Eastern Star, all of this city. He was highly revered by all who knew him and will be sincerely mourned by a large number of friends and acquaintences. The funeral will be held from the home Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. W.T. Wilcox conducting the service at the house. This will be followed by the Masonic ceremonies at the grave side in the East side cemetery, under the direction of Worshipful Master Bardwell. [Rockford Daily Register Gazette, May 12, 1900]
Johnson, William L.
W.L. JOHNSON DIES; FORMER TRUCK DRIVER--William L. Johnson, 55, 1611 5th ave., died Tuesday in his home. Mr. Johnson was born April 25, 1899, in Rockford. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Erland Johnson. He lived in Rockford all his life. On May 11, 1918, he married the former Ingeborg Ostrand in Rockford. He was a truck driver for the Rockford street department until his retirement seven years ago. Mr. Johnson was a member of the Loyal Oder of Moose and the Baltic Lodge of Vikings. Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Mildred Johnson; two brothers, Edwin and George, both of Rockford; and two sisters, Mrs. Alice Bergman, Rockford; and Mrs. Evelyn Holmquist, New York City. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Fred C. Olson mortuary, 1001 2nd ave., with the Rev. Joseph Conrad, pastor of Zion Lutheran church, officiating. Burial will be in Arlington Memorial park. Friends may call in the mortuary from 7 to 8 o'clock tonight. [Rockford Morning Star, November 10, 1954]
LAONA FARMER FALLS FROM HIS CUTTER IN A SUPPOSED STROKE OF APOPLEXY--Found by Two Neighbors Who Find His Empty Sleigh and Loose Horse, No Marks of Violence on Body--John Jones met a mysterious death near Laona Saturday and investigation fails to reveal the cause. Jones was a farmer, living with his son-in-law, Jon McDonough, in the town of Laona and about 12:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon started for Durand in a cutter alone. The first intimation that anything was wrong came form Will and James Fox, who say the empty cutter. They had stopped at the house of Edward Powers to get him to go to town. While waiting for him they saw the empty cutter coming and went out and stopped the horse. They knew that the rig belonged to Jones and thought that he must have had an accident. They started back up the road to find him and about 80 rods from the Powers house they came across his prostrate form. Calling did not arouse him and one of them shook him. They then saw that he was dead and immediately sent for the neighbors and his son-in-law, John McDonough. He was carried to his home and Dr. Van Valyah was called. He gave as his opinion that death resulted from apoplexy. Coroner Marsh was summoned from this city and yesterday held an inquest. The jury was composed of W.F. Attley, G.H. Manlove, W.B.Day, Frank Friedl, John Bain and John Doyle. After examining a few of the witnesses they came to the conclusion that Jones came to his death from unknown causes which they were unable to ascertain. There were no marks of violence on the body with the exception of slight bruises upon the forehead and nose which very probably came from his fall to the bare ground. Those who knew him were unanimous in their opinion that he had no enemies, and as her carried but little money and that was left intact, the theory of murder for money could hardly be held. He was not a drinking man, although he was not a total abstainer, and no traces of liquor could be found anywhere. Hi death will probably remain a mystery. His wife is living although they have not lived together for some time. Jones was a well-to-do-farmer and was well thought of among his many acquaintances among the farmers in that vicinity. [Rockford Republic, 03-07-1898]
DEAD IN THE ROAD--BODY OF JOHN JONES, A LAONA FARMER, IS FOUND--Believed to Have Been a Victim of Apoplexy While Returning Home from Durand--Coroner Mash Holds and Inquest--He Was Well Known--John Jones, a well-known resident and farmer of Laona, was found dead in the road near Durand Saturday night about 7:30. Mr. Jones had been in Durand all the afternoon and left for home about 6 o’clock. At the time stated Edward Powers and Will Fox saw his horse and cutter pass the Powers place without an occupant. They mistrusted that something was wrong, caught the horse and drove back to P. Larson’s place they found the body of Jones lying beside the road. They summoned assistance and took the body to the home of J. McDonough his son-in-law, with whom he lived for many years. Dr. Van Valzah was sent for, who, after examination, gave the following certificate: Laona, March 5, ‘89. I hereby certify that I was called out tonight to see Mr. John Jones, he having been found on the road and brought home, and that he is truly dead, and the probability is was dead when found and the likelihood is his death was due to apoplexy. S.B. Van Valzah, M.D.--Daily Register-Gazette, March 07-1898]
Jones, Samuel N.
--DEATH CALLS SAMUEL N. JONES--WELL KNOWN CIVIL WAR VETERAN--LONG PROMINENT IN ACTIVITIES OF ROCKFORD--Samuel N. Jones, a veteran of the civil war and for many years active as a citizen of Rockford, passed away late this forenoon at 3320 West State street, after being in poor health for a year and seriously ill of kidney and heart trouble about a week. He was a native of Woodstock, Coon., where he was born April 2, 1843, being the son of Nathaniel and Alma Corbin Jones. He enlisted August 15, 1862, in the 18th Connecticut infantry, serving throughout the war, being mustered out at Harper's Ferry on June 29, 1865. Three months later he came to Rockford to make his home. He was married February 13, 1871, to Elenor Pierpont, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Pierpont, and sister of Theorn G. and Watson Piepont, all well known in this city. For many years Mr. Jone conducted a pump and windmill business for this section of country. Later he was a member and manager of the Rockford Construction compnay, which was engaged on various public works. Mr. Jones was a devoted member of Nevius post, No. 1, G.A.R. He was a leading spirit in the Eastern Veterans association, which long held annual meetings in this city. He was active in affairs of the ctiy, serving as a member of the city council. He was also a member of the Masonic order. Mr. Jones is survived by is wife and three children: Andros C., Lockport, N.Y., sales manager of the Niagra Cotton Batting company; Alma E., of Rockford, and Guy P., of Sacremento, Cal., member of the California state board of health. Mr. Jones was from a military ancestry; his grandfather being a soldier of the revolutionary war and his father of the war of 1812. The funeral will be held from the parlors of the Second Congregational church Saturday afternoon at four o'clock. The family request that no flowers be sent. [Rockford Daily Register Gazette, June 27, 1918]
DEATH TAKES MRS. JUDD AT DURAND--Durand, Ill., April 28--Mrs. Amolyn Judd, widow of Oliver Judd, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Elof Johnson, in this place. She had been ill for five months of neuritis. Mrs. Judd was born in Laona township, Oct. 12, 1873, and was married to Oliver Judd June 9, 1872. He died Dec. 1, 1924. She leaves four children, Mrs. Lena M. Johnsson, Atascadero, Calif.; Elery Judd, Sioux Falls, Ia., and Walter and Miss Julia Judd, Durand. Charles and Albert Baker, Durand, are brothers, and Mrs. Intha Weaver and Mrs. Zylpha Andrews, Durand, sisters. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at the home, the Rev. J.A.L. Warren officiating. Burial will be in Durand cemetery. [Rockford Republic, April 28, 1926]
Judd, Oliver L.
DEATH TAKES OLIVER JUDD--Oliver L. Judd, pioneer resident of Durand died Monday at 11 a.m. at his home following a stroke of apoplexy. He had been in poor health for five years. Mr. Judd was born in Durand, March 2, 1846, and was married June 9, 1872 to Miss Emeline Baker. Five children were born, one, Willard Judd, dying May 29, 1907. His wife and four children survive. They are Mrs. Leonora Johnson, Atascadero, Calif.; Mrs. Julia Johnson, Ellory and Walter Johnson, all of Sioux Falls, S.D. There are four grandchildren. Mrs. Alice Belden, Durand, is a sister and Frank Judd, California, a brother. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Charles Clay officiating at the Durand M.E. church. Burial will be in Durand. [Rockford Republic, December 2, 1924]
WINNEBAGO CO, PIONEER DEAD--Nelson Judd Passed Away Today at Age of 86--Came to Winnebago in 1839--Death Due to Complication of Diseases Incident to Old Age Nelson Judd, one of the earlist pioneers of Winnebago County, died at 9:30 o'clock this morning at his home, 426 Jilson Avenue. He was born in Sandusky County, Ohio, June 17, 1825, and at the age of fourteen came with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jasen Judd, to Winnebago County, where they made their home on a farm near Durand. In 1848 he married Miss Lucy M. Hemenway, who died in 1873, leaving nine children. He then married Miss Eveline Beermer of Rockford and had two more children. He followed farming as a profession until he retired a few years ago. His second wife and eight children survive him, seven of of his first marriage and one of his second. They are Edwin N. Judd, Emmett, Idaho; Mrs. J.C. Van Sickle, of Durand; A.J. Judd, Salt Lake City; Fred Judd, Durand; C.H. Judd, Perry Olka.; Mrs. L.L. Dowd, Norma Springs, Ia.; Mrs. Douglas Ulrici of Rockford, Mrs. Chas. Wallace of Durand, and T.J. Judd of Salt Lake City. Funeral services will be held Friday. Short prayer services will be held at the home at 10 o'clock and at 1 o'clock the services will be held at Durand at the M.E. Church, Rev. Frank W. Barnum officiating. [Rockford Republic, April 26, 1911]
ORMAN JUDD CALLED BY DEATH TODAY--Well Known Long Time Citizen of This County Died this Morning at Home in Durand--Funeral Saturday Afternoon. Norman Judd, a pioneer of Winnebago County, passed away at 8 o'clock this morning at his home in Durand, after a week's illness of bronchial pneumonia.Mr. Judd was born, March 4, 1828, in Sandusky County, Ohio, and was the son of Jason and Rebecca Judd. He was reared on the home farm and educated in the district schools. Until attaining his majority, he remained with his parents, but then purchased a farm where he lived until the spring of 1883, when he removed to the village of Durand and built the home that he occupied until his death. Norman Judd and Miss Sarah B. Miller were united in marriage August 14, 1856, and to them were born two children. Ellen L., the wife of Andrew T. Golley of this city, passed away in 1885. The other, a son, died in infancy. In 1860, Mr. Judd was married a second time to Mrs. Harriet L. Hart. For a number of years, Mr. Judd was a successful shoe merchant in Durand, but during the later years, was retired from active business. He was treasurer of the Farmer's Mutual Insurance Company and was a highly respected citizen in the community. He is survived by the widow and several nieces and a nephew in this vicinity. Mrs. Douglas Ulrici of Rockford, Mrs. J.C. Van Sickle and Mrs. Hattie Wallace of Durand, are neices. Mrs. Fred. M. Joslin of Rockford, a daughter of Andrew T. Golley, is a granddaughter and Fred Judd of Durand is a nephew. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon from the home but the arrangements have not been completed. [Rockford Republic, October 24, 1912]
Justice, Fern O (nee Persinger)
ROCKFORD -- Fern O. Justice, 83, of Rockford died at 11:10 a.m. Friday, March 18, 2005. Born Dec. 22, 1921, in Wever, Iowa, the daughter of Charles and Lucille (Brinkman) Monroe Persinger. Graduated from Revere High School in Revere, Mo. Worked as saleswoman in department stores and grocery stores, and as an Avon representative. Survivors include brother, Robert (Arlene) Persinger of Rockford; sister, Doreen Zeien of Verona, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brothers, Charles and William. Graveside service at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, in Scandinavian Cemetery, with the Rev. James Moore officiating. No visitation. Arrangements by Fred C. Olson Funeral Chapels Ltd., East Chapel, 1001 Second Ave. [Rockford Register Star, March 20, 2005 - Submitted by Ida Maack Recu]
Kasch, Mary Margaret (Hassell)
Mrs. Fred Kasch. Mrs. Fred Kasch, 67, died shortly after midnight Sunday at her home, east of Winnebago. She had been seriously ill for the last two months. The former Mary Margaret Hassell was born in Hanover, Germany, March 6, 1875, the daughter of Ernest and Marie Elizabeth Hassell. She came to the United States at the age of six with her parents, who settled at Pecatonica. She married Fred Kasch Feb. 23, 1898, and the couple would have observed their 45th wedding anniversary today. Mrs. Kasch had resided in Burritt and Winnebago townships most of her life. Surviving are her husband; three children, Clarence and Dorothy Kasch, at home, and Warren Kasch, an athletic coach at St. Cloud, Minn., Teachers college; two grandchildren, Douglas and Nancy Kasch, of St. Cloud; three brothers, William, Henry and Albert Hassell, and a sister, Alma Hassell, all of Winnebago; six nieces and three nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. at the home and at 2 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran church in Pecatonica. The Rev. E.W. Schwartz will officiate, and burial will be in Winnebago cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 o'clock tonight at the Burpee-Wood funeral home, 420 North Main street. Stores in Winnebago will be closed from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday for the funeral. [Rockford Morning Star, February 23, 1943]
MRS. ADA KENDALL DIES AT HOME OF DAUGHTER--Mrs. Ada Kendall, pioneer resident of Winnebago county, died at 10 a.m. today at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M.C. Atkinson, 1320 North Court street, following a year of declining health. Mrs. Kendall was born in Winnebago on Oct. 11, 1854. She was married to William H. Kendall at Laona on Dec. 19, 1878. Mr. Kendall died Oct. 18, 1903. Mrs. Kendall is survived by the daughter with whom she made her home, a brother, Oliver E. Davis, Elgin, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Atkinson home, 1320 North Courth street. The Rev. H.M. Bannen will officiate and burial will be in Durand cemetery. [Rockford Register-Republic, August 17, 1931]
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the home and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patick's Catholic church for Tommy Kennedy, 7-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kennedy, 1810 Mulberry street, who died at 4:55 a.m. yesterday at St. Anthony hospital. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery. Tommy died from complications following a mastoid operation. A second grade pupil at St. Patrick's school, he was born Aug. 21, 1931, in Rockford. Surviving are his parents and a sister, Mary Mildred Kennedy. [Rockford Morning Star, June 13, 1939]
Kercheval, Louis Cass
Resident of Chicago in 1843 - died Hickory Creek, Ill Sept. 14 1846, a 52. [Death Notices for Chicago's Old Settlers; compiled by Robert Fergus]
Kiley, William H.
Died, at his home in Harrison township, William H. Kiley, aged 43 years. The immediate cause of his death was heart failure, which was the culmination of la grippe and complications. The death of this yound many was doubly said, as it was the fifth that has occurred in the family since the children have arrived to mature years. The death of his brother, Everett E., is still fresh in the minds of his friends. Will lived in the vicinity of Durand all his life and his wide circle of friends testify to his integrity and nobility of character. He was a member of the lodge of Modern Woodmen and had recently become a member of the Durand Masonic lodge. The latter society officiated at his burial. He was the oldest son of a family of five children, all of whom have preceded him to "that undiscovered country from whose bourne no traveler returns," except the youngest Andrew J., who is left to comfort the declining years of his sorely bereaved mother. Through his affliction she has more comfort than is usually the lot of mothers, in the memory of her son’s complete devotion to her, and in the knowledge that she has still a staunch arm to lean upon. The flowers ere beautiful; among the pieces was a magnificent floral emblem presented by the Durand Masonic lodge. The funeral was held at the old homestead in Durand township, and the spacious house was not ample enough to hold the large number of sorrowing friends who had gathered in sympathy. Among the relatives of the family from abroad were Dr. Everett Hartley, Carver, Minn., John Scott, Dixon, Mrs. And Mrs. Tetlow, Rockford. [Rockford Morning Star, 04-12-1894]
Kindstrom, Axel G.
--Axel G. Kindstrom died at his home, 2004 Seventeenth ave., Sunday at 4 pm after a long illness. Born in Sweden, May 2, 1870, Mr. Kindstrom had lived in this country and Rockford for 35 years. He was a stationary engineer at the National Chair Co. plant here for many years. He is survived by his wife and three sons, Nels, Axel and Thorston, all of Rockford. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm. Wednesday at the home, Rev. E.G. Knock officiating. Burial will be in the Scandinavian cemetery. [Rockford Republic, May 12, 1930]
Kinert, Dale W.
Dale W. Kinert, 46, 2331 East Gate Parkway, died early Monday, June 24, 1963, after his car struck a tree near Louisiana, Mo. Born April 6, 1917, in Lincoln, Ill. Lived 11 years in Rockford, coming here from Jackson, Mich. Employed as a credit manager of the Sears Roebuck Co. Rockford store. Veteran of Worl War II, serving in the air force. Member of Charles St. Presbyterian Church. Survivors include: his widow, Maxine, a son, Martin, 16; a daughter, Christia, 11; father, Earl Kinert; and 2 sisters, Mrs. Jean Gaydos, Rockford, and Erline Azman, Joliet. Services at 9 a.m. Thursday in the LONG-KLONTZ FUNERAL HOME, 428 Park Ave. Burial in Mount Pulaski Cemetery, Mount Pulaski, Ill. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday. [Rockford Morning Star, June 26, 1963]
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Burpee-Wood funeral home, 420 North Main street, for Mrs. Alma Kinney, 60, 2015 Huffman boulevard, who died at 10:19 a.m. yesterday at Rockford hospital following a week's illness. The Rev. John Gordon, pastor of Second Congregational church, will officate, and burial will be in Cedar Bluff cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home tonight. Mrs. Kinney, a saleswoman in a downtown department store the last 25 years, had lived in Rockford practically all her life. She was born April 29, 1879. She had been employed in the ready-to-wear department of The New Worthams at the time of her death. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Ruth L. Kinney at home; a sister, Mrs. J.C. Brooks of Peoria; and a brother, Charles Sandstrom of Alhambra, Cal. Her husband, William Kinney, died in 1926. [Rockford Morning Star, June 13, 1939]
Kitteringham, John James
John James Kitteringham of 1203 Elm street died Sunday noon at his home, following a second stroke of paralysis. He was born in Philadelphia on May 9, 1852, and had resided in Rockford for the last twenty-five years. His marriage to Miss Lillie Longfellow of Racine, Wi., was an event of 1886. For sixteen years he was a partner of Mrs. Lovell in the Lovell laundry. When that business was sold out he became connected with the Emerson-Brantingham company. He was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal church and was a man of upright character and clean life who was held in high regard by all who knew him. Besides a widow, he is survived by a son, George Kitteringham, prominent in athletic affairs, and a sister, Mrs. Hannah Barker, of Akron, O. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the late residence; Chaplain Grant of Camp Grant, officiating. Interment will be in the West Side cemetery. [Rockford Morning Star, February 22, 1921]
A.J. KLAEGER SUMMONED--A.J. Klaeger, for many years an employe of the old Rockford Watch Factory, died Monday night at 7:10 o'clock at St. Anthony hospital, his death ensuing after an illness of several months. Mr. Klaeger was a native of Switzerland, born July 18, 1862. He came to this country in 1870, first making Boston his home. He was married at Elgin in 1885 to Matilda Jornod, who predeceased him by almost exactly two years, her death occuring March 17, 1916. Mr. Klaeger was for many years employed at the Rockford Watch Factory, being foreman of the dial room at that plant. For the last three years he had been with watch factories at Waterbuy, Conn., and South Bend, Ind. He was taken ill with a complication of ailments at South Bend last November, coming to Rockford to make his home with his son, A.C. Klaeger, 1226 Sixteenth avenue, until January when he was taken to St. Anthony hospital. Surviving are three daughters and two sons, Cecilia Albert and Anton Klaeger, of Rockford. Mrs. H. Hillerich, of Brassfield, Ark., and Mrs. M.E. Jensen of Pueblo, Colo. He also leaves one brother, B. Klaeger, of Rockford, and one sister in Boston. Funeral arrangements have not been made. [Rockford Daily Register Gazette, March 19, 1918]
Kline, B. Ray
B. Ray Kline, 1035 Kilburn avenue, died at 2:30 o'clock this morning of pneumonia. He was born in Green county, Wis., Aug. 19, 1886 and had made his home in Rockford for the past twelve years. He is survived by his widow, two daughters and three step-sons, his mother, Mrs. Hugh Kline, of Beloit and three brothers, Merrill, Dell and Lee Kline, residing at Beloit, and one brother, Burr Kline, now in service in a camp on Long Island. Funeral arrangements will be made later. [Rockford Register-Gazette, Wed., Oct. 9, 1918 p 2 - submitted by email@example.com]
Kline, Mrs. Dell
Mrs. Dell Kline dies Saturday; ill five weeks, Funeral services at Beloit Tuesday
Mrs. Dell Kline, 33, 410 Buckhee street, died at her home Saturday night at 11:30 o'clock after an illness of five weeks. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the chapel of Rosman-Kinzer company, Beloit. The Rev. Ira Schlauganbauf will officiate, and burial will be at Beloit. Born at Brodhead, Wis., April 29, 1895, Mrs. Kline moved to Beloit 22 years ago, where she was married in 1909. Two years ago she came to Rockford. Besides the husband, Dell Kline, she is survived by nine children. They are Mrs. Wallace Hada, Rockford; Leon, Grant, Lorraine, Grace, Della, Melvine, Earl and Loretta Mae, all at home; her father, Alfred Rylett, and two sisters and three brothers. [Rockford Register-Gazette, Mon. June 25, 1928, p 12 - sub. by firstname.lastname@example.org]
Ray Kline, formerly of this city died at his home in Rockford Wednesday of pneumonia which followed an attack of Spanish influenza. Mr. Kline was sick for eight days. He was thirty-three years old and was born in this city living here until three years ago when he moved to Rockford. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and five children of Rockford, his mother, Mrs. Mary J. Kline, and four brothers, Myrl, Lee and Dell of this city and Private Burr at Camp Upton. Funeral services will be held from the home 1035 Kilbourne Avenue, Rockford, Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Interment in the Rockford cemetery. [Beloit Daily News, Beloit, Rock, WI - sub by email@example.com]
Kling, Paulita Mary
Mrs. Paulita Mary Kling, 31, 712 Evans Ave., died at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, 1972 in Methodist Hospital, Rochester, Minn. after long illness. Born Oct. 2, 1941, in Rockford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Brady. Mr. Brady was selected father of the year in June, 1972, following nomination by his daughters. Lived all her life in Rockford. Married Milton Kling Jr. in Rockford, June 6, 1960. Employed as a swimming and diving instructor by Rockford Board of Educaton and private firms. Worked as a volunteer in many civic service groups; post president of the Women's Independent Service Clubs; past chairman of the North Park Cancer Crusade. Graduated from West High School; attended Rockford College one year; attended Rockford Memorial School of Nursing one year. Survivors include her husband; a son Steven, at home; her parents; a sister, Mrs. James (Marita) Houge, Milwaukee, Wis.; maternal grandfather, Arthur Townsend, Stockton; several nieces and nephews. Services were held Saturday in Arlington Cemetery with Rev. Laverne T. Runnestad, pastor of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, officiating. Burial in Arlington Cemetery. Arrangements by JULIAN-POORMAN FUNERAL HOME, 304 N. 5th St. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1829 N. Rockton Ave. [ [Rockford Morning Star, October 17, 1972]
Kneiss, Gordon L.
1926 - 1972
Gordon L. Kneiss of Rockford, formerly of Freeport, died Sunday night in Rockford Memorial Hospital following an apparent heart attack. Mr. Kneiss, employed by Twin Disc Clutch Co. as an inspector for more than 24 years, was a member of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was an Army veteran of WWII, having served in Germany and Italy. Born July 27, 1926, in Carroll Co., he was the son of George and Laura (Steffen) Kneiss. He married Maryelyn Edwards Sept. 4, 1948, in Rockford. Surviving are his widow; a daughter, Sharon, at home; a sister, Mrs. Edwin (Velma) Popp of Freeport; and two brothers, Paul of Dixon and Weldon of Rockford. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Wilbur Christenson Funeral Home, Rockford. The Rev. L. T. Runestad, pastor of the Lutheran Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Willwood Burial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 8 Tuesday. [Died 9 Apr 1972. Undated clipping, courtesy Joan Cotherman --Contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne]
Knepp, Mrs. Charles
Friends and relatives here yesterday received word of the death of Mrs. Charles Knepp at Livingston, Cal. Born in Laona in 1870, she was the daughter of William and Christian Randall. Surviving are her husband and four children, Mrs. C.B. Miller of Pasadena, Cal., Harry Bristol of Sheridan, Ill. Mrs. Charles Lyon and Mrs. George Thein of Livingston; a brother Bert Randall of Laona; and a nephew, R.W. Bates of Rockford. A brother and a sister preceded her in death. [Rockford Morning Star, June 13, 1939]
Kniess, Weldon Merl
1918 - 1973
Weldon Merl Kniess, 55, 1210 5th Ave. was dead on arrival at 4:15 p.m. Sat. May 26 1973, at Swedish American Hospital after a long illness. Born April 25, 1918, in Shannon, IL, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kniess. Lived 40 years in Rockford, coming here from Shannon. Married the former Inez McCauley in Belvidere Aug. 5, 1955. Employed as a machinist at Redin Production Machinery Co.; Veteran of WW II; serving in the Marine Corps in the Philippines and South Pacific. Life member of Post No. 5149, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survivors include his widow, Inez; one son, Charles, Rockford; 4 daughters, Mrs. Walter (Marlene) Pederson, Mrs. Larry (Margaret) Schwengels, Mrs. James (Marilyn) Owens, all of Rockford; and Mrs. Rudy (Linda) Florenzy, Las Vegas, Nev.; a stepson, William Palmer, Oxnard, Calif., 9 grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Edwin (Velma) Popp, Freeport; a brother, Paul, Dixon, 2 nieces. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Ralph and Gordon, the latter dying April 9, 1972. Services...Wed. in Fred C. Olson Mortuary...Rev. Frederick Hinshelwood, pastor of Bethany UMC officiating. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens... --(Rockford Morning Star, Sun. 27 May 1973, pB11) [According to his daughter, Marlene, the spelling of his surname was changed when he was in the military and he kept it that way -- Sub. by Virginia Gorton Bonne]
Knight, Mrs. Charles
MRS. KNIGHT DEAD--BURRITT WOMAN PASSES AWAY OF HEART DISEASE.
Mrs. Charles Knight of Burritt died Friday night at her home of heart disease and dropsy. She was 45 years of age and had lived in Burritt nearly all her life. She is survived be her husband and six children. They are Daisy, Mabel, David, Ole, Ivey and Ira Knight. Three brothers also survive, John Furze of ROckford, Henry Furze of Owen, George Furze of Beloit and a sister, Mrs. Verne Cox of Burritt. The funeral will be held this noon at 12 o'clock at Mud Hollow church, the Rev. Wilcox of Wempletown officiating. Interment will be in the Burritt cemetery. [Rockford Morning Star, December 7, 1902]
Kowalewski, James T.
James T. Kowalewski, 20, 222 S. 2nd. St. died at 3:31 a.m. Sunday, April 4, 1971, in Moline Public Hospital from injuries received in an auto accident. Born Aug. 21, 1950, in Rockford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Josh M. and Hazel Kowalewski. Lived all his life in Rockford. Member of St. James Catholic Church. He graduated from Rockfrod East High School, in 1968, and was attending Augustana College, Rock Island, where he was a member of the track team, on the Dean's list, a fraternity, National Honor Society. Survivors include: his parents, Josh and Hazel Kowalewski, Rockford; two brothers, Joel, Rockford, and John, in the Army; a sister, Mrs. Jean Ann Schmelling, Lincoln, Neb.; a grandmother, Mrs. Susan Kowaleski, Rockford; four nieces and nephews. Serivces at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday in GASPARINI AND OLIVERI FUNERAL HOME, 707 Marchesano Dr., and at 10 a.m. in St. James Church with the Rev. William R. Wentink, Assistant Pastor of St. James Church, officiating. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 p.m. to p.m. Tuesday. The rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. [Rockford Register-Republic, April 6, 1971
Kreamer, Adam U.
Private services for Adam U. Kreamer, 92, 310 Bremer st., who died Sunday night in his home, will be held at 1:30 p.m. today in Sundberg-Chapin funeral home, 215 Hall St. Dr. O. Garfield Beckstrand, pastor of Trinity Lutheran church, will officiate. Burial will be in Willwood Burial Park. There will be no visitation. Mr. Kreamer was born April 9, 1864, in Millheim, Pa., son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kreamer, and lived in Rockford 57 years. He married the former Rose E. Ulrich in Monroe, Wis., Oct. 6, 1885. She died last June 5. Surviving are son, Raymond, and a daughter, Mrs. Harold Peterson, both of Rockford; and a grandson, Raymond Peterson, Byron. [Rockford Morning Star - Nov. 20, 1956 - Submitted by Donna Rife]
Kretsinger, Ernest R.
KRETSINGER RITES SET MONDAY--Services for Ernest R. Kretsinger, 59, 2326 Cumberland St., a foreman at Rockford Printing company who died at 1:20 p.m. Friday in Rockford Memorial hospital, will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in the Long-Klontz funeral home, 428 Park ave. The Rev. Max Hickerson, pastor of Central Christian church, will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery. There will be no visitation. Mr. Kretsinger was born in Rockford Oct. 27, 1889, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kretsinger. He lived for some time in Mount Morris, returning to Rockford 51 years ago. He married the former Thirza Marks in Crown Point, Ind., July 1, 1915. He was a member of Central Christian church. Surviving are his widow; two sons, Donald and Mark, both of Rockford; a daughter, Mrs. Ben Thomas, Glendale, Cal.; a sister, Mrs. Charles Haskins, Phoenix, Ariz; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. [Rockford Register-Republic, September 13, 1958]
Krohn, Minnie Eggert
Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Eggert Krohn, 79, who died Sunday morning at the home of her son, Fred Eggert, 314 Soper avenue, will be held at the Wilbur Christenson funeral home, 925 3rd avenue, at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and at St. Paul's church in Hebron at 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in Alden cemetery. The Rev. Carl Smucker will officiate. Mrs. Krohn was born in Germany Aug. 29, 1863, and was married there to Henry Eggert. They came to the United States with their seven children in 1893. Following Mr. Eggert's death she married Albert Krohn in 1911, who died in 1934. Before moving to Rockford, Mrs. Krohn resided for many years in the Harvard and Alden neighborhoods. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran church in Hebron, but recently had attended the Church of the Brethren in Rockford. Surviving in addition to the son, Fred Eggert, are two other sons, William, of Harvard, and Charles, Sharon, Wis.; a daughter, Mrs. Alvina Knapp, Madison, Wis.; five grandchildren; two brothers, Herman Shultz, Chicago, and Chris Shultz, Walworth, Wis. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 8 o'clock tonight. [Rockford Morning Star, February 23, 1943]
Kula, Stanley J.
Stanley J. Kula, 72, 3384 City View Drive, Rockford, died Wednesday (4 July 1984) evening at Riverside Terrace Nursing Home, Rockford. Prayer services will be held at 8:45 p.m. Saturday at the Fitzgerald & Son Funeral Home Limited. A Funeral Mass will be held at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rockford, with Father Edward Kersten, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Rockford. There will be no visitation. Stanley Kula was born on May 5, 1912 in Kewanee, the son of Phillip and Sally Kula. On Nov. 3, 1933 he married Katherine Smykay in Belvidere. He was a former owner of Wilson & Kula Sheet Metal Company, Rockford. He was a Navy veteran of WW II. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rockford, and the White Eagle Cluib. Surviving are his wife, Katherine; one daughter, Mrs. Greg (Phyllis) Lutyens, Rock Falls; two granddaughters; one brother, Walter, Rockford; five sisters, Katherine Dwork, Mary Wasney, Ann Macknic, Angie Anzsak and Patricia Sawicki, all of Rockford. [The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois July 5, 1984 - Submitted by Melva Taylor]
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