Winnebago County, Illinois
Nelson, Mrs. Edna V.
Nelson, Mrs. Edna V., 84, 505 Kilburn Ave., died at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1967, in Riverside Maner Nursing Home after a lengthy illness, Born April 29, 1883, in Knapp, Wis., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephan Skinner. Lived 46 years in Rockford, coming here from Minneapolis. Minn. Married to Oscar D. Nelson in St. Paul, Minn, March 31, 1909. Survivors include: husband, two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Bonne, and Mrs. Jeanne Dunker, both of Rockford; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren: numerous nieces and nephews. Services at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in Long-Klontz Funeral Home, 428 Park Ave., with the Rev. V. C. Dameron, pastor of State Street Baptist Church, officiating. Burial in Willwood Burial Park. [Rockford Morning Star, 5 Oct 1967, pB12; contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne]
Nelson, Mrs. Norman F.
MRS. N.F. NELSON DIED HIS MORNING--Death Resulted After Illness of Many Month to Rockford Resident. Funeral Monday Afternoon From Home
Mrs. Norman F. Nelson died at her home, 410 N. Fourth St. at 5:55 this morning. Mrs. Nelson was thirty-four ears of age and death was caused by kidney trouble and Brights disease. She had been ill for many months. Deceased is survived by her husband, Norman S. Nelson and her mother, Mrs. Oscar Anderson of this city. She is also survived by four sisters and one brother. They are, Mrs. Carl Elmer, Mrs. Gottfried Anderson, Mrs. James Anderson, Mrs. Benjamin Witherell and Edward Anderson all of this city. Her husband is one of the proprietors of the Star Theater. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon, Rev. G.E. Hemdahl officiating and burial will take place in the Scandinavian cemetery. [Rockford Republic, Sep 11, 1915]
Nelson, Oscar D.
Nelson, Oscar D., 85, Rural Route 1, Belvidere, died at 8:10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1  in Alma Nelson Maner Nursing Home, after one month illness. Born Dec. 1, 1886 in Sweden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Nelson. Lived 51 years in Rockford, coming here from Milaca, Minn. Married to the former Edna Skinner in St. Paul, Minn., March 31, 1909. She died in 1967. Employed as tool and die maker by Barnes Drill Company for 26 years. Retiring 15 years ago. Veteran of WW1. Member of Masonic Lodge, Survivors include: one daughter, Mrs. Jeanne Groff, Rapid City, S.D.; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Freda Odelius, Rockford, and Miss Esther Nelson, Minneapolis; several nieces and nephews. Graveside Services at 11 a.m. Friday in Willwood Burial Park with the Rev. V. C. Domerson, former pastor of State Street Baptist Church, officiating. Burial in Willwood Burial Park. Arrangements by Long-Klontz Funeral Home, 428 Park Ave. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday. [Obit from funeral home; contributed by Virginia Gorton Bonne]
Nolan, Raymond E.
Raymond E. Nolan, 58, McKeesport, Pa., died Sunday, Aug. 13, in his home after a brief illness. Born Feb. 28, 1909, in Rockford, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Nolan. Lived many years in Rockford before moving to McKeesport. Married to the former Helen Kepner. Employed as engineer by U.S. Steel Co. (Irwin Works). Veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army. Member of St. Peter's Catholic Church of McKeesport, and of Burt Foster American Legion Post 361, McKeesport. Survivors include: his wife, Helen, McKeesport; three sister, Mrs. Raymond Conley, St. Louis; Mrs. Mary Schiedler, Madison, Wis.; and Mrs. Helen McMahon, Rockford; four brothers, Allen and John Nolan, both of Alexandria, Va.; Robert Nolan, Silver Spring, Md.; and Maj. Francis Nolan, U.S. Air Force in Alaska. Service at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18, in LONG-KLONTZ FUNERAL HOME, 428 Park Ave., at at 10 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, with the Rev. Father Paul Kunkle, pastor of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Batavia, Officiating. Burial in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17. The rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 17 at the funeral home. [Rockford Register Republic, August 17, 1967]
MRS. JOHN NORDIN DEAD--Resident of Rockford Since 1868--Died at 10 O'clock this Morning After Long Illness--Funeral Friday Afternoon
Mrs. John Nordin of 428 South Fourth street died at 10 o'clock this morning at her home, following a long illness. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon from her home. Rev. J.F. Seedorff is to officiate and burial will be in Cedar Bluff cemetery. Her maiden name was Gustava Anderson, and she was born November 1, 1851, at Falkoping, in West Gothland, Sweden. She came direct to Rockford, arriving here June 10, 1868, and this city had since been her home. She was married to Mr. Nordin on January 25, 1872, in the First Lutheran church to which she belonged since her arrival. Her marriage ceremony was performed by Pastor Peters. Six children were born to the couple of which three are living. Victor E. Nordin, Mrs. Otis P. Hart and J. Clarence Nordin of Portland, Oregon. [Rockford Republic, February 1, 1916]
A.B. NORTON DEAD--Died at Home of Grand Daughter Last Night of Heart Failure--Was 87 Years Old
Asher B. Norton died at the home of his grand daughter, Mrs. E.J. Seal, 401 Shaw street, at 11 o'clock last evening of heart trouble. He came to Rockford three years ago to make his home with his daughter. Mr. Norton was 87 years old. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. L. Andruss of New York, two grand children, Mrs. Seal mentioned and also two great-grandchildren, Marion and Finch Seal. Funeral services will be held at the Seal home Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. [Rockford Republic, June 1, 1916]
Nystrom, Paul R.
Paul R. Nystrom, 60, 721 E. State St., was found dead on the 11-Illinois Central tracks west of the depot at 4:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, 1972. He died of natural causes. Born Dec. 4, 1911, in Irene, Ill., son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil (Clara) Nystrom. Lived most of his life in Rockford. He had retired after being a machinist for Greenlee Bros. & Co. for 33 years. Veteran of World War II, serving in the Army in the Pacific theater. Attended Rockford public schools. Survivors include: a brother, Peter E., Rockford; a son, Robert P., Rockford; a daughter, Mrs. Carol Ann Jasper, Davenport, Iowa. Arrangements by SUNDBERG FUNERAL HOME, 215 N. 6th St. [Rockford Morning Star, October 17, 1972]
O'Brien, Mrs. John
BELOVED WOMAN SUMMONED HOME--MRS. JOHN O'BRIEN DIED YESTERDAY MORNING OF CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE
The funeral of Mrs. John O'Brien, who died suddenly at her home, 123 Hinckley avenue, at 7:30 o'clock yesterday morning of cerebral hemorrhage, will be held Sunday afternoon from St. Mary's church, the hour to be announced later. Mrs. O'Brien was a native of Ireland and had lived in Rockford for the past twenty-five years. She would have been 50 years of age had she been spared until June 28. Mrs. O'Brien had not been in the best of health of late, complaining of severe pains in her head. She arose yesterday morning and prepared breakfast for her husband, and it was after he had left the house he was stricken, the end coming before the physician reached the home. The husband and three daughters survive. Mr. O'Brien is an employe of the Love Manufacturing company. The daughters, who with the father are prostrated by the suddenness of the death, are Margaret, Frances and Florence. Mrs. O'Brien was a woman greatly beloved in the neighborhood, being ever ready to minister to the bodily ills of friends and acquaintences. She was generous of heart and unselfish in purpose, thinking rather of the comfort of her famiy and friends of herself. This was a dominant trait of the deceased and for it she has the benediction of mourning friends. [Rockford Morning Star, April 05, 1912]
Thomas O'Connor, 71, 321 N. 1st st., died at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, 1953, in Swedish-American hospital. He suffered a fractured hip Aug. 4 in a fall in his home. Born Nov. 17, 1881 in Milwaukee, Wis. Lived 17 years in Rockford, coming here from Milwaukee. Formerly employed by the Atwood Vaccuum Machine company for 6 years. There are no known survivors. Services at 9 a.m. Friday in Sundberg-Chapin Funeral Home, 213 Hall st., and at 9:30 a.m. in St. James pro-cathedral. Burial in Calvary cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7:30 p.m. to 8"30 p.m. Thursday. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.- [Rockford Morning Star, August 13, 1953]
Mrs. Josephine Odorski Mrs. Josephine Odorski, 61, 1124 W. Jefferson st., died at 2:30 p.m. Friday in Rockford Memorial hospital following a long illness. Born in Poland, Mrs. Odorski came to Rockford from that country 40 years ago. She was married to Stephen Odorski on Nov. 20, 1913, in Rockford. She was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic church. Surviving, besides her husband, a blacksmith at J.I. Case company plant, are a son, John Odorski, Rockford, and four daughters, Helen and Rose Odorski, Mrs. Mary Kortendick, and Mrs. Clara Close, all of Rockford. Services will be at 9 a.m. Monday in the Long-Klontz funeral home, 428 Park ave., and at 9:30 a.m. in St. Stanislaus church. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. A rosary will be recited at 8 o'clock Sunday night at the funeral home, where friends may call after 3 p.m. Sunday, [Rockford Morning Star, September 8, 1951]
Steve Odorski, 85, 2224 Tocoma Ave., died at 5:40 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, 1970, in Rockford after a brief illness. Born Aug. 20, 1885, in Poland. Lived 70 years in Rockford, coming here from Poland. Married to the former Josephine Kussick in Rockford, Nov. 22, 1914. Worked at J.I. Case Co., retiring a number of years ago after 45 years of employment there. Member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, and of White Eagles Clug. Survivors include: one sone, John J., Rockford; four daughters, Helen Odorski, Rockford, Rose Odorski, Minneapolis, Minn., and Mrs. Clare Case and Mrs. Mary Kartendick, both of Rockford; five grandchildren; one brother, John Odorski, Poland, and several nieces and nephews. His wife, Josphine, died in 1951.Services at 9 a.m. Monday in Long Lontz Funeral Home, 428 Park Ave., and at 9:30 a.m. at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, with Rev. Michael Rezewicz, pastor at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, officiating. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. The rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. [Rockford Morning Star, August 14, 1970]
Harvey O'Farrell, former Rockfordite, died at Beloit, Wis., Saturday afternoon of heart trouble and funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, interment being made in Beloit. H ewas 53 years of age and is survived by a widow and several children. Members of John A. Logan Camp No. 20, Sons of Veterans, of Rockford, participated in the obsequies and provided the pallbearers who were B.H. Ellis, Harvey Peavey, H.D. Sanders, B.G. Haga, Jessie Carter and Volney Rottger. [Rockford Morning Star, February 22, 1921]
Miss Hilda Ohlson, 52 years old, formerly of Rockford, died Sunday night at her home in Chicago. She was born in Sweden, Jan. 10, 1878, and had resided in the United States many years. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ida Lindfelt, Rockford, and Miss Jennie Ohlson, Chicago, and three brothers, Ernest Ohlson, Rockford, Carl Ohlson, Seattle, Wash., and John Ohlson, Sweden. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the chapel in the Scandinavian cemetery, the Rev. E.G. Knock officiating. [Rockford Morning Star, April 1, 1930]
Death of John Oliver
John Oliver, an old and respected resident of Burritt, died at his home Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. He as a brother of Sheriff Robert Oliver and had been ill for a long time, death coming as a relief from long suffering. Dropsy had held him captive for years, but no intimation of the approaching end was noted up to a few moments before his death. He was born in the north of Ireland in May, 1827, and came to America while he was a boy. In 1859 he came to Winnebago county and settled on the farm in Burritt. Where he lived until his death. His life was a long and useful one and his demise is mourned by a large number who have known him during the years he spent in this vicinity. He is survived by his wife and six children. The children are Robert, who lives near the homestead, John, a minister, Edward, living at home with the mother, Mrs. Edith McLeish and Maggie and Flora. One son was drowned in the Pecatonica river some years ago while swimming with some friends. Two brothers, Robert and James live in Harrison township. There are five sisters--Mrs. Samuel Boyd, Mrs. James Gilmore, Mrs. Allen and Mrs. William Miller. He was a member of the Methodist church, having united with it twenty years ago. He had the full respect of all his neighbors and from the uprightness and rectitude of his life, was highly esteemed by all who knew him. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 1:30 at the home in Burritt and from the Mud Hollow church at 2 o’clock, the Rev. A.S. Maxham officiating. A large number of friends followed the body to its last resting place. [Rockford Morning Star, Oct 18, 1898]
YOUNG MAN IS SUMMONED--Gust Olson died Friday night at 10:15 o'clock at St. Anthony Hospital. His death was due to typhoid rever. He was born in Sweden nineteen years ago and had made Rockford his home for the last four years, residing with his sister, Mrs. E.O. Olson, 702 Thirteenth street. His father and one brother live in Sweden. Mrs. Frank Linder is an aunt and Charles Olson an uncle of the young man. He was a member of Zion Lutheran church. The funeral service will be held on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at 792 Thirteenth street, Rev. N.P. Sjostrom officiating. Burial will take place in the Scandinavian Cemetery.--Rockford Daily Register Gazette, June 10, 1911
Ostrand, Augusta C.
MRS. OSTRAND IS SUMMONED--SERVICES TUESDAY FOR ACTIVE MEMBER OF ZION CHURCH
Mrs. Augusta C. Ostrand, 68, wife of Carl Ostrand, 715 8th street, died at 2:20 p.m. yesterday at St. Anthony hospital after a brief illness. Mrs. Ostrand, a resident of Rockford since 1910, was a active member of Zion Lutheran church and had held various offices in organizations of the church. She was born Nov. 24, 1870, in Westergothland, Sweden. Besides her husband, she leaves a son, Carl Ostrand, Jr., of Chicago, two daughters, Mrs. Edward Rogers of Chicago and Mrs. William Johnson of Rockford; three grandchildren and four sisters and a brother in Sweden. Mrs. Ostrand was a member of Elvira lodge, order of Vasa and independent Norden lodge. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Zion Lutheran church. The Rev. E.G. Knock, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be in Arlington cemetery. Friends may call at the Fred C. Olson mortuary, 1001 2nd. avenue, from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday. [Rockford Morning Star, July 9, 1939]
Ostrand, Carl J.
Funeral service for Carl J. Ostrand, 71, 715 8th street, who died at 11:15 p.m. Monday at his home after an illness of three months, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fred C. Olson mortuary, 1001 2nd avenue. The Rev. E.G. Knock, pastor of Zion Lutheran church will officiate, and burial will be in Arlington Memorial park. Friends may call at the mortuary from 7 to 8 o'clock tonight. Mr. Ostrand was born Dec. 13, 1871, in Jastrikland, Sweden, and came to Rockford 32 years ago. A retired furniture worker, he was a member of Zion Lutheran church. His wife, the former Augusta Wallin, died in July 1939. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William Johnson, Rockford, and Mrs. Anna Rogers, Chicago; a son, Carl Ostrand, Chicago; four grandchildren, and a brother, Hjalmer Ostrand, Portland, Ore. [Rockford Morning Star, January 27, 1943]
Oswald, Sherry Lynn
Oswald - Sherry Lynn Oswald, 19, 10120 Queen Oak Drive, Machesney Park, died at 12:20 a.m. Friday, Dec 25, 1981, at St. Anthony Hospital after a short illiness. Born 22 Nov 1962, in Beloit, Wis... daughter of George and Paulette Oswald. Lifelong Rockford resident. Employed as clerk at Fotomat store on East Riverside Boulevard six months. Graduate of Harlem High School in 1980. Survivors include her parents; two sisters, Krista and Carrie Ann, both at home; maternal grandparents, Emmett and Aletha <Landon> Shaw. Rockford; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Lillian Oswald, Rockford; an aunt, Mrs. Marjorie Phillips, Tampa, Fla.; and four uncles, Danny and Dale Shaw and Walter and Jim Oswald, all of Rockford. Services at 1 p.m.Monday, 28 Dec in Delehanty Funeral Home, LTD, 401 River Lane, Loves Park, with the Rev. Robert Watson, pastor of Evans United Methodist. (part missing)...[unknown newspaper; submitted by Marlene]
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