Clarence L. Freese – U.S. Navy, WWII

Clarence L. Freese, born in Freeport, Illinois, enlisted in US Navy in WWII. Served on USS Enterprise.

Foreman at Elco. 30 years employment at Elco

Died 9/19/2011

Olson Funeral and Cremation Services LTD., Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery.

Source: Rockford Register Star 9/25/2011


Allie Dodge – 1890’s, circa 1900 photos plus

“everyone gets sick at the Dodge home – life of an 1890’s teenager”

from the 1891 journal of Roscoe teenager, Allie Dodge (McCurry)

Allie was born on a Roscoe farm in 1875. The house and barn still stand on McCurry Rd.

Her husband, Kay McCurry, her parents and other family members are buried in Roscoe Cemetery.

She died in Beloit Hospital in 1962.

Bob Lawhorn has saved her writings and has transcribed them.


Source: Senior Courier, September 2010

Raymond H. Lundgren, 1921 – 2018 – obituary

Source:  Rockford Register Star, May 22, 2018

Robert E. Spurlin Sr., 1928 – 2018 – obituary

Source: Rockford Register Star 5/17/2018

Alphonso “Al” Cassaro – 1923-2018 obituary

Source:  Rockford Register Star May 4, 2018

John William Shesler, DDS – obituary, Oct. 2017

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Oct. 24, 2017

Spring Creek Rd., 4102 – “Colman Estate” / “Roper Estate”

Map above shows Spring Creek Rd., east of Eisenhower Middle School and west of Alpine Rd.

Property outlined shows 4102 Spring Creek Rd. the indented area at bottom is fenced, and is Marsh Cemetery.

Photos by Marty Mangas and Dick Marsh, circa 1968 – 1972

Architect Jesse A. Barloga, Commission #476, Commissioned by Mabon Roper; Built 1941.

Second owner: Walter Colman, son of Howard Colman, founder of Barber-Colman Co.

Sold to 3rd owner in 2007 for $1.4 million.

Gatehouse to Roper/Colman property, close to Spring Creek entrance to property, also designed by Jesse A. Barloga,  also built in 1941, also photographed by Marty Mangas, Dick Marsh.