Veterans Who Have Passed: Sidney Gene Klinger

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Oct. 21, 2019.

Veterans Who Have Passed–Herman Server Zick

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Nov., 2019.

Indian Hill Manor and Farm


Source: The Voice of the Rockford Business Community (Chamber of Commerce) October 2019

Nothing in Common (movie) – 1986, Tom Hanks, Jackie Gleason

Tom Hanks, Rockford news media’s Rod McDonald (an extra), Sela Ward

[film also included Jackie Gleason, Eve Marie Saint, Hector Elizondo, Barry Corbin, Bess Armstrong and more]

Director: Garry Marshall

City scenes filmed in Chicago.  Farm scenes filmed at Fox Valley Shires, Marengo, IL.

Source:  Rockford Register Star Go Section, 11/19/2010 and


John A. Ahlstrom – from 1999 obituary

Pecatonica – John A. Ahlstrom, 53, of Pecatonica died at 1:45 a.m. Monday Oct. 4, 1999 after a long illness.  Born January 2, 1946, in Rockford, the son of Oscar and Eva Newell Ahlstrom.  Lived in Pecatonica the past 23 years, coming here from Cherry Valley.  Married Adrianne “Nan” Peterson in Rockford, Sept. 18, 1965.  Employed by Ingersoll Milling Machine Co., Rockford, as a senior project engineer for 13 years.  Formerly employed by Greenlee Brothers for 20 years. He was a part-time self-employed farmer for the past 13 years.

Veteran of the U.S. Army, as a sergeant in Vietnam from 2/7/1966 to 2/7/1969.  Member of the 11th Armored Cavalry “Blackhorse Trooper” Regiment, VFW Post 15014, American Legion Post 2910, Bloomington IL and the Winnebago County Farm Bureau.

Countryman Funeral Home, Rose Hill Cemetery.

Source: Rockford Register Star 10/6/1999