Scandinavian Cemetery and the Swedes of Rockford

Source: Northwest Quarterly, Spring-Summer 2019

Bennett, John R. – from 1958 obituary

John R. Bennett, 41, 311 West Gate Pkwy., died June 14, 1958, of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Born Feb. 15, 1927, in Rockford, son of Jack and Jacki Bennett

Married former Penne Caporali in Waukegan

Served as lieutenant in Army ordnance corps in WWII

Survived by widow and 3 daughters:  Jill, Jan and Jinx

Fred C. Olson Mortuary, Trinity Lutheran Church, Willwood Burial Park

Source: Rockford Morning Star, June 17, 1958, 8 B

Zenisek, Harold E., Sr.

died 1/24/2014 in P.A.Peterson Center for Health; Fred C. Olson Mortuary; Scandinavian Cemetery. Born 1/26/1927 in Pontiac, IL, son of John and Stacia (Bocek) Zenisek U.S. Army in WWII. Married Joanne L. Hoffman in Abingdon, IL 8/4/1951. Completed grad school at Illinois Institute of Technology, M.D. from U of I Medical School. Four children. Served as Chief of Staff at OSF St. Anthony, physician in Rockford over 32 years; photo with obituary.

Source: Rockford Register Star 1/28/2014

War Effort Publicity – 1943

War Effort Publicity

Source:  Rockford Morning Star Sept. 5, 1943