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

“Factory Teams Open Soft Ball League Season” – June 19, 1929

Source:  Rockford Daily Republic June 19, 1929  Article Continues Below

WW II Army Air Forces – Stenzel, Flight Officer Robert

leaves Thursday to report to Tampa, Florida for transitional training, graduated bombadier-navigator at Childress, Texas army air field, photo, 20 attended West High School, employed at Greenlee Brothers pre-war entered service June 6, 1943

Source: Rockford Morning  Star 9/10/1944