Veterans Who Have Passed–Tom Warren Kline

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Mar. 31, 2019.

Veterans Who Have Passed–Donald Allen Rittenhouse

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Mar. 31, 2019.

Yankaitis, Thomas

Died Feb. 11, 2015 in Rockford Memorial Hospital.

Born Nov. 9, 1924, in Rockford, the son of Lithuanian immigrants Joseph and Justina Yankaitis.

Graduate from East High School, 1943.

Served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, WWII, until war’s end.

Degree from University of Illinois.

Graphic artists, Barber Colman and J.L. Clark.

Honquest Family Funeral Home.

Source: Rockford Register Star 2/19/2015




Vandeusen, William “Bill” J.

Died Feb. 8, 2015.

Born July 5, 1928 in Earlville, IL, to William and Gurnie (Doherty) Vandeusen, Sr.

Married 1953 in Rockford.

Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Plant manager at Rock River Water Reclamation.

Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory, Cedar Bluff Cemetery.

Source:  Rockford Register Star Feb. 11, 2015

Kjellgren, Robert “Bob” Martin

Born Nov. 6, 1946, in Rockford, the son of Stanley and Mary (Sharp) Kjellgren.

U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War.

Machine tool salesman for Sundstrand, Mattison Machine and JLS Machine Tool.

Died January 24, 2015 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center.

Honquest Family Funeral Home, Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery.

Source: Rockford Register Star, January 28, 2015.