Daniel, J.W.

91, passed away March 8, 2015.

Born in Fulton, Arkansas on August 19, 1923, to Crawford and Agnes (Jones) Daniel.

Married Barbara Tunure in 1970.

He served in the U.S. Air Force in WWII, and was a truck driver for Borg Warner for 32 years.

Honquest Funeral Home; Lincoln Wood Baptist Church; Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Source: Rockford Register Star March 12, 2015.

Holmes, Arthur Ernest

Born June 12, 1927, in Chicago, Illinois, to James and Maud (Ozouf) Holmes.

1945 graduate Calumet High School.

Later attended Illinois Wesleyan University.

Served his country in WWII and Korea as a paratrooper for the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division.

Taught in Rockford and Freeport Public Schools.

Died Feb. 27, 2015 in his home

Survived by wife and children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren.

Honquest Funeral Home; Grace United Methodist Church.

Source: Rockford Register Star March 4, 2015

Siemer, Frederick William “Bill”

Frederick William “Bill” Siemer, 87, passed away January 23, 2015 in Chandler, AZ.

Born Nov. 29, 1927, in Chicago, IL to Dr. Frederick and Hazel Siemer.

Served in the U.S. Army as part of the occupying force in Japan following WWII.

1951 University of Illinois grad.

Worked at Atwood Automotive.

Honquest Funeral Home, Holy Family Catholic Church.

Source: Rockford Register Star Feb. 11, 2015

King, Ross L.

Born Sept. 8, 1921, in Rockford, the son of  Frank and Alma King.

He graduated from Rockford Central High School in 1940.

WWII Veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Owned King Commercial Photography for 26 years.

Amateur Radio Operator.

Died Nov. 6, 2014.

Honquest Family Funeral Home; Court St. Methodist Church, Willwood Burial Park.

Source: Rockford Register Star Nov. 9, 2014

Homewood, Kenneth Carl

Born July 19, 1920 in Strawberry Point, Iowa, the son of Richard Edwin Homewood and Lorena Emma (Moser) Homewood.

Graduate Strawberry Point High School, attended University of Minnesota, then went to work for Woodward Governor Co.

He joined the Navy in 1943, where he was trained in Navy Electronics at Oklahoma A & M and Treasure Island, CA.

During WWII, he served as a radar technician in the South Pacific, surviving a Japanese bombing attack while on board the USS Orestes in December of 1944.

Ken served two terms on the Loves Park City Council, he also served on the Winnebago County Board, and on the Tinker Swiss Cottage Board, member of Court Street Methodist Church.

Died August 12, 2014.

Honquest Funeral Home; visitation and memorial service in the Van Sickle Room, Wesley Willows.

Source: Rockford Register Star August 25, 2014