Rockford Public Library Dog, from Kathi Kresol Online, published in the Rock River Times, April 13, 2022

Azro Goodwin                                       Nellie Goodwin Rew                                Robert Rew                                       Rew house; was Julian-Poorman funeral home in this photo, 1950s, today, Julian-                                                                                                                                                                                                            Poorman-Welte funeral home, 304 N. 5th Street


Andrulis, Mrs. Johanna

78, Euclid, Ohio, died June 10, 1970, in Holy Family Cancer Home, Parma, Ohio. Born Feb 24,1892 in Lithuania daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Taunis. Her husband, Frank, died in 1923. Julian-Poorman Funeral Home. Burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery

Source: Rockford Morning Star 6/12/1970

Faulkner, Mrs. Mildred

65, RR 4 Rock Cut Road, died Tuesday, Aug 4, 1964 in Rockford Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Born Oct 7, 1898 in Richmond, Illinois d/o Mr and Mrs Ole Johnson. Lived all of her life in the Rockford area. Married Arthur R. Faulkner in Freeport Sept 28, 1925. Survivors include: husband, Arthur, one daughter , 2 sons Everett E. Hess and Raymond A. Faulkner. Julian-Poorman Funeral Home, United Science Mission Church, Burial in Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery

Source: Rockford Morning Star 8/7/1964

Ruddy, Joseph F.

died June 9, 1970 in Superior Hospital, Superior, Wisconsin. Born October 23, 1894 in Lithuania. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Rudehs. Libe 58 years in Superior having moved there from Beloit, Wisconsin. Julian-Poorman Funeral Home, St. James Catholic Church, burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Source: Rockford Morning Star 6/12/1970

Helman, William

William L. Helman Sr., 88, formerly of 234 N Avon St., died in Mattoon Odd Fellows Old Folks Home.(2 yrs) married to former Elsie G. Ward in Byron, Il April 1918, 2 sons, 1 daughter, Julian-Poorman F H, Willwood Burial Park

Source: Rockford Morning Star 6/18/1970

Zander, Walter

Operated nursery here for 30 years

Source: Rockford Register Republic 10/6/1951

65, 1803 Montague Rd., a Rockford resident for 35 years died at Rockford Memorial Hospital. Was born Feb 19, 1886 at Flint, Michigan came to Rockford from Chicago. Married Elizabeth Burgett in Chicago on Aug 16, 1909.     Survived by widow, a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Carson, New York City; 3 sons, Charles, Frank, and Dick, all Rockford. Three sisters survive. Son Walter Zander, Jr died Sept 16, 1939.  Julian-Poorman F. H.

Walter Zander

Source: Rockfordiana – Biographies – X-Y-Z through 1966

Oscar W. Linder

Oscar W. Linder

1602 5th Avenue

Died 04/17/1952 at Swedish American Hospital after a brief illness

Born 12/06/1881 in Smoland, Sweden

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Fredrick Linder

Immigrated from Sweden; lived 43 years in Rockford

Married the former Anna Johnson in Sweden in 1900

Julian-Poorman Funeral Home, services at Zion Lutheran Church, burial in Scandinavian Cemetery


Source: Rockford Morning Star, 04/19/1952

Mrs. Mildred K. Bjurstrom

13th Street

Age 58,  died Sunday, June 7, 1970 in her home.

Born 3/22/1912 in Rockford;  Daughter of Nelson E. Ohlin

Married Oscar Bjurstrom in Rockton, March 22, 1968

Julian-Poorman Funeral Home,  Salem Lutheran Church,  Willwood Burial Park

Source:  Rockford Morning Star   6/9/1970








Julian Poorman Funeral Home

Under the direction of William Poorman, the Julian Poorman Funeral Home at 304 Fifth St., is distinguished as one of the oldest in Rockford. For 28 years Mr. Poorman has served the people in Rockford providing them with the finest funeral service consistent with their desires.

Julian Poorman F H  sm

Source” Rockford Morning Star April 15, 1956