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


Veterans Who Have Passed — Robert F. Turner


Robert F. Turner 1938—2020
Robert F Turner, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather passed away at age 82 on Friday December 11, 2020 at his home in Cherry Valley, Illinois surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born in Channahon, Illinois on May 27, 1938, the son of Frank and Carrie (Frederick) Turner (both deceased). He grew up in Channahon, active in the Channahon/Minooka community as a baseball coach, church youth group leader and school board member. Bob enjoyed golf, fishing, NASCAR, and was an avid Green Bay Packer Fan. Bob served in the United States Marine Corps from 1957-1959, stationed on Kodiak Island Alaska. He retired from Minnesota Life, where he was a regional retirement planning sales executive.
Bob will be missed by all. He is survived by his wife Joann Turner, daughters Susan (Kent) McMillin, Jennifer (Tracy) Beard, son Mark (Donna) Turner and grandchildren Darren (Brittany) McMillin, Allison (Ryan)j Egan, Kelly Turner, Maggie Beard, Josh Beard and great-grandson Barrett McMillin.
Bob will be remembered at a celebration of life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the OSF Rockford Hospice (9951 Rock Cut Crossing, Loves Park, Illinois 61111, (815)381-6330), who lovingly helped care for him. Arrangements by Julian-Poorman-Welte Funeral Home 304 N. 5th St. Rockford, IL. 61107. Memorial website and guestbook at
Source: Published in Rockford Register Star from Dec. 12 to Dec. 16, 2020, as found on

Elmer C. Rudy – 2017 obituary

Source:  Rockford Register Star 9-16-2017

Ancel Holley,Jr. – 2017 obituary

Source:  Rockford Register Star 5/11/2017

Alice R. Bolan – 2002 obituary

Source: Rockford Register Star Nov. 20, 2002

Shores, Horace H.

died Sunday, Dec 20, 2009 in OSF St. Anthony. Born Nov. 18, 1942 in Rockford, to Harold and Elsie Clara Marie Larson Shores ancestor Aaron Shores settled in Winnebago County shortly after Stephen Mack. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1960 graduate of West High School lifelong partner, Rosemary Owens, 3 children survive. Julian-Poorman-Welte Funeral  Home, Greenwood Cemetery

Source: Rockford Register Star 12/27/2009

Wortmann, Donald H., MD


Born July 15, 1926, in George, Iowa, to Elmer and Sally Wortmann.

Graduate of University of Iowa Medical School.

Practiced pediatrics in Rockford for 47 years.

Served during WWII in the U.S. Navy, and was also an active member of Rotary International.

Died Oct. 30, 2014.

Memorial Visitation at Julian-Poorman-Welte Funeral Home, Rockford, and Memorial visitation Davenport Family Funeral Home, Barrington.

Source: Rockford Register Star Nov. 1, 2014


Wakefield, Lawrence E. “Larry”

Born Oct. 18, 1923 in Baraboo, WI, son of Lawrence Wakefield and Stella LaSeur Wakefield.

Served as a Corporal in U.S. Army Air Corps from December 1942 – March 1946

Served as an Industrial Engineer for 46 1/2 years at Barber Colman.

1941 graduate Baraboo, Wisconsin High School.

Died August 7, 2014, in his home.

Julian-Poorman-Welte Funeral Home; Court Street United Methodist Church.

Source: Rockford Register Star August 14, 2014