Veterans Who Have Passed–Marguerite E. “Marge” Hevrin

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Aug. 1, 2021.

Veterans Who Have Passed – Marguerite “Marge” E. Hevrin, 1923—2021

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Marguerite “Marge” E. Hevrin 1923—2021

Marguerite “Marge” Evelyn Hevrin, 97, of Rockford passed away Thursday, July 29, 2021. Born October 12, 1923, in Little Falls, MN, the daughter of Bernard and Hilma (Broberg) Kisting. Graduated the first class from West High School, Class of 1941. Attended Hunter College and graduated from Hamilton School of Business. Proud veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Navy (Waves). Married Earl F. Hevrin on September 22, 1944, in Rockford. Employed by Mattison Machine Works for 18 years, retiring in 1977. Longtime member of Church of the Holy Spirit in Roscoe. Member of St. Prisca Society, Catholic Women’s League, Jolly 31 Club of Durand and Illinois Village Hatters. Lifelong Cubs fan. Survivors include her daughter, Kathleen “Kathy” (Jim) Wilson; son, William “Bill” (Kady) Hevrin; grandchildren, Joanna (Alfonso) Gulley, Sara (Joe) White, Lindsey (Bill) Piggott, Edward Wilson (Elena Ten), Kyle Hevrin, Whitney Waldsmith and Julia Waldsmith; 9 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Shirley Hevrin, Dolores Raine and June Kisting; brother-in-law, Stan Wentland; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her parents; husband; brothers, Robert “Bob” (Roseann) Kisting and Raymond Kisting; sisters, Mary Dolores Kisting, Bernadine (Lewis) Sisti and Dorothy Wentland; daughter-in-law, Pat Hevrin; and great-grandson, Gabriel White. Thank you to Dr. A. Rone; nurse, Karen; Mercy Health Home Hospice nurse, Jen; and the staff at Independence Village.

Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 3, 2021, in St. Bridget Catholic Church, 600 Clifford Ave., Loves Park, with visitation from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Special Olympics. Arrangements by Delehanty Funeral Home, Ltd., Loves Park. For complete obituary, visit


Added note: Marge’s Navy uniform is said to be donated/on display at Memorial Hall.

Source: Published in Rockford Register Star on August 2, 2021.

Veterans Who Have Passed–Donald L. Blachford

Source:  Rockford Register Star, April 25, 2021.

“Two teams to start Battle for Industrial Baseball Championship” – 9/5/1937

Source: Rockford Morning Star 9/5/1937

“39 JA Companies Are Organized” – 1968

Source: Rockford Morning Star Oct. 15, 1968

“Business Leaders Expect Good Year, But No Boom” – Jan. 7, 1969

Source:  Rockford Morning Star and Rockford Register-Republic Jan. 7, 1969




























































































Source: Rockford Morning Star and Rockford Register-Republic Jan. 7, 1969




















Source: Rockford Morning Star and Rockford Register Republic Jan. 7. 1969


Mattison Machine Works – 1962 article

“Second Round Play Starts in Industrial” – 1939, Legion Park

Source:  Rockford Morning Star July 22, 1939