Marandino, Vincent J.

Died March 6, 2015, in his home.

Born in South Bend, on Dec. 23, 1924, the son of Frank and Theresa (Giradino) Marandino.

He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and attended Purdue University where he graduated in 1950.

Married Catherine E. Keiser.

He worked for Sundstrand Aerospace as a principle engineer.

Member of Holy Family Catholic Church, Moose Club, Knights of Columbus, and Meals on Wheels.

Olson Funeral Home and Cremation, Mass at Holy Family Catholic Church, Burial in Calvary Cemetery.

Source: Rockford Register Star 3/11/2015


Carlson, Roy E.

Died Feb. 18, 2015.

Born May 25, 1925, in Chicago, IL, the son of Gustave A. and Emilia M. (Nilsson).

Joined the Army and was stationed in the Pacific in WWII.  He was on a troopship  when the bomb was dropped that ended the war.  He was discharged honorably.

He returned to Chicago after the war and moved to Rockford in the 1950’s, where he joined his brother at Hamm Brew Sales Co.

Olson Funeral Home and Cremation; private family graveside service at Scandinavian Cemetery.

Source: Rockford Register Star 2/22/2015




Struven, Edward “Ed”

Born January 6, 1921, in Mexico, MO, son of Edward and Lucille (Simons) Struven.

Married in Rockford.

Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps having served in WWII, the Bougainville Campaign.

Pilot, Master of Masonic Lodge.

Died January 6, 2015, in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center.

Olson Funeral Home and Cremation; private services at a later date.

Source:  Rockford Register Star Jan. 10. 2015




Bombard, Howard C.

Howard C. Lombard

Born Feb. 2, 1920, in Harvard, IL., the son of Clayton and Mary (Kinney) Bombard.

He married in 1944, in Los Angeles, CA.

Howard served in the U.S. Navy, during WWII, in the South Pacific.

Self-employed barber 52 years.

Former member Mauh-nah-tee-see Country Club.

Died Dec. 31, 2014 in Presence St. Anne Center.

Olson Funeral Home and Cremation; Holy Family Catholic Church; Private entombment in Calvary Cemetery.

Source:  Rockford Register Star Jan. 4, 2015


Dannenmaier, Joseph H. ‘Danne’

Born Aug. 29, 1926 in St. Louis, Mo., the son of William Christian and Clara Anna (Hardwig) Dannenmaier,

Served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was a member of the Navy V12 Group.

Graduate Culver Military Academy and Illinois Institute of Technology.

Master’s Degree from Oklahoma State University.

Was a Mason.

Private family service will be held in Oklahoma.

Died Aug. 4, 2014, Rockford.

Olson Funeral Home and Cremation Services

Oberg, Gordon L.

Born August 23, 1923, in Rockford, son of J.M. Gilbert Oberg and Gertie (Anderson) Oberg.

Served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Owner of Carl E. Paulson for 64 years.

Died August 10, 2014.

Olson Funeral Home and Cremation Services; Trinity Lutheran Church; Arlington Memorial Park.

Source: Rockford Register Star August 13, 2014.

Piercy, Edith Ruth

Born October 13, 1921 in Schofield, WI, to George R. and Norah Kathleen (Snelling) Till.

1939 graduate of Wasau Senior High School.

In February, 1944, Edith enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps and in 1945, she was assigned to Frankfort, Germany where she was acting First Sergeant of “A” Company, a position she held until returning to the U.S. in July 1947. Upon returning to the U.S. Edith was assigned to the headquarters of Fitzsimmons Army General Hospital in Denver, CO.  She received her commission as second Lieutenant, and was reassigned to Fort Leavenworth, KS. In 1952, Edith was transferred to the Yokohama Engineer Depot at Sagami Hara, Japan where she became Commanding Officer of the WAC Detachment, and later an Administrative Officer in the office of the Post Engineer, where she remained until returning to the States.  In 1954, she was assigned to Fort Knox, KY, as Executive Officer of the WAC Department. Edith was transferred to Fort Myer, VA, where she met her future husband, Captain Charles Piercy. They were married April 9, 1957 at Fort Benning, GA.  In June 1958, she was re-assigned to Bamberg, Germany, where she re-joined her husband.  Both Edith and her husband returned to the U.S. in June, and were assigned to the Signal School at Fort Gordon, GA. While stationed there, Edith organized and managed the Visitors Bureau. In 1963, she returned to Heidelberg, Germany on assignment to the U.S. Army Signal Brigade, Europe Adjutant. She remained in the Brigade until retirement in March 31, 1966.

In January 1968, they moved to Rockford.

Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau, WI.

Source: Rockford Register Star May 22, 2014