Veterans Who Have Passed–Alessandro Guerrera

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Feb. 22, 2019.

Veterans Who Have Passed–Edmund L. Borman

Source:  Rockford Register Star, April 9, 2019.

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


Nelson, Robert C.

Born July 26, 1919, in Rockford, the son of Gust Anders and Augusta Sophia (Rosene) Nelson.

U.S. Army, April 22, 1941, served for 5 1/2 years during WWII.

Planted submarine mines across the entrance of Chesapeake Bay, VA.

Captain in Rockford Fire Dept.

Died: Sept. 2, 2014 in Presence St. Anne Center.

Olson Funeral Home & Crematorium, Trinity Lutheran Church,  Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery.

Source: Rockford Register Star, Sept. 7, 2014



Rothstein, Ralph A.

Born December 8, 1917, in Haynes, ND, son of Christ and Mary Elizabeth (O’Keefe-McCarney) Rothstein.

A USNR veteran of World War II, proudly served his country from 1941 – 1945 on the USS Ancon, flagship of the Naval Amphibious Corps of the US Atlantic fleet for the invasions of North Africa, Sicily and Salerno, Italy, and Omaha Beach on D-Day, and later in the Pacific on the USS Fergus which landed troops on Guam, Saipan, Einewetok, and Hokkaido for the surrender of Japan, 1945.

retired Vice-President of Industrial Relations, Personnel and Public Relations of the former Sundstrand Corporation.

Died Jan. 3, 2014, in Presence St. Anne Center.

Fitzgerald Funeral Home; Holy Family Catholic Church; private burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Rockford, at a later date.

Source:  Rockford Register, Jan. 6, 2014