Dismuke, Bobby L., Sr.

Born Sept. 11, 1948, the son of Willie and Florenzia Dismuke, in Dermott, AR.

He lived in Rockford 47 years, coming here from Pioneer, LA.

Retired from Mattison Machine, then worked 17 years at Dial Machine, Inc.

He was a Veteran of the Vietnam War, serving in the U.S. Army.

Died Oct. 4, 2011, after a long illness.

Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home; Second Christian Church.

Source: Rockford Register Star Oct. 9, 2014




Reppen, William E. “Bill,” Sr.

Clinton, Wis—-

William E. Reppen, Sr., 85, passed away May 24, 2014, in Beloit Memorial Hospital.

Bill was born on Nov. 17, 1928 in South Bend, IN, son of Joseph N. and Aurelia Morrissey Reppen.

He was a 1947 graduate of Lincoln High School in Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

Bill was in the Naval Reserves from 1947 to 1951, and then enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving from 1951 to 1953. He was a Chief Track Vehicle Mechanic in the Korean War and received the Korean War Service Medal, the Bronze Star Service Medal and the U.N. Service Medal.

Seven children; his son, David, of Rockford, IL.

Died May 24, 2914.

Funeral mass of Christian Burial at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, Clinton, WI.

Source: Rockford Register Star May 29, 2014

Lequire, Wayne, Sr.

Rockford —  Wayne Lequire, Sr., 81, passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2014 in Rockford.

Born April 22, 1932, in North Carolina, son of Columbus and Ann Lequire.

served in the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict.

Funeral services in Indian Trail Church of God in Aurora, IL.  Dieter Memorial Funeral Home, burial in Lincoln Memorial Park.


Source: Rockford Register Star January 7, 2014

Hillburst, George, Sr.

Born March 3, 1923, in Rockford, the son of Inga Olson.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in the Pacific Theater, from 1943-1946.

George was the owner/operator of Commercial Printing from 1948-1989.

Died May 18,2014 in his home.

Sundberg Funeral Home is assisting the family. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Source: Rockford Register Star May 26, 2014



Leo K. Sabien, Sr.

210 Scotts Army Trail, Belvidere, Illinois

Died: Wednesday, January 8, 1986 in Maple Crest Nursing Home

Born: 6/12/1904 in Milton Junction, Wisconsin

Son of: Otto and Emma Kumkie Sabien

Married: Clara Lee in Monmouth 9/4/1926

Former director of Wilbeck-Wheeler-Sabien Funeral Home

Source:  Rockford Register Star  1/10/1986