Veterans Who Have Passed–Robert H. Messner

Source:  Rockford Register Star, Feb. 24, 2019.

Paul D. Hill, Jr. – 2016, obituary

hill

Source:  Rockford Register Star 10-2-2016

 

Bonnie Wilkinson

Bonnie Wilkinson and John Heimbach were wed September 28th in Westminster Presbyterian Church

Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wilkinson of Freeport, IL

His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heimbach, 202 Palm Avenue

The couple resides in Rockford

The bride is an administrative assistant at Benkovich and Associates Advertising

The groom is an architect for Advanced Energy Systems

Bonnie Wilkinson

 

Source: Rockford Register Star, 10/16/1985

Charles E. Holzworth

Born:  5/24/1924 in New Brunswick, NJ to Charles and Thera Willett Holzworth

Married:  Shirley Sommer in Rockford  6/23/1951

Died:  7/26/1999 at home, Rockford

Westminster Presbyterian Church, Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery, Burpee-Wood

Chairman and CEO of National Lock, Keystone Consolidated Industries

Emp: Owens Corning Fiberglass

Source:  Rockford Register Star  8/1/1999

 

 

Joanne Louise Estwing

Joanne Louise Estwing

Died July 18, 2013

Born August 29, 1929 in Rockford, son of Louis and Jean St. Pierre

Her father was the first Manager of the Coronado Theater

Graduate of West High School, class of 1947

Married Norman Evans Estwing on September 6, 1947 at First Presbyterian Church in Rockford

Member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher

She enjoyed traveling with her husband, CEO and President of Estwing Manufacturing Company, as they represented the company

Survivors include children: Chris N. (Jill) Estwing of Marion, IL; Curt R. (Maggie) Estwing of Rockford; Dr. Carol (James) Farrons of Wheaton, IL and grandchildren: Jonathon Estwing, Adam Estwing, Kate Estwing, Ryne Estwing, Evan Estwing, Peter Farrons, Matthew Farrons; brother-in-law William Boudreau, and sisters-in-law Janet Froelich and Helen Gallant

Funeral in Westminster Presbyterian Church, Olson Funeral Home, Scandinavian Cemetery

Joanne St. Pierre Estwing obituary
Joanne St. Pierre Estwing obituary

 

 

Source:  Rockford Register Star, 07/21/2013

Norman Evans Estwing

Norman Evans Estwing

88, Sun City West, Arizona, died July 5, 2010 in his home

Born November 25, 1921 in Rockford, son of Ernest O. Estwing and Hulda (Swenson) Estwing

Graduate of Rockford High School, class of 1940

Married Joanne L. St. Pierre on September 6, 1947 in Rockford

Member of Westminster Presbyterian Church

Founding member of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Sun City, AZ

Director and member of American Hardware Association

Survivors include children: Chris N. (Jill) Estwing of Marion, IL; Curt R. (Maggie) Estwing of Rockford; Dr. Carol (James) Farrons of Wheaton, IL and sisters: Janet Froelich and Helen Gallant, and seven grandchildren

Funeral in Westminster Presbyterian Church, Olson Funeral Home, Scandinavian Cemetery

 

Source:  Rockford Register Star, 07/11/2010

Cummings, Lawrence R.

Born in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota on Sept. 3, 1922

Graduated High School in 1941, in Fargo, North Dakota

“After Pearl Harbor he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. On his third mission, his B-24 bomber was shot down over Hungary, and he was taken prisoner by the German Reich for more than 1 year.  As allied forces prepared to liberate his POW camp, the prisoner, malnourished and inadequately dress, were woken by their guards in the middle of the night and force-marched 50 miles through a blizzard to another POW camp.”

“Undeterred by these circumstances, Lawrence remained in the reserves and served again in the Korean War as an B-26 maintenance crew chief in Tokyo.”

Died April 4, 2014

Memorial service at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Private burial.

Source: Rockford Register Star May 11, 2014

 

 

Brown, Thomas E.

Died April 17, 2-1 at Wesley Willows, Rockford.

Born April 3, 1923, in Chicago, son of Walter and Lillian (Sandberg) Brown.

U.S. Army, during WWII, serving under General Patton as a 2nd lieutenant in the 3rd Army.

Olson Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Scandinavian Cemetery