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Elgin, Illinois 60120


  1. Barbara Spates

    May 24, 2008


    Barbara Elaine Spates, 51 of Elgin, died May 24, 2008 at Swedish American Covenant Hospital, Rockford. The daughter of Jimmy and Josie Lee (Johnson) Spates, she was born March 23, 1957 in Elgin.
    Well loved by all, she was a free spirit and loved life. She will be missed by her 14 beloved grandchildren.

    Barbara is preceded in death by her grandparents, parents, and one sister, Gallilee (Gallie) Spates.

    She is survived by five children, Tyrone Lindsey (stepson) of Elgin, Sikarr Spates of Elgin, IL., Shatairen Spates ...
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  2. Victoria H. Forester

    May 16, 2008
    Victoria H. Forester, 65, of Elgin, died Friday, May 16, 2008 at her home. Born May 12, 1943 in Chicago, she was the daughter of James and Helen (Wassman) Forester.

    Victoria (Vickie) Forester will be remembered for her generous spirit, independent streak, intelligent wit and sophisticated style. She was a successful business owner, beloved daughter, sister, aunt and friend. She appreciated a good debate, a glass of ice, cold beer and a good laugh. She spoiled herself and others and was a connoisseur of beautiful things. She was ...
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  3. Rosa Pimentel

    May 11, 2008

    Rosa (Rosita) “Pachanga” M. Pimentel, 90, of Rockford, formerly of Elgin, died peacefully Sunday, May 11, 2008, at the Alma Nelson Manor, Rockford, surrounded by family. Born in Puerto Rico on July 22, 1917, she was the daughter of Maximinci Santana and Marcelina (Pimental) Calderon.

    She moved to this area in 1947, and always gave to the community welcoming them into her home as it they were her part of own family; her heart was open to everyone. Rosa, and her cooking, will be missed by both family and friends.

    Rosa is preceded in death by 2 ...
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  4. Michael J. Brewick

    Michael J. Brewick, 52, of Elgin, died Sunday, May 11, 2008 at Sherman Hospital. He was born June 14, 1955 in Elgin. He was the son of Marvin and Beatrice (Hagen) Brewick.

    Michael was a loving father with a tough as nails approach to any obstacle he faced, and passed on his love of hard work to his son, Earl.

    Michael is preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Beatrice Brewick; and 2 brothers, Kim and Murph Brewick.

    He is survived by son, Earl Brewick, Elgin; sister, Terry (Brewick) Ostertag, AZ; 2 nephews, Derek Brewick, ...
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  5. Vackel Ann Hood

    May 5, 2008

    Vackel Ann Hood, 96, of Elgin died Monday, May 5, 2008 at Rosewood Care Center, Elgin. Born February 15, 1912 in Broughton, IL, she was the daughter of Fred and Margaret (Allen) Schrieber.

    She worked at the Elgin National Watch Factory for over 25 years. Vackel will be missed by both family and friends.

    Vackel is preceded in death by her husband, Louis E. Hood.

    She is survived by daughter, Janis H. Edwards; granddaughter, Paige Pratt; and niece, Nancy Marquis.

    O’Connor – Leetz Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. For more information and to leave ...
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