Aurora L. Abdul-Karim

May 19, 1910May 15, 2011

Aurora L. Abdul-Karim, 100, of Rockford passed at Cor Mariae Center on May 15, 2011. Born May 19, 1910 in Mexico, the daughter of Victor and Maria (Flores) Lozano. Graduated from Secretarial College. Aurora was a member of St. Bernadette Church, she volunteered for the Senior Citizen Center and Meals on Wheels. Aurora was a talented seamstress and needle crafter, who for many years generously and lovingly shared her skills with family and community. Survived by her grandchildren, Sandra (Scott) Kleindienst, Cindy (Daniel) Petersen and John (Linda) Kleindienst; son-in-law, Albert Kleindienst; nephew, Gerry Lozano; niece, Lydia Lozano and family in Florida and Mexico. Predeceased by her parents; husband, Chaquib Abdul-Karim; daughter, Yolanda Kleindienst; sister, Elvira; brothers, Francisco and Hector. Private family services at Sunset Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Bernadette’s or Cor Mariae Center. Tributes to the family at


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Esther Rodriguez y familia

May 26, 2011

Estimados familiaes:
La Sra. Esther Rodriguez y familia les da las mas cinseras condolencias.
Esther (102 anos de edad) es companera del programa meals on wheels y con frecuencia comparte con la fam. vellos recuerdos de la Sra Aurora y su fina personalidad.

John Kleindienst

May 20, 2011

Lori & Bruce Piper

May 20, 2011

What an interesting life! And part of her carries on through Al and her grandchildren and the rest of the family.Take care.

Bobbie Walter

May 20, 2011

To the lovely Kleindienst family, I remember the many years I watched Grandma Aurora stroll up and down our block. May she now rest in peace. Lenny and I send warm wishes.


May 20, 2011

I drove Mrs Karim for many years in CareAVan and really enjoyed knowing her. Her determination and zest for life were true inspirations. I learned alot from her.

John Kleindienst

May 20, 2011

Goodby Grandma.
I will miss our Sundays together.
Rest in peace.
Love, your Grandson, John

May 19, 2011

Aurora's Family,

We are very sorry for your loss. We always enjoyed seeing Aurora's smile.

Dr. Kenneth V. Pineschi,D.D.S., Sandy, Wendy, Jessie and Mary