Donald R. Kobischka

December 25, 1929August 16, 2013
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Donald R. Kobischka, 83, Rockford, passed away on August 16, 2013. He was born on December 25, 1929 in Rockford to Fred and Myrtle (Carey) Kobischka. He attended Rockford Public Schools and was a veteran of the Korean War. Donald married Lillian McCabe on November 8, 1950 and worked for over 40 years as a machinist at Greenlee Brothers. He was a member of Christ United Methodist Church and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He was an avid walker, loved puzzles and was meticulous about his lawn care, but he loved his family the most and there are many happy memories of the Sunday gatherings with the family over banana bread. Donald is survived by his children, Brian (Beverly Joyce) Kobischka, Brenda (Ken) McDonough, and Bruce (Sherry) Kobischka; grandchildren, Andrew Kobischka, Kalin O’Brien, Richard Steiner Jr., Ryan Steiner, Jason Kobischka, and Courtney Edson. He is also survived by many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his wife, Lillian; parents, Fred and Myrtle; and siblings, Clifford, Fred Jr., Edwin, Arline Moore, Mary Lou Kleindl, and Gerald. Funeral service will be held at 10am, Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park. Reverend Jane Eesley will be officiating. Visitation will be held the night prior from 6pm to 8pm. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens with a luncheon to follow at Christ United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Christ United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be submitted to


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 20, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Donald R. Kobischka

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David Girgenti

August 26, 2013

Dear Bruce,
So sorry on the loss of your dad. My condolences and prayers for you and your family at this time.

Marianne Culich

August 21, 2013

Dear Brian,
We are so sorry for the loss of your father and are thinking of you during this sad time.
Marianne and Dusan

Marv Proctor

August 20, 2013

So sorry to hear about your dad Brian, Our thoughts are with you and your family. Marv Proctor & Eileen Meier

Vanessa Romine

August 20, 2013

From the ROMINE Family
Joanne, Val, Vicki, Vanessa
R.I.P. Big Russ & Lil Russ

August 19, 2013

I guess Tonya and I can't steal your hat anymore Uncle Don. Dad has his favorite competition with him now I suppose it's safe to tell him he's just as handsome as you now. My dearest cousins if work will allow I will be there if it won't know that I want nothing more then to be there. Malacca

August 19, 2013

The Members of the British Boots and Bonnets car club express condolences and support at this time of loss. Dolores Moon Sunshine committee.

August 18, 2013

So sorry to hear about Don. Lillian and Don were great neighbors to me. Now Don can be with his wife again.
Prayers to all,
Kathy Franke

Sue & Doug Anderson

August 18, 2013

Our condolences to you and your family in this time of great loss.

August 18, 2013

So sorry to hear of Don's passing. We of Forest Vale Condos, send our sympathies. Don and Lillian
were wonderful neighbors. Carol McQuinn