OBITUARY

Gerald L. Ahlquist

January 31, 1944September 28, 2010

Gerald Lee Ahlquist, 69, of Rockford passed away, Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at Rockford Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. Born January 31, 1941 in Rockford, the son of John O Ahlquist and Lorraine Henschel. He worked as a machinist at Nafco and Seward Screw Products. He was a NASCAR and Chicago Bears fan, drove race cars, enjoyed family poker games, playing the lottery, fishing, and especially being with his family. Gerald married Carol S. Wilken October 22, 1960 in Rockford. Survivors include his wife Carol, daughters, Tami Johnson, Traci (Rich) Bohn, Teresa (Ed) Papineau all of Machesney Park, grandchildren, Jason, Cory, Lindsey, Tiffany, Kirsten, Zack, Kelsey and Jessica; great-grandchildren Jaylin, Tanner, Cole, Chase, and special companion and best friend Maggie, brothers, Thomas (Lana) and Jack (Grace) Ahlquist. He was preceded in death by parents, grandparents, and son-in-law Rick Dimond. Services will be 10:00 am Saturday, October 2, 2010 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine, Machesney Park, 61115. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm Friday, October 1, 2010 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be given to the family at www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, October 1, 2010
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Denise Patty

October 5, 2010

Tom and Lana Ahlquist & family,
Sorry for your loss will keep you and family in prayers.
Patty and Daubert Family

mary-mark shaw

October 2, 2010

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Pam Weiss

October 1, 2010

Tami
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Remember the good times and smile for we are blessed to be able to love and to be loved. You now have a wonderful guadian angel watching over you.

Laurie Schoon

October 1, 2010

Carol
I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I know from working with you @ Silkscreen you are a strong woman and have a very beautiful family.
Love and peace be with you and yours always.

October 1, 2010

Sorry for your loss. Prayers go out to the whole family.
Juanita Rice

September 30, 2010

Carol I'm very sorry for loss Jerry was a good guy, just remember he will always be with you and god will take care of him until you two meet again.
best wishes
Crystal

Terry Whittington

September 30, 2010

My Heart and Prayers go out to the whole family..Life is a Challenge anymore with the times we are all going through..That is a wake up for us all and a need to say "Hey I Love ya" every time we walk out the door...Even if ya had a bad day!!! Hugs to all!!!
T

Phillip Ahlquist

September 30, 2010

To my loving Aunt Carole and my cousins Tami, Traci and Teresa, I wish that I could be there to support you in your time of need, but I want you all to know that I am there in spirit. For the last few days I have been going over the many great memories of my Uncle and one thing is for certain, he will never be forgotten. I love and miss you all. Your Nephew and Loving Cousin Phil.

JANET ( MOLINE ) PINKSTON

September 30, 2010

TO THE FAMILY OF JERRY, SOMETIMES LIFE IS JUST NOT FAIR BUT THEIR IS NO MORE PAIN AND U ARE IN A MUCH BETTER PLACE. I SEND MY PRAYERS AND SYMPATHY TO A VERY LOVING FAMILY. I HAVE LOTS OF MEMORIES OF THE GOOD TIMES AT THE SPEEDWAY WITH JERR AND MY EX DOUG MOLINE MAY THEY BOTH REST IN PEACE I WILL MISS YOU YOUR FRIEND

Mike, Tracy, & Brody Beyer

September 30, 2010

We are saddened by this loss. Jerry's smile and laugh will be missed, but we've got great memories. Keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.