Harry Bernard Halberstadt
January 11, 1935 – November 11, 2020
Harry Bernard Halberstadt Jr, 85, of Rockford passed away peacefully with his family by his side, Wednesday, November 11, 2020. Born January 11, 1935 in Champaign, IL. Son of Harry and Laverne (Moffitt) Halberstadt. Graduate of Rockford West High School class of 1953. After High School he attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Veteran of the Army National Guard. United in marriage to Peggy Marie Pond on September 12, 1959 at Evans United Methodist Church. Lifelong member of Evans United Methodist Church and in the Masons at E.F.W. Ellis Lodge #633. Harry worked in Sales for 20 plus years for Quality Paper before going to Tek Matic where he was in shipping and receiving. Avid fan of the Chicago Bears either by watching on TV or attending the games in person. Harry loved all outdoor activities, eating sweets, especially homemade sweets and teasing his grandkids. Harry loved his family more than anything else especially his grandchildren.
Survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Peggy; children, Douglas (Lisa), Tera Wenner, Darrin (Amy); grandchildren, Hana (Matthew) Bridge, Cierra Neubauer, Abigail (Tim) Krebs, Lukas (Julia) Wenner, Meredith Halberstadt; great-grandchildren, Masen Neubauer, Andromeda Halberstadt, Corrine Krebs, Wynn Bridge; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his parents; siblings, Kenneth Halberstadt and Marilyn Chrisman.
Family wishes to thank Northern Illinois Hospice for their loving care of Harry. Private Family Graveside service held on Saturday November 14 in Sunset Memorial Gardens, 8800 N. Alpine Rd, Machesney Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Harry’s name to Evans United Methodist Church, 7605 N. 2nd St, Machesney Park, 61115 or Northern Illinois Hospice, 4751 Harrison Ave, Rockford, 61108. Celebration of Life Open House / Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 14 from noon until 5 p.m. at 3708 Regal Ridge Circle, Rockford, IL 61114. To share a condolence www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com
Private Family Graveside Service
Saturday, November 14, 2020
Harry Bernard Halberstadt
November 15, 2020
I was 20 years old when I joined the Halberstadt family. From the minute I met Harry he welcomed me with open arms. He was such a good role model to his family with his kindness, good sense of humor and strong work ethic. He would do anything for his family and even when I was no longer an official part of the family he still was there for me and never stopped treating me like his daughter in law. I will miss him eating one of my desserts and everyone wondering how long it would take him to say: "This is rich" but loving every bite of it. I can also still picture him in the stands rooting on his favorite redhead, his granddaughter Abi, at every one of her high school basketball games. He loved being a grandfather and great grandfather. God Speed Harry. You were the father I never had and I know you are in heaven with my Mom eating all the desserts you want!