OBITUARY

Roslyn R. Birch

January 7, 1929May 9, 2019
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Roslyn R. Birch, 90, of Rockford passed away Thursday, May 09, 2019 at Fairhaven Christian Retirement Center. Roslyn was born on January 7, 1929 in Rockford, the daughter of Axel and Gertrude (Backman) Johnson. Roslyn married Martin E. Birch on July 16, 1949 and he preceded her in death on June 11, 1998. Roslyn was a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. Roslyn graduated from Wesleyan University and Rockford College; she was a teacher in the Rockford Public School System, teaching Home Economics and Physical Education. The love of her life was spending time with her grandchildren. Roslyn is survived by her sons: Fred (Carol) Birch, Jeff (Julaine) Birch and Steve (Gaile) Birch; grandchildren: Christopher (Aja) Birch, Erin Birch, Dan Birch, Lauren Birch, Jason Birch, Nicholas Birch, Kirsten Birch and Mallory Birch; two great-grandchildren: James and Ellie Birch. Roslyn was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Virginia and brothers Eugene and David. Service to celebrate Roslyn’s life will be 1:00 pm on Monday, May 13, 2019 at Sunset Funeral Home 8800 N. Alpine Road in Machesney Park; visitation for Roslyn will be from 12:00 pm until time of service on Monday at the funeral home. Entombment will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be sent to www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com

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  • Roslyn is survived by her sons: Fred (Carol) Birch, Jeff (Julaine) Birch and Steve (Gaile) Birch; grandchildren: Christopher (Aja) Birch, Erin Birch, Dan Birch, Lauren Birch, Jason Birch, Nicholas Birch, Kirsten Birch and Mallory Birch; two great-grandchildren: James and Ellie Birch. Roslyn was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister Virginia and brothers Eugene and David

Services

  • Visitation for Roslyn Monday, May 13, 2019
  • Service to Celebrate Roslyn's Life Monday, May 13, 2019

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Jackie Hessian

May 13, 2019

Steve and family. I am so sorry for your loss.
Jackie

Rev. Murray and Mary Hanson

May 11, 2019

Dear Steve, Gaile, Nicholas, Kirsten, Mallory, and all of your family,

Our sympathies, as well as love, prayers, and very best wishes,

Debbie & Ed Chapman

May 9, 2019

Steve, Gaile, Nick, Kirsten, Mallory....
Truly sorry for your loss. There is a peace that passes all understanding knowing God is there watching over you every minute of the day. Our deepest sympathy and condolences at this time.

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