Ruth S Grzelak

March 24, 1925July 1, 2018

Ruth Grzelak, 93 of Rockford, passed away peacefully with her husband by her side on Sunday July 1, 2018. Born in Rockford on March 24, 1925 daughter of Sigurd Scharning and Ragnhild Bjorklund. She was married May 24, 1946 to John Anthony Grzelak. Ruth enjoyed golfing, listening to music, dancing in her younger years and was an avid reader. She was accomplished in knitting and crocheting. Together with family, time was spent at their Wisconsin vacation home where they enjoyed boating and fishing. She is survived by her loving husband of 71 years John; Children John(Barb)Grzelak, Jeff (Donna) Grzelak, Jo-ellen(Richard) Mabrey; 6 grand children; 7 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Predeceased by her parents and 2 half-sisters. Graveside service 10a.m. on Thursday July 5 at Sunset Memorial Gardens, 8800 N. Alpine Rd. Machesney Park. Condolences to


  • Graveside Service Thursday, July 5, 2018

Ruth S Grzelak

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Colin Higgins

July 5, 2018

Good son, daughter-in-law, grand-kids and great, grand kid..