Sunset Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens

8800 North Alpine Road, Machesney Park, IL


Shirley V. Ling

May 18, 1931March 20, 2020

Shirley V. Ling, 88, of Rockford, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 20, 2020. Born on May 18, 1931 in New Auburn, WI. Daughter of Edgar and Bernice (Compeau) Rehm. United in marriage to Erwin Ling on June 10, 1950 in St John’s Lutheran Church in New Auburn, WI. Erwin predeceased her on November 20, 2012. Her employment career spanned from working Jr. Achievement, to Amerock Corporation, to Weight Watchers and finally doing clerical work at Rockford College. Faithful member of Concordia Lutheran Church for over 65 years where she was the church secretary, taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. Together with Erwin they traveled all over to visit with relatives. She found great enjoyment in playing the piano, Bible classes, crocheting and just being a people person.

Survived by her loving children, Pamela (Gregory) Williamson, Daniel (Julie) Ling; grandchildren, Laura (Ryan) Dahl, Andrew Williamson, Grace Ling, Nathan Ling; great-grandchildren, Reese and Logan Dahl. Predeceased by her parents; spouse, Erwin; siblings, Jerry Rehm and Dolly Lawver. Family wishes to thank the staff at P.A. Peterson and Northern Illinois Hospice for their loving care.

Private Family Funeral Service on Tuesday, March 24 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd, Machesney Park. Burial following in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Memorials can be made to Concordia Lutheran Church. To share a condolence www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com


  • Private Family Funeral Service Tuesday, March 24, 2020


Shirley V. Ling

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K'Lynn Lawver

March 25, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Shirley was a special person in my life! She taught me how to play piano, and I always enjoyed going over to her and Uncle Erwin’s house with Grandma Dolly and Grandpa. I’m sorry I didn’t get to see her recently, but I hope she is happy and at peace with Uncle Erwin again! Love and prayers to the whole family! Rest In Peace, Aunt Shirley!

Bonnie Rogers

March 22, 2020

I worked with Shirley at Numeric Comp. she was such a classy woman full of grace who was a joy to be around. I still have her banana bread recipe which was the best I ever had. I remember her lunch she had every day tuna with ketchup mustard and cut up dill pickles and a piece of bread with cheese. I still eat that to this day. I’m so sorry we lost contact because I so enjoyed our times and talks together. I am so sorry for your loss but I know she is where she’ll fly high with God. Many blessings to her family and friends who I’m sure are many.