Clarissa Ilene Cederquist

March 26, 1941February 3, 2020

Clarissa Ilene Cederquist 78 Loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother Clarissa Ilene Cederquist 78 of Machesney Park passed away peacefully with her family by her side Monday, February 3, 2020 at Saint Anthony Hospital. Born March 26th, 1941 in Rockford Clarissa Ilene was married to Ronald Tage Cederquist June 26th 1959 Rockford. She was a member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church.

Survivors include Debbie Cederquist, Cheryl Cederquist, Jackie Porter Kramke (Keith), Angela Castillo (Greg), and Scot Cederquist (Christy). Grandchildren include Matthew Hendry, Amanda Hendry, Katelyn Vanderkolk, Michael Moxley, Leah Moxley, Harley Cederquist, Kalen Cederquist, Gage Cederquist, Destiny Cederquist and numerous great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Ronald Tage Cederquist, parents Carlos and Clarissa Hevrin and her sisters Emma, Grace, Dorothy, Helen, and Chalet Mae. Clarissa who preferred to be called Ilene was a member of the Red Hat Society, and a FA counselor. She enjoyed scrabble group, reading, doing puzzles, puzzle books, crafts, scrap booking, writing poems, collecting angels, and she had numerous pen pals. She was a loving caring person and had quite a sense of humor.

Ilene will be placed to rest next to her husband at Sunset Funeral Home 8800 N. Alpine Road. Private interment- with family at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

There will be a Celebration of Life gathering at the Castle Town Center 4124 Johns Farm Road Rockford, IL. 61101 Saturday February 22th. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the family.


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Jacqueline Porter Kramke

February 8, 2020

There are so many things that I will miss about you Mom. But the one thing I will truly miss about you is the way you loved all five of your children unconditionally. No matter what path we chose in life you would be in our corner cheering us on. Love and miss you oh so much.
Your favorite middle daughter Jackie

Debbie Reynolds

February 7, 2020

Angela my dear sweet best friend since high school, I am so sorry for you loss. I remember many days we spent at each others house during high school, I remember how kind and sweet you mom was, with a great sense of humor. She will missed dearly! You and your family are in my prayer and thoughts. R.I.P sweet IIene!

Diane Carter

February 7, 2020

To Jackie & the entire family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Greg Castillo

February 7, 2020

I am the son in law of Ilene, Ilene was a very nice lady, I have been part of the family for about 15 years. At Christmas time I gave Ilene a gag gift of a pair of sponge bob boxers (underwear) and we had a good laugh out of it, and after that we continued to joke she enlarged a bad picture of me and framed it as a gift. I enjoyed being around her and will miss her.