Cover photo for Cathy Lane Musselman's Obituary
Cathy Lane Musselman Profile Photo
1958 Cathy 2023

Cathy Lane Musselman

June 22, 1958 — August 5, 2023

Cathy Lane Musselman, 65, Durand, passed away unexpectedly in her home on Saturday, August 5, 2023. She was born June 22, 1958, in Alexandria, VA, the daughter of Howard Brooke and Mildred “Maxine” (Deane) Hipsley. Cathy was a graduate of Mt. Vernon High School, the class of 1975. She married Ron Musselman in Alexandria, VA on March 17, 1979. Cathy retired from Sundstrand Corporation, now Collins Aerospace, where she worked as a secretary. Cathy was an active member of the Morman Church for many years. She was a member of the Polish Falcon’s Club for over 20 years where Ron was also a member and an avid supporter of the Rockford Ravens Rugby Club. She was always active with her daughters growing up, she especially loved coaching them and their softball teams. She played softball for many years in the Rockford area, most often at Forest Hills or the Ace of Diamonds baseball park.

Survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Ron; her daughters, Maggie (former husband, Chris) Hutson, Monica (Kraig Balentyne) Musselman, Michelle (former husband, Justin) Schwagel, and Morgan (Allen) DeGarmo. Cathy named all 4 of her daughters with names beginning with “M’. She lovingly called them her “M and M’s”. Cathy is also survived by her grandchildren, Lorilee and Wyatt Hutson, Noah Musselman, Karlen Balentyne, Caylea and Madison Schwagel, Tracie, Gracie and Howard DeGarmo; her sister, Terry (David) Watson; her sister-in-law, Rita Monger; her mother-in-law, Reberta McCullough; her nephews, Jim Muraski, Christopher and Jonathan Hipsley; her nieces, Susan Hammonds, Kathleen Keys and Jennifer Campos; many cousins, great nieces and great nephews. Predeceased by her parents, her brother, David Hipsley and her father-in-law, Leonard Musselman.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 12, 2023, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home and Crematory, Riverside Chapel, 3910 N. Rockton Av. Rockford. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Friday, August 11, 2023, at the funeral home and again from 10:00 A.M. until time of service on Saturday. Share online condolences at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.


To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Cathy Lane Musselman, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, August 12, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory - Riverside Chapel

3910 North Rockton Avenue, Rockford, IL 61103

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Funeral Service

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory - Riverside Chapel

3910 North Rockton Avenue, Rockford, IL 61103

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 36

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree