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Richard J. Lone

December 11, 1927 — December 11, 2012

Richard J. Lone, 85

Rockford Richard Dick J. Lone, 85 of Rockfordnbsp;passed away after a lengthy illness,nbsp;Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at home surrounded by his family. Born December 11, 1927 in Rockford to Leone (Nyquist) Lone.nbsp;nbsp;He was a graduate of East High Schoolnbsp;and Rockford Business College and worked several years at Ingersoll and Goss Company. He then began a 25 year career at Chrysler Corporation in production control and retired in 1990. He married Florence Neubauer onnbsp;August 25, 1951. They spent 39 loving years togethernbsp;until Florence was called home on December 13, 1990.nbsp; He then married Lois Bergeron on June 30, 1994. He was a member of First Evangelical Free Church. nbsp;Dick was an avid Chicago Bears and Cubs fan and also enjoyed watching his grandkids bowl on Saturday mornings. In his early days he enjoyed couples rollerskating, playing tennis, bowling and was an avid golfer. He had a love fornbsp;musicals, plays and all theater arts.nbsp;He enjoyed many years as an usher at New American Theater.

Richard was a devoted, caring, loving husband, father and grandfather and will be truly missed by his family and all who knew him.

Survived by his wife, Lois; Daughters, Suzanne Underwood and Marilee Hartman; Stepchildren, Diane (Brad) Anderson, Larry Swanson, Brian Swanson and Dan (Bernice) Swanson; Grandchildren, Matthew and Jaime Underwood; StepGrandchildren, Chris Underwood, Sara Zimmerman, Heather Swanson, Matthew and Shannon Anderson; Brotherinlaw Clyde (Dorothy) Neubauer. Predeceased by his parents and wife, Florence. The family would like tonbsp;thank the staff at Provena Cor Mariae for their loving care and OSF Hospice during his final days.

Funeral Service 11:30 a.m. Monday, December 17, 2012 at Fitzgerald Funeral Home amp; Crematory (Mulford Chapel) 1860 S. Mulford Road with Pastor Bertie Holmgren officiating. Burial in Sunset Memorial Park and Cemetery.nbsp; Visitationnbsp;nbsp; Sunday, December 16, 2012 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Fitzgerald Funeral Home amp; Crematory (Mulford Chapel). Visitation will continue on Monday from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Express online condolences at

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