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Ruth Dawn Bergquist

April 7, 1954 — November 24, 2021

Ruth Dawn Bergquist Rockford – Ruth Dawn Bergquist, 67, of Rockford, passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2021, at Javon Bea Mercy Hospital in Rockford. She was born April 7, 1954 in Rockford, the daughter of George and Virginia (Ward) Reints. She graduated from West High School in 1972, earned her Associates degree from Rock Valley College, and also attended NIU. Dawn married the love of her life, Larry Bergquist, in 1974 at Third Presbyterian Church, Rockford.

Dawn was a lifetime member of Third Presbyterian Church and was a Deacon, honorary lifetime member of the Women’s Association, and sang beautifully with the choir for many years. She was an accomplished violinist with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra and her love of music spanned her entire lifetime and was shared with her husband and children.

Dawn enjoyed spending time with her husband, children, grandchildren, extended family and friends. Weekends at Lake LaDonna in Oregon with her husband brought her so much joy. She was an avid reader, loved watching and feeding the birds and squirrels, and catching up with her church family.

Dawn is survived by her loving husband, Larry Bergquist, daughters Amy (Larry) Archuleta, Melissa Bergquist, Mary (Andre) Edwards; grandsons Emilio Archuleta, Austin and Kaleb Herring, Katrina Archuleta, and Arianna Edwards; sister Lisa Young, brother-in-law Gilbert Styles, sister-in-law Debbie Reints; and numerous beloved nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Dawn is predeceased by daughter Lori Kay Bergquist, parents George and Virginia Reints, brother Gary Reints, and sister Trudy Styles.

Celebration of life to be held at 1:00pm, memorial visitation starting at noon until service on Tuesday November 30, 2021 with a reception to follow at Third Presbyterian Church, 1221 Custer Ave., Rockford, IL. Please join via ZOOM using Meeting ID 554 624 9951 and passcode 1221. Handicapped accessible entrance on the east side of the building. Pastor Stephen Bowie officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the family to be donated at a later date.

Special thanks to the 5th floor ICU staff at Javon Bea Mercy Hospital on E. Riverside in Rockford for the impeccable care and support shown.

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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Celebration of Life

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

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