Kathryn E. Markunas, age 89, of Markesan, formerly of Rockford, Ill., passed away on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009, at Markesan Residential Home in Markesan, Wis.

Kathryn was born on March 28, 1920, in Rockford, Ill., the daughter of Ray and Margaret (Friberg) Hill. She graduated from Rockford Central High School and on Oct. 25, 1941, Kathryn married John Markunas in Cape Girardeau, Mo. She was a secretary at a screw manufacturing company and was also a member of the Calvary Lutheran Church in Rockford.

Survivors include two daughters, Peggy (David) Ellis and Bobbi (Jerry) Devera; one son, Tom (Michelle) Markunas; three grandsons, Mark (Lori) Ellis, Dan (Lisa) Ellis, and Scott (Renee) Devera; two granddaughters, Rebecca Ellis and Amy Devera; three great-grandchildren, Sean Ellis, Andrea Reddic and Riley Ellis; three step-great-grandchildren, Ryan, Amber, and Skyler; one aunt, Virginia Setterquist; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Kathryn is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, John; grandson, Chad David Devera; great-granddaughter, Kathryn Elizabeth Ellis; sister, Greta Nelson; niece, Nancy Malm; and many aunts and uncles.

Visitation for Kathryn Markunas will be held on Friday, Nov. 20, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Rockford, Ill., 1715 9th St. Rockford, IL 61104.

Memorial Service for Kathryn Markunas will be held on Friday, Nov. 20, at 11 a.m. at Calvary Lutheran Church in Rockford, Ill. The Rev. Dr. Chuck Olson will officiate. Inurnment will take place at Arlington Memorial Park in Rockford, Ill. Memorials may be given to Alzheimer’s Association, Southeast WI, 6130 West National Ave. Suite 200 Milwaukee, WI 53214.

Butzin-Marchant Funeral Home, Ripon, is assisting the family.


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